Annual Meeting Schedule

Saturday, August 8, 2020
2:00pm to 3:00pm
American Birkebeiner Trailhead, Cable, WI

You are welcome to join us in-person or virtually.  To join the meeting virtually click the button below.

There will be no refreshments served.  Please bring your own snacks and beverages.

  1. Call to Order & President Remarks – Paul Eckerline
  2. Announce Board Elections Results – Charlie Dee
  3. Treasurers Report – Mike Brown
  4. Executive Directors’ Report – Ben Popp
  5. Foundation for Endowment of American Birkebeiner/Trustee Chair Report – Jim Coors
  6. Adjourn – Tom Duffy

Join the ABSF

The ABSF Board and staff offers a sincere thank you to all Foundation Members.  Being a member of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation is the perfect way to contribute to the organization and race that means so much to you!  Your ABSF membership contribution helps us achieve our mission of maintaining the Birkie Trail System, hosting world class events, and promoting healthy and active lifestyles for people of all abilities.  You are supporting the largest cross-country ski marathon in North America as well as a variety of other activities and programs for adults and children throughout the year.  Your membership is an investment in one of the most scenic and beautiful recreational forest trails in the USA.  Spread Birkie Fever!

Interested in joining the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation?
Learn more about ABSF Membership by visiting our Membership page.

2020-2021 ABSF Board of Directors Results Are In!

Thanks so much to the eleven ABSF members who care enough about the Birkie to have run for the Board of Directors.

Congratulations to Mike Mandli, Kathie Pautsch, Karen Manske and Bill Brown on your election to three-year terms on the Board.

Karen ManskeKaren Manske
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Michael MandliMichael Mandli (Incumbent)
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Kathie PautschKathie Pautsch (Incumbent)
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No Video Submission
Bill BrownBill Brown
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Founder John Kotar and Dennis Kruse did not run for re-election, but each of them served on the Board for decades. Thank you for commitment and service, John and Dennis.

Charlie Dee
ABSF Board of Directors Election Administrator