AWSA Eastern Region Mid Winter Meeting Schedule

Come One, Come ALL!

This meeting is open to all AWSA members. Come find out what’s new and let your voice be heard. We were able to secure our traditional location for the weekend of January 5th and 6th, 2019 at the Embassy Suites Valley Forge Hotel, 888 Chesterbrook Blvd, Wayne, PA 19087, (610) 647-6700. This date is consistent with past years. We’ll be sending out another message with all of the details.

Junior Development – Regionals Wrap-up and Nationals Update

Attention Eastern Region Juniors at Nationals – the juniors party at Nationals is on site at Mystic Lakes on Thursday, August 9th 6:30pm-9:30pm. Join us for some Wichita BBQ, inflatables, swimming and games. The Eastern Region is paying for the tickets for junior competitors from the East, but you need to sign up at the link below. You can also use this link to buy additional tickets at $10 for kids, $15 for adults. See you there.
https://www.awsasouthcentral.com/nationals-jd-party-and-awards

All Stars — The Eastern Region juniors is well represented by our All Star Team – ready to take on the All Stars from the rest of the country. Each year at the GOODE Water Ski National Championships, Junior All-Star teams representing their respective regions compete in a three-event overall tournament. Teams are made up of six skiers and one alternate. The All Star Team from the East was selected at Regionals and consists of: Brody Keller, Evan Robbins, Robert Powell, Sage Potbecker, Samantha Hill, Emma Davis, and Jake Abelson (alt)
http://www.usawaterski.org/Nationals/Nationals/News/2018juniorallstarsannounced.html

Junior Development Regionals Wrap-Up – Junior Development had a successful Regionals! Lots of juniors accepted the Super Beast Challenge and found ways to help out and volunteer at the tournament. We had 90 junior and parents attend the Juniors Party at The Castle Fun Center.

Awards were presented to the most improved skiers in each of the Juniors Divisions: Most Improved Slalom Awards went to: B1 – Aaron Bartlett, B2 – Jack Decker, B3 – Tristan Richardsoon, G1 – Tia Byrne, G2 – Ava Cole, G3 – Kelly Hill. Most Improved Tricks Awards went to: B1 – Freddy Davis, B2 – Jake Ableson, B3 – Rocco Cirilli, G1 – Alexia Ableson, G2 – Samantha Hill, G3 – Kelly Hill. Most Improved Jump Awards went to: B2 Aaron Bartlett, B3 – Evan Robbins, G2 Emma Davis, G3 Sage Pottbecker. Most Improved Overall went to: B1 – Ricky Davis, B2 – Robert Powell, B3 Blake Keller, G1 – Audrey Ableson, G2 Samantha Hill, G3 Whitney Shellhamer.

Fundraising efforts brought in just over $1,700 to support our Junior Development activities. Thank you buying silent auction items and raffle tickets. The winner of the free entry to the 2019 Regionals was Susan Maximuk!

A big thank you to our Junior Development sponsors for 2018: Goode Skis, Kaleidoscope Imprints, Twin Lakes Water Ski Park, Coble Water Ski and Wakeboard Camp, Coble Boat & Ski by MasterCraft, and Peace, Love and Water Skiing.

DRAFT 2018 Regional Championship Running Orders DRAFT

Updated trick running orders.  Slalom and Jump remain the same.

Last posting.

Updates will occur on site on the wall of the HQ building (you’ll see it).

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DRAFT 2018 Eastern Regional Championships Running Order DRAFT

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Running Order links are below based on todays (7/23) registration.  See the event running order (previously posted – see top of AWSAeast.org website) for reference as to when events are occurring.

Any questions, please contact Tonya at multitasking @ comcast . net.

 

Junior Development at Regionals!

We have a great evening of fun planned for our juniors this Thursday evening from 6pm – 9pm at The Castle Fun Center – take a look at the website at http://thecastlefuncenter.com/.

All juniors are invited for fun, activities, pizza and ice cream. Parents are welcome to join in for the pizza and ice cream. Please RSVP for the party at this link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054cabaa29a5fa7-juniors1

Parents who want to purchase activity passes for themselves can do so for a discounted price of $17.99 (payment can be made onsite at Regionals at the Junior Development Tent).

Stop by the Junior Development Tent at Regionals on Wednesday afternoon during registration, and all day Thursday. The tent will be between the two lakes, and close to both start docks. Juniors can check in to pick up their t-shirt and get their picture taken for the guidebook. Special thanks go out to this year’s Junior Development Sponsors – Goode Skis, Kaleidoscope Imprints, Twin Lake Ski Club, Coble Ski Club, Coble ProStar by MasterCraft, and Peace Love & Waterskiing!

This year we are encouraging juniors to help out with volunteer tasks at Regionals with the Super Beast Challenge. Check it out at the Junior Development Table!

Parents and others can check out the FUNdraising activities including a raffle, equipment exchange, and a selection of water ski and East is Beast themed merchandise – all to benefit Junior Development.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Do you have t-shirts left over from your tournaments or events? Donate them to the Junior Development t-shirt sale. Event t-shirts are always some of our most popular items.

Donate you old water ski gear to the Junior Development Equipment Exchange Bin. Here is how it works: Bring your old wetsuits, bindings, gloves, handles, skis … drop it off at the used equipment exchange bin – look for the big blue bucket … and let’s do an equipment sale! You donate the equipment, others snag the equipment and put $$ in the jar. – all proceeds go to Jr Dev!!!!

Any questions or to volunteer to help out, contact TG Powell by email or at 703 395 7499, or stop by the juniors tent at Regionals.

Membership Meeting and Banquet 7/27

Please join us at the 2018 Eastern Region General Member meeting on Friday 7/27. The meeting and banquet will be held under the tent on the island at Twin Lakes Water Ski Park in Monroe, NY.

Agenda
Call to order scheduled for 5:00 pm
1)  Roll call of council, confirm we have a quorum (assign parliamentarian) – Jim Powell (5 min)

2)  Agenda review and Opening remarks from EVP  (5 min) Continue reading

2018 Pre Regionals Running Order and Officials Assignments

The running order and official assignments are now available for the 2018 Pre Regional Tune Up being held on July 7 and July 8 at Twin Lakes.  Total pulls for the weekend: 231.

The running orders below include the officials assignments.  The first officials Saturday morning are:  T. Maurer, J. Paulovich, J. Autore, B. Cooper, S. Behner, C. Maurer.

EVENT ORDER (lakes running concurrently):  18E048_Event Order To Post

SATURDAY SLALOM (starts at 8am):  18E048_SATURDAY SLALOM

SATURDAY JUMP (starts mid-morning): 18E048_SATURDAY JUMP

SUNDAY SLALOM (starts at 8am):  18E048_SUNDAY SLALOM

SUNDAY TRICK (starts at 9am): 18E048_SUNDAY TRICK

Contact John Paulovich or Tonya Maurer with any questions.

Regionals 2018, July 26-28, Twin Lakes

Skier Registration

Online at USA WaterSki & WakeSports Event & Registration
Athlete Bio Sheet (also available within skier registration process)
Qualifications can be found on page 15 (labeled 41) of Guidebook PDF, or on page 47 of actual guidebook.

Purchase Banquet Tickets (also can be purchased while registering to ski)
Skier Site Familiarization in advance of Regionals has been closed. Sign up on site. Note: Wednesday slalom practice is completely full but some slots are available Tuesday and (weather permitting) after each day’s events Thursday and Friday.
RUNNING ORDER: Event Order (see post below for running orders)
VOLUNTEER: Sign Up

Twin Lakes

See Twin Lakes website for additional info.
Twin Lakes Site Map

Sponsorship Opportunities

Media Kit
Sponsor Reservation/Payment

All posts related to the Regionals can be found by clicking Regionals in the left sidebar under Post Categories.

Meeting Minutes for AWSA East Mid-Winter January 2018

Thank you to the 36 members that attended this years mid-winter meeting. We’ve set the foundation for another excellent year of water skiing fun.
Grab a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy some light reading.

AWSA_EastRegion_WinterMtg_1_2018 Minutes

Eastern Region Rules Committee Report 2018

2018 Eastern Region Tournament Schedule 012018