Hello all, and Happy December!


Membership Meetings - Our next membership meeting is the Welcome to Winter party, this Saturday, Dec. 7 at St. Joseph's of Arimathea church, 5-8 pm - see attached flyer.


For regular meetings, Dave Wilson is once again graciously hosting the meetings at his workplace, at The Journal News, 1133 Westchester Ave, White Plains, NY. When you get there, call Dave Wilson on his cell, 914-217-5600 and he will come and open the door for you. If you cannot attend in person, you can join a conference call by dialing 712-832-8330 - enter access code 7257425#.  Also, if you would like to call in from your computer, enter hello.freeconference.com/conf/call/7257425 in your browser


All members are required to call into or attend TWO meetings per year to be considered in good standing.




Dec. 7 - Welcome to Winter party (counts as a membership meeting)

Tuesday, Jan 14, 7 pm membership meeting

Saturday Jan 18, MLK, membership meeting at lodge

Tuesday Feb 11, 7 pm membership meeting

Sunday Feb 16, Pres. Day, membership meeting at lodge

Tuesday Mar 10, 7 pm membership meeting

Saturday Mar 14, St. Pats. Day, membership meeting at lodge

Tuesday Mar 24, 7 pm membership meeting

Tuesday Apr 14, 7 pm membership meeting


Reservations - MRG is projected to open on Dec. 14, maybe sooner!  Please remember that you cannot make lodge reservations until your dues are paid in full.  To make a reservation, please email Sandy Maguire at sandy.tsrm@verizon.net and again, your reservation is NOT FINAL until you have heard from her that you are a "go"!.  Thank you again, Sandy, for all the work you do!


Membership - a warm WPSC welcome to these new members!


Morgan & Erica Cecil from Rochester, MA

Michael Varnit from White Plains, NY

Bill & Halley Mcilwain  from Concord, MA


Trip Leaders - we need you to sign up to be a trip leader!  Please email Trip Leader Chair Kathy Grattan at kathgrat@gmail.com and let her know what weekend you'd like to volunteer!


Lodge news -  a few reminders, now that the ski season is about to begin:


 - no personal belongings are to be left in any common area.  Boots go in the boot room, your jackets and hats etc. go in your room, and all books/toys etc are to be stored in your room.

 - We have a few new members!  If you are there with someone who is new, please feel free to show them how we do stuff, where we keep stuff, etc.  NICELY. :)

 - please be mindful of your heat usage; keep your room thermostats at a reasonable level and the same goes for the shared spaces.

 - please store your own personal food in the refrigerator on the right, and the shelves to the right of that.  No food should be kept or brought into your rooms. Please remove ALL of your food/beverages when you leave to go home.  Bring home returnables, and put recycling in the recycling bin.

 - what am I forgetting...


Club news -

Larry Durkin is working with the Hartford Ski Club to organize an inter-club race at MRG, on Saturday Feb. 15, and we're also working on some kind of apres-ski or evening social event afterward.  More info to come, please mark it on your calendar!



and finally, from the MRG Homeowner's Association:

I thought you might like to have these links to various weather stations, and a camera at the top of the App Gap.  These are great for those of you wondering what is going on on the mountain, or getting ready to drive over the gap, especially in winter.  Remember, snow does not register as precipitation.  The weather station at the top of the gap is especially helpful as it gives the road temperature so you know if its freezing.



App Gap, Vermont State, Road Camera:  http://assets.newengland511.org/cctv/00d2007285dd1cadec0f32a7a36a7e5b.jpg?d=635979722612133073


App Gap Weather station at the Gap:  https://mesowest.utah.edu/cgi-bin/droman/meso_base_dyn.cgi?stn=VTBLG


Birdcage Weather Station:  https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/KVTWAITS25


Practice Hill Weather Station:  https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/KVTWAITS25



Wood Shed/Ski Storage - For the 2019-20 season the club is offering members, on a trial basis, the opportunity to store personal ski equipment in the woodshed.


The following policy will be in effect, on a trial basis for this ski season:

. LEAVE EQUIPMENT AT YOUR OWN RISK. The WPSC cannot be responsible for loss or damage.

. A maximum of one pair of skis and poles per person may be stored. No other equipment may be stored.

. Storage is on a first-come-first served basis.

. Equipment must be left in the provided ski rack. Only as many pairs of skis may be left as there are spaces for in the rack (ten).

. All equipment must be clearly marked with the owner’s name.

. Equipment may only be left in the shed between Thanksgiving and April 30

. The club may terminate the program at any time in the event that difficulties are encountered.

. Please remember to lock the woodshed behind you at all times (whether or not skis are present).

. Please remember that personal equipment is not to be left in the mudroom or elsewhere inside the lodge between your visits.


This policy guideline will also be posted in the lodge


Take care, everyone, and think snow!


Pam Ferraro

WPSC Corresponding Secretary