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I hope you’re enjoying the warm weather, and all of the
summer activities we have available. I know it’s hard to think
about skiing, but Trip Night is only a month away, and we’re
already planning for Winter Sports Night.
I’d like to use this month’s forum to talk about volunteerism. With dozens
of activities throughout the year, we rely on even more dozens of volunteers
working behind the scenes to pull off events. For every minute of an event,
probably at least an hour of volunteer time went into making it happen. Let’s
take our lesson program as an example. Our Skimeister and Ski School Director
spend days planning the program. They attend an annual PSIA Ski School
Manager’s event, and spend additional time planning and executing the “First
Tracks” trip. Instructors take PSIA-AASI clinics at their own expense to maintain
proficiency, and attend planning meetings off season. Volunteers like Maddi
Dondore and Dave Coffey show up early to sell vouchers on lesson night. And
the list goes on. At the Lodge, Craig handles coordination of reservations, but
volunteers keep the facility ready for use. We have a deep list of people who
we rely on. If we need anything built, Jeff Rapp is our go-to guy. Mark David
handles electrical matters, and Neil Kline is our plumbing specialist. Kurt Fehl
cleans the chimney. Bob Zoppel and Ray Leach can be counted on for painting
and general tasks. And again, the list goes on.
My point is two-fold. First, please don’t take anything that happens in
the Club for granted. Know that there are lots of people working behind
the scenes, often with little or no recognition, to make sure that things run
smoothly. So take a minute to seek out the helpers at an event you’re attending,
and thank them. Second, we all need to help out wherever we can. We all
have specialized skills and talents. Take a little bit of your time and give back
where you can so that others may benefit, and so that we share the burden.
On a final note, I want to give shout-outs to Diane Nolfe and Dominique
Ulrich for organizing the June ziplining/mountain biking/whitewater rafting
outing. That’s a perfect example of offering something for everyone - outdoor
events combined with social (and use of the Lodge!) and making it fun!
We are now back to one meeting per
month! Mark your calendars to meet us
the 1st Thursday of every month unless
otherwise posted here.
**Don’t forget that every Friday the
Dutchmen are celebrating somewhere
.…see inside for Happy Hour locations.
Membership Meetings are now held at:
the EVERGREEN COUNTRY CLUB at: 7:30 PM.
415 Hartz Road,
610-944-7501 Come early for food and drink!
Friday 5:30-9:00 PM
2nd & 4th Sundays
Saturday 5:30-8:00 PM
Brunch 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday 3:00 p.m.-7:00 PM
Lite Fare at the Bar
THE DEADLINE FOR THE AUGUST ISSUE OF SKI TRAILS IS FRIDAY JULY 15 2016
Hello to all skiers and boarder friends!
want to start by thanking Cherylene for
the fantastic job that she has done over
the last 6 years as Trip Director! Now, in
this role, I definitely won’t be giving such
eloquent speeches and writing the joyous articles that only
a teacher could do! I’ll try my best in my return to keep up
with the great job that she has done with getting great
leaders and a providing a wide variety of awesome trips.
We will continue to have a trip committee to provide great
new destinations and repeat some favorites of the past
incorporating suggestions from surveys and your input.
We encourage all travelers and want to be travelers to
participate in these surveys.
In the July issue, you will see the ads for all trips with
more detailed information; this information will also be
provided on our website. One important change for this
year is that we are starting signups and deposits for the one
western and one Europe trip listed at our June 2nd meeting
at the Evergreen. The Western destination is Telluride
Colorado and we’ll be traveling to Europe to visit Engelberg
Switzerland! These are all fabulous destinations, so do not
delay. Please see one of those trip leaders listed to sign up
and make your deposit on 6/2 (for those trips only). As times
change mostly due to the airline industry, and like anything
else, with fee increases, we want our FDSC travelers to have
more time to plan and pay for these wonderful trips. Your
Trip Leaders have been doing a great job providing you
with wonderful destinations to ski and additional activities
to enjoy while at the mountains.
TRIP NIGHT will be on THURSDAY, AUGUST 4th, at 6 PM.,
and leaders will provide you with wonderful displays of
each trip and a chance to sign on or make another payment,
whichever is the case for you. Eastern trips are to the First
Tracks Mt. Snow, EPSC Lake Placid, Elk Mountain Day Trip,
and Okemo, VT. (Family Trip) and Sugarloaf Maine!
Always check our website, read your constant contact
emails and our newsletters for up to date information.
We would love to see you at our meetings, too! Please be
aware that U.S. Passports are necessary for travel Europe,
and please be aware of any legalities that might prevent
you from crossing the borders. without further paperwork
and permission obtained. Airlines now are asking for
more information including Birthdates and names must be
spelled exactly as on your Passport.
Trip night is the time to showcase our trips with
much added information. Please mark your calendars for
attending that evening, outside under the pavilion at the
Evergreen Club. For your convenience, you will find the trip
application and cancellation policy online at www.fdsc.org.
Some trip leaders require more than the basic club policy
when doing more complicated trips with more restrictions.
I want to thank all of our leaders, past and present for
all of their hard work and dedication in planning for you.
Remember that you must be a member of FDSC or EPSC
to travel with us, so do not delay in renewing or joining
our Club. Enjoy your summer activities including riding your
mountain bike on Tuesdays with FDSC members and Fall
hiking to keep your ski legs in shape.
See you soon biking, hiking or skiing!
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Mystery Road Rally-Poker Run
Saturday, July 30, 2016. 4:00-7:00PM
Join us for a special event hosted by the Evergreen
Club & the Flying Dutchmen Ski Club. This leisurely, scenic
car or motorcycle ride starts and ends at the Evergreen.
Tickets will be sold beginning at 3:30 pm on the day
of event. $20 per single rider or $30 for a double in same
vehicle. $10 food voucher for the Evergreen upon return
includes cover charge/person for the featured band Go
Don’t miss this inaugural event!
ANNUAL FDSC GOLF OUTING
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Green Acres Golf Course, Bernville, PA
Attention golfers and hackers!
It’s time for the annual FDSC Golf Outing. Please join us for a fun filled day
of scramble format golf, food and beverages.
The price of $57 for FDSC members
- $62 for non-members will include:
Munchies and beverages at the first tee during the outing
Food, beverages, and prizes in the pavilion after golf
DEADLINE TO SIGNUP: Thursday, August 6 th
Please be prompt!!!
• Scramble format (Your foursome plays as a team, picking the best
tee shot out of four, then everyone plays from that spot, and picks
the best 2nd shot, etc. There are no requirements to take a drive
from each player so there is no pressure.)
Sign up with your own foursome, or sign up individually and you
will be paired with a compatible group of Dutchmen golfers.
Remember, you don't need to be a really accomplished golfer
to play that day, just willing to have some fun and participate.
Contact: Lori Henne (610-207-2282 or [email protected]) or
Doug Schwab (484-880-1768 or [email protected])
to sign up for the golf outing. Please make check payable to FDSC.
Inquiring minds want to know
– when can I put a deposit on Wildwood?
Summer’s just beginning – but if you want to
be at the best end of summer event it’s time to
plan now! The dates are October 7-9. We have
the entire American Inn right at the beach. We’ll
have munchies out Friday evening as everyone
arrives, Saturday breakfast as well as a great
brunch on Sunday morning including made-toorder omelets and French Toast. Saturday dinner is included
– style is yet to be determined but it’s always great! Dinner
will be followed by a great party with your favorite music
provided by “Platinum
The American Inn is located at the north end of the
boardwalk making for easy access. Cape May and many
other attractions are just a short drive away including some
great wineries. We always have great weather in Wildwood
to enjoy the heated pool!
All this for the great per person price of - $150 for a quad,
$160 for a triple and $185 for a double. Most of the rooms
are mini suites with kitchenettes. This event is open to nonmembers. Give us a call at 610-944-3617 or email [email protected]
comcast.net for more information.
Stan and Erick
Well gang, the painting’s done! Thanks
to President Paul and Bob Zoppel, the
remaining “underdeck” and first level front
section now sports a fresh coat, as do the
parts of the deck that were ravaged by the
winter and roof water runoff. Now all we need is bookings…
Just a reminder to all who use the lodge, please follow the
checkout list summer instructions completely – it’s very
important to leave all the doors open downstairs, all the fans
and humidifier running and the door at the top of the stairs
The first steering committee was held on May 25th.The
committee members are Paul and Margie Prutzman, Stan
Miller and Eric Confer, Bob Zoppel and Peter Galgano, and
chairman is your Lodge Director. The first meeting focused on
committee mission, structure and process. Several functional
topics were raised and will be addressed at our next meeting.
There is plenty of availability for the rest of the summer.
The first weekend in July is still open, as are all dates from
July 22 through October 22. By the time you get this there
will be a new link on the FDSC.org website that will take you
to POCONO MOUNTAIN THINGS TO DO! Click on the Events
tab to see a list of topics. Keep clicking to find details on what
interests you… Better send your reservations in quickly to beat
the rush!! “Thank you” to Ed Soja for getting this new feature
in place on the site.
I know this is really early, but please keep the fall Workers’
Weekend” in mind – we need your help – Nov 11 – 13 is the
The FDSC Ski and Snowboard School is
very unique in the snow sports industry.
volunteering their time and energy to
provide high quality coaching to our
membership at virtually no cost - 7 weeks of clinics, 1 ½
hours each night, for a registration fee of $25.00. It is a
screaming deal. Take a look at the cost of ONE group lesson
at any ski area, where you may or may not have a certified
instructor. Trust me, it is way more than $25.00.
New to the sport? Looking to get more performance out
of your new equipment? Getting back onto the snow after
a couple of years off? Want to tackle steeper runs with
less anxiety? Thinking about NASTAR Racing? Our Ski and
Snowboard School can help. We are starting the planning
for next season, and hope you’ll consider joining us. You’ll
be glad you did.
A word of thanks to Bip Smedley, our ski school director
for the last several years, for his hard work, leadership and
guidance. He’s been great to work with, great to ski with,
and been a good friend to the school. Buy him a beer when
you see him!
The membership renewal application is in this month’s
Ski Trails to renew your 2017 ski club membership. The new
member application can be found on our Website or email
me at [email protected] , and I will send an application
to you. Renewal memberships are $30 per person, and new
memberships are $35 per person.
All memberships require an application in addition to
payment. Please remember to sign your application. If all
of your contact information (address, phone #’s, email) on a
renewal application is the same as last year, you only need to
fill in your name, sign, and date the form.
An online application is still in the works but will not be
available this year. Thank you for your patience and for being
a member of the Flying Dutchmen Ski Club.
Stepping up as the new director is Todd Good, who has
a hard act to follow, but is certainly up to the task. Buying
him a beer isn’t a bad idea either. We’re looking ahead to
a great season (hopefully with more snow), and hope you’ll
come along for the ride. Questions? Stop me at a meeting,
or send me an email at [email protected]
July 7 - Bring your sports car/
motorcycle, antique car/motorcycle,
etc. and park in the large grassy area
aside of the club. Come out and join the fun.
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First Tracks 4
Killington, Vermont - January 6-8, 2017
Price per person:
$455 double occupancy
$403 triple occupancy
$379 quad occupancy
• 2 days of skiing
• 2 nights of lodging at the Killington Mountain
• Breakfast Sat. / Sun.
• Friday night happy hour
• Free ski clinics taught by FDSC’s PSIA Certified
• Free mountain shuttle
• Onsite bar, pool table and games
• Outdoor hot tub with adjacent fire pit
• Fitness center
• Free Wi-Fi
$ 150 due Aug. 4th (Trip Night);
$ 150 due Oct. 6th;
$ Balance due Nov. 3rd (Winter Sports Night)
204 Juniper Ct
Zieglerville, PA 19492
215.720.5744 [email protected]
1300 Garden Lane
Reading, PA 19611
FDSC Elk Day Trip 2017
Sunday Jan 22, 2017
Cost: $90 before Dec 31, $100 after Dec 31
Schedule: Leave Reading 6:15 am pick up in Fogelsville
6:45 a.m., Depart mountain at 4:30 p.m.
Included in trip:
•Bus & Full day
•Light Breakfast (up), Sandwich (back)
•Beer, Wine, Drinks, Snacks
Contact: Sandy Kelly, Peter Galgano
February 3-11, 2017
Price Per Person:
$2,200 Double Occupancy
$2,121 Triple Occupancy
$2,650 Single Occupancy
• Motor Coach transfer between Douglassville &
• Roundtrip nonstop between Newark, NJ and
• Rail transfer from Zurich to Engleberg
• 7 nights at the Hotel Terrace
• Breakfast and Dinner daily at the Hotel Terrace
• 6 day lift pass
• Motor Coach transfer from Engleberg to Zurich
Come enjoy a great week of skiing in the heart
of Switzerland. Engelberg-Titlis is an ancient
town with modern conveniences. It was originally
founded by Benedictine Monks. Today it maintains
that character while providing a broad range of
There is a large assortment of skiing options for
all skill levels. There is a lot for nonskiers to do as
well, including attractions on the mountain, in the
village and in the nearby Lake Lucerne region.
This trip is inclusive of everything but lunch and
beverages. The transportation is structured in
a way to simplify your trip so that you can relax
and enjoy being in beautiful Switzerland! Once
you check your luggage in Newark, it will be
transferred all the way to Engleberg. The train will
be easily accessed in the Zurich airport without the
need to claim your luggage.
$500 upon signing up $500 by 08/01/2016
$500 by 10/06/2016 Balance due by 12/15/2017
Stan Miller & Erick Confer
66 Glenview Drive, Fleetwood, PA 19522
**Please note – due to the early timing of the
pricing – there may be a minor fluctuation.
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2017 Trip Log Flying Dutchmen Ski Club
For complete trip details,
see Trips section of our website, www.fdsc.org
Eastern Trip Pricing to be announced in the July Ski Trails.
[email protected] per person:
(Fri-Sun) Todd Good
(Sun-Fri) Bob Smith
Feb 25 Sue and Al Stalnecker
- Mar 4 [email protected]
$455 dbl occ
$403 tpl occ
$379 quad occ
(Sun-Fri) Kurt Fehl
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Telluride is the quintessential mining town that turned
into a bustling ski resort. Fortysomeyears ago, skiers
struck gold in Telluride, and it is rated as the top
ski destination in Colorado. Vintage charm, modern
amenities, and breathtaking scenery have travelers
leaving the crowds behind and choosing Telluride. Are
you choosing Telluride?
PRICE PER PERSON:
$1,875 based on 4 sharing 2 bedroom/2 bath condo suite
Single supplement: additional $650
• RT coach transfer from Reading to Newark Airport plus
• RT, nonstop flight from Newark Airport to Montrose
• RT coach transfer from Montrose Airport to the Mountain
Lodge plus driver gratuity
• 7 nites lodging at The Mountain Lodge; taxes, resort fees
+ RT baggage handling
• 5 of 7 day ski pass (for 6 th day, additional $45)
• Happy Hours and a pizza party
DEPOSIT SCHEDULE PER PERSON:
Thursday, June 2, 2016 $400 Thursday, October 6, 2016 $500
Thursday, August 4, 2016 $500 Thurs., Dec. 15, 2016 Final
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2017
– SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2017
Al & Sue Stalnecker,
9 Overview Court, Reading, PA 19607
Al’s Cell: 6104134196
Sue’s Cell: 6106985310
Happy summer! By now you should
be kicking back, relaxing, biking,
sailing and chilling. The good news is
that the club has some fantastic events
planned for your leisure time. Start the
month off at the general meeting on
July 7 th. Marge has planned a new social activity that
will be a real GAS—“Bring Your Car/Motorcycle Night”.
We invite you to park your cool†ride†in the lot to the
left of the Evergreen (when you are facing it from the
street). Starting at 5:30 pm you can buy a beverage
and some food and enjoy the show. And speaking of
CRUISING, while you are there, see any one of the River
Float Committee members to purchase you tickets for
the July 16 float. Invite your friends and family as you do
not have to be a member to attend. We still need some
volunteers to help make this day a success. See the ad in
this issue for more information. Finally, at the end of the
month, be sure to join the Mystery Road Rally on July
30! It’s been a few years since we’ve had an event like
this and it is sure to be a big hit. We are teaming up with
the Evergreen Club to make it better than ever. More
information can be found in this issue or on our website.
So get ready to drive, ride and sail through July with the
Yo, ho, ho ho, a pirate’s life for me! Aaaaarrrgggghhh you ready to commence the fun on July 16th? Say Aye!!! Prepare yer vessel, don yer
buccaneer and Jolly Roger clothin’. Wenches and mermaids – keep an eye out for the scurvy dogs. Do not be tardy……. Ahoy, me hearties!
• $22 booty in advance –Includes transport to drop in, Après Float party with fabulous buffet, beer, wine, water, soda and, of course, lots
of rum! We will also have pirates games and photo ops before and after the float. More surprises are in the works!
• Check in at (Jim) Dietrich Park between 10:45 and 11:30 am.
• Depart Dietrich’s Park at 11:30 to get drivers to drop in spot
• Bring your own “anything that floats” (homemade, tube, kayak, canoe – anything!)
• If your floatable needs to be pumped, please arrive before 11:00 check in
• Don’t forget beverages for the float, sunscreen and a hat!
• After 7/7 meeting, price will be $25.
• Talk like a Pirate or ye shall Walk the Plank!
Float starts at 12 noon – please don’t be late! Drop in location will be either Leesport or Cross Keys. This will be communicated on Facebook,
Bulletin Board and possibly texts. Dietrich Park (Treasure Island) is located off of Stoudt’s Ferry Road – look for signs. Bring your maties! This
event is open to everyone.
For questions and tickets, see, call or text: Karen Youngwirth 484-269-2568; Patti Spitler – 610-568-0732; Maddie Dondore – 610-926-3805; Sue
Stalnecker – 610-698-5310; Dee Johnson – 412-216-0633; Sue Gottschall – 610-370-1883 - Cathy Stephen – 484-529-1831; Jeff Rapp ; Dennis
Checks payable to FDSC and can be mailed to:
FDSC c/o Patti Spitler
1714 Golf Road
Reading, PA 19601
We don’t want anyone missing the great party after the float because you have to retrieve your car from the drop in spot. So we are encouraging
everyone to get there early enough so we can transport the drivers from the pavilion to drop in instead of so many cars being left at the drop
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TENTATIVE HAPPY HOUR SCHEDULE
Marcia & Bob Fehl’s Home
Bring a lawn chair and something to share!
14 Lakeview Drive,
Reading, PA 19605
Union Jacks-Inn on the Manatawny
546 Manatawny Rd.
Klinger’s Fleetwood Grille
24 E. Main St.
The Grille at Bear Creek-outdoor deck
101 Doe Mountain Rd.
41 W. Lancaster Ave.
Captain’s Cove at Mt. Spring Restaurant
2619 Hill Rd.
Meet around 6:30 for food, spirits and conversation.
Visit the FDSC at www.fdsc.org weekly in case of change.
Trip Night will be on Thursday,
August 4th at 6PM!
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