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Clubs can download the Officer Update Form for 2017-2018.

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The Far West Councils' Man and Woman of the Year are chosen by their peers based on their contributions to organized skiing.
FWSA Man & Woman of the Year Sponsors—




What the Winners Receive

The Far West Councils' Man and Woman of the Year has been sponsored by Big White Ski Resort since 2001.

The winners receive a 5-day ski/board package for two that includes

  • 5 Nights Lodging at Big White Inn in Big White (dbl. occ.)
  • 5 Day Lift Ticket
  • 5 Day Rental



2016 Man & Woman


Mike Ferketich— BAC
Colleen Stroeder— NWSCC


2016 Honorees

Arizona–
Wanda Himler



Bay Area
Mike Ferketich &
Mary Azevedo



Central
Kim Riehl



Intermountain
Paul Markowitz &
Vicki Kuebler



Los Angeles–
John Gray ¶
Kathleen Byrnes



Northwest
Colleen Stroeder



Orange
Terry S. King



San Diego–
Rick Bonnett &
Eileen Weiner

History of Man and Woman of the Year Contest

In the beginning, this contest was mostly a beauty pageant for the ladies where the contestants modeled ski apparel. There were rounds of cocktail parties, publicity photographs followed by a hectic day of interviews, tours and parties. The winner was crowned Queen.

In 1976 Far West opened the competition to the men. In those early days, the “Snow Queen & King” were chosen by noteworthy & impartial judges.

In 1981, the contest was not held because Far West thought the contest was too sexist.

The contest reappeared the following year as "Councils' Man and Woman of the Year" in the format utilized today.

This award can only be won once.

View past honorees here.

New for 2016-2017

  • The Man and Woman of the Year candidate from each council will be reimbursed for one night at the FWSA convention hotel at the early bird convention rate. The reimbursement will be made after attending the convention. Candidates must submit a copy of their hotel bill statement and a FWSA check request form. A check request form will be provided.

What Honorees Need to Know

  • Award covers the past FIVE years (2012-2017). Older information will not be considered. Your resume will be returned if you exceed this time contraint.

  • Emphasis remains on grass roots participation at the club and council levels.

Honoree Requirements

Resume & Entry Form must be sent to chairman by the March 26 deadline.

  • Download Man & Woman of the Year Application as a PDF document to be filled out electronically. You are limited to these six pages.

  • Note— The form is not compatible with older operating systems such as Vista. If you have trouble with the form, find someone in your club that can help you fill it out or contact our webmaster.

Honorees must attend the convention in Boise Idaho, June 7–11, 2017.

Honoree Councils must submit a $35 entrance fee by the March 26th deadline.

Honorees, significant others and judges will be invited to a hosted reception on Friday evening prior to the Silent Auction. Photos will be taken with the sponsors at this time.

On Saturday morning honorees will be judged by a representative from each participating council. Honorees will be given a list of the typical questions that have been asked in the past.

At Saturday’s Lunch, the men and women representing each council will be recognized.

The two winners will be announced Saturday evening at the Awards Banquet.

Information

Gene Fulkerson, Chair
Far West Councils' Man & Woman of the Year
619-804-1939 [c]
858-467-9469 [h]

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