Greetings Eastern Region! Click on the link below to see the tournaments that are already sanctioned for 2023.
Seeking new header images
It’s been several years since any new images have been added to the website. If anyone has any they’d like to have highlighted, please email to webmaster. They must be at least 1200 pixels wide and should be croppable to the shape of the header images, three times as wide as tall, losing the top and bottom. It would be nice to get some of Timberlake and Avon Regionals and our new young stars.
In case you are not aware, although pictures are mostly randomly displayed, they can also be assigned to a page, so I will choose the best ones submitted for the header of each of the records pages that I just updated.
Please don’t overwhelm me. Send me your best.
P&Ps updated to include Jr. Travel Reimbursement Policy
The recently approved Junior Travel Reimbursement Policy can be found in the Policy & Procedures at the below link:
Council Approves Junior Travel Reimbursement Policy
On January 25, 2023, following a Special Meeting (online), the Eastern Region Council approved two motions: (1) to amend the Eastern Region Policy & Procedures to include 7.3.6 Junior Skiers Reimbursement Policy; and (2) to accept Michael Shelhamer as an appointed judge to the 2023 Eastern Regionals. Pursuant to the reimbursement policy, a member of the International Activities Committee will be contacting the junior skiers who participated in recent international ski tournaments. The approved policy and pertinent discussions can be found on the below links.
email conversation between council members
more email conversation between council members
2023 Winter Meeting Minutes
The 2023 Winter Meeting minutes are now available online under the Governance tab, or by clicking the below link:
2023 Eastern Regionals and More!
I’m happy to announce that the 2023 Eastern Regionals will be held at The Pond at Avon (CT) from July 26-29. The appointed officials are (Chief Judge) David Knight, appointed judges: Ralph Hall, Evan Robbins, Chip Jones, George Vosburgh, Bill Cirilli; (Chief Driver) Matt Byrne, appointed drivers: Doug Robbins, Dan Warner, Cole Maurer; (Chief Scorer) Dave Allen, appointed scorers: Tonya Maurer, Becky Bartlett; (Chief Safety) Leda Carpenter, (Assistant Chief Safety) John Wilkins; (Aspiring Official) Scott Bellefeuille.
The Eastern Region’s appointed officials for the 2023 Nationals are (currently): Ralph Hall, David Knight, Bill Cooper* (if no additional ER judges volunteer), Doug Robbins, Becky Bartlett, Dave Allen. TG Powell was selected by the AWSA President to be Chief Scorer at Nationals!
I’m also excited to announce that the 2024 Eastern Regionals will be held at Timberlake (VA), and the 2025 Eastern Regionals will be held at The Pond at Avon. On behalf of the Eastern Region, I’d like to express thanks and appreciation to the Old Farms Skiers and Timberlake.
Winter Meeting materials and Zoom link
The Winter Meeting will begin at 9a.m. on Saturday, January 7. The Zoom link and call-in information is provided below. The meeting agenda and AWSA Board package are attached.
**Please consider being an appointed official at Regionals and/or Nationals. Notify me of your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Eastern Region 2023 Winter Meeting & Call for Officials for Reg/Nat’l
The 2023 Winter Meeting will be held virtually on January 7, 2023, starting at 9a.m. If you have any agenda items, please email them to email@example.com
A later notification with the link to the meeting will be sent.
Please email me at the address above if you are interested in being an official at Regionals (July 26-29) or Nationals at West Palm (Aug. 9-12)
AWSA IAC Seeks Officials for 2023 Events
Please see below, spread the word, and act quickly if you are interested in volunteering for any of these events:
On or after Dec. 15, 2022, the AWSA International Activities Committee (IAC) will nominate officials for the 2023 international events listed below. To be considered for any of these events, you MUST COMPLETE AND RETURN THE APPLICATION FORM USING THE LINK BELOW (EMAIL IS PREFERRED) NOT LATER THAN NOV. 3, 2022. The IAC will make its recommended nominations to the AWSA Board, who will finalize the nominations. All persons having responded to this notice will be informed of the Board’s final nominations. Note that for those events listed below as “TBD,” we will resolicit interest once the dates and/or locations have been announced.
2023 World Open Championships – TBD
2023 35 Pan Am Championships – TBD
2023 Junior U.S. Open – Maize, Kansas (June 17-18, 2023)
2023 World U25 Championships – Chapala, Mexico (June 19-25, 2023)
2023 Pan Am Games – Santiago, Chile (October 20-November 5, 2023)
Please email forms or the necessary information to Jeff Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) not later than Nov. 3, 2022. Receipt of all email responses will be acknowledged.
Updated 2022 Policy & Procedures/Winter Meeting Reminder
Greetings Eastern Region! This message is to let you know that the updated version of the Policy & Procedures is now available online under Governance and can be reached directly by clicking the below link. The two notable changes, which are highlighted in yellow, are that only one representative from each qualifying State may sit on the Council, and the Tiny Richards award was retired as of the 2022 Summer Meeting.
This message is also a reminder that the 2023 Winter Meeting will be held on Saturday, January 7th in Valley Forge, PA. More details will follow, including the possibility of Clinic(s) on Sunday, January 8th.