Celebrating nearly 80 Years of Skiing and Lifelong Friendships

September 18, 2018      Vol. XII, #1


Inside this issue:

1.  FALL WORK BEE & MacKenzie Trail cleanup




5.  WHEN WILL THE CLUB OPEN?  Seriously?


7.  SAVE THE DATE – The first official social function of the season




1.  FALL WORK BEE & MacKenzie Trail cleanup  - This time honored tradition is upon us once again and that means the opening of the ski season can’t be too far behind.  The Bee begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, October 6, 2018.  Extra hands would be appreciated this time.  The storm which ravaged many parts of the area, didn’t spare the MacKenzie Cross Country Ski Trail.  Muscle to remove trees, limbs and brush will be greatly appreciated.  Bring work gloves.  A few modern day Paul Bunyan’s with chainsaws would be helpful.  There’s plenty of work inside, as well.  Please send Paul Waug waugelect@aol.com a note so he can plan jobs for the clubhouse and the trail cleanup.  The Work Bee will go until noon when a lunch will be served to give you nourishment to tackle your afternoon


2.  A LITTLE REMINDER ON HOW THE WORK BEE CREDIT WORKS.  If you attend a Work Bee before the season begins, or after the season ends, you will receive a credit on you club dues for the next year.  In other words, if you attend the fall 2018 Work Bee, or the Spring 2019 Work Bee, you will receive a credit on your 2019/2020 Ski Club Dues.


3.  A SKI CLUB INVOICE detailing your annual dues should have arrived in your snail mail box a few weeks ago.  Those invoices are due in October.  If you didn’t receive it, you’re not a member anymore.  OK!  OK!  Slow down!  It might be a good idea to drop a line to club Secretary/Treasurer, Norma Roelfsema.  roelfsen@gmail.com or (616) 548-0228.  If you moved, don’t forget to send Norma your Change of Address information.


4.  LAST CHANCE TO CLAIM 2017/18 LOST & FOUND TREASURERS.  It’s probably not a big deal, since by now you’ve likely forgotten your little darling lost his brand new boots last season … maybe your big darling adopted this strategy as a way to garner new gear this year.  Joe Host adamantly denies ever having suggested or endorsing this practice. However, Sun ‘n Snow Ski Shop will open for the season on October 1, 2018.  Everyone is welcome ... no one will judge.  If you’d like visual reference of the evidence recovered at the clubhouse, follow this link.  https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21ABSy8uniRNNnkA8&v=photos&id=17505A7E92DF4AD9%21732&cid=17505A7E92DF4AD9


5.  WHEN WILL THE CLUB OPEN?  Seriously?  Everyone together now, “WHEN THE RESORT IS OPEN, THE CLUB IS OPEN.”  And that means on Saturdays and Sundays there will be food service.


6.  THE DOG ATE MY KEY!  Sue will offer a free breakfast for the best excuse for losing your key to the clubhouse.  In the meantime, if you need a key to the parking lot door, please contact Norma Roelfsema roelfsen@gmail.com.  Members who have lost their key more than 16 time will be charged for a replacement ... and being stupid.


7.  SAVE THE DATE – The first official social function of the season will be the New Member Meet ‘n Greet on December 27th at 5 p.m..  This fun packed event will feature the reading of the club rules and regulation.  We are currently seeking a volunteer who can deliver this information without facial expression and in a monotone.  Please submit your application.  NoDoze, pizza, and Jello shots will be served.  Actually, Mary Jane Dewey Canfield and Paul Waug are working on a song and dance routine explaining the rules. All are welcome.  Who’d want to miss this?


8.  DO YOU HEAR WEDDING BELLS? … HOW TO FIND THE CLUBHOUSE  Caberfae Peaks has done a beautiful job transforming the historic pothole obstacle course in front of the hotel, into a beautiful venue for weddings.  A large berm of boulders and plantings form an intimate backdrop for a raised Chapel/Pavilion of heavy timbers.  Guests will be seated a large lawn.  This new outdoor chapel is situated directly between Blackmer Lodge and Mackenzie Lodge.  Traffic in and around the area has also been redesigned.  When approaching the village you come to an intersection.   Turn left toward the Ticket Office, or turn right to the hotel.  Those are your only choices … no directional signage to the ski club (all in all, not a bad idea).  Looking straight ahead there is a driveway.  The pavement features a very large, intimidating arrow pointing back toward you … as if to say, “Don’t even think about going this way!”  Fear not!  You didn’t miss a turn.  Very carefully, and very slowly, approach the big white arrow.  As you cross the tip you will apparate … like in a Harry Potter novel … or, as in the Muggle world of Star Trek, teleport through a black hole, directly to the parking lot gate of the Caberfae Ski Club.  BAM!  Wait til you try it!  It is sooo cool!  Leaving the club parking lot is like regular … you just drive out, following the direction of that big arrow.  It may take you a try or two to get the hang of it. 





This is your club and we’d like to hear your ideas to continually improve the Caberfae Ski Club for the enjoyment of you and your family.  Let us hear your suggestions. Email us at: caberfaeskiclub@caberfaeskiclub.org   If you have a story or an article you’ve written that you’d like to share with club members in the eNewsletter, please email or call the eNewsletter editor.




Caberfae Ski Club web page: www.caberfaeskiclub.org 

Send your favorite photo-moments from the club or the slopes to neffzone@yahoo.com

Club Wi-Fi Password:  Check the bulletin board at the bottom of the stairs

Caberfae Ticket Agent available Fri, Sat., & Sun. until 11:15 a.m. 

Calendar of Events: www.caberfaeskiclub.org/calendar

Dinner Reservation Hotline: dinnerreservations@caberfaeskiclub.org

I Forgot to Make Dinner Reservation Phone Line: (231) 920-6769 (Sue’s personal cell phone)

General Caberfae Ski Club email address: caberfaeskiclub@caberfaeskiclub.org

Caberfae Peaks Resort: www.caberfaepeaks.com 


Board Members

Shane Demek, President, shanedemek@yahoo.com

Doug Frye, Immediate Past President, frye2526@yahoo.com

Ron Kimball, First Vice President, rfkimball4@gmail.com, (248) 515-5661

Paul Waug, Second Vice President, Social Chairman, waugelect@aol.com

Pat Bourassa, board member, ptsh002@gmail.com 

Jeff Conradson, board member, jeff7714@gmail.com

Mary Jane Dewey-Canfield, board member, mjdc1@yahoo.com

Connie Houk, board member, croppinconnie@yahoo.com

Tac Lee, board member, etclee@att.net

Robin Potthoff, board member,  robinpotthoff@gmail.com

Lauren Rule, lauren.rule@gmail.com

Club Secretary/Treasurer, Norma Roelfsema, roelfsen@gmail.com

Assistant Club Treasurer, David Reiser, dhr49601@yahoo.com

Club Manager, Sue Egelus, seagle@charter.net

Club Webmaster - Jim Neff, neffzone@yahoo.com

Historical Committee, Bernie Bovee, boveeski2@gmail.com , Paul Williams, paulskiing@grar.com  

eNewsletter, Pat Goggin, editor, enewsletter@caberfaeskiclub.org  231-920-8592