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Rena Perkins has been elected the NVT Section Chief.
Jay Peak Patroller's Husband wins "First Tracks" Contest
Kudos to a fellow NVT Ski Patroller! This link below pertains to Anne Conner, a member of the Jay Peak Ski Patrol, who won an all expense paid trip withher family to go to Utah to meet with the USA Olympic Ski Team. Anne's husband Ian, entered the "First Tracks" contest and they won the contest to go to Utah to meet with the USA Ski Team. The link tells the story. In it, they also mentioned she patrols at Jay Peak, so there is a bit of "advertisment potental" there. In addition, Anne is looking for any donations people may wish to make to the USA Ski Team, that she could present to them when they go. Unfortuantely, time is short (they are going Nov 4-5), so if you want to donate funds to Team USA, conact Anne at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is the link to Team USA and First Tracks contest announcement: http://www.usskiteam.com/alpine/news?storyId=3870
News from Greg Munsell, NVTROA
Found my pack and pulled last seasons trash out of it and took a quick inventory of what I had. It won't be long now Saturday morning we will be rolling out of bed to head up to our refreshers, but the season already started for some of us.
Your IOR of your Refresher and their group of instructors have been hard at work planning another seasons cycle. It just so happens this years is cycle C the last of the three annual cycles in our OEC refreshers and next season will start back at cycle A with our new 5th ed. of the OEC book. Not trying to push a advertisement on you but I have seen some 3rd ed. out there and maybe you ought to think its time to break down and realize that OEC is a very dynamic program and keeping up just might be a benefit to someone someday. We do have a one seasons cross over from the 4th ed. till it is no longer a excepted reference for OEC.
Speaking of Refreshers in the Northern Section of the NVTR VOTE on a Section Chief. The Eastern Division fought hard to give us our rights to vote again after a long time of really no input from us the patrollers. Although the position is a unopposed, we have that right back so lets not lose it and still Vote. The NVTR north and southern sections will be also voting on by laws changes. Look them up, they should be posted soon on this web site under elections page.
Back in Late July we had a Senior EMM Trainer Evaluator clinic hosted by Sugarbush. Colin Cascadden Sugarbush's PR set things up for us. Paula Knight from Eastern Division one of our OEC division assistances was the IOR refreshing several T/E's and certifying a group of new T/E's for our region. It was a well attended event from the Q division and Vol. Division covering a lot of material with good dialog by all. At the end of the day we had a successful clinic as well as a nice social after.
Also starting her season early is Maria Stadlmayer. Maria has stepped up to being the NVTR IOR for the OEC course. The course started Aug. 16th but Maria started preparing the courses curriculum, making up lesson plans, schedule and contacting folks to help her as Instructors well back in early July. You can still drop in and help with the practical stations, she has had great support so far. It is a great way to refresh your OEC skills. And you don't have to be a OEC Instructor to help any patroller can lend their skills. She has posted on this web site a syllabus. The class is made up 14 candidates from most of the region's patrols.
On Aug. 16th the NVTR held a Region meeting and that was well attended from our region officer's and PR. On the OEC side of things being the new ROA I brought up a few things for the Region on the administrative side of things. For the on the hill patroller interest I talked about the Instructor Trainer program and I am look for a few good dedicated folks that would like to get PR's recommendations, go threw a interview with me for a possibility of becoming a I/T. The I/T program is not something you work up to get in but is a appointment position. Don't be fooled it is a dedicated position and requires some pre-ski season details. The plus side is you get to visit and ski with some great folks threw out the region. A I/T clinic has been set for late Feb. and we have dead lines for applications.
Jeff Doolittle was put in the hot seat last season. On short notice Jeff didn't just pull off the Senior Emm program but seamlessly set up a very successfully season of clinics all over the NVTR and pulling off a 100% passing of all candidates final testing. Posted already is the final test date foe the 2010/2011 season and soon Jeff will have posted application dead line, and clinic info.
Some discussion was brought up at the NVTR meeting for applying for the Senior EMM. It was well understood by all that it is a Senior program so all who are participating should be able to navigate Senior terrain since we will be holding clinics and testing on senior terrain. It was also clear that candidates should have at least on full year after their candidate season from becoming a local patroller to try out for the Senior EMM. So in other words your third season.
I brought up some new ideas for the OEC programs. I would like to start in the NVTR a Patient Model program. The goal is to keep it simple to participate as a PTM, and most importantly to keep some consistence for candidates in the clinics and testing. Also I would like to have some OEC clinics osted by patrols for other patrols to visit and train. All of the PRs seem to be on board with these ideas. I have some thought on how to do these new programs but input from others is truly welcome.
If you are an OEC Instructor it would be a good thing to go into your NSP profile and make sure it is correct and up dated. Keep a good log of your OEC Instructor work.
Keep a eye on our nspnvt.org site for happenings. We are trying to get information out in a good timely fashion so you can plan to participate in events threw out the region.
So our season begins. Start now, keep "Safety" in mind this season, not only for yourself but for all.Greg Munsell, NVTROA
The only thing that does not change is the math, "keep on training" like its your first day.
A life may depend on it!
Sandy Macy – Receives Lifetime/Emeritus
The Certified Lifetime Member Committee anounced at this years Certified Exam and Meeting held over the last weekend, March, 27-29 at Sugarloaf, ME., that Sandy Macy of the Sugarbush VT. Ski Patrol was nominated for and has received Lifetime/Emeritus status from the committee. A tremendous honor and quite an accomplishment indeed. Congratulations Sandy!
Sandy has been a Certified member since the very early 70's and carries Certified Number 23. I have been informed by many members in the know that Sandy is currently the longest active tenure holder in the Certified membership. Sandy is also the current NVT Region Certified Advisor. If you would like to know more about this challenging and worthwhile program, drop him a note, he'll fill you in on the various details. Congratulations again Sandy.
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