RMD Golf Tournament

Rocky Mountain Division

16th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament

Thursday, September 4, 2014

At Pole Creek Golf Club

benefitting

The Colorado Gold Medal Initiative

This event benefits the Colorado Gold Medal Initiative, an athlete-centered talent development initiative, with the goal of sustainable Olympic excellence by Colorado athletes in snow sports.

Pole Creek Golf Club is a private golf and country club located in Fraser/Tabernash, Colorado. Voted #1 Mountain Golf Course in the spring of 2013 and 2014 by Colorado Avid Golfer.  Come and enjoy a chance to play an exquisite mountain course and support one of your favorite non-profit organizations at the same time.

Gold Medal Initiative Update

100% of net funds are given directly back to the athletes and disciplines

  •  Colorado’s top Alpine  compete at U16 Nationals
  • RMD athletes had a local opportunity for speed training with USST athletes at the Copper Speed Center.
  • RMD Freestyle athletes gained inverted and off-axis jump qualifications and were qualified at three separate locations by USSA.  Colorado All-Star athletes were trained by top Aerials Coaches at an All-Star Water Ramp Camp.
  • Top RMD Jumping/Nordic Combined juniors trained alongside USST, Austria, Norway, and other nations in Lillehammer, Norway and at World Juniors.

For more information click here:  2014 RMD Golf Tournament Information

For more information, contact Darlene Nolting or 435.640.8510

 

 

RMD Proposes New By-Laws

Letter from RMD Board President Roger Perricone

To: the membership of the Rocky Mountain Division of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (RMD)
From: Roger Perricone President of RMD and the Board of Directors
June 26, 2013

 

From time to time it is necessary to review and adjust the governance of any organization. The Rocky Mountain Division (RMD) Board of Directors (BOD) recognized this need about three years ago and has been working diligently since then to revise the division’s bylaws.

RMD, as the governing entity of this geographic area of USSA, encompasses an area of the United States that stretches form Casper, Wyoming, through Colorado, to the southernmost skiing in Arizona and New Mexico. The Division holds the charge of compliance to the rules and procedures of the membership and sanctioned events that reside or occur within this area. The RMD represents Alpine skiing, Jumping/Nordic Combined skiing, and Freestyle skiing through Competition Committees in each of these disciplines. Officiating of the events contested in each of these disciplines is represented to the BOD through the competition committees and/or directly to the BOD of the Division.

It is because of the broad diversity of the Rocky Mountain Division, which is unique in the USSA, that the governance of the division be updated and adjusted, as changes in operation happen at a faster pace than ever before. The Divisions current governing documents require that notification of changes to the governing documents be presented to the membership at least forty five days prior to a vote by the membership of RMD for approval. The Rocky Mountain Division Board of Directors is offering these revised bylaws to the membership at this time for your consideration.

Please review these documents as they will be considered for adoption by the membership of RMD on October 13, 2013 in Summit County at the RMD annual membership meeting. This meeting is open to all members of the RMD.

Thank you,
From all of the Directors serving the RMD

Link to proposed By-laws below
RMD Proposed By-laws June 2013

McKinsey & Company Report

McKinsey & Company Report

Since the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, the USSA has made development a key focus area. Our goal is to ensure that our programs strengthen and grow to enable athletes to achieve their Olympic dreams. To accomplish this, the USSA enlisted the pro bono assistance of the globally-recognized consulting firm McKinsey & Company to work with a Steering Committee of USSA sport leaders to help evaluate the way support is delivered to athletes and parents through our USSA clubs and development programs nationwide. McKinsey and the study’s Steering Committee were asked to consider several issues and offer recommendations for how we can make USSA better.

 

After conducting over 100 interviews across the organization with coaches, club and regional leaders, athletes and parents, as well as experts at other successful sports and non-profit organizations, significant support for evolving the USSA towards becoming a more club-based organization was found. This transition will be focused on three major areas: strengthening club support and services, improving communications and enhancing member support and services.

Implementation of the Steering Committee’s recommendations is already underway, with staffing and resources committed to expanded programming and activity.

 

To view a report on McKinsey & Company’s findings, as well as how the USSA plans to execute these plans, please go to  http://ussa.org/ussa/mckinsey-study

RMD Fall Festival – 2011 Halstead Winner

RMD Fall Festival concluded with awarding the 2011 Halstead Winner.  This award is the most prestigious award a volunteer in the Rocky Mountain Division can receive.  This award is given to a volunteer from any of the three disciplines represented in RMD.  Bernie Goldman was awarded the Halstead Award for 2011.  He now joins the ranks of very influential winners all of whom have provided great leadership to snow sport in Colorado.  People who have previously received this award, Adoloph Coors, Hans Bookstrom, Thor and Gerald Groswald, Buddy Wener, Peter Seibert and Bill Marolt.  Congratulations to Bernie and thank you for all the hard work  and dedication through out the years to our sport.