Wow! Another great season of waterskiing in Florida has come to an end and as usual, weekend after weekend the scores just continued to climb.
Congratulations to the skiers and many thanks to all the dedicated officials and site hosts that give of their time & lakes.
A reminder that we are only a month away from scheduling events for the
upcoming 2017 season. Our meeting is moving to the Lake Myrtle Sports Complex this year on December 03, 2016 at 11:00 (09:00 for officers & board members). The address is 2701 Lake Myrtle Park Road, Auburndale and the building for the meeting will be on your right as you enter the complex.
At this time, there has not been any bids submitted to host the 2017 Florida State Championships. If you are interested, please send your completed bid form to me at: email@example.com (Bid form & information available in P & P Manual on our Website and/or in Word upon request).
Site owners please think about your date selections in advance so we can work together to get this done in a timely manner.
The Southern Regionals will be returning to Lymanland in Tuscaloosa, AL. July 19–23, 2017 and the U.S. Nationals site and dates have not been determined.
Let’s reflect and take a look back at the Florida ski season. Along with many weekend tournaments, our state was host to: The LCQ at Sunset Lakes, US Open/Big Dawg World Finals at Okeeheelee Park, and King of Darkness at Isles of Lake Hancock. The Florida State Championships were hosted by the Ski Club of the Palm Beaches and a big thank you to Charlotte Melchers, Dennis Longo and all club members for their continued support and hard work! As usual, our state championships were once again, a first class event!
Election of Officers and the Summer business meeting was held on Saturday evening of the same weekend. All officers / council persons were retained with the exception of Brian Guyer has stepped in to fill our open councilman position and Stan Switzer has moved from councilman to Vice President. Also, we now have a new Junior Development Coordinator! Welcome with some renewed energy, Mr. Brian Walsh! Really excited about this and with the assistance of Florida Southern College and Ski Paradise have a junior development clinic with approximately 15 juniors on calendar for November 12th. More on this later!
New business to be voted on will be change of time and possible location for the July meeting. Looking at Friday night at 6 pm at host hotel (tbd).
As a whole the Florida ski season was a busy but successful one. Please remember that all skiers and “Officials” must be FWSF members.
Hoping you have a good off season, if there is one for you, and Spring finds you ready to do it all over again.
Happy Thanksgiving & Merry Christmas!
All the Best, Curtis Rabe
President – FWSF