It is now the beginning of the ski season and time to start thinking about our West Region Award of Merit, formerly the Rich Slingerland Memorial Award. The nominations are due July 15th and the presentation of the award will be made at the General Membership Meeting at Wet Set during the Western Regionals on July 25th.

Every year since 1975 the Western Region has recognized a member or an official who epitomized friendship, dedication with integrity. The first award was presented at the US National tournament and is now one of the Western Regions’ most prestigious honors. This award was established and is maintained for a deserving person who might otherwise go unnoticed. All Western Region members are welcome and encouraged to submit nominations for this award to the local councilperson or to Richelle Muhlitner or Larry Laughlin before July 15th. Prior award recipients can be found in the Regional Guide.