Below is an article that appeared in an old newsletter, it's so good - it's worth repeating!
So, you're new to the club. Maybe a friend told you about the club. Perhaps you heard about us in the local
paper or the internet. Now What?
First, I'd like to welcome you to Winterset Ski Club on behalf of the entire Board of Directors of the Winterset
Ski Club. On the average we have nearly 260 memberships, with a total of 700+ members. That's men, women,
children and if your dog skis or snowboards we'll add he/she in as well.
Winterset is a participating and growing member of the Connecticut Ski Council (CSC) which is comprised of
30+ member clubs. Collectively, the CSC can strongly influence major discounts for New England Ski Area lift
tickets, trips, racing and social events. Last year alone (October 2001 statistics) the CSC purchased
$750,000 worth of drastically reduced cost bulk lift tickets to Vermont ski areas along. If you'd like more
info on the CSC go to www.skiclub.com. Winterset Ski Club further augments the collective power of the CSC
by providing day bus trips to Vermont and Massachusetts, subsidizing ski lessons during club trips, week
and weekend trips, racing with other clubs and social activities throughout the year..
Although, Winterset is a very family oriented ski club, nearly 1/3 of the membership is single and presents
a great environment to meet others with similar wintersports interests.
Most of your information on the club activities will be through the newsletters and emails of late breaking
info and reminders when trips and events are coming up. You should also be aware that you might be called
upon to help in some small or large way to help out from time to time. If you can spare a little time, please t
ry to accommodate the caller if possible. Usually that person is chairing some committee that is trying to get
an event or trip going and needs some assistance.
Prior to joining Winterset my family was like most where you could only afford a week or a few days of skiing
throughout the season. On average during the last 2 seasons we exceeded 20 days because of the club.
This month's newsletter should give you newbies a good overview of the activities planned for the season.
As a final note...get involved and have some fun!!