[FWM News] Fall news, 2011 race schedule

Far West Masters news news at lists.farwestmasters.org
Tue Sep 7 23:07:59 PDT 2010

Labor Day has come and gone, fall has arrived - must be time to start 
planning for the upcoming ski season!

2011 Race Schedule

The preliminary 2011 season schedule is now available on the web site.  
Mark Mirviss and incoming scheduling VP Mike Braun have been working 
hard since last spring to juggle the myriad, oft-conflicting factors 
that go into assembling a race schedule and they've come up plenty of 
racing opportunities for the coming season.  We have a full calendar 
with all four disciplines - GS, SL, SG, and DH - and our season 
includes being host division for the Western Region championships at 
Mammoth on Mar. 3-6.

We'll be filling in additional details through the fall, but the 
preliminary schedule is fairly firm, so check it out!


Membership Applications

The 2011 membership information package and application is also 
available on the web site and will be mailed to all recent members in 
September with the Fall issue of the Forerunner newsletter.  USSA 
masters licenses can be renewed online at ussa.org; all competitors 
should have received renewal notices from USSA in July.

All members will be getting new bibs this season; details will be 
provided by membership VP Marcie Pettigrew in your membership package.

If you have any questions or are new and want to learn more, the web 
site has information and links to applications.  Or get in touch with 
Marcie by email at membership at farwestmasters.org - she's quick to 
respond and always ready to help.


Summer Board Meeting

Minutes from the summer board meeting held July 10 at president Mark 
Mirviss's home in Squaw Valley are posted on the Board records page on 
the web site.

Principal topics were to review the draft 2011 race schedule and 
discussion of membership and participation statistics and feedback. The 
board also agreed to fund participation by our division in an online 
registration system for the 2011 season that we believe will provide a 
cost-effective solution that addresses the unique concerns of masters.

Several aspects of the Open class were also discussed in response to 
feedback from the past season (start order position, season scoring, 
speed events procedure). The consensus of the board was to continue 
with our current system, recognizing that qualifying for Open class is 
its own reward and that the primary emphasis of masters continues to 
focus on age class racing


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