OSC ELECTION INFORMATION
As written in the OSC By-Laws, the Club is required to request nominations and to hold an election each year. Our candidates must be elected by a quorum (10%) of members whether there is one or more candidates for a position. Your vote creates this quorum. Your "yea" or "nay" allows us to validate our choice of candidates. PLEASE plan to vote!
Candidates and Proposals 2022
Vice President Candidate: Maggie Timofy
Proposal: Changes to By-Laws (Link to Changes PDF)
Vice President Candidate: Maggie Timofy
I joined the Ski Club so that I would have others to ski with. I have to say it was a great decision because I’ve made a lot of friends and I’ve had many wonderful experiences because of it. I have enjoyed learning more about the club by being on the Board of Directors. It’s just another way to help the club move forward. Seeing how things work from the inside has been very educational and enjoyable. I moved into the position of vice president because there was a need. So, I am running for the position now so that I can continue to learn how to be of assistance to the functioning of this club. We are a club of volunteers. I hope to be able to continue to serve my fellow friends and Club mates.
Recording Secretary Candidate: Gary Tarolli
My name is Gary Tarolli, and I am running for the office of Onondaga Ski Club Recording Secretary. I have been with the club for 6 years, and since 2019 held a seat on the Board of Directors. I was also a Trip Leader for the OSC Western Ski Trips to Mt. Bachelor in 2019 and Big Sky in 2020.
Director Candidate: Kathy Chapin
I am Kathy Chapin, and I am running for a second term on the Board of directors. My husband and I joined the club 14 years ago to participate in the cycling activity. We have since enjoyed western ski trips, camping, kayaking as well as the friendship and comradery of the club.
Director Candidate: Steve Davis
Director Candidate: Marianne Knych
Former neighbors and Onondaga Ski Club members introduced me to OSC over 15 years ago and since that time I’ve enjoyed so many outdoor/and social activities including: biking, hiking, kayaking, and skiing. I enjoy all the seasons in CNY and am so glad to have great friends from OSC that share my interests and love of the outdoors!
I grew up in CNY and attended Nazareth College. I’m currently pursuing my Master of Social Work degree at Syracuse University and will graduate in May! No matter how busy I am, I always like to find time for exercise and socializing with OSC. After so many years of enjoying so much that the club has to offer, I feel now is a good time for me to give back and help the club grow and move forward in the future.
Director Candidate: Tracey Noble
OSC Member since 2017 - Ski Trip Committee member since 2020.
Participant in ski trips out west in 2017, 2018, 2020, and the upcoming trip of 2022. Participated in one club golf tournament Interested in trying to get involved in other activities but my job keeps getting in the way!
Director Candidate: Emmet Owens
I am pleased to submit this biography to support my candidacy for the Board of Directors. I started skiing in central New York as a child, as did my wife Ellen. Our 3 children, and now 2 granddaughters are skiers. Ellen and I have been members of Onondaga Ski Club since 2016. We have greatly enjoyed the opportunities for outdoor activities and social interaction that are made available by the club, including skiing, cycling, hiking, and social events.
I have been on the cycling committee, currently serving as chair. We have thoroughly enjoyed ski trips to Quebec City, Big Sky, and Park City. We have made trips to the Lodge in most winters. I was an assistant leader for a UDrive ski trip this year. I am a candidate for the Board because I want to participate in organizing, managing, and supporting all the outdoor and social activities that are available to members of the club, and to ensure that these activities continue for existing and new members in the years ahead.
I retired in 2021 following a 44-year career as an environmental engineer, most recently in management for the Bureau of Water Supply, City of New York. Outside of OSC, I am an avid runner and have completed the Mountain Goat, Boilermaker, and other local runs for many years. We are members of Willow Bank Yacht Club in Cazenovia, we enjoy getting out on our 15-foot sailboat, and we host the club’s July 4th celebration. I am involved in volunteer work with the Disabled American Veterans.
Director Candidate: Henry Wakefield
I have been a member since October of 2007. Joined the Lodge Committee in 2008. I was the OSC Treasurer from 2013 to 2017. I was chair of the Finance Committee those same years and am still serve on that committee. I was the internal auditor through Mary Begley’s term as Treasurer. I have participated in a number of events with the club to include Adopt-a-highway, road rallies, and work weekends at the lodge to name a few.