November President's Letter

29 Oct 2020 3:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The weather is starting to get cooler and that means ski season is right around the corner.  Concerning our ski trips: Crescent Ski Council’s Steamboat Colorado Race and Ski Camp is still taking reservations: (https://www.crescentskicouncil.org/TripFlyers/2020_Steamboat_Flyer.pdf).  Our Mt. Bachelor trip (https://chattanoogaskiclub.org/event-3833375) has filled all slots, but we may be able to get some additional airline seats/hotel rooms if you act quickly. See Kevin Cleek (423-400-5500 or at kevin.cleek@gmail.com) for information.  Our Taos trip is full.  We are still looking into a ski trip to Chile in August of 2021 and will have limited information at the general meeting on November 3.

At the October meeting, we held the election for our club’s officers for the 2020-2021 year.  I want to thank Jim Bates for conducting the election and preventing any foreign interference.  The results are:

  • ·       Bob Tramel, President
  • ·       Lulu Copeland, Vice-President
  • ·       Tom DuBose, Treasurer
  • ·       Hilda Jones, Secretary

On Friday, October 16th several members of the club hiked up to and spent the night at the Len Foote Hike Inn (http://hike-inn.com/) a Georgia State Park facility just above Amnicalola Falls State Park.  It was a beautiful weekend, with cool temperatures and the trees changing colors.  As usual, Barb Wise did an excellent job organizing this event as she does with several “special events” during the year.  The next time you see Barb, be sure to tell her thanks for all the work she does making these outings happen.

This past week the Crescent Ski Council (which is made up of 19 ski clubs in the southeast including the Chattanooga Ski Club) announced that as of now, the Spring 2021 Convention is going to be held on April 22-25 at Myrtle Beach.  If you are thinking about going, be sure to mark your calendar.  More information will be given in the next few months as we get it.

On Tuesday, October 6th we finally had our first club meeting in several months.  It wasn’t a huge crowd (which is probably good for these COVID times) but it was a quality crowd.  The outdoor setting at Hilda and Willis’ Flat Duck Farm worked well as everyone could spread out as much as they liked.  Several people brought food to enjoy before the meeting started.  It was good to see friends that I’ve missed, at least part of their faces!  Since it went well, we are planning to do the same thing for November’s meeting: Flat Duck Farm (7742 Three Notch Rd., Ringgold, GA 30736), 6:30 social, 7pm meeting, bring you own food/drink if you wish.  I hope to see you at the meeting November 3rd.

Stay safe everyone,

Bob