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President - Ruth

"Being a member of a ski club has provided opportunities to meet like-minded people"


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 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.

Kim - Vice President & Communications

"I have also met interesting people every year at meeting and on trips along with making lifetime friends "

 

I have been a EISC member since August 2014 – a couple years after moving to Cedar Rapids. I have taken at least one trip per year except one. Each trip I have seen new and interesting places. I have tried new activities each trip like sledding down mountains at night in Switzerland, snowshoeing at Steamboat Spring, and skiing at Copper Mountain. I have also met interesting people every year at meetings and on trips along with making lifetime friends.

Dave - Secretary

"We are glad to have joined the EISC with the many new friends we have met"



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. 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.

Steve - Trip Coordinator




"The ski club has afforded me the opportunity to travel and ski some of the greatest & most scenic resorts in the world" 



Being a member has given me the chance to meet and ski with interesting and fun people which have become good friends. Serving on the board is a great experience and an opportunity to give back. I have participated in some great ski and bicycle trips, events and outings.

Marty - House & Clinics

""The Outdoor Fun People" says what we do. But it's the great people that defines who we are!"


My wife Janet introduced me to Ski Club when we were first married. And although I wondered what I got myself into when I tried to ski down my first hill, it's been a great time ever since. Skiing, biking, camping, kayaking, fishing, hiking and just getting together with good friends are all things I have really enjoyed.

Mike - Membership, Publicity & Marketing



"I also enjoy cross-country skiing"

  


I have been a member of the EISC for over ten years and I have gone on at least one West trip each of those years. I consider myself an intermediate downhill skier and I also enjoy cross-country skiing. I participate in many of the non-ski activities of the club as well. 

Keven - Special Activities

"About 20 years ago I thought I would try snowboarding."


I have really enjoyed meeting new people who also have the same passion for the outdoors as we do, skiing, biking, hiking and kayaking. I started skiing back at age 9 and over the years I have skied most of the ski areas in the US, East, West and Midwest. About 20 years ago I thought I would try snowboarding (1 light weight board, comfy boots, no poles) what possibly could go wrong with this scenario? After a painful learning experience and no lessons, I do love snowboarding now and have taught Edie how to board.

Janet - Treasurer





"It's amazing how fast the winters go by when they are full of activities"


Many years ago some friends invited me to check out the East Iowa Ski Club. So I began as a non-skier and soon learned how much fun the EISC could be. I really enjoy the club and all of the many friendships that resulted. I am an intermediate level skier, and have alot of fun on the "blue cruisers". Recently I also began snow shoeing. It's amazing how fast the winters go by when they are full of activities. The year-round outdoor fun people. That's what we are. 

Kim "Tweety" - Webmaster





"The club is my social outlet"


I have been in the ski club for about 14 years now, and on the board for 12, and I consider the club to be my social outlet. The members are more like family than just friends. I have many memories to cherish with these folks. I believe that is why I enjoy doing so much work for the club. I believe we are special group of people, with many talents, and we are fortunate that they share those talents.

Mary Jean - Skiddoo Editor






"The thing I value the most about this club is the great people involved!"



I have been a member of the ski club for many years. I don't downhill ski anymore but love to cross country and snow shoe. I went on my first out-west trip with the club to Vail this year! I enjoy all the on/off season activities. There is such a variety of choices, anyone can find something they enjoy doing. The thing I value the most about this club is the great people involved! They are friendly, helpful and supportive as well as a great deal of fun!