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Family Volunteer Requirements

Jasper Freeride 2016-2017 Season

Family Volunteer Requirements

At Jasper Freeride, we rec­og­nize the impor­tance of mak­ing your child’s freestyle learn­ing expe­ri­ence a com­plete devel­op­men­tal expe­ri­ence includ­ing learn­ing, train­ing, competing,…and most impor­tant­ly hav­ing fun. To accom­plish this objec­tive, the Jasper Freeride club has always depend­ed upon fam­i­lies and par­ents to help vol­un­teer with sev­er­al require­ments around the club. We need every fam­i­ly help­ing to par­tic­i­pate in these vol­un­teer require­ments.

Pushing the moguls

Push­ing the moguls

This vol­un­teer com­mit­ment does not only ensure that our kids have the best train­ing facil­i­ties and com­pe­ti­tions, but is also a sig­nif­i­cant rev­enue stream for the club. It helps keep your reg­is­tra­tion fees low. Last year, we had 3 main fundrais­ers: Jan­u­ary Club Comp, March Alber­ta Cham­pi­onships, Raf­fle tick­ets. These events require a sig­nif­i­cant amount of vol­un­teer effort, raised over $20,000 for the club which is about equal to half our total reg­is­tra­tion rev­enue. With­out this vol­un­teer rev­enue stream we would need to increase reg­is­tra­tion fees by 50% in order to con­tin­ue offer­ing our high qual­i­ty pro­gram­ming, and this would restrict many of our fam­i­lies from being able to par­tic­i­pate in this great sport.

Judges stand

Judges stand

For the 2016–17 sea­son, we will be insti­tut­ing a few changes around the vol­un­teer require­ments to ensure that this effort that we all ben­e­fit from is shared by all.

  1. We will host 1 com­pe­ti­tion event only this year; a BIG Jan 6/7/8 Club Com­pe­ti­tion that will be open for ALL our ath­letes to ski in. This will ensure that all fam­i­lies are moti­vat­ed to help sup­port this event as it will be a province wide event. We will need max­i­mum vol­un­teer effort to pull this off, and each fam­i­ly will be required to con­tribute 2 days of vol­un­teer time to this effort. There are many roles from on-hill to set­ting up ban­quet facil­i­ties, so there is oppor­tu­ni­ty for all to help. A vol­un­teer coör­di­na­tor will be assigned to help man­age this, but please set this week­end aside as we’ll need your help.
  2. We’ll be hold­ing our annu­al raf­fle event again this year. Each fam­i­ly will be required to sell one com­plete book of tick­ets, or 2 books if your have more than one child in the pro­gram. This year, we will require that each fam­i­ly sub­mit a post-dat­ed check (Feb 25, 2017) for the com­plete amount of your tick­ets. The check will only be cashed if you do not sell your tick­ets.
  3. Our silent auc­tion is a big rev­enue gen­er­a­tor and we’ll be hold­ing one again for our Jan­u­ary Club Comp at the Sat­ur­day ban­quet. Each fam­i­ly will be required to donate one new item of $50 or more. Please start can­vas­ing your favorite ven­dors for real­ly great items that will make us lots of mon­ey. We will require that every fam­i­ly sub­mit a $50 post-dat­ed check (Jan 7, 2016) as part of reg­is­tra­tion which will only be cashed if you do not con­tribute a silent auc­tion item.

Final­ly, there are week­ly require­ments around course main­te­nance, com­pe­ti­tion coör­di­na­tion, etc… We need more peo­ple con­tribut­ing here and we real­ly encour­age par­ents to help where they can. It is a lot of fun to spend some time work­ing on the course, get­ting to know the oth­er fam­i­lies and cre­at­ing new ski bud­dies that you will like­ly hold for life. It is a big part of the suc­cess of our club and we need everyone’s help. So just ask HOW CANHELP!

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Thank You,

Jasper Freeride Board of Direc­tors

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