August News Letter 2019



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Message From the President  by Nowell Newman

July is in full swing. Memberships for the new season are on the way and trips are being planned.
The garden is doing as well as to be expected in this heat. Can't wait to bite into these squashes and pickle these English pickling pickles. (picture in news letter) Remember to keep hydrated, wear your sunscreen and go see Footloose. So cool that Cara and Grace are in it together. Who knew we had such talent in the club. Your Pres Noelle

 Your pres, Noelle.



Social Events by Annette Ruffner


It’s heating up and difficult to think about snow, but even to me it doesn’t sound to bad!!

PAST EVENTS: Meet and Eat at Hero’s West was enjoyed by 5 of us.

We have been able to do some golfing. A little warm and rainy, but we were able to play most of the time.

UP COMING EVENTS: Our August Meet and Eat will be at La Mex on Thursday the 1st at 6:00. Let me know if you will be there to give them a head count. I hope to sit outside, and enjoy a nice evening. Call John or Annette, leave message.
On Saturday, August 3rd at 7:30 the musical “FOOTLOOSE “ will be at the Billie Limacher theatre, 201 W. Jefferson. Grace Newman and Cara Lewandowski, our young skiers will have parts in the play. You can reserve tickets by calling 1-779-227-5172.  Adults $18.00 Seniors $15.00 I’m pretty sure it’s general seating.
If you would like to eat before the play, I’ll be making reservations at Jameson’s for 5:30. Please let me know so I can get a head count, by Call John or Annette. Leave message.
The Slammers last $2.00 Tuesday game is August 13th at 7:05. They are playing the Washington Wildthings. If you are going, let me know and how many tickets you need and I will purchase them early that evening, so we can sit together. Hope you can come and enjoy the game.🌭 🍺

Social director,   Annette R.

 Have fun, Be safe, and Enjoy!!!    



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 Thursday, 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 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 Note !!!

Some club trips are still in the planning stage. The Welch Village weekend trip is set, and 30 skiers have already signed-up at the July meeting. There is room for 9 or 10 more on the trip; although, you will have to buy your own lift tickets. See more information on the Welch Village trip in this newsletter. Skylar is working on the other weekend trip. Sherry has details to work out for the western trip to Banff, and as in the past the club will be participating in the CMSC Chicago Week, this year to Whitefish Mountain Resort in Montana. Jim Boisso is coordinating that trip.

CMSC has some other events and trips planned. First is a bus trip ($239/person) to Cincinnati on August 10 and 11, 2019 for a Cubs game, there may be some spots still available. Next is the CMSC Picnic on August 24 at the Norge Ski Jumping Hill in Fox River Grove, There is free food and a ski jumping demonstration. This event is free, but you must register on the CMSC website. The European trip ($2167) to Grindelwald, Switzerland. This trip is January 31 to February 8, 2020. There is an optional extension ($478) to Athens, Greece, February 8 to 11, 2020. Lastly, is the Spring fling 2020 trip ($1190) to South Lake Tahoe, California, April 5 to 11, 2020. In 2021, the CMSC Chicago Week will be to Mammoth, California. Details for all CMSC Events and Trips can be found on the CMSC website, .

Lastly, the Windy City Ski and Snowboard Show is September 27 and 28, 2019. More details in the September newsletter.



Welch Village Weekend Ski trip

January 3-5, 2020--Welch Village Ski & Snowboard Area – Red Wing, MN

It’s that time of year again and our first weekend trip to start the season off is a favorite for us all!

30 skiers have already signed-up for this trip at the July Meeting.

Your trip begins:

6PM Friday night, bus departs from Knights of Columbus @ Infantry Drive on Lamers coach. Box dinner catered by Doing Thyme through K of C. Meal options will be available later. Water furnished on bus, all other beverages are BYOB.
Two days of lift tickets (included for the first 30 skiers; after 30 skiers, price will be $70 less and tickets will need to be purchased on-line on your own for best pricing).
Rentals and lesson information available upon request or visit: Rentals will not be at a group rate unless we have 15 or more rentals. Please note that they do have a lift ticket/rental/lesson package that may work better for you and you can pre-register for a discount as well.
Lodging is at the Super 8 in Red Wing, MN (651-388-0491). Indoor pool and hot tub available 24hrs a day.
Saturday and Sunday continental breakfast available starting @ 6AM. Saturday dinner is on your own – restaurants within walking distance or order in. Liberty Restaurant has a shuttle for transportation to/from. All are good eats. Bowling available across the street. Saturday game night.
Trip pricing is based on 30 seats. We have pre-purchased 30 lift tickets at a discounted price of $35 per day. This is a cheaper rate than the group rate offered by Welch.Club prices are:

Skiers 1-30: Adult $300 / Child $220 staying with 2 adults in their room.

Skiers 31+ and non-skier: Adult $230 / Child $150 staying with 2 adults in their room. This DOES NOT include lift tickets. You have the option to pre-purchase your own discounted lift tickets online through (The lift tickets will not be $35/day but will be cheaper than purchasing them at the resort ticket window; the sooner you purchase, the better. Ticket window pricing is $60, ages 13-61; Age 5-12 and senior $50.)

This trip will be closed at 40 persons or one month prior to the trip: December 3rd.

Scheduled payments:

Initial deposit at sign up       $50/person

Balance due November 7th $250/person ($180 without lift tickets)

Payments 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 trip name on the memo line. One trip per check. Payment may include all in your party.

Trip must be paid in full one month prior to departure.

Your Welch trip leaders, Jim & Salle Rorie.



CMSC Chicago Week 2020 Whitefish, Montana
Whitefish Mountain resort February 29 to March 7, 2020


Whitefish welcomes skiers and riders who are seeking a mountain that is beautiful, affordable, any\d yet is not crowded. Rising above the town of Whitefish, Whitefish mountain resort charms its guests with a friendly fun-loving vibe, variety of terrain, and virtually no lift lines. This is the quintessential skier’s mountain averaging more than 300 inches of snow annually on 3,000 acres of bowls, chutes, glades, and groomed runs on all aspects.

Mountain facts and information:
Summit: 6,817 feet (with breathtaking views of Glacier National Park!) Base: 4,464 feet
Vertical drop: 2,353 feet
Town of Whitefish: 3,036 feet
Annual snowfall (5 year average): 333 inches or almost 28 feet
Longest run: Hellfire, 3.3 miles
Trail classification and percent of each: Easier 12%
Intermediate 38%
Difficult 44%
Most Difficult 6% (use extra caution!)
Terrain Parks: 4 (plus a skier cross/boarder cross course)
Lift system:
3 High-speed Quad Chair lifts 2 Quad Chair lifts
7 Triple Chair lifts
2 T-bars
1 Carpet conveyor
On the average ski day the ratio of skiers to acres is an amazing 1:1.
The average high and low winter temperatures are 32°F and 17°F.
Whitefish Mountain Resort offers skiing for everyone on its 3,000 skiable acres. From its bowls and tree runs to the 50 miles of groomed trials that are done each night. Also, for those that want it there is night skiing on Friday and Saturday.
For Après ski, dining, and more, there are more than 56 restaurants and bars, three breweries and distilleries, 14 art galleries, and over 45 retail stores. Enough to keep anyone busy when they are not on the mountain. (Editor’s note: This is one of my favorite places to ski, just amazing.)

The Trip includes:

Seven night lodging at the Firebrand Hotel
Roundtrip airfare and Whitefish ground transportation.
Five day lift ticket and mountain tours
Welcome Reception
Mountain lunch
Nastar race
Pub Crawl
Two Aprés ski parties
Banquet dinner with music and dancing
Your personal CMSC credential that gets you into all of these activities

About the lodging:
The Firebrand Hotel is located in downtown Whitefish. You sleep at 3,000 feet elevation. There is a hot tub on the roof, a fitness room, full bar, WIFI, live music, onsite dinning, hotel shuttle, and onsite ski storage (also available on hill at the base lodge for a fee). The rooms are luxurious with large bathrooms and daily maid service. The hotel is 1 1/2 blocks from the town snow shuttle, and within 4 blocks of most downtown restaurants and stores.

Trip Prices (based on double occupancy):

Adult (under 65)      $1904.00

Senior (65-69)         $1871.00

Super Senior (70+)  $1662.00

Non-skier                 $1662.00

Payment Schedule:

Deposit at sign-up   $50.00
August 15                $450.00
September 19         $450.00
October 17              $450.00
November 21          Balance due ($504.00, $471.00, or $262.00)
No penalty cancellation date is November 1, 2019.

Make all checks payable to the “Joliet Ski Cub” with the trip name on the memo line.

Trip coordinator:
Contact: Jim Boisso ,   E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



For Sale!

Rhoda Schirmer has a large selection of ski apparel and equipment for sale. She has gloves, mittens, ski jackets, long underwear, helmets, skis, ski boots, poles, etc.

If you are interested give her a call 815 254-6278.

Ski equipment from Teri Carlson. Contact her at 815-741-3819 for pricing. Men’s boots; boot warmer, ski bag, pants and one knee brace.

Norm’s ski’s have been sold and will be put to good use in the future! Go to the club website (click address at the top of the page) to see pictures of the items For Sale.

From Noelle Newman: Any collected hotel toiletries that you are not using or have collected and don't want, can be given to Noelle to be given to the Daybreak Shelter in Joliet.  




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 3 club members that have a Birthday, so say Happy Birthday to them this month !!!

The deadline for the September newsletter is Thursday 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.


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