AWSA Eastern Region Winter Meeting – 1/11/2020

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Winter Lake

We have a lot of exciting things in store for Eastern Region water skiing in 2020!
Please join us at the winter meeting. Open to all members of USA Water Ski and Wake Sports. From news about this years’ Regional Tournament to new developments in a ski school in the southern part of the region. What Ideas do you have to share? We’ll craft regional recommendations to take to the national organization.

The meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Valley Forge, PA.
888 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Wayne, Pennsylvania, 19087
610-647-6700
The meeting will come to order promptly on 1/11 at 9:00 am.

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Nominations for Eastern Region National Director

We currently have an opening for Eastern Region National Director.  This is an amazing opportunity to have a voice in the direction of water skiing on a National level.  We will be voting in a new National Director at the 1/11 winter meeting.

Please enter your nomination here.

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Eastern Regional Guide Survey

The 2019 Eastern Region Guide is available as a PDF HERE
Up to date tournament information both past and future are available HERE

Please share your input regarding the Regional Guidebook.

Please share your opinion.




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Sunday 1/12 Post Meeting Activities

We’d like to bring back the Sunday Morning Activities to our Eastern Region Meeting Weekend.  Join us after the annual winter meeting for some fellowship and dinner.  Then, stick around for Sunday clinics or brainstorming session.

Please fill in the form below if you are interested.
We already have enough interest to hold “The Best Trick Clinic Ever”

In addition we’d be willing to set up a Drivers Maintenance clinic or Safety clinic.  This will only happen if enough people express an interest.
The drivers clinic would be maintenance only for already rated drivers as that will not require an on water portion.
Using the new Safety Clinic format, much of the material is covered in pre-clinic work done by the participant.  So, we should be able to complete both class and in pool.

PLEASE FILL IN THE FORM BELOW NO LATER THAN 12/11
so that we can make necessary arrangements

Would you attend any of the following?





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Officials Nomination for 2020 Regional and National Tournaments

Here’s a current rundown of those with nominations in for 2020 Regionals and Nationals

Tournament Position Name
Nationals Announcer Jim Powell
Nationals Driver Marie Fields
Nationals Driver Ralph Hall
Nationals Judge Cooper Bill
Nationals Judge David Knight
Nationals Judge Ralph Hall
Nationals Safety Karen Melnik
Regionals Announcer Jim Powell
Regionals Driver Brett C Brandau
Regionals Driver Cole Maurer
Regionals Driver Dan Warner
Regionals Driver Jonathan Thacher
Regionals Driver Marie Fields
Regionals Driver Ralph Hall
Regionals Judge BILL BAKER
Regionals Judge Cooper Bill
Regionals Judge David Knight
Regionals Judge Jonathan Thacher
Regionals Judge Michael Shelhamer
Regionals Judge Ralph Hall
Regionals Safety Karen Melnik
Regionals Scorer Nick Leuthauser

Please Submit Your Nomination for 2020 Regionals or Nationals Officials.

RegionalsNationals

Applying For:
JudgeDriverScorerAnnouncerSafety

By initialing below I certify that:
1. I currently hold the rating necessary to qualify for the position applied for.
2. I will serve if elected, unless prevented by extenuating or emergency circumstances.


Thank you for volunteering! We appreciate your dedication.

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The People Behind the Awards

When I started as EVP for the AWSA Eastern Region, I knew I had a lot to learn. We’re involved in a sport with a rich history and some quite amazing people from right here in the Eastern Region. I asked Jon Thacher to help me understand some of that history and to know the stories behind the people and awards that we hand out each year. Here are a few…

James G. Sylvester Story

Tiny Richards Story

Tommy Kelly, Jr. Story

Check out the “Awards” page to see the recent winners of these awards!

 

Celebrating the Life of Emmy Healy

Each one of us is on a journey.  We travel from day to day in work, in play, in life.  We are fortunate to have others with whom we can share in our journey.  Through our love of a sport, we are blessed with an opportunity to meet people that we otherwise may never know.  We find ourselves inspired by the accomplishments of others, knowing that what they’ve done is not easy.

Emmy Healy was one of those who inspired many in the water ski community.  She is remembered as a very humble, kind person, and of course a great skier. It is a Blessing knowing she is no longer in pain and may she Rest In Peace. Prayers for Emmy and her family. Our deepest sympathies to those who were close to her.

Records held by Emmy include:

W4 Trick – Emmy Healy 3520 pts East Regionals – Avon 8/1/1996
W5 Trick – Emmy Healy 3560 pts MC Eastern Regionals “R” – Dave’s Pond 8/5/2002
W6 Trick – Emmy Healy 3560 pts Eastern Regionals “R” – Avon 8/0/2003

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Paul Allebach 1940 – 2019

Paul Allebach passed away September 19 at his home in Harleysvile, PA, following an extended illness.  He is survived by his wife Sarah, sisters Alice Kolb and Esther Kauffman, brothers Jim and Abe, nieces Nancy Swartout and Kathy Becker, and many other nieces and nephews.

Paul was a member of AWSA for almost 60 years, participating in many local, regional and national tournaments as both a trick skier and a senior driver. He was a member of the Diamond State Water Ski Team, served as chief driver of Nationals and drove several Pan-Am tournaments.  Paul was a member of the AWSA board of directors and chairman of the towboat committee for a number of years.

He also enjoyed many snow skiing trips, visiting new resorts whenever possible.  He followed Philadelphia sports teams and NASCAR.

Read the full obituary at WilliamsBergeyKoffel.com.

Running Order for Avon Last Chance Fall Classic 2019

20E036 – Avon’s Last Chance Fall Classic 2019 tournament is tomorrow. Start time is 9am.  We are up to 20 slalom skiers and will have 2 groups.

Officials for round 1/first group is below (assignments for the rest of the day will happen on site):

  • Driver Matt Byrne
  • Boat Judge Cole Maurer
  • Tower Judge Hutch Haines
  • Tower Judge Scott Pottbecker
  • Scoring Tonya Maurer
  • Dock – Whoever is available! 🙂

Slalom Running order: 20E036_SlalomRunningOrder