Dear fellow Rib Mountain Ski Club members,
The days are getting shorter and the nights cooler, reminding us once again why we live in Wisconsin: SNOW and its related fun activities such as alpine skiing and snowboarding. It seems every year the summers go by faster. Thank goodness we have our winter activities to keep us fit and busy!
Your ski club is eager to commence another season but is in need of leadership. During this past spring election we failed to elect a new president, vice president and secretary. We are very fortunate that Saleem Surti has agreed to continue as our Treasurer this season. In the interim, I have agreed to be our club’s president and Rene’ has graciously agreed to serve as secretary. While this still leaves the vice president’s office vacant, in the interim the board has agreed to continue to operate without. Sue Mortensen, Cathy Matel and the Schmidts (Andrew & Sue) have stepped up to lead our membership, web site/ecommerce and swap coordinator activities, respectively. Dennis Holzem is our club historian. We have no trip coordinator at this time. All of those mentioned have served in some official capacity over the years, most for many years in a row. This should not be. Rib Mountain Ski Club desperately needs your engagement and support in a variety of ways…not limited only to accompanying us on the bus trips.
We will hold formal elections for the positions of President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer during our annual kick-off meeting/dinner on Sunday, October 4, 5:00 at Sconni’s in Schofield. Cost will be $8.00/person (6 years and older); children 5 and under free. Nominations will be accepted prior to, and during the meeting. Please mark your calendars and plan to renew your membership. For the 2015-2016 season, membership dues will remain the same as last year: $15 single, $30 family.
Ski trip dates and costs have been finalized for the season. We have not determined which hills we plan to visit yet. Save the following dates (all Saturdays):
Trip cost for active RMSC members will be $25/person for the 2015-2016 season, which includes bus trip, lift ticket and snack. Please note that lunch will not be provided by the club this year, as this adds a lot of cost and compounds the trip coordinator’s responsibility. Please plan to attend the kick-off meeting on October 4 to find out what “active member” means.
Cathy Matel has worked tirelessly to improve our web presence, including development of a more user-friendly ecommerce portal as we have now cancelled our subscription with Sport NGIN. Please visit www.ribmountainskiclub.org and give us your feedback. We still have a lot of content to load, and plan to have even more capability soon. As members, you’ll have the choice of registering and paying for membership and trips via “snail mail” or “email”.
Finally, helpers will be required to support the annual ski swap to be held on Friday evening and Saturday, November 6-7. Mark your calendars now. Andrew and Sue Schmidt have already begun planning this critical event…our only fund raiser which allows us to offer our members the best value in downhill skiing and snowboarding.
Rick Munz, Interim President
Rib Mountain Ski Club