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 step is to consult with our partners in the joint resolution. These are the other three regions-Eastern, Northwest and Intermountain-which remain unsigned and with us represent 74% of the membership.
We are encouraged by this timely and thoughtful response to our proposals concerning the ownership of ASEA marks, logos and intellectual properties, governance and future of our respective organizations. Although early in this new round of discussions, we are pleased to receive this offer to continue a dialogue devoted to creating an equitable and fair result for all parties.
For those of you who have not read the interview with President Joel Munn in the recent Instructor to Instructor newsletter, http://www.psia-rm.org/membership/member-benefits/newsletter, please do so as it will give you an in-depth understanding of these negotiations. As a member of both Rocky Mountain and ASEA your membership has not been affected by these negotiations and we are both at your disposal for services.
Rocky Mountain 970-879-8335 www.psia-rm.org
ASEA (national) 303-987-9390 www.thesnowpros.org
The conversation is continuing and you will be updated as things progress. In the meantime, please reach out with questions if you have any.
Yours in skiing and riding,
Executive Committee; PSIA-Rocky Mountain-AASI
Joel Munn, Rick Hinckley and Rick Rodd
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