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January 2018

President’s Message

Hope everyone had a great Christmas. Thanks again to Dottie for pulling off another wonderful Christmas party. With this winter weather we are having right now I don’t think anyone is having any trouble thinking about skiing. Brrrrrr (Did find out my ski pants still fit when I was out walking the dog one morning- just sayin the ski clothes do come in handy for other times than just the slopes)

We don’t have a guest speaker for the January meeting, but I hope you’ll come out and we’ll talk about skiing, and what other activities we’d like to do in 2018, and gather suggestions for guest speakers you’d like to hear in the future.

For the January 2nd meeting, please RSVP to Glenda Dennis at by January 1st- Happy New Year!

PS-Just a reminder we need to get our Spring Conference registration in shortly, so please let me know if you are interested in going.


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. We have had several requests to print a membership list complete with name, phone, and email address. To respect your privacy on this year’s application there will be a place to check if you are willing to have this information included in our listing.

We had an unfortunate incident in which a member’s email information was obtained. When questioned, they were told it was supplied by CFS&OC. We do NOT release this information, and are unsure how it was acquired. We request that members not release club members information to others as well.

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 January 16, 6:30 PM- 9:30 PM 206 Greenfield Street

Meet at the bar at 6:30 dinner at 7:00. Call Waylon 727-980-1396 to RSVP or RSVP at

 Benny’s Big Time Pizzeria

This is Vivian Howard's new restaurant in Wilmington. This spectacular restaurant just opened Dec 12th and so far, has had some great reviews both menu and service. Deep Run Roots, Vivian's new book, was the 2017 IACP Award Winner in 4 Categories: Cookbook of the Year Award, Julia Child First Book Award, Chefs & Restaurants Award and General Award.

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 ski trips for the coming season are:

January Ski Week to Mammoth – January 13-20, 2018. Reservations have been put on wait list until 6 master bedrooms are sold. We can accommodate couples, singles willing to share a king bed or singles willing to pay for a single supplement to get the master suite.

March Ski Week to Killington, VT – March 18-23, 2018 although numbers are low, the trip will go!!! SAT is currently working to see if there will be any lodging increase with the low numbers, or if we can adjust the activities so that the price stays the same. More to come through your trip leaders soon.

Registration for all Crescent trips is at

Local Trips - This year there are two weekend trips to West Virginia that are open to all CSC skiers. They are race weekends to Canaan Valley, January 26-28, 2018 and SilverCreek, March 8- 11, 2018. You do not have to be a racer to take advantage of the lodging/lift package at SilverCreek or the discounts at Canaan Valley. 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.

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.


# 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. Since this done as a club and not individually and is on a first come/first serve availability, we need to get our reservations in quickly as a club. We have until the end of February to drop a condo, but should these sell out, we could end up in alternative condos, and not Brighton Towers (where everything is happening.) Please let Glenda Dennis if you are interested in going so we can get our reservations in. Need to know the number of nights you want to stay (they have a golf tournament, miniature golf tournament, tennis tournament on Friday) and who you’d like your roommate/ condo mate to be. A $50 deposit

will be required when you make the reservation, and the remainder will be due on March 1st. A few oceanfront units may come available and will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis so we need

to get our reservations in. There is also a 4 Night Stay option this year for those who want an extra day at the beach! 

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!!

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 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. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Ski season is now here – lots of resorts are open and quite a few areas are reporting some excellent conditions. But others are needing a nice new cover of white so get those snow dances going!!

Attached is the November President’s Update. Also attached are the forms for the SilverCreek local weekend trip March 8-11, 2018. Please pass the Update and the SilverCreek information along to your Club members. If you’re not the appropriate person to receive it, please send Bruce McMurray current information so Bruce can update the database with the correction information for your Club Presidents and Reps.

I hope everyone’s holidays are wonderful. If you’re traveling for the holidays, safe travels (and hopefully American Airlines will get its pilots out of vacation mode so no holiday travel is affected).

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone (in case my holiday traveling moves the next Update to the beginning of January which is a strong possibility). And reminder, THINK SNOW!!

Patricia (“Pat”) Harvey
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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