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This page will provide updates on the NSP/Division reorganization effort as it moves forward through 2004 and beyond.
For a PDF copy of the minutes of the 2004 Spring Officers' Meeting, click HERE. (Added 5/5/04.)
For some pictures from the meeting, click HERE.
For the final 2004 Eastern Division By-Laws Cover Sheet (PDF), click HERE.
For the final 2004 Eastern Division By-Laws Table of Contents (PDF), click HERE.
For the final 2004 Eastern Division By-Laws (PDF), click HERE.
The New Board of Directors, comprised of the 15 Region Directors, took office on 4/24/04 and elected Rick Hamlin as the new Division Director and Board Chairman. They also confirmed John Pelliciotta as Assistant Division Director, Jeff Barcus as Treasurer and Donna McGraw as Secretary. (See Officers.)
A PDF file of the Governance Committee's Proposed Governance Plan, addressing the 14 final points of the Transition Team Final Report is available HERE.
This plan is respectfully submitted to the membership of the Eastern Division of the National Ski Patrol by the Governance Committee:
Richard Hamlin, Chair
The Transition Team Making Their Final Report
2003 Spring Officers' Meeting
(NOTE: Pamm Ferguson and Richard Barron were unable to attend.)
To see a PDF file of the Transition Team's Final Report of 5/6/03, click HERE.
NSP Board of Directors Adopts Sweeping Changes
Click on the line above to see a report from Division Director Jerry Sherman, June 13, 2002.
Also, click on this link to see a message from National Chairman Bill Sachs:
Transition Team Named
At Saturday’s session of the Eastern Division’s 2002 annual Spring Officers Meeting, Division Director Jerry Sherman introduced Pam Hemann (photo at right) from Association Management Services. Ms. Hemann and her company have been working with the board of directors of the National Ski Patrol to assist them in researching and proposing the steps to implement the structural and organizational changes resulting from the Board’s G1 study. Ms. Hemann presented an extensive review of how these changes were identified and examined, and the activity to date to implement some of them.
After her presentation, Jerry Sherman introduced the nine patrollers selected to be the Eastern Division’s Transition Team. The nine patrollers have collectively almost three hundred years experience in patrolling, so they bring to what can be called both an awesome task and an outstanding opportunity significant experience and expertise. The members are – in alphabetical order –
Richard Andriole Sr. Bela Musits
Richard Barron Donald Page
Mary Davis John Pelliciotta
Pamm Ferguson Henry Williams
This team is being asked to be the initial architects for any transition that may occur at the Division level. The team is being asked to identify and develop the guiding principles needed to determine what, if any, changes may occur in the Eastern Division. The team will also attempt to develop the potential structures the division can consider and pass on to the Implementation Team for final action. Finally the Transition Team will assist in the selection of this Implementation Team, which will be in charge of putting any changes identified into practice.
The Transition Team met with Ms. Hemann for several hours Saturday afternoon, and during the course of that time identified approximately eighteen different “things” they would need to study in more detail in order to make a well-considered and appropriate recommendation for the Division. Some of these “things” are:
· Understand “what” is needed first and then worry about the “how”.
· Use terminology that is common to many to avoid misunderstandings.
· Determine member needs.
· Determine ski area and other recreation group needs.
· Can a new model incorporate patroller/member “esprit de corps” into any new business strategy?
· Any change must maintain the interest and numbers of current members and attract new patrollers.
The team will be meeting again in June to continue these discussions and hopes to have its work completed by the 2003 Spring Officers Meeting. The team will be taking its time and exploring many aspects of this issue. We will try to communicate via Trail Sweep and other avenues to keep people up to date on our activities. However, it is difficult to promise any specific time frame for reports or steps, as the team has yet to fully explore its initial thoughts. Please bear with us as we begin this task.
Rick Andriole, Transition Team Chair