THE DETROIT SPIN NEWSLETTER FOR THE DETROIT SKATING CLUB OCT 2009 The fall season has begun and we would like to welcome back all our skaters. We have skaters in many different levels and classifications and are busy working out schedules to accommodate everyone. Single, Dance and Pair skaters, Synchronized skaters, Adult skaters, Learn to Skate program skaters, High School hockey skaters, Senior League skaters, USA Hockey program skaters, everyone has their place at DSC. Best of luck to all for a great season!!! Jerod Swallow, Skating Director GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: The General Membership Meeting will be held on Monday, October 26, 2009 at 7:00 pm. The Board of Directors will be discussing long and short-term goals for DSC. All members are encouraged to attend and voice their ideas and concerns. WELCOME NEW MEMBERS: We would like to welcome the following skaters to Detroit Skating Club and hope you enjoy training at our facility: Jordan Ames (Jr Associate) Jacob Kramer (Associate) Max Archer (Jr Associate) Colette Levens (Resident) Sofia Capito (Associate) Elyse Levens (Resident) Kennedy David (Jr Associate) Hannah Male (Jr Associate) Kaitlin Fett (Jr Associate) Esme Mester (Jr Associate) Francette Fey (Non-skating) Angela Moon (Jr Associate) Piper Gilles (Resident) Kelly Moon (Jr Associate) Todd Gilles (Resident) Anna Moshkovych (Jr Associate) Catherine Hug (Jr Associate) Nicholas Pastori (Jr Associate) Emma Hug (Jr Associate) Lilly Reid (Associate) Autumn Jacob (Associate) Whitney Reid (Associate) Merrick Jacob (Associate) Jenna Scott (Jr Associate) Demerie Kiley (Limited) Jane Summersett (Team) Catie Kramer (Associate) Kaitlin Trimpe (Limited) GOOD LUCK TO ALL OUR SKATERS WHO WILL BE COMPETING AT THE 2010 EASTERN GREAT LAKES REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS OCT 16-20, 2009 IN CARMEL, INDIANA GOOD LUCK TO OUR SKATERS WHO WILL BE COMPETING AT THE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS THIS FALL (Results will be posted for all competitions ASAP after the event) DSC ANNUAL ICE SHOW: The Detroit Skating Club is home to one of the biggest ice shows with some of the highest caliber of skaters performing in the country. Every skater at DSC is invited to participate in the 2010 production of Grammy’s on Ice. The show will be held June 10-13, 2010. Applications will be available in October. MOM 2 MOM SALE AT DSC Save the date & spread the word!!! Saturday, October 3 from 9:30am – 12:30pm For those who are not familiar with these sales, this is a great way to purchase gently used children’s clothing, toys, and furniture at a much discounted rate. Interested in being a seller (you don’t have to be a member to sell): • $20 per table / $2 per rack space (24 tables available) • Set-up is Friday, October 2 from 10am – 7pm • Contact Nicole Schapira for registration forms and more information: 248-855-1130 or firstname.lastname@example.org. NOMINATING COMMITTEE: Pursuant to the by-laws of Detroit Skating Club the Nominating Committee of Sue Cassar, Michele DeLuca and Sandra Jacobowitz have nominated the following members to run for the Board of Directors: Jean Koehler Christie White Sophia Roslin Yvonne Wiedemann Charlie White Michael Young All Resident and Life members in good standing will be mailed ballots approximately 10 days before the General Meeting on Monday, October 26, 2009. 2009 Board Nominees Jean Koehler - Jean, her husband Bill, and their daughters Maddie & Meghan moved to Michigan from Cleveland two years ago when Bill’s company relocated him to Ann Arbor. The family settled in Birmingham so the girls would be closer to DSC: The girls embraced the program with such enthusiasm that when Bill’s company called him back to Cleveland nine months ago, they wanted to stay in Michigan. So now Jean and the girls spend the weekdays in Birmingham, and the family travels between Cleveland and Detroit on weekends. Jean has supported the girls’ passion for skating at DSC by heading up the information booth at Skate Detroit and pinch hitting in the monitor’s office when needed. In Cleveland, Jean served as the chairperson for two years of the Cleveland Skating Club Ice Show and as the chairperson for three years of CSC’s Figure Skating Committee. Jean is excited about the possibility of adding value to the DSC Board because of her leadership experience at CSC, as well as her extensive experience working with nonprofits. Jean began her professional career in New Haven, CT, where she founded and directed a nonprofit organization that used tennis as an instrument to build self-esteem and healthy life-styles of at-risk youths in Connecticut’s urban areas. After moving to Cleveland, Jean earned her law degree and worked for a consulting company specializing in nonprofits and for Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court where she represented youths in abuse, neglect and custody cases. She also served on a variety of community and educational boards. Since moving to Michigan, Jean has worked as a consultant for Detroit Executive Service Corps which assists area nonprofit organizations in business planning, board development and strategic planning. She also coaches the girls’ high school tennis team at the Academy of the Sacred Heart. Sophia Roslin – Sophia is a corporate attorney with over ten years experience specializing in securities, mergers & acquisitions and healthcare law. Upon completion of her law degree at Northwestern University in Chicago, Sophia practiced in Los Angeles, California, with two large international law firms, and most recently served as Vice President and General Counsel of MED3000 Group, Inc., a healthcare management and technology firm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, until moving to Michigan in 2004. Sophia and her husband, Matt, live in Bloomfield with their 3 children, ages 5, 9 and 12, all of whom skate, and have been Resident Members since 2007. Two of her children have completed the Basic Skills and Junior Club programs and have been involved in the synchronized skating program, and her youngest child is currently enrolled in the Basic Skills program and has also participated in the USA Hockey skills program at DSC. Sophia figure skated as a child, and took up ice dancing two years ago. Charlie White, Sr. – Charlie and his wife, Jacqueline are long time members of DSC. They served in numerous volunteer roles over the years and their son continues to represent DSC in ice dance at both the National and International level. As a member of the Board of Directors he will draw on his years of experience with skating and business to support efforts that enhance skater training and DSC’s skating/training facility status. Christie White – Christie and her husband, Pat, live in Grand Blanc with their two children, Sean and Kate. They have been involved in competitive figure skating and ice hockey for 15 years and Resident Members at DSC since 2000. Christie has been an active volunteer at numerous skating related events including Skate Detroit competitions, Ice Shows, high school figure skating and hockey teams, and served as a test chair. She has multiple years experience and education in the areas of marketing, public relations, and events management. She feels now that her children are older and have had multi- disciplinary experiences in skating, it is the perfect time for her to give back to the DSC family. She wants to help shape programs and policies that continue the DSC tradition of providing outstanding life experiences which contribute to the growth and character development that takes place when children have skating as an integral part of their lives. She looks forward to experiencing international competition at the Cup of Berlin this January as Katie is a member of Senior Evolution Synchronized Skating Team. Yvonne Wiedemann - Yvonne and her husband Mark live in Clarkston with their two children, both DSC skaters. Yvonne is currently Business Development Manager for Xpress Solutions that specializes in Business Process Outsourcing. She has a BA and MBA in Business Communications and Business Administration. Yvonne’s children have been involved in skating at DSC since Learn to Skate. Her children have experienced Team Evolution Synchronized Skating at the Novice and Senior levels, Team Élan at the Juvenile and Novice levels, Competitive Single Skating, High School Figure Skating, Tests through Senior Moves and Senior Freestyle, Dance, Ice Show, House Hockey, and Travel Hockey all representing Detroit Skating Club. Yvonne has held a Chairperson Position for the DSC Ice Show for multiple years, volunteered at Skate Detroit, Fundraising Chair for Team Élan and managed both the Synchronized Skating team and House Hockey team. In addition to the work she does at DSC she also holds a Chairperson position at Marist Academy’s Parent Volunteer team, volunteers at Clarkston High School, and lectors at the family’s church. By experiencing many different aspects of the skating that DSC has to offer as a spectator, parent, manager, chairperson, and volunteer, Yvonne will bring a well rounded and balanced viewpoint to DSC’s Board. Michael Young – Michael and his wife, Lucy reside in Orchard Lake with their six children, all of whom skate, ranging in age from five to twenty-two. Michael is currently Vice-President & Group Executive for Behr, a $4 billion automotive supplier of air conditioning and engine cooling systems. He has a BA and MBA with concentrations in finance and marketing. Over the years his children have been involved in all aspects of skating; singles, pairs, dance, synchronized, high school, basic skills, ice show and hockey. They currently represent many levels in skating from tot to international competitor to university hockey player. He is currently the lighting chair for the DSC Ice Show and has been on the lighting committee since the show’s inception ten years ago. He is also a master – level 5 USA Hockey rated coach and has been a coach for over fifteen years leading several youth teams to state championships and national medals. The Young’s have been skating at DSC since 1991 and became resident members in 2000. Michael’s background in business, coaching, athletics and managing his six children through the maze of the figure skating and hockey worlds would bring a balanced and experienced view to the DSC board. TEST TIDBITS: Congratulations to our most recent gold medalists: Mollie Boswell – Senior MIF Ameena Sheikh – Senior Pair Alexandra Draybuck – Senior MIF Aaron VanCleave – Senior MIF and Senior Meghan Koehler – Senior MIF Pair Kelly Parmerlee – Gold Dances Taylor Wiedemann – Senior Free Skate Test Results from June 28, July 17 & Aug 27, 2009 Daniel Takayama Kate White Pre/Preliminary Moves in the Field Arleigh Parr Juvenile Moves in the Field Sofia Spencer (FSC Birmingham) Curtis Dicho Meredith Parr (FSC Birmingham) Noah Finkelstein Danielle Thomas Pre/Preliminary Free Skate Emily Hong Juvenile Free Skate Alicia McCallum Megan Martzolff (FSC Birmingham) Courtney Newman Rachel Money Grace Secontine Jacob Sedlar Juvenile Pair Taya Sosa (SMSFSC) Meghan Koehler (Arctic FSC) Reagan King (SMSFSC) Preliminary Moves in the Field Lauren Messner Pre-Silver Dances Erin Quigley Jonathan Cassar Madison George Preliminary Free Skate Gabrielle Hodges (Farmington Hills FSC) Annie Chen Natalie Imirzian (SC of Novi) Emily Hong Jacob Sedlar Intermediate Moves in the Field Taya Sosa (SMSFSC) Cassie Lark (FSC Birmingham) Megan Martzolff (FSC Birmingham) Preliminary Dances Rachel Money Jolie Beasley Sabrina Brogniart Intermediate Free Skate Elena Cleghorn (FSC Birmingham) Tessa LeWitt (FSC Birmingham) Danielle Thomas Melissa Yax Intermediate Pair Dylan DeWitt Pre/Bronze Dances Reagan King Ashley Lustig (Farmington Hills FSC) Meghan Koehler Emma Ramsey Kate White (Arctic FSC) Intermediate Free Dance Cassie Lark Pre/Juvenile Moves in the Field Elena Cleghorn (FSC Birmingham) Silver Dances Gabrielle Healy (FSC Birmingham) Emily Hong Whitney Reid Brittany Lee (Ice House Skating Academy) Madeleine Rutledge (FSC Birmingham) Pre/Juvenile Free Skate Hayley Cyrocki Novice Moves in the Field Jacquelyn Green Sierra Chadwick Crissie Gulu Erika Ouchi Emily Hong Rachel Taylor (Coliseum FSC) Cathlyn Kramer Madison Scheessele Novice Pair Meghan Koehler Pre/Juvenile Pair Natalie Imirzian (SC of Novi) Junior Moves in the Field Reagan King (SMSFSC) Claire Kilbride Cathlyn Kramer Muffy Lavens Meghan Koehler (Arctic FSC) Brittany Lee (FSC Birmingham) Madeline Weiner (Troy AFS) Bronze Dances Noah Finkelstein Pre/Gold Dances Natalie Imirzian Mara Gueli Cassie Lark Erika Ouchi Applications are available at the Monitor’s Desk or online at www.dscclub.com NEXT TEST DATES October 28 (MIF & F/S) October 29 (Dance) The listed dates are tentative and subject to change Test chairs are Dawn Anderson and Andy Glassberg. Due to the large number of skaters testing each month, all test applications must be in 14 DAYS before the test date. Late applications will not be accepted. REMINDER: Please make sure your test application is filled out completely, written clearly and have your coach double check it before you turn it in to make sure it is correct. DO NOT use your nickname. Put your proper name that is registered with US Figure Skating. If skating elsewhere or testing out of club, you must have test permission. This is available by calling the nd main office. If you are a DSC 2 club member, you need to request permission from your Home Club Test Chair. Test Credit: Only in the event of serious injury or illness that keeps you from skating for a period of time, will a credit be given with doctor documentation or the death of an immediate family member. CONGRATULATIONS: • To Regan Alsup and Cyara Hotopp who competed at the U. S. Collegiate Championships, in Ardmore, PA, July 30-Aug 1, 2009. • To Grant Hochstein who earned the silver medal the JGP Hungary, Budapest, Hungary, Aug 26- 30, 2009. • To Eric Land and his wife on the birth of their son, Brycin, on July 31. Happy grandpa is Al Land. Both Al and Eric are zamboni drivers at DSC. • To Brittney Thomas on the birth of her daughter, Sept 16. Brittney is one of our ice monitors at DSC. • To Evolution Senior on their international assignment. They will be competing in Berlin, Germany, January 2010. DATES TO REMEMBER: Oct 02-03 – Mom 2 Mom Sale Oct 05 – Metro Council Meeting Oct 16-20 – EGLR Championships Oct 26 – Annual Membership Meeting Oct 28 – Testing (MIF & F/S) Oct 29 – Testing (Dance) E-MAIL ADDRESS: If at any time throughout the year your email address changes, please make sure you give the new information to the main office so you can continue to receive the newsletter and other club mailings without interruption. If you are not registered you will not receive this information. Please give your current email address to the main office. CONDOLENCES: To Sabrina Brogniart and her family on the passing of her grandfather. The Brogniart’s are Associate members at DSC. To Trish Johnson and her family on the passing of her mother. Trish is an adult skater at DSC. To Cindy Roth and her family on the passing of her sister, Sandy Murphy. Cindy has volunteered many years as a board member, club officer and co-chairperson for Skate Detroit and is currently a Resident- Inactive member. To Laura Lepzinski and her family on the passing of her grandfather. Laura currently trains as a pair skater at DSC. To JoAnne Berry and her family on the passing of her mother, Ann Syrek. JoAnne is a past board member, past co-chairperson of Skate Detroit and is currently a Resident-Inactive member. To Gloria Kinne and her family on the passing of her mother. Gloria is an adult skater at DSC. To Kurt Anselmi and his family on the passing of his father, Albert Anselmi. Kurt was a past board member at DSC. To Don and Patty Brundirks on the passing of her mother, Vi Green. Don is a past president of DSC and currently serves on the Finance Committee. To Terry Fiscus and his family on the passing of his father. The Fiscus’ are Limited members at DSC.