Very sad news: Stuart Abelson’s wife Betsy died in a snowmobile accident Saturday. The family is requesting privacy. More information when available.
Longtime member Gene Davis has passed away after a brief illness. Our love, thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Sharon, and daughters Kristen and Shannon and all of the family. Gene was a jumper in local, regional and national competitions’ and always gave us a thrill. He was a senior Judge and was a very sought-after technical controller for record tournaments including the Masters, Nationals and World Championships. He was Chair of the AWSA Technical Committee for many years, past AWSA president, and was instrumental in bringing the technical standards up their current standards and has taught many the tricks of the trade.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to a great meeting on January 5th.
Please find the meeting minutes here… EastRegion_WinterMtg_MINUTES 1_2019
This meeting is open to all AWSA members. Come find out what’s new in the Eastern Region and let your voice be heard.
The meeting is scheduled to start at 9am and will end by 5pm.
Lunch will be provided, but we need a head count so please RSVP… Continue reading
Hey Officials, Let’s Have Some Fun at Regionals and Nationals!
Here is our current list of nominations (12/23/18). If your name should be on this list, please click “Continue reading” below to complete a nomination form…
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We have scheduled Eastern Region Junior Development Week at Coble Ski School in Lillington, NC. Join other Eastern Region Juniors at Coble Water Ski Camp June 23 – 27, 2019. Make your reservations and pay directly with Coble Ski School at cobleskischool.com. Just please let us know you are coming. Spaces are limited, and prices go up after the end of December. If you are interested, contact Becky Bartlett at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 8th if possible.
With great sadness and grief, the family of Lee Mershon announced his sudden passing in West Palm Beach, Florida on November 8, 2018. The obituary may be viewed here.
Roger Hammel passed along: Lee and another former Eastern Region skier were working on skis when lee was stricken with a heart attack. He had been skiing and driving with others a couple of hours prior. Lee was participating in our sport that he loved quite literally right up to the last moments of his life.
Lee was an avid water skier and won many state, regional, and national championships. He was a senior three event and Pan-Am judge at waterskiing events and was chief boat driver and chief judge at Nationals. He was a test driver and helped design and approve the ski boat “Ski Centurion” for tournament use. He served on the American Water Ski Association rules committee for many years. He was the first recipient of the Gertha Hancock Award. Lee found a great deal of pleasure in sky diving, scuba diving, and flying his own airplane.
Please keep his wife Bonnie in your thoughts.
A memorial service will be held Friday November 16th 2pm at Williamsburg United Methodist Church 500 Jamestown Road ,Williamsburg, VA 23185, (757) 229-1771.
There is also a memorial service for Lee in Wellington, Florida. It will be held at St. David’s In The Pines Episcopal Church, Forest Hill and Wellington Trace, at 2 pm on November 27, 2018.
Congratulations to our talented skiers from the East.
Representing Team USA in San Bernardo, Chile will be:
Under 14 Team member: Emma Davis from Milford, VA
Under 17 Team member: Blake Keller from Avon, Conn.
Under 21 Team member: Quinn Haines from Avon, Conn.
Over 45 Team member: Hutch Haines from Avon, Conn.
UPDATE: The Radar Vapor Pro Build is sold
As a result of their generosity, you can now get a great deal on a Radar Vapor Pro Build or D3 slalom ski of your choice while also supporting the Eastern Regionals.
Any size, any color. You choose and the ski will ship directly from the factory.
To view the special pricing, click here for the Radar (link removed, ski sold) or here for the D3.
Anyone with any questions is encouraged to contact:
Regionals sponsorship coordinator: Justin Campfield (justin[at]thinksparkmedia.com)
Regionals co-directors: John Paulovich (johnpaulovich1[at]aol.com) and Scott Behner (scottbehner[at]gmail.com).
Many thanks to Radar and D3 for their generous support of the 2018 Eastern Regionals.