Annual Meeting 2017

Hi Members,

Our Annual Meeting will be held Friday, May 12 at our home in Waterbury (address is below). Social time starts at 6:00 pm with Pizza provided.

Bring your own beverage. Meeting will commence ~ 6:30 pm. Agenda will include Treasurer’s Report, Election of Officers, Membership status, Club website, this year’s Tournament/State Championship, NorthEast Slalom Series (NESS) Update, State Records, Scheduling Ski Clinic(s), Equipment Rentals, GMWS Sticker/Decal, the Alan Rossi Award, Waterbury Courses Update, and any other items. If you would like any other items added let me know. Please confirm if you will attend so we can order enough Pizza. You can email me or respond directly below.

The Tom Costello/Alan Rossi first state championships were successful with great scores and conditions. Congrats to all our new state champions (listed below). Thanks to all that volunteered your time to make our tournament a success! The tournament was also a stop on Justin Campfield’s North East Slalom Series, which is a seven stop five state tour that culminates in a head to head cash finals. Points awarded are NOPS equalized to level the playing field so everyone has an opportunity to win. For more details visit the North East Slalom Series website www.waterskitheeast.com. The Jamie Beauchesne Clinic held in July was supported by GMWS and Alan Rossi funding and again well attended. 2016 Alan Rossi Award went to Skip Hommel from Massachusetts. Skip is a great skier dedicated to helping skiers improve and volunteering time to our sport. Well deserved! Congrats to Joyce Dobberton Womens 5 Regional Champion, and Donna Epstein for 2nd Place at Nationals in Idaho.

Our 2016 Vermont Champions:

Will Bruzzese Boys 2 Abby Campfield Girls 2
Justin Campfield Mens 3 Karen Bruzzese Womens 3
Bill Bruzzese Mens 4 Darlene McCormick Womens 5
Joe Bourgeois Mens 5 Donna Epstein Womens 7
Bruce Epstein Mens 7    

Our Club is what we make of it. Please make every effort to attend.

THANKS!

Bruce Epstein, President
13 South Pinnacle Ridge RD
Waterbury, VT 05676

bbeski38@gmail.com
CELL: (802)272-5324

Boat Winterizing Info, Invasive Species Fundraiser

As Fall is officially upon us according to the calendar I thought I would forward some information pertaining to boat winterization. Kenneth Kajenski who owns Ski Marine in Williston, VT reminded me of the importance to be properly winterizing your boat. He says about 99% of the engines and exhaust manifolds he replaces are due to improper winterization. The antifreeze you use should be a propylene glycol with corrosion inhibitor (Pink Fluid) but there is another Pink Fluid propylene alcohol that should not be used. The propylene alcohol will harden rubber seals and causes corrosion. Check the label to ensure you are getting the right stuff. Never use a toxic antifreeze (green stuff) that you put in your car. The pink stuff for recreational vehicles is bio-friendly.  Kenneth also noted the importance of draining your engine block and exhaust manifolds of water prior to flushing/filling with antifreeze. Just running antifreeze through your engine and hoping it replaces the water is not a good idea. I have also attached some winterizing tips from Discount Inboard Marine. If you would prefer to have someone winterize your boat engine for you please contact Kenneth Kajenski at Ski Marine 1-802-879-2050. He is a member of GMWS.

Many lakes in Vermont have been battling invasive plant and animal species: Most notably is Eurasian Milfoil. The Lake Iroquois Association located in the towns of Hinesburgh/Williston/Richmond is raising funds to help fight the nasty weed and improve the water quality in Lake Iroquois. They are holding a fund raiser on Tuesday, October 4 from 5-9 PM at the Hinesburgh Public House Restaurant. There will be a locally sourced three course Community Supper for an inclusive price of $20.00.   Half of the funds raised will support Lake Iroquois Association efforts to improve Lake Iroquois water quality, including milfoil control.  Support this local business and support beautiful Lake Iroquois. If you can attend you get a great meal for a great price and help support the efforts of the Lake Iroquois Association.

If you have paid your dues for the year thank you. If you have not paid your dues for the year it would be greatly appreciated if you would do so. A mere $10.00 for an individual or a mere $15.00 for a family. You can pay your dues here on our website by sending a check or by credit card through PayPal.

Record breaking summer temperature wise. Sure hate to see it ending. Thanks for being a member of Green Mountain Water Skiers!

Sincerely,
Joe Bourgeois
Membership – GMWS

Green Mountain Water Skiers 2016 Annual Meeting

Our Annual Meeting will be held Tuesday May 10 at our home in Waterbury (address is below). Social time starts at 6:00 pm with pizza provided. Bring your own beverage. Meeting will commence ~ 6:30 pm.

Agenda will include Treasurer’s Report, Election of Officers, membership status, club website, this year’s tournament / state championship, North East Slalom Series, State Records, scheduling Ski Clinic(s), equipment rentals, GMWS Sticker/Decal, the Alan Rossi Award, Waterbury courses update, and any other items. If you would like any other items added let me know. Please confirm if you will attend so we can order enough pizza. You can email me at address below or respond directly below.

We had a great 2015. The Tom Costello / Alan Rossi Slalom Derby was again successful with great scores and conditions. This year’s will be our first official State Championship and be part of the North East Slalom Series. Thanks to all who volunteered your time. The Jamie Beauchesne clinic was supported by GMWS and Alan Rossi funding and again well attended.

The 2015 Alan Rossi Award went to Randy Youngsma from Mass. Randy is a regional slalom champion and senior driver who has been a driving force pioneering tournament skiing in New England. He has mentored many skiers and has continued to volunteer his time despite being injured for several years. Alan would be very proud.

Our Club is what we make of it. Please make every effort to attend.

Bruce Epstein, President
13 South Pinnacle Ridge RD
Waterbury, VT 05676

info@vt-loghome.com
(802)272-5324 (cell)

Green Mountain Water Skiers Annual Meeting

Reminder:

Our Annual Meeting will be held Monday May 18 at our home in Waterbury (address is below). Social time starts at 6:00 pm with Pizza provided. Bring your own beverage. Meeting will commence ~ 6:30 pm.

Agenda will include Treasure’s Report, Election of Officers, Membership status, Club Website, this year’s Tournament, scheduling Ski Clinic(s), Equipment Rentals, GMWS Sticker/Decal, the Alan Rossi Award, Waterbury Courses Update, and any other items. If you would like any other items added let me know. Please confirm if you will attend so we can order enough Pizza. You can email me at address below or respond directly below.

We had a great 2014. The Tom Costello / Alan Rossi Slalom Derby was again successful with great scores and conditions. Thanks to all who volunteered your time. The Jamie Beauchesne Clinic was supported by GMWS and Alan Rossi funding and again well attended. The 2014 Alan Rossi Award went to Mike Tilton from Natick, Mass. Mike is a talented, dedicated skier who has run the New England Slalom Championships for many years. The Tilton ski team raises money to support the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Alan would be very proud My sincere thanks to all of you who contacted me to support my efforts in the Worlds.

Our Club is what we make of it. Please make every effort to attend.

Bruce Epstein, President
13 South Pinnacle Ridge RD
Waterbury, VT 05676

info@vt-loghome.com
(802)272-5324

Waterbury Reservoir Water Level in Danger

The Friends of Waterbury Reservoir have noted recent discussion about future management of the water level. A mailing of theirs explains all the detail and this can also be accessed at their “Call to Action” link. GMWS is asking you to either attend the Vt. Dept. of Environmental Conservation’s public information meeting on October 7, 2014, 6:30-8:30 at Thatcher Brook Primary School in Waterbury or write to Jeff Crocker, VT Dept. of Environmental Conservation, 1 National Life Dr., Main 2, Montpelier, VT 05620-3522, and express your concern that the water level be maintained at summer levels as it historically has so that everyone can enjoy the resource.

Annual Meeting May 10 at Epstein’s

Hi Members,

Our Annual Meeting will be held on May 10 at our home in Waterbury May 10 (address below). Social hour starts at 6:00pm with Pizza provided Bring Your Own Beverages (BYOB). Meeting will commence ~ 7:00pm. Agenda will include the Treasurer’s Report, Election of Officers, Membership Status, Club Website, Communications, Ski Clinics, Tournament w/ T Shirt Status, Equipment Rentals, GMWS Sticker/Decal and Other Items. If you would like to add any Items to the Agenda let us know. Also, please confirm if you will be attending so we can order enough Pizza. You can email me at the address below or respond directly to this email.

We had a great 2013. The tournament was well attended with great conditions and scores. Thank you to all who volunteered your time to make it happen! The Jamie Beauchesne Clinic with the support of GMWS & Alan Rossi Funds was very successful. Our Club is what we make it. Please make every effort to attend. THANK YOU!

Bruce Epstein, President
13 So Pinnacle Ridge Rd
Waterbury, VT 05676

Email

Cell: (802)272-5324

(Also sent to membership on 3/28/14.

GMWS Blog Born!

The Green Mountain Water Skiers website has been converted to a content management system! Any members may create an account and provide content. Click Register at lower left to create an account. Admin must approve account before you can post (sorry for any delay). Please “continue reading” for helpful suggestions. Continue reading

Facebook Page and Groups Established

Facebook page established. Note from Darlene: as much as I’m not happy with Facebook being a closed network, it is perhaps the easiest way for people to be informed of ski opportunities, find rides and ski partners, and to connect with the entire group. I have it set up so only friends can post. You can set your own Facebook account to let you get emails from people who post on your wall or pages that you follow.

I also set up two groups, a regular GMWS group and a tournament group. You can request to be added simply by becoming my friend or click “Ask to Join Group” at the upper right side of the group’s page. You can also be added to a group by a friend who is already a member.

Since groups require admin approval for you to join, you may have to wait for an admin to confirm your request. Admins can also block specific people from joining a group.

Observer Law

2005 effort failed. 2006 effort still in process, looking good. Please see minutes after this year’s annual meeting to be held on 5/13/06 for update.

Another attempt at passing a bill to allow a wide-angle rearview mirror in place of an observer while water skiing failed again this year, 2004. Approximately 15 avid water skiers, both competitive and recreational, including several AWSA-rated drivers attended a House Transportation Committee meeting and provided testimony. Of the 11 members on the Committee, there were about half that were “friendly” to this issue and the other half seemed to be very disinterested. Continue reading