2013 USFS Governing Council info/links: news, photos, etc.+Combined Report of Action

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  1. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    This year's Governing Council is being held May 3-5 in Colorado Springs, CO - info page for delegates: http://www.usfsa.org/shell.asp?sid=48854
    The meeting book and committee reports are available on the USFS members only site.

    There will be an Athlete Gala Exhibition this year, sponsored by the Athlete Advisory Committee, on Saturday, May 4 at the World Arena.

    The 2012-13 Combined Report of Action PDF document will be published online about a week after the meeting concludes and will include all bylaw and rule changes made throughout the past year (May 2012 - May 2013) by the Board of Directors, as well as made and ratified by this year's Governing Council, and eventually everything will be incorporated into the 2013-14 rulebook.

    What Governing Council is: http://www.usfsa.org/content.asp?menu=leadership&id=392

    ETA:

    Ice Skating International Online editorial: Governing Council Asked to Extend Term of U.S. Figure Skating President to Fifth Year

    I've been informed that this document was posted publicly on March 1, 2013: Procedure for election of USFS President
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  2. Sylvia

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    Max Aaron was there to support his friend (can see the back of his head in the foreground of the first pic posted above^^):

    (the pic is of her portrait, as seen above)
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    Posted where? I have not seen a reference to it on ISI or USFS websites till tonight. If it was published it was not presented in any prominent way. BTW I agree with Mr. Rossano that extending President St. Peter's term one year (this one time only) to have it finish after the 2014 Olympics, is no problem for me. I also agree with him that the attempt to change the rules requiring a two thirds secret vote to elect Assoc. Officers to an GC chair call for vote approval by acclimation is nothing short of delegate intimidation. I have been posting where I can for arriving delegates to go to ISI website and read the entire article to get in front of this. Changing to an acclimation vote will set a very bad precedent for the future.
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    @TaylorToth tweeted this pic of Team USA before they were introduced on stage at GC: http://pic.twitter.com/6wIqEAWSBX

    Photo of the entire group tweeted by USFS: "Team USA past and present are here for Governing Council!" http://pic.twitter.com/LcQBtkmy7K

    "Led by Olympic champion @SarahHughesNY, Team USA past and present enter the main ballroom." http://pic.twitter.com/d8Gn109fj1

    "Hello TEAM USA!" http://pic.twitter.com/nWH16Pxy2F

    Doug Razzano tweeted this photo from the meeting: http://instagram.com/p/Y5N79TJCRW/

    ETA this tweet by @LadwigMark (who seems to be in charge of the logistics of tonight's AAC Gala show):
    "545am coffee-ck; 2 extra helpers-ck; back in time for Team USA parade at GC-ck & completed light install- #priceless" http://pic.twitter.com/Eiwo1ssid5

    @SarahHughesNY tweeted:
    "@USFigureSkating Gala @ World Arena tonight. @ScottHamilton84 hosting, new bestie @MaxTAaron is closing the show."
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    (same photo in each, different formats)
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  7. Sylvia

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    I know the 2013-14 nominations slate was published on the front page of the USFS site in the Recent Site Updates box on March 1st, but I don't recall seeing a link for the "Procedures for election of USFS President" document there - it may have been published in the Members Only section?

    Dr. George Rossano's blog with his GC updates: http://www.iceskatingintnl.com/archive/commentaries/2013 Governing Council Blog.htm
    From his first entry:
    From his second entry:
    GC schedule: http://www.usfsa.org/content/GC13Schedule.pdf
    GC agenda: http://www.usfsa.org/content/Agenda_2.pdf
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    Via Twitter: Tonight's Gala exhibition program lineup, autographed by AAC skater members! :) Thanks, TT! RT @TaylorToth http://pic.twitter.com/0oW7t9CMFi

    Lineup:
    Vincent Zhou, 2013 Junior Men's champ
    AAC Opening Number (choreographed by Karen Kwan, according to Taylor Toth* who is skating)
    Britney Simpson & Matthew Blackmer, 2013 Junior Pairs champs
    Alexander Johnson*
    Ryan Jahnke*
    Joshua Farris
    Angela Wang
    Tiffany Vise* & Don Baldwin
    Douglas Razzano*
    Anastasia Cannuscio* & Colin McManus*
    Christina Gao*
    --Intermission--
    Denver Synchronicity
    Sylvie Harrison & Sean Brotherton (very young pair team - ETA: she's the daughter of Shelby Lyons)
    Alexa Scimeca & Chris Knierim
    Adam Rippon
    Agnes Zawadzki
    Mariah Bell, 2013 Junior Ladies' silver medalist
    Jonathan Cassar*
    Rachael Flatt
    Ryan Bradley
    Caydee Denney & John Coughlin*
    Max Aaron

    * = 2012-13 season members of USFS' Athletes Advisory Committee (AAC) - source link: http://www.usfsa.org/Story.asp?type=leadership&id=826 (ETA: I'm told the 2013-14 AAC election already has taken place but the updated list is not yet published online)
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    Tweeted by USFS before the start of the show:

    "The @csworldarena looks awesome for the AAC Gala!" http://pic.twitter.com/2zUfXV2Z3K
    (You can see the dinner tables set up around the rink.)

    Final rehearsal: "@christina_gao @DouglasRazzano @ColinJMcManus @StasiaRose #gangnamstyle" http://pic.twitter.com/UlMl8kwkcZ

    "The list of performances for tonight's AAC Gala." http://pic.twitter.com/4QU3QNUJLd
    (Another version of the program with AAC skater signatures, including #gaonamstyle ;) - how many other autographs can you read?)
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    Great line up for the Gala. I'd love to see Ryan skate again, and it's nice to see Caydee and John back on the ice.

    Is the Gala a fundraiser or just a fun event for the attendees at the GC?
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    The ACC has a scholarship fund and this is one of their events.
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    Sounds like show last night was a great success, based on what I saw on Twitter & Instagram! USFS has promised photo & videos eventually (will add links when they turn up).

    A recap of actions taken at the 2013 Governing Council has been posted here: http://www.usfsa.org/shell.asp?sid=49236
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    Heard that there was a youtube of Adam's program up, but so far can't find it.
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    From George Rossano's GC blog:
    ETA: Rochelle has posted the "Rules vs. Guidelines with John Coughlin" clip link below.
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    http://www.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130514&content_id=47485872&vkey=ice_news

    Click the link above, scroll down the page for the full story on this event.
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    Here's the direct link to the AAC Gala show photo gallery on IN: http://web.icenetwork.com/photos/gallery.jsp?content_id=46870220
    In case you missed seeing them earlier, additional Gala photos taken by the same photographer are posted here: http://skatingmagazineblog.com/2013/05/07/2013-aac-gala-in-photos/

    http://www.usfsa.org/content.asp?menu=leadership&id=443
    Direct link to the Combined Report of Action (23 pages): http://www.usfsa.org/content/2012-13 Combined Report of Action FINAL.pdf
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