eNewsletter - February 13, 2024




FINAL DAYS TO VOTE for Two New Board Members

Voting for board members is available through Wednesday, February 14. Use the link below to cast your vote for up to two board positions. 



Next Board Meeting Friday

Speaking of the CSC Board, the next board meeting is this Friday, Feb. 16 at 5 p.m. in the club.


Fish Fry February 16.

The next/last scheduled fish dinner for this season is this Friday, Feb. 16th. Sign up at dinnerreservations@caberfaeskiclub.org or on the list in the hallway PRIOR to the 16th. If you decide to attend last minute on the 16th PLEASE call/text Sue's phone (231) 920-6769 to ensure we have enough fish. *Reminder this is President's weekend*  Adults $12.00 Children $7.00


Live Music and Kids Activity February 17

Stick around after skiing Saturday for Zac Bunce live from 4-7 p.m. upstairs. Kids can enjoy cookie decorating in the dining room from 4-5 p.m. while snacking on popcorn!


Delicious and Delightful Appetizer Evening

THANK YOU to Glen and Bonnie for hosting a fun and tasty appetizer and karaoke evening last weekend! If you have an idea for an event you’d like to host please email it to  secretary-treasurer@caberfaeskiclub.org.


Annual Member Meeting - Feburary 24

Mark your calendars for the annual meeting of the Caberfae Ski Club. It is scheduled for Saturday, February 24th at 4:30p.m. in the Stagshead lounge. All members are encouraged to attend. A steak fry will following the meeting at 6:00p.m. $22 adults and $14 children 12 and under. Dinner includes, green salad, charcoal grilled steaks (fish or chicken available), potatoes, vegetables, bread tray, and dessert. 

Please RSVP for dinner at dinnerreservations@caberfaeskiclub.org, on the list in the hallway, or call/text Sue's phone (231) 920-6769 by Friday, Feb. 23.

The meeting will have members who cannot be at the meeting in person join by zoom. If you want to be put on the list, please email secretary-treasurer@caberfaeskiclub.org.


No Bad News, 2023-24, Volume III

What a season.  Green Christmas.  January snowpocalypse weekend.  Then a month of El Niño clambake.  Punxsutawney Phil didn’t even look for his shadow this year.  He just ordered a Margarita and sat down under a beach umbrella.  That little guy is only right about 30% of the time anyways.  Maybe he’s just confused or a contrarian.  Seems like seeing a shadow would imply sunny, warm weather, not six more weeks of cold.  Changing his stubborn, rodent mind would more than double his accuracy.

The remaining snow on the hill has been combed over so many times by groomers I feel like I know each individual crystal by name.  But cold temps are coming and Caberfae is resilient, firing up snowguns even for 4-5 hour snowmaking windows.  If they aren’t giving up on winter, neither am I.  The alien snow I skied on last Friday evening was some of the best of the year.  Maybe I was just glad to be skiing on anything at all. 

I’ve been doing a lot of people watching this year and despite the weather curveballs I continue to see all smiles, from the bunny hill to the bar.  My neighbor Waddy has always preached that Caberfae is more a state of mind than a place to ski.  I’m coming around to that same conclusion.  Skiing is part of the recipe, but just one of the ingredients. 

So goes our little Club.  Family day was full of giggles.  Fish fry Fridays and member-organized potlucks are getting more traction.  We’ve got some great live music in the bar this Saturday.  Sue’s kitchen has been cranking out some killer staples and new food specials.  All of this against the backdrop of what initially draws us here – skiing right?  Maybe it is the other way around…?

Be sure to vote for board members by tomorrow.  Much like global weather patterns, our Club is ever-changing.  Good governance is akin to the Super PoleCat snowmakers lining the hills.  It will help us make it through the tough, unpredictable times.

In case your mind is also drifting to spring prematurely, I’ll leave you with a classic from Steinbeck’s Travels With Charley, “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness?”  Hang in there and see you in March!


Looking for a Part-time Secretary/Treasurer

We’re looking for someone interested in a part-time job as the Club’s part-time secretary/treasurer. Do you know someone with an outgoing and positive attitude, and skills to take minutes, bookkeeping, manage membership, post to social media, skill with Quickbooks, along with other duties to keep our club running smoothly? Anyone interested in applying, please email a resume to president@caberfaeskiclub.org.


Reminder Where to Find Voting Info and Other Important Notices

All of our Club voting, news, and notice information can be found both here in the Club eNewsletter or on the bulletin boards in the Club bathroom hallway. There are still a number of members not subscribed to the newsletter, so please encourage everyone in your family or circle of friends to subscribe and stay up to date on all the Club news. 


Ski Gear Buy/Sell

This is a free service for members of the Cadillac Ski Club. You are welcome to list ski-related items you have for sale or ads for items you wish to obtain. The Caberfae Ski Club assumes no responsibility for communications between sellers and buyers and no liability for transactions. To submit a Want or Sell Ad, send your item (50 words or less including your contact information) to the Caberfae Ski Club Webmaster. Pictures are permitted if submitted in .jpeg or .png format.


Get Your Club LogoWear Now

Back by popular demand you can again order yourself a new base layer, cap, hoodie, or other CSC logo merch. Show your membership pride year-round with long and short sleeve options. Valentines Day is just around the corner and nothing says “love” like a Caberfae Ski Club sticker 3-pack! Get your orders in now at the Club eStore. SALE ENDS FEBRUARY 29th!



Kitchen Hours

Friday 9:30am - 2:00pm

Saturday & Sunday 8:30am - 3:00pm

Kitchen Specials

**Now offering gluten free chicken strips, bread, and buns**


Cup of soup w/grilled cheese sandwich $7.50


Patty Melt ~ A burger on Grilled Rye with Swiss cheese 

& grilled onions w/ bag of chips $8.50

BBQ Chicken Breast Plain or Sandwich w/mac & cheese & coleslaw  $9.00


Early Bird - 7 Grain Oatmeal Plain or Loaded w/nuts, fruit & cinnamon 

Brown Sugar & Milk on the side  $5.00

2 Eggs, 2 cakes Plain or Blueberry & Ham  $7.00

Chicken Breast & Cheese Sandwich on Grilled Sourdough Bread 

w/mini soup or salad  $9.50


Mini Soup, Bowl of Salad w/chicken or Tuna Salad & a whole wheat roll  $6.00

All Lunch specials include a cookie*


Bar Hours

Friday 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Saturday 3:00pm - 8:00pm

*Notice for Bar Entry - Any member entering the bar during bar hours must sign in and show a photo ID at the bar. Any guests must also be signed in and introduced to the bartender. Only members may purchase drinks at the bar. A member must be present and pay for any guest drinks.



2/14 - Last Day to Vote for Board Members

2/16 - Board Meeting at Club - 5 p.m.

2/16 - Friday Fish Fry - 6 p.m.

2/17 - Live Music with Zac Bunce 4-7 p.m. Kids Event 4-5 p.m.

2/24 - Annual Meeting and Steak Dinner - 4:30 p.m. meeting - 6:30 p.m. dinner

3/16 - Live Music with Sandy and the Bandits 5-8 p.m.


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Caberfae Ski Club web page: www.caberfaeskiclub.org

Calendar of Events: www.caberfaeskiclub.org/calendar

Dinner Reservation Hotline: dinnerreservations@caberfaeskiclub.org

Dinner Reservation Phone Line: (231) 920-6769 (Sue’s personal cell phone)

General Caberfae Ski Club email address: caberfaeskiclub@caberfaeskiclub.org


Current Board Members

Paul Waug, President - president@caberfaeskiclub.org

Ann Elenbaas, First Vice President

Brian VanHaren, Second Vice President

Keenan Cooper, board member

Karl Hansen, board member

Ron Kimball, board member

Carol Lee, board member

Jeremy Williams, board member

Club Manager - Sue Egelus

Club Secretary/Treasurer - Norma Roelfsema - secretary-treasurer@caberfaeskiclub.org

Assistant Club Treasurer - Jessica Danford - asst-sec-treas@caberfaeskiclub.org

Club Webmaster - Jim Neff - neffzone@yahoo.com

Club eNewsletter Editor - Tom Medema - editor@caberfaeskiclub.org


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