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The President's Corner - December, 2023

Here it is folks, December,

The month that “magic” starts to happen!....  That can be taken many ways.  The magic of the impending snowfall, the magic of the holidays for youngsters of all ages, and the magical evening that will be our December General membership meeting!  Yes, once again we are having a prestidigitator come and entertain our group. Rick Fisher, from Fab Magic Co. in Vicksburg, will be conjuring magic tricks, perform illusions, sleight of hand movements and secrets, to amuse and entertain.  Come enjoy the festive evening on December 12th, and bring family and friends for this special evening for our terrific ski club members.

What a fun night was had at last months auction.  It was a fast-moving evening, with many great bargains, that were picked up by the numerous bidders. Especially for the hot ticket items!  Thanks to all who donated items, and of course, Thanks to the people who bid on the items!

I hope a few of you were able to attend the Warren Miller Movie “Alltime” when it was shown recently at Portage Central High School.  Many thanks to Michele Mollard and Tanya Potter who staffed a table to promote and advertise the Battle Creek Ski Club.

URGENT…URGENT…Schuss Mountain – January 13th - Bus trips signups always seem to lag because of slow signups when people don’t see snow out their home windows.  However, Michele Mollard must do much preplanning for these Saturdays IN ADVANCE.  We have a December cutoff date to determine if we can run these trips.  If there are not enough signups, We will cancel the trips for this season and future seasons.  That way Michele is not wasting her time.  THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO MICHELE!

Looking forward to our January meeting, we will be having discussion and demonstration on “ski tuning”, with a pros and cons presentation by Matt Brooks from the Ski Shop at Milham Park Golf course.  Also, as mentioned numerous times over the last several months, our General Membership Meeting is shifting for the second half of the ski season meetings to Travelers Café & Pub, at the Portage Rd exit off I-94 in Kalamazoo. We are hoping to see a few more of our Kalamazoo members make the short trek to Travelers.  Many Thanks to Karl at Millers Time Out, and his staff, who scurry around and serve our group when we descended on them over the past months and years. 

Well, that is all for now.  I hope all of you and your families have a wonderful Holiday season and a Merry Christmas.  Think Snow and get signed up for those trips.  The trip chairs will appreciate it, and you’ll get it off your "to do "winter fun list!

Ski Ya,

Gerry Tillmann – BCSC President


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