The 2021 Annual Meeting of the Membership will be held on
Monday, March 1st
6:30 - 8:00pm
In 2021 we're going virtual!
If you would like an invite to the Annual Meeting please fill out this FORM.
6:30pm Meeting Called to Order
6:30-6:45 Board Member Elections
6:45-7:45 Annual Review - Introductions, Winter Operations, Financials, Junior Teams, Major Projects, etc.
7:45-8:00 Q&A Period
8:00 Meeting Adjournment
There is one board member position up for election this year.
Nominees can be viewed below and you can cast your vote HERE.
Voting is open now through Monday, March 1st at 6:45pm or "in person" at the Virtual Meeting.
You must be a current member and a minimum of 18 years old to vote. Your vote will be void if you are not a current/supporting member.
Board Member Nominees
Biography: My wife, Diane, and I moved to Leavenworth in 1976. It was our dream to live here after many visits with her family who were orchardists and had a ranch on the North Road. Her family was involved in the LWSC and all jumped and skied from the early days so naturally, we became immediately involved. I served as President from 1977 to 1979 and help put on the American Ski Jumping Championships in 1978. It has been so amazing to see the growth and impact the LWSC has on the community. I spent my career teaching in the Leavenworth and then Cascade School District until I retired in 2013. I went on to teach in the graduate program at Teton Science Schools in Jackson, Wyoming from 2013-2018. I taught snow science and working with graduate students on how to teach children in the outdoors. I am retired now and have time to give back to a sport that has always been a big part of our lives. I have also been a member of the National Ski Patrol since 1981. Patrolling at Mission Ridge and Grand Targhee Resort in Wyoming.
Concerning LWSC BOD Candidacy: Skiing has been a big part of my life. The sport has taken me to some amazing places, many memories, and friendships. I feel this is a way I can give back to something I love. After spending this winter teaching our oldest grandchild how to ski it reinforces how special our hometown ski area is. I feel I have the knowledge and passion to help the club move forward into the future.
Biography: Hello there! My name is Angela and I am interested in running for the LWSC Board of Directors position. I moved to Leavenworth from Minneapolis 4 years ago. I started working at Ski Hill the first winter I moved here, and I loved it! I felt such a strong sense of community and comradery. It was only since I moved here that I took up Alpine and Nordic skiing. I warmed up to them quite quickly, and now they are my favorite hobbies! I originally moved to Leavenworth to get my foot in the door in the wedding industry. Since then I have created my own wedding planning business called Beau Bella Wedding Planning.
Concerning LWSC BOD Candidacy: I believe I would be a good fit for this position, because I love to network and meet new people. I enjoy scheduling, staying organized, and making decisions to better our community.
Biography: I grew up sliding on snow. My family sledded on the hill behind our house in a giant 4 person bright orange toboggan. We Nordic skied along the train tracks and downhill skied at the resorts across Oregon. I sold poinsettias and wreaths to offset the cost of joining the coed high school ski team and placed 6th in state for combined slalom and giant slalom. After finishing college and banking many powder days at Mt. Baker, I moved to Leavenworth to explore the local mountains. I eventually went back to Corvallis for graduate school and was assistant coach for the Corvallis High School ski team for two years. I have been a part time Mission ridge pro patroller since 2016. I am committed to health the sustainability of our local winter recreational activities and I would like to be more engaged with those goals as a board member for LWSC as my daughter begins to grow up sliding on snow.
Concerning LWSC BOD Candidacy: I worked for LWSC as a ski patroller from 2012-2014 and I have been a pass member ever since, using all classic, skate, and downhill locations. I understand the challenges of keeping equipment running, finding staffing, working under a tight budget, all the while keeping guests safe. I have also been a successful grant writer and project manager by being a creative problem solver in my full time job working for Chelan County. From knowing the ropes to the books my well rounded experiences at ski hill and passion for winter outdoor recreation puts me in great position to serve on the LWSC board.
Biography: I’ve called Leavenworth home since 2012, where my wife and I have been raising our two boys and I’ve had the opportunity to coach them in various sports including the last five years of alpine skiing for the LWSC. I was born in Maine where I learned to ski on a rope tow at a small community area called Lost Valley, much like our club. I spent most of my school years in Georgia before moving to Washington over twenty years ago, where I got my first job at a ski resort. Little did I know then that I would spend most of the next two decades as a manager in the ski business. My favorite pursuits include trail running, reading non-fiction books, and exploring the wilderness with my family and friends.
Concerning LWSC BOD Candidacy: The LWSC is such a unique part of what makes Leavenworth a special community. I’ve been involved with the club in different capacities over the years as a member, event volunteer, ski coach, and as the primary liaison and advocate of the club during my time on the leadership team at Stevens Pass. One of the most rewarding things I have been a part of is leading the efforts to establish the Academic Excellence Program that allows students at the Cascade School District with good grades to ski free at Stevens Pass. I think I am a good candidate for the Board of Directors due to my experience, skillset, and enthusiasm. Throughout my career in the ski industry, I have had success leading various teams in sales, marketing, guest service, operations, strategic partnerships, and events. Those that have worked with me would likely say that I am down to earth, a good listener, organized, strategic, and that I have a thoughtful approach to problem solving. On Wednesday and Friday nights, you will likely find me at ski hill ‘directing traffic’ and announcing kids names as they bravely soar down the ski jump. Thanks for considering me.