Years of Service: 2007-2009.
Gloria Raminha has been an active leader in organized skiing for over 15 years at the club, council and FWSA levels in a variety of positions. In the past two years, Gloria has made tremendous contributions to the Far West Ski Association as VP of North American Travel.
She joined the FWSA Travel Staff in 2004 and has had responsibility for air and ground transportation and lodging, working with our tour operators and ski areas to insure all participants an enjoyable and stress free trip. She has great leadership and organizational skills.
Since 2007 Gloria has held the position of VP of North American Travel. She has developed a very cohesive travel staff and has organized our largest Ski Week with 740 participants on the 2008 trip to Whistler.
Gloria did an exceptional job coordinating our 2009 Ski Week to Big Sky, Montana overcoming transportation issues and changes due to the state of the economy.
Other accomplishments include organizing an Alaska Cruise in 2008 after our Convention in Bellevue, Washington; and serving as assistant trip leader for our Greece trip last September.
Gloria has developed excellent working relationships with our industry partners and is highly respected by the ski industry. She attends Mountain Travel Symposium (MTS) representing FWSA. Her dedication and enthusiasm is extraordinary as she gives up a minimum of 2 weeks vacation time for FWSA.
She has been a member of the Avalanche Ski Club since 1982 and has been a dedicated and hard working participant in FWSA Conventions and Ski Weeks since 1985. Gloria has served on the Avalanche Ski Club Board as President for 3 years and Trip & Activities Chair for 7 years. She has served on the Central Council Board as President for 1 year and VP of Travel for 1 year. Gloria has also attended every Ski Week and Convention since 1985.
We are honored to nominate Gloria for the Elizabeth “Schatzi” Wood Award.