Aug 262013

The Fall NYSSRA Nordic has been scheduled for Sunday, Septmeber 22nd.  The meeting has changed location from years past and will be held 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 2013-14 race season including the Wilkinson CupTry-It seriesEmpire State Games and NYSSRA Championships.   Other matters include the changes to the sanctioning agreement, and the cross country committee’s consideration of proposals made for race seeding and grant allocation for club support.

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 22, 2013



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)

Treasurer’s Report (as posted)

Committee Reports

Competition Committees (see above)

NYSSRA Summer updates: racer camps, summer and fall events 

NGB (National Governing Body) changes that will affect us (Margaret Maher)

Current Membership Report (Jim Kobak)

Liability Insurance (Sean Halligan)

Old Business

Cole’s Woods Investment Project in Glens Falls 

Adirondack Sports and Fitness Expo. Nov. 9-10

New Business

Website Updates / Switching web servers (David Paarlberg-Kvam)

Board of Directors Role Designations (David Paarlberg-Kvam)

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

 “Try-It” series (David Paarlberg-Kvam)

 2014 NYSSRA Nordic Championships (Tim Huneck)

NYSSRA Calendar and Sanctioning Changes (David Paarlberg-Kvam)

Race Schedule for 2013-14 (Committee Chairs)

membership surveys and open forums (Jim Kobak)

Proposed Spring Teleconference Meeting: April?



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