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September-October 2011

Some of you may be new volunteers since our annual convention in September. If this is your first issue of STREAMLINES for Volunteers, welcome! SLV is bimonthly and always contains information to help you in your volunteer efforts. Thank you for all you do!

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Elected Officials and Assignments
USMS Logo 100X100The 2011 United States Aquatic Sports Convention was held at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville, Fla. September 14-18. We have compiled the below list of current and newly elected officers and committee chairs. More information, including awards and honors, can be found in the convention press release.

Executive Committee
  • President - Nadine Day
  • V.P. of Administration - Michael Heather
  • V.P. of Community Services - Jody Smith
  • V.P. of Local Operations - Ed Tsuzuki
  • V.P. of Programs - Dave Diehl
  • Secretary - CJ Rushman
  • Treasurer - Ralph Davis
  • Past President - Jeff Moxie
  • Legal Counsel - Patty Miller

At-Large Directors
  • Jim Clemmons 
  • Phil Dodson  
  • Maria Elias-Williams  
  • Chris McGiffin
  • Don Mehl
  • Hugh Moore
  • Anthony Thompson
  • Phillip Whitten
Committee and Zone Chairs
  • Jill Gellatly - Audit Chair
  • Sarah Welch - Comp & Benefits Chair
  • Homer Lane - Finance Chair
  • Anthony Thompson - Governance Chair
  • David Burgio - Investment Chair
  • Betsy Durrant - Policy Committee Chair
  • Doug Church - Swimming Saves Lives Chair
  • Jeff Roddin - Championship Chair
  • Scott Bay - Coaches Chair
  • Marcia Anziano - Fitness Education Chair
  • Meegan Wilson - History & Archives Chair
  • Sean Fitzgerald - Legislation Chair
  • Paige Buehler - LMSC Development Chair
  • Donn Livoni - Long Distance Chair
  • Edward Saltzman - Officials Chair
  • Lynn Hazlewood - Open Water Chair
  • Sally Dillon - Recognition & Awards Chair
  • Chris Stevenson - Records & Tabulation Chair
  • Leo Letendre - Registration Chair
  • Katherine Casey - Rules Chair
  • Jane Moore - Sports Medicine & Science Chair
  • Stacy Broncucia - Breadbasket Zone Chair
  • Jeffrey Strahota - Colonies Zone Chair
  • Jerry Clark - Dixie Zone Chair
  • Daniel Cox - Great Lakes Zone Chair
  • Wes Edwards - Northwest Zone Chair
  • Michael Moore - Oceana Zone Chair
  • Jill Gellatly - South Central Zone Chair
  • Mary Hull - Southwest Zone Chair

2013 Pool Championships Locations
  • 2013 Spring Nationals: IU Natatorium, Indianapolis, Ind. May 9-12
  • 2013 Summer Nationals: Marguerite Aquatic Center, Mission Viejo, Calif. August 7-11

Meeting Minutes
Taking notesDid you miss a meeting? Could not attend the convention? We have you covered. All meeting minutes are posted on the USMS Convention page.

Convention Workshop Videos Available
workshopUSMS conducted three workshops at this year's USAS convention. You can find videos of these workshops on our convention videos page.
Club Registration
RegisterThe club renewal process is underway. All clubs that were registered in 2011 have been sent an email containing a customized renewal link. The link allows the club to renew online with a Visa or MasterCard.

The goal is to have all clubs renewed by October 31. Members can begin registering for 2012 the following day, November 1. If a club has not renewed its membership for 2012, members will not be able to join that club during the registration process.

The LMSC registrars should be creating their paper registration forms and setting their LMSC fees in the registration software.  The registration form template can be found in the USMS Guide to Operations registration section.

The National Office will begin sending renewal reminders to all 2011 members on November 1, per the membership retention plan schedule. The registrars are encouraged to send additional communications to their members as they see fit.

Once again, USMS will be offering sponsor discounts to all members who register for 2012 by December 31. Eight sponsors will be participating this year. Members will receive coupon codes in their registration receipts.
Long Course Meter Top 10 Submissions
Top 10The deadline for LCM Top 10 tabulations including those for relays are due to Mary Beth Windrath, National Swims Administrator, by October 20.

Volunteer Profile
House of DelegatesAnother convention is in the books and there is no doubt that its success is due to the energy, dedication, and passion of YOU, one of the more than 240 delegates in attendance.
Whether you are a delegate representing your LMSC or are appointed because of your work at the national level, you take on the responsibility of being well-informed, so you are able to make the best decision for our membership when casting your votes for our leadership, rules or legislation.
Many of you are club and LMSC volunteers as well as national committee members. You donate your time for committee work during the year, participating in conference calls, task forces and projects. Many use your personal vacation time and, depending on the stipend, assume some of the convention expenses yourselves.
You attend the IMSHOF Induction Ceremony and USAS Awards banquet to honor those from USMS and the other NGBs who are the best of the best. You swim at morning coached workouts, participate in workshops, network in the hospitality suite and bring ideas back to your clubs and LMSCs.   
A special thank you to all of you. U.S. Masters Swimming would not be the organization it is today without you!
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