January 17, 2023 Volume XVI #3
Kitchen Hours This Weekend -- Friday: 11:00-1:00 Saturday: 8:30-3:00 Sunday: 8:30-1:00
Events This Week
-Friday: Happy Hour 4:00 - 8:00
-Saturday: Happy Hour 4:00 - 8:00
In This Issue
-New Member Night a Success
-Online Logo Wear Store Now Open
-Board Candidates Needed
-Make Sure We Have Your Current Email
-Bartenders This Weekend
-Sam’s “No Bad News Report”
New Member Night was a Great Success
Thank you to all who made New Member Night a great party. We couldn’t do it without our volunteer bartenders and grill team. Everyone enjoyed the music, and Sue and her crew served up a great meal! New members, please remember—we need your picture for the photo board.
Club Logo Wear Sale
If you missed the logo sale we had before the season started, you have a chance to make up for it now. Go to https://armadillo.printavo.com/merch/caberfae-ski-club or. You will find a selection of shirts, vests, fleeces and more, all with our club logo. Order from the website and the product will be shipped directly to your home. The sale is active until February 28th. Merchandise will arrive in March.
Coming Events—Mark Your Calendars Now!
Kids’ Club Dance Party, Saturday, January 28th 3:00-4:30
On Saturday, January 28th, there will be a dance for kids in the round room from 3:00 – 4:30. Kids from 0 – 10 years and adults from 0 – 100+ years are invited. Moms, dads, grandpas, grandmas, aunts and uncles . . . . . Please come and kick up your heels with our incredible club kids. Snacks will be provided. This event is not on our original calendar, so be sure to make note of it.
Appetizer Potluck, Saturday, January 28th
Happy Hour on the 28th will be extra special. Everyone is encouraged to bring their favorite appetizer to share. Come and enjoy the potluck buffet in the Stag’s Head Lounge from 4:00 - 8:00.
Family Day, Saturday, February 4th
Plan now to be here for Family Day on February 4th. There will be ski races for kids, horse drawn sleigh rides, and a bonfire with hotdogs, marshmallows and music.
Board Candidates Needed
If you are interested in serving the club by becoming a board member, please contact a member of the nominating committee: Julie Chesney or Keenan Cooper. You can also express your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put you in touch with one of them. The board meets one or two times a month to make decisions about club upkeep, finances, social events, projects, and more. In the last few years meetings have been done on Zoom, usually on a week day evening. Board members are also active at many club events. Members serve a 4-year term. Each year two new members are selected. Any board member will be happy to tell you more about the position.
Keep Your Email Address Updated
The club is using email as the main way to communicate with members. You are billed by email, you receive this newsletter by email, and soon, you will be voting by email. So please make sure that we have correct addresses. Also, family memberships need to supply us with two email addresses if you are going to take advantage of your two votes for board elections.
Bartenders This Weekend
Marty and Jema Manley will serve drinks on Friday. As of this writing, we still need volunteers for Saturday. If you can help out, contact Katie at email@example.com. Remember, this counts as your work bee service for next season.
No Bad News, 2022-3 Volume II by Sam Hogg
It's January and it looks like April, but this column is about the good. The first is Tim and crew have managed to comb the same sugar since Christmas into something unexplainable that is skiing quite well. The second is that the long-range forecast shows snowmaking weather and even some of the white stuff coming from the sky instead of pumped from a pond. Hang in there.
I had a Sunday to remember this past weekend. I was able to sneak out of my house before the vortex of little boys pulled me in. That had me at the club at about 7:45, with nobody other than Sue scurrying around getting ready for the day. Sometimes it takes the absence of people to appreciate what a great facility it is. Sipping coffee by the fireplace, I wondered if anyone had a better place to sit at the base of a ski resort?
After a fun telemark session with some old friends (but new tele skiers), I returned to a club full of people including the two little boys I escaped the grips of earlier. The teenage girls had swarmed Brooks, allowing me almost 35 minutes to eat a breakfast burrito and socialize while they played hide and seek. Soon he will be chasing them around on skis. I wondered if there could be a better group of people to call friends at any resort?
The day ended as most weekend days do, with Brooks making laps on the magic carpet. He befriended Bo, a slightly older boy who fancied teaching Brooks how to ski in ways that sounded better than whatever us parents were saying. They skied for about an hour with Lauren providing loose supervision, including allowing Bo's parents to take some runs on their own. A brand new ski buddy with no linkage other than they happened to be at Cabby at the same time and had the right attitude. That doesn't happen at Breckenridge.
We've got something pretty special here even in the absence of giant mountains or even a normal winter. In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King on this holiday, "If you can't be a highway, then just be a trail." I'll take the trails any day.
-January 28th — Kids’ Dance and Appetizer Potluck
-February 4th — Family Day
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