It's been a long time since I've posted a message to my blog. I just wish there were more hours in the days and days in the year to accomplish everything I would like to. I cannot believe another year has come and gone so fast! Feels like only yesterday I became your President and now Elections 2013-14 approaches. Working on the GSOC Board of Directors as Webmaster and Database Support for a number of years and President the last year, the time has come to move one of my positions to Past President 2013-14. The year has been a rewarding experience for myself. However with my IT career demands, I must make the time to hit my studies again, keeping myself on top of the game in the ever-changing IT field. I plan to remain on as your Webmaster and provide Database Support to the GSOC.
As Election Night March 13, 2013 draws near, the same night as the Chili Cook-off, please consider pledging yourself to one of GSOC Board of Directors positions. With the exception of the GSOC Race Director, all Board positions are open to all members. An overview of the positions available are on our website. If you would like to pledge yourself and have questions on the details of these positions, please contact me or Secretary Carney Bryant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GSOC is only as good as its members, so chip in and pledge your time to the GSOC cause. If you cannot serve time on our Board, please consider being a GSOC Trip Leader. Our Western Trips Director, George Nauman needs and will mentor trip leaders, so you will have guidance. Being a trip leader on one of the upcoming CSC trips to Steamboat, Lake Tahoe and Banff Canada is a great stepping stone to GSOC trip leading.
Outings....we need more of these as well as the climate is tending to staying warmer.....longer. If you are unsure that an upcoming outing or trip idea will not pull enough members, as a member of the Crescent Ski Council, GSOC non-skiing trips can be open to other CSC clubs. That's the beauty of the CSC, as GSOC is never alone.
I end this blog post reiterating I cannot believe another year has come and went so fast. GSOC has been through a lot during the past year and always continues to go forward. I am so pleased to be part of this journey.
GSOC President & Webmaster
I hope everyone had a great summer and was able to attend at least a few of the events and membership socials during the warm weather months. Cecil Buchanan gave us some great photos of the GSOC Picnic in August and they have been posted to the website. Cecil is sort of our "Club Photographer" of the events he attends as he can always be counted on for those club "Kodak Moments". Thank you Cecil for continually sharing your photos and for all your volunteering efforts for the club. You're the tops in the webmaster's book!
As Autumn sets in with its stimulating cooler temperatures, volunteers have been spreading the word on a number of events for all to enjoy from artsy festivals to camping in the great outdoors and of course Halloween! This year GSOC is really in the "Trick or Treat" moment, as our annual Halloween Party is on October 31st at the Buckhead Saloon! It's always more fun in costume, so start planning that killer costume now. Full details will be coming soon.........
The annual showing of this season's Warren Miller film, "Flow State" is Tuesday, December 11th at the Carousel and our annual Holiday Party follows. Just a quick note on our Holiday Party....we are in planning stages of something a little more "special" for you all and details will be coming soon! But mark your calendars for Wednesday, December 12 as the official date of the Holiday Party and do plan on attending!
This is almost the favorite time of the year for many of us, as the cooler weather automatically makes us think, SNOW SEASON IS COMING and NOW I really need to have my winter adventures set for the season. Our volunteers really did an excellent job with filling up the club's winter itinerary. We have our ever-popular Steamboat Ski/Race/Ride Camp in December, Crested Butte in January and Copper mountain in February. Locally, there will be lots of cheers for our Race Team for another award-winning season! Local training sessions are available, so why don't you skiers and boarders give it a try and look to qualify and join our team this season!
Look for Bowling starting in January and the official date of our Chili Cook-off is March 13, 2013!
Many thanks to all our volunteers and members as you make all of this possible!
All the best always,
GSOC President & Webmaster