18th Annual Connecticut Region Alumni Day
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 (note the date change)
Ski Sundown, New Hartford CT
Cost: $10.00 (cash money only, no checks or credit cards) per person for all activities - coffee, doughnuts, lunch, skiing and stuff. $10.00 is a great value for a day’s skiing, snacks and a lunch, and time spent with great comrades.
When you arrive, come to the lodge – leave your skis and poles outside, and then come over to the 2nd floor level and look for me.
Due to COVID RESTRICTIONS, PLEASE DECIDE FOR YOURSELF. You are asked to wear a mask when gathering inside.
9:00 to 10:00 a.m. – Registration/coffee and doughnuts/Ski Patrol trivia session? (brush-up).
10:00 to 12:00ish – Skiing; group runs of “Grace, Fluidity, and Enchantment”, and maybe even a few grins, followed by more skiing. For those who do not wish to brave the slopes, indoor schmoozing is perfectly acceptable.
1:00 - ? Lunch, reminiscences, general ramblings, stuff, and/or more skiing/schmoozing. Anyone who wishes to take pictures or videos is welcome to bring your photo equipment. Maybe we can post the results on the Region website again.
RSVP – Bob Cassello – 203-671-7716 - if no answer, leave message – name(s) of persons attending.
Email- email@example.com - name(s) and number of persons attending. You only need to reply if you plan to attend. The ski area staff needs the courtesy of a head count so that they may provide sufficient lift tickets and lunches.
You can pay when you arrive…but you MUST R.S.V.P to attend. If you R.S.V.P. but do not show up, there will be no charges held against you. The area needs a headcount in order to know how many lift passes to reserve and how many meals to prepare. Reply deadline: Sunday February 27, 2022. Hope to see you there. This event will take place regardless of weather, provided that the lodge is open. If the lodge is closed, we will once again adjourn to the Log House Restaurant where each person will pay individually with a $5.00 rebate from the Connecticut Region Alumni budget.
Bob Cassello Connecticut Region Alumni Advisor
203-671-7716 (if no answer, please leave message)
An alumni member is a special registration category for patrollers who, for various reasons, decide to no longer provide emergency care or rescue services, but wish to continue their relationship with the National Ski Patrol. Alumni membership is available to anyone who has been registered with the NSP as a patroller or physician partner (above candidate) for one year.
The NSP created the alumni member category in 1977 as a way to facilitate contact wth former members and keep them informed of national events and activities. Today, there are over 4,500 alumni members affiliated with the NSP.
At the overall NSP level, Alumni enjoy most of the benefits of regular membership in terms of Pro deals, discounts and receiving Patrol Magazine, as well as voting in the National Board elections.
The advantages beyond that relate to the level of involvement that an Alumni wants to maintain with their former patrol, region and all the way up the chain to National level volunteer leadership and committee participation.
Each Alumni gets to decide how they want to stay connected. The transition from actively patrolling to Alumni does not need to be from doing all to doing nothing. There are lots of options that allow alumni to be valuable contributors to the organization and satisfy their desire to help out, put skills that developed over a lifetime of patrolling and keep that feeling of community they loved about being a patroller.
Additionally, at all levels throughout the organization, Divisions, regions, sections and patrols host various alumni events and provide opportunities to stay connected to their patrolling friends.
The list attached was created by your Alumni Advisors to help everyone understand the incredible resource your Alumni members can be.
Contact you Alumni Advisor for additional support, and to contribute your thoughts and ideas about the Alumni program.