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OEC Enhancement Clinic

Posted April 16, 2014

OEC Logo Meets June 8. Register at 8:30 AM; clinic starts at 9:00 AM. Open to all patrollers. Course will be directed to all levels of patrollers with something for everyone. Please contact Gerry Pollard (pollardga@gmail.com) to reserve your place. Please include any specific goals you have for this clinic. This will meet the requirements for a Senior Elective. Little to no lecture, all hands-on, scenario-based stations. Bring lunch, patrol belt and be prepared to work outside rain or shine. I'm sure we'll all learn something and have a good time doing it.


Elections for Western Massachusetts Region Director

Re-posted April 5, 2014

WMR Logo The deadline for Region Director nominations has been extended to September 1, 2014. The election will take place this fall at all refreshers. Please mail or e-mail Gerry Pollard your nomination; self nominations are acceptable. E-mail pollardga@gmail.com

Eastern Division Region Director Election Procedures
Eastern Division Region Director Election Timeline

Spring Officers Meeting

Posted March 31, 2014

Eastern Division Logo The Eastern Division's Spring Officers Meeting is open to all patrollers. It's being held Friday to Sunday, April 25 to 27, at the Desmond Hotel in Albany, New York. For information and registration, read:
Eastern Division Spring Officers Meeting Information (PDF)
Eastern Division Spring Officers Meeting Registration (PDF)


AMN Returns to Western Massachusetts

Posted March 28, 2014

OEC Logo Eastern Division Avalanche, Mountain Travel & Rescue, and Nordic (AMN) instructors return to Northfield Mountain for a weekend of seminars and skills refreshers, the fifth time in eight years. The hardy participants will camp out for the weekend. The dates are Saturday and Sunday, September 20 and 21.

The 2011 event was featured in the Winter 2012 issue of Ski Patrol magazine.

Keep up to date on the weekend’s program by visiting the AMN14 website.


Spring OEC Class at Butternut

Posted March 18, 2014

OEC Logo This year’s Regional Spring OEC class will start on Saturday, 4/19/2014, at Butternut. Please contact Gerry Pollard or Peter Alustiz to register for the course. Class size is limited. Course fee is $60 payable to NSPWMR due by the first class. OEC 5th edition is the required text; please obtain a copy and bring it with you to the first session.


Comprehensive OEC Clinics

Posted March 13, 2014

OEC Logo From Gerry Pollard:
In addition to the Spring OEC course, we are looking to run a comprehens- ive OEC clinic which will offer opportunities for all levels of patrollers. I am proposing we run a one day multi-track clinic which will include make-up refreshers, an OEC Enhancement seminar which will be a credit course for a senior elective, an intro to the SOEC/EMM program, possibly an intro to Certified, and a continuing Ed OEC course. I am open to other offerings as well. I am asking that each of you reach out to your patrols and solicit interest. To pull this off it will take enough student interest to make it worth while as well as instructors to make it work. Please have interested people, both students and instructors contact me ASAP. The date and location will be determined once I receive enough interest.
E-mail pollardga@gmail.com

Jiminy Peak Wins WMR Patrol Competition

Posted March 7, 2014

Region Competition Winners

WMR Director Joel Sevick presents the trophy to the team from Jiminy Peak, which won the annual Frank Munn Memorial Ski Patrol Competition last Sunday at Ski Butternut. Jiminy's patrol retains the trophy from last year’s competition and will host the event next year.


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