Monday, March 28, 2016

2016 Spring Board of Governors Meeting (BOG)

Location:  Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake11000 Craguns Dr Brainerd MN
When:  Saturday 4/30/16 -- 8:00 am
Cost: $37.00/person
Registration: HERE

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Breakfast will be a buffet, with lunch being an "American" buffet  of burgers and brats.

We have blocked hotel rooms at either:

Cragun's Resort, tel:800-272-4867. Reservations can be made up until 4/15 
2 night rate is $109.00 x 2 + tax ($234.08)
1 night rate is $139.00 + tax

Holiday Inn Express, tel:800-272-4867, for $129.00+tax. Reservations can be made up until 4/15.

When making your reservations please ask for the Mt Ski Gull block of rooms.

We will be having a bonfire mixer on Friday night at 8:30 on the beach at Cragun's Resort. All are welcome to attend.

Boating and fishing are available at Cragun's for a fee. Contact Cragun's for pricing. The Holiday Inn Express includes water park tickets for your use.  The Baxter/Brainerd area has many other recreational activities for a fun weekend!

Presenters note: There will be a screen setup in a class room setting for anyone's use.

Monday, March 21, 2016

It took a little while, but...

Warren Mickelson served the National Ski Patrol as a volunteer patroller at Ski Haven/Mt Kato Ski area for over 20 years.  He is a current Alumni member of the NSP.  He never received his 20 year pin and certificate.   We confirmed his years of service through  the NSP archives and ordered the pin and certificate.
His family presented them to him recently at a family gathering, much to his surprise and joy.

Warren first joined in 1971 and patrolled through 1991 and for maybe a couple more years. He completed Avalanche Level I in 1975.

                His daughter contacted us last Fall about him never receiving his 20 year certificate and pin.  Her inquiry indicated how much it would mean to him to receive this.  With a little research and help from National we confirmed that he did serve 20 years for Ski Haven/Mt Kato Ski Patrol.