Hi everyone! It’s me again! Checking in for the last time before the long summer nap. I think it’s called “estivation”.
Things you need to know for the summer are as follows:
1. Wax your skis before you put them away for the year. You can buy white summer wax at All Seasons. You need to do this even if you have non wax skis. Crayon it on good and thick. This will prevent your base from drying out and turning gray, which is a sign of a degrading base. Look after your gear
2. Trails and lodge are open to walkers and bikers. Park in the front lot by the highway. There will be logging on the Dog Trail this summer so don’t go there.
3. If you’re out that way, check out the new Clearwater Lake Interpretive Trail that has just opened. It’s a 6km, easy/moderate difficulty hike and takes about 2 hours. Well worth having a look.
4. We have a work party coming up this coming weekend, Saturday, June 8. We hope to see lots of people out at 10 a.m. to help out. Even if you only come for a couple of hours, we’d love to see you! Jobs that need doing are:
Firewood: Cutting, splitting and stacking. If you can run a chain saw, Dean would love to have you help him.
Ski Waxing: We need to finish the skis that didn’t get done on rental collection day. If you want to learn how to do your own skis, now is the time!
Outhouse steps are being replaced with non-slip, metal grid decking. Several people (lifters and carriers (assistants to Ian) are needed.
Kitchen clean out. Washing out the cupboards and removing any food remnants.
None of these jobs take a lot of skill and the more hands to do them, the easier and faster they go. Soup and buns will be provided. Please bring fruit and/or something else to share.
…And work gloves, work gloves are good too!
And it wouldn’t be a newsletter if it didn’t have a thank you section so this month I want to thank the Executive! Thank you Sue Bergstrom for being treasurer and keeping our books in perfect order. You do a phenomenal job! To Dean Bergstrom, head groomer, fixer, idea man, you name it. We couldn’t manage without your energy and skill! To Karen Westby, our secretary who has coached, run the Snow Flake Café and now keeps our minutes and can be counted on for whatever needs doing! To Jim Thorne, facilities director and groomer, the guy that does the small but important stuff – fills the wood box, runs the security camera, tests the water quality, shovels snow etc, etc…– we’d all be working a lot harder without Jim. Our past prez, Dan McElheron who always has sound advice to give and runs the smoothest budget meetings ever! To Ian Gordon who joined us this year and has leaped into projects full on – those out house stairs, the new rental shop, all Ian – you’ve become essential on our board! And finally Cathy Vandenberg who never stops thinking about ways to make our Club a terrific place to hang out. Your organizational and people skills are the best and I couldn’t manage without you! Also your cookies are amazing!
Thank you everyone!
Hope to see lots of you next Saturday, and I wish you all a wonderful, restful summer!
Liz Thorne (da Prez, SVNSC)