USAWS members are welcome to attend both meetings.
- Any rated or unrated aspiring officials may register for clinic
participation. The Region pays clinic registration fees.
- Registration deadline is Friday, December 23, 2005.
- Notify Doug Robbins at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 877-770-5102.
Middletown Courtyard by Mariott
24 Crystal Run Crossing
Middletown, NY. 10941
- Call 845-695-0606 for reservations
- Room rate is a group rate of $89.00 per night plus taxes.
- Reserve room by Monday, January 2, 2006, for group rate.
- When making reservations reference group code ERG or Eastern
Region for group rate.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS: Map
- From I-84, take Exit #4 onto SR-17 East toward New York
- Follow SR-17 East to Exit #122 – CR-67 / Crystal Run Road
/ East Main Street
- Turn right onto Crystal Run Road
- Turn left onto Crystal Run Crossing
- Follow to Middletown Courtyard
Visit http://www.mariott.com for more detailed directions
ATTENTION BOAT DRIVERS & JUDGES:
2006 model year towboats are equipped with Perfect Pass version
6.6 which contains a new display, and menu sequences. A speed
control clinic will be given on Sunday, January 8, 2006, to
demonstrate the new display, features, and menu navigation in
preparation of the 2006 season.
ATTENTION EASTERN REGION
Judges, Scorers, Drivers, Safety Directors, Technical Controllers,
and Announcers are needed for the 2006 Eastern Regionals at Lake
Holly, in Sparta, VA., and the 2006 Nationals at Ski West Village
in Bakersfield, CA.
The Eastern Regionals will be held Thursday, August 3, 2006 through
Sunday, August 6, 2006.
The U.S. Nationals will be held Monday, August 14, 2006 through
Saturday, August 19, 2006.
Anyone who can volunteer to serve as an appointed official at
either or both of those events, please contact Doug Robbins by
Friday, December 30, 2005 at email@example.com
or call 877-770-5102.
CHIEF OFFICIALS ANNOUNCED
FOR 2005 REGIONALS
||John Harris (VA)
|Asst. Chief Judge:
||Jon Thacher (VA)
||Mark Dingeman (VT)
||Kathy Roach (VA)
||Chip Shand (VA)
Please complete all sanctions for 2006 Tournaments on or before
Sunday, January 1, 2006 to ensure listing in the 2006 Guidebook.
Sanctions can be completed on line at www.awsaeast.org.
Sanction fees are as follows.
|Class F/N tournaments
|Class C tournaments
|Class E/L/R tournaments
Sanction fees can be paid via credit card electronically during
the on line sanction process, or via check to your council person
for submission at or by the Winter Meeting. Tournament ads will
not appear unless Regional sanction fee is paid by the Winter
Please contact Eastern Region tournament coordinator, Doug Milner
or call (302) 629-4019 if you have any questions throughout the
Eastern Region Junior Development
Congratulations to Alex Lauretano, Jon Paulovich, and
Ben Spear for their selection to the National Junior Team
(Alex) and the National Junior Development Team (Jon and Ben).
Help wanted - We have State Coordinators for Junior Development
in several states within our Region, but that is not enough.
It's just too hard in most states for one person or one family
to cover the whole state and coordinate Junior Development activities.
We need more help locally throughout the Region. We want
to identify parents and all other people in the Eastern Region
who are interested in helping our Junior Skiers in one way or
another. If you want to organize a clinic for experienced
skiers, work with new skiers to develop their skills, recruit
Junior Skiers for local tournaments, assist with fund raising
for Junior Development, and/or pitch in wherever help is needed
in the Junior Development arena, then we need your help.
Contact Hutch Haines at HutchAaron@aol.com
to express your interest and identify what you can do to help.
Several people have already expressed interest in hosting Junior
Development clinics during the 2006 skiing season. The National
Junior Development Committee is developing a list of pros /coaches
who may want to participate with these clinics. Watch the AWSA
East Web Site for news about these clinics throughout the summer. Financial
assistance is available to clinic organizers to help with the
costs of organizing clinics.
We’ve built a Junior Development Contact Data Base with
e-mail addresses for Junior Skiers and their parents. We
will use this data base to send messages and newsletters to Junior
Skiers and their families throughout the year. If you are
not already on the list, please send your e-mail address to HutchAaron@aol.com.
Emails have already been sent out. If you haven’t received any,
you’re probably not on the list.
Participation on the Regional and National level has become alarmingly
low. Several junior events at the Regionals and Nationals had
no representation from the East. We are strongly encouraging tournament
sites to offer incentives for Junior Skiers to participate
during 2006. Discounted entry fees will enable Junior
Skiers to enter tournaments at very affordable rates. Some sites
have agreed to discounts and even free entries for first timers....
The stronger junior base we have, the stronger sport we have.
We are looking forward to seeing many Junior Skiers at the 2006
Eastern Regionals in July. Ski in local tournaments to achieve
qualifying scores and plan to attend the Regional Tournament this
Fund Raising is a necessary part of the Junior Development Program.
Last years’ fundraising was just enough to sponsor our junior
development team. We will need to improve in order assist with
various clinics throughout the summer. If you want to help
with Fund Raising efforts or want to contribute to the cause,
please contact Hutch Haines at HutchAaron@aol.com
and/or send your check made payable to "Eastern Region Junior
Development" to Hutch at 68 Old Wood Road, Avon, CT 06001.