Celebrating nearly 80 Years of Skiing and Lifelong Friendships

April 30, 2019      Vol. XII, #25


SPRING WORK BEE, CHAIN GANG, AUCTION and LUNCH is in the air and on the calendar for this Saturday, May 4th from 8:30 A.M. until noon.  Bring gloves and a rake and enjoy the Spring song birds singing in the forest, sorta like in Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs … but not quite.  In our cast of Seven we feature Waddy, Jeff Demek, Steve Elenbaas, Paul Waug, Guy Benson, Dave Reiser, and Cris Dippel.  Sue was going to play Snow White, but she excused herself to make lunch (Truth?  She wasn’t going to wear the costume).  When offered the role, Norma said, “I’m not waiting around for some dumb prince to come trotting out of that flea infested forest.”  So, Sheri Frye was cast in the role.  Don’t tell her.  It’s a surprise.  Besides, we couldn’t get a horse so Doug will ride in on his donkey ... or is it a mule?


SIGN THE ATTENDANCE SHEET while you’re pressed into voluntary servitude at the Work Bee.  This is how Norma knows if you’ve been naughty or nice. 


WE THINK NORMA WAS KIDDING ABOUT THE AUCTION, but you might want to make sure you kids stuff is no longer ‘lost,’ but ‘found’ so that after lunch there won’t need to be an auction.  Just sayin …



THERE’S ONE LAST BAR STOOL available if you wish to be remembered with great honor and respect.  For only $200 the club will put a plaque on the back, in loving memory of you … and you don’t even have to be dead yet.


INDEPENDENCE DAY CLUB BIKE RIDE and PICNIN! … previously known as the 4th of July Bike Ride and Picnic … but it’s not on the 4th … and we didn’t want to confuse anyone (especially Guy Benson who still insists that he was there for the signing of the Declaration of Independence … he's the ‘Guy’ in the yellow vest). 

So, get ready to pump up those bike tires for the Annual Lake Cadillac Bike Ride and Picnic on Saturday, July 6th.  The Annual Lake Cadillac Bike Ride gets underway at 10 a.m. at the Rotary Pavilion (Band Shell) on the shores of Lake Cadillac in downtown Cadillac.  The trip around Lake Cadillac is about seven miles.  For those who wish to pedal the figure eight and go around Lake Mitchell, plan an additional 13 miles to your excursion.

Following the bike ride there will be plenty of time to rest-up before the picnic at the Caberfae Ski Club.  Picnicking begins at 5:30 pm in the afternoon with cocktails, swapping lies and comfort food.  Please bring a dish to pass, your own beverage, place settings, and lawn chairs.  The club will spring for burgers and brats.  The Senior Grill Team promises to not interfere with the culinary art of those with the flippers.

The bike ride and picnic are being coordinated by two generations of the Demek family.  If you’re planning to attend, please RSVP to Sandy Demek at. (734) 591-0586, or email her at: sdemek@gmail.com.  Join the fun!  Be a firecracker … don’t be a dud!



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

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

Ron Kimball, President

Shane Demek, Immediate Past President

Mary Jane Canfield, First Vice President

Paul Waug, Second Vice President, Social Chairman

Pat Bourassa, board member

Jeff Conradson, board member

Mary Jane Dewey-Canfield, board member

Tac Lee, board member

Cathy Maher, board member

Lauren Rule, board member

Norma Roelfsema, Club Secretary/Treasurer

David Reiser, Assistant Club Treasurer

Sue Egelus, Club Manager

Jim Neff, Club Webmaster

Historical Committee -- Bernie Bovee, Paul Williams

eNewsletter -- Pat Goggin, editor, enewsletter@caberfaeskiclub.org