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 easternevp@gmail.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)
Application Form
https://www.teamusa.org/-/media/USA_Waterski/Disciplines/3-Event-Water-Skiing/2023OfficialsInterestLetter.pdf?la=en&hash=046230ED055B32FAFCCAF21F4A9D357FAE35A9CC

Please email forms or the necessary information to Jeff Smith (jsmith@honigman.com) 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.

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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.

Regionals Practice Available At Lake Holly

In cooperation with Timberlake, Lake Holly will be hosting paid practice sessions for Slalom, Trick and Jump during the 2022 Easterrn Regionals from 7/20/2022 to 7/23/2022. Click the below link to schedule paid practice session at Lake Holly.  Cut-and-paste link in your browser if it does not open.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4da9ae2dabff2-schedule

 

2022 AWSA Winter Meeting Highlights

Greetings Eastern Region – on January 29, 2022, I attended my first AWSA Board of Directors meeting which was held in Auburndale, Florida.  Doug Robbins, Ralph Hall, and John Wilkins also attended.  Several others attended virtually.  Overall, the meeting was well-attended and productive.  While the official meeting minutes will be posted on the USA-WSWS website, below are some of my notes from the meeting:

Nate Boudreaux (USA-WSWS Exec. Director) – The NGB focused its energies on several fronts, including a revamping of the 25-year-old IT system. Continue reading