Michael Heather - Candidate for Vice President of Community Services

Candidate Information

Name: Michael Heather

LMSC: Southern Pacific

Nominated for: Vice President of Community Services

Summary Statement

I support and propose change (sometimes radical) to insure the health, prosperity and future of USMS, including better and more opportunities for our members to join or come back. Do not vote for me if you think USMS is just fine the way it is and do not want anything to change.

Response to Questions

Why are you interested in this position and why do you believe you would be a good candidate?

I am the incumbent VP and intend to improve on my first term

What do you consider to be the major issues facing USMS now and in the future? As a person holding an elected position within USMS, how would you address these issues?

Growth and retention of members. I support a national marketing (ad) campaign, uniform national registration fees, consistent LMSC presence and services, specialized help for local groups (including clubs and pool operators) and more communication and interaction with other masters aquatics groups.

Please list USMS committees on which you have served. Include the dates you were on the committees and the names of the committee chairs under whom you served:

Rules, Marketing, Planning (various dates from 1989-2005), Chair of Convention committee 1989-2005

Please list any other experience that relates to your qualifications for the position.

Red Cross disaster volunteer since 2003