I hope everyone is having a wonderful 2018 so far. The local weather in Chicago has been quite inconsistent but the slopes out west and in Michigan near our lodge and by Indianhead as well as in Wisconsin by Granite Peak are all doing well as of this writing.
Our trips soon will be going out. If you have any interest in any of these trips you should contact a member of our board or come out to the February general meeting to check on availability of the trip or trips that you are interested in. There is a day trip to Wilmot on January 28th with ABSF. Our first lodge trip will be February 2nd – 4th followed by our Granite Peak trip with ABSF the weekend of February 9th – 11th. Our Indianhead/Powderhorn trip is the weekend of February 23rd – 25th, followed quickly by another lodge trip the weekend of March 9th – 11th. The 9th annual Brew-Ski Festival is at Boyne Highlands on that Saturday with over 285 beers from around the world and over 70 breweries. Our final trip is our Copper Mountain the week of March 24th to 31st. This trip is currently waitlisted. They are all sure to be a great time. You can check out the trips in this SnowTimes issue and also look at our website for details.
Our next general meeting will be February 1st, 2018 at Real Time Sports starting at 7pm. Of course you do not need to wait until the general meeting to sign up and pay for a trip or to become a member as all the forms are online and can be filled out and mailed in and payments can all be done online.
In terms of upcoming social events we are having a Blackhawks Road Watch on January 30th at Buffalo Wild Wings at 301 E Euclid Ave. in Mount Prospect near Randhurst Shopping Center. On February 3rd we are having a Wolves outing. They will be playing the Rockford Icehogs. They are the Blackhawks minor league affiliate. Unfortunately the tickets that our club obtained for the Wolves outing have been sold out.
We have decided that with all of the trips going out in February that we will have our next social event in March. We are also already focusing on our Spring Banquet in April tentatively scheduled for April 29th as of right now.
We are also currently taking nominations for our elected board. We are also looking for anyone interested in being on our board in terms of appointed positions. Please see anyone on the current board if you have any interest in being on our board for next year.
Enjoy the rest of your SnowTimes Newsletter. All of the upcoming activities and social events will also be detailed online and in the various links associated with this SnowTimes Newsletter.
Hopefully you can join us on one or more of the upcoming trips and we also hope to see you at a future meeting or social event.
Russ (Prez: Four Winds Ski, Ride & Socialize Club)