You guys missed a real rager last week at the Britannia Yacht Club, the AGM was off the hook! No need for any FOMO though, here are some of the things you missed:
- Don’t get used to the old school retro vibe this website is rocking. A new website is coming and it will have it’s own URL! Welcome to the 2000s VRC! The infrastructure is built, we just need to populate the site with content before it launches. Hopefully it will go live some time in July. Jud Rasmussen has led this project and he deserves our gratitude!
- We will be overhauling our codes of conduct for next year. We want to make very clear what is and isn’t appropriate behaviour, and what the consequences will be for crossing those lines. We will also be ensuring that our coach-athlete policies align completely with those of Ski Quebec Alpin. Athlete safety will always be our first priority.
- We have also moved to solidify the technical standing of our club. We want to ensure that we are adhering to the Aim 2 Win long term development plan. To do this, and to ensure the consistency of the message throughout the age groups, the board determined that we should hire a head coach to provide technical leadership for our club and to lead athlete development. We are extremely pleased to report that Troy Mott has accepted our offer and is the Head Coach of the Vorlage Race Club!
Finally, we elected new members to the board of directors. Please welcome Kris Bulmer and Sean Rogers as rookie overseers. The 2018-2019 VRC Board will be:
President – Dave Degroot
VP Operations – Tony Cook
VP Race Management – Shannon Rotar
Treasurer – Andrew Parolin
Secretary – Deanna Giles
U16 Coordinators – Andrew and Karen Tuck
U14 Coordinator – Sean Rogers
U12 Coordinator – Jon Bodden
U10 Coordinator – Kris Bulmer
Nancy Greene Coordinator – Jud Rassmussen
Volunteer Coordinator – Ilana Gregory
Trip Coordinator – Julie Matte
Zone Representative – Rick Vail
Past President – Christine Thomas
A friendly reminder that our club’s AGM will be next Tuesday, June 19 from 7 – 9pm. Please come for 6:30 and have a drink on us before the big show. The AGM will be at the Britannia Yacht Club (2777 Cassels St), in the Upper Deck room. Please sign up here if you’re able to come.
It looks like we have found our U14 Coordinator, but we are still looking for a U10 Coordinator for next season. Please email me if you’re interested.
See you Tuesday!
A reminder that the order deadline for the Avalanche accessories is tomorrow, May 1. Send your completed order form to Kris Bulmer (firstname.lastname@example.org) ASAP. Thanks!
The NCO Golf Tournament is coming soon as well, June 6. This is an important fundraiser that helps local athletes (two Vorlage athletes last season) pursue their ski racing dreams. It’s always a fun day and well worth your support.
10th ANNUAL NCO CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT
Register now at: NCO Golf Registration
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2018
11:00 Registration, 11:30 Lunch, 12:30 Shot Gun Start and 6:00 Dinner
Edelweiss Golf & Country Club
$500 PER FOURSOME OR $125 PER PERSON (plus HST)
Includes lunch, green fees, power cart and dinner
Dinner tickets available for $50 – contact email@example.com to reserve
Terry McLaughlan will be recognized as a “Builder” and contributor to Alpine Skiing in the National Capital/Outaouais Region
GAMES ON THE COURSE
On-course prizes and post-dinner raffle prizes
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE
Please consider being a tournament sponsor –
Hole Sponsorship available for $500
Many opportunities available
For more information, please contact
Help support local developing ski racers – all proceeds go to the
NCO Ski Teams. Spend the day with the region’s ski racing community – reconnect
with former ski racing buddies and help build our future racers!!
Thanks to all who were able to make it out to the BBQ last weekend! It was great seeing you, and a fun celebration of a fun year. On the administrative side we remain busy, reviewing the last year and planning for the next. As part of that, please join us at our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 19, from 7-8pm at the Britannia Yacht Club. The room, and bar, will be open to us from 6:30 and as a special incentive/bribe towards your participation, we will buy you your first drink. So come, have a drink, and take part in the administration of your club!
There are some deadlines that are fast approaching. The first is for season passes at Vorlage. The April sale has the best deal on passes you will see all year, and you must purchase by today (April 25). You can buy them by calling Vorlage at 819-459-2301 or by purchasing directly from the website here: https://www.skivorlage.com/e/welcome_e.shtml
The second is for the Avalanche accessories that were on display at the BBQ. They have a an order deadline of May 1. The Degré ($106) and Snowfall ($75) jackets are the ones that will come with Vorlage Race Club embroidery. The Degré is the one that was at the BBQ, and the Snowfall is a similar jacket, just thinner, with less insulation. They will come in black only and they can be ordered in men’s, women’s and junior sizes.
The form must be completed and emailed to Kris Bulmer by May 1.
One last reminder for the season ender bender this Saturday at the hill. If you haven’t signed up yet, please do so that we know how much food to cook. Sign up sheet is here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1skwEwcCeyJ9_bJP6Ux7LdC6bFRozRBcJoclT7U9gp74/edit#gid=0
Vorlage is having it’s best season pass sale of the year right now as well. If you buy before April 25, it’s a pretty significant savings over the regular price. If you haven’t received an email from the hill yet, the information is right here: https://www.skivorlage.com/e/rates_e.shtml?sec=season_passes
Welcome to third winter!
There are a few reminders for everyone today. First off, the club BBQ! It’s Saturday, April 21 from 11-1pm and EVERYBODY should come. It will be great to see everyone and celebrate the season past, and, what else are you going to do? It’s not like there’s golf or anything else fun yet. You’re stuck with your winter friends for a while, so you may as well embrace it! Please sign up so we know how many burgers, etc to provide. Thanks, sign up is here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1skwEwcCeyJ9_bJP6Ux7LdC6bFRozRBcJoclT7U9gp74/edit#gid=0
Also, the club jacket orders are due very soon, on Tuesday April 17. If you want/need a new Vorlage club jacket for your athlete next season, please use this link to order one: https://avalancheskiwear.typeform.com/to/tXra58