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December 2017

President’s Message

I, along with Linda Ortiz and Sandie Harris, was able to attend the Crescent Ski Council’s Fall
Conference in Gatlinburg last weekend. In addition to getting lots of information (see details later in this newsletter), and having a blast seeing old friends, and meeting new ones, we were able to hike in perfect weather 5 miles on Friday and 7 miles on Saturday within the Smokey Mountain Park. Pictures of the hike and party are on Crescent’s Facebook page. Hoping other CFS&OC members will join us next year (they are going back to Gatlinburg) for this fun event.
One of our newest members,

Eileen McEvoy, has agreed to head our annual Fashion Show at the
November 7th meeting.
She’s put a lot of time and effort into making this a fabulous evening, so come out and support her and see some of the new fashions you’ll be seeing on the slopes this winter. Please RSVP to me at, or sign up on our Meetup page by Monday November 6th for our Tuesday November 7th meeting.

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 December 19, 6:30 PM- 9:30 PMNote- Half hour later than usual time

Ceviche’s (Call Waylon at 727-580-1396 to RSVP) or RSVP on Meetup at 7210 Wrightsville, Ave, Wilmington, NC

Meet at the bar at 6:30 dinner at 7:00

We had our first ski trip this season in early December to Steamboat Colorado. We want to celebrate our return with some festivities at one of Wilmington's premiere restaurants. What better place than at Ceviche's, a Panamanian variety restaurant in the middle of Wilmington, NC, go figure. For those of us who have spent some time in Panama, the familiar foods are particularly enticing. Even though we're in Panama, bring your Christmas cheer and skiing reports.

December Meeting/ Holiday Party
Since many of our members will be in Steamboat the first week in December, our meeting and
annual ski club holiday party will be in the main dining room at Hieronymus Seafood restaurant on Tuesday, December 12. This gala event is always a great way to celebrate the holiday season.
Here’s the scoop:
COST – The party is FREE (except for cocktails and other beverages) for all club members. However, you must be a paid up ski club member to attend the party. Membership applications will be accepted at the party. This is an opportunity for those of you who have been thinking about joining or who haven’t paid this year’s dues to complete your application for membership and enjoy the free food and a terrific party.
TIME - Cocktail hour will begin at 6:00 with appetizers being served and drinks available from the
restaurant. Food will be served at 7:00.
FOOD – Dinner will be served buffet style and will include the following menu items: shrimp,
yellowfin tuna with glaze, meatballs and marinara, mini crabcakes with aioli, chicken wings, chicken Satay, pasta salad, garlic cheddar biscuits, assorted cheeses/cheese ball, assorted vegetable crudite, tossed garden salad with dressing.

SECRET SANTA GIFT – This is optional. If you wish to participate in the Secret Santa gift
exchange, please bring a $10-$12 gift. Everyone who participates will draw a number, and numbers will be called in order. You can then pick an unopened gift or take someone else’s opened gift. A gift may be “stolen” only 2 times.
RSVP – Please do not hit REPLY to this email to RSVP. If you plan to attend, RSVP to Dottie
Villers: or (910) 399-3976. If you signed up on the sheet that was passed at the ski club meeting, that is your RSVP, and you do not need to contact Dottie. It is important that we try to get an accurate head count for the restaurant, so please if you signed up but you will not be going to the party, contact Dottie to cancel

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:
34th Annual Steamboat Race/Ski/Ride Camp – December 2-9, 2017 (Deadline was Nov 1 to register)

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. Trip specifics will be sent to your trip and racing officers.
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.
2018 Spring Conference (April 26-29, 2018)
# of People Per Unit 1 2
2 Nights Stay $364 $207
3 Nights Stay $521 $285
# 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 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.
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.

At Crescent’s Fall Conference meetings, we showed the sample Stage Goggles with Crescent’s logo on the straps. Stage Goggles is a new benefit provider for the National Ski Council Federation. The price of the custom goggles ranges from $30 each for 20-99 down to $25 each for 200+. The normal price of the goggles is $59.99. The Stunt w/detector can be added for an additional $3 and the Detector Lens Combo Add-on is just $10. The goggles would be a great promotion for your Clubs and can be customized with your Club logos. Various colors are available. The website showing more info is at Do not order through the web site – we have special pricing for NSCF and Crescent. Call or email Stage at (877) 274-9719 or and tell them you’re with Crescent Ski Council, an NSCF member.
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.
National Ski Council Federation 2017 Virtual Silent Auction
The National Ski Council Federation has an online silent auction currently open which runs until 12 PM (EDT) on November 15th. It is open to all, not just club members so tell your family and friends.

There are some fantastic items up for bid, including a Club Med Vacation, lodging packages, lift
tickets, ski gear and apparel and more!! The auction proceeds will help defray the expenses of our
Annual Meeting. Please, please promote this auction to your clubs and their members and all your
skiing and snowboarding friends. To participate in this auction, you need to go to the NSF website http:/  Scroll down the home page to the NSCF Virtual Silent Auction section and click on ENTER THE AUCTION. Once you are on the auction site you can view the items in the auction. To place bids and update your bids you will need to register on the auction site. Click the Login button at the top of the page- it will ask you to log into your account. You will need to create an account your first time on this site. This is a pretty quick procedure and not invasive. After that just log in and bid away.
BIDDING STOPS November 15, 2017 at 12PM


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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