January News Letter 2022


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                                                 !!! Meeting Schedule !!!

                                                    Meetings are the Third
                                                   Thursday of every month
                                                at - 7 pm.





*** New Meeting Place ***

Meetings are now held at Jameson’s Pub, 2755 Black Road, Joliet, in their private meeting room. 

Important Notice: Future meetings will be the third Thursday of the Month. .

They are not charging us for the room and there is no minimum food or drink purchase required. I would suggest that we patronize them by ordering drinks perhaps partaking a meal before the meeting.


Message From the President  by Jim Boisso

As I sit here having just finished mulching all the leaves and grass in the yard, I hear the announcer on the radio saying the forecast for the weekend is for snow. This got me searching the resorts in the Rockies and Midwest for conditions. A little lean for this time of year especially out west. Reservoir levels are way down, but the cycles of mother nature come round in her own pattern and all we can do is enjoy what she gives us.
For those who didn’t make the December meeting, I wish you all a happy holiday season, hope you got all your shopping done, and we will see you all on the slopes. Remember just because there isn’t any white moisture in your yard or driveway does not mean it can’t be found with a short drive north or west, Iowa, not the mountains, or you could!


Think Snow, and be young at heart.

Your pres, Jim B.



Social Events by John & Annette Ruffner 

Where’s the snow??? How can you go skiing??? Head north or maybe west to find the white stuff. Well, let’s hope the ski trips will be awesome!!
We had a couple really nice events in December. The Drury Lane “Holiday Inn” play was excellent. The Rialto “Motown Christmas“ was a rocking in your seat night. It was
great! Those guys can still do some moves.

That is about it for this year. Wishing you all a Merry and Bright season, with gifts you wanted, food you love and some tasty beverages to top it all off.
Happy New Year to all 🍾 ,enjoy your winter skiing trips ⛷ ,and be safe. 😷
We look forward to seeing you in the spring.

Happy Holiday wishes to everyone.
Any questions text or call me.

Your Social Team, 👍

  John & 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 February Newsletter is Sunday, January 16th.

 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. The payment schedule is determined by the trip leader. 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 !!!


Email Addresses:
If you change your email address, please let me know your new address ASAP. This will insure that you will not miss any important news blasts or newsletters. Also, if you do not receive your newsletter by the 1st of the month or recieve meeting reminders notices before the meeting email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let me know.  Editor



Welch Village Weekend Trip 

*** Important  Update *** 

Welch trip January 7-9 2022
This trip will be a drive up trip again this year. Hotel reservations, lift ticket, rentals, and lesson purchases are your responsibility. Here is the information on the two hotels where some people may be staying.

1819 Old West Main Street.,  Red Wing, MN 55066 , Phone: 651-385-9060
Room rate: $116.91 per night (Fri. & Sat.) with AAA or AARP discount or tell them you are with the Joliet Ski Club.

Super8 by Wyndham Red Wing
232 Withers Harbor Drive., Red Wing, MN 55066 ,  Phone: 651-347-6954
Room rate: $74.51 per night with AAA or AARP discount

FYI, the Westphal group, Dewey group, and Sherry and Queenie are staying at the AmericInn. For more information about lift tickets, rentals, lessons, and Visitor Guide go to welchvillage.com
Call or text Sherry if you plan on going or have any more questions.

By: Sherry Lepacik, Your Welch Village Trip Leader...


Important Information: For anyone planning to ski up at Welch Village this season, please be advised that all skiers need to sign a "Release of Liability Form" in advance on-line. This form is then good for the entire 2021/2022 season. A separate Liability Form is also required in advance for anyone renting ski or snowboard equipment at Welch. All those planning to ski at Welch Village should access the Welch Village Website ( www.welchvillage.com ) and click on "Tickets, Passes & Rentals," then "Release of Liability Forms," to submit their liability form. If this is not done in advance (since folks are not informed of this requirement in Welch's Visitor's Guide), it is my understanding that one will have to do it on-line via their phone when at Welch, where Internet services are sometimes not very good. For any questions, contact Welch Village at 651/258-4567.    by: Barb Westphal





!!! Please Check Details !!!

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

The 2022 CMSC European trip  will be from January 28-February 8 to Val d'Isere, France with an extension to Barcelona, Spain. At last notice there were 6 spaces left. For more details see the CMSC website or contact Randy Baustert 847-622-3968.

  • Chicago Week 2022: will be to Telluride, Feb 26-Mar 5, 2022. Something to think about. See Details Below.
  • The 2022 CMSC Spring Fling: will be to Schwietzer, Idaho from March 30-April 4. More details See CMSC WebSite point to CMSC Events and click on Spring Fling.
  • Chicago Week 2023: will be to Mammoth, CA February 25-March 4. Something to think about.
  • The CMSC Ski and Ride Magazine: is now available on the CMSC website. 



February 26–March 5, 2022

The club has 7 Members signed up for this trip. Airline information is not yet known.

We are hoping to fly Southwest Airline. If you have any questions contact:

Jim B.  at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Travel Insurance is available.

Trip includes:

Ground transport in Colorado.
Seven nights lodging in one of five resort hotels or condos.  A five out of six-day lift ticket with sixth available.

Welcome party & NASTAR Race,   Pub Crawl & Après Ski Parties,   Dinner Banquet and dancing Thursday evening.

Current price range without airfare { expected in May or June }:

Hotel in town $1475 — $1515,     Condos in town $1745 — $1865,      Bear Creek Lodge ( Mountain Village ) $1960 — $2035,.

PLEASE LET JIM BOISSO know that you are interested ASAP, WE NEED TO MAKE A DEPOSIT, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., text please. Make all checks out to the Joliet Ski Club, pull Telluride on the memo line. 

Check out the CMSC website:  www.skicmsc.com  



!!! Club Member's Notes !!! 

 First Days and Other Memories...
What are your memories of the first day you skied, or of that special day that every so often happens when we do not expect it? What are your ski stories? Here is the second story in what I hope will be a long series of such stories. Please share your story with us in the newsletter. 

 Editor By, Ron Dewey


Paul’s Winter Village and Ski Hill

I had more fun with my ski village this year, adding more houses and making a ski hill! Hopefully this inspires others to add to their holiday decorations. I hope you all had Merry Christmas and will have a Happy New Year.    by: Paul Dewispelaere

For anyone who would like to send a sympathy card to the family of Andrea Love,
who sadly passed away on 12/10/2021, here is the address for her husband:

John Boley
124 Michelle Circle
Medina, TN 38355 



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:

January has 5 club members that have a Birthday, so say Happy Birthday to them this month !!!

The deadline for the February newsletter is Sunday, January 16th. 

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.


Jameson’s Pub, 2755 Black Road, Joliet, IL.