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Thanks to all our Board Members as well as Linda Fields and Elsie Bell for making our Christmas Party such a success. If you attended the party I know you will agree that their hard work resulted in excellent results. Our December warmth makes it hard to believe that a number of our fellow club members are skiing as I write this! If I hadn't seen postings by our former president, George Nauman, I would hardly believe it! Meanwhile back at the home front, our Copperheads are hoping for continued Rocky Mountain snowfalls and our Innsbruck Internationalists are waiting for their European Fasching or Mardi Gras (which incidentally means Fat Tuesday in French). For our unlucky stay-at-homers, bowling will be available starting in January (continue to check the web-site for updates). Elections are coming up soon. If you would like to serve on the Board next year, please let me or any other board member know - there are many opportunities to serve. Here's hoping the Merriest of Holidays to everyone!

David Hanner

GSOC President 

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Skiing is just around the corner - in fact, it has already started in Aspen and several other resorts out west. The GSOC Race Team is ready for the upcoming season hosting the only Greensboro showing on December 4 of Warren Miller’s Chasing Shadows. Do not forget to grab tickets for you and your family members!  Our Copperheads are waxing their skis and our Innsbruck skiers are double-checking their passports!  However, what about the rest of us?  Well, there is the once a year opportunity to re-connect other members at our fabulous Holiday Party and (hopefully) our Winter Bowling League.  We need an absolute minimum of twelve bowlers so please give this opportunity your consideration, particularly if you have never been in a league before.  Then there are our upcoming socials and our Chili Cook-off, so keep checking the website's calendar.  Please keep in mind that there will be several opportunities to serve on the board next year and give some thought about serving your club as a board member.

David Hanner

GSOC President 

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I was glad to find out that both our Innsbruck and Copper Mountain trips are "good to go"!  If you would like to go on either of these trips, do not give up!  Sign up on the waiting list for Copper and let Martha know if you are interested in going to Innsbruck - you may be able to go. Do not miss Darrell's party in September.  Your BOD is planning a big time, fun-fest for all and I, as well as the rest of the Board, want to give a special thanks to Darrell for allowing us to party at his ESTATE (!) again this year.   Good news on the membership front as well.  We now have increased our membership over the last twelve months.  Please keep in mind that an increased membership means that we will be able to offer additional activities as well as provide additional opportunities to meet new friends for both the membership as well as the new members.

 Fall is just around the corner, and your Board is looking forward to presenting our annual Warren Miller film, so stay tuned for details.  We are also planning on a new and exciting visit to a new (for Greensboro) location for our western ski junkies.  Try to quiz your Board Members at Darrell's party for the location!  First person to guess wins a chance to run for the office of their choice for the upcoming Ski Club year!

Do not miss the party at Darrell's, bring a guest if you would like, and if for someone reason we do not know each other, please seek me out. I would love to meet you.

 

David Hanner

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Our recent hot weather has probably driven snow skiing off the radar screen for all our skiers, but NOW is the time to sign up for the Innsbruck trip.  If you've "fired-up" your computer in the last week or so, you've seen the "boiler plate" advertisement with the "red hot" soon  to expire, initial price guarantee, so don't get any "half-baked" idea of letting this opportunity go by.  Sign up now and avoid the chance of getting "burned" in July or August.  My Name That Member was a rousing failure - with one entry (which correctly identified the member), so I'm going to take this month off from trying to challenge the membership.

Winner of May Name That Member – Hal Boyle

David Hanner

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Summer is almost here and many of us have exchanged snow skis for water skis and headed for Belews Creek.  But don't give up on your ski club!  We've got some special events scheduled for this summer so continue to visit our website.  By now, you've probably noticed our trip to Austria has been set.  If you've never experienced skiing in Europe (and at an Olympic site), this is not a trip to be missed.  Not into skiing?  How about visiting Mozart's birthplace or Venice for Mardi Gras?  Want to stay local?  Don't miss the Fasching (Mardi Gras) parade in Innsbruck. Want to go a few days earlier or stay a few days longer?  How about a pre or post stay in Munich and a visit to the Hofbrau House?  No matter what your preferences are, Innsbruck should be just the ticket!

I'm sad to report that I had no response to last month's President's cornball.  I'm not sure whether no one read my message last month or didn't think my cornball was worth comment. Either way I'm suspending cornball until further notice.

A new feature for your consideration.  

In an effort to make our newsletter more fun and enable you to know more about your fellow ski club members, we're going to try a new feature, NAME THAT MEMBER!  Clues about a member will be provided and it's up to you to identify the member.  The member's name will be given the following month.  If you would like to be the mystery member, submit your clues along with your name to the webmaster webmaster@gsoski.org.

This month's challenge:

He has been a member of the ski club for over 30 years.

He learned how to ski in Germany.

He's skied in seven different countries.

He's one of the very few club members to have skied in Arizona.

He was always a better runner than skier.

Will you accept the challenge?  NAME THAT SKIER!

David Hanner, GSOC President

 

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We have lots of exciting events coming up.  Some events have not been finalized so keep checking back on our website.  Now that winter is over, skiing is over until next season and our skiers are already thinking about next year.  Our Copperheads and wanna be Copperheads are already starting to sign up for next year and your Board of Directors hopes to have the February, 2016 trip to Austria plans finalized soon. Our Bowling League is over for the year and has seen some great bowling and some not so great bowling.  We're heading into our annual summer slowdown and many of our members are exchanging snow skis for water skis and thinking of white beach sands rather than snow white champagne runs, but don't worry Old Man Winter will return!  Your Board is still in need of a Secretary so if you'd like to find about the behind the scene operations of your club in a position that usually requires no more than four hours a month, please let me know or simply show up at the next Board meeting.

This month I am going to start a new monthly President's message feature and its future will be determined by your feedback.  This feature will be called Cornball of the month. So here goes - Why do most skiers not use drugs?  Because they get high enough on the slopes! 

 

David Hanner, GSOC President

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Our annual cookout at the March meeting was a rousing success thanks to the efforts of all our entrants.  A special shout out to Linda Fields who won both first prize for her chili as well as presentation.  There were many newcomers and many attendees who were welcomed back after extended absences.  I hope everyone will continue to spread the word about our club and continue coming to our meetings/socials.  Elections were held at the meeting and your current officers maintained their positions with two exceptions. Vice President Linda Fields did not seek reelection and was replaced by Dumont Bunker.  Our Secretary, Denise Collins, did not seek reelection and her slot remains open.  Being Secretary entails taking notes at our monthly Board of Director meetings and then preparing the notes into minutes for the next meeting.  It is not a difficult position and a great way to find out the inner workings of the club as well as getting to know the club officers on a personal basis.  No experience is required and represents a great opportunity to give back to your club.  If you are interested in this position, please call me at 202-0967 and I'll be glad to give you more details.

Please keep checking back to this website for future announcements about exciting events - ski trips, socials, and our super trip to Austria next February which combines skiing and sightseeing.

David Hanner

GSOC President

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Dear Members,

Thanks to everyone who made our annual Christmas Dinner successful.  Special thanks go out to Sue Overend and Linda Fields.  They put this party together and did a fabulous job, sending out invitations, decorating, selecting the menus as well as attending to numerous other details - so if you enjoyed yourself, please let both Linda and Sue know.

We are rapidly approaching the prime skiing season.  The trip to Copper and Aspen are SOLD OUT.  But don't despair!  Our long running winter bowling league starts again on Tuesday, January 13 at 7:00 p.m. at Triad Lanes.  Uncertain as to whether you want to commit to a ten week schedule?  Volunteer as a substitute.  Or just come out on the 13th and party with us.  There will be free bowling!  Your only obligation?  Bring a snack for our pot-luck dinner.

A new year is rapidly approaching and the end of your ski and outing club year is also coming soon.  Consider serving on next year's Board of Directors or better yet consider serving as an officer.  This a great way to meet new friends and find out the fascinating inner workings of your club.  Unwilling to consider serving on the board as an officer?  Please bring a friend to our next social or club meeting.

Last but not least - can you say INNSBRUCK?  Our February, 2016 trip has already got tongues wagging.  Once in a life time opportunity to celebrate Fat Tuesday with your ski club friends in Venice (for uber partiers) of Innsbruck (for minor leaguers) as well a chance to meet Austrian frauleins or herren while you bask in the sun on top of alpine peaks while slurping down your favorite German or Austrian beverage.  Stay tuned for more details!

 

 

David Hanner, President 

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Attention all Euro-Skiers!  After 18 years your Greensboro Skiing and Outing Club is at long last hoping to return to Innsbruck in February, 2016 during Fat Tuesday.  If you are wondering what it was like, see one of the many ski club members who went in 1998.  Fasching parades in Vienna as well as Innsbruck, trips to Garmish and the Mad Prince's castle, visiting Mozart's home town - you name it, we did it!  Not to mention seeing the city of Innsbruck, which has hosted the Winter Olympics twice - all at a price that's meant to impress.  And did I mention there just might be locally crafted brewskis available?  This is one trip even our non-skiers would enjoy.  Stay tuned for more details!"  

 

David Hanner

GSOC President

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