2017 Elections

April 19th is soon approaching and we need candidates! If you are new to the CSC this would be a great way to meet other people, or if you’ve been in the Club for a while, this is a great way to give back to the Club.

We need exciting, ambitious, people who are willing to give of themselves for a worthy cause. The CSC Board needs refreshing new ideas.

Elections will be Wednesday, April 19, 2017 (as well as via absentee ballot). Please consider running for the Board!
 
The CSC runs on volunteers. It isn't as much of a time commitment as you may think, and we need leadership in order for the CSC to continue to prosper. Any member is eligible to run! Weather you have been a member for 5 months or 50 years, we hope that you will consider joining us. We need creative, energetic people to join our fantastic group of current board members and officers.
 
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Board of Directors Candidates

The following candidates are running for the Board of Directors (listed alphabetically).  The four candidates who receive the highest number of votes will be elected to the Board.  These members and the current Board members will then elect an additional member-at-large:

 

Elaine Fouts

How long have you been a member of the Columbus Ski Club and why did you join?  

I've been a member over fourteen years. I joined to learn how to ski and enjoy meeting new people.

What trips or activities had you led?

I have been on the CSC Board with my primary position being Secretary.

Please tell us about yourself (personal/business)

I have been employed at CareWorksComp for the past twenty four years as an account executive. Prior to that I was a military wife and President of the Wives Club, and later selected as Ombudsman. I love outdoor activities and travel.

Why do you want to run for the Board?

If elected, I would like to continue as Secretary. I am a big advocate of the Columbus Ski Club and would like to do my part to see the club grow and succeed.

 

Debbie Parris

How long have you been a member of the Columbus Ski Club and why did you join?

I have been an active member of the club for about 30 years.  I joined after I got divorced so that I could find new ski buddies and meet new people.  It was one of the most rewarding decisions I have made since I met most of my best friends there. 

What trips or activities had you led?

 I have led many ski and non-ski trips for the club.  Past ski trips include: International ski trips to Switzerland, (Innsbruck) and Whistler/Blackcomb (both with OVSC);

  • Western ski trips to Keystone, Vail, Park City, Winter Park, Copper Mountain, Lake Tahoe
  • Local ski trips to Seven Springs
  • Non- ski trip to Costa Rica
  • I'm currently on the ski club Board of Directors and previously served a term back in the 90's
  • Organized several parties in the past (Learn to Lodge, Halloween, Christmas)

Please tell us about yourself (personal/business)

I have lived in the Columbus area for the past 38 years (YIKES!!) and came here for a faculty position at OSU.  I retired in 2013 but immediately became a full-time real estate agent with Coldwell Banker King Thompson because I love to work and be busy. At OSU, I ran my own research lab and taught graduate and medical students so I had to be well organized and self-motivated - qualities that have served me well when I lead trips for the club or sell houses. I love to ski and participate in a variety of activities (sporting and social) and ski club was always an easy way to do these things and meet interesting people. However I know the club runs on volunteers to make these things happen, so that whenever my schedule permits, I try to give back to the club by leading a trip if needed. My favorite sporting activities are skiing, biking, (the pedaling kind) golf, swimming/sunbathing. I was a member of the race team for many years and those skills taught me to be a better skier.  I was on the golf league for several years, but I am still a rotten golfer.  Nevertheless, I had fun! 

Why do you want to run for the Board?

These past two years have been the second non-consecutive term on the board.  The first time I ran because I wanted to see that there was more oversight of trip leaders, but felt that it was not right to complain unless I was willing to participate in a solution to the problem.  Mission was accomplished and I think most of you would agree that trips run very smoothly these days and the club has not experienced any big financial losses because of the policies that were put into place at that time.  I did not feel like I had the time to serve until two years ago when I was appointed as a board member at large.  Shortly thereafter, there was a large turnover in the board and a critical need for a new treasurer.  I felt like the board now is running very smoothly based on the hard work of the individuals involved.  It is a pleasure to work with them and I would like to continue to serve.

 

Steve Welsheimer

How long have you been a member of the Columbus Ski Club and why did you join?

I have been in the club for about 17 years.  I joined shortly after learning to ski and was interested in going on ski trips and meeting other active people.  Since that time, I have met some great friends and have done so many wonderful activities.

What trips or activities had you led?

I have been co-leader of the Sunday golf league for about 7 years and recently led the ski trip to Banff in February.

Please tell us about yourself (personal/business)

I am a retired accounting manager for the State of Ohio, having worked at the Ohio State Auditor's office as an auditor and audit manager and Department of Education as a manager over grant disbursements and accounts receivable. My wife Carol and I met in the Ski Club and have gone on several trips, both ski and non-ski as well as participating in tennis, bowling, golf, and billiards.

Why do you want to run for the Board?

I have been on the board for the last 5 years, including two as President and two as Vice President.  I believe that my work experience and my enthusiasm and passion for new ways of doing things have been beneficial in helping the Ski Club move forward and grow.  I believe that the club has a potential for growth and increased participation in activities by its members. I have also been involved in helping the club be more efficient in how we manage our resources while continuing to provide quality activities to our members.

In my years with the club, I have met many wonderful people and have enjoyed the many trips and activities afforded me.  I believe that it is important to give back to an organization such as the Columbus Ski Club from which I have benefited so greatly over the years and my current situation allows me the time and effort necessary to try and make an impact.

 

Jim Williams

How long have you been a member of the Columbus Ski Club and why did you join?

I have been a member of the club for 10 years.  I joined to participate in the skiing activities: ski tips and ski racing.  

What trips or activities had you led?

I have led trips to Aspen, Beaver Creek, Park City, and Banff.  I traveled with the club on at least two trips a year for the last five years.   I served on the Board for four years as chairman of ski racing and learn to ski and chair of the Web site operations. 

Please tell us about yourself (personal/business)

I am currently retired after 30 years working in IT (information technology).  In the winter, I work as a ski instructor at Mad River Mountain just north of Columbus.  Summer, I kayak, fish, and paddle board mostly on Lake Erie.  I am married with two grown daughters and two granddaughters. 

Why do you want to run for the Board?

As a board member, I will offer my labor and assistance to improving the infrastructure of the club so that it servers the membership by creating trips, social activities, and athletic activities.

 
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