Hello to our faithful athletes and friends. As some of you may know, I am the “interim” VSGA Board President for the rest of the year. In January of 2017, the Board will then elect their Executive team and move forward for the year. The Games Committee has done a wonderful job this year and the participation numbers support that. The Board has worked tirelessly to make sure your games are of the highest quality consistent with our Mission. We are currently working on our Strategic Plan for 2017 and beyond, which will guide this organization to provide high quality games and insure that Vermont athletes have an opportunity to qualify for our National Games.
The focus of my message today is to ask for your help. We are in need of volunteers and/or Board Members to ensure that the quality of our games continues in 2017. It takes a lot of work behind the scenes to put on each event. We need at least two people at each event that will be our “spokesperson” for VSGA, help with registrations, set up a marketing display, help with gathering and publishing results, taking photographs, and overall event support. As we look back on the 2016 season, we see that our Board Members and Sports Coordinators have provided the main event support but we urgently need more help.
You can volunteer by visiting us on our website and clicking on the volunteer tab, contacting a Board Member directly, sending us an e-mail or catching one of us at an event and discussing the possibilities.
Thanks to all of you for your participation and support and we look forward to an even better 2017.
Marti Powers, VSGA – President