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2019 Elections


 

2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS CANDIDATES

All nominations/candidate information must be submitted to Elaine Fouts by Wednesday, April 10.  Online voting will open by noon on Sunday, April 14 and will end by noon on Wednesday, April 17.  You may vote in-person at the Columbus Ski Club meeting on Wednesday evening, April 17.






Dave Archer

My name is David Archer, but I go by Dave. I am a retired business executive, and was formerly the corporate officer of sourcing and logistics for Kent Watersports. I spent 16 years working for Kent - 10 years in Tyler, Texas as general manager of a manufacturing and distribution operation, and 6 years in China in sourcing and logistics. My primary objective in China was to identify, develop, and manage outside sources for products designed by Kent and it's affiliated companies. Eventually, I set up a factory for Kent to reduce reliance on those outside sources. I started Aquasports in Houjie, Dongguan China in 2007 and it remains the cornerstone of Kent Watersports operations in China today.

 

I moved back to the Columbus area from Texas in 2014, since I was born and raised in Ohio and have most of my family still here. I am a graduate of The Ohio State University with a BS in Business (1985) and an MBA (1989). I have been a member of the CSC for four years, and have enjoyed meeting new people and going on ski trips each year. I have not yet led a trip, but am interested in doing so in the future. Many of my interests align well with the ski club. I am a very active person and love the pursuit of most outdoor activities. In addition to being a skier, I am an avid golfer, and am just getting back into playing tennis. I play euchre, shoot pool, bowl, enjoy hiking and camping, swimming, scuba diving, wake surfing, stand up paddle boarding, and used to be a decent softball player.

 

I would be a good asset to the CSC board because I have both the time and the desire to commit to the organization. I also have the experience of being on several company boards, as I currently sit on the boards of Kent Watersports, Motion Watersports (brands include Obrien, Liquid Force, and Arbor Snowboards) HO Sports (brands include HO Skis, Hyperlite Wakeboards), Connelly Skis, Absolute Outdoors, and Barefoot International. I was the Secretary of our homeowners association Executive Board from 2015-2018, and was formerly on the Tyler Economic Development Council board. I was also on the Tyler Independent School District Foundation board, and served as it's President from 2001-2002.

 

In addition to my experience above, I have travelled extensively for both work and for pleasure. This would also be an asset should I join the board and become involved in trip planning. I had over 800 passport entires between 2002 and 2012! I literally became my own travel agent/expert and learned a great deal about what it takes to travel efficiently and with minimal frustration. Should I ever lead a ski or non-ski trip, I can rely on this experience and knowledge to ensure a great experience for everyone.


I currently live in Powell, Ohio with my wife and two kids.


Thank you for your consideration.

 


Dave Archer  

 

Elaine Fouts

How long have you been in the Club and why did you join?

I’ve been a member of the CSC for approximately 17 years. A friend recommended I join Learn to Ski.

What trips or activities have you led? 

Initially, I was involved with Learn to Ski, and then helped out in Hospitality.  I enjoyed meeting new potential members and informing them about the CSC. I am currently in service of the CSC board as secretary.

Please tell us about yourself (personal/ business).

Over the years, I have always volunteered for various organizations including the Red Cross, PTO, and 4-H.    I am currently an account executive at CareWorks Comp and have been with the company for over 27 years.

Why do you want to run for the Board? 

I am a big advocate of the Columbus Ski Club, and would like to do my part to see the CSC grow and succeed.

Elaine Fouts

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MARCIA MCLANE

How long have you been in the Club and why did you join?

I joined Ski Club in 1982 so I have been a long-time member. I joined for the social outlet and (quite unexpectedly may I add) learned to ski, play volleyball, tennis, billiards, bowl, dance, etc.


What trips or activities have you led?

It’s been my pleasure to have: been the Ski Club tennis activity leader for approximately the past 14 years, led many “unofficial” ski trips to Holiday Valley and Snowshoe (yearly participants varying from 10 – 36), served for a year on the club long-range planning committee, and spent 10 years co-leading CSC volunteers for Oktoberfest. I’ve assisted past Ski Club webmasters for 4 years and have been the lead webmaster for the past 2 years.

Please tell us about yourself (personal/ business).

I am a retired public-school teacher with a master’s degree in educational technology and now teach part-time for DeVry and Columbus State in the areas of graphics and web design.  Overseeing many classrooms over the years, teacher/support staff in-services, mentoring, and speaking at state technology conferences have given me valuable people and management skills.


Why do you want to run for the Board?

I have experience with being on the board for the last two years and have served as the website and communications chairperson.  My goal has been to ease the transition from paper to online signups and renewals over a period of time.This will give us easier access to membership participation data for both short-term and long-term planning with the added benefits of tracking member interests and enabling volunteer opportunities.  In order to meet this goal, I facilitated the move to a new membership software program. I plan to continue to be responsive to the needs of the members in my role as webmaster and my role as a CSC board member.


The Columbus Ski Club has provided the social outlet I initially desired and much more.  I met my husband, Allan, in the club and I have made many life-long friends. I would like to continue to give back to the club in the capacity in which my skill-set allows. In conclusion, I urge others, who have benefited from our outstanding club, to consider running for the board – either now or in the future.  Our membership offers a wide variety of valuable and knowledgeable expertise to keep our club viable for the future

 



Marcia McLane 




DEBBIE PARRIS


How long have you been in the Club and why did you join?

I have been a member of the club for more than 30 years.  I joined because I love to ski and after I was divorced, I needed new ski buddies.  I can now say that most of my best and longest-term friends, I met in ski club.


What trips or activities have you led? 

I have been involved in mostly ski-related activities.  I have led too many ski trips to count (or remember), including to international locations such as Switzerland and Canada, national locations, including Lake Tahoe, Park City, Copper Mountain, Vail, Winter Park, and “local” ones including Seven Springs and Holiday Valley.


I was on the race team for over 10 years and as a board member during the past 4 years, I have overseen the race-team and its budget much of that time.


Please tell us about yourself (personal/ business).

I was a Professor at the OSU medical school for 35 years, where I ran a research laboratory and taught graduate students.  I retired about 5 years ago and quickly became a real estate agent affiliated with Coldwell Banker King Thompson.  I have found a great deal of success in my new real estate career because of my organizational and communication personal skills, ability to use new technology, strong work ethic, and lots of personal contacts.  My new career also allows me to be flexible and to ski more during the slower winter months!


Why do you want to run for the Board? 

I have been on the CSC Board for the past 4 years and served on the board previously more than 10-15 years ago.  Four years ago, I joined the board again because there was a need for additional leadership, and I had the time and was happy to serve.  I have learned that if you want to make something better, it is important that you are willing to be part of the effort to do so.  A club like the CSC runs entirely on the effort of volunteers and I have been proud to help by being a board member and supporting the club’s activities.  I want to continue to do my part in making sure that the CSC is able to offer a wide range of activities with responsible trip leaders and good fiscal leadership.  As a board member, I have heard from members to have more ski trips (and we are doing that), more diverse activities (the board has strongly supported this), to keep costs down (we have cut the costs of membership and the amount of reserve required for activities) and to recruit more and younger members (we are trying).  If elected, I will continue to do devote my efforts to see that the CSC remains strong and committed to its membership.


STEVE WELSHEIMER


How long have you been in the 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 have you led?

I was co-leader of the Sunday golf league for about 5 years and have led ski trips to Banff, Canada, Aspen Colorado and Park City, Utah.

 

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 7 years, including two as President and four 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 club finances and working with the Treasurer to help make the club be more efficient and effective with our resources.

 

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.

Steve Welsheimer



 
 



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