I think everyone has heard by now, but if you didn’t we lost a very valuable member of the CFS&OC family in January. If you had ever met Paula Sturdy you’d have to agree she was a very special person and will be greatly missed by everyone that knew her. And if you ever had the opportunity to see her ski, you’d have been amazed at the skill and finesse she did it with. Our thoughts and prayers are with Vann and her family during this very difficult time.
We also had a near miss with Jack Little on the Crescent Beaver Creek trip. Jack sustained 6 fractured ribs and a collapsed lung and had a very miserable trip home from what I understand. Nurse Little (aka Lisa his wife) is nursing him back to health. Keep them both in your prayers.
In January, we had a brainstorming session on activities you’d like to see the club do in the spring/ summer since most of the ski trips are pretty much set now. Please review the list later in the newsletter and let the person know listed beside it how you can help. If there is something not listed, you’d like the club to do please let me know about that as well.
February’s meeting will be talking about the ski trips taken in January by persons that attended them, and a special presentation by the group that went to China last fall. Please RSVP to me at email@example.com, or sign up on our Meetup page by Monday February 6th for our Tuesday February 7th meeting.
Our year runs August to July, so it’s time to renew your membership. There will be forms at the meeting, attached to this newsletter, or go out on the web and download a renewal form and drop it in the mail if you can’t be with us at a meeting. I know lots of you have already signed up for ski trips and they will be contacting us to confirm you are an active member.
With the new year comes the realization that we will elect a new board in May (since we don’t meet in June and July so they can hit the ground running in August). A Nominating Committee needs to be created. If you would like to be on the nominating committee or hold a position on the Board, please contact a current board member. If you would like to nominate someone, please get their permission, and send the information to the Nominating Committee once it’s established. If you are contacted by the Nominating Committee, please consider accepting a position on the Board. We have a wonderful club, and only you can make it better.
As discussed earlier this year, 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) February 14, 2017
Taste of Wilmington, Brasserie Du Soleil at Lumina Station, VALENTINE'S DAY, Tuesday February 14, we currently have reservations for 10, sign up quickly so we can increase our reservations, if needed. 6 PM at the bar, 6:30 PM we sit down for dinner. Check out the menu at brasseriedusoleil.com to make sure the restaurant suits. They will have a special Valentine's Day menu out in a few days. We'll keep you posted.
Brasserie Du Soleil, French brasserie cooking, from steak au poivre to crêpes, in well-appointed quarters. Lumina Station, 1908 Eastwood Rd #118, Wilmington, NC 28403. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 910-227-9009 as soon as possible to secure your reservation(s). If you have restaurant specific questions, the Brasserie Du Soleil telephone is (910) 256-2226.
We have 12 members attending the Spring Convention April 27-30, 2017 at Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach!! There is still available lodging so if you’d like to join us please get up with Glenda at the February meeting, or contact her right away at email@example.com.
This will be a fantastic weekend – events included are mini-golf, tennis, golf, vendor Trade Show, Friday night DJ Party, the highly competitive Beach Olympics, and the Saturday Night Theme Party. The theme for this year’s Spring Convention Saturday night party is “Out of Africa/African Safari”. You know we can come up with some great ideas for this one!! Safari, Tarzan, Jungle Serengetti, Drums, Tribal Dancers, and we certainly need to include Indiana Jones!! They are also including a table decorating contest this year for the Clubs to participate in. For those attending put on your brainstorming caps and we’ll come up with a plan!!!
They also have a Video and Web Site competition at the Spring Conference (replacing the scrapbook competition) Deadline for submittal of videos for CSC Spring’17 Competition: April 3, 2017. Deadline for requesting to enter web site competition: March 13, 2017. You don’t have to attend the conference to participate. Let us know if we have any entries from the club.
Gatlinburg won the vote for the Fall Conference 2017. Lodging will be at the fully renovated Glenstone Lodge. The dates are October 20-22, 2017. Information will be sent out after the Spring Convention.
Spring/ Summer Activities
The following activities were discussed at the January meeting- more information will be coming when they are scheduled. Please note the person listed beside the activity and let them know if you are able to help them with this activity. If you’d like to do something you don’t see listed, let a board member know.
Ft Caswell Tour- Glenda Dennis
Oak Island Lighthouse Tour and Bonfire- Richard Bressler Golf- Menchie Williams
Tennis- Yona Bar-Zeev Pickleball- Gerry Sears
Hiking/ Picnic- Leland Riverwalk- Dottie Villers Kayak- Linde Johnson
Bike Ride- Al Bishop
Another longtime member Dorothy Robinson has decided her skiing days are behind her and has boots and her helmet for sale. They will be at the meeting for anyone to look at.
Ski boots: Woman's Size 9 1/2, (box says 25.5) Salomon ski boot, off white, 4 buckles,
Good condition, almost like new, worn a few times paid $495.00 (She's asking $100)
Helmet: woman's, (maybe they are unisex) silver/gray, size large (57/58 cm
Brands name Boeri , good condition, worn only a few times. (She's asking $20)
2017 Greek Isle Trip
March 1st is the deadline for signing up and paying in full - so hurry, there is still room to join us! June 10-17, 2017. Sail on the Royal Caribbean Legend of the Seas. Inside cabin $851, Window cabin $1,061. Balcony cabinp
$1,571. Optional add on up to 3 nights in Venice at the Plaza Venice Mestre ($174 per night or $87 per person double- includes breakfast). Additional cost of $80 port fees, and $10.50/day tips. Deposit of $350 per person due with final payment March 1, 2017. Signup information available at www.crescentskicouncil.org/clubtrips.htm or contact Sandy at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
2018 Ski Trips
Just announced the 2018 Crescent Ski trips are Steamboat in December, Mammoth in January and Killington in March- more to come when details are available.
Several members of the CSOC wore shirts with their logo on while we were in China and we will be investigating the cost of having some made up for CFS&OC. Please let a board member know if you think you’d be interested in having one.
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….
Reminder if you haven’t already done so, go in and “like” the Crescent Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/CrescentSkiCouncil/, and also the Crescent Racing Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/crescentskiracing/ 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, http://www.crescentskicouncil.org. Sue Chadwick, CSC Webmaster, updates the site regularly. And also like the National Ski Council Federation page at, https://www.facebook.com/National-Ski-Council- Federation-178192492206742/ Lots of great information from resorts and ski industry news from all over the country is added on a regular basis.
Point 6 socks
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, www.point6.com. 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.
National Ski Council Federation
As a member of Crescent Ski Council, you are also a member of the National Ski Council Federation (“NSCF”). NSCF has some great benefits and discounts available and more are being added regularly. Check out the website, www.skifederation.org for member only benefits. The site allows you to search the 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
Ski Club Links:
1. Cape Fear Ski and Outing Club, www.capefearskiandoutingclub.com
2. Crescent Ski Council, www.crescentskicouncil.org
3. Ski Bum News, www.skibumnews.com
4. Meetup, http://www.meetup.com/CapeFearSkiandOutingClub/events/221545764/