In our 50 years, the Club has never faced a situation such as the one presented by the coronavirus (COVID-19), one that has changed dramatically since being classified as a pandemic March 11, 2020. The health and safety of our members is our primary concern and our Board and Trip Committee are tirelessly monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it continues to change, seemingly by the minute. Rest assured that we are watching the CDC, the World Health Organization, as well as both local agencies and agencies in and around our trip locations for any new developments.
This is quite a dynamic situation and changes may come on very short notice. It seems that every resort has different responses to the coronavirus. Some have restricted their operations while many other resorts have ceased operations; all Colorado resorts are closed.
We have canceled our remaining ski trips (Mt. Bachelor and Vail II). Please bear with us as we navigate the refund process for these trips, as well as other trips affected by closings that happened during the trips (Zermatt and Big Sky). Your Club’s Board of Directors and Trip Committee are working hard to get as much refund as possible for members on all of these trips.
For our remaining trips that are scheduled for after the ski season, we ask that you be patient and check our website for the latest updates, as things are very fluid. We will notify you as soon as we are able about any changes or decisions we make related to each trip. In the meantime, if you are signed up on one of the remaining trips, please understand that your decision to participate or to cancel whatever trip is up to you and you should consider your overall health and age.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we move forward. We certainly do not take lightly decisions to cancel trips, but the health and safety of our travelers is our top priority.
ELECTION TIME - PLEASE VOTE
It's time again to elect the Board of Directors for the Tampa Bay Snow Skiers & Boarders. All current club members over 18 are eligible to vote. You are a current member if you've fully paid for a club trip that was scheduled to occur during the official 2019-2020 season, which is from May 2019 to April 30, 2020.
Normally we would have in-person voting at our final party, in April. Due to the coronavirus situation, we have decided to cancel our April Election Party. We were already planning to expand the use of our absentee voting process in order to make it much easier for all eligible members to vote. Now, given the coronavirus situation, our election will be conducted entirely online via a link to an online survey (enabled by the Internet application called Zoho).
Because this online election process is new and the impacts from the coronavirus have just recently escalated, we are expanding and moving the voting window a little later to allow more time to get it done properly and allow everyone a fair chance to vote.
Absentee/Online voting will take place from April 1, 2020 through April 10, 2020.
On March 31, we will send a special edition of the Sitzmark only to every eligible voting member who gave us an e-mail when signing up for a trip this season. If you or your family member or friend who signed up with you do not receive the special voting edition of the Sitzmark containing the link to the online ballot by March 31, please send Marci Foster a request for the link to the ballot at email@example.com. In your e-mail to Marci, please include the member's e-mail address, full name and the club trip, or trips, that the member paid in full and were scheduled to occur this season (between May 1, 2019 and April 30, 2020). Once the member is validated, Marci will send the member a link for the online ballot. Requests for online ballots must be made between 3/31/20 and 4/6/2020. You must cast your online ballot by midnight 4/10/2020. Start Date for online voting is 12:01 AM April 1, 2020. The Online Voting Polls Close at midnight April 10.
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TBSSB Vice President