Hi Racing Families,
"White" rain drops fell today in Government Camp. Can you believe it? The seasons have turned, and they turned fast! Here is an update for early October.
PNSA Officials Clinic will be held in Portland this Sunday, the 9th. We are looking for more parents to become certified alpine officials, especially from the Mitey Mite group of parents. Certified officials are necessary for our team to host events, and these home court events are important to our young athletes. Also, the clinic is a great way to learn more about the sport, enhancing your enjoyment of your child's skiing activity.
As a thank you for your support with this important effort, MHSEF will reimburse the clinic registration fee to any parents who become certified, and will also reimburse new certified officials for their USSA officials license the first year. Whether you intend to become a certified official, or just hope to learn more about alpine racing, check out this clinic. Please go to www.pnsa.org for registration and more information.
Team Dryland is moving back to Sandy for the next two weeks. There are some complications at Mt. Hood Community College so we are going to use the Sandy High School track and field. If coming from Portland, turn left (north) on Bluff Road, go past the high school and look for the field and parking lot on your left. We will meet in front of the stadium. If the weather is wet we will jog over to the Mt. Hood Athletic Club and use the gym. Dryland will begin at 12:00noon.
Dryland on Oct 23rd will be conducted in Welches, along with our team's Fall Meeting and Potluck. Meet at the Welches Middle School field behind the Lions Club in Welches at 1:00pm. See Fall Team Meeting for more information on the Fall Meeting and Potluck.
USSA Athlete memberships are due! October 15th is the deadline to renew your USSA membership without paying the $25 late fee. All MHA juniors need to renew before the 15th. Do not wait until the 15th since the USSA membership department will be swamped and your membership may not be processed. Go to www.ussa.org to renew or apply for a membership. Click on "Membership Tools" to register on-line. Be sure to provide medical insurance information, check the liability release, and new this year, be sure to check the concussion release. All are important for your membership to be processed on time. New USSA members and Mitey Mites are not obligated to renew by the deadline, but please do not wait.
Welcome Chris Grebisz as the new president of MHSEF. At its September meeting, the board of directors of Mt. Hood Ski Education Foundation elected Chris as president of the organization. Chris’ children, Isaac (J3) and Abby (J5) are active members of the race team, and his wife, Michele, is a very involved volunteer and has been the race administrator of our alpine events for many years. Chris brings new energy and new ideas to the organization, and the directors are excited to have him at the helm.
Out-going president, Malcolm Ash, has led the organization for the past five years, and has helped promote some of our team’s most successful seasons. During this time, Malcolm has also been Chief of Race for our alpine events and has help recruit and develop key race personnel who continue to host outstanding events for our team, including the 2010 Buddy Werner Championships, and the annual Oregon 4-Way Championships and Junior Olympic Qualifiers. Malcolm will continue to participate on the board as V.P., and continue to lead our events as Chief of Race. We thank him for all his service.