September News Letter 2018


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Message From the President  by Kathy Beaudry (aka Queenie)


Make sure to mark your calendar for our September ski club meeting! Thursday, September 20 will be our annual Trip Kickoff meeting with a free drink, AND buy one get one free 50/50 raffle tickets for all current members. Jim and Noelle have been busy working on our week and weekend trips for the 2019 ski season. I’m hearing that one of our most popular weekend trips is selling FAST so you better come check it out before it is too late!! The week trips to Mammoth and Aspen are also getting some signups, so even though it seems way too early to be thinking of snow ❄ , it’s time to start planning for your ski season!! Check out the details for all of our week and weekend trips in this months newsletter. If you haven’t renewed your membership for this year Judy, our membership director, will have membership forms and will gladly take your membership dues. Hope to see all of you at our September meeting!

My knee replacement surgery went great, and I am making steady progress in my rehab. I’m already practicing walking with a cane so hopefully I will be out and about soon!



Social Events by John Ruffner


This has been a busy summer. Hope you all got to do some fun things.

Labor Day Cookout will be hosted by Annette and John on September 3rd at 3:00 pm. Hamburgers, brats, and hotdogs will be grilling. Bring a side dish to pass. BYOB as usual. Please RSVP, let us know what you are bringing. Come hungry!!

Our Meet and Eat will be at a new place this month. We will meet at Backroads, in Plainfield on Thursday the 6th at 6 pm. Address is, 13717 S. Rt. 30. Skylar is working there, so heard it’s pretty good.

Grundy Co. Corn Festival is September 26-30.
There are different activities going on each day, a craft/flea market on Saturday north on 47 to the fair grounds, with the parade at 2:00 on Sunday. Lots of food all week. It’s a good time. for all that’s going on.

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 ASAP.
Applications can be found on the web site. Renew and be part of the fun!

If you do not renew before the October Newsletter is ready to send out, the September Newsletter will be the last one you will receive, until you renew.

The deadline for the October Newsletter is Saturday, September 22. 

From Noelle Newman: Any collected hotel toiletries that you are not using or have collected and don't want, can be given to Noelle to be given to the Daybreak Shelter in Joliet. 



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.  Need to register before August 8.  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.

CMSC European Trip to Selva Val Gardena and Florence, Italy, January 11-22, 2019. $2708 includes Florence, and much more. There are 74 signed up out of 84 spaces as of August 14. See the CMSC website at click on CMSC Events-Europe trip for details.
CMSC Spring Fling to Breckenridge, Colorado, April 6-11. $705+airfare. Four days of skiing. See the CMSC website for details. 

To sign up go to, click on CMSC Events on left menu, then on European trip menu and follow the flyer to application and waiver, print all three for payment schedule. ALSO double check your passport it should not expire before July 2019. You need to send checks to Randy Baustert at his address, not to Joliet Ski Club.



Week Trips by Jim Boisso 

For both trips, make the checks payable to the Joliet Ski Club with the trip name on the
memo line. Bring payments to the meeting or mail to the address below.


Saturday to Saturday. Price is based on 20 skiers.

Prices: single adult $1595, Senior 65+ $1540, Non skier $1290.

All tips and gratuities included.


Trip Leader: James Boisso This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Price includes:
Southwest Air - round trip Midway/Denver/Reno.,  Ground transport to Mammoth Lakes.
Five of seven days lifts.
Six nights at Mammoth Mountain Inn across road from main lodge, based on double adult occupancy, two double beds or a queen bed.
The Inn has a banquet room, lounge, sport shop, restaurant, game room, three indoor hot tubs, heated outdoor pool, ski tune room, laundry, bar and pub, on red shuttle route.,  A breakfast buffet is available at $23/day., 

Other activities at Mammoth Lakes:
Gondola ride to top, snow shoeing on groomed trails, snowmobiling, snow bikes-fat tires, snow cats tours, ice skating, snow tubing, dog sleds.

There is a $400 Deposit to place your name on the list,

Payments Due On:

$400 due 20 September 2018,     $400 due 18 October 2018,    Balance due 15 November 2018



Inn is at 8900 feet above sea level.,   Lowest spot on mountain is 7950 feet.,   Top is 11,055 feet.,   Vertical rise is 3100 feet.
Average snow fall 30 feet.,   Skiable acreage is 3500+.,   Average number of sunny days per year is 300.,   29 lifts - express six pack,     8 express quads, 7 triples, 3 gondolas, 5 doubles, 4 surface. 25% beginner, 40% intermediate, 20% advanced, 15% expert, terrain park.
Nine places to dine on the hill and base areas.

Protect your skin with high number SPF. Protect your eyes with proper sunglasses or goggles. Altitude increases the suns UV rays damaging properties.


Week Trips by Jim Boisso


  FEBRUARY 23  -  MARCH 2, 2019

Joliet has fourteen spots reserved:

Price single adult: $2000; extra ski day w/ 35 day advance notice $71
Senior price (65+ as of 22 Feb.’19): $1930; extra day ski w/ 35 day notice $57 Adult non skier or with IKON Pass: $1730, Senior 65+ with IKON Pass: $1660.

Price includes:
Round Trip Air on Southwest or United into Denver (Air into Aspen available at extra cost) Round Trip Bus Transport (Colorado)
A five out of six day lift ticket (Aspen/Ajax, Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands, Snowmass)
Welcome Reception, Mountain Tours, One Mountain Lunch, NASTAR, Pub Crawl, Two Après Ski Parties, a Banquet Dinner with Music and Dancing, CMSC Event Credential
Seven Nights Lodging at The Gant based on multiple occupancy (3 bedroom/3 bath Condo, we have one reserved, and 2 bedroom/2 bath Condo, we have two units reserved.)
The condos have a full kitchen, fireplace, balcony/patio, Concierge, valet, bell service, and shuttle service 7am - 11pm. There are two outdoor heated pools, three outdoor hot tubs, and a fitness center. The Gant is located two blocks from downtown Aspen and Silver Queen Gondola, nightlife, and restaurants.

There is a $400 Deposit to place your name on the list, then payments, with amounts depending on the price you pay,

Payments Due On:
September 20,2018,   October 18, 2018,   November 15, 2018,   December 20, 2018.

A CMSC Waiver and Information sheet required. Travel Insurance is also available.
Make checks payable to Joliet Ski Club with Aspen CMSC on the memo line.
Trip Leader: James Boisso,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Stay tuned for more information.  Questions call or email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Let your body adjust, don’t over do it first few days. Avoid alcohol, sleeping pills, and caffeine. Diamox can be take two days prior.
SYMTOMS OF ALTITUDE SICKNESS: usually in first few days: feels like hangover, dizzy, headaches, muscle aches, nausea, trouble sleeping.
TREAT ALTITUDE SICKNESS: Drink plenty of water during the entire day. Peppermint tea, licorice, lemon raw, ginger.




Weekend Trips by Noelle Newman

Welch Village Ski & Snowboard Area – Red Wing, MN

January 4-6, 2019

Skiers 1-30: Adult $295 / Child $220 staying with 2 adults in their room. This price includes lift tickets

It’s that time of year again and our first weekend trip to start the season off is a favorite for us all!
***Please note that this is a group trip with the JSC only. It is not a registered group with Welch due to us pre-purchasing lift tickets @ a cheaper than group rate***

Your trip begins:

  • 6 PM Friday night, bus departs from Knights of Columbus on Infantry Drive on Lamers coach.
  • Box dinner catered by Doing Thyme through K of C. Meal options will be available later. 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 or visit: http:// Rentals will not be at a group rate unless we have 15 or more rentals. Please note that they do have a lift ticket/rental/lesson package that may work better for you and you can pre-register for a discount as well. If you are renting let me know and I can see if we can get a cheaper rental rate for you.
  • Lodging is at the Super 8 in Red Wing, MN (651-388-0491). Indoor pool and hot tub available 24hrs a day.
  • Saturday and Sunday continental breakfast available starting @ 6AM.
  • Saturday dinner is on your own – restaurants within walking distance or order in. Liberty Restaurant has a shuttle for transportation to/from. All are good eats.
  • Bowling across the street. Saturday game night.

Trip pricing is based on 30 seats. We have pre-purchased 30 lift tickets at a discounted price of $30 per day. This is a cheaper rate than the group rate offered by Welch.

Prices are:

  • Skiers 1-30: Adult $295 / Child $220 staying with 2 adults in their room. This price includes lift tickets
  • Skiers 31+ and non-skier: Adult $235 / Child $160 staying with 2 adults in their room. This DOES NOT include lift tickets. You have the option to pre-purchase your own discounted lift tickets online through (The lift tickets will not be $30 but will be cheaper than purchasing them at the resort. Ticket window pricing is $58, ages 13-61; Age 5-12 and senior $48)

Scheduled payments: $50 due at sign up, September 20, 2018,     $125 due October 18, 2018,    Balance due November 15, 2018,  $120

(trip will be closed by December 4th).

This trip was announced in the August Newsletter, and sign-ups opened at the August meeting. The first 30 spots have been filled. You may still sign-up and purchase your own lift tickets online. Online lift ticket sales for Welch Village have not yet started.

Also from Noelle Newman: Any collected hotel toiletries that you are not using or have collected and don't want, can be given to Noelle to be given to the Daybreak Shelter in Joliet.




Cascade Mountain Resort — Wisconsin

January 26-27, 2019


This trip will open at the September meeting.

The second weekend trip will be to Cascade Mountain, since we have not been there in a while, and they have added new runs. The trip leaves the Knights of Columbus at 12 pm Saturday, no lunch will be included on the bus, and returns Sunday night. We will be staying just one night.
We will be staying at the Days Inn Windsor, 6311 Rostad Dr, Windsor, WI 608-554-1972. Check-in is at 3 pm. The hotel is 30 minutes before you get to Cascade.

The hotel has a Pool/hot tub/elevator and has a basic continental breakfast w/waffle maker. There is a restaurant right outside hotel, the Roadside Grill. Dinner on your own.

If there is enough interest we will have the bus run to Cascade Saturday night for night skiing and tubing at extra cost.


  • With 20 skiers:  $230 adult,  $155 child 13+,  $107 child 12 and under ski free.
  • With 25 skiers:  $210 adult,  $135 child 13+,  $90 child 12 and under.
  • With 30 skiers:  $190 adult,  $120 child 13+,  $75 child 12 and under.





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:

August has 4 club members that have a Birthday, so say Happy Birthday to them this month !!!

The deadline for the October newsletter is Saturday September 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