On Tuesday March 17th, we will be beginning our general election for Vice President. As per our by-laws, there is one vote per family. We are very fortunate to have strong candidates to take the reigns, and continue down the positive path the club is building. The bios of the candidates are below........
All of the voting will be done via email, by any club member in good standing. Voting will take place with the following procedure:
1. Every family is entitled to one (1) vote per family.
2. Voting begins now.....it is imperative that name/phone be included with any vote via email, in reference to vailidity purposes. (we will not count any anonymous votes)
3. ALL votes must be emailed and received by 3:00pm on Friday March 27th to
If there are questions prior to then, please email
Vice President (Posted in Random Order)
Candidate - Chas McGarvey
In May 2005, I was appointed the Chief Fire Officer/Fire Marshal of the Lower Merion Township Fire Department. As the Chief Fire Officer I am responsible to provide leadership and oversight of our seven volunteer fire companies and meet regularly with the Chiefs and Presidents to establish goals and objectives for the Fire Department. Prior to being promoted to the position of Chief Fire Officer/ Fire Marshal, I served as a Deputy Fire Marshal for the Township and was a former 25-year volunteer and Chief of the Bryn Mawr Fire Company. In 2009, I was the Townships representative to the Main Line Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Main Line (LML) program and in 2010 was named the Township’s “Outstanding Senior Manager”. Prior to becoming employed with Lower Merion Township, I served as Assistant Vice President of Operations/Director of Public Safety for Rosemont College. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran I served honorably at the U.S. Embassies in Warsaw, Poland and Helsinki, Finland.
In May of 2008, I graduated from Saint Joseph’s University and hold a Master of Science Degree in Public Safety. In May of 2001, I graduated from Rosemont College and hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management. In 2009, Lower Merion Township sponsored my participation in the prestigious Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy from which I graduated in July of 2013. In addition, I hold the Chief Fire Officer Designation (CFO) from the Commission on Professional Credentialing at the Center for Public Safety Excellence and the MIFireE designation from the Institution of Fire Engineers, United States of America Branch. I am also a 1978 graduate of Archbishop John Carroll High School.
I played hockey from Pee Wee up through Midgets for the Delmont and Blue Line Hockey Clubs. I have also been an Ice Hockey Official for the past 25 years and have refereed at many different levels. My family joined the Hawks program three years ago and we have two children that play, both my daughter and son played for me last year on the Pee Wee A team. I started coaching as an Assistant Coach in the Lower Merion Elementary program and came to the Hawks program three years ago as an Assistant Coach on the Squirt B team, two years ago as the Pee Wee B Head Coach, and this past season as the Head Coach of the Pee Wee A team.
If elected Vice President, I will continue to work with our current Board Officers as we make the Hawks hockey program the best in the Delaware Valley.
Candidate - John Gavin
-Married, 4 Children, 3 boys and 1 girl;
-Current Hawks Vice-President (2013-present);
-Former Hawks Vice-President (2003-2005);
-Hawks DVHL Representative (2011-2013);
-Former DVHL Representative for Hawks (2001-2005);
Johnryan '91, played for Hawks from 1999-2009 (Mite thru Midget
-Youngest son, Julian '05, current Hawks player
-President of Saint Bernadette of Lourdes CYO
-Board Member of Drexel Hill Little League (2000-Current).
Have extensive background in the "Hawks" policies & procedures as well as
DVHL's by-laws & procedures. Looking to grow the "Hawks" tradition as the
premier "volunteer" organization within the DVHL. Willing to do what it takes to
increase the competitiveness of the Hawks from the top down (Board) and bottom
up (on the Ice).
Thank you for the privilege of serving you now and in the