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President's Message for April

Marty Stimson | Published on 3/31/2024

Happy greetings to all from your club President. When you get a 60’s plus sunny day in February you take advantage of a little deck time in the sun. Now it’s April already and so thankful how well my last three months have gone. I am finally feeling a lot better since all my radiation and chemo treatments were completed the 15th of March. So, I’m back starting off with writing this month’s President’s Message and very happy to be back at it. I do have my tired days but overall, I’m doing really good. I am looking forward to seeing everyone again soon, and personally thanking everyone for all the cards and prayers. I cannot begin to say how much they have meant to us – and still do.

I have sure enjoyed seeing the pictures and articles of all the activities and trips the club has done in my absence. In just the first three months of the year, there was a great weekend “Ski and Fun” trip to Minneapolis, a hockey game night, and two weeklong ski trips - one to Beaver Creek and one to Telluride, Colorado. That doesn’t even include the monthly member meetings, nothing nights every Wednesday, and the monthly culinary dining nights out. What club could you be a part of where you have so much to do and the year has only just begun. Writing this is my reminder too of how great a club we really have. I also know that all this doesn’t just magically happen so my huge Thankyou to all our board, and all our trip and activity chairs.

So, to all those that enjoy running our trips and wonder where are we going next year, don’t despair as we are narrowing our list of both ski and non-ski trip ideas. Whitefish, Montana is looking to be our big west trip. It’s been 10 or more years since we last went there but I remember how fun it was. The skiing was great, and I know they have added even more runs and lifts plus the village area is even better. We did talk about doing just one big ski trip next year but if we have enough interest and a trip chair we could do a drive yourself trip to a Colorado resort that has nice and good value off mountain condo with good shuttle runs to the mountain. This could be a good second trip option so we could get two ski trips in.

Then to our nonski trips. We are still looking at another motor coach trip with one choice to the southern plantations and New Orleans areas. For a second trip, we are looking at a Canadian Rockies by Rail trip or a New England States tour, or other locations so stay tuned as we narrow down our choices.

Article by Marty Stimson