Sunday, March 10, 2019

2019 Western Region Spring Meeting and Awards Banquet


The 2019 Western Region Spring Meeting and Awards Banquet will be held Saturday May 4, 2019 and hosted by Powder Ridge Ski Patrol


Meetings will be held at the

Best Western Kelly Inn
100 4th Ave South
St. Cloud MN 56301

Register HERE for the Banquet dinner and various other actvitities.
Please note, there is no longer a Fall meeting. The Awards have been moved to the Spring meeting.

Agenda Schedule
View the full schedule HERE

Hotel Information
Best Western Kelly Inn, St. Cloud Mn. 56301 Phone number – 320.253.0606
Room rate - $99 per night plus tax.
You must call 320.253.0606 and reference Powder Ridge Ski Patrol block to reserve your room.
Cut off date is 4-19-19, reservations made after that date are subject to availability. We have 40 rooms blocked.
There are a limited number of rooms for Friday night, if the Best Western Kelly Inn is full on Friday, The Courtyard by Marriot, located just across the street, has rooms available for us too for Friday and Saturday. You can register online with the Courtyard at this link: https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1548884549108&key=GRP
April 3rd is the cut off date for the discounted rate at the Courtyard.

Banquet Menu Options
Hunters Ribeye – Ten-ounce charbroiled with Montreal Steak Seasoning, served with burgundy au jus and a grilled onion slab. Served with oven-browned potatoes, asparagus, fresh baked bread, and house salad.
Cost: $32.00

Granite City Chicken РEight ounce chicken breast with the wing attached, topped with a touch of Rosmary Cr̬me suace. Served with wild rice pilaf, asparagus, and a house salad.
Cost: $25.00


Spinach Tortellini – Tossed with Sin-Dried Tomatoes in a Tomato Garlic Cream Sauce and topped with fresh parmesan. Served with fresh baked bread, and house salad.
Cost: $28.00

Activities and Breakout Sessions
NSP Alumni Program
presenter Mark Holtan
Active Alumni program is good for Alumni and the Patrol! Learn more about the National Alumni Program.  Objective of the becoming an alumni, who is eligible, when and why a patroller should consider the alumni program.  A WIN - WIN option for alumni and patrols.  Learn about benefits and differences between patroller and alumni registration.  Questions and Answers for what you always wanted to know but was afraid to ask!

Awards Development
presenter Jeannine Mogan
Signup during event registration for the Awards Development session:

MTR
presenter Wrick Dunning.
6 person minimum or session will be cancelled.
Signup during event registration for the MTR session:

Low Angle Rescue
presenter Kerstin Hammarberg
6 person minimum or session will be cancelled.
Signup during registration for the Low Angle Rescue session:

Introduction to the programs and benefits of the National Ski Patrol System
If you are a first or second year patroller, this is a great opportunity to learn about all the benefits and programs that are available to you.
No registration required for this session.

Open session for sharing what’s working for your patrol, and learning from other patrols, or anything else you want to discuss related to patrolling.
No registration required for this session.

Instructor Development
presenter Bob Iverson. If you’ve ever wanted to share your knowledge and experience with new candidates and patrollers, here is your chance. This hands on session is the second part of the course. The first part of the course is online and must be completed before you attend the hands on session. Here is the link for the online part of the course: https://www.pathlms.com/nsp/courses/3660
Signup during event registration for the hands on session:

PR/PD breakfast Sunday Morning.
9am to 11:30am This session is for Patrol Reps and Patrol Directors.
Signup during event registration for the PR/PD breakfast and meeting.

Additional fun Activities
5k fun run/walk – Saturday morning 7:30 am. Start and finish at The Best Western Plus Inn. Contact Tim Burnett if interested. timjburnett@gmail.com, or 320.250.1121

Cribbage Tournament, please indicate your interest by emailing Ken Steele at ksteele@versaconinc.com

Organized bicycle tour – please indicate your interest by emailing Mary Helm at maryjanehelm@gmail.com

Quarry Park - hike or mountain bike on your own schedule.

Beaver Island Trail – hike or mountain bike on your own schedule.

Munsinger Gardens – Munsinger Gardens and Clemens Gardens are two distinct, but adjacent gardens on the banks of the Mississippi River. A beautiful free garden to be enjoyed by all. Within two miles of the hotel, ample free parking. http://www.munsingerclemens.com/

Beaver Island Brewery Tour – 6:30pm Friday May 3rd.

Link to st cloud cvb: https://www.visitstcloud.com/

We will have great swag bags and prize giveaways!






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