I am pleased to provide this message as the president of the National Brotherhood of Skiers, Inc. [NBS]. While it seems as if a huge amount of time has elapsed since the national elections and the posting of this communication, please know that I have been diligently at work speaking with various individuals that will help the Board of directors, other volunteers, and organizational engagers with the journey that precedes and will continue beyond many of us, and those one-on-one and small group conversations are continuing.
For those with whom I have spoken, we have only scratched the surface, and we will have chances to continue the conversation. For those who I have yet to connect with, I look forward to checking in with you as we explore the opportunities to further maximize the organizational effectiveness and operations of the NBS.
There is more to come in the days ahead! If you have not already provided your e-mail address on the national website, or if you have not connected with the organization on Facebook or Twitter, please do so as more frequent communication will occur through some of those channels.
Club presidents expressed a vote of confidence by electing me as NBS president and for that I am very grateful. My enthusiasm for the mission of the organization reaches back to my very first Annual Meeting / Challenge Cup [Mini-Summit] at Lake Tahoe in 1984. It was the coming together of club members and other interested stakeholders for a week of skiing, racing, and socializing all for the purpose of supporting the national youth racers that inspired me to get involved; and involvement was what I did. From youth director at the club level to regional youth director, from financial secretary to regional treasurer, from regional director to regional vice president, and now to NBS President; the path had several points of new learning and experiences, but all were with purpose!
I am now honored to serve as the NBS President, and I look forward to a memorable 40th year anniversary Summit in Snowmass, Colorado! Whether you are a skier, boarder or a winter sports enthusiast, I extend my thanks and appreciation for your continued support, involvement and participation in the National Brotherhood of Skiers, Inc.
The work continues, the dream continues, and I sincerely hope your positive involvement and participation continues in helping the NBS remain the largest ski organization in the United States of America.
Diana C. Starks