* REMINDER – NSWPSA AGM 9/9/17

Registration should have been completed by now via Event Registration

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

THAT THE

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

OF THE

NEW SOUTH WALES PROFESSIONAL SKATERS’ ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED

WILL BE HELD

4PM Saturday 9/9/2017

AT

Unilever Ampitheatre 101

MGSM Executive Conference Centres

99 Talavera Rd

Macquarie Park 2113

PRIOR TO THE AGM A PRESENTATION/DISCUSSION WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE SUBJECT OF HOW THE CURRENT ISA PATTERN TESTS EVOLVED FROM SCHOOL FIGURES

THIS BEGINS AT 4PM

5 Update Points for attendance TO BOTH PRESENTATION & AGM

THE ACTUAL AGM WILL BEGIN AT 5.30PM

* Pam Kavanagh’s Funeral Details

Please find following details for Pam Kavanagh’s funeral.

Date:       Friday 3rd March
Time:       10 am

Woronora Memorial Park
South Chapel
12 Linden Street
Sutherland

We are still waiting to hear from Pam’s brother whether they would prefer flowers or a donation.  We will let you know when we hear.

Jean McGregor

* Condolences

It is with regret that we advise of the sad passing of NSWPSA Member Pam Kavanagh who passed away last night 22/2/17 with her brother by her side.

Pam was positive in her fight against cancer but in this past week her health rapidly deteriorated.

Our Condolences to Pam’s family at this sad time.

* Adult International Figure Skating Info

A Communication from ISA in regard to Adult international competitors:-

RE: All State Association Adult members seeking ISA confirmation to compete for all international figure skating competitions in 2017.

ISA is aware that the ISU International Adult Figure Skating Competition 2017 announcement for Oberstdorf states, A Competitor must be an individual member of an ISU Member, or a member of a club which is itself a member of an ISU Member. Competitors do not require any Clearance Certificate or any other permission from their ISU Member for entering the Competition.

However, ISA Rule 802 states the following:

‘Any person seeking nomination as an Australian competitor in any international event, shall submit a request to the relevant State association, that nomination as an Australian competitor be forwarded by the Association’.

The State Association is then to send the completed form direct to Robi Chalmers, ISA Chair for Sport Development.  ISA will send confirmation to the State Secretary to communicate with all competitors listed.  If there are any issues, the skater will be contacted directly.

Forms should be returned as soon as possible in order to complete the approval process in a timely manner.

Robi Chalmers (ISA Chair for Sport Development)

* IJS Level Test Procedures

NSWISA very recently issued a revised Test Policy (attached), and updated the NSWISA calendar.

The key points to take away are

  1. All test enquiries are directed to NSWISA

Website calendar Calendar

  1. The NSWISA Admin Manager will contact the Test Co-ordinators assigned to each Test to organise as required. Coaches and parents are not to directly contact Judges.
  1. Pop Up tests are available where extreme circumstances prevent the athlete from attending a scheduled test

Pop up tests can only be applied for via emailing/contacting NSWISA.  NSWISA Admin will contact the assigned Pop Up Test Judge Coordinators.

As per ISA instruction, no pop up tests can be organized via direct contact between Coach and Judge.

The intention is to remove the re-work and excessive communication currently occurring .

Rosemary Johnson
NSWISA Treasurer