Hello to all and welcome to our 50th year!
That's right, this next year is our gold anniversary, and we will be honoring this milestone with special events all year long. Your new board is already hard at work on securing locations for next year’s clinics and events. And speaking of your new board, four positions were up for reelection this year. Four candidates were nominated for the positions. Being that the number of candidates matched the number of positions, the new board was sat after the general meeting at the Spring clinic in the traditional timeline as described in our bylaws. For those of you that asked about electronic voting, we want to assure you it is not going away. In fact, we plan to use e-votes to a greater extent in the future to make sure that our members’ voices are strong in the governance of our organization.
Please join me in welcoming the new board:
Additionally, two board members were appointed to complete the terms of members who stepped down:
Hawk Ferenczy (New)
The new officers of the APP are:
President: David Moore
Update on Ortovox Recall...
New Backcountry Access Gate sign at June Mountain
New Offers on our Members-Only Page - check it out!
When in Doubt Immobilize? Maybe not!
Dogma; Merriam Webster defines dogma as “A point of view or tenet put forth as authoritative without adequate grounds”
Why do we immobilize potential thoracolumbar spinal injuries on a long spine board(LSB)? Mostly we do it because we were taught to in some EMT class years ago. Whole sections of state licensure tests were designed to test our ability to completely immobilize a patient on a hard board with straps and duct tape and head restraints. Cervical spine injuries got all of the above with the addition of a c-collar and more tape. But why? (Click here to Read More...)
Educational Scholarship - One of APP's primary goals is to provide education and on-going training to the professional ski patrol community. We raise funds through membership fees and donations. Each year we award scholarships to a small number of applicants so they can attend some event that they otherwise would not be able to afford. Please fill out this application as completely as you can especially focusing on WHY you should get this scholarship. We'll be in touch. Be sure to let us know the DEADLINE by which you need a response. Applications are now being accepted. Click here to complete an application. Deadline is December 31st.
New fund raising vehicle for the APP
If you shop on Amazon.com, and you also wish to support the APP, we have enrolled in an exiting new program to allow you to do BOTH at no additional expense to you. If you use the link at the right to jump to the Amazon shopping site, they will donate 0.5% of any eligible purchase right to the APP's bank account. Same familiar Amazon web site, same familiar Amazon vendors, same Amazon pricing, same Amazon shipping and customer service, BUT, the difference is that Amazon will make donations to us in the process. Use this link for ALL your Amazon purchases!
South American Beacon Project - Donate your old 457 MHz beacon to be re-purposed in South America. This organization is still on-going, and still providing a great service to recycle our old beacons to patrollers and snow workers less fortunate than ourselves in regards to access to the latest technology.
Membership Cards - Become a proud card carrying member. If you are a paid APP member, get your 2017-2018 membership card right from your profile page here on the web site. Click here
Ortovox trade-in program - Trade in ANY brand of older beacon for $75 credit towards purchase of new Ortovox beacon. https://gearjunkie.com/ortovox-transceiver-trade-inAPP SWAG for Sale
There will be updated APP SWAG at the Spring clinic for sale - then afterwards at the on-line store! Hats $20, Shirts $40.
Existing members: If in the past few years, you have attended APP events where you provided your email, the system has sent you an email asking for you to log on. Follow those directions and select Login in the upper right corner of the page, and enter that email. If you have not created a password, select "Forgot Password" to create a password so that you may log on and update all of your profile information. If you have not received an email requesting you to log on, or the system is not accepting your email in our database, contact us for assistance. If you are new to the APP and have never paid dues or provided us your contact information or email, select this link to proceed with a new membership application. Members Only page which will have great benefits and deals for members who have paid their current season dues. If you have any problems or you believe we are missing something, send us an email. Think snow and see you at the next clinic!
| Purchase anything you like from Amazon, same items, same prices, same shipping options, but using this link, Amazon will DONATE 0.5% of eligible purchases to the APP. Use this link
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