May News Letter 2018


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Message From the President  by Kathy Beaudry (aka Queenie)

 Thank you to all the members who showed up for election night! We had a wonderful turn out. I guess we should offer a free drink more often!! I would also like to thank the three outgoing board members for their time serving on the board.
 Remember that starting in May our monthly meetings will be held in the bar area. It is still important to attend these meetings so you can give your input for planning the upcoming ski season and social events. We need and value your ideas! Hope you all have a great May!



Social Events by John Ruffner


I sure hope spring has finally arrived. It’s been a long winter, but for you skiers, you probably aren’t complaining much, as the slopes are still open as I write this. 
There will not be a Meet and Eat in May, because the Kentucky Derby party will be on Saturday May 5th. at 4:00pm. Debbie and Jack will host this year. It is also Cinco de Mayo. Please bring a dish to pass, Race tickets will be available for $2.00 each. Ladies wear your hats!. Race is at 5:30.  RSVP to Debbie. It’s always a good time.

We can do a group nite on the dates I picked for each event. You will need to purchase your own tickets. Information as follows:

           The Joliet Drama Guild presents the musical “Fantastics”. My pick is Friday, May 11th, at 7:30pm. at the Billie Limacher theatre, 201 W. Jefferson St. Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased on line at
           The Morris theatre guild presents “Postmortem “ a Sherlock Holmes suspense-mystery. My pick is Friday May 25th at 7:30. Tickets are usually $15.00. You can call 1-815-942-1966, probably leave a message and they call you back, or go on line at Directions are Rt. 47 south to just before the river bridge. Turn right on Illinois Ave. go all the way down, it’s across and down from the museum.
           The Joliet Museum Rooftop Summer Music Series starts Thursday May 24th, at 7:30 with South Side Exiles playing. Doors open at 6:45. Beer and wine available for purchase. Members $8.00, General Public $10.00. This is a once a month event, and really nice to go to.

Any questions you can call John R.

 Have fun, Be safe, and Enjoy!!!    



From the Editor by Ron Dewey

Memberships expire June 30th, Please renew.
Applications can be found on the web site. Renew and be part of the fun!

The deadline for the May newsletter is Tuesday, May 22. 


2018-19 Election News

       The Executive Board members elected at the April meeting for the 2018-2019 year are as follows:


 President: Kathy Beaudry

Vice-President: Brent Radomski

Secretary: Deb Hylek

 Treasurer: Pam Bishop

Week Trip Director: Jim Boisso

 Weekend Trip Director: Noelle Newman

 Day Trip director: Position Open

Membership Director: Judy McCarthy

 Social Director: John Ruffner

 Newsletter Editor: Ron Dewey

 Webmaster: This is an appointed position anyone interested contact an Executive Committee member after the election.

  New officer contact information will be printed in the June newsletter. 

  Audit Committee

       An audit of the books will need to be performed in June. We will need volunteers to do the audit. I believe it is one board member and one       regular member. Of course, Pam Bishop and myself will be there as well.
      The audit is planned for the week of June 11th; the specific date to be determined by the group at the general May 17th meeting. Thank you!   Salle Rorie, outgoing Treasurer. 



Ride of Silence  by Sara Jo Briese

Joliet, Illinois will be participating in the Ride of Silence, honoring the memory of Jan Briese. In May, 2005, while leading her Thursday morning Joliet Bicycle Club ride as she had for the past 12+ years, Jan was struck and killed by 88 year old motorist, Jan was stuck and killed by a motorist.
Please join cyclists worldwide in a silent, slow-paced ride (max. 12 mph) at this memorial for all fallen cyclists who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways. Last year the Ride of Silence took place in 390 cities (including cities in all 50 US states) in 22 countries on 7 continents. (see for other locations and information).

Ride of Silence, Joliet, IL
Date: May 16, 2018

Time: 6:45 P.M. line up; 7:00 P.M. prompt ride begins 

Where: Joliet, Illinois - Memorial Stadium, 3000 W. Jefferson Street (Rt. 52) Distance: 9 miles

For more information, contact Sara Jo Briese, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 815-715-2851.

The Ride of Silence is a free ride. There is no brochure, no sponsor, no registration fee and no t- shirt. The ride, which is being held during Bike Safety month, aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways. The ride is also a chance to show respect for those who have been killed or injured.




CMSC Events and News: 

Visit the CMSC website at  for
events and trips that may be of interest to you.


The CMSC is going back to the Southside! Come join us as the White Sox take on the LA Angels on Saturday September 8, 2018. We will meet at 4:00 pm for a Tailgate party sponsored by Mammoth Mountain Resort. There will be burgers, hot dogs, brats, soft drinks and water provided. BYOB. The game is at 6:10. The seats are in the left field bleachers. All this for $22.00.

Contact:  Mike Thomas for tickets 630-640-5989,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Week Trips by Jim Boisso

The club is looking for suggestions for the 2018-19 season week trips. Let Jim know which resorts you would like the club to look into at the May 19th seminar. There are two more meetings to bring up your ideas, or email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Please note that CMSC will be going to Aspen-Snowmass in February 2019. Let Jim know if you are interested in this trip. We would like to get a count of possible
participants, so the club can make a deposit at the seminar. This will not commit you to the trip, but will help Jim know how many spots the club may be able to fill.





We have found a place to get t-shirts, sweatshirts etc! BIG FROG of Shorewood. at 1141 Brook Forest in Shorewood, right behind Portillos. They have numerous styles to choose from. Custom T-shirts shop for members to order shirts. Shirts can be purchased individually; from what they have in the store or they can also be ordered from a catalog. – we don't need a minimum order. They have our new logo on file – just go in and choose a shirt and decide where and how big you want the logo. Turn around time is usually 24 hours. Trot on over and see what you can find. Let's advertise our Club by wearing JSC shirts!




This, That, and Whatever I Can Use to Fill the Space Below by Ron Dewey:

May has 3 club members that have a Birthday, so say Happy Birthday to them this month !!!

The deadline for the May newsletter is Tuesday May 22nd. 

On the Website there is a new area called "For Sale". Anyone can list things they want to sell. For details and information, on the website, place the curser over EVENTS, then find "!!!! For Sale !!!!" under Social Meetings. If your looking to buy you may find it there.


Normal Schedule:
Knights of Columbus on Infantry Drive south of Jefferson Street in Joliet at 7PM