AGM - Food, drink and prizes tossed with a little business on the side!
Come to the NR AGM on June 25 for some food and refreshments and draw prizes. This year, burgers and beverages will be the first items on the agenda, so you are fed, but please stick around for the business portion! Please click here before June 22 to select your choice of a free meat or veggie burger and help us plan the numbers.
After you are sated with a bit of food, there is a bit of business to attend to - reports, money talk, elections and that kind of stuff, but it is short and sweet so please stick around. After we have dealt with the formalities, we will be treated to a slide presentation by Nordic Racer member Marcus Dell on a ski traverse he did in the coast mountain range with a couple of his friends.
Other reasons to attend? Well - you could launch your career in politics. The pay isn't great, but you will feel the love!
Run for one of the following positions on the executive:
*President - chairs meetings, liaises with CCBC and other clubs
*Vice-president - chairs meetings and fills in for president when unavailable
*Secretary - takes minutes of meetings, files papers once a year
*Membership - is the zone4 registration guru, handles all membership queries
*Social Co-ordinator - the fun master, co-ordinates hot chocolate vollies, social events
*Treasurer - keeps track of the money, writes cheques to coaches and cover operating expenses
*Newsletter and Website Editor - puts together the newsletter with copy received from exec or club members, issues newsletters and keeps the website up to date.
Click here for more detailed description of the exec positions.
All positions are always open for anyone who wishes to join the exec and contribute their time and ideas to the club's success. This year we are particularly interested in finding a website/newsletter co-ordinator, and a treasurer because the long-serving volunteers in these roles are stepping down. If you have accounting skills and are organized, or if you are just a bit computer savvy, one of these positions is for you!
Members of the NR exec receive free membership while on the board, and up to $200 rebate on club activities and products (e.g, 50% off accommodation or classes at SilverStar).
All fully paid NR members 18 years of age and older are eligible to run for the above positions and to vote (no proxies). Come out and elect your club directors and officers.
If you are interested in running for any of the positions contact Jamie or Sherryl or any of the club executive for more information about what's involved.
And there's swag. Did you hear about all the great door prizes at the Season End Banquet? Well there's more up for grabs, but you have to attend to win.
Meeting Date: Wednesday, June 25th - 6:00 p.m.
Food served until 6:30pm.
Location: Capilano Tennis Club, 2500 Capilano Road, North Vancouver (directions below)
Directions to Capilano Tennis Club
If travelling east on Hwy 1 (Upper Levels Hwy): Take exit 14, Capilano Road. Turn right (north) at the lights, and drive slowly under the bridge. Make a careful right hand turn into the first driveway after the bridge. If you pass the Chevron gas station, you have gone too far.
If travelling west (towards Horseshoe Bay) on Hwy 1 (Upper levels Hwy):
Take exit 14, Capilano Road. Turn left (south) slowly at lights on Capilano Road, and make a careful left hand turn into the parking lot next to Capilano Pet Hospital. There are two levels of parking for the tennis club. If you have passed under the bridge, you have gone too far.
If coming from downtown: Go over Lions Gate Bridge, turn towards North Vancouver and follow signs for Grouse Mountain. Turn left, (north) up Capilano Road. After several lights, you will pass under the bridge of the Upper Levels Hwy. Turn right into the first driveway leading to the parking lots for the tennis club. If you pass the Chevron gas station, you have gone too far.
For Summer 2014, the Nordic Racers Ski Club is offering dryland training in July and August (8 sessions one evening a week) Wednesday or Thursday evenings on the North Shore from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
For those who have never tried it, "dryland training" is simply training in the off-season. It combines many elements, including strength, endurance, balance, and ski-specific activities. It's the perfect way to get into shape for the ski season, and is ideal for developing or maintaining general fitness (the perfect complement to a weekend hike or bike ride).
Dryland sessions typically include running, intervals, hill climbs, plyometrics (jump training) and exercises to increase strength and balance. Workouts are SELF-PACED and can be tailored to your own fitness level. You don't have to be super-fit and no equipment is needed. Sessions will be led by Jamie Stirling (NCCP 3, CANSI 3, CCC Official 2).
WHEN AND WHERE: Sessions will be on the North Shore. Meeting places are either the Cleveland Dam parking lot or on the north end of Bridgman Ave (beside Save-On-Foods, by Marine and Pemberton). Registered participants will be emailed a location schedule. We will alternate weeks as the type of workout is different at each location.
HOW MUCH: The cost is only $95 for 8 sessions. Since this is a planned progressive program, there are no drop-ins and no one month options.
REGISTRATION: We need a minimum number of participants to run the program so if you are interested contact
firstname.lastname@example.org and indicated your preferred day (Wednesday or Thursday). If we get the required number to run the program we will send those that have expressed interest a link to register.
CAR POOLING: We will help coordinate car-pooling to make it easier for participants to attend the sessions. If you are interested contact coach Jamie. See below.
You must be a member of the Nordic Racers.
And that's a wrap!
Thanks to all those who came out for our club programs and events this year. Despite the low snow locally, conditions were generally good at Cypress Mountain. Other areas of the province, including Whistler Olympic Park had good snow. Thank you to all our volunteers and coaches who contributed to club's success, from the hot chocolate vollies to those who assisted with our deaf and hard of hearing and paranordic programs. Thanks as well to those who volunteered for race events such as the Coast Cups and the Sigge's Payak. We look forward to seeing you all again next year, there is lots of race planning underway for Whistler Olympic Park, and the banquet is booked for the SilverStar weekend on December 4-7, 2014!