September News Letter 2022


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                                                 !!! Meeting Schedule !!!

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





*** Meeting Place ***


Meetings are now held at Jamesonโ€™s Pub, 2755 Black Road, Joliet, in their private meeting room. 

Important Notice:  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

Holy cow! Iโ€™m writing this in mid-August, can it be true? Third night in a row that the temperature will be in the fifties. Turned my air off three days ago and have had mother nature cool the house at night and stayed cool during the day. Regular gas in LaSalle / Peru was $3.989 and my tank was full, sorry thatโ€™s a little far for most of you to venture, but it is hopeful.
How are your winter schedules working out? My hopes are for five weeks of snow adventures here in the Midwest and the Rockies.

Keep thinking snow and be safe.

Your pres, Jim B.



Social Events by John & Annette Ruffner 

๐ŸŒž ๐ŸŒทGreetings Fall is on it's way!๐ŸŒท ๐ŸŒž 

Fall will soon be in the air along with football, sweatshirts, and bonfires. Then on to the ski hills in winter. Hoping itโ€™s a great winter for enjoying the slopes.

"Report" Station One in Plainfield was our Meet and Eat destination. It was attended by 6 of us, good food and drinks.
It was a beautiful night for the Slammers game. Attended by 7 of us, we enjoyed a 4-3 win. It was also, bring your dog night, even the dogs were cheering them on! โšพ๐Ÿ” ๐ŸŒญ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ˜โšพ

Saturday, September 10 the 3 French Hens craft event will be at Jenniferโ€™s Gardens in Morris on Gore Rd. Cruise night in downtown Morris is in the evening. There will be one in October and November also, on the 2nd Saturday of the month.
Check it out.
 ๐Ÿ“ ๐Ÿ“ ๐Ÿ“ ๐Ÿš™

Sunday, September 11 at 4:00pm, a cook out at the Ruffnerโ€™s. Rain or shine. We will have hamburgers and hot dogs. Please RSVP, text or call, bring a dish to pass, itโ€™s BYOB. Bring a lawn chair. This will take the place of a Meet and Eat. ๐Ÿ” ๐ŸŒญ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ˜

Looking ahead at the Rialto,
On Wednesday, October 5 at 7:30pm. ($42.50) The Fab Four (Beatle concert). These guys have been doing shows world wide. If you are interested please let me know ASAP, so I can get balcony tickets.
๐ŸŽผ ๐ŸŽท ๐ŸŽป ๐ŸŽบ ๐ŸŽผ

Looking way ahead, the Christmas show at the Rialto.
On Saturday, December 17 at 8:00pm. ($45.00) The Rat Pac will be preforming their Christmas show. This will be our holiday event, and if we book early we could do dinner before. RSVP, Text or Call, if you are interested. These are balcony seats.

๐ŸŽผ ๐ŸŽท ๐ŸŽป๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿฅ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽบ๐ŸŽฟ  Your Social Team,๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿฅ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽบ ๐ŸŽธ ๐ŸŽบ ๐ŸŽผ

  โšพ๐Ÿ”โšพ๐ŸŒญโšพ๐Ÿบโšพ๐ŸŽธ๐Ÿฅ๐ŸŽท๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ‘จ  John & Annette, Social Director ๐Ÿ‘ฉ ๐Ÿทโ›ท ๐Ÿ˜ท ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿทโšพ๐Ÿฅคโšพ๐Ÿฟโšพ๐Ÿฅจโšพ



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 October Newsletter is Thursday, September 22nd.

 Send articles and pictures to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and put โ€œJSC Newsletterโ€ 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"




!!! Please Check Details !!!

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

  • The Cubs vs. the Colorado Rockies game on Sunday, September 18 at 1:20pm. See the CMSC website for details.
  • European Trip 2023 will be to Ischgl, Austria and Prague, Czech Republic, January 27-February 8. See the CMSC website for details.
  • Chicago Week 2023 will be to Mammoth, CA. February 25-March 4. We are going on this trip as a club. See the article on below and the CMSC website for more details.
  • The 2023 CMSC Spring Fling will be to Park City from April 1-6. For details go to the CMSC Website.
  • Chicago Week 2024 will be to Banff, Canada, February 25-March 2. Something to think about.
  • The CMSC Ski and Ride Magazine is now available on the CMSC website.. 


CMSC Chicago Week to Mammoth Mountain
February 25 to March 4, 2023

     We have filled all 10 spaces we reserved on this trip. We should be able to get more spaces for anyone that wants to go.

The flights and ground prices are locked in. Price for double occupancy Queen size beds $2,259 per skier, King size bedroom $2,429 per skier. Check with Jim for price reductions for Ikon, 80+ years old, Seniors 65-79, non Chicago flyers and/or bus travelers.

Deposit $300; 2nd payment $350, July 21; 3rd payment $350, September 15; 4th payment $350, October 20; 5th payment $350, November 17; balance due, December 15.

To see trip details go to the CMSC home page, find and click on CMSC Events, then find and click on Chicago Week 2023.

Anyone wishing to sign up for the Chicago Week 2023 Mammoth Mountain trip or has questions please contact Jim Boisso at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,




February 2 โ€“ 9, 2023



Round trip air via Alaska Air

Round trip ground Kelowna Airport to Cahilty Hotel about 3 hours.

Seven nights lodging based on double adult occupancy

Five-day Adult lift (more days available), All Taxes and Tips

Seven hot breakfasts at Hotel

***Prices have gone down from what they were in the last newsletter:

Prices: Adult $1675, Senior 65+ $1615, Non skier $1380, Adult Six day $1745, Senior Six day $1660.

All prices based on sixteen skiers. Airfare is not finalized.

PAYMENTS:   Deposit $300          

$300 August 18,  $300 September 15,   $300 October 20 ,  $300 November 17,  Balance Due December 15.

Make all checks payable to Joliet Ski Club Trip Leader Jim Boisso  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Twenty feet of average snow fall, 4270 skiable acres, 10% green, 58% blue, 24% black, 8% d-black. 13 lifts 138 trails, 20+ cafes & restaurants, 35 + shops all in the village area, sleep at 4120 feet MSL, highest peak 6825 feet MSL. Skiable area has increased one/third since our last visit.

Cahilty lodge is on slope ski in/out, restaurant on site, indoor & outdoor hot tubs, gym, ski storage, coin operated laundry, TV DVD, coffee maker, microwave, mini- fridge, two queen beds per room, full bath.

There are 34 Kilometers of groomed Nordic ski trails, Snowshoe tours, Dog sledding, Mountain hosts, ski biking, snowmobiling, horse drawn sleigh rides, tubing park, snow groomer rides.




Splendors of Europe River Cruise!!!


Greetings from the vacation pen of Jim Boisso, one of my bucket list items has been to cruise the Rhine and Danube rivers of central Europe. If you have not been to one of the last two meetings, here is your chance to share in the information of the trip in September of 2023.

The cruise starts in Amsterdam and ends in Budapest over a sixteen-day tour. Fourteen nights aboard the Emerald Star-Ship, 41 meals included while you visit fifteen cities in five countries with English speaking guides. Extra activities are available during the dayโ€™s travels.

The trip is NOT a Joliet Ski Club sponsored trip, but one that I wish to make our members aware of for your possible vacation plans. If enough people are interested, a representative from the tour company can come to our September 2022 meeting and give a presentation of the trip. You can also find it online โ€“ Mayflower Cruises and Tours. We can sign up with one or twenty people, no need to make a minimum.

If you are interested in the tour or would just like to hear the presentation, please respond to Jim at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the end of August โ€™22.  




!!! 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. 

 No Notes: This Month, But Let Make Memories!!!

 Editor By, Ron Dewey 


 โ„ ๐Ÿ˜By: Ron Dewey



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. โ€“ we don't need a minimum order. They have our new logo on file โ€“ 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 4 club members that have a Birthday, so say Happy Birthday to them this month !!!

The deadline for the October newsletter is Thursday, September 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.



Jamesonโ€™s Pub, 2755 Black Road, Joliet, IL.