July 12, 2023

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Hot Topics:

  • Corn Roast planning meeting is TODAY!
  • July Picnic is Thursday
  • July Happy Hour is next Thursday
  • Lots of summer events!

Upcoming Events:

    • Calendar of Events


      • Ski Trips 2024

      News & Info:

      • Rewards Program to be Discontinued
      • IKON & Epic Passes 
      • Newsletter Schedule

      More Ski Club Info:

        • A2SC Texting Service 
        • A2SC Mobile App

        Note: Click on any of the Bold lines to jump to that section of the newsletter.

        Hot Topics

        1st Corn Roast Planning Meeting is TODAY!

        Our first Corn Roast planning meeting is today, Wednesday, July 12 from 6:00 - 8:00 at Monty's Public HouseCorn Roast Czar Ken Shannon seeks your input and pledge of support.  

        July Picnic is Thursday

        The last summer picnic is this Thursday, July 13 from 6:00-9:00 pm at a new location:

        Southeast Area Park shelter

        2901 E. Ellsworth Road

        Ann Arbor, MI 48108

        (near the NW corner of Platt and Ellsworth)

        We need people to help with grilling, check-in etc. Please click here to signup to help.

        • Hot dogs, hamburgers, beer, wine, soft drinks, chips and paper products will be supplied.
        • Bring a dish to share (optional).
        • No outlets available at the shelter, so please bring your dish ready to serve as-is.
        • Grill space will be available for BYO BBQ if you like.

        Free to paid Ski Club members, $5 for guests.

        July Happy Hour is next Thursday

        Our July happy hour will be held at Captain Joe's Grill in Whitmore Lake on Thursday, July 20 from 5-7:00 PM.  Join us for a fun evening!

        Lots of Summer Events!

        Please check the calendar for lots of summer events! We have everything from a nature hike on a Monday, a picnic, lots of other music events and two weekly bike rides.

        Next issue: Wednesday, July 26. For our complete publication schedule, click here.

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        Upcoming Events

        Wed, Jul 12, 2:00 pm     Bikes & Brews on the Lakeland Trail - EVERY WEDNESDAY

        Wed, Jul 12, 6:00 pm     Corn Roast Organizing Meeting

        Thu, Jul 13, 6:00 pm      July Picnic

        Mon, Jul 17, 2:00 pm     Dexter Monday Bike Rides - EVERY MONDAY

        Thu, Jul 20, 5:00 pm      Roaming Happy Hour - July - Captain Joe's

        Tue, Aug 01, 7:00 pm     Ski Club Nature Hike

        Fri, Aug 04, 6:30 pm      Dexter Music in the Park

        Thu, Aug 10, 11:30 am   Ann Arbor Sonic Lunch
        Fri, Aug 11, 6:00 pm      Downtown Plymouth Music in the Air

        Thu, Aug 17, 11:30 am   Ann Arbor Sonic Lunch

        Thu, Aug 17, 5:00 pm    Roaming Happy Hour - August - Captain Joe's

        Sun, Aug 27, 1:00 pm    Ski Club Corn Roast 2023 @ Ypsilanti Freighthouse

        Thu, Aug 31, 11:30 am   Ann Arbor Sonic Lunch

        Click here to see the full calendar.

        Note: Weekly bike rides on Monday & Wednesday continue throughout the summer.


        Ski Trips 2024

        Jan 5-7        Instructional Ski Trip, Shanty Creek*

        Jan 7-12      Stokely Creek Cross-Country Skiing

        Jan 26-28    Terrace Inn Trip*

        Feb 2-12      Zermatt, Switzerland and Milan, Italy

                           A European Trip for Skiers AND Non-Skiers

        Dates TBD    New England: XC Trip* 

        Feb 17-24    Snowmass (Aspen), CO / Alpine Trip

        Mar 1-3       Munising: XC Taste & Glide Mar 1-3*

        Mar 2-9       Steamboat, CO / Alpine Trip

        Note: Details are not yet available for the trips with a *.

        News & Info

        Rewards Program to be Discontinued

        As we go into the new 2023-24 membership year on May 1, we will be discontinuing the Rewards program. Anyone with volunteer reward points will be able to redeem them until the Corn Roast on August 27. After this date, the A2 ski club will open a club store where different items can be purchased.

        Please contact Lisa Salisbury to redeem your points for merchandise and also find out how many you have. Click here to see the rewards flyer.

            IKON & Epic Passes

            Sports America offers us a portal for buying IKON and EPIC passes. See the links below. We get a 6% rebate on your purchase price that is applied to the cost of any ski trips you take next year.  If you have questions, contact Jim Kelly.  

            Please note that for some trips, including Snowmass/Aspen, buying lift tickets as part of the trip package, will be MUCH cheaper than buying an IKON pass.



            Newsletter Schedule

            This newsletter will be published on the following Wednesdays at 5:00 PM:

            • July 26
            • August 9
            • August 23
            • September 13

            Deadline is 48 hours prior to publication (Mondays at 5:00 PM). Send contributions to Anne Gilbert.

            More Ski Club Info

            A2SC Texting Service

            The Ann Arbor Ski Club texting service for members is now operational and available for sign-up. To use this optional service you must opt in by updating your A2SC membership profile.

            Here’s How:

            Log in to the A2SC website. (Hint - Use the email address where you received this eBlast)

            Once logged in follow these steps:

            1. Click the large red “Edit Profile” box.
            2. Head down to “We would like to send you relevant text messages”.
            3. To read the consent agreement click the link that says “I consent to receive text messages. From….” . Note that it will open in a separate window.
            4. Return to the original window to consent to the agreement by checking the box next to the link. Leave blank if you do not agree or do not want to receive text messages.
            5. Return to the top of the page and click the large red “Save” box.
            6. To log out click the person icon in the upper right corner and select “Log Out”.

            After that look forward to receiving your first text alert in the next few days.

            A2SC Mobile App

            The Ann Arbor Ski Club has a mobile app.  It runs on IOS and Android.  Jeff Crawford has written a nice piece on how to download the app.

            Members have reported problems with the app.  An upgrade will correct the issue.  You have to delete it from your phone, then reload.




            Signed up for text messages

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