Annual Spring Meeting
Minutes and notes of the meeting held on Saturday, October 15, 2005
Holiday Inn Suites, White River Junction, Vermont
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by Chairman Art Tokle who welcomed the members and guests and thanked them for making the rainy trip to White River Junction.
Moved (Baker, Dodds) to accept the minutes of the Spring Meeting held April 23, 2005. Passed.
Financial Report: Marianne Fairall presented a comprehensive report including:
Schedule: Dan Warner reported that Gunstock will not be holding any
jumping events this year.
Junior Olympics: Tom Dodds has stepped in as the chairperson of the organizing committee for the event which is to be held on the Lebanon K50 Jump and the Oak Hill Cross-Country venue.
John Farnham is making good progress in his efforts to raise $7,000 for lumber for needed renovations and upgrades. There seems to be a good sense of progress at this point.
All of us in the East and particularly in New Hampshire will be rallying around the Lebanon effort.
A tentative schedule of Junior Olympic Events
Tuesday, February 28 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Competition Headquarters open 7:00 PM Team Captains' Meeting and Draw Wednesday, March 1 9:00 - Noon K50 Official Training 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Cross Country Official Training 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Jump Training by Division Thursday, March 2 9:00 AM - Noon Special Jumping and Nordic Combined Jump, K50 3:00 PM Individual Nordic Combined Cross Country, 5Km Friday, March 3 6:00 PM Elimination Target Jump, K50 Saturday, March 4 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM Team Jump Event, K50 2:30 PM Nordic Combined - Team Sprint Event 7:00 PM Awards Banquet
Nationals: Larry Stone reported that the nationals will be held in Steamboat Springs, CO on January 19,20,21, 2006
Fundraising: A very successful golf tournament took place at the Carter Country Golf Club in Lebanon to help defray the expenses of athletes to the Junior Olympics and North American Junior Championships. Despite the deluge (about 4" of rain), morale was high and spirits were raised afterward by Marianne Fairall's hot food and elegant prize table. The goals of tournament, to completely fund the two events above, was met.
Marianne reported that the silent auction raised $1,300 during Saturday of Flaming Leaves, despite yet more inclement weather. She suggested that the sport could be promoted a bit more at this event with printed programs, free passes, and so forth.
Andover has already recruited six new jumpers, plans to put in a new judges stand (at last), a new drain on the K38 landing hill, an electrical outlet for track setting on the K38 trestle, and to crown the outrun for better drainage.
Brattleboro Grade boards will be installed on the inrun of the big hill.
Ford Sayre would like to dig out its landing hill to make it a little bigger, but water problems may preclude doing so this fall.
Newport is planning some trestle improvements. A new warming hut (Jump Inn) has been built, a wonderful addition.
Lebanon: Jon Farnham is still president of the club. They are looking forward to completing a full 52 weeks of continuous jumping at the end of December.
NYSEF: Larry Stone reports that there is no tangible progress on the K64
project, but a recent signup yielded several new youngsters.
Salisbury: Ken Barker reports that a 1K X-C trail has been cut around the jumping area that will have the benefit of snowmaking, a wonderful addition.
The spring meeting will be held at Storrs Hill on Saturday, April 22, 2006.
Moved (Barker, Carter) to adjourn the meeting. Passed. The meeting was adjourned at 7:38.
Respectfully submitted, Tim Norris (Secretary).