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September 2018

President’s Message:

SEPTEMBER and OCTOBER will be busy months for us with plenty of activities planned.  Three new outings have been added – Standup Paddle Boarding in mid-Sept and a Golf Outing in Oct. See details below under the Upcoming CVSOC Events/Outings heading.

Spaces are limited to our planned events, so don’t wait until the last minute to decide and be sure to sign up or contact the trip leader as soon as possible so you don’t miss out on the fun!

Just a reminder that if you have not renewed your CFSOC membership for the 2018-2019 ski year,  please do so before Dec. 1. We wouldn’t want you to miss out on our fabulous holiday party in Dec. because you forgot to renew your membership. There are several convenient ways to renew:

   *  You may print the updated membership application form from the CFSOC website and bring the completed form along with your annual membership dues to the meeting.

   *  If you are unable to attend a monthly meeting, you may mail the completed application form and payment to P.O. Box 774, Oak Island, NC 28465.

   *  A word or two about the Newsletter – it is a comprehensive reference tool, providing details not only about our participating ski club trips but also our planned events, complete with links and contact information.  I encourage all of you to read it, use it and keep it handy.

   *  Our Sept. Monthly Meeting, scheduled for Tues., 9/4, at Hieronymus Restaurant (meeting to start at 7PM) should be an interesting one. We have invited Dr. Levi Bradburn of Active Care Chiropractic to speak with us about care and prevention of injuries from an active lifestyle (skiing, golf, tennis, etc.) through a combination of chiropractic care and good nutrition.  Exercising, stretching, proper training and healthy nutritional habits lead to a safe and healthier you.  For more information about the practice, visit their website

   * Our Oct. Monthly Meeting brings another guest, George Wunker, from the Winston-Salem Ski Club, who will share slides and talk about a summer trip to Big Sky, Montana, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

  * And once again, we are requesting volunteer models for our Annual Ski Fashion Show featuring the  latest styles in ski apparel from Canady Sports, during our Nov Monthly Meeting. If you are interested in being a model, please let me know as soon as possible. Members of both sexes needed!

Irene Hathaway

President, Cape Fear Ski & Outing Club



7205 Wrightsville Ave, Wilmington, NC 28403, (910) 415-2789

(located at 7205 Wrightsville Ave in the new Grand View Luxury Apartments right before the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge)

Join the Cape Fear Ski & Outing Club for the Taste of Wilmington, Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 6:00 PM at CRUZ restaurant. With the CRUZ restaurant, the latest addition to the Live Eat Surf restaurant family, Carolina meets California. We meet at the bar and sit down for dinner at 6:30 PM.

Enjoy a fresh menu featuring seafood, salads, sandwiches and late-night bites in a laid-back coastal atmosphere. CRUZ joins Tower 7, Café Del Mar and others as popular Live Eat Surf restaurants in the area.

We had a personal recommendation for this restaurant from one of our members. Ratings are pretty good. The Facebook link below gives a 4.9 rating out of 5.0 from 95 reviews over the last year or so.

For more information about the CRUZ restaurant including a menu,

visit and

RSVP to Waylon Webbon at or via Meetup,

Save The Date – SEPT. HAPPY HOUR Fri, 9/28, 4PM

Venue to be determined. Look for email invitation in the coming weeks.

STANDUP Paddle Boarding Sun, 9/16, 12-2PM

Karen Kenney has once again planned a standup paddle boarding event at Wrightsville SUP (StandUp Paddle) on Sun, Sept. 16, from 12 noon to 2PM.


Meet at the Bluewater Grill parking lot (we will secure Bluewater’s permission ahead of time) at 11:00AM to park and carpool over to Wrightsville SUP, as parking there is limited.

After our water adventure, we will meet back at Bluewater Grill for lunch, drinks and more fun! Bluewater Grill 4 Marina St.

Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 910.256.8500

Wrightsville SUP 96 W Salisbury St

Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 910.378.9283


$25 per person + $3.25 tax* Cost includes all equipment.

If you prefer to kayak, the price is the same.

RSVP by Sept 14 to Karen Kenney via email at AND register, pay for, and sign an online waiver for the event via Wrightsville SUP’s website:  items=yes

*Cancellations by the outfitter due to adverse weather is fully refundable.


NOTE CHANGE IN DATE from Sun, 9/23 to Sat, 9/22!

Witness spectacular views of a “waxing Gibbous” moonrise (where 99% of the moon’s surface will be visible) minutes before sunset, while paddling among quiet estuaries, scenic marshes and ancient  Cypress swamps on Sat, Sept 22nd with a group of your fellow CFSOC members, guided by The Adventure Kayak Co of Southport.


Meet at 6PM at The Adventure Kayak Co in Southport to complete paperwork, get fitted for life jackets and paddles and receive instruction.

807 N. Howe Street #A Southport, NC 28461

(910) 454-0607

Paddle will be out of the Southport Marina and we would be gone approximately 2-2.5 hours. Paddle route determined by the wind and tide.

$55 includes use of kayak, paddle and life jacket; $25 with your own kayak, paddle, and life jacket

·         Checks made payable to The Adventure Kayak Co.

·         Checks will be held until after the paddle.

·         Checks may either be given to Linde Johnson or Glenda Dennis at the Aug. or Sept. Monthly Meeting or may be mailed to The Adventure Kayak Co. at the address listed above.

·         Cancellation Terms: 48 hours before paddle event for full refund. No refund if less than 48 hours.

·         Coast Guard approved type III life jacket - must be worn zipped and snapped while on the water.

·         Water shoes that stay on your feet (no flip-flops).

·         Water to drink (absolutely no alcohol).

·         Any medication you may need while on the tour (e.g., Epi-Pen if you are allergic to bees or inhaler for asthma sufferers, etc.).

·         Waterproof headlight/lamp for your kayak (i.e., something that can be secured on the deck of your kayak).

RSVP and questions to Glenda Dennis at or Linde Johnson at

PICKLE BALL & BBQ Sun, 9/30, 4:00PM

Dottie Villers and Jan Sutton will be hosting a pickle ball outing at the courts at Compass Pointe in Leland followed by a BBQ dinner on Sun., Sept 30. Attendees will play from 4:00-6:00PM with a BBQ immediately thereafter.

Pickle Ball players of all levels are welcome to join - this is a “just for fun” event! RSVP to Dottie at or Jan at


Richard Bressler has organized a sunset lighthouse climb and bonfire event at Oak Island for Fri., Oct. 5. This event is limited to 20 climbers.


Meet at base of lighthouse at 6:15pm.

300a Caswell Beach Rd

Caswell Beach, NC 28465 (east end of Caswell Beach next to the Coast Guard station) After sunset, cross the street for a hot dog roast and s’mores on the beach.

Club will supply hot dogs, buns, condiments, marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate, paper plates, plastic forks and spoons, as well as roasting sticks.

Climbers must wear sneakers. No open toed shoes, flip flops, crocs or sandals!

Bring a small side dish to share with group.

Beach chair and flashlight to get back to your car.

Light jacket or sweater as the temperature should be in the 70s with a breeze from the ocean.

Contact Richard via or 910.278.3285 for questions or to RSVP.

Last chance to sign up for this event is at the Sept. Meeting!

GOLF OUTING Sun, 10/14

Join fellow CFSOC members for our Fall Golf Outing, Sun, Oct. 14th, at Carolina National Golf Club. We have four tee times starting at 12:28PM.

The cost is $39 per player (includes cart and green fees).  We have room for 16 players, but can add additional if there is more interest.

Carolina National Golf Course

1643 Goley Hewett Rd SE, Bolivia, NC 28422 (910) 755-5200

Please contact Menchie Williams at to RSVP or for questions.


The next CFSOC Tennis Event will be held Sun, Oct. 21, 2018 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Porters Neck Country Club.

·         The event is a Round-Robin format, changing partners every 4 games.

·         The fees are $9.00 (includes court fees and tennis balls).

·         We will eat at Porters Neck CC’s Grille after the tennis (each person is responsible for their own order).

·         Dress at the restaurant is casual (you can eat in your tennis outfit).

·         There are only 16 spots available.

·         Directions and additional information will be sent to participants before the event.

Please RSVP Yona as soon as you can if you are interested. No need to pay in advance. Yona Bar-Zeev,  910.686.5191


The Crescent Ski Council Fall Conference is scheduled for Fri, Oct. 26-Sun, Oct. 28, in Gatlinburg, TN at the Glenstone Lodge. If you are interested in joining fellow CFSOC members, please email Irene at so she can add you to our registration list. You will need to make your own lodging accommodations.

WHEN:              October 26-28, 2018

WHERE:            Glenstone Lodge, 504 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

$92 per night (+ 12.75% taxes) or $103.73 total per room, 1-4 people per room

Make your own reservations one of two ways: 1) Online at, click on Rates/Reservations, enter dates, click on “Do You Have a Group Code” and enter group code: Crescent2018 OR Call 800-362-9522, press 1 – say you are with the Crescent Ski Council Conference to get the special room rate. Rooms can have a king bed or two queen beds. You can stay from Tuesday, October 23 (check-in day) - Wednesday, October 31 (check-out day) at the same low rate to enjoy Gatlinburg and the Smokies more.)

AMENITIES: Free parking, free guest room internet, WI-FI thru-out; in-room coffee/tea, Gatlinburg City Trolley stop ($.50/trip), restaurants/shopping within walking distance, Mountain Trail Café onsite for breakfast** (Cost not included). However, 2 Reps per club will receive a paid-for breakfast for the Sunday morning BOD Meeting).

COST:                FREE when you come to have fun and take advantage of the learning opportunities.

Workshops are included. Meals are on your own.

FUN STUFF:     Hike in East Tennessee: Saturday, October 27, 2018

Hosted and guided by Tom Cressler, KSOC. Tom is a long-time enthusiast of hiking and leads numerous hikes throughout East Tennessee for KSOC. Hikers will meet at about 9 am in the hotel lobby, and return about 2 pm. Pack your drinks and a snack/lunch.

New! Vendor Meet & Greet, Saturday afternoon. The traditional Trade Show from the Spring Convention is now moved to the Fall Conference. Club trip directors are encouraged to attend this conference to talk personally with vendor reps about the latest and greatest in the snow sport industry and even make plans for your club’s trips in upcoming seasons early!

New! Saturday Night Ober Gatlinburg Tram Ride and Oktoberfest Dinner, October 27, 2018: Walk to the Gatlinburg Tram or Ride the Trolley $30 includes tram ride, buffet Oktoberfest dinner, tax & gratuities, and Oktoberfest Oompah music and dancing program. Full cash bar available.

Friday, Sept. 21, 2018: Conference & Ober Gatlinburg Tram/Dinner Registration

Thursday, 5 pm, Sept. 27, 2018: Hotel registration: (No guarantee of availability after this date.)

Individual cancellations must be made 72 hours prior to arrival date to prevent being charged for the first night’s room and tax charges.

You can also visit the Crescent Web Site for trip information at

Steamboat Springs, CO Sat, 12/1-Sat, 12/8/2018

35th Anniversary Race and Learn to Ski Camp. Base package price is $1,180, including 7 nights lodging at The Lodge in Steamboat for two or three bedroom condos, 6 day lift ticket, 5 days of lessons, 3 lunches, 2 dinners and much more. Round trip transportation from Denver if needed is $110. Register directly   with CSC’s travel agent, Sports America Tours (SAT).   All registrations must be completed online at Assistance is provided by calling 800-876-8551 ext. 125. For more details, see:

Crested Butte, CO Sat, 1/12-Sat, 1/19/2019

The base ground package includes 7 nights lodging in 2bdrm condos at The Plaza (slope side), 5 day lift pass, ground transfers from Gunnison Airport, Welcome Reception, Apres Party, Trip Dinner, and discounts on equipment rental for the low price of $1,235 per person tax included (all rooms are priced double occupancy). Trip options include, 6th day lift tickets, Group Air, Snowmobiling, and Trip Insurance. This is a great price for prime time of the year!  Epic Pass holders will be able to deduct the  lift pass from their trip total.  An upgrade to the Grand Lodge is extra. Contact Sara at or 800-876-8551 ext. 125 with any questions and to confirm pricing depending on lodging. For further info, see details:

Snowshoe, WV Fri, 1/11-Sun, 1/13/2019

After 14 years of organizing a local trip, Al Bishop retired from running the Snowshoe trip last year. However, the Charlotte ski club offers a similar 3 day skiing trip on Jan 11, 2019, beginning at $563 per person. Lodging is at Allegheny Springs Lodge an upscale condo next to the Mountain Lodge, adjacent to the pool and hot tubs as well as the downtown resort. If interested, contact Tom Grayson at For further details, visit

Big Sky, MT Sat, 2/2-Sat, 2/9,2019

This Charlotte sponsored trip offers base ground packages at $1138 per person, with 7 nights lodging at The Big Horn Condominiums. Many of our CFSOC members have already registered and there may or may not be openings. If you are interested please contact Tom Grayson at as soon as possible to get on the waiting list if no openings exist. Usually someone will drop out.  For details visit

August Cresent Ski Council President's Update, CLICK HERE

To see the information regarding the Fall Conference, CLICK HERE

To see the information regarding the 2018-2019 Ski Races Schedule, CLICK HERE