June President's Column

20 May 2021 10:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Those of you who were at last month’s membership meeting at the Flat Duck know that I missed a second meeting in a row.  Fortunately, Hilda and Tom bailed me out.  However, I fully intend to be at June’s meeting, June 1 at the Flat Duck Event Venue (7742 Three Notch Rd., Ringgold, GA 30736).  Some might say it is because I need to sign up for a ski trip, or two, or more (before they fillup)?  Others might say it is because of the opportunity to be around good friends.  Could it be that I want to hear tall-tales about what went on at the Zip Line Adventure and the Virginia Creeper Trail Ride?  My more cynical (or is it insightful) friends might say it is because we are going to have free food.  Yes, you read that correctly, the club will be supplying pizza, cokes and water.  (If you want to bring other items, please do so.)

We’ll have more details about this in next month’s newsletter, but register and mark your calendars now for the Annual Lake Party, starting at noon on July 11, returning to the Blue Springs Club (3858 Burning Bush Rd, Ringgold, GA).  You must RSVP for yourself and any non-member guests (guests must pay $10 or better yet they can join the club for $30) by June 30th by clicking on the REGISTER button on the CSC website https://chattanoogaskiclub.org/event-4314805 . This allows us to have an accurate head count for the club provided food (Fish Fry, Cole Slaw, Hush Puppies, Green Beans, Potato Salad, and Grilled Chicken Breasts). 

We have an active summer and fall coming up with these other events:
Volunteering at the Food Bank - June 24
Chattanooga Area Food Bank volunteer day

SUP party – August 1

Bardstown Bourbon Trail – October 1-3
Bardstown, KY October 1-3, 2021
Kentucky Bourbon Trail - Things To Do in Bardstown, KY | Visit Bardstown

Len Foote Hike Inn – November 5-6     https://chattanoogaskiclub.org/event-3235020 (note the revised date)The Hike Inn (hike-inn.com)

For those of you looking to break a ski record, and save money on lift tickets at the same time, here is a story for you. Grace Staberg, a 2020 graduate of Summit County High School, skied up Copper Mountain more than 21 times in 24 hours (from Copper’s Center Village to the top of the Storm King lift at 12,441 feet) totaling 56,153 feet — and falling just shy of the world record set last month in Europe.  Personally, I think ski lifts are out there for a reason.  Teenage Summit County ski mountaineer breaks North American record for most vertical feet climbed in 24 hours (coloradosun.com)

We have a couple of new members to report, Mark & Rene Straub.  Let’s all welcome them.

Stay safe everyone,

Bob