Years of Service: 2007-2009.
We are all familiar with the saying, “When you really need something done… give it to a busy person”. Well, that’s Debbie Stewart! Being self-employed she works 12-14 hours a day in their beauty salon and gift emporium. She also wears many “ski” hats throughout her ski club, council and association involvements.
Debbie is currently in her third term as a FWSA Board of Director as the Secretary and is planning or running for a forth term. She is especially concerned and is actively involved with the travel sub-committee. Having a background in travel and tourism, her background is valuable in this committee.
This year she added another hat to her collection, which was the Assistant Trip Director during the FWSA 2009 International Ski Week trip to Austria. Her assistance and leadership during the trip was quite helpful in running a smooth and successful trip. Most of all she really enjoys it! Debbie is eager to help the fundraising efforts to support and grow the Athletic Scholarship Program. She assisted in tripling the fundraising in the past three years.
This year she decided to join the troops and change her hat to a protective helmet. She now is hooked as a beginner racer, but is moving up already. I do believe she’s a little competitive! Debbie also organizes the Council’s annual Winter/Holiday party, even when she’s at next year’s site inspection. She has represented Sierra Council and Sequoia Ski Club during the bidding presentations at convention for several years.
Now at the club level, Debbie is on her 5th term as President, and 7th term as club VP of Travel. Her main objectives are to improve the club’s membership to be a more cohesive group by stressing working together as opposed to independent groups and clicks. Getting information to the grassroots level is a priority. So often information stays at the top and doesn’t get passed down, therefore she has stressed this in her presidency. Since the Sequoia Ski Club is the oldest, still active ski club within FWSA, she has been instrumental is keeping this club alive and well by consistent involvement.
Above all, Debbie’s constant and eternal “Smiles” are infectious.
Her personal motto is: “The Value of a Smile…. It costs nothing but creates much, for nobody needs a smile so much as those who have none left to give. SMILE”