August News Letter 2020


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Message From the President  by Nowell Newman


Note from the President: 

Our first social/club meeting of the summer and since February was a great turn out. It was nice seeing all the faces that we have not seen in so long on July 23rd.  There were 22 members in attendance; yes we made the quorum and we have our new board elected. The weather was great and the night was very productive. Thank you all who came out and thank you Deb and Jack for opening up your beautiful yard to us. It made us all wonder why we have not done this before. Speaking of this, our next meeting will be at Annette and John Ruffner's, our wonderful social chair. More of that to come in this newsletter. As we do not know what the future holds these meetings are even more important to us to stay in contact with our ski family.    

 As always stay safe all, Your pres, Noelle.




Social Events by Annette Ruffner

It was so nice to see you all at the meeting. Thanks Deb and Jack for hosting and as usual, great food!
I actually have a few events to mention this month....finally!

The Joliet Historical Museum is having the Roof Top concerts. You need to:
1. Register for each concert (815-978-1282)      2. Masks are required
3. Bring your own food or snack                         
4. You can purchase drinks

They open at 5:30, music at 6:00. Cost is $10:00 non members, $8.00 members.

August 7-Listening Party,      August 27-The Jib Brothers,     Sept. 11-Chicago Blue Angels (they are good)

They also are doing daily Prison tours, guided and self guided. Need to also register at (312-978-1282) The tour is very interesting, I recommend it.

Attention All Crafters!  Friday, August 14th, at 6:00pm at  Judy McCarthy’s, (joliet). 
Judy has graciously offered to host a wine/beer bottle wind chime project. You will need to bring a favorite empty bottle, and of course one to drink, cause it’s BYOB. Pizza will be ordered, and we will chip in for the cost.
Sounds like a great project and just a fun time. A text or call if you will be attending would be appreciated call for directions .  "Thanks Judy".

!!! Wishing you all safe and healthy days ahead !!!

 Annette, Social Director




From the Editor by Ron Dewey

Memberships expired June 30th, Please renew ASAP.
Applications can be found on the web site. Renew and be part of the fun!

If you do not renew before the October Newsletter is ready to send out, the September Newsletter will be the last one you will receive, until you renew.

The deadline for the September Newsletter is Saturday, August 22.

 Send articles and pictures to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and put “JSC Newsletter” on the subject line. 

You do not have to wait until the 22nd to send something to me. Editor 

        Memo:   Payments for all Joliet Ski Club trips are taken at all meetings, as we would really love to see you,

or can be mailed to PO Box 2542, Joliet, IL 60434-2542.

Checks made payable to Joliet Ski Club
Note the trip name on the memo line. One trip per check.
Payment may include all in your party. Each Trip must be paid in full one month prior to departure.

Now is the time to make sure your Skis, Board, and boots are ready for the coming ski season.




Editor's Notes !!!

There is a new membership Application. One change is for those that are renewing their membership, and none of their information has changed in the last year. If that is the case, all you have to do is check the box above the name line and fill in the lines marked with the three asterisks(***). There is also an additional check box at the bottom for media permission. An application can be found attached to the e-mail this newsletter was attached to. If you receive your newsletter by USPS mail an application form should be included. Renew Now!

Your Editor, Ron



!!! Please Check Details !!!

Details for all CMSC Events and Trips can be found on the CMSC website, .

CMSC has two baseball outing planned. the first is to St. Louis to a Cubs Cardinal game and the second to a White Sox game in Chicago.

The Cubs Trip: CMSC “hit one out of the park” with the 2020 baseball trip July 25 – 26, 2020. We will be going to Busch Stadium in St. Louis for an afternoon game between the Cubs and the Cardinals. This will not be your normal day at the ballpark as we will be hanging out in the all-inclusive “Party Suite” (skybox) in the 200 level with food and drink included. Cost: $413.00 / person  Cancelled

The White Sox Game: Come join fellow CMSC Clubs to see the Chicago White Sox take on the Kansas City Royals on Saturday September 19, 2020. We will meet at 4:00 pm for a Tailgate party. There will be burgers, hot dogs, brats, soft drinks and water provided. BYOB. The game is at 6:10. The seats are in the left field bleachers. All this for $24.00.   Cancelled     

Check CMSC website or Contact Mike Thomas for Details: 630-640-5989 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CMSC PICNIC will be Saturday, August 29, 2020.  A final decision has not been made to have, postpone or cancel. An update will be made when available.   

Windy City Ski Show: The show is still scheduled for September 25-27, 2020. Save the date.

Here is the upcoming trip schedule for CMSC. Deposits can be put down on all these trips now. Please see appropriate Trip page on the CMSC website for details.

The 2021 CMSC European Trip will be to Val d'Isere France and Barcelona Spain Jan 22-Feb 2, 2021

Chicago Week 2021 will be to Mammoth Feb 27-Mar 6 2021
Spring Fling will be South Lake Tahoe April 7-12 2021

The 2021 Trip Seminar: May 15, 2021.

The 2022: Telluride for Chicago Week 2022  Feb 26- Mar 5, 2022. 

Although CMSC could not hold a public Chicago Week bid meeting due to Covid-19 restrictions,

the CMSC board is still hard at work. Due to confidentiality of bids they could not email them. A small committee was put together of CMSC Chicago Week experts to make the decision this year. Hopefully next year will be back to normal.
Check out the CMSC website: 



Chicago Week Trip 2021

February 27 to March 6, 2021



Seven nights lodging in hotel or condo properties, Roundtrip Air, & Bus, Five-day lift ticket, sixth available
Welcome Reception, Two Après Ski Parties, Mountain Tours, Mountain Lunch NASTAR Race, Pub Crawl, Dinner Banquet, and CMSC Credentials  Also Available Options Travel Insurance

JUNIPER SPRINGS CONDOS ski in/ out right next to Eagle Lodge and 6 pack lift, ski school, rentals. Condo will require 4 or 6 persons per unit, on bus route to town and other parts of mountain. Two outdoor pools, six hot tubs, full kitchen, laundry on site, fitness center.

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN INN walking distance to Panorama Gondola, chair 1 and 11. Restaurant on site with bar, heated outdoor pool and two hot tubs, plus one indoor tub. General store onsite, fitness center. On bus route, short walk to Main Lodge, cafeteria, and Yodler Diner.

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN is 7,953 above sea level at base, 11,053 at top. 3,500 skiable acres, 151 trails – 25% green, 40% blue, 20% black, 15% double-black, 3 gondolas, 23 chairs ( 11 high speed ) 400 average inches of snow. Yes, we got 95 inches of that amount on our last trip!

Covid19 / Pandemic cancellation policies to follow when received.
Final date to cancel with no penalties 1 November 2020.

Price per adult ( 64 or less ) at Mammoth Mountain Inn $2005, Price per adult ( 65-79 ) at Mammoth Mountain Inn $1920.
Price for adult with IKON Pass $ 1650, IKON & own transport $1150. 

Payment Schedule:

Deposit $ 400 puts you on list
Second Payment $ 400 due September 17, 2020 Third Payment $ 400 due October 15, 2020 Fourth Payment $ 400 due November 19, 2020 Balance $$ due December 17, 2020

Make Checks out to Joliet Ski Club
Trip Coordinator with CMSC: Jim Boisso, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Information on other CMSC trips to publish in future newsletters



Board Elections and Changes to the Constitution and Bylaws.

Would propose to change to:  The new Executive board was elected, the changes to the constitution and bylaws passed, the change to the associate membership fee was approved, and the new membership forms were introduce. The change over board meeting is set for Wednesday, August 5 at 6 PM.

The next meeting will be at John and Annette Ruffner’s house, "Morris" on Thursday, August 20 at 6 PM.

Sloppy Joes will be served, please bring a dish to pass (preferably pre-packaged), BYOB, and a chair.
Text RSVP John/Annette, - mention if you will be there for the food or just the social/meeting. If you missed the last social meeting you do not want to miss this one.   I hope to see you all there!




Club Member's Notes !!! 

Let's go Skiing by Andrew Chemer

 I am looking to split the cost of gas on non-club trips this season. My hit list includes two trips to Brule, a couple trips to the Boynes, and hoping Lutsen and/or Mt. Bohemia. My typical trip looks like this: leave after work on Friday, ski all day Saturday, ski most of the day Sunday, leave hill, home late Sunday night. Due to the distance of Lutsen or Bohemia, I would probably add a day and either leave Thursday night or come home on Monday. I am also looking to do a week out west in March. I am thinking Big Sky or Jackson Hole. I could very easily be persuaded to do Steamboat or Deer Valley, however. This is ski bumming at its finest. Parking lot slumming, but with heat, running water, a kitchen, and one of the multiple beds. More luxurious than you are thinking. Truly skiing on the cheap. I get about 10mpg (you do the math), burn about $15 in propane for a weekend, and bring all my own food/drinks. I don't care what you do though. My "guests" are eligible for 25% window rate lift tickets at Ikon resorts. I take all possible Covid precautions and will continue to do so as long as recommended. First chair up, ski in - ski out accommodations. Can't be beat! First pic is from Boyne Mountain last season, literally "out my back door." Second pic is somewhere in Colorado. Email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you know ANYONE, non-club member included, that could potentially be interested, please forward my contact info along.

Trip Leader:  Andrew C.



We have found a place to get t-shirts, sweatshirts etc! BIG FROG of Shorewood. at 1141 Brook Forest in Shorewood, right behind Portillos. They have numerous styles to choose from. Custom T-shirts shop for members to order shirts. Shirts can be purchased individually; from what they have in the store or they can also be ordered from a catalog. – we don't need a minimum order. They have our new logo on file – just go in and choose a shirt and decide where and how big you want the logo. Turn around time is usually 24 hours. Trot on over and see what you can find. Let's advertise our Club by wearing JSC shirts!




This, That, and Whatever I Can Use to Fill the Space Below by Ron Dewey:

August has 2 club members that have a Birthday, so say Happy Birthday to them this month !!!

The deadline for the September newsletter is Saturday, August 22nd. 

On the Website there is a new area called "For Sale". Anyone can list things they want to sell. For details and information, on the website, place the curser over EVENTS, then find "!!!! For Sale !!!!" under Social Meetings. If your looking to buy you may find it there.


Non-Normal Schedule:

Due to the Pandemic:
Meeting will be held outdoors when possible, until farther notice.

Meeting locations will differ until farther notice.

Knights of Columbus on Infantry Drive south of Jefferson Street in Joliet at 7PM