This change will permit the most flexibility moving forward for the Council to determine State representation, and removes the necessity of involving the USA-WSWS Board of Directors if we ever need to address representation in the future. NOTE: changes to the Policy & Procedures will be an action item for the Winter Meeting.
Congratulations to Karen L. Melnik for being elected EVP.
New contact list and minutes will be posted soon.
Let’s Kick-Off 2021 with a Refreshed, Renewed Spirit!
Your Eastern Region (ER) National Directors, Ralph Hall, Doug Robbins and John Wilkins along with me your EVP, all attended the AWSA Board of Directors Winter Meeting this past weekend. Some great ideas and important decisions were made to help shape our sport and the American Water Ski Association.
Please join us online for the Eastern Region meeting
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Please Submit Nominations for Regionals or Nationals officials prior to January 7th, 2021.
We will be voting at the AWSA Eastern Region Winter Meeting being held on January 9th, 2021. The meeting will begin at 9am and will be completely Virtual via the USA Water Ski and Wake Sports, Goto Meeting. More Details can be found HERE
Submit your NOMINATIONS below.
We had great participation at our virtual Summer Annual Meeting on Tuesday evening. Please find the meeting minutes posted on our website HERE
Thanks to all that joined us and contributed.
AWSA Eastern Region Summer Meeting 2020
Tue, Jul 28, 2020 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (EDT)
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Hello Eastern Region Friends!
2020 EATERN REGION GUIDEBOOK IN PDF FORM IS NOW AVAILABLE
On January 25th, 2020, Directors and EVPs from all 5 regions, members of the AAC, HNDs and others gathered at the Lake Myrtle Sports Complex for our AWSA Winter Meeting. Gordon Hall chaired the meeting which came to order at 8:05 am and went to about 4:30 pm. Full minutes will be posted when available, but here are some highlights.
Organization of Junior Divisions to be consistent with other sports.
AWSA Board passed the final stage of its migration to 2-year youth divisions by implementing B5/G5. The board also voted to make this change retroactive to the previous nationals so that it ties into the previously formed B4/G4 divisions.
So starting today B1/G1 remains under 10, B2/G2 is 10-11, B3/G3 is 12-13, B4/G4 is 14-15 and B5/G5 is 16-17. The programming for this was released today so we would love more testing eyeballs to make sure everyone and their scores are correct. We still have some overall and qualification issues to work out but if anyone sees anything out of the ordinary please let us so we have this 100% accurate before 2020 tourneys begin.
You can find the updated tournament entry form with B5 and G5 HERE
National Junior Team and Regional All Start Teams restructured
See the full report HERE
From the USA-WSWS BOD Meeting…
1 – USA-WSWS is requiring a Safe Sport coordinator for AWSA, as well as
coordinators in each region, state, and extend to clubs.
2 – Part of the new annual Center for Safe Sport is visits to our events
by Safe Sport compliance coordinators. This will begin in 2020 in major
events. Possibly AWSA Nationals.
3 – 6/27 – 7/3 will be Get on the Water Week in 2020. USA-WSWS will
waive sanction fees, and any guest membership fees for any sanctioned
basic skills clinics any day(s) this week. Watch for more information
from USA-WSWS. This is a sharelifeonthewater.com initiative. For clubs
wishing to participate the deadline is 3/31/2020.
4 – From the USA-WWFoundation – Tracy Mattes is
confident in completion of the new building by 2022 for water ski’s
centennial celebration year.