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Ann Arbor Ski Club Weekly Newsletter


2 . 20 . 2022


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State of the Club

BOD News

The Board held a meeting on 17-FEB.  Like the previous meeting it was held online.  It was a newsworthy meeting.  See below.

  • Upcoming General Meetings were discussed and details worked out.
  • Next year's meetings were considered too.  It's time to make reservations, particularly if any are to be held at Cobblestone.  They opened recently.  Sites still TBD.
  • Schuss/Shanty & Big Sky behind us; both successful.  Alas each was affected by a single member each testing positive for Covid at departure.
  • Terrace and Park City are ahead.  Terrace has room, Park City is full.  More cancellations than usual this year has kept Trip Leaders busy!
  • New Western Trips coordinator, Jim Kelly is off to a fast start.
  • The BOD made some changes to the Rewards program.  Details are in this newsletter below.
This IS the trip planning season. Make sure J Kelly hears your ideas.

A Declared Candidate for President!

Good news we have an announced candidate for President, Lisa Salisbury.

As the Board's chosen candidate she is now a heavy favorite to win the election at the Annual Meeting on April 21.

35-Day Rule

All candidates for President must declare to the BOD their intent to run by 17-MAR, 35 days before the election.

This new rule was added a few years ago as a courtesy to declared candidates.

The 35-day rule does not apply to Directors on the Board.  They can be nominated all the way up to the day of the election.

But, a committee has formed to receive nominations and run the election.  You don't need to wait to the last minute to nominate.

Nominating Committee

Lance Burghardt
Kathy Homiak
Nancy Marcotte
Greg Robertson
Janet Starr

Greg is the chair.


BOD Candidates

Five Six existing BOD members have offered to serve again.  Four Five Six additional club members have put their names in the hat.

Existing: Lisa Salisbury, Greg Robertson, Lane Hotchkiss, Darlene Morin, Alan Osterdale, and Joe Knopp.

New: Anne Gilbert, Susan Brown, Mike Timmerman, Todd Newman, and Vicki Watson.

We need more candidates-- at least two!

Maybe... (see below)

We may have a full slate and even more.  Just before  publication a slew of emails came in with more names and your editor hasn't had time to sort it out.  But, don't let that stop you from joining the fun.


And, we need voters!  At least 57, to achieve quorum at the Annual Meeting so that we can complete the first election in two years.   

Enough members, 57, have to attend the meeting.

Put it on your calendar now, PLEASE!

Interesting Note

Because the Annual Meeting got delayed twice all BOD slots are up for election at the same time.

Normally the 2-year terms are staggered.

There's a solution for that.  The top 5 vote getters are assigned 2-year terms and the remaining candidates receive 1-year terms. 

It's in the Constitution.


General Meetings

Proof of Covid vaccination required to join a club General Meeting.  You will have to show proof at the door to enter.

Mt. Brighton is an exception.  We'll follow their rules.

Mar 10 Mt. Brighton
Apr 07 Good Times Get-Together
Apr 21 Election, Annual Biz Meeting, AND Aloha Party
May 15 Mega-Party

Held at the Union Hall, except for the March Mt. Brighton Pizza Party.

DJ Paul  !!

at the April 7 GM
Union Hall Location

Live Band (TBD)
at the April 21 Union Hall Annual Meeting


Night-on-The-Town Events



Rooms are available at Terrace!  But, you must act fast.  This trip is only days away.

Status of Ski Trips


MACC Racing

Two race weekends are behind us. Two more weekends are ahead.  More detail is in Alan's report below.

Alan's Racing Report

Two more race weekends are coming.  February 26-27 and March 10-12.  Lodging is a little up in the air at this time.  The old place got sold.  Our team is looking for new digs.  If you have a suggestion send it to Alan.

Download the MACC schedule here.


Tips & Member News

Another Look at Big Sky 2022
Lots of nice photography

Carol Metty and Lane Hotchkiss led a trip to Big Sky last week.  From pictures their group posted on Facebook it appears the snow was sufficient, but not special, though the skies were pretty damn good.   

Lone Peak wasn't socked in all week as can happen hence there are a lot of nice Lone Peak shots to share.

Photo Credits: Brown, Brown, Lagerwey, Doran, Lusk, Lusk, Marcotte, Shannon, Spoelman, Spoelman



Changes to the Rewards Program got approved by the BOD at their recent meeting.   Our website will start reflecting those changes soon.  For now here's a preview.  

  • Prices are going up-- both cash and points required
  • Merch changes
    • Iron-on Patch added
    • Flag removed
  • Also, we're no longer supporting online purchases.  You must contact the Rewards Program Administrator to complete either a cash purchase or exchange of points.  Lisa Salisbury is currently our Administrator.

Prices go up on May 15, the day of our Megaparty.  You may purchase items from our Store at existing cash and Snowbuck rates until then.  Contact Lisa and watch for more information here in the coming weeks.


Rewards Program

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Code of Conduct

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We know how to behave responsibly!

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A2SC By The Numbers

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Paid-Up Members


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Facebook Members


Meet-Up Members


Volunteer Rewards Participants

Updated numbers coming soon.

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