Welcome to your 2021-2022 Club Officers


The elected club officers donate their talents, time, expertise and efforts to support the club, and its various activities.  Please take time to read about each to get to know them, you just might learn something interesting about them.

 Gerry Tillmann

I've been a BCSC member since 2002. I was looking to meet people who shared the love of skiing and other outdoor activities. I have enjoyed numerous and awesome ski trips to great resorts.  I've volunteered to be a board member for8 years and have became the Club's President. I helped organize the BCSC race team at Timber Ridge.  I am also your club auctioneer at our annual fundraising event for the BCSC.

Tanya Potter

I grew up in Flint area but graduated from WMU with a major in accounting.  Met my husband Larry of 42 + years in a college ski club.  We stayed in the Kalamazoo area since graduating and have a daughter and son-in law living in Minneapolis with grandchildren.  I retired in 2016 as an administrator of a busy 110 ER physician group.  I love the outdoors and making sure I get my 10,000 steps per day on my Fitbit.  My husband and I love being active in summer and winter.  We spend a lot of time in northern Michigan, kayaking, biking, golfing, card playing, cross country and down hill skiing.  We joined the BC ski club to meet people and get great deals on trips.

Open  position
Internal Vice President
Arleigh Smyrnios

I have loved skiing most of my life. I first learned to ski years ago at Timber Ridge slowly making it down the hill in a very shaky ‘snow plow’ stance. My skiing has certainly improved from that level through the years. I now regularly ski locally at Bittersweet where I also serve on the ski patrol. I joined BCSC years ago to take advantage of the ski trips and to be around a group of folks who share my passion. Most years I take ski trips up north or out west with the club. My favorite BCSC ski trip so far is one the club sponsored to Banff in Canada. I enjoy the outdoors in summer as well, when I turn to hiking, biking, and copious gardening to my heart’s delight.

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Michele Mollard
External Vice President

I joined the club over 13 years ago as I was looking for people to enjoy my passion of skiing with here in MI and out west.  I attended the General Meetings and began to want to help the Club's bus trip continue so I volunteered my time to organize them the past several years.  I have attended a few out west trips.  I am passionate about the sport and want to do everything I can to make options to get involved, available to everyone.  I grew up skiing VT and have made it to heli-skiing in the Bugaboos of British Columbia, CANADA.

Betsy Watson
President Ex-Offico

I joined BCSC in 1989. In 1997 I became a board member. Since that time I have served as Internal President for one year and four years as President. Besides skiing I enjoy golf, biking and anything that has to do with water plus playing cards, theater and travel. I like that the club is an all season club and have found that by participating in club activities you get to meet members and make friends. It's a great club to belong to.

Joe Dill
Communications Director 

I have been a active member since 1996. I enjoy the camaraderie of the group outings. Julie & I enjoy biking, snowshoeing and kayaking. My first ski trip with the club was the Schuss learn to ski weekend.  My club responsibilities have included serving on the board of directors, trip chair person and am currently the web manager.

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Karen Blanck
Membership Director 

I have traveled out west with the BCSC a few times over the past several years and attended the day bus trips.  I’m a regular skier at Timber Ridge and like to race giant slalom.  During the off season you can find me on the golf course.”

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Julie Dill
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Gretchen Neeser

Joe and I were looking for a fun group of people to ski with and we found them at BCSC.  We have been members since 1996.I served as Membership chair for 15 years. Besides skiing I enjoy snow shoeing, biking and kayaking. My other interests include sewing, knitting and spending time with our dog, Barron.

My husband David and I met teaching skiing at Swiss Valley in Jones, Michigan!  Skiing has been a great way for our family to spend time together.  All five of our children ski.  Our youngest sons have skied since they could walk (22 and 26 months) and joined Swiss Valley's Junior Development Team by the time they were four.  My husband has served as a race team coach over the years. We joined the club to take our boys to Winter Park on the train and had a blast!  We look forward to enjoying time on the slopes and getting to know club members.  

Bill Cole

I have been a member of the BCSC for 23 years. I enjoy downhill skiing and snowboarding along with traveling, fishing, bicycling, camping, canoeing, hiking, and boating.  I work in the power industry providing electricity to help keep peoples lives comfortable.  I was raised in the Kalamazoo area along with six brothers and one sister.  I try to enjoy life as much as possible.

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Cheryl DeDoes
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Kathy Rubino

I’m a retired research biologist, born and raised in Ohio.  When I moved to Michigan in 1987 to work for The Upjohn Co., I connected with Lee’s Adventure Sports for many of their out west ski trips, who I credit for getting me hooked on this wonderful activity!  I transitioned to the BSCS 10-15 years ago, and have enjoyed and appreciated many of the club ski trips I’ve been on. My other passion is sailing and racing my Hobie 16 and I am very active in the Hobie world. I was fortunate to sail the Hobie Women’s Worlds with my crew, Peggy Wray, and have been a long-standing officer in the Austin Lake Catamaran Association.  Besides skiing and sailing, I enjoy cycling, both with the Kalamazoo Bike Club and in the Zwift virtual world, and more recently, kayaking and paddle boarding on Long Lake, Portage, where I reside with my significant other, Dave and our two felines. 


I starting skiing in high school ski club. I then joined the club in 2001 because I wanted to attend a trip that the club was hosting to Jackson Hole, Wyoming.   I have stayed a very active member of the club because of the fun trips and friendly people. I truly love being outdoors, enjoying things like golfing, hiking, and biking. I also enjoy being on the water, kayaking and boating in the summer months.  I have been on the Board previously as the club Treasurer for over 15 years. I wanted to get back on because I am passionate that the club stay around so others can have as much fun as I have over the years.