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October 2017

President’s Message

Cape Fear Ski & Outing Club stood up to its moto- “Cape Fear has no fear” this past weekend when 17 brave souls attended the SUP event in gale force winds. Some chose to kayak, and some did both before the afternoon was over, but all agreed it was a wonderful time (although we really could have done without the wind). Afterward we met at Blue Water Grill for a great late lunch. On a very sad note, long time and very active member, Joan Baz-Zeev, lost her 28 year battle with cancer on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Yona, and her family during this difficult time.

As discussed at the last meeting, we will be having our annual “yard sale” at the October meeting, so bring those ski and outing items you are no longer using (or can fit into) to trade, sell, or give away. There will also be a short presentation on the MST (Mountain to Sea Trail). See information later in the newsletter on the evening with Jennifer Pharr Davis, who is hiking all 1175 miles of the trail this year, and will be in Wilmington on October 26th to tell us about her adventure. Please RSVP to me at glendaden1@bellsouth.net, or sign up on our Meetup page by Monday October 2nd for our Tuesday October 3rd meeting. Membership Our membership year runs August thru July. Remember you must be a current member to attend any Club sponsored trip.


Membership: 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.

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
Cape Fear Ski & Outing Club September Newsletter.

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.

Monthly Meeting October 3, 6 PM Dinner/Social Hour 7PM Meeting 

TOW (Taste of Wilmington) Tuesday September 26, 6 PM- 9 PM Location TBD- We’ll plan to meet at one of the locations

Tuesday October 17, 6 PM- 9 PM Port City Chop House, 1981 Eastwood Rd, Wilmington, NC Meet at the bar at 6:00 for drinks, sit down for dinner at 6:30 Classic steak, seafood & poultry fare in mellow digs near Wrightsville Beach that include an outdoor patio with a fireplace. One of Wilmington's classics. Come on out for another fine get-together.

Golf Outing

October 22, 2017 Menchie is putting together another fantastic golf outing. This time at Compass Point Golf Course in Leland. The cost is only $49.00 per player, and tee times are 12:00, 12:10, 12:20; 12:30. Afterwards we will meet at Latitudes Restaurant at Compass Point for dinner/social, and bragging rights. Plan on signing up at the meeting, or contact Menchie at Menchie@rudd.com to reserve your place.

Fall Conference
Fall Conference 3 of our members will be attending the upcoming CSC 2017 Fall Conference October 20-22, 2017, in Gatlinburg, TN. Information from the meeting will be discussed at the November meeting, and included in the newsletter. The destinations for the 2019 trip short list are Telluride and Crested Butte. We will be voting at our October meeting so we can vote at the Trips Meeting at the Fall Conference for our preference. 3 November Meeting

Fashion Show

One of our newest members, Eileen McEvoy, has agreed to head our annual Fashion Show at the November 7th meeting. If you can model, please see her at the October meeting, or email her at eileenmcevoy8438@gmail.com  to volunteer. December Meeting Since many of our members will be in Steamboat the first week in December, our meeting and Christmas party will be held on December 12th. Go ahead and mark your calendars of the change.

Adventures on MST

An Evening with Jennifer Pharr Davis October 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Brooklyn Arts Center, 516 N 4th St, Wilmington, NC 28401 Join other trail enthusiasts to learn about and celebrate the Mountains-to-Sea Trail with National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, Jennifer Pharr Davis. Jennifer, a world-renowned hiker, author, and speaker, hiked the Appalachian Trail in 46 days in 2011. From August to November 2017, she will be hiking all 1175 miles of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST), from the Great Smokies to the Outer Banks. On this MST hike, Jennifer is not out to set a speed record. Instead, her goal is to raise awareness and support for her home state trail as she hikes and explores North Carolina with her husband Brew and two young children (4-year-old Charley and 8-month-old Gus). She’ll talk about what inspires her about the MST, what she’s seen so far and what’s coming up further down the trail, plus the joys and challenges of hiking with little ones. This family-friendly event will include: – an inspiring talk by Jennifer with plenty of time for questions about the MST and hiking – delicious refreshments and a cash bar – a song or two by Brew, Jennifer’s talented singer-songwriter husband – lots of door prizes donated by sponsors of the trail to the MST 40th Anniversary Fund – book signing time with Jen (her books will be available for purchase, or you can bring your copies from home) – a beautiful setting – a chance to learn more about how you can support Friends of the MST’s work to build, protect and promote the trail. Admission to the event is free with a donation to the Friends of the MST. So they will know how much food to prepare, obtain a ticket at Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST). Jennifer is encouraging everyone who loves the outdoors and North Carolina to financially support the trail with a meaningful gift. The work of Friends – to build and protect the MST and help people hike it – is dependent on donations from individuals and companies who see the value of the trail in their own lives and communities. 4 We look forward to having you join us for this fun, inspirational night, celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the MST and Jennifer’s hike across our great sta

Member Services Reminder:

Member Services 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, 5 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 Smart wool 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. NSCF has finalized its new Travel Insurance provider with International Medical Group through their iTravelInsured group. Details will be available on the NSCF Benefits page soon. Stage Goggles has become the latest benefit provider offering NSCF members a 50% discount of their product line. Pat Harvey has received a sample of the goggles with customized straps with the CSC logo. The goggles have interchangeable lenses and straps. Goggle prices start at just $25/each. Pat will bring the CSC goggles with her to the Fall Conference. For more info., email sales@stageideas.com, or call (877) 274-9719, and let them know you’re with NSCF. Ship Skis is one of the benefits offered through NSCF.

Ship Skis is proud to offer its partner benefits for the Crescent Ski Council and its member ski clubs. Clubs & Members are now eligible for 10% OFF and shipment booked through the Crescent Ski Council Partner Site. Ski Club Presidents and Trip Chairs are encouraged to contact Will Smith directly to determine what group discounts beyond 10% OFF are available for their upcoming Trips. Ship Skis will ship your skis, snowboards, and luggage to wherever you're staying or skiing, providing you with a hassle-free travel experience. Ship Skis provides shipping supplies, real-time tracking, 24/7 customer service, and an on-time delivery guarantee. Their mission is to make winter travel easier, and more affordable. Crescent Ski Council Partner Site: https://crescentskicouncil.shipskis.com/ Contact Information - Will Smith - wsmith@shipskis.com - 561-440-212

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 (working on fall date with staff at Ft Caswell) Bike Ride- Al Bishop (currently scheduled for fall months)

Paddleboard- Karen Kenney (currently scheduled for Aug/Sept timeframe)

2018 Crescent Trips
The ski trips for the coming season are:

34th Annual Steamboat Race/Ski/Ride Camp – December 2-9, 2017 January Ski Week to Mammoth – January 13-20, 2018

March Ski Week to Killington, VT – March 18-23, 2018

 Trip registration has been open for just over a month. Registrations are at www.sportsamerica.com/csctrips. BTW Sara is also working on a wine tour extension from Reno after the Mammoth week.

The Greek Isle cruise was very successful with 34 participants from 8 clubs, all wanting to know where the next CSC Cruise will be!

The 2019 trip short list is Telluride and Crested Butte, bids will be going out in the next couple of weeks.

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. www.crescentskicouncil.org

CFS&OC shirts

If you were at any of the recent meetings you saw the CFS&OC shirts some members had ordered, and saw how good they looked.

Jack Little has set up the online store for logo clothing named after Paula Sturdy who was consistently the best dressed member of our club and had magnificent logo ski clothes with the ski club emblem.

You will need to set up an account when you sign on to register. https://cfski.qbstores.com 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.

More items will be added in the future (caps, toboggans, ski under garments, jackets, etc.). Questions? Contact Jack at 910-623-4484 or paperjack@juno.com

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….

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.

NSCF has finalized its new Travel Insurance provider with International Medical Group through their iTravelInsured group. Details will be available on the NSCF Benefits page soon.

Stage Goggles has become the latest benefit provider offering NSCF members a 50% discount of their product line. Pat Harvey has received a sample of the goggles with customized straps with the CSC logo. The goggles have interchangeable lenses and straps. Goggle prices start at just $25/each. Pat will bring the CSC goggles with her to the Fall Conference. For more info., email sales@stageideas.com, or call (877) 274-9719, and let them know you’re with NSCF.

Ship Skis is one of the benefits offered through NSCF. Ship Skis is proud to offer its partner benefits for the Crescent Ski Council and its member ski clubs. Clubs & Members are now eligible for 10% OFF and shipment booked through the Crescent Ski Council Partner Site. Ski Club Presidents and Trip Chairs are encouraged to contact Will Smith directly to determine what group discounts beyond 10% OFF are available for their upcoming Trips.

Ship Skis will ship your skis, snowboards, and luggage to wherever you're staying or skiing, providing you with a hassle-free travel experience. Ship Skis provides shipping supplies, real-time tracking, 24/7 customer service, and an on-time delivery guarantee. Their mission is to make winter travel easier, and more affordable. Crescent Ski Council Partner Site: https://crescentskicouncil.shipskis.com/ Contact Information - Will Smith - wsmith@shipskis.com - 561-440-2125.


8/24/2017

Crescent Ski Council President Report

Hi everyone. I hope you all have a had a wonderful summer. I know from watching Facebook, a lot of you have had a whole lot of fun this summer. And it was fun to see some of the Clubs put together some joint events! Fun times were definitely had by all.

This long hot summer is soon to be moving along (thank goodness). Don’t know about all of you but I more than ready for Fall temps to arrive! Before we know it, this year’s season on the slopes will be here. Hope you’ve signed up for one of Crescent’s fantastic trips – Steamboat in December, Mammoth (where the season seems to hardly ever end) in January, and Killington in March. We have some great options – and of course, there are also a lot of great trips that the Clubs have put together. There is no excuse not to sign up for a Crescent or Club trip – the destinations are awesome!!

Attached is the August President’s Update and the Fall Conference Flyer and Registration form. Please pass the President’s Update and Fall Conference information and registration form along to your Club members, include them in your newsletters and emails to your members. Remind them also that the Update is published monthly on Crescent’s website, www.crescentskicouncil.org. The Fall Conference forms are also posted to our website.
www.crescentskicouncil.org

Any questions, please let me know – and it’s time, THINK SNOW and start those snow dances to Ullr?!!

Pat
President
Crescent Ski Council
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