Garden State Skating Club’s Board of Directors consists of eight members, each serving a three year term on a rotating basis. Two to three positions are up for election each year. A ballot with the list of nominees will be made available to all members, 18 years and older, each year for voting during the annual meeting.

Garden State Skating Club Board Members

Velma Chang
Co-Vice President & Test Chair
Re-election Year: 2020
changbvelma@gmail.com

Nichole Ruggeri
Co-Vice President
Re-election Year: 2021
nichole0102@gmail.com

Illya Nesson
Treasurer
Re-election Year: 2021
illya_nesson@yahoo.com

Anthony Aprilante
Membership Chair & Media Chair
Re-election Year: 2020
aaprilante@gmail.com

Christine Merlino
Secretary & Junior Board Advisor
Re-election Year: 2020
cmerslp@gmail.com

Nancy Zavattieri
Hospitality Chair & Consignment
Re-election Year: 2019
flipperdolphin5@aol.com

Carl De Angelis
Advisory Council *Non-Voting
codesq490@gmail.com

Garden State Skating Club Junior Board Members

Emily Chang
President

Paige Ruggeri
President

Noelle Zavattieri
Secretary

Camryn Aprilante
Treasurer

Gwen Afanasewicz
Secretary

Anna Merlino
Secretary

Syena Schaad
Membership

Evelyn Jones
Community Service

Sophia Newman
Board Member

Francesca Olivieri
Hospitality

The Garden State Skating Club is a non-profit organization that depends heavily on volunteers to run successfully. It takes an enormous amount of time and commitment to be a successful figure skater; it also takes an enormous amount of time and commitment to run a successful figure skating club.  There are a number of events throughout the year that call for volunteers, such as; National Learn-to-Skate Day, Shore Skate Competition, Fundraising Events, Charitable Events, Exhibitions and Shows, Annual Banquet, Test Sessions and more. Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering.