August President's Letter

31 Jul 2020 9:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The best laid plans of mice, men, and ski clubs oft go astray.  I thought I would be commenting on the Lake Party, but … as was stated in an email blast Wednesday 7/29, the Board of Directors cancelled this year’s Lake Party.  We did not believe we could safely hold the event at this time and the venue isn’t available after the August 22nd date.  Thanks to Jinksie Harris and Bobbi Witt for all the work they put into planning and preparing for the event.  Let’s hope the situation improves before it’s time for the Christmas Party. 

Another activity we usually enjoy each summer is handling the Arctic Zone at the Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon.  Like our Lake Party, first the 2020 version was postponed, but now it has been cancelled.

What will the 2020-2021 ski season look like? I have tried astragalomancy and gyromancy but I’m sure my prediction Is no better than yours. What I do know is that I’m ready to get back on the snow.

One good thing that has happened due to the pandemic is that the Real ID requirements have been postponed to October 1, 2021.  Then every air traveler must present a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license (marked by a star on the top of the card), state-issued enhanced driver’s license, or other acceptable forms of identification, such as a valid passport or U.S. military ID, to fly within the U.S.  If you are renewing your driver’s license, be sure to get one that is REAL ID-compliant, as states are allowed to issue both compliant and non-compliant driver’s licenses.

We have two new members, Russell Jackson and Carolyn Turner.  Be sure to make them feel welcome to our club.

Speaking of membership, don’t forget to renew your membership when it is due, and for many of us, that was July 1st.  It’s inexpensive ($30 individual or $45 family) and easy (you can pay on-line or snail mail a check to Jim Bates, 238 Running Oak Drive, Ringgold GA 30736). 

Bob Tramel, President