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Thank you ASF Volunteers

Dear ASF Volunteers

Note: Picture from 2019

First and foremost, thank you for all your support, cooperation and commitment in making the 2020-21 winter season at the ASF a success.  We were able to provide over a 1,000 adaptive snowsports lessons.  This was accomplished without the use of the Adaptive Sports Center and without a positive case associated with our programming.

I would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Norman Kleiman, ASF volunteer snowboard instructor, parent and a professor at the Dept. Environmental Health Sciences Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. The education, awareness and understanding of the COVID-19 virus we were provided with Norman’s briefings guided the ASF to develop protocols for health and safety. The benefits ASF gained from our technology investments this season will last long into the future. We continue to invest in technology and welcome your thoughts and feedback that will benefit the overall experience for volunteers and participants at the ASF.

This season the Volunteer Committee was established, thank you Laurie Kleiman!  The effort and time invested by Laurie and the committee brought tremendous value to the ASF. The support of the various volunteer positions/assignments made it possible for us to have for outdoor check in, student arrival and instructor meet up.  In addition, the training sub group of the Volunteer Committee assisted in organizing, planning and hosting over 70 Zoom training sessions. This framework of communication and collaboration with volunteers, staff and board will continue to strengthen the ASF into the future. Our volunteers made the difference day in and day out this winter in the midst of a pandemic.

As we look ahead to the summer, we will host 10 weeks of Warrior in Motion® programming which includes road cycling, mountain biking, hiking, paddling, golf and tennis.

In addition, we have participants/students and families from our winter program who expressed an interest and desire to participate in summer programming if offered at the ASF.  Stay tuned for more details.

This past winter we were unable to engage in volunteer recruitment or conduct our instructor onboarding clinics.  We are prepared to recruit and conduct onboarding clinics this fall, if you know of an individual who would be interested in joining as volunteer please have them contact us.

Again, my thanks to each of you as always you make a difference. I look forward to seeing you soon here in Windham.

Ray

Ray Curtis
Executive Director