Sat Nov 18 Meeting and Annual Food Drive
The Thanksgiving Ski Club meeting once again lived up to its "Outdoor Fun People" motto. While there was no turkey in any potluck entree, there was a tacky inflatable turkey to remind us of the season.
The holiday season is one of giving thanks and reflection. It is not about possessions but the experiences and people in our lives that give life true meaning. Over the years the ski club has provided us with affordable trips and the opportunity to make new friendships.
Many of us have been on a chair lift with a certain ski club member who on a bluebird ski day would say " I wonder what the poor people are doing today". We feel rich having good health, friends to travel with, the finances and time off to enjoy these trips. It is fortunate that we have club members who "live like no one else so that they can give like no one else". ESIC members filled four big trips and managed to donate over $675.00 and counting to the Linn County Food Bank. The donations are still coming in along with many lbs. of canned goods. Volunteers headed up by Pat Boland are bell ringing at Theisen’s NE December 1 & 2 to raise money for the Salvation Army to help those in need.
Update your calendars with the ugly sweater contest at the December 16 meeting. Be sure to allocate time to fine tune your soup and chili recipes for the competitive prize-winning soup and chili cook off at the January meeting at the pavilion at Wanatee park in Marion. Bring your sleds, x-country skis, snow shoes and future ski club members. Let's continue the fun in 2024!
Article by Tim Gull, EISC House & Clinics