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October 6, 2007

By Devon Barker

Election Meeting- Thank you all so much for coming to the meeting at the ASCI in Maryland the weekend of September 28-30th. The athletes drive freestyle in USA, so it is up to us to move our sport forward. Thanks for being part of the movement.

Election Results:
Chair & overseeing Rules Committee- Risa Shimoda
Rules Committee- Clay Wright *This committee is to make sure our rules for moves and the point values continue to led freestyle and move the sport forward.

Vice Chair & overseeing Excel Scoring Committee- Matt Solomon *This committee will be trained in how to use the scoring system. Matt will work with Kristine Jackson to help train individuals in the program. We need volunteers. At the next event offer to be trained- this is open to all supporters, not just athletes.

Treasurer & overseeing Fundraising Committee- Brian Jennings
*This position will work with USAK and supporters of USA Freestyle Kayak Association.

Newsletter/Ranking Editor- Jeremy Laucks & Devon Barker
*This position will update the blogs, website, and send out the newsletter to the list serve.

Events & Program Coordinator- Eleanor Perry & Emily Jackson
*This position will work on the schedule of events and will provide this information to Newsletter/Ranking Editors so we can inform you of all the upcoming events for freestyle.

Athlete Representative- Brian Kirk, Andrew Holcombe, & Morgan (Jr. Rep.)
*These representatives are your link to the committee. Please talk with them and let them know how you want to help.

Public Relations Committee- Clay Wright & Andrew Holcombe
*This committee will represent USA Freestyle Kayak Association.

Boater Cross & PA Organizer- Corey Volt
*This position will organize boater cross events at the freestyle competitions and use the PA to inform all athletes about important information at the events.

Team Manager- to be elected by Freestyle Committee

Websites & Blogs-
United States Freestyle Kayak Association

USA Canoe Kayak website-Freestyle page

Email- please let everyone know they can join this list serve for email updates from the Freestyle Committee by emailing Devon Barker at We will be informing every one of upcoming events and important information regarding freestyle kayaking in USA.