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Board Approves Officers, 2019 Budget

The USA Water Ski & Wake Sports board of directors on Sunday unanimously approved the slate of officers for 2019-2020 as proposed: Doug Robbins, chairman of the board; Tim Cullen, president; Dale Stevens, vice president; and Robert Rhyne III, treasurer. The board also unanimously approved the 2019 USA Water Ski & Wake Sports budget as proposed.

In other news:

* The board acknowledged a $5 dues increase for Active, Under 25 Active and Grassroots to take effect in 2019. The dues increase was voted on and approved in 2018, but was not slated to take effect until 2019.

* A new membership marketing campaign (You are Key) was shared with the board. Headquarters staff will be working with Black Oak Creative, a Winter Haven, Fla., based agency, to build a plan to attract new members with a focus on recreational skiers.
* The board approved the purchase of an additional layer of insurance coverage for affiliated clubs and sanctioned events that covers drone usage. More information will be made available in the near future on the specific requirements to be eligible for the coverage.

* Gerry Luiting was unanimously approved as an Honorary National Director for USA Water Ski & Wake Sports.

Minutes from the meeting along with the complete board packet will be posted soon.




















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