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April 2018

President’s Message

It’s time for a new board of officers to get prepared for our 2018-2019 season. Several of the board members have been brainstorming to try and split responsibilities of the various positions up so the jobs will be spread out.  A brief outline of some of the ideas we have come up with is included later in this newsletter. We are trying to get as many members as we can to the April 3rd meeting and hear all about it, and give us your input as to what you think will work. Showing up doesn’t mean you’ll be an officer or on a committee (although we will encourage you to participate in making the CFSOC even better) but your input is very much appreciated. Please RSVP on Meetup or to me at by April 2nd.


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 ensure 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) Wednesday April 18, 2018, 6:00 PM

contact reservations

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

Or for full details and to RSVP on Meetup see:

Cape Fear Seafood - 140 Hays Ln, Ste 140, Wilmington, NC 28411

We had a blast last month at the Steam Restaurant & Bar at the Embassy Suites downtown. It was special. The food was great, and the view of the Cape Fear River and ambience were superb.

This month we are going to Cape Fear Seafood in Porters Neck (near Walmart). Cape Fear Seafood is one of the premier seafood restaurants in town. It was our second choice Restaurant this month only because the first choice, the Felix Cafe, may be moving. So, we'll hold off on that one, until it is settled into the new location. Also, note, this meeting is on Wednesday, not our usual Tuesday. This is to avoid April 17th, Tax Day.

Sample Reviews:

5 stars ... Every meal I've ever had at Cape Fear Seafood has been wonderful, and I don't even like seafood that much. 

5 stars ...  My husband got the shrimp and grits, which was supposedly one of the best in the state. He DEVOURED it, delicious!

Looks like another great venue, so come on out for a good time!!!

2018 Trips

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.


The new Ikon pass went on sale on March 6th. It’s the new pass being offered by Alterra Mountain Company (Aspen resorts), and 14 premier destination partners. It’s one pass for 26 destinations. The Ikon Base Pass is $599 and the Ikon Pass is $899. The link for info is at

Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass includes unlimited access to the 14 Vail Resorts across the US, Canada, and Australia, plus Arapahoe Basin, 7-days at Telluride and more. Early season pricing for the top shelf Epic pass was $879. For more information check

 Lisa received a very good question this week about the EPIC Pass and how much if you buy one you would save on the Crested Butte January Ski Week. Although we haven't finalized the Crested Butte pricing, the lift ticket portion will be the same. 5-day lift ticket included in the package is $214, so if one has the EPIC pass, they can deduct that amount from the trip. Remember, if you buy your EPIC pass from SAT you will get an additional $30 or $50 off the trip depending on which pass you purchase. The only flexible component to that price is we will be offering a Monarch Day Trip during the week at an additional day trip fee. So - if one wanted to go to Monarch but only ski 5 days total, they would only be purchasing a 4-day Crested Butte ticket and the savings would be less.

 Sara Clemons at Sports America also forwarded the below links on the EPIC Passes being offered for active and retired military (and dependents) for $99 and the discounted pass offered to any vet! These cannot be purchased through SAT, so share with your clubs. The Military Passes are only good at Vail resorts, not partners, so they would not be valid at Crested Butte, Telluride or A-Basin.

Please read all the FAQs associated with each type of pass.

Biltmore and Chihuly Exhibit

Chattanooga has invited us to go with them for a weekend trip to the Biltmore House in Asheville for the Chihuly Exhibit on July 27-28. See website for information on World Famous Dale Chihuly ; They have chosen the Holiday Inn & Suite-Asheville Biltmore Village 186 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803. PH: 828-227-0026 FX: 828-277-0036.  King or Double Queen rooms are $250 per night plus tax and includes a hot breakfast. To reserve a room please call 828-277-0026, and ask for a room under the group name Chattanooga Ski Club.   Or go to the website Holiday Inn & Suites Asheville-Biltmore Vlg Area and  type the CSK code in to reserve at the group rate.  A credit card is required to reserve a room.                                  


CFSOC  Tennis Outing will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Porters Neck Country Club. The event is a Round-Robin format and you change partners every 4 games. The fees are $9.00 (Include court fees and tennis balls). We will eat at Porters Neck CC’s Grille after the tennis (Each person pays for their order.  Cash or credit card) Dress at the restaurant is casual (you can eat in your tennis outfit). We have only 5 more spots available. Directions and more information will be sent to the participants before the event. Please let Yona know as soon as you can if you would like to join us.  You can RSVP to or call him at 352-1993.


CFSOC Golf Outing will be Sunday May 13th at Magnolia Greens with 4 tee times stating at noon for only $49 (includes cart).  Bob Prosek  & Ann Keenan have also graciously invited those of us playing back to their house after the outing for drinks and appetizers. Please respond to BOTH Menchie ( and Bob ( if you are playing and if you plan to go back to their house after we are finished.

Eddie Bauer/ Max Muscle Nutrition Evening

CFSOC has teamed up with Beth Turner, Store Manager of Eddie Bauer- Mayfaire Town Center for an evening to see what new technologies in apparel are offered to us for the outdoor lifestyle we all enjoy.  This will be followed up with a brief presentation by Chantay Allen Owner/ Operator Max Muscle Sports Nutrition of ILM to understand how this could improve our endurance during exercise. Proposed dates are April 12th, 26th, or May 10th at 6:00 pm. An impromptu dinner could follow at any of the fine restaurants in the Mayfaire area. We are looking for someone that will agree to be the liaison between CFSOC and Beth/ Chantay.

Ride the Tide

The Oak Island Parks and Rec and Adventure Kayak Company is sponsoring the 6th annual Ride the Ride Kayak float/ race on April 14th. We’ve had many CFSOC members participate (and win) in the past.  Entry fee is $20 per person or $30 day of event. 9:00 for floaters/ 9:30 for racers. Register 910-278-5518 or

2018 Activities

At the January/ March meeting we brainstormed a list of things we’d like to do.  Below are some of the items mentioned and people that have agreed to look into the activity. If you are willing to head up one of the activities, or would like to add something to the list please contact Glenda at

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

Pickleball-Dottie is going to check on Compass Point

Kayak-Linde is going to check on Full Moon Kayak in the fall in Southport. Waylon is going to check on Smith Creek Kayak trip

Sunset Lighthouse Tour/ Beach Bonfire- Richard has agreed to schedule in the fall

Hiking- Richard is going to check on a hiking venue in Winnabow

Picnic- Dottie is going to check on a picnic in May (perhaps Carolina Beach State Park)

Ingram Planetarium- Glenda is going to check on an outing

Camp Out- Lumber River- Waylon is going to check on an outing

Bike Trip-

Virginia Creeper Trip-

Horseback Riding-

Heart Walk at UNCW (Fall)-

Morrow Mountain/ Uwharrie Mountains-

2018 Crescent Spring Conference

 Spring Conference April 26-29, 2018 at the Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach.  Details from the conference will be discussed at the May meeting and in the newsletter.

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 at the spring conference.

2019 Crescent Ski Trip

Crested Butte is scheduled for Jan 12-19,2019. Mark your calendars.

Election Time- New Officers Needed

We are looking for people to become officers for the 2018-2019 year. If you are interested in maintaining your current position, or are willing to fulfil another roll, please let a board member know. Here is a brief description of the rolls (and ways we are talking about changing them).

President The President shall preside at all meetings and shall perform all duties incident to the office of President.  (Since we know 1 person can’t be at all the meetings, the Vice President, Past Presidents, and anyone willing to do so can preside at the meetings)

Vice President In the absence of the President, the Vice President shall perform the duties of the President. (See note above as they will be the first called to perform duties)

Treasurer/ Membership The Treasurer/ Membership individual shall be responsible for all account funds. They shall receive moneys payable to CFSOC and pay bills created by CFSOC members.  The Treasurer/ Membership person shall be responsible for maintaining a list of all paid members, and filing all financial reports as may be required by Crescent, and local, state or federal government.

Trip Leader The Trip Leader is the liaison with Crescent for all trips.

Publicity The Publicity chair will work to promote the club thru the use of Social Media, including but not limited to Facebook, Meetup, Twitter, Instagram, Newpapers, Flyers, Radio

Webmaster The Webmaster shall maintain a user friendly and up to date website.

Crescent Rep/ Alternate Crescent Rep   The Crescent Board shall be comprised of two Representatives from each Authorized Club who are members of the Authorized Club. (CFSOC has historically listed the President and Trip Leader as the Crescent Reps so they can obtain information from Crescent in a timely manner. At the Spring and Fall Conference the reps will be appointed based on who is attending the meetings which is when the Crescent Board meets).

Newsletter The newsletter editor will compile the monthly newsletter from information gathered from various members. The newsletter editor will work with the Webmaster and Publicity chair to ensure information is sent to all members in good standing.

TOW (Taste of Wilmington) The TOW chair will coordinate the monthly outing in which members try various restaurants within the Wilmington area.

Programs/ Outings The Program/ Outing committee shall be comprised of individuals willing to help coordinate the program meetings and social outings. (With this new committee each individual on the committee will help coordinate a couple of meetings or outings. They will not be in charge of the meeting/outing but working with other individuals to come up with ideas for programs/ outings).

Welcome Committee The Welcome Committee shall be comprised of individuals willing to help greet people at the meetings and assist them in understanding what CFSOC does. (With this new committee individuals will greet people as they come in and help potential members navigate the various terms used, understand what is involved in becoming a member, how CFSOC can benefit them, etc)

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!!

Crescent 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 NSC@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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