Its been a while since an update and a lot has happened in those months.
Let’s start with National rolling out the new Learning Management System (LMS) using this upcoming Cycle C Refresher as its kick off course. Be prepared, this refreshers online portion takes around 4 to 5 hours to complete. You can do it in sections so no need to do it all at once. Additionally this system is used by Instructors to create new course listings so the process for signing up for courses has changed. Stay tuned for more information on that as we are all learning together on this. Keep an eye on our website calendar for upcoming events.
With the growth of lift served downhill Mountain Biking (it’s no longer just the Highlands) there is now a National Bike Advisor. Eastern Division and NH Region (along with many other Regions) are still looking for Bike Advisors. We’ve had several interested parties but are still looking to finalize positions. For those of you interested feel free to contact me with questions. Also, if you haven’t tried it, get out and give it a go, it’s a blast.
In other news I’m sure most of you have seen the NSP dues increase of $20 (from $60 to $80). Pro Division dues have also increased from $48 to $64 (80% of Geographic dues). In an effort to make this a little less difficult the NH Region has decided to do a one-time $5 deduction in our Regions dues, from $15 to $10. We will return to the $15 dues next season. National is aware of this change and is in the process of making it work for your dues this season.
There are four (4) OEC courses running this fall still with space so if interested send an email to our Region OEC Administrator and we can certainly get you started. Refresher season is a great time to connect up with a Patrol.
All of our Region Program Advisors are gearing up for the new season and the Region Staff will be working to keep this website updated. Check back frequently for new articles and events around the state. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions let us know 😉
Here’s hoping this heat and humidity are gone and the cooler dryer weather is here to stay.
See you on the Bike Trails or the ski trails
NREMT, NSP & PSPA Certified
New Hampshire Region Director