The Presidents Corner

September, 2022

Hello Fellow Ski Clubbers!

Oh My!  Is it that time of year already?    Here we go again, into a new changing season. General membership meetings will be starting this month, (Sept 13th) and all will be able to reconnect with friends and people we haven’t seen in a while.  How Fun!  There is so much happening, so let’s get started.

First, many thanks to Michele Mollard and Julie & Joe Dill, who put together several summer events for our members to attend and have some fun. From golfing to biking to kayaking, paired with great food and refreshments as well, made for some special times.

Your Board and Trip Committee have been meeting during the summer months via ZOOM and have been finalizing the upcoming 2023 trips. Come to the General Membership meeting and hear everything about them.  Please remember, now would also be a good time to renew your membership at the same time.  Karen Blanck our membership chair will be available to get that renewal completed. You can also renew membership through our secure website option.

Also, on the program for September 13th, will be a familiar face to some of you. Krista Asher, who is with “The Program for Special Skiers and Snowboarders” will be making a presentation and looking for program volunteers, to help at local ski resorts, various skiers, with physical ailments, as they also learn to ski or board and enjoy this terrific sport.  A very rewarding experience for all.  This program is entering and celebrating its 50th year!

As in years past trip chairs are always in great demand.  If you would be willing to help your club and its members, we would love to talk with you. Please give me or Michele Mollard, our External VP for trips, a call.  See contact info in newsletter or online.  We are looking for developing a trip chair(s) for the Winter Park train trip for this year.  Please decide to help!

Our world sure has changed lately, and we all try to adjust.  Some changes can be refreshing!  I hope the General meeting programs and the changes we will be presenting this upcoming season, with special thanks to Deborah Harsha, our Club Internal VP, should make for some fun, different, general meetings and the programs that are being developed.  Stay tuned.

NOTICE: October General Meeting - KALAMAZOO LOCATION...!!

Did you know that this club presently has more members in the Kalamazoo – Portage area!  With that being said, your board has decided to mix up the General meeting venue for October to an outdoor location. WHERE?   Well, the outdoor patio and business of “The Ski Shop” at 4200 Lovers Lane in Kalamazoo.  Matt Brooks will be also presenting new gear for the upcoming season.   We are looking at having some kind of lite fare for your enjoyment but are working on details presently as this newsletter is being produced.  Stay tuned for more details.

For those of you who like to bike ride, Joe Dill has organized a Holland State Park to Port Sheldon bike ride for September 10th.  There will be a restaurant stop in Port Sheldon.  Round trip is about 20 miles.  Give Joe a call or email to join in the fun day getting some great outdoor exercise.  I hear it is a beautiful ride!

Okay, that’s all for now, my publisher likes me to keep this to one page.  So, if you need additional info, please be sure to check out our website that is loaded with information, club membership form, trip info, contact info, and some fun info.  Also, thanks to Kathy Rubino, who helps to publish the hard copy newsletter that gets mailed.

Hope to see many of you September 13th, at Millers Time Out, for our General Meeting!

Ski Ya,

Gerry Tillmann – Your BCSC President