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January 2019 Newslsetter

Kimberly J Betts  | Published on 1/2/2019
For a complete and downloadable version of the newsletter: January Skiddoo 2019


President’s Message


As I am writing this message, we’re coming off an unseasonably warm week of weather, with no snow in the forecast for Christmas next week. I was reminded of how common this was when a non-Iowan asked me if this brown landscape was normal for December. I checked with the KCRG weather guys and Cedar Rapids is snow covered only 47% of the time over the last 30-year period. Waterloo is a little higher at 58%, Iowa City a little lower at 44% as expected. Not to worry, January is Iowa’s snowiest month.  Maybe we’ll have fresh snow for Snow-Shoeing and X-country skiers soon. Remember the Club members will gather on Saturdays if there is adequate snow cover for shoeing or skiing. Check the schedule for location. Or sign up for immediate communication updates via the website forum.  

 

We have had nice turnouts at the last three meetings at our new location in the Shores Event Center. The change to Friday nights doesn’t seem to have impacted attendance at all. If you weren’t around for the December meeting, we had an ugly sweater contest. I hope this is a new tradition we practice again; it was such a hoot.

 

2019 Board Elections are coming up fast and we have a nice slate of members that are open to donating their time and experience to the betterment of the club. I especially like the fact we have some new faces stepping up. Thank you, Jim and Sarah Wittnebel and Larry Smith, for recruiting these fine folks. Voting will take place at the February meeting and online. Vote early, vote often.  

 

Good times and good friends.

 

-Brenda Garbe, EISC President                         


 

A Blast from the Past! 


Here is the featured front page of the January, 1983 Skiddoo,  36 years ago today



Nothing Nights – Wed Eve – CJ’s Bar and Grill 7:00;

 

A long-time tradition is to socialize on Wednesday nights, since there is nothing going on!   We will meet for supper and drinks at 7:00pm and see what’s going on.  By popular demand we have moved back to CJ’s Sports Bar and Grill, 62 17th Ave SW.  CJ’s has a varied menu and good prices.  Most of the time we are in the back room.  Watch here each month for the location or check the East Iowa Ski Club website calendar. 

 

Come on down!  You don’t want to miss out.

 

December Meeting - Photos



We had an amazing turn out for our ugly sweater contest! The winners of the 1st annual contest were:  3rd place – Brad Hess, 2nd place - Mike Monroe and our grand prize winner, complete with traveling trophy, was Dave Meyer! Congratulations Dave! Loved the goat. 

Thank you everyone for coming out in your finest Christmas attire.

 

 

January 19 Meeting @ Squaw Creek: Chili Cookoff


 Everyone is welcome to come to the Red Cedar Lodge at Squaw Creek Park on Saturday Jan 19 for our monthly meeting.   The lodge will be ours from 3:00 to 10:00 p.m.   If there is snow, there will be opportunities for cross country skiing, snowshoeing, or sledding on the hill.   If there is no snow maybe take a walk in the woods, or visit with friends around the fireplace. Bring your card games, dominos, or any other indoor activities for more fun.

 

The survey for next year’s ski and non-ski trips will be handed out or fill yours out on Club Express web site, so be sure to think about where you want to travel to next season.   The board values your opinion. 

 

And it’s our annual soup and chili cookoff.   Don’t forget to bring your crockpots full of soup or chili and maybe win a prize for your efforts.  Or just bring something to share.   Dinner will be “served” about 6:00.   Meeting will follow.  

 

We will provide the beer, wine, pop, condiments, and tableware.  So remember to come to Squaw Creek Park, Red Cedar Lodge, just off HWY 13 and HWY 100 (south of Marion).   Follow the East Iowa Ski Club signs once you get to the park.

 

 

2019/2020 Trip Survey

 

At the EISC January Soup and Chili Cook-off meeting we will be trying a new Trip Survey format.  We have found that voting on the resorts alone may not be giving us the best idea of what our members have in mind for a ski trip.  Most of the West resorts are going to have great skiing, but there may be some other factors in choosing a trip that you would like to share.  Our membership is changing – we are losing more EISC skiers every year and we are working to stay current with other options.  We are still doing well filling two West or major trips each year, so we will stay with this format as long as we can find volunteer Trip Leaders willing to help guide us on the trips.  We are continually learning and trying to improve the Trip Leader training & trip books.        

 

The Midwest trips have become a challenge lately.  We are struggling to fill buses and we have to fill the buses to keep  the costs reasonable or do the drive-yourself trips like we tried this year.  There are nice resorts in the Midwest, but many are a 12 hour bus ride away.  There is the question of how long our members are willing to ride on a bus.  Please come to the meeting ready for a different look at the survey and with some ideas on how to improve our trips. 

 

Thanks,

Steve Cummings, VP & Trip Coordinator 

 


 

Indian Creek Nature Center Events of Interest



If you don’t already know it, we have a great outdoor and indoor center close to Cedar Rapids that is magnificent. It is an educational center for children and an event center that sponsors some exciting events for outdoor enthusiasts. There are 2 great events coming up at the center that are very close to some of the fun and exciting activities we do within the club.

 

Back Country Film Festival

Saturday, January 26th is the first event. This is an evening of some great short movie clips and compilation of films  that celebrate the human-powered experience through winter adventures. The cost is $20/person and it is highly encouraged to pre-register as this will sell out with limited seating. They will also have some raffles going on of some great prizes you can purchase tickets for and win. More details are at the following website : https://indiancreeknaturecenter.org/gallery/backcountry-film-festival/

The EISC has a great opportunity to sponsor a table at this event and you would get in free if you volunteer to man the table. Your job would be to talk with people about the club and gather some information from them. We then take that information to send them more details about the club to attract them for membership.
If you are interested in helping at this event, please speak with Larry Smith or Marty or Janet Stimson for more details.

 

Paddle Days

 

Saturday, February 23rd is the second event. This is a morning of great information for those that enjoy paddling the great waterways of Iowa. You will learn some great information from some very knowledgeable persons who wander through the state and splash their way down a stream, creek or river. Look forward to a variety of breakout sessions, vendor tables, a raffle and door prizes, meeting other local paddlers, and refreshments. The cost for this event is $20 as an ICNC member or $25 if not. More details can be found at : https://indiancreeknaturecenter.org/gallery/paddle-day/

 

Again, EISC has the great opportunity to sponsor a table for this event and you would get in free if you help volunteer to man the table. Your job would be to talk with people about the club and gather some information from them. We then take that information to send them more details about the club to attract them for membership.
If you are interested in helping at this event, please speak with Larry Smith or Marty or Janet Stimson for more details.

 


Salvation Army Bell Ringing – photos


 

Sundown Ski Day – New Date to be Determined!



Hello from Chris, welcome to the EISC Sundown trip. The trip had to be postponed. The forecast was for rain all day which is no fun to ski in.  At this time I have 28 total signed up. The board will provide a new date as soon as possible. If you are a member, then you can log in and sign up. Or if you aren’t, you can create an account. This will allow you to enter your information and get on the list, and you may pay by check via postal mail to the club PO box or the next club meeting, or do so with a credit card. Get that mail sent early so it gets to the PO box in time.

Even Sundown decided to close due to the rain on 12/27/18. We will pick a new date and announce it as soon as possible, if you can’t go, you will be refunded, just let me know.

The cost of this Sundown Mountain Warm up or Learn to Ski day is a group rate $34 for lift ticket only and $51 for lift ticket, rental and group lesson.  We need to get at least 20 people to sign up and attend.  Please remember you do not have to be an EISC member to participate in this one day event.  This makes it a great opportunity to introduce someone to skiing or have a relative or friend come back to the sport at a relatively low cost and enjoys a great ski day at a fun Midwest ski hill.  

Some of the club will meet in the Marion Walmart parking lot to gather up for the easy 1 hour drive over to Sundown Mountain.  Other folks just drive themselves over early.  The Trip Leaders will distribute the lift tickets in the North Lodge.  The club will ski or snowboard from 9:00 until 4:00 at this great local ski area.  If you are renting equipment this is now located in the center building (a long one parallel to the parking lot).

 

Trip Chairs:  Chris Kalmar  

 

 

Cascade/Devil’s Head Ski Trip, Baraboo Wisconsin - Jan 11-13



Full package – Hotel and Lift tickets $204 pp (based on 16 skiers for the group discount)

No lifts - Hotel only - $124

Cancellation date: 12/28/18 - passed

 The EISC Midwest ski trip to Baraboo, Wisconsin made the minimum numbers and is a go.  We have 21 skiers and 1 non skier currently signed up.  The short 3 hour drive (175 miles) will be the EISC’s first try at a drive yourself / car-pool trip. The club has 11 rooms at the Baraboo Best Western. 

 

We plan on driving to Baraboo on Friday afternoon on US 151. Check-in time is 3 pm.  The wine and cheese party will be at 8:00 in the hotel on Friday.  This will afford us the opportunity to ski both Midwest ski hills.  This is a great chance to warm up for the upcoming West trips!  Non-skiers can enjoy cross country, tubing, hiking or checking out the town.

 

After free breakfast at the hotel, plan on leaving for the ski slopes around 8:30 on Saturday morning. We’ll head over to Cascade Mountain for a day of skiing, snow tubing or take advantage of the XC skiing or snowshoeing options. Cascade is a modern ski area with a nice lodge, newer lifts and wide runs. There is a 4:00 night session and is NOT included with your lift ticket so plan on wrapping it up then.

There are several restaurant options in Baraboo and the Ho Chunk Casino is very close.

 

Sunday morning after breakfast and checking out of the hotel we’ll head to Devil’s Head. Devil’s Head is a trip back in time with its narrow wooded ski runs and older style chair lifts – a flash back to simpler times.   The ski area is close to the Devil’s Head State Park which offers great XC skiing, snow shoeing and hiking trails. We plan to head back to Cedar Rapids sometime after lunch around 2:00, but everyone is free to set their own schedule. 

 

The best part of this ski trip is the price. The full package with hotel & lifts is $204 pp. The cost for hotel only is $124 pp.  Both are based on 2 people per hotel room. This is a great deal for a 2 day trip.  The price is based on16 skiers to get the group rate.  Every vehicle will have to decide a fair way to split the costs of driving up and back. We hope this type of low cost trip will work without a bus. Riding the bus has advantages but 40 people are required to make it cost effective on these short trips.  We will have a complete report out at the January Soup and Chili Cook-Off meeting. 

 

Thank you for your continued support,

Sandra Cumming, Trip Leader with Morgan Elliff the snow boarder, Assistant

 

Sandra Cummings  

 

Beaver Creek – Jan 26-Feb 2



 In just a few weeks we will be on the first “out west” trip of 2019 in Beaver Creek.

 

Those that are flying out should have received an email with information regarding the flight numbers and time to be at the airport.  Be bright eyed and ready to go at 4 AM, Saturday, January 26. Those that are driving out, please know that check-in time is 4 PM so make your travel plans accordingly. The resort will work with the early arriving flyers as best they can by storing luggage or having one or two units ready as soon as possible for all to hang out. You could also do some exploring and check out the area while waiting for the rest to   arrive.

 

Condo assignments went out in November. A suggestion is that you talk with your condo mates and make plans for how to manage meals/menus. You could possibly do this at the Chili Cook Off (January Meeting on Saturday, January 19). Each condo should save enough space in their refrigerator for a large pizza to be kept from Saturday evening until the pizza meal which we will plan on doing on Sunday evening.

 

 Because there is no complimentary orientation at this facility and many trip participants have previously skied at Beaver Creek, we thought that having the pizza meal earlier in the week to share information about the lifts, favorite areas of the mountain to ski, etc., can happen on Sunday night after the first day on the slopes. Weather forecasts for the week will also be helpful to make a decision about what day folks may want to go to Vail and ski. Our lift tickets will be good at either Vail or Beaver Creek. We have plenty of drivers and we should have information about the transit system to get from Avon to Vail as well.

 

There are a few non skiers on this trip. If you want or need any assistance in finding other things to do while in Beaver Creek, please let Ruth or Kathy know.

 

Kathy Takes, Ruth Van Tol

 

 

 

Mt. Bachelor, Oregon – March 3-10



“Bend, Baby, Bend”, as sung to the melody of “Disco Inferno” by The Trammps  


Happy New Year to all you Bend/Mt Bachelor bound pilgrims!

Time for this month’s timely excursion updates.  First off, since the December article, Good Morning America has highlighted Mt. Bachelor, during the weather segments, no less than on three occasions.  By year end of 2018, the NW territory will have experienced multiple bouts of snow-producing low pressure systems, between 
Christmas and New Years, bringing season totals of 130 plus inches and a 70 inch base average thus far at Mt. Bachelor.  Second, our merry band of Bend-bound Bedouins stands at 26 strong.  Close to half of which demonstrate a predilection for activity that is gravity assisted.  The other half are more nobly motivated.

In case anybody happened to experience a self-induced sugar cookie coma for the last 4 weeks, here are some reminders.  

Flight information
United-294  W  Depart: CID 
03/03/2019  05:55 AM   Arrive: DEN 03/03/2019  07:12 AM
United-4592 W Depart: DEN 
03/03/2019 09:45 AM   Arrive: RDM 03/03/2019 11:36 AM 
United-4555 U  Depart: RDM 
03/10/2019 12:40 PM.   Arrive: DEN  03/10/2019  04:04 PM
United-644  U   Depart: DEN  
03/10/2019 08:20 PM   Arrive: CID  03/10/2019   11:13 PM
Note, flight numbers and times are subject to change; we will do our best to keep up with any changes.
Also, be sure to check on United Airlines website for information and policies as they pertain to baggage and ski equipment.

Lodging information
The Riverhouse Hotel on the Deschutes.  Our rooms are double occupancy, with either a king or two queen size beds.  All rooms feature a Keurig coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, WI-FI and free drop shipping of local craft beer from the brewers(maybe I dreamt that).  As guests, you will enjoy 20% off spa services, complimentary daily hot breakfast, indoor and outdoor heated pools and hot tubs, fitness center and a welcome reception featuring local wines, beers, appetizers with representatives from Visit Bend, Mt. Bachelor and Wanderlust Tours.  We will also enjoy complimentary transportation from the hotel, twice daily to/from the Mt Bachelor Ski Resort.  

Mt Bachelor Ski Resort
Complimentary slope side ski storage overnight at Mt Bachelor.  Gravity Sports, located in the Mountain Gateway building, can handle your alpine skiing needs, be it rentals, retail, boot fitting, equipment tuning and repairs.  It’s not all about skiing off in every direction from the 9065 foot above sea level summit and enjoying 4320 acres of both stratospheric above the tree line and beautifully carved tree lined runs.  

 


Recent correspondence with the group sales representative has provided us with equipment rental rates using Salomon Q90 skis and comparable boot, as follows;
     Performance Ski/Snowboard Package: $157 (4/6 days), $185 (5/7days)
     Performance Ski/Snowboard ONLY (own boots): $138 (4/6 days), $163 (5/7 days)
Cue in The Nordic Center, with its 56 km of tracked trails coursing through meadows and forests for Nordic skiers.  The Nordic Center also offers two Snowshoe specific single tracks: a forgiving 1.4 km loop and a 7.3 km loop.  Both provide awesome vista viewing between gasping for a breath.  
Ever wonder what dogs do on their day off?  Try dog sledding with Trail of Dreams, featuring regularly scheduled tours from the Sunrise Lodge at Mt Bachelor.  
Sledding and tubing are also available at the Snowblast Tubing Park.
Special services offered at Mt Bachelor include an informational introductory skiing session with an ambassador to give you familiarity with the area.  Plus, tours can be arranged that incorporate Nordic skiing or Snowshoeing, with an emphasis on ecology and nature.

Local scene
Bend is the “Outdoor Playground of the West”.  The historical downtown is both Cosmo Cool and hometown friendly.  Bend’s circulatory system is comprised of its laudable Brewers, Distillers, Fermenters, Cider-ers and Whiners.  Embarking on the Bend Ale Trail will test anybody’s orientation skills, Rockwell GPS augmented or not.  Counter-balancing the libation scene will be the amazing “Foodie Scene”, uniquely presented Arts and Culture, super cool local natural resources and great locally-infused boutique shopping.

 

Check out this article:  8 frequently mispronounced Bend words (and how to say them right) - Visit Bend:


https://www.visitbend.com/blog/2014/08/28/8-frequently-mispronounced-bend-words-say-right/



Area attractions and activities:
•  The High Desert Museum offers many unique live exhibits featuring wildlife and living history

portrayals from the past. 
•  Shevlin Park is minutes from downtown Bend and is perfect for hiking, fishing and Nordic skiing. 
•  Virgina Meissen Sno-Park offers 30 km of groomed Nordic track and Snowshoe trails.
•  We can schedule an all-inclusive snowshoe tour led by a naturalist guide from Wanderlust Tours.  
•  The Newberry Caldera Volcanic National Monument is

majorly awesome and should be worthy of a visit.  
•  Besides these area attractions, recreational activities in and around Bend in late-winter can include,

fishing, golf, hiking, bicycling and ice skating.

If there is sufficient interest in a particular attraction or activity, we can explore the possibility of doing that in a whole group format.

There is no time like the present to pull up a link and get on those dry land exercises.

We look forward to skiing you in all those familiar places and the next member meeting
January 19, 2019 at Squaw Creek.

 

Until next time, “keep your stick on the ice” R Green.

We’ll be skiing you,

 


Diane Scholl,  Chip Scholl

 

 

EISC X-Country/Snowshoe Schedule 2018 - 2019


Join us Saturdays at 1:00 PM when there is enough snow to enjoy nature. Dates in red are when a downhill ski trip  coincides, blue are member meeting days. If not enough snow, consider taking a hike and get some fresh air. This schedule is found on the ski club website calendar which provides a map. If we get a good snow day outside this schedule, use the ski club forums and set up a spontaneous ski/snowshoe day. There are 34 members in the Snowshoe forum and 37 in the X-Country ski forum.

 

JANUARY:                                                                            FEBRUARY:

Morgan Creek Park             1/05/19                                   Jones Golf Course      2/02/19           

Jones Golf Course               1/12/19                                   Ellis Golf Course*  2/09/19

Squaw Creek Park               1/19/19                                   Morgan Creek Park 2/16/19

Wickiup Hill Park                  1/26/19                                   Squaw Creek Park 2/23/19


MARCH:

Matsell Bridge Park             3/02/19

McBride Nature Area           3/09/19

Wickiup Hill Park                  3/16/19

Jones Golf Course               3/23/19

 

* Feb 9 Ski the beautiful gently rolling hills of Ellis Park and end the day relaxing at Tim Gull’s Ellis Harbor Boathouse, 2:00 P.M. if we’re skiing, and if there is no snow that day, plan on 1:00. Hot toddies and soup provided, bring a light snack. The Boat House is located near the harbor end (west) on the peninsula side, look for the Christmas decorations.

 

Contact-Gary Dalecky or Brian Keller

 

 

Post Party – April 27



We have quite an event planned for this season’s annual post party.   So mark your calendars now for Saturday, April  27th to attend our 40th Anniversary Post Party Celebration.   Through a most generous donation from the H and H Foundation established by Rick Hurtado, we are able to host this year’s party at the Marriott Hotel on Collins Road.  Rick established the Marilyn Ganrude Hayes and Rick Hurtado H and H Foundation in 2008 in memory of Marilyn, a past ski club member. 

 

We hope everyone can come and enjoy a fine dinner evening and dancing to the group Milk and Honey.


 

Speakers and Presenters Wanted


We are looking for people to speak or present at some of our meetings to help keep us informed and knowledgeable of what is happening, etc. This would be for the month of March. Please contact Teresa Smith, if you know of someone or a group who you think would be great for the club to hear.

 


 

EISC Board of Directors Election 

 

Wow, it seems like just last month we elected officers for the club and here we are again, time for another election.  We are told there are 3 positions to fill for 2019. With the help of Jim and Sarah Wittnebel and myself, we spoke with several members and found 5 candidates who are anxious to support our club as a board member. Elections will be held at the February 15 meeting. Here are the candidates.

 

Brian Keller

 I am Brian Keller and am running for the board this year.  I have been a ski club member for 31 enjoyable years.  I really enjoy the club’s various activities and friendly members and would like to help keep it going. In addition to downhill and cross-country skiing, I enjoy outdoor activities like canoeing/kayaking, rafting, camping, and biking.   I have been trip chair for many local, West, and international trips over the years along with hosting the corn roast for 13 years.  I feel it is important for the club to continue to offer these good priced ski trips and continue to expand the non-skiing events throughout the year.  I have been a board member in the past.  Please consider voting for me to become a board member.

 

David Meyer

My father was a pilot in the USAF so we moved quite a few times as I grew up.  I learned to ski while we lived outside of  Boston. After college I took a position at Rockwell Collins and soon met Joanie who also worked there.  We raised two sons who also both ski, one of which is an avid skier.  I heard about the ski club from Bob Thorkildson who I used to work with.  We are glad to have joined the EISC with the many new friends we have met and the great trips we have been able to attend.  I'm looking forward to helping the club.

 

Chip Scholl

 I have been a proponent of experiencing outdoor recreation all my life.

As grandparents, Diane and I promote giving the gift of a recreational activity, rather than toys. My early experiences of winter alpine activities occurred at Ski Pal, the fairways of golf courses and city parks.

In the mid-70’s, fortune was shown and I experienced being a part of Frank Anthes’, Marion and Ski and Recreation.  This association allowed for EISC membership. Those of us involved with Marion Ski, participated in leading recreational trips with a variety of participants. That decade of association provided unparalleled and instilling experiences.  More recent, I was seasonally involved with Sundown Mountain.

It is great to continually participate and introduce newcomers to all things outdoor recreational.  Being part of the leadership that can provide these experiences is a very exciting proposition.  Remember, vote for Pedro, oops, Chip

 

 

Marty Stimson

I am running for re-election to the 2019 EISC board.  Janet introduced me to the club in 1989 when we were first married  and I have been a member ever since.  Wow! – I guess that will be 30 years.   And a great 30 years it has been with all the good friends we have met and fun trips we have taken.   I have been on the board for several terms through those years and am happy to run again to “give back” what I can - to continue to make the East Iowa Ski Club as great as it can be.   I strongly believe our club roots remain with skiing, but in these last couple of years with having to give up skiing for myself, I also feel while we continue to focus on good value ski trips, we also need to continue to strengthen our focus on summer and non-skiing activities and trips as our full year calendar reflects.  And with all my varied interests in a lot of things, I believe I can continue to help with that.   And we also need to strengthen our membership by doing all we can to attract new members as well as retaining our current members.   We now have a much nicer meeting place that will help but I believe too we need to maintain a whole club focus on attracting new members of all interests. Marty Stimson I am running for re-election to the 2019 EISC board.  Janet introduced me to the club in 1989 when we were first married and I have been a member ever since.  Wow! – I guess that will be 30 years.   And a great 30 years it has been with all the good friends we have met and fun trips we have taken.   I have been on the board for several terms through those years and am happy to run again to “give back” what I can - to continue to make the East Iowa Ski Club as great as it can be.   I strongly believe our club roots remain with skiing, but in these last couple of years with having to give up skiing for myself, I also feel while we continue to focus on good value ski trips, we also need to continue to strengthen our focus on summer and non-skiing activities and trips as our full year calendar reflects.  And with all my varied interests in a lot of things, I believe I can continue to help with that.   And we also need to strengthen our membership by doing all we can to attract new members as well as retaining our current members.   We now have a much nicer meeting place that will help but I believe too we need to maintain a whole club focus on attracting new members of all interests.

I am running for re-election to the 2019 EISC board.  Janet introduced me to the club in 1989 when we were first married, and I have been a member ever since.  Wow! – I guess that will be 30 years.   And a great 30 years it has been with all the good friends we have met and fun trips we have taken.   I have been on the board for several terms through those years and am happy to run again to “give back” what I can - to continue to make the East Iowa Ski Club as great as it can be.  

 

I strongly believe our club roots remain with skiing, but in these last couple of years with having to give up skiing for myself, I also feel while we continue to focus on good value ski trips, we also need to continue to strengthen our focus on summer and non-skiing activities and trips as our full year calendar reflects.  And with all my varied interests in a lot of things, I believe I can continue to help with that.   And we also need to strengthen our membership by doing all we can to attract new members as well as retain our current members.   We now have a much nicer meeting place that will help but I believe too we need to maintain a whole club focus on attracting new members of all interests.

 

 

Ruth Van Tol

 I am a relative late comer to the sport of skiing. I didn’t ski for the first time until I had been out of college for several years. I found that I liked the activity as well as the friends I made and the places I was able to go.

For the past 30+ years I have been a member of 3 different ski clubs: Traverski in Rochester, MN; Mississippi Valley Ski Club in the Quad Cities and now the East Iowa Ski Club. Being a member of a ski club has provided opportunities to meet like-minded people who love to travel, enjoy the outdoors, like to experience new places, tip a few brews, have fun and often travel for reasonable costs. Over the years I have had the opportunity to travel to Europe multiple times as well as Japan and Chili/Peru with other ski clubs.

Since being a member of EISC I have run a number of trips. I have enjoyed that experience and recognize that the board does a lot of the “behind the scenes” work of picking the events, dates, locations, finding other members to run the events, obtaining bids or estimates when needed and signing contracts. I believe I have some knowledge and skills from past experiences that would make me a good member to be on the board.

I would appreciate your vote if you believe I will be able to represent you on the board.