In reviewing this snow season, I would like to extend a very special THANK YOU to all of our board members for all of their contributions that make us “Action”:
President – Roger Hiltpold
Vice President – Anne Branson
Treasurer – John Thomas
Secretary – Carole Badt
Membership - Carolyn Geissinger
Past President – Anna Marie Sorriso
Trips Coordinator: Leah Clark, Ken Hodge
Activities – Annette Behrman
Communications – Kelly Gorman
Marketing – Susannah Sunderland
Newsletter – Suzanne Rogers
SDCSC Rep – Rick Cole
Webmaster – John Pierce
It truly has been another respectable snow year for Action Ski & Snowboard Club with the culmination of our Mammoth St. Patrick’s Day 3-day trip being able to enjoy over 2 feet of powder, followed by a very long and fun weekend in Salt Lake City led by Anne Branson. This season was definitely not like the previous record breaking snow season, but it certainly allowed us plenty of special moments. Check out some of our trip pictures on our website HERE.
With our fiscal year ending on May 31st, we would be foolish not to be thankful for our tireless board members’ significant contribution this year taking Action Ski & Snowboard Club to the 20th Century with a successful roll-out of our new actionski.org website. This grandiose achievement was only possible with significant contributions from the following leaders: John Pierce (Webmaster indeed), Anne Branson (V.P. of everything), Kelly Gorman (Communications and Visionary), Annette Behrman (Action Activities Master), Suzanne Rogers (Newsletter Black Belt), John Thomas ($Man), Anna Marie (Marketing and All).
I thoroughly enjoyed part taking in three of Action’s seven 2018 ski trips, which translates to a great batting average (in my mind). But the more fulfilling statistic this season was the fact that our ski & snowboard trip and monthly General Meeting participation was very similar to past successful years. We all have our members and especially our trip-leaders to be thankful for this achievement. Please join me in thanking them for giving back to our club members and allowing “Action Culture” to thrive. Thank you: Carmen & Gary Jahns (M1), Annette Behrman & John Thomas (M2), Carole Badt & Rick Cole (M3), Tom Sekreta & Roger (M4), Suzanne Rogers & Leah Clark (Telluride), Susannah Sunderland & Anna Marie Sorriso (Jackson Hole), Anne Branson (Salt Lake City). Last but not least, without our Trip Coordinator “Leah Clark”, none of these trips would have been possible.
As we are approaching our 2018/2019 fiscal year starting on June 1st, we will be seeking some help on the Action Board to fill vacant roles. It is very easy to volunteer with us, as all you have to do is let me know at one of the next General Meetings that are being held on the first Wednesday of each month. If you are interested in volunteering, we invite you to review the high-level board position roles HERE.
Additional highlights for the year included Tom Sekreta, our M4 Trip Leader being voted “Man of the Year” by the San Diego Council of Ski Clubs, an accomplishment that Action is very proud of. Nice going Tom!
For newbies that are contemplating Action membership, this is the perfect time to sign up on our website HERE. We are currently offering a membership opportunity for $20, which includes an invitation to meet our core members at the year-end party on held on May 19th, which includes dinner, beverages, dancing and more of the Action fun that you can expect from becoming a full-time Actioneer! We look forward to meeting you there.