On Thursday evening, April 5, SCWDC conducted its annual Election Meeting. I was elected as the new SCWDC President. Jelena Berberovic, Mary Kaye Hrivnak, Rene' Thierry, and Cindy Wallace were elected to 2-year terms as Directors, and Foster Stolte was elected to a 1-year term as Director. I look forward to working with the Board of Directors to serve the Club, and continue our proud tradition of promoting the sport of skiing, as well as the trips, events and activities that our members enjoy.
Two changes to the Club's ByLaws were also on the ballot. One was to approve electronic voting for future elections, which was approved. The other was to allow up to four Directors to be non-skiers, an increase from the previous limit of 3. This failed to achieve the required 2/3 majority.
I would like to thank Chris Klocek for his outstanding work as 2017 President, and to Gina Dolin for her service on the Board as a Director.
Several Awards were also made at the Election Meeting to deserving volunteers for their service to the Club:
The Joan Hauswirth Memorial Award for the SCWDC member who contributed most to the Club during the year was presented to Joe Gilbert. Joe served as the SCWDC Nominations Chair, and was a ski Trip Leader and member of the Western/International Trips Committee.
The Toni Castagnolo Award for 25 years of continuous service to the Club was presented to Kenneth Eng, Western International Trips Committee member, and the Club's Webmaster.
Honorary Lifetime Membership Awards were presented to Tennis Co-Chair Casey Tarr, and to Administrative Manager Pete Campbell.
Community Service Awards for lengthy and meritorious service to the Club were presented to Susan Miller, Western International Trips Committee Chairman, and to Jack Tarr, Tennis Teaching Professional.
Gold Certificates were awarded to Trixi Bicknell, Bernie Gilbert, Jayne Lynch, Rita Togni, and Tammy Vetter.
Silver Certificates were awarded to Jelena Berberovic, Mike Favole, Bryan Odenkirk, Mary Macaluso, Ron Rolfe, Erica Rozek, and Rachel Zachary.
Complementary one-year Memberships were awarded to Carole Falvo, Bob Sobun and Rich VanMetter.
Congratulations to all of our Award winners, and many thanks for their dedication and volunteer service to the Club.
Gary K Rubens, SCWDC President
FOOTNOTE: I meet with the Board of DIrectors monthly, usually on the second Tuesday of each month. In the past, the official Minutes of these meetings were not approved until the next monthly meeting, after which they were published on the website. In the interests transparency and improved communications between the Club's members and their elected Leaders, I have streamlined the approval process so that we can publish the Minutes as early as possible, as shown below. Meeting Minutes for the entire past year can also be viewed HERE (also available by clicking the HOME tab on the front page of the Club website)