Celebrating over 80 Years of Skiing and Lifelong Friendships

January 15, 2019      Vol. XII, #14



Editor’s note:  The Senior Grill Team once again spared the Clubhouse from fire and only burned the steaks.  Over 90 members attended the event.  Senior Grill Team Culprits included: Ron Kimball, Tac Lee, Steve Roelfsema and Paul Waug.  Master Chef and Club Elder, Dave Reiser was heard to mumble under his breath, “Kids today!” referring to the grillers.  It’s not known if it was a compliment or complaint … and Dave doesn’t remember.  ‘Helmets off’ to the ladies who worked to setup and cleanup, they included Straw Boss: Lou Kimball, Gretchen Walsh, Carol Lee and Diane Dippel.  Club Manager Sue led the Galley Crew to another success dinner with the help of Michaela, Miranda and Spencer.  Thank you to all for a wonderful evening.


A CSC thank you also to Joe Host for sharing some of his insider trade secretes on ski tuning.  Smart money figures he may not have share all his secrets, but it was very enlightening and entertaining, none the less.


Pat Goggin, editor



Inside this issue:













Club Reunion Potluck and DJ Glen, 5 p.m.



Clubhouse Grill opens for breakfast at 9:30 a.m. with service until 3 p.m. 

Lifts open at 10 a.m.

Caberfae’s Ticket Elf (for Season Pass holders) is available until 11:15 a.m.

Check to see if there’s a TGIF Party in the Stag’s Head Lounge. 



Clubhouse Grill opens for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. with service until 3 p.m. 

Lifts open at 9 a.m.

Caberfae’s Ticket Elf (for Season Pass holders) is available until 11:15 a.m.

Cross Country Ski Safari leaves from Waddy’s at 2:30 p.m.

Après Ski Party in the Stag’s Head Lounge beginning at 4 p.m. with Rita and John Grant plying the libations.

Dean Pope will strike up his band from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Stag’s Head Lounge.



Clubhouse Grill opens for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. with service until 3 p.m. 

Lifts open at 9 a.m.

Caberfae’s Ticket Elf (for Season Pass holders) is available until 11:15 a.m.

The barn door is pulled at 4 p.m. closing the Clubhouse Grill and Stag’s Head Lounge.



The Clubhouse Grill and the Stag’s Head Lounge will NOT be open for MLK Day.



2.  CLUB REUNION POTLUCK is this Thursday at 5 p.m. with Club DJ Glenn Stout playing his 8 Track Tapes.  Bring your crock pot (not to be confused with a pot of crock) or other favorite edible delight and join friends, new and old, for good food and some good tales.  After the last Potluck the Board has ruled that “Revelers must clear the clubhouse by 1 A.M.  And absolutely no dancing on the tables.”  Guy! They’re talking to you.


3.  THE FRIDAY NIGHT FISH FRY IS BACK NEXT WEEK, JANUARY 25.  Yup Marty Manley was seen venturing out on the pond behind Old Number One.  He hauled out quite a catch.  Jema when shopping.  She wasn’t touching any fish.  The menu includes Soup. Cole Slaw, Marty’s Fish (baked or fried), French Fries, Dessert and Non-Alcoholic Beverage.  Adults $12; kids under 12 years old, $7.    Now if you don’t make a reservation you’re still welcome to show up …but at the end of the line.  Sue knows who you are and she has fried Spam for the “unreserved.”   OK, it may not be Spam, but please, use the Dinner Reservation Hotline: dinnerreservations@caberfaeskiclub.org.  and help Sue plan for the best.  Then, by Thursday afternoon, if you decide to break bread on Friday evening, deploy the nuclear option.  Use your phone and call the, “I Forgot to Make Dinner Reservation Phone Line,” (231) 920-6769 (Sue’s personal cell phone) and be prepared to grovel.


4.  SATURDAY NIGHT BAND NIGHT with the Dean Polk Band back in the house from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Stag’s Head Lounge.   Come and help rock the house!


5.  WADDY’S NO BAD NEWS REPORT - Monday, January 14th, 2019


Somebody asked the other night if I write spontaneously?  I didn't know there was an alternative.  It's the only way I've ever written, ask any of my English teachers, or any other teachers, forever.  And here I sit, in Ann Arbor, 11:00 pm on a Monday night, with not a clue as to what you want to read.  I'm happy to be here, we had a great dinner out to Ann Arbor's premier Korean restaurant, then home to chat with our Nepali guests.  You know, all the usual stuff- why travel to Lhasa ain't what it used to be (high-rises as far as the eye can see!), directions the stock market is taking and how to manage a defense, and trying to rationalize 'damper controlled zone of heating and a/c'.  I learned a lot!  I can't wait to get back to Caberfae tomorrow to my more mundane skiing, pool, and tv (kidding, sort of...).  Actually, I can never believe how full my days are, I usually go to bed very tired.


Or how about last week?  Wednesday night racing.  In my 41 years of racing, I've always been consistent if nothing else.  If there's 50 racers, I'll be no. 25, always right in the middle, always.  No matter how much I work on technique, or tuning, so did 'they'!  So why do I do it!?  Why do any of us do it?  'Cause it's fun!  Ask our most recent novice, Kevin Jung!  A gent in his mid-50s (? did I get it right, or even close, Kevin?) giving it his all.  Never raced before, and doing at night on a relatively icy course.  Nary a word of complaint, only enthusiasm.  So goes the sport, it's just a hoot!  I think I even heard Karen Jung express some curiosity.... Stay tuned.


And then there was Saturday.  Second week in a row where I experimented with taking the day off from skiing!  Mostly to simultaneously rest my poor body and avoid the traffic that develops on North Peak early.  Just not worth it.  Or is it?  Robin's almost got me talked into giving Nastar a try again.  Again, stay tuned.  


XC got washed out again last Saturday, and we walked!  It was a toss-up as to whether we try skis or boots, most opting for the latter.  The 'opters' carried the day, and we all walked.  Thank the godz for Robin's soups, the beer fridge, and the hugely attended events at the club that followed.  Joe's tuning clinic was a big hit, well attended and well devoured.  I've been playing at that game for 41 years as well, and it's still a skill in progress.  But thanks for latest info, Joe!  The clinic was followed by the usual socializing at the bar, but far more participants than usual.  Lots of new faces as well, it was the annual 'New Member dinner'.  Hugely popular!  Dinner tables were set-up in the Dining room, the Round room, and even upstairs!  It was necessary. Then there's the steaks. Being a part-time bachelor, I've developed a new appreciation for the art of cooking a steak on a grill.  Saturday it finally dawned on me that there's a whole higher art in the cooking of what looked like hundreds of steaks out on the club grill!  I later quizzed Tac and Paul as to how they arrange the timing of cooking and flipping?  Their various answers left me unsatisfied, so I'm assuming one must be inducted into the grilling crew world to learn those secrets.  But I do sense their amusement when someone asks for medium rare...


Now it's 6:00 Tuesday evening, I just arrived back at Caberfae.  I proof-read the above and shall prepare to send this to Pat for distribution.  My drive back to Caberfae was marred by a perpetual mist that kept my intermittent wipers busy.  The further north I got, the colder it got, still hovering just a bit below 30.  A fine layer of ice formed on the front of my van, but roads weren't a problem.  Once back to Caberfae area, I found a very fine layer of ice everywhere!  The drive down my road, Caberfae Lane, was a bit dicey, but not a real problem.  It turned out the van's intelligent systems handled traction better than my brain-feet system.  I unpacked using an advanced waddle to make the trips to-and-from the van successful.  But that's all behind me now, and I hope it won't be a concern for those of you driving north for the weekend.  I read where the weekend is supposed to be colder.  We'll get through all this.


Now I'm outta here, have to settle my body's electrical system, try to find normal.

Be well, Waddy


PS- Mark Twain: "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, dream and discover"


6.  CABERFAE SKI CLUB BOOK CLUB - The next book is “The Last Runaway” by Tracy Chevalier.  The next meeting is February 15th at 1 p.m. in the Stag’s Head Lounge where Norma Roelfsema, will serve as Proctor, and promises, “There WILL be wine!”


7. BOARD OF DIRECTORS -- It’s not too late. Consider tossing your hat into the ring and run for a seat on the Board of Directors.  The board meets about six times each year, most often during the season. Only a few of those meetings cut into your bar-time.  Please think it over, if you have any questions, please contact Pat Bourassa or Lauren Rule at the club email address: caberfaeskiclub@caberfaeskiclub.org




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 in the hall near the dining room

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

Tac Lee, board member, etclee@att.net

Robin Potthoff, board member, robinpotthoff@gmail.com

Lauren Rule, board member, lauren.rule@gamil.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