Aug 202012

Dear Members of NYSSRA Nordic,

You are invited to join officers and club representatives on Sunday, September 23 at the organization’s Fall Meeting in Utica. See agenda below. Committees (morning) and the association (afternoon) will focus on decisions that will finalize schedules for the 2012-13 race season including the February 7-10, 2013 Empire State Winter Games and March 2-3, 2013 NYSSRA Nordic Championships. Other matters include the cross country committee’s consideration of proposals made last spring for race seeding (see descriptions of the proposals linked from the cross country committee’s Spring Meeting report below).
Your ideas and input on any NYSSRA Nordic issues 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 agenda below.

Thank you,
Darwin Roosa, President
New York State Ski Racing Association – Nordic, Inc.

SUNY Institute of Technology, Utica
Sunday, September 23, 2012

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
• finalize their race schedule for 2012-13 to present at the general meeting in the afternoon
• decide on events/formats for the Feb. 7-10, 2012 Empire State Winter Games and address qualifying rules
• decide on events/formats for the Mar. 2-3, 2013 NYSSRA Nordic Championships
• report on camps and clinics
• 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 April 1, 2012
IV. Treasurer’s Report
V. Committee Reports (keep brief)
a. Competition Committees (see above)
b. Racer Camps – junior, senior, masters
c. NGB activities that affect us
VI. Other Committees
a. Website (David Kvam)
b. NY high school racing web page & links
c. Membership (Jim Kobak)
d. Liability Insurance (Sean Halligan)
e. Officials & Coaches – training opportunities (Russ Myer)
VII. Old Business
a. 501(c)(3) status (Eric Seyse and Darwin)
b. Finalize race schedule for 2012-13 (Committee chairs)
c. 2013 Empire State Winter Games
d. 2013 NYSSRA Nordic Championships – appoint organizing committee
e. Club issues (Jim Kobak)
f. Club announcements – CRNA Winter TUNE UP, others
g. Presidential Citation
VIII. New Business
a. Integration of Adaptive Nordic Skiing w/ NYSSRA Nordic events (Jeff Ernestone)
b. Fiscal issues & fundraising
c. Membership retention & recruitment
d. Nominating committee & election of officers (Darwin)
e. Adirondack Sports & Fitness WINTER EXPO – Oct. 27 & 28 and other outreach opportunities and special events
f. Open Forum (email ideas to Darwin Roosa
g. Proposed spring meeting: Sunday, April 7, 2013


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