December President's Letter

22 Nov 2021 1:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. After you indulge in the holiday festivities, it will be time to prepare for the upcoming ski season. In just a few days (December 4th to be exact), we’ll have a number of people going to Steamboat as part of the Crescent Ski Council’s Race and Ski Camp.  Then we’ll have our three western trips (Breckenridge and Snowmass are sold out, but we might be able get some more people on the Mt. Bachelor trip).  We are finalizing the air component of the Europe trip.

I know everyone is looking forward to the Christmas party at the Flat Duck Event Venue on Thursday, December 16th, starting at 6 pm.  If you are planning on attending (and why wouldn’t you?) you must register by December 12th so Susan and Van will know how much food to prepare.  In addition to the food, there will be a DJ providing music.  The cost for members is only $5, which will be donated to charity.  For non-members, we must charge $20 (and since it is only $30 for an individual membership or $45 for a family, it would make sense for them to join the club instead and get all the benefits for about the same cost).

Note that there will NOT be a membership meeting in January.  We will keep you posted on our plans for February.

If you weren’t on the Len Foote hike a few weeks ago, you missed a beautiful trip.  The weather was cool, which was perfect for hiking, the Inn’s food was excellent as always, and everyone had a good time playing games Friday evening.  Barb is already planning next year's trip so be watching for more information and sign up early.

There was an interesting article in the Washington Post recently titled “A Beginner’s Guide to Ski Photography” ( https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/ski-photography-beginner-tips-guide/2021/11/11/81fbd27e-3e73-11ec-a493-51b0252dea0c_story.html ).  There is some good information there for both advanced photographers as well as those that just use their cell phones.

We have three new members to report: Kelly Braden, Mary Buckner, and Patrick Howe.  Let’s be sure we make them feel welcome.

On a personal note, I want to thank everyone for the cards, prayers, and calls as I have dealt with the care of my father and brother over the past year and their deaths this past month.  You have truly helped me during this time and I’m thankful to be a member of a club made up of such caring people.

Stay safe everyone,
Bob

Event Listing   

Crescent Ski Council’s Steamboat Ski Trip – December 4-11, 2021  (registration closed) https://www.crescentskicouncil.org/TripFlyers/2021_Steamboat%20Trip_Information.pdf

Christmas Party @ Flat Duck Event Venue, 7742 Three Notch Rd., Ringgold, GA 30736     December 16     https://chattanoogaskiclub.org/event-4562484    

Membership Meeting January – cancelled

Snowmass Ski Trip – January 8-15, 2022   https://chattanoogaskiclub.org/event-4231819  (Full)

Membership Meeting @ TBD – February 1, 2022

Breckenridge Ski Trip – February 5-12, 2022   https://chattanoogaskiclub.org/event-4241705  (Full)

Mt. Bachelor Ski Trip – February 19-26, 2022  2022 Mt. Bachelor Ski Trip

Membership Meeting @ TBD – March 1, 2022

Chamonix/Lyon/Paris Skiing & Touring Trip- March 5-18, 2022   https://chattanoogaskiclub.org/event-4284148