Celebrating Over 80 Years of Skiing and Lifelong Friendships

March 2, 2021      Vol. XIV, #17



The stars seem to be aligning.  On Tuesday of this week Governor Whitmore raised the occupancy limit of indoor venues (such as the Stag's Head Lounge, for example) from 25% capacity to 50%.


And then, in today's post, came notification of the long awaited addendum of the club liquor license.  Typically, when one receives an envelope addressed from the government it rarely contains good news, but this day was different.  The news was great!  As it was, the board of directors recently learned the club's liquor license didn't extend to the sundeck off the Stag's Head Lounge.  OOPS!  An extension was immediately filed with the State.  This reply means we can now do legally what we've always been doing, but didn't know we shouldn't. 



These two events surely are cause for celebration.  Here! Here!  The Stag's Head Lounge will be open Saturday afternoon to celebrate a step towards normalcy.  Cheers!!



Club members Zoomed right through the Annual Meeting without incident ... this was mildly disappointing to many of the 50 or more members who joined the virtual meeting.


Members welcomed Stacey Dimmers to the board.  Stacey later wrote, "I want to take a moment to thank the CSC members for their support during the recent board elections.  I am excited to be a part of such a great club and will work hard to represent your voices and future of the club. Thank you, again. 

Warm regards,

Stacey Dimmer


Leaving the board was Tac Lee.  He was thanked for his service.  Paul Waug was re-elected by the members and re-elected by the board to serve again as Second VP.  Paul has served on the board for 15 years.  His unique talent as an electrical contractor has positioned Paul as the perfect person to lead the maintenance and infrastructure improvements throughout the clubhouse. Pat Bourassa was re-elected to serve as president.  Pat has done an outstanding job of leading the club through these uncharted COVID waters.  She hopes to serve during a more normal hurricane season.  We'll see about that. Cathy Maher was elected to serve as 1st Vice President.  Cathy has chaired the House Committee for the last several years, leading the way to many clubhouse upgrades.  Most notable are the dining room improvements, and recently the COVID Corral.   A special thank you to those who offered their name as candidates to the club.  Please stay active ... we need your enthusiasm.  


Club Secretary/Treasurer Norma Roelfsema reported the finances to be in good order.  And, in spite of lackluster sales in the dining room and bar, the club is financially sound. This was confirmed by board member Brian Nyland, an expert in all things financial.


Pete Meyer sent a letter to the membership, thanking everyone for supporting the resort.  As of the date he put pen to paper, they are planning to keep the slopes open on weekdays through March 19th.  After that, weekends only.  Savvy skiers will consult the resort's website before venturing north.  COVID has canceled Spring Carnival this season, but to ease the pain, a live band is planned for Arlo's Deck.


While discussing Capital Projects it was mentioned that the most recent survey of the membership placed the kitchen and dining room as the #1 priority.  However, when COVID befuddled everything and got in the way of the best laid plans, attention was diverted to the creation of the COVID Corral.  All and all, not a bad idea.  To get us back on track, Stacey Dimmers was called upon to lead an exploratory committee to look into the scope and costs of improvements to the food service area, as well as any additional projects in the dining room.  Please consider volunteering for this committee.  We need your help to identify the goals.  If you are interested, please contact Stacey at staceywilde@yahoo.com.   


During the open comment period, club elder, Jeff Demek raised a question about expanding the parking lot.  After an unusually calm discussion on any subject including the words, "parking lot," Jeff was asked to lead an ad hoc committee to explore the challenges and costs of expanding the parking lot. Godspeed, Jeff Demek.


Unfortunately for those watching, the meeting ended without incident.  A special thanks to club member Rich Houk for providing his professional expertise in hosting Zoom conferences.  There are more layers to that onion than one might expect.



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

Pat Bourassa, President

Ron Kimball, Immediate Past President

Mary Jane Canfield, First Vice President

Paul Waug, Second Vice President, Social Chairman

Tac Lee, board member

Cathy Maher, board member

Brian Nyland, board member

Lauren Rule, board member


Club Secretary/Treasurer - Norma Roelfsema

Assistant Club Treasurer - David Reiser

Club Manager - Sue Egelus

Club Webmaster - Jim Neff