Years of Service: 2006-2008.
Dr. Richard Lubin has by virtue of his vigorous direction of the FWSA Safety program has made this program into what it is today one that reaches out to all the Far West ski areas, made good on the commitment to our program sponsor, Aspen Ski Corporation, stimulated interest in the safety slogan program and involved many volunteers to help spread the word on safety. His work has made a positive permanent change in the value of service by the Association to the Western skier.
He developed the FWSA Safety Thermometers program and has seen to its distribution or personally distributed it to a great number of major ski areas in the Western United States. The thermometers have also been given to ski area upper management and to FWSA sponsors to emphasize our commitment to safety. Richard has met with Human Resources and Safety Directors of many ski areas to discuss trends and programs that benefit the general skiing and snowboarding public.
Richard has executed his extensive plans to better coordinate and communicate FWSA safety efforts at the club, council and FWSA levels. He has researched and written a wide variety of extensive safety articles, executed a more aggressive effort in newsletter writings and kept up with and published safety news. He has provided pertinent safety information that can be utilized in Council and Club meetings that is easily available for clubs to use in their newsletters for communicating with their membership.
Richard Lubin is known as the Snowboarding Chiropractor. He was a two-time winner of the FWSA Safety Award in 2001 and 2002, and was appointed the first FWSA Safety Committee Chair in 2003. Earlier, Richard had been instrumental in providing Bay Area Council with the highest quality support for their safety program and has been a contributor of excellent articles to the annual FWSA Skier’s Guide.
Richard has been a long time contributing member of both the Bota Baggers ski club in Bay Area Council Singles League and Apres Ski Club in Bay Area Open League. He is quick to help and volunteer with any task and has been the voice of safety for the Far West Ski Association for almost a decade.
We are pleased to nominated Richard Lubin, the Snowboarding Chiropractor, for the J. Stanley Mullin Award for 2009.