This year's meeting, in addition to the usual reports, includes the election of up to 15 members to the board for a two-year term. That new board will then elect the executive for the next two years. Several members of the current board are not intending to return, so we are looking for "new blood".
Here is your chance to get more involved in the life and future of your club. If you want to know more about the role of a board member, you can call our outgoing president and chair of the nominating committee, Brenda Holbein, at 705-497-5971. The deadline for getting completed Nominations for Board Members to Brenda is March 31st, 2014. You may download a copy of the nomination form.
Some of you may be aware that recently one of our members had a fall on the trails and suffered a break. This should be a reminder to us all to be conscious of the inherent risks in skiing.
We have prepared an emergency protocol that you should read carefully. As always, if you feel uncomfortable with trail conditions or your own skill level, please remove your skis and walk beside the trails. We are planning to post additional safety tips shortly.
Please remember that as a Club member or day pass skier you agree to
"I understand that there are inherent risks involved in cross country skiing. I agree to ski at a level appropriate to my skills to ensure my safety and the safety of other skiers. I accept full responsibility for my safety and release Wasi Cross Country Ski Club, its members, agents, or any person connected with the club from all liability for any injuries or damages whatsoever arising from my participation at the club."
At the April 2014 annual general meeting, we will be electing a new board and choosing a new executive. We are looking for "new blood". If you may be interested, please talk to one of our current board members.
|Bryan Boothe||Lily Boucher||Jennifer Brown||Joan Clark|
|Marlene Gillis||Bob Graham||Steve Hart||Brenda Holbein|
|Emerson Hunt||Paul Revenboer||John Roberts||Brad Halonen|
Our logo is on file at Mark's Work Wearhouse (North Bay). They can make and sew the logo onto any fabric item that you wish for 12 bucks. Just go into the embroidery division and tell them you belong the Wasi Ski Club.
On the weekend, during the ski season, volunteers act as hosts at our chalet. Duties include greeting members and visitors, answering questions about the trails and conditions, helping with sign-ins and checking that guests have purchased a day use pass. We will be scheduling the 3-hour weekend shifts shortly. Check out the hosting schedule page.
Outgoing 2000/2012 Board
We were again successful in obtaining a Trillium Foundation grant in the amount of $46,800 to support the life of your club. Our grant has allowed us to upgrade the equipment, expand the parking area, do some serious trail work (culverts, ditching, bridges), and twin a portion of the 4 km trail.