Regular Meeting of the ASEA-C Board of Directors
May 19-20 2018
Delta Marriott Grand Rapids
Presiding: Richard Wren
David Seelbinder – Snowboard Admin
Nick Herrin – CEO of PSIA AASI National
Ken Herman – Alpine Admin
Phillip Howell – Snowboard Sections 4,5,6 Board Member
Geoff Shepherd – Snow sports director chair, board member
Julie Nitzsche – Section 6 Board Member
Brad Miller – Ed VP section 5 Board Member
Gary Nelson – Section 1 – Board Member
Sally DeLange – Section 5 Rep Board
Ron Shepard – Executive Director
Richard Wren – 2017-2018 PSIA/AASI Central President –
Bill Brooks – Adaptive Rep
Brooks Lillehei – Section 1,2,3 Snowboard
Jon Wittman – Section 1 Rep
Bart McClure 9 Section 3 Rep, Finance VP, Central Rep on National Board
Forrest Gibson – Section 6 Rep
Zeke Fashingbauer – Nordic (all Sections)
Nancy Wilder – Section 2 Rep
Jon Fay – Nordic Admin
Lauren Foster – Member Services Manager PSIA/AASI National
Shelby Huffman – PSIA-AASI Events Administrator
1. Call to Order – Richard Wren Started at 5/19/2018 at 8:15am Eastern Time
1.1. A Quorum was Established
1.2. Shelby Huffman appointed as Recording Secretary
1.3. Agenda for Meeting has been Approved with no additions.
1.4. Brooks Lillehei – asks that the series of Motions sent to the board for consideration be moved to the committees for review then brought back to the board to approve or deny for the following days deliberations.
1.5. Brad Miller – Moves to have motions shifted to the August Board Meeting
1.5.1. Passed by All
1.6. Agenda to move forward
2. Approval of Minutes
2.1. Minutes moved by Bart McClure seconded by Forrest Gibbson
2.1.1. Minutes of Oct 11, 2017
126.96.36.199. Date that was referenced was incorrect- Corrected
188.8.131.52. A paragraph was noted as incomplete. Paragraph was corrected.
184.108.40.206. Vote: Unanimous
2.1.2. Dec 6 2017 –
220.127.116.11. Vote: Unanimous
2.1.3. March 3 2018 – Special Board Meeting to Appoint Vacant Seats
18.104.22.168. -Motion to change the date
22.214.171.124. Ref – Misspelling of Jon Wittman –
2.1.4. Motion to accept minutes as amended made by Forrest Gibson – Seconded by Bart MCClure
126.96.36.199. Vote: Unanimous
3. Officer Reports – Opening – 8:46am
3.1. Presidents Report – Richard Wren
3.1.1. Notes Improved Relationship with Membership
3.1.2. Executive Director Ron Shepard was able to meet with a sizable portion of the resorts in the central area.
3.1.3. Board members may/should contact ski schools/resorts
3.2. Executive Vice President – Sally DeLange
3.2.1. Likes the direction that board is taking.
3.3. Education V.P – Brad Miller
3.3.1. With the hire of Ron Shepard to executive director – the relationship with our membership has improved.
3.3.2. Sees the need for Communication with clinicians for Adaptive
3.3.3. Recommends that Adaptive Certification – Must be completed by Adaptive Clinicians
3.3.4. In the Alpine Role: Ken Herman has researched locations reviewed the Re-evaluation of Alpine Staff.
3.3.5. Children’s Specialist: Numbers have decreased
188.8.131.52. Stressed importance of maintaining the National Standards and the need to keep groups separated.
184.108.40.206. Noted the introduction of the Cross Country – CS1 CC
3.3.6. Introduced the Senior Specialist program under the guidance of Julie Nitzsche, and committee- opening next season.
3.3.7. Raised the success of Alpine and Snowboard Webinars.
3.3.8. Noted Freestyle has increased success by adding Clinicians from Alpine
3.3.9. Snowboard – David Seelbinder
3.3.10. Nordic – John Fay
220.127.116.11. Nordic Workbook to be addressed by Nordic Staff
3.3.11. ELC – Education Leadership Council
3.3.12. Continues to work on College education credit.
3.3.13. Developing a “National” Score Card
3.3.14. PSIA National CEO Nick Herrin – Discusses Task Force Teams for National – Specialist Programs
3.3.15. Brad Miller – Introduces New Rules
18.104.22.168. Helmets will be required apart from Cross Country
22.214.171.124. Uniforms are required for and maintained by the board of directors
3.3.16. Staff Review List
3.4. Election Committee – Sally DeLange
3.4.1. Stresses the importance of letting the whole membership know that there was an election.
3.4.2. Suggests a “Get Out the Vote” initiative. Remind the membership that they need to nominate candidates.
3.4.3. Asks for BIO & Pictures in the Central Line
3.4.4. Also New board member pictures
3.4.5. Board Member Pictures
3.4.6. Updating the Website
3.4.7. Website Management
3.4.8. Board Member Recruitment
3.5. Finance VP – Bart McClure
3.5.1. Financial Position Overview
3.5.2. Budget Meeting is next Meeting
3.6. Administrative Secretary – Julie Nitzsche
4. Election Executive Committee
4.1. Presidential Seat
4.1.1. Bart McClure – Nominates Richard Wren
4.1.2. Forrest Gibson Nominates Julie Nitzsche
126.96.36.199. Julie Nitzsche declined
4.1.3. Richard has been nominated and seconded
188.8.131.52. Roll Call Vote: Unanimous
4.1.4. Richard Wren is Elected President
4.2. Vice President Seat
4.2.1. Geoff Shepherd nominates Sally DeLange, Julie Nitzsche 2nd
184.108.40.206. Vote via Roll Call: Unanimous
4.2.2. Sally DeLange is Elected Vice President
4.3. Education Vice President Seat
4.3.1. Julie motions for Bradferd Miller, Seconded by Sally DeLange
4.3.2. Vote via Roll Call: Unanimous
4.3.3. Bradferd Miller is elected Education Vice President
4.4. Financial Vice President
4.4.1. Nomination for Bart McClure
4.4.2. Nomination for Brooks Lillehei
4.4.3. A vote by ballot is conducted, Bart McClure is elected 8:5
220.127.116.11.1. Moved by Julie Nitzsche, seconded by Geoff Shepherd to accept Bart as Financial V.P. as determined by Ballot Vote
4.4.4. So moved, Bart McClure is elected Financial V.P.
4.5.1. Brad Miller nominates Julie Nitzsche– Sally DeLange seconded
4.5.2. Moved by Nancy seconded by Bart
4.5.3. Discussion Ensues
4.5.4. Vote via Roll call: Unanimous
4.5.5. Julie Nitzsche is elected Secretary
5. Executive Director Report – Ron Shepard
5.1. Operation review (Net Revenue)
5.2. Budget Alignment
5.3. Avoiding Event Cancelations
5.4. Investment Account
5.5. Discussion of Payment Plan vs. Annual Payment
5.6. Pass Rates and Event Participation
5.7. S.W.O.T. Analysis
6. Break for Lunch Resume at 12:46
7. PSIA CEO Nick Herrin
7.1. National Presentation Collaboration of the Presidents Council
7.2. NPS Scores by division
7.3. Adoption of National Code of Conduct
7.3.1. Board discussion to establish a due process task force: Date to be determined at the next board meeting
18.104.22.168. Sally, Brooks, Richard, and ?
22.214.171.124. Motion 126.96.36.199. – to Adopt code of conduct recommendation – entertaining process – Moved until new established task force can review.
7.4. Adoption of National Lifetime Membership
7.4.1. Julie Nitzsche Motion to approve lifetime membership recommendation adopt into the PnPs visible to all. 2nded by Zeke Fashingbauer
7.4.2. Discussion ensued
7.4.3. Brooks – amended motion noticed by the board and will be voted on 30 days after today.
188.8.131.52. Move to Vote
184.108.40.206. Rolecall Vote: Unanimous
8. Central Section Reports
8.1. Section 1 – Gary Nelson – (problems distance)
8.2. Section 2 – Nancy Wilder – Central line – articles for everyone; discipline; 1 central line –
8.3. Section 3 – Bart McClure – Benefits of alternative events – (financial benefits)
8.4. Section 4 – Brad Miller – Successfully held events, new school, schools closing.
8.4.1. Grand Traverse Ski Club – policies/procedures and educational outline
8.4.2. Richard – events were not cancelled – longest open resort
8.5. Section 5 – Geoff Shepherd – 4 east/ 4 wests – decent start but ended early on the west side.
Events went off without a hitch.
8.5.1. Sally DeLange – Mt. Brighton has a more positive outlook for PSIA’s future.
8.6. Section 6 – Julie Nitzsche – Snow trails! Peak trails
8.6.1. Forrest Gibson – services and better delivery services. Board is working together.
8.6.2. Mad river, Snow trails, Paoli peaks,
8.7. Snowboard Sections (1,2,3) – Brooks Lillehei – Buck Hill level 1, Buck Hill D-team event
8.8. Snowboard Section (4,5,6) – Phillip Howell – train the trainer, pds events, (Plan B alternative education)
8.9. Nordic Admin Report
8.9.1. John Fay – Children’s CC event under Carole
8.9.2. Nordic – Elm Creek
8.9.3. Gear will be able to be offered at a rental price
8.10. Adaptive Admin Report – Bill Brooks, Ron Shepard, and Brad Miller lead the report in the absence of the Adaptive Admin.
8.10.1. Amend the agenda to discuss the removal of the current Adaptive Admin. Motion.
8.11. Alpine Admin Reports – Ken Herman
8.11.1. Boyne Highlands Training
220.127.116.11. Merging the two sides of the Lake
18.104.22.168. Online learning sessions
22.214.171.124.1. Attendance is high – Offer a live event that is streamed also
126.96.36.199. Adjustments to the ed staff handbook
188.8.131.52. Hiccup with the Retry process
184.108.40.206.1. ECC – ideas about how to run the program
220.127.116.11. 2-day exam process
18.104.22.168.1. Increase the cost of the event
22.214.171.124.2. 4 examiner days only 3 involved
126.96.36.199. 1-day level 1 with maximum of 3 participants.
188.8.131.52. Training Team
8.12. Committee Reports – desired outcomes Forrest would like to have the ideas submitted and committed to them. Postponed until tomorrow.
Meeting Adjourned for the Day
May 20th, 2018
8.13. Governance Committee
8.13.1. Brooks noted that the Committee was not established fully.
8.13.2. Bart McClure, Brooks Lillehei, Julie Nietzsche, Chad Poepping appointed to the Governance Committee
8.14. Election Committee – Sally DeLange
8.14.1. Chair- Sally DeLange
8.14.2. added Jon Whitman
8.15. Budget Committee – Bart McClure
8.15.1. Report should be made available by the next weekend
8.15.2. Chaired by Brooks, Phillip Howell, Bart McClure (V.P.)
8.15.3. Education Committee Reports
184.108.40.206. Brad Miller – Senior Specialist program –
220.127.116.11. Brad Miller as Chair, Julie, Phillip, Nancy, Sally DeLange, Gary Nelson
8.16. Snow sports Director Committee – Geoff Shepherd – New Directors – Boyne Roundtable
8.17. Marketing & Communications Committee Report – Forrest Gibson -Sally, Sherry, Forrest, Scott were past members
8.17.1. New: Forrest (Chair), Richard Wren, Ron Shepard, Phillip Howell, Jon Wittman
8.17.2. End of June – Ideas for the committees
9. Calendar: Richard requests to continue calendar to maintain 3 year projection.
9.1. Bart McClure move to calendar Michigan in 2021 second by Julie
9.2. Discussion; Unanimous Voted and passed.
10. Julie Nitzsche- Senior Specialist Presentation
10.1. Alpine Senior Specialist Committee
10.1.1. Bill Bonkowski
10.1.2. Carlton Guc
10.1.3. Sherry McCabe
10.1.4. Julie Nitzsche
10.1.5. Gary Nelson
10.1.6. Monica schwanitz
10.2.1. Wes Doak
10.2.2. Bill Horton
10.3.1. Jon Stapleton
10.3.2. John fay
10.3.3. Brad miller
11.1. Motion 1 – Brad Miller presents:
11.2. Motion to approve by Forrest
11.3. Seconded by Zeke
11.4. Roll Call: Unanimous
11.5. All motions brought to the board today have been noticed by the board.
12. Code of conduct
13. Adaptive Administrator
13.1. Brought to the boards attention that we must replace the current Adaptive Administrator.
13.2. The Executive Director will look into finding a new Adaptive Administrator.
13.3. The Education v.p Brad Miller will be nominating candidates to fulfill the position of the adaptive administrators
14. Request for Alpine Examiner Re-Assessment
14.1. Requested by Brad Miller that the Alpine Administrator create an assessment program that will review Ed Staff members capacity and qualification.
15. PSIA-C EF
15.1. Geoff Shepherd C.E.F. report to be held over the phone call. The board for the C.E.F. was not determined at this meeting.
16. 2 Day Exam Process:
16.1. Julie acting secretary requested that the 2-day level 2 and 3 exams be noted to board. This has already been put into motion and have been noted by the board.