December News Letter 2017

 

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Message From the President  by Kathy Beaudry (aka Queenie)

 

A big thank you to all of you who contributed to the collection we did in memory of George Z. We ended up collecting $275 for a donation to Joliet Hospice. What a great way to honor a founding member our club!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and hope you enjoy this festive season with family and friends.  

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Social Events by John Ruffner

 

Feel the chill.... let it snow!

Game night at the Ruffner’s was another great get together. Always good food, and friendship.

Our next Meet and Eat will be Thursday December 7th, 6 pm. at Heroe’s West.

The Madrigal Dinner is December 16th at the Billie Limacker Theatre, at 7pm. It’s $31.50 p.p. Make checks out to John Ruffner. Cut off date for sign up is December 1st. Call John, an leave a message please.  Dinner includes: Ham, Turkey, potatoes, carrots, bread, fruit salad, bread pudding, punch, Wassel, iced tea, and coffee. No credit cards, checks only please.

There is a Holiday Wine and Spirits tasting event on Tuesday December 5th, 6-8pm, at the Inwood Golf Club. It’s $10.00 p.p. Sounds like a nice evening! 

Wishing you all a Happy Holiday season.

Always social, John

 Have fun, Be safe, and Enjoy!!!    

 

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From the Editor by Ron Dewey

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

It is the Friday after thanksgiving as I write this. Many of the Ski areas in the Midwest are opening this weekend. Welch Village, Lutsen, and Schuss Mountian to name some. Already in Canada the ski resorts in Baniff are all open, as well as others. This looks like it is going to be a good ski season. Do not miss out on the fun: sign-up ASAP.

Our club has week trips planned to Banff and Steamboat and we have some opening but time is running short. Any spots that have not sold will have to be released soon. Contact Jim Boisso ASAP at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you want to go on one or both of these trips.

Our weekend trips are to Welch Village and Indianhead/ Blackjack. Welch Village has 34 people signed-up and will close sign-ups on December 5. The Indianhead/Blackjack trip needs a few more people. Contact Sherry ASAP at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Joliet Ski Club Member Success Story by Debbie Hylek

Congratulations to our Webmaster; Earley Coleman!   Earley was part of the Pilcher Park Neighborhood Group who "were instrumental in helping the park district review and hone plans for the park improvements"; per Tom Carstens, Joliet Park District Executive Director. Renovations were part of a bond referendum approved in 2014 for capital improvements throurghout Joliet. A celebration was held on Saturday, November 18th, which Earley helped cut the blue ribbon to officially re-open the park with major improvements, including; new gates at entrances to the park, repaving of park roads and improvements to hiking trails. If you missed it; a full article was published in the Joliet Herald News on Sunday, November 19th in which Earley was mentioned! Great job, Earley! How about a JSC summer picnic next year at the park? 

 

It is never to early to make sure your skis and boots are ready for ski season!

 

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Hello!!! Joliet Ski Club Members. by Craig Lichtenwalter

Applications can be found attached to e-mail newsletters, or on the web site. Renew and be part of the fun!
 The Joliet Ski Club / Be a paid members for the 2017-18 Ski Club year. We are looking forward to more memberships returning and new members.
Thank you, if you have already sent in your membership. Craig Lichtenwalter, Membership Director.

  

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CMSC Events and News: 

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

 

SPRING FLING 2018: COPPER MOUNTAIN April 11- April 16, 2018

Contact: Larry Douglas  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Wednesday to Monday trip. Price: $880.00PP.
If you are interest in this trip contact Larry Douglas This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ASAP like now, to see if this trip is still open. 40 spots reserved, staying in the Village. 4 days of skiing, wine and cheese reception. See the CMSC Website under “CMSC Events” for details, as well as Trip application, Waivers, and flyers. 5 nights in 2 bedroom condos. The pricing using Southwest will take the trip down to $880.00 PP.

 The CMSC European tripto Kitzbühel, Austria is also open for sign-ups. Sign up as individuals with CMSC. See the CMSC website for information under events. There were only 6 spots available as of May 20, more spots can be arranged. If you sign-up after the present spots are full, you will be placed on a standby list until new spots are procured, you will then be contacted.  

 

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Week Trips by Jim Boisso


The Joliet Ski Club has signed up for 10 spots for Chicago Week 2018 at Steamboat in Colorado, February 24 to March 3, we selected 4 different hotels/condos depending on our spot in the lineup. The price will depend on the hotel/condos, and will include air, ground transfers in Colorado, seven nights lodging, a 5 out of 6 day lift ticket, a welcome reception, a mountain lunch, two après ski parties, and a dinner banquet. Sign up at a club meeting, the Initial deposit is $50 per skier.

 

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 BANFF, ALBERTA, CANADA by Jim Boisso

JANUARY 13 - 20, 2018 Saturday to Saturday

Double check your PASSPORT it should be good for 6 months after we return. Do it NOW. Normal renewal time is 2 months.

Trip Includes: Air via United O’Hare to Calgary.
Ground Transport: Joliet to O’Hare, Calgary to Banff.
Seven Nights Lodging at Ptarmigan Inn Downtown Banff. Based on Double Adult Occupancy. Bed rooms reserved: 7 double queens, and 3 kings (first come first served).
Full breakfast, Carumba Restaurant onsite, wireless internet, free evening shuttle, sauna, two indoor hot tubs, ski lockers, fitness center, maid service, laundry, walking distance to shops.

Welcome Party.
5 of 6 day lifts good at Lake Louise, Sunshine Village, and Mt. Norquay. Senior rate for those 65 plus years young.
Resort Bus pass for week.
Trip insurance available: Travelex $105.

Based on 20 skiers:
Total full price: $1,350.00 Senior full price: $1,325
Price no lifts: $1,085     Price lodge and lifts: $710.   Price lodge, lifts, 65+ $685.
Trip insurance available: Travelex $105.  

Payment Schedule:

Deposit due at sign up: $ 340.00

Second payment due Sept. 21, 2017 $340.00.   Third payment due Oct. 19, 2017 $340.00.    Final payment due Nov. 16, 2017 Balance Due.

Make check out to Joliet Ski Club note BANFF
Final Date to Sign up without a penalty is October 5, 2017, and with a penalty is November 30,2017. Make sure your membership is up to date.

Make payments at meetings, or mail to James Boisso, Contact at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Lake Louise resort: Base 5400 feet, Vertical 3250 feet, Top 8650 feet. 4200 skiable acres supports 145 runs and bowls, 10 lifts serve 25% beginner, 45% intermediate, 30% advanced. Sunshine Village Resort Base 5440 feet, Vertical 3500 feet, Top 8955 feet, gondola, high speed quads, 3360 acres with 115 runs and glades, 20% beginner, 55% intermediate, 25% advanced. Mt. Norquay Base 5500 feet, Vertical 1650 feet, Top 8040 feet, 160 acres with 60 runs, 29% beginner, 21% intermediate, 48% advanced.

  

 

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO

February 24 - March 3, 2018 CMSC

Price: $1,590.00  Ten spots reserved for club !!!


Trip includes:

Round trip Air via: Southwest from Midway to Denver
Ground transportation: Denver to lodging
Seven nights lodging at Timber Run Condos, 1-3 bedroom, full kitchens, high speed internet, gas fire places, ski storage, private shuttle to hill and around town in evening, on city bus route, lounge, outdoor heated pool, 3 outdoor hot tubs, sauna, change room, daily maid service, laundry.
Five of six days lifts with sixth day at $23 in advance
Welcome reception, mountain lunch, Après party, Pub crawl, dinner banquet with music and dancing.

Ground transport Joliet to Midway is optional with the cost number dependent.

Payment Schedule:
Deposit on sign up: $400 Second payment Sept. 21: $400 Third payment Oct. 19: $400 Balance due Dec. 21: $390

Make checks out to Joliet Ski club note Steamboat CMSC

Last Day To Sign Up Nov. 16, 2017

Payments are taken at all meetings, as we would really love to see you, or can be mailed to PO Box 2542, Joliet, IL 60434-2542.
• Checks made payable to Joliet Ski Club
• Note trip name on the memo line.
• One trip per check.
• Payment may include all in your party.

Or contact the Trip Coordinator James Boisso, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ,

Steamboat base elevation 6900 feet, vertical 3670 feet, summit at 10,570 feet, mid- mountain 9080 feet. Beginner 14%, Intermediate 42%, Advanced 44%. 2965 acres. Lifts include a gondola, high speed six, six high speed quads, six triple chairs and two double chairs. Après dining over 100 restaurants and bars serving all culinary tastes. 

   

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Weekend Trips  by Noelle Newman

 

Welch Village Ski & Snowboard Area  Red Wing, Minnesota

January 5th - 7th, 2018

Price is $295 per adult, $220 per child staying with 2 adults in their room.

Closing trip Dec 5, we have 34 people. Complete detail for this trip can be found on the website or November Newsletter.
All payments need to be in by the next club meeting, Dec 21st.
All meal selections must be turned in by Dec 21st or you get a plain hamburger w/fries.

 We all know and love this trip. Again, we were able to pre-purchase 30 lift tickets per day at a discounted price.

!! Amazing !!  I know this trip sells itself, but we are already at 30 people. Additional sign ups are now $350 adult / $270 child due to the difference in lift tickets.
Price of the trip for the first 30 people is $295.00 per adult, and $220.00 per child in a room with 2 adults.

Thank you to Sherry and Queenie for taking care of that!. Noelle

 

Your trip begins:
Transportation: 6PM Friday night, bus departs from Knights of Columbus @ Infantry Drive on Lamers coach.
Box Dinner: catered by Doing Thyme through K of C. Meals options will be available at a later date.
• Water furnished on bus, all other beverages are BYOB.
• Two days of lift tickets (discounted for the first 30 skiers).
• Rentals and lesson information available upon request. Cost is not includled. or visit:  http://www.welchvillage.com .
Two Nights Lodging: is at the Super 8 in Red Wing, MN (651-388-0491). Indoor pool and hot tub available.
• Saturday and Sunday continental breakfast is available.
Saturday dinner: is on your own – restaurants within walking distance or order in. There is also Liberty Restaurant that has a shuttle for transportation to/from. All are good eats.

Trip pricing is based on 25 seats. Price is $295 per adult, $220 per child staying with adults in their room.
We have lift tickets for up to 30 skiers. Each individual skier over the 30th spot will be $350 due to the difference in lift tickets.
Scheduled payments:
• Initial deposit at sign up $50  • September 21, 2017 $100  • October 19, 2017 $100  • Balance due November 16, 2017 (trip will be closed by December 5th)

Payments are taken at all meetings, as we would really love to see you, or can be mailed to PO Box 2542, Joliet, IL 60434-2542.
• Checks made payable to Joliet Ski Club
• Note trip name on the memo line.
• One trip per check.
• Payment may include all in your party.

Trip must be paid in full one month prior to departure.
Your Welch trip leader, Noelle 

 

 

Indianhead/Blackjack Resorts, Upper Peninsula, Michigan

February 9-11, 2018.

Sherry Lepacik, Trip Leader. Staying at Indianhead Resort
Trip Price: is $420 for adults, Child prices available on request.


This Trip will includes:
Round trip: coach bus, leaving the Knights of Columbus at 6 pm on Friday Night. Water on the bus.

This trip will NOT be including dinner on Friday evening, you will be on your own for that.

Two nights lodging: based on 2 adults per room.
Two 2 Lift tickets: and the shuttle that runs every 1/2 hour to Blackjack resort.
Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday Morning. Dinner Saturday evening.

Lesson and Rental prices available.

Payments are taken at all meetings, as we would really love to see you, or can be mailed to PO Box 2542, Joliet, IL 60434-2542.
• Checks made payable to Joliet Ski Club
• Note trip name on the memo line.
• One trip per check.
• Payment may include all in your party.

Questions please contact: Sherry Lepacik

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T-Shirts

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!

 

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December 2017 WWW.JOLIETSKICLUB.ORG VOL 48 NO. 7

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

November has 8 club members that have a Birthday, so say Happy Birthday to them this month !!!

The deadline for the January newsletter is Friday December 22.

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.

!!! MEETING PLACE !!!

Normal Schedule:
THE THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH !!! 
Knights of Columbus on Infantry Drive south of Jefferson Street in Joliet at 7PM