Basic Waterskiing Tips

Waterskiing pic
Waterskiing
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An experienced shopping center owner and manager, Assad Boulos has served as the president of ANA, Inc., since 1983, and is also the president of Juan Parrilla and Wasfi, two restaurants in Houston, Texas. Outside of his professional work, Assad Boulos enjoys traveling, playing volleyball, and waterskiing.

Although waterskiing has a reputation as an activity that requires a great deal of strength and skill, there are a few tips to keep in mind to make it less frustrating and challenging, so the beginning waterskier can focus on the fun.

– Posture. Posture is perhaps the second-most important element of a comfortable waterskiing experience, behind the personal flotation device, since it helps the skier stand on the skis and remain upright. The best upper-body posture involves an arched back, lifted ribcage, and pinched shoulder blades. The best lower-body posture goes through several stages, from a crouched position with ankles almost parallel to the skier’s bent knees to a standing position with feet hip-width apart.

– Know the signals. Signals are the best way for the waterskier to communicate with the boat driver, there are six to use while actively skiing. Asking to turn left or right is as simple as holding out that arm with the hand straight out. When asking to speed up, the skier puts his or her thumb up, and when asking to slow down, the skier puts his or her thumb down. To say the speed is appropriate, the skier should make an “okay” sign. And to ask to stop, the skier brings a hand across the neck.

Ideas for Hosting a Church Fundraiser

Assad Boulos
Assad Boulos

A restaurateur and entrepreneur, Assad Boulos is current president of Juan Parilla restaurant and past president of three other dining establishments in Houston, Texas. Outside of his successful career, Assad Boulos takes time to serve his church and host fundraisers for meaningful causes.

If you would like to support the growth of your church, a good option involves hosting a fundraiser. Campaigns, such as charity quilts and brick fundraisers, work well. For a charity quilt campaign, enlist members of your congregation to volunteer their quilting skills. Crafting quilts that normally cost a high amount at a retailer allows you and your group to sell them for a good return. Quilts can be sold locally or online through websites like eBay to garner more bids. They can also be promoted as a raffle prize in a larger event to increase tickets sales and subsequent donations.

If your church is constructing a new building, consider a brick fundraiser. Ask supporters to sponsor the project by purchasing a physical brick. Communicate that funds will support the purchasing of supplies and essential services to erect the facility. You can also offer an engraving option for larger donations to document donors’ generous support. Engraved bricks can be placed in a visible location on the building, alongside other contributors. This option has the potential to boost donations because people may be more willing to give when recognition is given back.