David Krupp is not only a ski enthusiast, but also enthusiastically donates his volunteer time and efforts in support of the sport he loves. He skis approximately 60 days a year domestically and internationally. Through his efforts in his ski club, council, Far West Ski Association, and the National Ski Council Federation, he has made a decisive contribution to skiing.
As a member of Century City Ski Club, David became involved on committees and served as a Ski Club Representative to the Los Angeles Council of Ski Clubs. He was elected to two terms as President of Century City, a club of approximately 200 members. As President, his main focus was on providing a great overall experience for club members and maintaining a high degree of visibility among the ski club community. He was chosen Man of the Year for 2008-2009 by Century City Ski Club and Los Angeles Council of Ski Clubs. He also races with the Far West Racing Association as a member of ULLR Race League and participates in the Far West Championships.
David also served two terms as the President of the Los Angeles Council (2008-2010), and is currently still on the Board of Directors, serving his third term as Past President for 2012-2013. As LAC President, a strong emphasis was placed on: restructuring the Board for a more efficient organization; increasing travel attendance; improving communication with the clubs as a liaison between other ski organizations and the member clubs regarding pertinent issues and instructional materials; instituting a scholarship program at the council level; highlighting activities geared toward the promotion of the member clubs; and increasing member club and council involvement in community service projects. As Past President he continues to serve his council providing leadership and expertise to the Board meetings, serving as a communications liaison with the Far West Ski Association and supporting council events.
David was a driving force in securing a location for the 2011 FWSA Convention held at the Pacific Palms Resort in Industry Hills. Accepting the position as the Host Los Angeles Council Convention Chairman, he organized one of the largest Convention Steering Committees in recent history, to encourage greater participation in Convention planning in the council’s member clubs. Along with Cindy Krupp, Convention Publicity Coordinator, they produced a series of E-mail messages sent to FWSA ski club presidents about the Convention. In addition, he personally visited many member ski clubs as a guest speaker, to explain why ski club members should attend the Convention. The 2011 Convention was a great success, not only in the smooth operation of the event, but for the many club volunteers who participated and enjoyed the experience of hosting our Convention. It was also a financially successful event. Following the Convention, David organized a special dinner celebration for the Convention Committee and secured a sponsor for the event, to show the council’s appreciation for all their volunteer efforts.
At the 2010 FWSA Convention, he was elected to the position of Vice President of Membership, and serves as the Chairman of the Snowsports Leadership Academy. At last year’s Convention, he was one of the presenters at the Friday session. He is currently streamlining the resources available into a single, cohesive program, and documenting the history of the Snowsports Leadership Academy to outline the goals and mission of the program, what has been accomplished to date, and what is being planned for the future. A complete update will be available on the FWSA website. Taking recommendations from past Snowsports Leadership Academy attendees, the 2012 Convention sessions will be more interactive in structure, to get the attendees actively involved. The sessions planned will integrate national snowsports leadership as guest speakers in topics of interest to all snowsports enthusiasts. As president of LAC, he attended the National Ski Council Federation meetings, and attends all meetings of the FWSA Board of Directors, actively participating in discussions.
David is, essentially, a snowsport motivational speaker and leader. He takes every opportunity to promote the Far West Ski Association, especially on the slopes. If you get on a chairlift with David on any mountain, you are going to hear about the FWSA. He truly deserves to be an award recipient of the J. Stanley Mullin Award, for his outstanding volunteer efforts and achievements in skisport.