Years of Service: 2007-2009.
Marge Fons is passionate about skiing and that is evident in her volunteer activities and her professional career. She served the final of 3 terms as President of Arizona Ski Council (ASC) during the 2007-2008 season.
In addition to leadership of the council and its’ six member clubs, Marge was a major force in planning and executing the Fall 2007 ASC Ski Season Kick Off Party and Silent Auction, raising funds for the Arizona School for the Blind and providing these students with the opportunity to experience time on the slopes in Telluride, Colorado.
Marge has also been a vocal proponent of allowing snowmaking at Arizona Snowbowl, a popular, affordable and accessible ski area in Northern Arizona. She is well informed on the cultural, environmental and economic issues and has encouraged ski club members and others in the local community to support snow making at Arizona Snowbowl. This important issue on use of public lands is expected to be addressed by the US Supreme Court after several votes by lower courts.
Marge is currently Past President of Arizona Ski Council and continues to be active at the Club, Council & FWSA level during the 2008-2009 season. Marge was the Council Trip Leader for the 2009 FWSA Ski Week to Big Sky Montana and brought a contingent to enjoy the skiing and racing.
In addition to earning a reputation as a ski leader within Arizona, Marge has shared her experience with Council Presidents across FWSA and within the National Ski Council Federation.
In her professional career as an educator, she plans programs of study for her 4th & 5th grade students that expose them to snow sports recreation, and safety and travel related issues and opportunities.
Marge is truly deserving of the Schatzi Wood Award for a woman who has made a decisive contribution to skiing during the years of 2007 -2009. She has also demonstrated longevity in her involvement with and service to organized skiing as an 18+ year ski club member with progressive responsibility in ski club and council roles in elective and volunteer capacity.