Visserettes hire summer student

The executive of the Fort Frances Visserettes approved the hiring of Stephanie Logan at its annual general meeting May 26 with a grant to hire a student under the Summer Career Placement Program.
Also at that meeting, Rob Morgan was elected president, with Bob Grynol assuming the position of past president.
Rounding out the new executive are Marilyn Stinson (vice-president and meet director), Cheryl Watts (treasurer), Maureen Hahkala (registrar), Betty Grynol (coaching and tech rep), Chane Rissman (Bingo and Nevada chair), Terry Stinson (building chair), and Barb Morgan (fundraising chair).
The positions of secretary, equipment chair, and newsletter person remain vacant. The club hopes to fill these in the fall from our new members unless someone volunteers to do them before then.
If you missed the meeting and would like to hold a position, call and let the club know at 274-2966.
Meanwhile, Betty Grynol said Logan will be a great asset to the club.
“There are many jobs to be done for the clubs over the summer but we just do not have the extra funds on our own to hire someone,” she noted. “We are very grateful for this grant, which we have again received to help us through.”
The clubs are run by volunteers all year and by the end of the season, which is May 2, they are all tired out and want a break. Grynol also said it’s nice to be able to offer a job to one of their gymnasts.
“We usually try to hire a student with previous gymnastics experience and coaching qualifications since part of their job is to help with the summer gymnastics camps,” she noted.
Logan was chosen for her reliability, enthusiasm, organizational skills, and leadership ability. She has proved to be very conscientious and helpful around the gym on a volunteer basis over the years.
She is a 16-year-old grade 10 student who recently took her NCCP Level I technical gymnastics qualifications (she took her Level I theory two years ago).
Logan has many years of gymnastics experience, and placed first in the region this year at the senior level. She also received gymnast of the month and coach in training of the month awards this past season.
In other club news, Kaela Hahkala received a prize for selling a full box of chocolates for the club that night. Katie Stinson also sold a full box and received a prize.
Logan will be running more chocolate drives over the next month. Any gymnasts who wish to participate can call her at 274-3520 and she will make arrangements to meet at the gym.
Prizes will be awarded for each box sold.
Logan also will frequent the farmers’ market this summer, where she will be selling Einar’s and Fairway food vouchers, cookbooks, chocolates, and raffle tickets for the clubs.
Other gymnasts are welcome to come and help out, or just keep her company.
Other duties the clubs have lined up for Logan include collecting aluminum cans for resale, cleaning the gym club, coaching summer camps, collecting all outstanding monies for cookbooks and chocolates, soliciting businesses to sell raffle tickets for the clubs, working bingos, helping Joleen and other volunteers with the Canada Day float, and other duties as assigned.
The summer camp will run July 27-31 with Bill Rhoads and other coaches. Rhoads will run the camp during the day and teach the Level II technical artistic course in the evening so those who are working can take it.
Logan will be trained at this time in her Level II technical.
Parents may register their children for this camp by calling Grynol (486-3538) or Logan (274-3520).
Competitive and pre-competitive artistic and trampoline will run five days from 9 a.m. to noon for $60. The recreational mixed boys and girls will run for five days from 1-3 p.m. at a cost of $50.
New members will be required to pay a $12 insurance fee.
The Fort Frances Gymnastics Academy will be hosting a Level II theory for coaches of all sports on June 5-7. This course does not come around very often (the last one was five years ago).
Most sports are now requiring their competitive coaches to have this course in order to take athletes to competitions. Call 486-3538 for more information.