Celebrating 80 Years of Skiing and Lifelong Friendships

January 21, 2020            Vol. XIII, #12


Editor's Note: This past weekend was a non-stop party with snow, sunshine and some great skiing to mix things up a bit.

     The Club Reunion Potluck filled the house with good smells, good food, good music, good friends, and there may even have been some good skiers in the house Thursday night. Thank you to all the chefs for your culinary delights.  Thank you too, DJ Glenn for spinning your digital vinyl.

     Friday afternoon was the Caberfae Ski Club Book Club in the Stag's Head Lounge.  It's believed there was even some discussion about the book. Next book will be available at the club shortly for those that want to read and join in the next discussion.

     Saturday afternoon DJ Glenn was checking I.D.'s at Kid’s Club and sending over-age party crashers up to the Stag's Head Lounge.  Kid’s Club enforces a very stick, "No Grownies" policy.  Joy Hogg organized games and DJ Glenn supplied the tunes so they could cut the rug in the Round Room. Thank you!

     Grownies that went upstairs were closely supervised by Club Elder and barkeep, Jeff Demek.  Jake and Nick Demek were on hand to help their ole man with the finer points of bartending.  While the Stags Head Lounge was a-rockin' by Dean Poeppe, decorum was somewhat maintained.  


Inside This Issue:







1.  THE FRIDAY FISH FRY, IS THIS FRIDAY!  Dinner will be served promptly at 6 PM.  It would behoove one to RSVP dinnerreservations@caberfaeskiclub.org so Sue knows how many fish to catch.  This really is quite important.  Those who are not on Sue's list will be offered deep fried SPAM with Cod fish paste ... Yum!  Got the message?  Karen and Kevin Jung, known for their heavy pours, will be behind the bar, tending to your thirst prior to dinner. Thank you.


2.  DON'T DESPAIR, The McTaggart's, Brooke and Josh, will be on hand Saturday afternoon at 4:30 PM pouring your favorite libations in the Stag's Head Lounge.  Thanks, you guys!


3.  WANT INSTANT RESPECT, YOU DON'T HAVE TO EARN?  Simple answer?  Toss your name in the hat and run for the Board of Directors.  Bonus! You go straight to the top of the coveted Parking Lot List.  For information on serving the club as a board member, please contact Mary Jane Canfield mjdc@mortgageone.com or Cathy Maher chmaher@comcast.net.


4.  HERE'S YOUR CHANCE to REVIEW the PROPOSED BY-LAWS. Just over five years ago the Board of the CSC embarked on a journey to conduct a complete review of the club's Constitution and By-Laws.  This was undertaken for the first time in over 30 years.  It was time, change has happened over the years - family structure, legal liability, insurance requirements, electronic communication, to name a few.  And with that, a lot of suggestions, ideas, discussions, and debate.  

    Check out the proposed By-Laws, and the current version of the By-Laws at www.caberfaeskiclub.org   On the menu bar, across the top of the page, click on By-Laws to select either "Old By-Laws" or "New By-Laws"  The new By-Laws will be presented for a vote at the CSC Annual Meeting on February 29, 2020.

Want to talk about it?  Join members of the Board and By-Law Committee members at 1 PM, Sunday, February 16, 2020 in the board room, located at the top of the stairs in the Round Room.

How to vote on the By-Laws. The current By-Laws require a member to be present at the Annual Meeting to vote on changes to the By-Laws.  However, there is a provision to send a "proxy."  While this can be done by a friend, you may choose to email a proxy, along with your election ballot.

Ballots and Proxies will be emailed to you via your official registered email beginning February 16th.  Ballots and proxies must be returned by email by February 27, 2020.



5.  NO BAD NEWS (2019-20, Volume I) by Sam Hogg

    Last year I promised Waddy and Pat I’d grab the baton on “No Bad News” duties.  Here goes the first attempt, likely to be monthly-ish instead of weekly.  

    My reporting, along with the snow, was delinquent in December after a too-fast-to-believe start in November.  But weather woes show just how tight-knit this club has become through the years.  In the absence of all-day snow conditions, cross-country walks and extended après sessions filled the afternoons.  President and First Lady Kimball stepped up to bartend a record four straight times during the lull to keep the libations and winter dreams flowing.  I’m guessing Ron never had a bone spur deferment and knows that healthy bar revenue means a healthy club. A limerick to live by in that spirit: 


     Have yourself another beer

     And sign up to volunteer;

     If you need a reason,

     Besides the season

     Think $5 burgers for one more year.


    On the topic of cross-country walks, many thanks to the crew who continues to maintain the MacKenzie trails.  Keeping the Figure 8 and Intermediate Loop open is a daunting task in the era of global “weirding” and emerald ash borer.  After a significant cleanup during the fall work bee, we were once again greeted with high winds and ice in November and December.  Kudos to Jeff Tayler, Steve Elenbaas, Steve Roelfsema, and Jeff Demek among others for countless trips out with chainsaws.  A note to Sandy Demek - Jeff claims that his Polaris Ranger purchase was a selfless act is totally true.  Can he buy another one with tracks for grooming?  The greater XC community is thankful to the helpers and hopeful that Caberfae’s rental business will bring some more awareness to that resource.  We could use the reserve troops.  If you are interested in getting involved, the board meetings occur every Saturday around 3:30 PM in Waddy’s basement, rain or shine.

    The holidays came and went and it now appears winter is here to stay.  I can’t wait to write in February about all the great snow we’ve got and the Viking ski team winning regionals.  Even if I’m wrong, thank Pete and Tim for their tireless efforts, catch some live music at Coyote Crossing and Beatie's, gas up at Thirsty’s and buy some goggles at Sun ’N Snow on your way home whether you need them or not.  Tip your winter servers well for continued good snow karma.  Remember snowy Caberfae is our playground, but it is others’ livelihoods.

    Waddy always left you with a quote from someone famous.  I’ll leave you with an observational quote from my nephew, William, coming in from a less-than-perfect ski outing to a dining room full of smiling people:

     “Uncle Sam, it seems like all of these people just really like coffee and being together.


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

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

Club Secretary/Treasurer Norma Roelfsema 

Assistant Club Treasurer David Reiser 

Club Manager Sue Egelus 

Club Webmaster Jim Neff

Historical Committee Bernie Bovee Paul Williams

 eNewsletter Pat Goggin, editor, enewsletter@caberfaeskiclub.org