Hello all - Happy first day of fall! I hope you all had a wonderful summer.
Work Weekends - there is one more organized work weekend to go - 10/14 - 10/15 ! Please make a plan to come on up, enjoy the fall weather, and help out around the lodge! Reminder, attending a work weekend is mandatory for all active members, or you will be assessed a penalty of $75 for single and $150 for family members. But we don't want your money, we want YOU! If you can't attend an organzied weekend, you can go another time as long as you get an OK first from Lodge Chairman Dave Stein at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up for a weekend with Sandy Maguire at email@example.com and contact Dave to get your work weekend assignment. If you have special skills and/or equipment (chain saws, etc), please let him know! We still have some big jobs to get done - tree work, finishing the roof and finishing staining the outside of the lodge.
2017-2018 meeting dates: at The Journal News, 1133 Westchester Ave, White Plains, NY, 7:30pm: Oct 10; Nov 14; Jan 9; Feb 13; Mar 13 and 27; Apr 10.
When you get there, call President Dave Wilson on his cell, 914-217-5600 and he will come and open the door for you. Meetings will also be held at the lodge on the Saturdays of MLK, President's & St Patrick's Day weekends.
Board member profile - Thanks again to Bill Haas for agreeing to serve as Vice President this year. In case you don't know Bill well, here's a bit about him:
I started skiing seriously in my late 30s when my 3 kids got involved with the race program at Jiminy Peak . After 20 years as a race parent and skiing the same 15 runs when my 3 moved on, I wandered around Vermont for few years looking to find a new home mountain. My youngest , Matthew, saw one of your flyers at MGR . The rest is history. It was during this time I thought it might be a good idea to take up Telemark skiing in my 60s ( a lot harder than it looks). I have spent the last 40 years in the insurance and surety business specializing in NYC contractors with my office currently located in White Plains. In the off season I spend my weekends at Groton Long Point CT sailing, stand up paddle boarding and waiting for cocktail hour.
Member news - Congratulations to Sophia Ferraro (Pam and Vinny's daughter), who is a freshman at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Sophia plans to study nursing. (If you have some family news, send it to Pam so she can share it with the membership!)
MRG News - MRG's celebration of fall foliage begins this weekend with Siptemberfest and lift rides on the Single, America's favorite chair lift. For more information check out General Stark's Pub Fall Foliage Schedule and the Event Calendar. We look forward to seeing you up on the hill. There is some great hiking to be had up on General Stark Mountain and the views are spectacular. There is nothing quite like a day of exploration on the hill followed up by a cold beverage and some tasty vittles. No matter your age, stamina or inclination there are lots of different routes and destinations to choose from.
WPSC Corresponding Secretary