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The NYSSRA Nordic planning meeting for the 2014-15 ski season has been scheduled for Sunday, Septmeber 28th.  The meeting will be held again at Serra Hall at Siena College in Loudonville, NY.  You are invited to join officers, club representatives and committee members at this meeting.  Committees (for biathlon, xc-racing, ski-o and Mid-A) will meet in the morning at 9:00am and the full association will be meeting in the afternoon.  The meeting will focus on decisions that will finalize schedules for the upcoming race season including the choice of which races will be part of this years  Wilkinson Cup, Information will be presented about the 2015 Empire State Games and 2015 NYSSRA Championship Weekend.   Other matters include the changes to the sanctioning agreement, Junior National Qualifying races, and the cross country committee’s consideration of proposals made for race seeding and grant allocation for club and skier support.  Additionally we will be discussing the addition of a NYSSRA Executive Director position to seek funding for NYSSRA and Club Support.  A lot will be discussed and we would love to have your input.


Please look at the map below to find the location of Serra Hall on the Siena College Campus.  Public Parking can be found in front of campus right off Route 9.  The meeting will be inside Serra Hall in the North wing.  Coffee, muffins and fruit will be offered in the morning and meeting attendees are able to purchase lunch in the dining hall for $5.00.  Otherwise you should plan to pack your own lunch.



If you would like to add an item to the agenda, please email and it will be added. Your ideas and input on any NYSSRA Nordic issues are important. Please fill out our membership survey and we will do everything we can to use the data to serve you better. If you are not able attend the meeting, your comments can be sent by emailing NYSSRA leadership at  If you live in Rochester and points West and are concerned about the travel distance to the meeting, please email us and we may be able to provide remote participation.


The preliminary agenda is as follows:


New York State Ski Racing Association – Nordic, Inc. 

Location: Serra Hall, Siena College, Loudonville, NY 

Sunday, September 28, 2014



Competition Committees meet 9am-11:30am, 2013

Biathlon (Nick Gretzinger)

Cross Country (Jim Kobak, Darwin Roosa)

Ski Orienteering (Chris Frielinghaus)

BKYSL Committee (Eric Hamilton)

Mid-A Junior Committee (Jason Hettenbaugh/Margaret Maher)



General session meeting begins at 12:30.

President’s Opening Remarks

Attendance – roll call of club representatives w/ eligible vote designation

Accept Minutes of April 7 conference call (as posted on the website)

Accepting Treasurer’s Report (as posted)

New Business

Race Schedule for 2014-15 Designation of Wilkinson Series Races (XC Committee Chairs)

Requested Financial Support for NYSSRA member Gavin Hess (David Paarlberg-Kvam)

Board of Directors Role Designations and naming of new Board members (David Paarlberg-Kvam)

 2014 Empire State Winter Games (Darwin Roosa) Tour-nado details (Jim Kobak)

 “Try-It” series updates – addition of 5K options (as suggested by Jan Mares at Spring Teleconference)

 2014 NYSSRA Nordic Championship Weekend (Tim Huneck)

NYSSRA Calendar and Sanctioning Changes (David Paarlberg-Kvam)

Presentation and Discussion on Executive Directorship (David Paarlberg-Kvam)

membership surveys and open forums (Jim Kobak)

Proposed Spring Teleconference Meeting: April?

Committee Reports

Liability Insurance (Sean Halligan) 

Competition Committees (see above)

NYSSRA updates: summer and winter racer camps, fall events

Current Membership Report (Jim Kobak)