Governance Discussion on Linkedin PSIA Group

July 9, 2013 A member’s Response to Eric Sheckleton Posts on Linkedin Governance and Credentialing For more information and to comment on the discussion, please go to the Linkedin PSIA group http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=56609&trk=hb_side_g GOVERNANCE First, I want to thank you Eric for your time. I want to make sure that all of us, even though we may disagree, do appreciate and thank you and the rest of the volunteers of PSIA-AASI for their time. I also understand that all of our
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Governance Task Force Recommendations Report

Please click the link below to view the GTF Recommendations Report from July 3, 2013: GTF Recommendations Report
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Rocky Mountain Response to the GTF Report

Rocky Mountain Response to the GTF Report July 3, 2013 In response to your request for feedback, the PSIA-RM-AASI Board of Directors begins by providing three points to reference as you review our comments.  Those comments will specifically address each recommendation, while these core principles form the backbone of our reply. 1 – The PSIA-RM-AASI Board has said and continues to say we are not signing the existing Affiliation Agreement.  It seeks to formalize a relationship in terms we do not a
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Rocky Mountain Response to the GTF Report (Short Version)

Rocky Mountain Response to the GTF Report (Short Version) At the recent ASEA sponsored and facilitated Governance Task Force session on June 2 and 3, 2013 recommendations were proposed.  The PSIA-RM –AASI Board of Directors would like to relay our response to these recommendations.  The core principles we stand on are: The PSIA-RM-AASI Board continues to hold that we are not signing the existing Affiliation Agreement.  We desire an organization that has the Divisions as its members and is there
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Questions and Comments from the Community

Questions and Comments from “The Snow Pros Community” Comments from RM Board Member Rick Hinckley From the Snow Pros Community (earlier this year), here are Questions and Statements from Pat Ronan of Alaska Div (in Bold) and answers and comments from Rick Hinckley. (italics) Questions asked: Who makes the budget for the divisions and national? The Budgets are put together and tracked by each separate organization. All nine divisions and ASEA (aka National) are separately incorporated organizatio
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Rocky Mountain Membership Portal!

July 2, 2013 Hey Rocky Mountain, We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for your continued support in our association through your membership.  July 1 marks the beginning of a fresh, New Year of membership and optimism for a banner snow year to come.  Although many of us are enjoying the sun, fun and lack of super supportive footwear, we can’t help to think of sharing great on snow experiences in the up-coming winter.  Your Rocky Mountain office does not take its eye off the ultima
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Beth Fox Honored with the 2013 Partnership Award

The National Sports Center for the Disabled’s Beth Fox Honored with the 2013 Partnership Award  Winter Park, Colo. (June 18, 2013) – The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) is pleased to announce that Beth Fox, operations director for the NSCD, just received the 2013 Cobb Partnership award established by US Ambassador Cobb.  Americans eligible for the award have demonstrated a long commitment to fostering U.S. relations with Iceland and to the building of bridges between the two count
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Explanatory Notes

EXPLANATORY NOTES   1.         Historical Perspective Looking back to the formation of PSIA, the current statement of purpose is probably very close to the reasons why the organization was founded in the early 60’s by the then existing regional certification committees.  Most will agree that that purpose remains, i.e., ASEA is a service center for the Divisions.  However, the nature and face of the organization has changed.  There is a need to revise the statement of purpose to unambiguousl
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A Framework to Reform ASEA Governance

  INTRODUCTION The October, 2012 Joint Resolution of the Eastern, Rocky Mountain, Intermountain and Northwest Divisions called for substantial reform of the governance of ASEA which we see as lacking accountability to individual members and the Divisions.  This document provides a framework for how needed reform may be accomplished.  We Divisions see reform as imperative to restoring trust and confidence in ASEA governance.   LEGAL FRAMEWORK The Revised Colorado Non-Profit Corporation Act p
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Governance Update

On April 17, 2013, ASEA announced via broadcast e-mail to all members the imminent creation of a Task Force to review its governance structure.  The need for this review was first suggested by the East, Rocky Mountain, Intermountain and Northwest Divisions in their October, 2012 Joint Resolution to the ASEA Board. During the period since the initial request for formation of such a Task Force and today, the Divisions signing the Joint Resolution have not been idle.  While the other Divisions vote
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2013 New Zealand Rookie Academy Courses

Interested in 2013 New Zealand Rookie Academy courses? Want to develop your skills and gain qualifications this summer in beautiful Lake Wanaka, New Zealand? Contact info@rookieacademy.com for more information.
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Board Update to Negotiations with ASEA

PSIA-RM-AASI Board Update re: ASEA Negotiations Dear Member, In our continuing effort to keep you informed concerning the ongoing negotiations with ASEA, the Board of Directors of PSIA-RM-AASI, offers this brief update: We continue to work with our counterparts from PSIA-NW, PSIA-I and PSIA-E to find common points of agreement concerning the future of our organizations and our relationship with ASEA and the other 5 regions. In mid-April, the Division Presidents, selective BoD members, and counse
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ASEA Negotiation Update

February 20, 2013 Optimistic Negotiation Update Since the interview with Joel Munn, President of the Rocky Mountain Board of Directors and the update about recent negotiations with the ASEA, we are happy to report that lines of communications have opened even further.  The Joint Resolution Divisional Partners consist of Rocky Mountain, Eastern, Inter Mountain and Northwest and have consistently stated that the affiliation agreement proposed by the ASEA is not something that this group is comfort
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RM Board President Interview

Joel Munn, RM President Interview with Dave Schuiling, Director of Education I had the opportunity to sit down with President Joel Munn to discuss current affairs in the Rocky Mountain division. As a member of the administration team I am privy to the discussions surrounding our negotiations with ASEA (aka National) and we both agreed it was important to update the membership on this topic. Dave:  As President, how do you see the current state of the Rocky Mountain Division? Joel:  Rocky Mountai
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PSIA-Rocky Mountain-AASI Update

Dear PSIA-Rocky Mountain-AASI Members, Today we are in receipt of communication from Eric Sheckleton, ASEA Chairman of the Board, which we believe helps to advance the ongoing negotiations concerning agreements between the 10 parties which represent the interests of all Snowsports Professionals across America . Your Board of Directors is committed to finding pathways of reconciling this very important issue. To help foster a new conversation concerning the future of the organizations, our next s
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ASEA Update

December 19, 2012 Dear Rocky Mountain Membership, We hope that this letter finds everyone in good spirits as you prepare for the holidays in the new snow! In order to update our membership, the Board of Directors of PSIA-Rocky Mountain-AASI is sending this communication concerning our efforts over the past year to formalizing agreements with the ASEA, the American Snowsports Education Association (known by many of you as “national”). In The Presidents Letter from the 2011 fall edition of Instruc
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Interview with Christian Keller, by Doug Sanders

Christian Keller walks out into the crisp breezy chill of the Snowy Mountains every morning with his eyes twinkling and ears curled back to make room for his glimmering smile.  His 30 year old pink florescent Solomon boots clank on the metal grate as he walks over the bridge and turns to me. His thick Swiss accent he says “Douglas.  I think there is knee deep powder today!” He pauses, tilts his head into schoolboy wink and continues, “You just need to kneel down!”  His timing is still perfect ev
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New Alpine Freestyle Events

We have just added some more Freestyle Events to our calendar! See below for dates and locations. If you are attending the Freestyle Specialist 2/3 exams, you must either have your Freestyle Speicalist 1, or attend either the Freestyle Fiesta or Jibber’s Paradise. Alpine Freestyle Fiesta January 9-10 at Snowmass January 16-17 at Vail Alpine Jibber’s Paradise January 9-10 at Snowmass January 16-17 at Vail
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We have a new website

  Yep, in case you hadn’t noticed we have a new website. It’s been a long time coming and we are totally stoked to have a new site that has some great new features like:  
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Check the Job Board for all Job Listings

This will be the place to find jobs posted by RM schools. Keep an eye on the Job Board section of the site for updates.
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