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April 14, 2015
Far West Board of Directors Meeting

The Spring Far West Board of Directors meeting will be held at Mammoth in conjunction with the U12.U14 SG weekend.

Please join us from 9-12 in the Mountain Conference Center, Room 1. All board meetings are open to the public.
Click here for the agenda, and reminder -if you are interested in serving on the FWBOD, please see the article below about applying for an open seat by this Friday, April 17th.

Thank you and looking forward to seeing you at the board meeting in Mammoth!

 


 

 

April 1, 2015
Jeff Wattenmaker Scholarship Application

Jeff was an avid Masters racer who supported the Masters Scholarship Program and its ideals. Prior to his passing, he generously arranged to donate funds to expand the Masters Scholarship Program and to thereby make available funding for a University education to members of the Program.

 

The Jeff Wattenmaker Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship to be used towards college expenses. It will be given out yearly to a member of the Far West Masters Scholarship Program. To be eligible you must be a member of the Far West Masters Scholarship Program already and accepted to an accredited Junior College, University or vocational school for the coming fall. The award will be distributed over 4 years in portions of $2,500 each year, based on the recipient’s continued good standing in school. The recipient will be expected to be a full time student, to carry 12 units per semester, to strive for a 3.5 gpa and to give the Scholarship Program updates on their progress each Summer in order to receive the next award installment. Winners do not have to participate in further athletics of any kind.

Applications will be distributed by the end of March to existing members of the Masters Scholarship Program that will potentially be entering school in the fall. They will be due April 30th.

Awards will be based on a combination of academic scholarship, exemplary work ethic and focus, leadership and citizenship. They are not based on athletic achievement or athletic success.

 

The application for this scholarship is brief, as all people applying have already applied and have been accepted into the Masters Scholarship Program. Additionally most applicants will have participated in the Masters Program for many years and are therefore well-known to the committee reviewing these applications based on their previous interactions.

 

Actual Application

Demographics

Name:

Mailing address:

Telephone:

E-mail 

College(s)/University(ies)/Vocational Schools that you have been accepted to for 2015-2016:

Please send us a copy of an essay used for your University, College, or Vocational School applications.

 

Write an essay evaluating the Far West Masters Scholarship Program based on your experience. Please include what you enjoy about the Program and what aspects of the Program that you would like to see improved. We are always trying to change and adjust the Program to make it more successful so your input is valuable.

 

Please forward us your SAT/ACT scores and your most recent high school transcripts

 

List any academic or athletic scholarships you have been awarded

Include a 3x3 head and shoulders picture 

Instructions:

1) Please include 3 copies of this application

2) This application and attachments should be mailed to Far West Masters Scholarship Program c/o Eddie Mozen; PO Box 3718; Olympic Valley, Calif. 96146. 

3) The application must be received by April 30th, 2015 in order to be considered.
4) No Faxes.

5) Late applications and incomplete applications will not be considered! Get your applications in early and make sure that they are complete! You may include a return postcard to ensure that your application was received on time and is complete. 

 

 

 


March 26, 2015
Far West Board of Directors - Open Seats

The Far West Board of Directors is the governing body of Far West Skiing, Inc. The role of the FWBOD is to direct and oversee the administrative and operating functions of Far West Skiing. The FWBOD is responsible for conducting the business of FWS. The FWBOD, in meeting the rules of USSA has responsibility to:
1. Provide support in interpreting USSA parameters.
2. Provide administrative support for FWS financial and functional needs.

The following positions are open for the 2015-2016 season.
To apply for one of the positions listed below, please email Paul Abbott, Past President(pabbott@oaksolutionsgroup.com) and cc Lucy Schram (lucy@fwskiing.org) with a letter of introduction, including information on why you would like to serve on the FWBOD and any qualifications you have for the position. All letters of interest are due by Friday, April 17th, 2015.

COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS CHAIR
Under the direct supervision of the FW Executive Board and in coordination with the current administrator, the Communications & Public Relations Officer has the following responsibilities.

1.     To be responsible for setting annual communication targets, contributing to, and monitoring of their implementation through all realms of media; 

2.     produce and disseminate materials for communicating information about Far West and its programs;

3.     coordinate the content of press releases and outreach communications; and

4.     maintain updated photo library and database of media related contacts;

5.     To report on the progress of the communication work plan including the coordination of the delivery of its outputs;

6.     With direction and consultation for the FWBOD, the President of Far West should be the primary spokesperson at conferences, seminars and other media and or policy events. The CPRC will act as a back in cases where appropriate and directed by the FWBOD;  

7.     To review and monitor on progress of outreach opportunities and take appropriate follow up actions;

8.     Contribute to the planning of and arrangements for FW events, in particular regarding the design and production of printed and marketing materials;

9.     Carry out any duties assigned by the Executive Board.

 

FUNDRAISING CHAIR
This position is charged with seeking to raise funds for FWS. The Fundraising Chair develops and implements a program of corporate and/or individual sponsorships of FWS activities, plans and carries out other fundraising activities, and secures sponsorship for the Far West bib, and/or other projects or events as requested by the FWBOD, including marketing, advertising and outreach.

 

ATHLETE REPRESENTATIVE (1 position open - must be a currently competing athelte)
The FWBOD maintains two athlete representatives at all times. The duties of the athlete reps are to bring forth athlete issues, insight and communication between the board and ski racing community. The open position is for an athlete representative that is a current competing athlete.



February 27, 2015
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February 2, 2015
Skiing at University Nevada Reno

Graduating seniors and post PG year racers, ski racing is alive and well at the University of Nevada.  Are you looking to continue your ski racing after High School?  If you would like to continue to ski and race in the Northern Sierra's, you should take a good look at UNR.  UNR skiing is a unique club program that has long in history and is steeped in tradition.  Currently we compete in the USCSA conference, and we will qualify both a Men and Women's teams to a highly competitive national championship.  The UNR Winter Sports Club, which conducts UNR skiing, is funded through several sources, additional to its ASUN support, funding sources include:  a Foundation endowment, long standing booster organization, and ski swap. These funds go toward a seasonal full time paid coach, training space, assists the athletes travel expenses and funds equipment for training.  Additionally, we have several endowed memorial scholarships that assist current team members with tuition costs.  Our race team is on snow 5 days a week for structured training and races. As a student driven club sport we welcome all interested participants, but we are looking  for athletes with FIS backgrounds who would like to continue their ski racing experiences in an educational setting and to strengthen this team.

The University of Nevada at Reno is a Tier 1 University with 145 distinct degree programs, 8 individual schools, that include, Agriculture, Business, Engineering, Education and Journalism departments.  To check out the school go to: http://www.unr.edu/admissions

To send an inquiry this please contact Ross Collins, Head Coach/Program Director, at: 

rossecollins@gmail.com

 



October 22, 2014
Far West Bib Orders are now open - Required by all FW athletes

The 2014-2015 Season Far West Skiing Bibs are now open. Every Far West athlete must have the 14-15 season bib.  Please follow the directions below to complete your order:

1. your USSA.Far West membership must be completed.
2. Click on "Click here for Race Registration, Bib Orders" at the top of this page.
3. From the drop down menu please choose "bib-Far West" (do not choose the club you ski for)
4. click on the big green button labeled 'register now.'
5. type in your athletes USSA number*, beginning with the F (stands for Far West).
6. confirm that your athlete is the one listed at the top and hit continue to register.
7. agree to the race event requirements and click on add to cart.
8. you will need to complete all of boxes as listed on alpinereg and finish off by completing the payment section.
*if you come with a red lettered note after entering your athletes USSA number then the system has not been updated since you completed your athletes membership. If you are having difficulties with this section please contact alpinereg by choosing the 'contact us' button in the corner.

Bibs will be distributed to the clubs or to coaches at team captains meetings. They are not shipped directly to each athlete.

 

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