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February 2018

President’s Message

Hope everyone is having a great 2018 so far, and enjoyed our taste of winter the first of January. Once again, the ski clothes came in handy for those cold mornings walking the dog. Glad I had them then, and they will come in handy while I am in Colorado skiing the week of the meeting- February 6th. Thanks to Carol Martin for stepping up, and agreeing to run the meeting for me. If you don’t RSVP on Meetup, please text her at 910-616-8940 if you want to go, so she’ll be able to let them know how many to expect. Thanks, and see you in March with all kinds of skiing tales.


Our membership year runs August thru July. Remember you must be a current member to attend any Club sponsored trip.  A new membership application must be completed annually, and dues can be paid in person at the monthly meeting or sent to our P O Box address: P.O. Box 774, Oak Island, NC 28465. If you are unsure whether you have paid for this year, contact Linde Johnson at 910-201-1608.

Reciprocal Memberships

Crescent recommends that our member Clubs allow members of other Crescent Clubs to participate in their trips and offer a reciprocal membership to the member of another Crescent Clubs to participate on trips offered by member Clubs.   Cape Fear Ski and Outing Club (CFS&OC) will follow this format and Reciprocal Membership will be made available to persons twenty-one (21) years of age and older who are currently a member in good standing in a Crescent Ski Council Club other than Cape Fear Ski & Outing Club (CFS&OC).  The reciprocal member shall not be entitled to vote.  If a Crescent member in good standing participates in a CFS&OC hosted activity, that person will be charged a $1.00 membership fee and become a CFSOC guest member during the activity. 

TOW (Taste of Wilmington) Tuesday February 20, 6:00 PM

RSVP on Meetup or by email to or at the monthly meeting.

Zocalo Street Food | Tequila

The Pointe at Barclay, 1474 Barclay Pointe Blvd, Suite 206 · Wilmington, NC

Meet at the bar at 6 PM and sit down for dinner at 6:30 PM


Zocalo Street Food and Tequila is a modern Mexican eatery located at The Pointe at Barclay in Wilmington. The term Zocalo originally was the main ceremonial center for the Aztecs, and presently, it is the main square in central Mexico City. It is a cultural and political Plaza, and a place to gather and find classic street food. Zocalo Street Food and Tequila brings a modern version of cooking traditional Mexican street food and combines these perfected recipes with excellent presentation. It's a modern concept in Mexican Cuisine that bridges the old school tradition with a twist of innovative cooking and an upscale presentation.

Reviews are pretty good, 4 out of 5 on yelp. Check yelp for more details and to figure out what you’d like to order. Seems like a very robust selection and some very good beverages as well. Checkout the Zocalo menu at

Publicity Board Member Needed

We are looking for someone to fill the role of publicity chair following the death of long time and very active member, Joan Baz-Zeev, who lost her 28 year battle with cancer recently. Please let a board member know if you’d like to know more about taking on this very important role.

2018 Crescent Trips

The remaining ski trips for the coming season are:

March Ski Week to Killington, VT – March 18-23, 2018 although numbers are low, the trip will go!!! Registration for all Crescent trips is at

Local Trips - This year there were two weekend trips to West Virginia that are open to all CSC skiers. The one to Canaan Valley, has passed, but SilverCreek, March 8- 11, 2018 is still open. You do not have to be a racer to take advantage of the lodging/lift package at SilverCreek.  If you are interested let us know at and we’ll get the information to you.

Also, don’t forget to check the Crescent website often to see what trips other clubs are going on you might be interested in participating with.


Information was requested at the January meeting about the EPIC Pass. The 2017/18 Season pass is no longer available. The 2018/19 Season will be available this spring at

2018 Activitie

In the January meeting we brainstormed a list of things we’d like to do. If you are willing to head up one of the activities, or would like to add something to the list please contact Glenda at

Golf:  Menchie has agreed to schedule an outing, and is looking tentatively at May 13th. More information will be forthcoming when she receives the group rate information

Tennis- Yona has agreed to schedule tennis outings in April and October

Stand Up Paddle – Karen has agreed to schedule an SUP outing later in the year



Bike Trip-

Virginia Creeper Trip-

Horseback Riding-

Heart Walk at UNCW (Fall)-


Morrow Mountain/ Uwharrie Mountains-

2018 Crescent Spring Conference

Don’t miss the Spring Conference April 26-29, 2018 at the Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach. There is only a $5 increase from last year. Those that went will tell you what a great time we had.  

2018 Spring Conference (April 26-29, 2018)                                                



# of People Per Unit
1            2         2 Nights Stay
$364    $207
3 Nights Stay
$521     $285

BRIGHTON TOWER – OCEAN VIEW 2 BEDROOM/2 BATH CONDO (1 King; 2 Queens; Queen-sized sofa)

# of People Per Unit
2             3        4          5           6
2 Nights Stay
$276   $201    $163     $141     $125
3 Nights Stay
$390   $276    $220     $186     $163
4 Nights Stay
$503   $352    $276     $231     $201

OFF-SITE FEE: $55.00 No Single Event Fee             On-Site Registration: $65.00


Lodging and Taxes                                                                  Complete use of Sports/Health Club

Early Bird Reception on Thursday Night                                 Beach Olympics on Saturday

Trade Show on Friday Night*                                                 Saturday Night Theme Party w/DJ*

DJ Party on Friday Night*                                                       *Includes complimentary beverages

Unlike the Fall Conference where you are responsible for making your own accommodations, all lodging is assigned to the club. Please let Glenda Dennis if you are interested in going

2018 Crescent Fall Conference

Go ahead and mark your calendars for October 26-28, 2018 for the Fall Conference in Gatlinburg, TN. More information will be coming out in the spring of next year.

2019 Crescent Ski Trip

Crested Butte got the most votes for the 2019 Crescent Ski Trip at the Fall Conference. They are looking at perhaps doing a split week between Crested Butte and Telluride as well. More information will be coming out early next year.

CFS&OC attire

If you were at any of the recent meetings you saw the CFS&OC shirts and jackets  and saw how good they looked. More winter items have been added including caps, jackets, vests, sweaters, etc

You will need to set up an account when you sign on to register.   

With future orders, you will be able to pick up at their factory located at 1400 Marstellar St., Wilmington, NC 28401 (thus saving shipping), or have them mailed directly to you.

Questions, comments, or to get something added?  Contact Jack at 910-623-4484 or

Hope to see you sporting one of these at future meetings and outings. This is an easy and economical way for us to wear and promote CFS&OC!

CFS&OC pennants

What’s the best way to find you skis when you come out from lunch and there are hundreds of skis that look just like yours? Or you are looking for your buddies on the slopes and everyone is bundled up and you can tell who they are? If you have a CFS&OC pennant on the poles they are easily recognizable. Linde Johnson has a few still available at the low cost of $3 or 2 for $5. Get them before you go skiing….

Member Services

Reminder if you haven’t already done so, go in and “like” the Crescent Facebook page,, and also the Crescent Racing Facebook page, We’ve posted pictures from the Spring Convention on the CSC Facebook page – make sure to check them out when you have a chance!! And check the Crescent Ski Council website, Sue Chadwick, CSC Webmaster, updates the site regularly. And also like the National Ski Council Federation page at, Lots of great information from resorts and ski industry news from all over the country is added on a regular basis.

Point 6 socks

Please share the 25% off Point 6 sock, Crescent Ski Council discount with all your club members and friends. Point 6 Sock Company donated one pair of Point 6 socks to each Race Camp participant this year at Steamboat. Now, Point 6 socks is offering all Crescent members and their friends a 25% discount on Point 6 socks. All one needs to do is use the code “CSC’ and receive a 25% discount off internet orders, For all internet orders over $50 free shipping is offered. This offer is extended to all CSC members and their friends, so spread the word. Point 6 Sock Company was started by Peter Duke who founded Smartwool Sock Company. The quality, comfort, and fit of Point 6 socks are better than what one experienced from other wool socks.

Social Media

Crescent is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We regularly post lots of information from resorts and report ski industry news from all over the country. Follow us on our Social Media sites!! You can tag us at “Crescentski” on any posts on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Spread the word to your members!!

Crecent Racing (“Crescentskiracing”) is also on Facebook and we would like to add Twitter and Instagram for Racing. We have added some racers who will be posting pictures and racing updates. We are still looking for volunteer racers who would like to help us set up Twitter and Instagram for Racing. If interested, please contact Pat Harvey. Any questions, ideas or suggestions regarding Social Media, please contact Crescent’s Social Media Chair, Pat Harvey, at

 Make sure also to like and follow the National Ski Council Federation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. NSCF’s Facebook page just reached 600 likes but of course, we want to keep that number growing. Tag NSCF @natlskifed and spread the word on the Federation and its Facebook page.

National Ski Council Federation

Reminder, as a member of Crescent Ski Council, you are also a member of the National Ski Council Federation (“NSCF”). NSCF has some excellent benefits and discounts available and more are being added regularly.

Please visit the website,, for member only benefits. There are some fabulous products and offers so check them out. Car rental discounts also are available to NSCF members. Advantage Rent a Car has been added to NSCF’s discount program. They are offering us a 10% discount. Use this link to book or access it from the Benefits Page on the website:

Also Hertz Car Rental offers a nationwide and international discount to NSCF members. The link is at: and the provider number for the discount is 1467605. The NSCF site allows you to search for all benefits by category allowing you to find what you’re looking for much faster. You’ll need to register on NSCF’s website but once you’re signed up, you can take advantage of all the benefits that are available. Please spread the word to your Club members. Make sure to take advantage of the many benefits that are available to all of you through NSCF.


Crescent Ski Council President Report

Hi everyone, hope you’ve been having a great ski season.  If you still have a trip scheduled, I hope you have a wonderful time – there is snow in the west, and the northeast and of course, Canada has been looking great all season.  Unfortunately, spring has arrived here in the south and although all the trees and flowers are beautiful, the warm weather has taken a hit on the mountains in our area.

Attached is the Crescent President’s Update for February.  Reminder, the Spring Convention is just around the corner.  Please make sure your Club checks and follows all of the deadlines.  The theme for the Saturday night party is “Sci-Fi”.  Pass the word to your Club members so they can start getting those costumes ready.


Patricia (“Pat”) Harvey, President Crescent Ski Council


Mobile:  (704) 451-2664
Any questions, please let me know – and it’s time, THINK SNOW and start those snow dances to Ullr?!!
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