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A Letter from Tahoe Cross Country…

TXC_logo-newMarch 9, 2015

Dear Members of the TXC Community, We have all suffered a great loss personally and professionally with the passing of Kevin Murnane. He will be missed by all. TXC will strive to continue to provide excellent year-round activities, programs, and services under the guidance of Valli Murnane and the TXC Board of Directors. We recognize that these are difficult times for the community and we are all committed to moving forward in a positive manner.

Regards, Valli Murnane, Jim Robins, Doug Read, Jens Legallet, Gary Anderson, Dave Clohessy, Patti Dowden, Don Fyfe, John Gerbino, Don Heapes, Doug McNair, Rafe Miller

Far West Looking for Board Members

Far West NordicLooking to get more involved in your Nordic Ski Community? Here’s your chance — join the Far West Nordic Board of Directors. We will have an opening or two on the Board beginning with our new year in May, and could use dedicated, interested skiers, parents, or coaches. The board meets once a month on the second Monday, alternating between Truckee and Tahoe City. 

You can apply by going to our Board of Directors Information Page and either fill out our online form, or download our standard application. Applications are due by the April Meeting (April 14th), and Board elections will be held at our May meeting.

If you have any questions, email info@farwestnordic.org for more information.

Kevin Murnane: A Celebration of Life

murnaneThere will be a Celebration of Life for Kevin Murnane at the Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Area on Sunday, March 15 at 1 p.m. The celebration will be out of doors, so please dress warmly and wear sturdy shoes. Volunteers will be managing parking, so please arrive early, or park at North Tahoe High School and walk to the center along the trails. Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Area is at 925 Country Club Drive, in the Highlands in Tahoe City. For updates and information, please check www.lotsahelpinghands.com account # 725985

Nordic Friends,

Our community lost a wonderful person long before his time on February 24th. Kevin Murnane was one of the driving forces behind the Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Foundation and has been the manager of the Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area for many years. Tahoe and Truckee’s loss, especially for those of us involved with the cross country ski community, will be huge. 

An bank account set up to accept donations for his wife Valli, and his 2 children, has been established at the U.S. Bank branch in Tahoe City. Donations for the family can be made in person at that branch. All contributions will go directly to benefit Valli and the kids.

For information on how to directly transfer funds to this account, please contact Rachel Crus at rachel@cruslaw.com.

Sugar Bowl Academy Open House

SBA The Sugar Bowl Academy Nordic Ski Team will be hosting an Open House on Thursday, February 19th. We invite any local skiers to join us for morning practice followed by a quick tour of our campus. The day will begin at 9 AM with a skate ski with the SBA team and then a brief info session and tour with Head Coach Martin Benes. The open house will be over by noon. To RSVP, please email Martin Benes, Head Nordic Coach, at mbenes@sbacademy.org or Caitlin Bernstein, Assistant Director of Admissions/Nordic Coach at cbernstein@sbacademy.org

Program Director Sought for Auburn Ski Club

asc_logo-circleAuburn Ski Club Training Center on Donner Summit is currently seeking a program director. The ASC Training Center is a multi-discipline organization that offers Alpine, Nordic, Snowboard and Biathlon programs and competitions. ASC also operates a 20KM XC trail system open to club members and the public. Resumes can be submitted to bclark@inc.auburnskiclub.org. For more information interested applicants can also call 530-426-3313×101.

Elite Team Beer & Cider Tasting Fundraiser

beertastingNew Moon Natural Foods
Truckee, CA

Friday,  February 13th
5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

New Moon Natural Foods in Truckee will be fundraising for the Elite Team once again! Sample beer with a Donation with the proceeds going to The Far West Nordic Elite Team. Come and enjoy a beer and cider tasting and help support the Elite Team! $10 Suggested Donation, with all proceeds going to the ELITE TEAM.

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Ted BeauchampThe Far West Junior Committee is pleased to announce that the 2015 Ted Beauchamp Scholarship is now available for applications. This Scholarship is available to provide financial assistance to Far West Nordic Juniors (age 12-19) who are seeking to pursue XC skiing at his/her highest level and who need financial assistance to get there. Please see the Ted Beauchamp Scholarship page for more information.

Who may apply: Any Far West Nordic Junior (age 12-19) member in good standing who is regularly involved in XC skiing and training, and wishes to continue to do so.

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