CESA Minutes- Bridge Hotel Penkridge
14th January 2019
Karen Conde- Secretary
Nick Broomhall- Chair Telford
Diane Watts- Kidsgrove
June Coupland- Kidsgrove
Pete Conde - Telford
Gerry Elgy- Chair Midland
Roger Crombleholme- Head coach
Steve McLaughlin- White Mountain
Conflict of interest:- None declared
Safeguarding issues:- None reported
1. Matters arising and last minutes
Minutes of the last meeting 15th October v2018-approved
No change in the finance since the last meeting, balance is £4,960.05
2. Regional Plan
Dave went through the 2019 Development Plan and all clubs gave numbers for participants at their events.
Funding from SSE will be the core of £600 and then a set of criteria of a club change in membership
Membership as at renewal in Oct 2018 was as follows:
North Staffs 1072
Special Olympics WM 60
AU Snowsports (Keale Uni) 112
Everyone to email event figures over to Dave so that he can populate 2019 Development Plan ready for submitting to SSE mid/end January. Bryan to assist Dave with an initial draft and Dave will then circulate to committee members for approval.
Regional Safeguarding Office – Karen Conde
Clubs to send out feedback forms to club members after events to see how we can improve them and increase participation. Also feedback from juniors on how they feel about their club and
snowsports generally. This has been requested by Bridgette as part of our safeguarding responsibility.
Telford have just appointed a new Safeguarding Officer (SGO), the old SGO gave a brief prior to handing over.
Kidgsgrove has a SGO who needs to do a Time to Listen course but not found one local yet. Jaren to assist.
3. SSE inspiring participation
Dave went through the principles of the new SSE vision and mission statements. Dave will circulate the document for comments as a lengthy document. Bryan has already looked at the document and will forward his comments to Dave.
4. National School Snowsports Week
This will run again from Monday 23rd June to 30th June, this is to tie in with end of year exams.
Dave to circulate
5. Draft Agreement for Schools Association
This relates to ESSKiA and NSSA who are now more closely working and constructively together.. ESSKiA now uses SSE’s membership registration for annual renewal by their schools.
6. Regional Activities since October 2018
Telford had 110 racers at their Schools Race on 16th November, they also held their fun race on 7th December.
Fun race at Telford 11th June with 40 racers, last fun race will be 15th March
Midland Winter League – the four races involved about 100 racers.
30 days of Snowsport – Kidsgrove did a taster day as part of this in October – 6 sessions with 3 or 4 coaches and approximately 200 participants.
Stoke fun race dates are:
7. Club Nationals Telford and Midland
Sponsorship possibilities to be followed up– Ski Racing Supply, Bartletts, Evolution, Decathlon, Alton Towers, Snowdome, Chill Factore etc
Evolution considering regional support in 2019 for CESA similar to that the ERSA receives.
Look at an overall prize for racers attending on both days
Meeting in March to look at planning in more detail and getting the invitation bulletin ready for publishing
Some progress has been made by George on the existing website but ideally we need a much easier site to manage. George to assess and cost.
9. Freestyle Events to promote:
Looking at promoting freestyle on the same day as the fun races at Stoke on 11th May. Dave to liaise with Diane and June to move this forward.
Nick enquired about the database for all affiliated SSE club as this has not been rolled out as yet. Bryan to make enquiries.
Date of next meeting:-
25th March 2019
7.30pm Bridge Hotel/Inn, Penkridge