TSASRA Virtual Town Meeting
October 28th, 2020
The Tri-State Alpine Ski Racing Board has continued to meet and be active since I contacted the membership last month. As mentioned then, we are now providing an update on the regular Fall Meeting of the members of TSASRA, which will be held on Wednesday, October 28th at 7:00pm. This meeting will also serve as a Town Hall on the current state of Tri-State and plans for the upcoming season. Please note that meetings are only open to currently registered Tri-State and U.S. Ski and Snowboard members over 18 years of age, so this email should serve as another reminder to register: https://my.
As you are aware, the Board determined last Spring that a physical annual meeting and election of directors was not possible. While no Board elections will be held on October 28th, the membership will be asked to vote on proposed changes to the TSASRA Bylaws. The relevant documents have been posted to the Tri-State website below and we ask that you review them in advance.
Submit questions regarding the proposed TSASRA Bylaw Amendments HERE
Please click here to submit your TSASRA BYLAW & MiSSION STATEMENT VOTING BALLOT FORM
In addition feel free to reach out to any member of the Bylaws Committee as listed there.
We also intend to discuss:
+ COVID-19 guidelines and their implications - note that various helpful resources have been posted at https://tristateskiracing.
+ All regular officer reports
+ An update from the Eastern Alpine Competition Committee meetings
+ Potential age group race schedules and alternative scenarios
+ Alpine Officials update
Brian Fairbanks, 2020 U.S Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame
Fairbank, Brian - Widely recognized as a pioneer in green energy and sustainability,
Brian was an early shepherd of renewable energy, installing a 1.5MW wind turbine at Jiminy Peak.
His innovative thinking later sparked the addition of a 2.3MW solar facility,
making Jiminy the first resort in America powered by 100% local renewable energy.
In 2008 NSAA recognized the effort with the Golden Eagle Award
TSASRA Bylaws and Mission Statement Update 9-28-2020
- Memorandum from the TSASRA Bylaws Committee
- Original 2016
- 2020 Proposed recommended amendments to the TSASRA Bylaws and Mission Statement (CLEAN)
- 2020 Proposed recommended amendments to the TSASRA Bylaws and Mission Statement ( Red Lined)
TSASRA Presidents Message 9-27-2020
Greeting Tri-State Alpine Ski Racing Members,
It is my pleasure to give everyone an update of our current state of affairs with Tri-State Alpine Ski Racing Ass. (TSASRA) during these difficult times under our present circumstances with COVID-19. Since the season ended so abruptly in March because of COVID-19, the TSASRA Board hopes that all of our members are healthy and safe. We on the board have been working hard on several projects in order to move forward next season in this new environment. With the limited ability to be able to meet with our members for our annual meeting, the board has been working through Zoom meetings. During these meetings, we have been working on all matters of operations for the organization to run the best and most productive events this season.
The following items were covered during these summer zooms:
1) Revision of the current Bylaws and Operational Procedures (Thank you Bylaw committee for your many hours on this)
2) Homologation update for this season
3) Schedules (which will include an A and B plan for all possible situations)
4) Financials from the past season and preparation for the future season
5) EACC meeting / U. S. Ski and Snowboard club discussions
6) State, Mt Management and U.S Ski and Snowboard COVID-19 guidelines
It is extremely important that we look at all possible situations and prepare for them concurrently. In these difficult times, we are all going to have to be flexible and make adjustments to events and schedules as they occur. Most importantly, though, is that we all register for this season with U.S Ski and Snowboard. Despite these difficult times, we in TSASRA honestly believe that there will be a season, and we all need to prepare for it. We are presently waiting to hear the latest guideline from each State and Ski area management on how we are going to move forward in this new environment. As soon as this happens, we will be able to update our plans and advise all members. At this time, we do not know how we will host our Fall members' meeting, but as soon as that is set, we will pass it along. Please remember to register with U.S Ski and Snowboard. We are looking forward to running the best possible events for our members. Thank you for your dedication and support to alpine ski racing in our region and have a great and safe fall.
President of Tri-State Alpine Ski Racing