April 2013— Convention Issue
Far West Convention
It’s Time to Book your Room for the Convention
Join us for some Magic Mountain Moments June 6-9, 2013 at the Far West Ski Association's 81st Annual Convention in Reno, Nevada, hosted by the Bay Area Snow Sports Council. The Convention will be held at the spectacular Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. All registration information and forms are now on the website (http://fwsa.org/Conventions/FW-2013Conv/FW-2013Conv.html), as well as detailed information about the optional events.
A Grand Sierra Standard Room is $79.00 and the Summit Suites Grand II upgrade is $104 (double occupancy). To book your reservation, call 800.648.5080 or 775.789.2129 and use the Group Name: Far West Ski Association 2013. For booking online, go to https://resweb.passkey.com/go/FarWestSki. No password is required. The Grand Sierra Resort & Casino also has an RV Park located next to the Resort. Call for information and to book a site. There are NO resort fees, FREE parking and FREE in-room Wi-Fi. The Grand Sierra Resort is conveniently located just minutes from the Reno International Airport and offers FREE shuttle service, so come early and stay late!
The fun begins on Thursday evening, with a River Walk Pub Crawl. Friday's events will include the 7th Annual Michael German Memorial Golf Tournament, Reno Run Whitewater Rafting, Tahoe Rim Trail Hike, Grand Sierra Spa Day, and Grand Sierra Resort Fun Day, followed by a raucous Beach Party in the afternoon, hosted by Central Council, and sponsored by Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort.
This year, FWSA is offering an "economic relief" program to provide a ski club the opportunity to send more delegates to the Convention. For every six (6) delegates that have paid the full registration package, the club would get a rebate of one (1) paid registration after the convention.
If you do not belong to a ski club, you are still welcome to attend the Convention. See the FWSA website for detailed registration information for direct members.
For additional information contact
- Our room block will be released May 10, 2013 so book your room today.
Elections of officers will occur at the FWSA Annual Meeting & Convention June 6-9, 2013 at the Grand Sierra Resort & Casino in Reno, Nevada. Delegates will elect their President, Secretary and Treasurer for one-year terms and two (2) Trustee positions for two-year terms. In addition, the following functional Vice Presidents will be elected for two-year terms: VP of North American Travel, VP of Council Services and VP of Public Affairs.
If you are interested in running for any of the above positions, please contact Linda Westlund, Nominating Committee Chairman, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations for any of the open positions will be accepted up to the date and time of elections.
Declared candidates at the date of this publication are:
||Linda Coxen *
||Wanda Ross *
||Jane Wyckoff *
||Steve Coxen *
|VP Council Services
|VP North American Travel
|VP Public Affairs
||Mike Sanford *
|Trustee (1 year term)
|VP Communications (1 year term)