News and Announcements
As you are aware, we still have limited snow coverage and therefore hill space. Added to this, that many of our athletes have had limited skiing so far this year and a majority have not even skied a training course yet, we will cancel the Club race scheduled for this weekend.
Coaches and Executive Direction will look for an alternate date later in the year and we will communicate that to you.
The Respect in Sport program has been developed to empower people to recognize and prevent bullying, abuse,
harassment and discrimination through an interactive, online certification process. Respect in Sport has been
adopted by many sports organizations across Canada including Alpine Canada, Canadian Ski Coaches, and BC
Alpine, and Whistler Mountain Ski Club has determined to be a leader by adopting Respect in Sport program at
the club level. All parents are required to take the Respect in Sport for Parents module located at https://alpine-canada-parent.respectgroupinc.com/.
The Respect in Sport for Parents module must be completed by all parents
by JANUARY 1, 2019 and thereafter all new members will be required to complete the Respect in Sport for
Parents module within sixty (60) days of joining the Club. The cost of the program is $12. and takes
approximately 1 hour to complete. We hope that all parents will find this a useful experience.
All WMSC Staff are required to take the Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders module.
Activity Leader program: https://alpine-canada-activityleader.respectgroupinc.com
Parent program : https://alpine-canada-parent.respectgroupinc.com
Additionally all Chaperones with the WMSC – mandatory criminal record checks will be required. Apply Online at: https://justice.gov.bc.ca/eCRC/ Access Code: RCEZV57JY2
Nancy Greene played an instrumental role in starting the Blackcomb Ski and Snowboard Club and in supporting the Canadian juvenile skier development program. Nancy has continued to be a great supporter of ski racing in Canada over the years. Nat Bosa and his companies have provided both the Whistler Mountain Ski Club and the Blackcomb Ski and Snowboard Club with financial assistance for the construction of both ski cabins and have continued to support the Clubs and some of the athletes over the years.
To recognize the tremendous contributions of Nancy and Nat in support of ski racing at the Blackcomb Ski and Snowboard Club and in the Whistler Valley and as a consequence of our two Clubs coming together, the Directors of the Whistler Mountain Ski Club created the Nancy Greene/Nat Bosa Bursary. These funds are intended to contribute towards coaching fees, travel expenses, equipment costs and other expenses related to the development of ski racing members of the Club. To qualify an athlete must be an active racing member in a Club program (FIS, U16, U14, U12), BC Team or National Team. A committee has been set up to administer the program and athletes should submit their requests, in confidence, by the end of December. Awards are typically announced in late January and funds applied to your racer account.
At the Boards Discretion:
10 % of Sponsor Capital Fund set aside annually for Nancy Greene – Nat Bosa Bursary
Funds for this award need to be clearly identifiable by Oct 1st
Any funds not allocated in the prior years will be disbursed in subsequent years.
Unused funds should never be directed towards general revenues.
It is the discretion of the awards committee to award 75% or more by Jan 30th with the balance being disbursed to eligible applicants for additional trip funding.
Considerations for Awards:
The Awards committee reviews all submissions and disburses funds to the athletes accounts based on the following criteria.
Perceived Financial Need
Costs of specific program
Character of the athlete and skill level
A committee consisting of Bob Cameron and Jim McGovern has been set up to administer the program this season. All submissions will remain anonymous and all members must be in good standing. Athletes should submit their requests, in confidence, to Bob Cameron, no later than DECEMBER 30th each year. Awards will be announced in late January and funds applied to your racer account.
Apply to: Bob Cameron by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By Mail: Bob Cameron 8308 Ski Jump Rise Whistler BC, V0N 1B9
NOTICE OF 2018 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Whistler Mountain Ski Club will be held on Saturday December 1st, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Whistler Secondary School, 8000 Alpine Way, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B8 for the following purposes:
1. To approve the Minutes of the 2017 AGM;
2. To receive the Report of the Executive Director;
3. To receive the Financial Statements for the year ended April 30, 2018;
4. To appoint Auditors for the current fiscal year;
5. To set the number of directors for 2018/2019 at 9;
6. To elect directors for 2018-2020; and
7. Other business.
We look forward to seeing you at the WMSC 2018 Annual General Meeting.
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Pursuant to By-Law 9.5 the following information is provided:
New nominee directors recommended by the Club’s Nominating Committee:
· David Brownlie (Finance Director)
· Steven Fleckenstein*
· Nicole Stefenelli
Incumbent directors standing for re-election
· Sarah Renzoni*
· Graham Ross
· Jason Shorter
Directors continuing their terms:
· John Legg (Chair)
· Robert Toole (Secretary)*
· Rand Neeves
- Independent by reason of not having children in Club programs.
Directors retiring from the board:
· Hans Lundin
· Patrick Maloney
· Corrie Paulsen
· Marty Aidelbaum
If at the AGM the number of nominees equals or is less than the number of vacancies, then the nominees for Director will be acclaimed. If at the AGM the number of nominees exceeds the number of vacancies, there will be an election and the nominees will be ranked in order of votes received; the nominees receiving the most votes will be elected fill the vacancies and to serve for a term of two years.
Pursuant to By-Law 9.8, members may vote by proxy. Members wishing to vote by proxy must complete the Proxy Form and return it to the Club office at least 48 hours prior to the AGM. Members are urged to either attend the meeting or return their completed proxies to ensure a quorum (10% of eligible members) is present at the meeting. Non-receipt by any member of any notice through error or omission will not invalidate the proceedings of any general meeting.
Calling on all WMSC Athletes and Parents!
The Whistler Mountain Ski Club will be holding its first Annual Season Kick-off Meeting & fitness assessments on December 1st, 2018 at Whistler Secondary School.
As critical information for the season will be communicated in the meeting
Parents: 9am – 12:30
Athletes: 9am – 1:30 Athletes should bring food & drinks for fitness assessments
The day will include:
• 2018-2019 Season-Opening Remarks & Presentation of 2018 – 2019 Coaching Team
• “Developing the Athletic Pathway for Ski Racing in Canada”, Anders Hestdalen, General Manager of BC Alpine
• “Culture & Teamship”, Mark Tilston, Executive Director
• 2018 – 2019 Age group category meetings
• Annual pre-season athlete Fitness Assessments
• “WMSC Operating and Governance Structure”, John Legg, Chair
• Annual General Meeting
In advance of the Kick-off Meeting we are requesting that all parents complete the Respect in Sport – Parent Module. In recognition of the current movement towards improving the ski racing environment for all athletes and parents in Canada, going forward completion of Respect-in Sport Parent Module will become mandatory for all club parents.
You can complete the module through the BC Alpine website at https://alpine-canada-parent.respectgroupinc.com There is a $12 fee to complete this module payable online.
We also ask that in advance of the Season Kick-off Meeting all parents and athletes review the Athlete Code of Conduct and Teamship Values Statement. All parents and athletes will be required to sign the Athlete Code of Conduct and Teamship Values Statement prior to any post December 1, 2018 on snow activity.
This is going to be an exciting start to WMSC’s 2018 – 2019 Season! I look forwards to see you all see you there!