Well, September flew by with Gary’s and my cruise to beautiful Alaska with family. Our weather was phenomenal – sunny skies in the rain forest – and everything about our trip met expectations, except that it went too fast.
October is here and everyone should have some information about our NSP Board candidates. There are 13 of us for 5 positions. Be sure to read up on, and ‘hear’ from the candidates and then chat with your colleagues as you make your decision(s) on voting. And then, VOTE, once the election portal is opened. Remember, one of the biggest ways YOU get heard is by exercising your right to vote.
So now I have to say, “why vote for me?” Because I really love, love, love the ski patrol and its people; and know how important it is that we, 1.) work with each other internally and 2.) work with others external to our organization. Come visit the forum at www.nsp.org
and ask questions of all of us. Send me a communication using the contact form. Get to KNOW me (and others, of course) so that you will be ready October 16.
Other jobs for all of us now that we are well into the fall is to get prepared for the upcoming season. I have already visited one Patrol for their refresher and have 2 more on my schedule at home. I am adding out of town trips for other activities too – toboggan handling, teaching and evaluating; MTR skills practice; ski skills development hopefully leading to testing for PSIA Level2 this season, and other meetings too. Think SNOW and I hope to see you / meet you / hear from you soonest! Julie