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Election time

During this difficult time the WBA Board met 10-06-2020 (via Zoom) to continue operations and work toward a viable 2020-2021 winter season and future summer and winter seasons. We are not in a position to say what the coming winter will bring. Our great friend, Mike Power of the Stevens Pass Nordic Center Director retired after 47 years this September. Vail has not named a successor and has not provided information about Nordic Center operations for the coming season. Other venues are being explored. New information from the Governor's office indicates that biathlon events can take place this winter. We will keep you posted via the website and other means of communication and try and formulate a schedule as soon as possible.

In keeping with the WBA by-laws, as best we can in these times, the Board meeting 10-06-20 effectively opened the nomination period for the following positions.

Vice President
Secretary
Board Position 2
Board Position 4
Athlete Representative

The nomination period will last until 11-06-2020 at 6:30 pm. As a reminder the basic nomination process is:

A candidate for a position of the board of Directors must be nominated and seconded by an association member who is eligible to vote. A candidate may nominate him/herself, but cannot second, him/herself. Nominations may be made in advance to any board member during the nomination period. All nominees are encouraged to provide a brief (100 words) summary of their qualifications. Copies of each submitted summary will be provided to the membership with the e-mailed ballots and will be posted on the Association's web page.

All of these positions require commitment and dedication to keeping the WBA going and supported. After the nomination period ends Election Administrator Ian Gunter will contact members with a voting ballot and comment sheet. Votes must be in two days before the Annual Membership Meeting. The meeting is now set for November 17th at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be held on-line via Zoom with WBA Treasurer Bryn Black the coordinator.

Please stay safe and health,

Bob Vallor
President


WBA Season Ends too soon

After a temporary shutdown of all of its ski area because of COVID-19, Vail Resorts announced today that they will not reopen, it is closing for the season. We have verified this with Stevens Pass Nordic Center Director Mike Power. As a result there will be no April biathlon competitions this season.

The season points will be tallied and the number of qualifying competitions adjusted. The results will be posted noting who qualified for first, second and third in each age group. Medals will be awarded at a future date.

We are waiting to hear from Mike for a date we can get our equipment hauled down from the biathlon range container.

I hope you are all doing well and taking precautions during these trying times.

Bob Vallor
Washington Biathlon Association


NO Try Biathlon this season

Due to weather and logistical issues we will not be able to hold a Try Biathlon event this season. We had hoped to host two sessions, one on February 29th and one on March 1st. But the weather forecast for the coming weeks is not good for skiing. For the 29th and 1st it is expected to be near 50 degrees. Plus there has been significant snow melt in the area and no new snow is in the forecast. In addition we have been unable to establish site use guidelines. We will look forward to hosting one or more Try Biathlons in the 2020-2021 winter season.


NEW: Google Group

Due to some changes made by Yahoo, we will no longer be using YahooGroups.

We now have a Google Group to post discussions and questions specific to Washington Biatlon. Looking for carpools, advise on equipment, last minute details about events, etc...

Please copy this link and request to join:
https://groups.google.com/d/forum/wabiathlon



SOLD OUT Intro Clincs

Our Intro Clinics scheduled for this weekend, Feb 1 & 2 are now SOLD OUT.

All confirmations have been sent via Websorer. If you registered and did NOT receive an email please let me know (after checking your spam folder).

Thank you,
Bryn
bryn.black@wabiahtlon.org