Mar 202011

Dear Members of NYSSRA Nordic,

You are invited to join officers and club representatives on Sunday, April 3 at the organization’s Spring Meeting in Utica. See agenda below. Committees (morning) and the association (afternoon) will focus on decisions affecting our participation in various approaches and dates the Lake Placid Local Organizing Group is proposing for the 2012 Empire State Winter Games, drafting of 2011-12 race schedules, review of the past race season and other matters.

The meeting’s earlier date avoids conflicts with spring vacations, Easter and early May. Your ideas and input on any NYSSRA Nordic issues and matters are important. If you are not able attend the meeting, your comments can be sent by: 1) email to your club representative (see club list), or 2) email to your sport committee chair or the NYSSRA president (, or 3) a posting on the NYSSRA Forum page, or 4) the “leave a comment” at the bottom of the posted agenda.

Thank you,
Darwin Roosa, President                 

New York State Ski Racing Association – Nordic, Inc.
SUNY Institute of Technology, Utica
Sunday, April 3, 2011

9:30 a.m. Committee Meetings
• Biathlon (Nick Gretzinger)
• Cross Country (Larry Wilkinson)
• Cross Country Masters (Jim Kobak)
• Ski Orienteering (Eric Hamilton)
• BKYSL Committee (Eric Hamilton)
• Mid-A Junior Committee (Julie Hinsdill/Margaret Maher)

Each committee is charged to
• consider developmental opportunities and changes that could be part of a new approach that the L. Placid Local Organizing Group envisions for the 2012 Winter ESGs
• draft recommended qualifying rule changes
• draft a race schedule for next season to present at the general meeting in the afternoon
• review their 2010-11 season and name a 2011 NYSSRA Team for their sport
• prepare a brief report on the 2010-11 season and racer camps and National Governing Body activities that will affect next season
• conduct other business necessary to their sport

11:30 a.m. Lunch (BRING YOUR OWN)

12:30 NYSSRA Nordic, Inc. Meeting
I.    President’s Remarks
II.   Attendance – roll call of club representatives w/ eligible vote designation
III. Minutes of Sept. 26, 2010
IV. Treasurer’s Report
V.  Committee Reports (keep brief)
a. Empire State Games
b. Competition Committees (see above)
c. Racer Camps – junior, senior, masters
d. NGB activities that will affect us
VI. Other Committees
a. Website (David Kvam)
b. Membership (Jim Kobak)
c. Liability Insurance (Sean Halligan)
d. A.W.A.R.D.s (Eric Hamilton)
e. Officials & Coaches – training opportunities (Russ Myer)
VII. Old Business
a. 501(c)(3) Status (Darwin Roosa)
b. Presidential Citation deadline for nominations (Eric Hamilton)
c. Feedback on SkiReg (Jim Kobak)
VIII. New Business
a. 2012 Winter Empire State Games (Darwin Roosa)
b. Race Schedule for 2011-12 (Committee Chairs)
c. Call for bids to host/organize 2012 NYSSRA Nordic Championships
d. Proposed bylaws amendment: equal opportunity, hearing and athlete rights
e. Club issues – e.g. Points Series revisions
f.  Plan for Nordic ski sport development & outreach
g. Open Forum (email ideas to Darwin Roosa �
h. Proposed next meeting: Sunday, September 25, 2011 and location?


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