Association of American Hockey League Booster Clubs

About the AAHLBC

Welcome to the home of the Association of American Hockey League Booster Clubs!!!

Every year in September, the Association of American Hockey League Booster Clubs holds a convention where member booster clubs support each other by sharing information on successes throughout the past season and looking forward to the new season ahead.

The Association held its first convention back in 1965 in Bedford, Pennsylvania.

Hosted by a current AHL city (or former city) each year, the convention has ballooned in attendance with over 225 in attendance at the 50th convention held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2014.

This convention has become known as “The Family Reunion”.

Convention is always the weekend after Labor Day.

On Friday, the day is filled with activity. Side trips are planned to explore the local area, an executive meeting, a buffet dinner in the evening, followed by a costume party (within the selected theme), dancing and socializing in the hospitality room. On Saturday, a breakfast buffet is enjoyed by all, booster club sale tables, a general membership meeting, more side trips, a sit-down meal, and socializing in the hospitality room. Before heading home on Sunday, participants are treated to another breakfast buffet.

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Mission Statement

The purpose of this organization will be:
   a. To promote better understanding between Booster Clubs and the AHL Organizations.
   b. To Compare and attempt to alleviate problems confronting each individual Booster Club.
   c. To act as a social organizationfor Booster Club members.

 

AAHLBC By-Laws

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AAHLBC Club Directory

Click here for our Club Directory.

 

AAHLBC Meeting Minutes

2015 AAHLBC Executive Board Minutes
2015 AAHLBC General Meeting Minutes
2014 AAHLBC Executive Board Minutes
2014 AAHLBC General Meeting Minutes

 

Past Conventions

YEARHOSTVENUEBOARD
2015AlbanyDesmond Hotel & Conf. Center
Albany, NY
Chair: Chip Hanucsik
President: Terri Lewis
Vice President: Bill Walch
Treasurer: Chris O'Shea
Secretary: Cindy Haluszczak
2014Phil FB/PittDoubletree Suites Downtown
Pittsburgh, PA
Chair: Chip Hanucsik
President: Terri Lewis
Vice President: Bill Walch
Treasurer: Chris O'Shea
Secretary: Cindy Haluszczak
2013RochesterDoubletree Hotel
Rochester, NY
Chair: Melinda Harty
President: Terri Lewis
Vice President: Bill Walch
Treasurer: Chris O'Shea
Secretary: Cindy Haluszczak
2012ClevelandCrowne Plaza Hotel
Independence, OH
Chair: Melinda Harty
President: Terri Lewis
Vice President: Bill Walch
Treasurer: Chris O'Shea
Secretary: Cindy Haluszczak
2011HersheySheraton Hershey Hotel
Harrisburg, PA
Chair: Melinda Harty
President: Howie Lewis
Vice President: Jeff Krupel
Treasurer: Chris O'Shea
Secretary: Cindy Haluszczak
2010BinghamtonHoliday Inn Arena
Binghamton, NY
Chair: Melinda Harty
President: Howie Lewis
Vice President: Jeff Krupel
Treasurer: Chris O'Shea
Secretary: Cindy Haluszczak
2009BaltimoreMarriott Hunt Valley
Hunt Valley, PA
Chair: Chip Hanucsik
President: Howie Lewis
Vice President: Jeff Krupel
Treasurer: Chris O'Shea
Secretary: Melinda Harty
2008W-B/ScrantonHilton Hotel & Conference Center
Scranton, PA
Chair: Chip Hanuscik
President: Howie Lewis
Vice President: Jeff Krupel
Treasurer: Chris O'Shea
Secretary: Melinda Harty
2007LowellRadisson Hotel & Suites
Chelmsford, MA
Chair: Chip Hanuscik
President: (8)
Vice President: Howie Lewis
Treasurer: Chris O'Shea
Secretary: Melinda Harty
2006Phil. PhantomsSheraton - Society Hill
Philadelphia, PA
Chair: Chip Hanuscik
President: Jim Pertuso
Vice President: Howie Lewis
Treasurer: Chris O'Shea
Secretary: Melinda Harty
2005HamiltonRamada Inn
Hamilton, ON
Chair: Chip Hanuscik
President: Kathy Acaro
Vice President: Jim Pertuso
Treasurer: (7)
Secretary: Howie Lewis
2004WorcesterCrowne Plaza
Worcester, MA
Chair: Dennis Leger
President: Kathy Acaro
Vice President: Jim Pertuso
Treasurer: June Palacek
Secretary: Howie Lewis
2003SyracuseWyndham Hotel
Syracuse, NY
Chair: Chip Hanuscik
President: Kathy Acaro
Vice President: Jim Pertuso
Treasurer: Tom Mara
Secretary: Dennis Leger
2002Saint JohnDelta Brunswick Hotel
Saint John, NB
Chair: Chip Hanuscik
President: Kathy Acaro
Vice President: Jim Pertuso
Treasurer: Tom Mara
Secretary: Dennis Leger
2001ProvidenceCrowne Plaza Hotel
Warwick, RI
Chair: Ray Ruggeri
President: (6)
Vice President: Kathy Acaro
Treasurer: Jim Pertuso
Secretary: Melinda Harty
2000AlbanyMarriott Hotel
Albany, NY
Chair: Ray Ruggeri
President: Rick Hanson
Vice President: Kathy Acaro
Treasurer: Jim Pertuso
Secretary: Melinda Harty
1999SpringfieldSheraton Monarch Place
Springfield, MA
Chair: Ray Ruggeri
President: Rick Hanson
Vice President: Kathy Acaro
Treasurer: Jim Pertuso
Secretary: Melinda Harty
1998RochesterCrowne Plaza
Rochester, NY
Chair: Ray Ruggeri
President: Rick Hanson
Vice President: Kathy Acaro
Treasurer: Jim Pertuso
Secretary: Melinda Harty
1997PittsburghGreentree Marriot
Pittsburgh, PA
Chair: Ray Ruggeri
President: Joan Schott (5)
Vice President: Rich Shaw
Treasurer: Carol Hartel
Secretary: Nyla Wheeler
1996Phil. FirebirdsHoliday Inn Historic District
Philadelphia, PA
Chair: Ray Ruggeri
President: Joan Schott
Vice President: Rich Shaw
Treasurer: Carol Hartel
Secretary: Nyla Wheeler
1995Nova ScotiaDigby Pines Resort
Digby, NS
Chair: Rich Shaw
President: Al Lawrence
Vice President: Joan Schott
Treasurer: Carol Hartel
Secretary: Dee Steeves
1994New HavenMystic Hilton
Mystic, CT
Chair: Rich Shaw
President: Al Lawrence
Vice President: Joan Schott
Treasurer: Carol Hartel
Secretary: Dee Steeves
1993MonctonCrystal Palace
Moncton, NB
Chair: Rich Shaw
President: Al Lawrence
Vice President: Joan Schott
Treasurer: Joyce Palmer
Secretary: Dee Steeves
1992MaineRed Jacket Inn
North Conway, NH
Chair: Rich Shaw
President: Al Lawrence
Vice President: Joan Schott
Treasurer: Joyce Palmer
Secretary: Dee Steeves
1991HersheyHershey Lodge
Hershey, PA
Chair: Al Lawrence
President: Fred Quackenbush
Vice President: Jack Schott
Treasurer: Joyce Palmer
Secretary: Cindy Haluszczak
1990FredrictonThe Algonquin
St. Andrews, NB
Chair: Al Lawrence
President: Fred Quackenbush
Vice President: Jack Schott
Treasurer: Joyce Palmer
Secretary: Cindy Haluszczak
1989ClevelandSaw Mill Creek Resort
Port Huron, OH
Chair: Al Lawrence
President: Earl Hopkins
Vice President: Jack Schott
Treasurer: Lucy Nanos
Secretary: Cindy Haluszczak
1988BinghamtonStevensville Country Club
Swan Lake, NY
Chair: Al Lawrence
President: Earl Hopkins
Vice President: Jack Schott
Treasurer: Lucy Nanos
Secretary: Cindy Haluszczak
1987BaltimoreHoliday Inn
Baltimore, MD
Chair: Jerry Rodgers
President: Charlie Mullenger (3)
Vice President: Earl Hopkins
Treasurer: Lucy Nanos
Secretary: Ruth Keswick (4)
1986AdirondackGeorgian Lakeside Resort
Lake George, NY
Chair: Jerry Rodgers
President: Charlie Mullenger
Vice President: Earl Hopkins
Treasurer: Lucy Nanos
Secretary: Ruth Keswick
1985NoneThe Algonquin
St. Andrews, NB
Chair: Diane Bore
President: Jack Bauman
Vice President: Charlie Mullenger
Treasurer: Virginia Paddock
Secretary: Sue Harvey
1984NoneProvincetown Inn
Provincetown, MA
Chair: Diane Bore
President: Jack Bauman
Vice President: Charlie Mullenger
Treasurer: Virginia Paddock
Secretary: Sue Harvey
1983NoneRed Jacket Inn
North Conway, NH
Chair: Diane Bore
President: Jerry Rodgers
Vice President: Jack Bauman
Treasurer: Virginia Paddock
Secretary: Catherine Nevitt
1982NoneLake Moray Inn
Fairlee, VT
Chair: Diane Bore
President: Jerry Rodgers
Vice President: Jack Bauman
Treasurer: Virginia Paddock
Secretary: Catherine Nevitt
1981NoneHost Town Inn
Lancaster, PA
Chair: Joe Tighe
President: Jack Bauman
Vice President: Jerry Rodgers
Treasurer: Doug Archibald (2)
Secretary: Virginia Paddock
1980NoneFernwood Resort Club
Bushkill, PA
Chair: Joe Tighe
President: Jack Bauman
Vice President: Jerry Rodgers
Treasurer: Doug Archibald
Secretary: Virginia Paddock
1979NoneTofttrees Country Club
State College, PA
Chair: Joe Tighe
President: Jack Bauman
Vice President: Jerry Rodgers
Treasurer: Doug Archibald
Secretary: Virginia Paddock
1978NoneSplit Rock Lodge
Lake Harmony, PA
Chair: Joe Tighe
President: Jack Bauman
Vice President: Jerry Rodgers
Treasurer: Doug Archibald
Secretary: Virginia Paddock
1977NoneAqua Marine Lodge
Avon Lake, OH
Chair: Sandy Wymers
President: Joe Tighe
Vice President: Jerry Rodgers
Treasurer: Doug Archibald
Secretary: Kathy Rafferty
1976NoneWhite Face Inn
Lake Placid, NY
Chair: Sandy Wymers
President: Joe Tighe
Vice President: Jerry Rodgers
Treasurer: Doug Archibald
Secretary: Kathy Rafferty
1975NoneFW's Shawnee Inn
Shawnee, PA
Chair: Sandy Wymers
President: Joe Tighe
Vice President: Jerry Rodgers
Treasurer: Doug Archibald
Secretary: Kathy Rafferty
1974NoneBedford Springs
Bedford, PA
Chair: Sandy Wymers
President: Joe Tighe
Vice President: Jerry Rodgers
Treasurer: Doug Archibald
Secretary: Kathy Rafferty
1973NoneTamiment Resort
Mt. Pocono, PA
Chair: Sandy Wymers
President: Don Carey
Vice President: Tony LaCapra
Treasurer: Al Walter
Secretary: Kathy Rafferty
1972NoneJug End Barn
South. Egrement, MA
Chair: Sandy Wymers
President: Don Carey
Vice President: Tony LaCapra
Treasurer: Al Walter
Secretary: Kathy Rafferty
1971NonePine Tree Point Club
Alexandria Bay, NY
Chair: Sandy Wymers
President: Doug Archibald
Vice President: Tony LaCapra
Treasurer: Al Walter
Secretary: Lucretia Hart (1)
1970NoneSeneca Lodge
Watkins Glen, NY
Chair: Sandy Wymers
President: Doug Archibald
Vice President: Tony LaCapra
Treasurer: Al Walter
Secretary: Lucretia Hart
1969NoneEdgewater Acres
Alexandria, PA
Chair: Sandy Wymers
President: Jack Bauman
Vice President: Doug Archibald
Treasurer: Al Walter
Secretary: May Spence
1968NoneCountry Surrey Inn
Gouldsboro, PA
Chair: Sandy Wymers
President: Jack Bauman
Vice President: Doug Archibald
Treasurer: Al Walter
Secretary: May Spence
1967NoneOtesaga Hotel
Cooperstown, NY
Chair: Sandy Wymers
President: Jack Bauman
Vice President: Doug Archibald
Treasurer: Al Walter
Secretary: May Spence
1966NoneOtesaga Hotel
Cooperstown, NY
Chair: Sandy Wymers
President: Jack Bauman
Vice President: Doug Archibald
Treasurer: Al Walter
Secretary: May Spence
1965NoneBedford Springs
Bedford, PA
Chair: Tony LaCapra
Vern Boyer
Doug Archibald

President:
Vice President:
Treasurer:
Secretary:

(1) Lucretia resigned and Kathy Rafferty was appointed Secretary
(2) Doug passed away in June
(3) Charlie was not present at this Convention
(4) Ruth Keswick was not present at this Convention. Cindy Haluszczak was appointed Secretary
(5) Joan was not present at this Convention
(6) Rick Hanson was not present at this Convention
(7) June was removed as Treasurer
(8) Jim Pertuso resigned as President

September 8-10, 2017: 53nd AAHLBC Convention

AAHLBC Convention

The 53rd Annual Convention will be held in Bridgeport, CT.

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