August News Letter 2022


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                                                 !!! Meeting Schedule !!!

                                                    Meetings are the Third
                                                   Thursday of every month
                                                at - 7 pm.





*** Meeting Place ***


Meetings are now held at Jameson’s Pub, 2755 Black Road, Joliet, in their private meeting room. 

Important Notice: Future meetings will be the third Thursday of the Month. .

They are not charging us for the room and there is no minimum food or drink purchase required. I would suggest that we patronize them by ordering drinks perhaps partaking a meal before the meeting.


Message From the President  by Jim Boisso

Thank you to everyone who came to the picnic , it was a great success, easy to get to, and great to see old friends. Right now, your kids and grandkids are all returning to school, so this is a perfect time to start planning on your winter activities.

Below you will find a flyer for Sun Peaks BC, Canada for 2 – 9 February of 2023, please consider this trip as a way to restart our post-Covid drought from the ski hills. Within the newsletter is also my final plea for those who may wish to join me in celebrating my bucket list trip for September 2023 to the rivers of Europe.

Our Mammoth trip with CMSC is filled but we can get more spots, also be looking ahead to 2024 to BANFF, Canada, we have twelve spots reserved.

       Be Young at Heart.

P.S. be thinking about next years ski trips you may want to take with the club.

Your pres, Jim B.



Social Events by John & Annette Ruffner 

🌞 🌷Greetings on a hot summer day!🌷 🌞 

      Yes, it’s been hot and muggy, but it’s summer in Illinois! Hope you enjoyed the 4th of July.
Last months Meet and Eat at the Slammers game didn’t pan out well, as we were the only ones that enjoyed the game. It was a warm evening, but even though they lost the game 7-6, it was a close one. Super Dave invited us up to a sky box. We had a visit from JL Bird and Spikes. JL was hungry...but he did spit him
out, lol.😝 We will try for another game on August 16.

Meet and Eat will be at Station One restaurant at 15025 Des Plaines, Plainfield, 6:00. We have been there before, it was good. See the menu at,

AUGUST 6, SATURDAY🍺 🌭 🎸 Attention beer drinkers Morris is having a Beer Festival in Goold park from 3-7pm, with 40
vendors including food and cold beers. Entertainment is by the Scott & Jimmy K Show, Poke the Bear, and Wicked Vic. Tickets needed, but not finding any info at this time. Bring chairs and enjoy!

AUGUST 11, THURSDAY🎼 🎷 🎻 🎺 🎼 Morris will have the Del Bergeson Orchestra on the court house lawn from 6:30-8:00. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy! (It will move to the high school if it rains.)

AUGUST 12, FRIDAY🎼 🎷 🎻 🎺 🎼
The Joliet Historical Museum Rooftop music will be Chicago Blues Angels band. Opens at 6:30, music at 7:00. Food and drinks available. $10.00 non member, $8.00 members. Preregistration is recommended. 815-723-5201

The 3 French Hens Country Market will be taking place at Jennifer’s Garden at 555 Gore Rd. in Morris from 8 am to 2 pm. I think it’s $5.00 to get in. Also the Cruise Night in downtown Morris starts around 5 pm till around 8pm. Last month they had 977 entries. Wow!

AUGUST 16, TUESDAY,   "SLAMMERS GAME"    ⚾🍔⚾🌭⚾🍺⚾🍷⚾🥤⚾🍿⚾🥨⚾
Let’s try another $2.00 Tuesday at a Slammers game. Game time is 6:35, playing the Gateway Grizzlies. To order tickets call the Slammers at 815-722-2287 or buy them game day for $3.00 each.
You can pay at will call when you pick them up, or have them emailed to you, when you use a credit card. Our seats are in section 106. Hope to see you there to cheer on the Slammers! 

🎼🎹🎼🥁🎼🎺🎿  Your Social Team,😜😊🎼🎹🎼🥁🎼🎺 🎸

🎸🥁🎷🍺👨  John & Annette, Social Director 👩 🍷⛷ 😷 👍



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!

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 September Newsletter is Monday, August 22nd.

 Send articles and pictures to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and put “JSC Newsletter” on the subject line. 

You do not have to wait until the 22nd to send something to me. Editor 

        Memo:   Payments for all Joliet Ski Club trips 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 the trip name on the memo line. One trip per check.
Payment may include all in your party. The payment schedule is determined by the trip leader. Each Trip must be paid in full one month prior to departure.

Now is the time to make sure your Skis, Board, and boots are ready for the coming ski season.



Editor's Notes !!!


Email Addresses:
If you change your email address, please let me know your new address ASAP. This will insure that you will not miss any important news blasts or newsletters. Also, if you do not receive your newsletter by the 1st of the month or recieve meeting reminders notices before the meeting email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let me know.  "Editor"




!!! Please Check Details !!!

Details for all CMSC Events and Trips can be found on the CMSC website, .

  • The Cubs vs. the Colorado Rockies game on Sunday, September 18 at 1:20pm. See the CMSC website for details.
  • The CMSC Ski and Ride Magazine is now available on the CMSC website.
  • CMSC Picnic is at Norge Ski Club, on August 27, 2022. You must register (free) on the CMSC website to attend. Gate opens at noon. Free food at 2:30 pm, but BYOB. Entertainment provided by a DJ, and a ski jumping exhibition at 4 pm. For more details and to register go to the CMSC Website under CMSC Events.
  • European Trip 2023 will be to Ischgl, Austria and Prague, Czech Republic, January 27-February 8. See the CMSC website for details.
  • Chicago Week 2023 will be to Mammoth, CA. February 25-March 4. We are going on this trip as a club. See the article on below and the CMSC website for more details.
  • The 2023 CMSC Spring Fling will be to Park City from April 1-6. For details go to the CMSC Website.
  • Chicago Week 2024 will be to Banff, Canada, February 25-March 2. Something to think about.
  • The CMSC Ski and Ride Magazine is now available on the CMSC website.. 


CMSC Chicago Week to Mammoth Mountain
February 25 to March 4, 2023

     We have filled all 10 spaces we reserved on this trip. We should be able to get more spaces for anyone that wants to go.

The flights and ground prices are locked in. Price for double occupancy Queen size beds $2,259 per skier, King size bedroom $2,429 per skier. Check with Jim for price reductions for Ikon, 80+ years old, Seniors 65-79, non Chicago flyers and/or bus travelers.

Deposit $300; 2nd payment $350, July 21; 3rd payment $350, September 15; 4th payment $350, October 20; 5th payment $350, November 17; balance due, December 15.

To see trip details go to the CMSC home page, find and click on CMSC Events, then find and click on Chicago Week 2023.

Anyone wishing to sign up for the Chicago Week 2023 Mammoth Mountain trip or has questions please contact Jim Boisso at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,




February 2 – 9, 2023



Round trip air via Alaska Air

Round trip ground Kelowna Airport to Cahilty Hotel about 3 hours.

Seven nights lodging based on double adult occupancy

Five-day Adult lift (more days available), All Taxes and Tips

Seven hot breakfasts at Hotel

Prices: Adult $1750, Senior 65+ $1690, Non skier $1135, Adult Six day $1820, Senior Six day $1760.

All prices based on sixteen skiers. Airfare is not finalized.

PAYMENTS:   Deposit $350          

$350 August 18,  $350 September 15,   $350 October 20 ,  $350 November 17,  $350 December 15.

Make all checks payable to Joliet Ski Club Trip Leader Jim Boisso  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Twenty feet of average snow fall, 4270 skiable acres, 10% green, 58% blue, 24% black, 8% d-black. 13 lifts 138 trails, 20+ cafes & restaurants, 35 + shops all in the village area, sleep at 4120 feet MSL, highest peak 6825 feet MSL. Skiable area has increased one/third since our last visit.

Cahilty lodge is on slope ski in/out, restaurant on site, indoor & outdoor hot tubs, gym, ski storage, coin operated laundry, TV DVD, coffee maker, microwave, mini- fridge, two queen beds per room, full bath.

34 Kilometers of groomed Nordic ski trails, Snowshoe tours, Dog sledding, Mountain hosts, ski biking, snowmobiling, horse drawn sleigh rides, tubing park, snow groomer rides.




Splendors of Europe River Cruise!!!


Greetings from the vacation pen of Jim Boisso, one of my bucket list items has been to cruise the Rhine and Danube rivers of central Europe. If you have not been to one of the last two meetings, here is your chance to share in the information of the trip in September of 2023.

The cruise starts in Amsterdam and ends in Budapest over a sixteen-day tour. Fourteen nights aboard the Emerald Star-Ship, 41 meals included while you visit fifteen cities in five countries with English speaking guides. Extra activities are available during the day’s travels.

The trip is NOT a Joliet Ski Club sponsored trip, but one that I wish to make our members aware of for your possible vacation plans. If enough people are interested, a representative from the tour company can come to our September 2022 meeting and give a presentation of the trip. You can also find it online – Mayflower Cruises and Tours. We can sign up with one or twenty people, no need to make a minimum.

If you are interested in the tour or would just like to hear the presentation, please respond to Jim at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the end of August ’22.  




!!! Club Member's Notes !!! 

 First Days and Other Memories...
What are your memories of the first day you skied, or of that special day that every so often happens when we do not expect it? What are your ski stories? Here is the second story in what I hope will be a long series of such stories. Please share your story with us in the newsletter. 


Several People at the Picnic asked about this Recipe,

Recipe for "Strawberry Dessert" from Jan Benson



1 Jar Smucker's Strawberry Topping (11oz).   2pt Whipping Cream plus 1 or 2 Tbsp Splenda.   1 - 8oz pkg Cream Cheese plus 1-2 Tbsp Splenda.   1 Betty Crocker Angel Food Cake Mix.     2 pints fresh Strawberries cut-up....


  • Bake Cake as directed. "Cool" Then break up into small pieces.
  • Put mixing bowl and beaters into frezzer for an hour to get really cold.
  • Take out, pour in Whipping Cream and beat on high 3-4 minutes until very stiff.
  • Add Sugar, and mix well.
  • Beat in softened Cream Cheese & Sugar.
  • In a large glass bowl, make layers of Angel Food Cake pieces, Strawberries, 
  • Strawberry topping (dripped evenly)
  • Whipped cream & Cream cheese mix "Repeat Layers". 
  • Use last of Whipped Cream mix on top and finish with fresh Strawberry slices... (Enjoy!!!)   By: Jan Benson


 Editor By, Ron Dewey 


 ❄ 😁By: Ron Dewey



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 2 club members that have a Birthday, so say Happy Birthday to them this month !!!

The deadline for the September newsletter is Monday, August 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.



Jameson’s Pub, 2755 Black Road, Joliet, IL.