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It was a very competitive tryout at Mt. Hood Meadows on May 3-5, 2013. Congratulations to all those who tried out; you all demonstrated a very high level of expertise in many aspects of snowsports education. Your snowsports schools and your students will benefit from your efforts. Well done.
Returning team members selected at this tryout are Tyler Barnes, Jeremy Riss, Linda Cowan, and Scott Weimer. Re-joining the team, after a 2 year absence, is Dave Lucas, and a new addition is Michael Phillips. These top snow pros were selected during a 3-day tryout process which included both indoor presentations, on-snow skiing evaluations and peer-teaching sessions.
The above mentioned team members will be joining current team members, whose terms end in 2015, Garth McPhie, Terry McLeod McLeod, Brad Jacobson, John May and Kim Petram along with the coaching staff of Nick McDonald, Lane McLaughlin and Rick Lyons.
Congratulations to the 2014-2018 PSIA-NW Technical Team members.
By Jack Burns, PSIA-NW President
At our last meeting, the Board approved submission of Restated Articles of Incorporation to the membership for approval. It was anticipated that a vote on the restated articles would occur at the three (3) fall seminars. The proposed restated articles and notice of the meetings were published in the newsletter and posted on the website. At the Regional Directors meeting held in Seattle, several concerns were raised about the proposed changes. Rather than proceed with a vote at meetings at the end of a long day that might require extensive discussion in order to fully air the expressed concerns, it was decided to withdraw the proposal and address the concerns in the hope of avoiding significant controversy.
The current proposal reflects changes made to accommodate the issues raised at the director’s meeting and by others. The changes include:
None of these changes impact the original intent of making the Restated Articles of Incorporation more generic.
Listed below are the results of the elections for the upcoming 12-13 Board of Directors and Member School Region 2 and 3 seat(s). The PSIA-NW Board of Directors welcomes new members and incumbents for the next three years.
Many thanks to those who will not be returning or those who were not elected. Your time and dedication to the organization is very much appreciated by the members. Contested elections were for the Mt. Hood Region, the Bend Region and the Stevens Pass Region. The election results for all seats are listed below.
Donna Sanders – Elected
John May – Elected
Russ Peterson – Elected
Position 5 – John Winterscheid Unopposed
Position 6 Wayne Nagai Unopposed
Mark Schinman Unopposed
Rick Brown Unopposed
John Nelson Unopposed
Mike Davies Unopposed
Region 2 Rick Brown Unopposed
Region 3 Jodi Taggart Unopposed