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USAws-Survey

Just got the email with the USAwaterski survey. Appears they have read comments on this site.

Thoughts?

I'm a bit unsure of the "boat insurance connections" part of it. To me....its either I use USAws' boat insurance provider or I do not get coverage. Have tried to get USAws named on other policies with no luck.

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  • DragoDrago Posts: 1,249 Mega Baller
    Looks like we posted at the same time. I don't Facebook, can u share the result somehow on bos?
    SR SL Judge & Driver (“a driver who is super late on the wheel and is out of sync”)
  • DragoDrago Posts: 1,249 Mega Baller
    Bump
    SR SL Judge & Driver (“a driver who is super late on the wheel and is out of sync”)
  • BoneHeadBoneHead Posts: 5,887
    I didn't get a survey from them.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • 6balls6balls Posts: 4,878 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I got two. One that posted the results of an earlier survey on their facebook page (I think I took that survey about a week or so ago). It asked questions about reasons why I didn't attend regionals etc. The second survey I did yesterday. The second one said there would be one survey per week for 5 weeks and each completed survey enters one in a drawing for prizes. Quick and easy enough, but some things I didn't care much about but had to rank anyway ie) benefits of membership where the list was long and a number of them I didn't think mattered much. Top 5 made sense.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • ToddLToddL Posts: 2,722 Mega Baller
    Yeah, I was wondering what was target audience they surveyed... Maybe only those who attended Nationals or Regionals. It seems that was a big topic behind the questioning - "how do we increase participation at Nationals"

    Maybe they should consider a virtual nationals based upon the top 3 scores from any round in any qualifying tournament. Travel seems to be a big factor in participation. I bet you can show a significant increase in participants in both Regionals and Nationals from the skiers in the state (and neighboring states) where Nationals is held. For Example - if Nationals were held in Austin, TX, you'd see a spike in Texas (Louisiana and Oklahoma) Skiers at Regionals and at Nationals.
    -- The future of skiing depends upon welcoming novice skiers regardless of age to our sport.
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 4,878 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @toddl, couldn't have been on regionals or nat's...I didn't go to either. Only skied 3 tourneys this season. Maybe rankings or levels in the rankings or a random sampling of some levels in the rankings? Maybe those in certain levels in the rankings who clearly DID NOT ski regionals or nationals and they want to know why...that sounds most probable to me.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • scotchipmanscotchipman Posts: 4,012 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Link to AWSA Facebook page with results. https://www.facebook.com/AmWaterSkiAssn
    - President of the Utah Water Ski Club
    - Owner at Still Water Lake Estates
    Brady
  • elrelr Posts: 243 Mega Baller
    We filled out a survey - my son was regionals/nationals qualified but did not ski either tournament.
    Ed Rink - LSF Texas
  • scotchipmanscotchipman Posts: 4,012 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Take this one for USA Water Ski and remind them that 3 event skiers are the group that they need to take care of since we are paying more than our fair share https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QPBSFL9 I'm still not happy that we now have to have a rated driver to pull sanctioned practices which is just not possible in my 60 member club where we only about 15 who compete in tournaments, and zero rated drivers.
    - President of the Utah Water Ski Club
    - Owner at Still Water Lake Estates
    Brady
  • jlittlejlittle Posts: 252 Baller
    edited November 2012
    This is pretty much what has been stated above...

    On Oct 13 I was sent an email from Bob Mayhew with a link to a survey (which I took). It was titled AWSA Tournamnet Skiing - 2012. There was no indication of who the survey was sent to. At first I thought it would have been sent to all memebers but after reading the email the survey centers around attending Regionals & Nationals. So, it may have only been emailed to skiers whose primary sport divison is AWS and/or skiers with a certain ranking (say Level 7 and above- guessing here). And if you don't have an email addy on file with AWSA you may not have recieved the survey. Yes AWSA, as the signature line in the email was the AWSA logo and the body of the email started out The Amercan Waterski Association is embarking... This is the survey they posted the results to on facebook.

    Fast forward to today. I recived another email today from USA Waterski asking to take a survey. This will actually be a 5 part survey with one email/survey each week for the next 5 weeks. This probably the survey @behindpropellors thread is refering. I have not taken thsi survey yet but I will.
  • DragoDrago Posts: 1,249 Mega Baller
    I was under the impression it was sent to me because my son and I both qualified for regionals and nationals but did not attend
    SR SL Judge & Driver (“a driver who is super late on the wheel and is out of sync”)
  • DragoDrago Posts: 1,249 Mega Baller
    Also recall answering a question or two about attending regionals as a requirement for nationals... Didn't see any data on that question
    SR SL Judge & Driver (“a driver who is super late on the wheel and is out of sync”)
  • jdarwinjdarwin Posts: 1,379 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Hopefully, the input from (AWSA) membership will be productive in setting (changing) the direction and priorities of the organization. The main issue for AWSA members is the lack of perceived "value" from the parent organization. This should resonate within the results.
    Joe Darwin
  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,658 Administrator
    Was there more than one survey? I just got it last week.

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  • MSMS Posts: 4,896 Mega Baller
    I just got the second one on Tues.
    Shut up and ski
  • scotchipmanscotchipman Posts: 4,012 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I have the email with the link to the second survey posted at http://utahwaterski.blogspot.com for those that did not get it.
    - President of the Utah Water Ski Club
    - Owner at Still Water Lake Estates
  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,658 Administrator
    edited November 2012
    I just got the second one yesterday. I have to say I am impressed. We pay the membership costs and we should get what we want (mostly). If they act on the surveys and it is not what I want, it is what the membership wants, I am fine with that.

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