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May 2018

President’s Message:

Thanks to all you came out to the April 3rd meeting and agreed to the various Board of Director positions and committees. I think 2018-19 is going to be a great year based on the people that have agreed to be our leaders. Your continued support of the club is much appreciated.. Our final meeting before our summer break is May 1 and I hope to see many of you there. Please RSVP on Meetup or to me at by April 30th. Al and Margaret will give a discussion on their just completed cross country bike trip.

New Officers President- Irene Hathaway Vice President- Jay Kraus Treasurer/ Membership- Linde Johnson Trip Coordinator- Al Bishop Publicity- Waylon Webbon/ Joanie Hoffman Crescent Rep- Irene Hathaway Alternate Crescent Rep- Al Bishop Webmaster- Yona Bar-Zee Newsletter- Joanie Hoffman TOW-Waylon Webbon Programs/ Outings- Dottie Villers/ Glenda Dennis Welcome Committee- Jan Sutton/ Joe & Bonnie Reina

Membership:  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 May 15th, 6:00 PM
contact for reservations
Meet at 6 PM at Sea Escape Pool Bar and sit down for dinner at 6:30 PM at Dinner Dining Deck
Or for full details and to make reservation on Meetup go to below link:
Blockade Runner Beach Resort, 275 Waynick Blvd, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
We had a blast last month at the Cape Fear Seafood restaurant. The food was great and ambience superb.
This month we are going to the well know Blockade Runner Resort for dinner at Wrightsville Beach. Don’t miss this! It is one of the premier restaurants on the Wilmington oceanfront. Sample reviews.

4/5 Upscale resort restaurant offering globally inspired American cuisine & a picturesque garden deck.

4/5 Pleasantly surprised by this place. Good quality food, lovely tropical atmosphere, great service, free valet parking. My husband and I enjoyed the vegan (coconut milk) tomato basil bisque to start, and the fish tacos and tuna burger with garlic green beans for our entrees. My burger was on a gluten-free sesame seed bun that tasted homemade which I much prefer over store-bought.

5/5 Wonderful atmosphere, especially on a beautiful day, knowledgeable staff and bartenders, and delicious food, a genuine winner! I would absolutely recommend this place!!! ?
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.


Pass 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

Crescent recently sent out the following statement about the EPIC Pass and how much you would save on the Crescent Crested Butte January Ski Week if you bought one- 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 (Sports American) 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.

Golf 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.

2018 Activities

At some recent meetings 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/Picnic- Dottie is going to check on hiking/ picnic in summer (perhaps Carolina Beach State Park or Ev-Henwood Nature Preserve in Town Creek) Hiking- Holly Shelter Game Land 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)-October 27th, Irene is forming a team 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.

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. More information will be coming out at the spring conference.

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. 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, 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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