The 2016 – 2017 fencing season is underway!
SEPT. 25, 2016 FOC FENCING REFEREE SEMINAR
On Sept. 25th, the WPD will be holding an FOC officiating clinic taught by internationally recognized referee Iana Dakova. Current WPD members get a $50 discount on the clinic’s tuition ($WPD members: $25; non-division members pay $75).
To take advantage of this opportunity and to register for the clinic, or for more information:
CORSAIR FENCING CLUB KICKS OFF THE W. PA. DIVISION’S 2016 – 2017 COMPETITION SEASON
On Sat. and Sun., Oct. 1 & 2, the Corsair Fencing Club will be hosting an Open Mixed Foil and Epee tournament, PLUS a Novice / Unrated Mixed Foil and Epee meet, at their facility in Etna.
See the “Events” page on this website, for more information.
HOSTING A WPD EVENT
If your club wishes to host a sanctioned event this coming season, submit your sanctioning request to the WPD Chair, as soon as you can.
Please allow time for the Executive Committee to consider your event, and to resolve any questions they may have prior to sanctioning.
Also, be sure to renew your membership with USA Fencing. They’ve gone to a totally automated system, where paper membership forms are now being assessed an additional fee to process.
New postings worth checking out
There are a couple of new items listed on the “News and Announcements” page. Check them out.
Coach Charles Murphy
This past summer, the Western Pa. Division suffered a tremendous loss when Charles Murphy, head coach of the EnGarde Fencing Club and long-time WPD member, passed away on June 4th.
See the “News and Announcements” page for more information.
The USFA takes its Safe Sport requirements seriously. So should club administrators, when hosting sanctioned events.
PLEASE SEE THE “NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS” PAGE for an important reminder about the USFA’s Safe Sport requirements.
2016-2017 Executive Committee
Olivia Weiss, Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Storm Walden, 1st Vice Chair, email@example.com
Erik Blank, 2nd Vice Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Renee Weiss, Secretary, email@example.com
Deb Theriault, Treasurer, firstname.lastname@example.org
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(This page last updated 9/10/16)