2008 Governing Council Wrap Up

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Five-time World champion Michelle Kwan gives the opening address at the 2008 Governing Council meeting.

(5/3/08) - The secret keynote speaker for the 2008 Governing Council meeting was revealed shortly after 2 p.m. Friday when nine-time U.S. and five-time World champion Michelle Kwan was announced to all those in the Sheraton Denver's Grand Ballroom by U.S. Figure Skating President Ron Hershberger.

Kwan, who is a student at the nearby University of Denver and serves as an American Public Diplomacy Envoy, spoke for about eight minutes, giving words of encouragement and advice to the skaters in the audience. Watch video of Kwan's speech here (large file).

The 2008 Governing Council meeting began Wednesday, April 30 in Denver, Colo., with the Club Education Seminar. Thursday's proceedings included delegate meetings and forums, with topics ranging from "Growing Skating" to "Club Risk Management" to "Money Matters."

Friday Updates

- There are no notable updates from Friday's meeting.

Saturday Updates

- The following nominations were announced, with final USOC and/or ISU approval pending:

2010 Olympic Winter Games Team Manager/Technical Advisor - Singles Pairs
1. Lorrie Parker

Alternate: Tina Lundgren

2010 Olympic Winter Games Team Manager/Technical Advisor - Dance
1. Richard Dalley

Alternate: John Millier

2010 Olympic Winter Games Judge - Singles/Pairs
1. Coco Shean
2. Deborah Currie
3. Taffy Holliday

First alternate: Robbie Rosenbluth
Second alternate: Sam Auxier

2010 Olympic Winter Games Judge - Dance
1. Charlie Cyr

Alternate: Sharon Rogers

- PSA President Kelley Morris-Adair announced Anne Gerli as the recipient of the 2007-08 Distinguished Judge Award ("Presented to a judge of dedication, reliability and integrity").

Election Update
There were no contested positions. The Nominating Committee Slate can be found here.

2008-09 Compulsory Dances
See the list of the 2008-09 compulsory dances.