Join the leadership of the Council – serving on the board of directors is a great way to get involved in club, council and Far West Ski Association activities.  The board is made up of members from different clubs in NWSCC—bringing a variety of style and experience to the Council.  All officer positions are open for one-year terms.  The following officers will be voted upon at the June 20, 2018 meeting:
President:  Head of the Council Executive Board; represents NWSCC at Far West Ski Association board meetings and at National Ski Council Federation meetings.

Vice President:  Assumes duties of the president when needed and handles other duties as assigned.

Treasurer: Responsibility for Council financials.  Experience with bookkeeping software and GAAP necessary.

Secretary: Records Council minutes and correspondence as needed; keeps corporate records.

At-Large Director (two positions):  Duties as assigned by the President.  [Other directors will be appointed by the elected Board to fill the slate.]
Time involved:  Quarterly Council meetings; a monthly board meeting; other duties as assigned or as you volunteer to work on.   
If interested, please contact Mary Olhausen at omary52@comcast.net for more information or to put your name on the ballot.  We need your input and support, and want YOU to consider serving on the Board!  


FWSA Annual Convention: The Far West Ski Association invites all snowsports enthusiasts to attend its 86th Annual Convention, to be held at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, June 7-10, 2018, in beautiful Reno, Nevada. The event will be hosted by the Bay Area Snow Sports Council and Sierra League and Council.

Delegate Registration Packets were sent out the end of February, so all ski clubs should have them by now. (If you do not, please contact your ski club council president immediately). Your four-day weekend will be busy with all that is planned, including discussions on programs in public affairs, skier safety, ski heritage, athletic scholarships, racing, communications, travel, council development, ski industry and community outreach.

The Silent Auction and Trade Show gives attendees the opportunity to bid on ski and travel packages which often go for a fraction of their value. This event is open to the public and there is no cost to attend, so we are hoping for a large turnout.

The rest of the weekend will be filled with Education Sessions and Public Affairs sessions on Saturday morning and afternoon, followed by the Awards Banquet on Saturday evening, recognizing outstanding club members and industry partners. Sunday winds up with Annual Meeting and Elections.

Additional information about all the programs to be conducted at the 86th Annual Far West Ski Association Convention and registration information is available HERE.

Election of FWSA Officers: Election of officers will occur at the FWSA Annual Meeting and Convention. Delegates will elect their President, Secretary, and Treasurer for one-year terms and two Trustee positions for two-year terms. In addition, the following functional Vice Presidents will be elected for two-year terms. The current nominees who have agreed to run are:

President – Gloria Raminha
Secretary – Sheri Parshall (incumbent)
Treasurer – Randy Lew (incumbent)
VP of Communications – no declared candidate
VP of International Travel – Debbie Stewart (incumbent)
VP of Marketing – Debbi Kor (incumbent)
VP of Membership – no declared candidate

If you are interested in being a candidate for any of the above positions, please contact Steve Coxen, Nominating Committee Chair, by email at sacoxen2000@gmail.com. Steve will not be a candidate for any FWSA officer or board position in 2018. For a copy of FWSA Qualifications for the positions of President, Treasurer, Trustee and VP of International Travel, please contact Steve Coxen, Nominating Committee Chair by email at sacoxen2000@gmail.com.

All candidates must be members in good standing of clubs affiliated with FWSA or a direct member of FWSA. Qualified nominees for any of the open positions will be accepted up to the date and time of the elections.

FWSA By-Laws, Job Descriptions and the Operations Manual are available on the FWSA website HERE.

For information or advice on running for any FWSA office contact any member of the FWSA Nominating Committee:
· Steve Coxen, Nominations Committee Chair – sacoxen2000@gmail.com
· Arleigh Meiners, Arizona Ski Council President – arleigh.meiners@cox.net
· Todd Hood, Succession Planning Committee Chair – todd@itsmailed.com