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Hall of Fame Inductions This Weekend

Cheryl Orloff will be the 67th inductee into the USA Water Ski Foundation's Water Ski Hall of Fame.The USA Water Ski Foundation will hold its 32nd annual hall of fame induction ceremony on Saturday night at Fantasy of Flight in Polk City, Fla. Cheryl Orloff will be the 67th inductee into the USA Water Ski Foundationís Water Ski Hall of Fame, which is located in Polk City. The 2014 Award of Distinction recipients are: Mike Botti, Danny Churchill, Dave Goode, Charlotte Melchers and Sherm Schraft.

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Nautique To Sponsor Hall of Fame

The USA Water Ski Foundation (USA-WSF) is proud to announce Nautique, whose boats helped write the history of American water skiing and wakeboarding, will be the presenting sponsor of the 2014 USA Water Ski Foundation Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies on April 12 at Fantasy of Flight in Polk City, Fla.

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Membership Growth Challenge Announced

USA Water Ski is pleased to announce the return of the Membership Growth and Club Incentive initiative for 2014 to encourage our members to bring new people into the sport. We all love our towed water sports and are looking to have more people experience the thrill of gliding effortlessly across the water, ripping through the wakes, getting air and simply enjoying the entire recreational and competitive experiences.

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Membership Growth Winners Announced

UCanSki2 hosted 13 Basic Skills Clinics in 2013. Photo by JD Diamond PhotographyUSA Water Ski is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Membership & Club Growth Challenge Initiatives Contest. The contest encouraged the USA Water Ski membership and sport discipline organizations to get more people on the water and affiliate with USA Water Ski.

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AWSEF Announces Rebranding Initiatives

With the goal of developing an innovative and contemporary brand identity within the water sport industry, the American Water Ski Educational Foundation is rebranding itself with a new name, logo, mission and set of strategic objectives. Formally launched Jan. 25 at USA Water Ski's annual awards banquet, the Foundation is now officially known as the USA Water Ski Foundation. With a complete rebrand and more contemporary logo, the Foundation demonstrates itís repositioning for the future and new strategic vision.

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Board Approves 2014 Budget, Officers

The USA Water Ski board of directors approved the 2014 budget as presented on Sunday, Jan. 26, at its annual mid-winter board meeting in Polk City, Fla. The 2014-15 officers (as proposed) also were approved.

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Board Approves Bylaws Changes

Membership Alert: At the meeting of the USA Water Ski board of directors on Jan. 26, 2014, the following changes were approved and are being brought to your attention for review per Article XI Amendments, of the USA Water Ski Bylaws.

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Athletes, Volunteers Honored At Banquet

USA Water Ski and its respective sport disciplines honored several athletes, coaches, volunteers and ambassadors at its annual awards reception on Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Lake Eva Banquet Hall in Haines City, Fla. The reception, which celebrated the 2013 water ski season, was held in conjunction with USA Water Ski's mid-winter board meetings for the 14th consecutive year. It also served as the kickoff event for the 75th anniversary celebration for USA Water Ski.

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Competition & Events Coordinator Hired

USA Water Ski is pleased to announce the hiring of Matthew Stone as the organizationís new Competition & Events Coordinator. Stone, a 2012 graduate of Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, will begin his employment at USA Water Ski headquarters on Feb. 10.

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2013 Awards' Recipients Announced

USA Water Ski and its nine sport discipline organizations are pleased to announce respective award recipients for 2013. Nate Smith (McCordsville, Ind.) and Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.) have been selected USA Water Skiís 2013 Male Athlete of the Year and Female Athlete of the Year, respectively. The U.S. Elite Water Ski Team earned USA Water Skiís 2013 Team of the Year honors.

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AWSEF Hall Of Fame To Induct Cheryl Orloff

Cheryl Orloff, whose storied career included winning five national swivel titles and being named Cypress Gardensí Female Skier of the Year five times, will be the American Water Ski Educational Foundationís 2014 Hall of Fame inductee. The 32nd annual induction ceremony will take place April 12 at Fantasy of Flight in Polk City, Fla. Orloff, of Winter Haven, Fla., will be the 67th inductee into the AWSEF Hall of Fame, which is located in Polk City, Fla. The 2014 Award of Distinction recipients are: Mike Botti, Danny Churchill, Dave Goode, Charlotte Melchers and Sherm Schraft.

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Proposed Amendment To USA-WS Bylaws

The United States Olympic Committee has created a Safe Sport Initiative with the requirement to make every sport environment free of any forms of physical or sexual abuse, harassment, hazing, and inappropriate behaviors by people in authority.†The initiative has minimum standards for all of its National Governing Bodies and as a recognized Pan American sport of the USOC, USA Water Ski is joining with them, to follow these standards.

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