April 2016 - Goodyear Ski Club



April 2016 - Goodyear Ski Club
Goodyear Ski Club
Ski News
April 2016
President’s Report
Greetings, Fellow Goodyear Ski Club Members! Unfortunately, ski
season is pretty much over. Our last trip returned from Banff on
March 12, and we bid farewell to another great year of skiing. I hope
everyone was able to get out and enjoy themselves. I know we didn’t
get the level of snow we’ve been accustomed to in our part of the
U.S., but out West they had a banner year. As I write this, Park City
in particular, is expecting another foot of snow. So, anyone who can
get on a plane and chase the remnants of winter, now’s your chance!
President’s Report . . . . . . . 1
Speaking of the trip to Banff, I can only say … ”Wow”!! I had been
told it was a super place, but I wasn’t expecting it to be that super. I
don’t want to take away from Bill Nappi’s recap later in this
newsletter, but it was a really great trip. The town of Banff has
everything you could ever want within a 15 minute walk (max) from
the Ptarmigan Hotel. The shuttle system to and from the slopes was
extremely well organized and made the rides seem shorter than they
really were: 20 minutes to Sunshine Village and 45 to Lake Louise.
As usual, Bill did a great job organizing the trip. And to my
knowledge, no one got hurt or lost their luggage. Overall, I’d have to
say it was the best trip I’ve ever been on.
As everyone knows, the month of April will bring elections for open
officer positions. President, Secretary, Officer in Charge of Trips, and
Officer in Charge of Marketing will all be available. At the March
meeting, Jim Kovach accepted the nomination for Officer in Charge of
Trips. The other three open positions did not garner any acceptances,
but there are a few people who are taking them under consideration.
We will re-open the nomination process before the general election at
the April 12 meeting. I cannot stress strongly enough how important
it is for Club members to step up and volunteer for these open
positions. In order for the Club to survive, it has to have members
who will help run the day-to-day operations. Please consider helping
out. As I’ve stated before, current or outgoing Board members will
help any novices through the process. It looks entirely more daunting
to be an officer than it really is. We will gladly help with the
Dinner & Show . . . . . . . . . . 2
Announcements . . . . . . . . . 3
Upcoming Events . . . . . . . . 3
Golf Scramble . . . . . . . . . . 4
CMSC News . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Marketing Report . . . . . . . . 5
Contact Information . . . . . . 5
Akron RubberDucks . . . . . . 6
Message from Teresa . . . . . 6
Cleveland Indians . . . . . . . . 7
Banff Ski Trip . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Membership App . . . . . . . 13
Event Calendar . . . . . . . . 14
GSC Officer Elections
Tuesday, April 12
Dinner at 6:30 PM
Meeting at 7:30 PM
New Era Restaurant
10 Massillon Road
Akron OH 44312
Thank You
As always, enjoy any remaining skiing you have left, and be safe.
See you at the April meeting.
Chris Gifford
Thanks to Our Volunteers
April is National Volunteer Month, so on behalf of the Board members, I would like to take this opportunity
to thank our wonderful volunteers for all the work they do. Whether you helped with the Swap Shop or the
Open House, or if you led a ski trip or coordinated an event, or if you whipped up a batch of chili for the
cook-off, we want you to know it was very much appreciated. We couldn’t do it without you!
We are always looking for new ideas for events, so if you have a suggestion, please let us know.
Suzanne Nappi
Dinner & Show ~~ Spamalot ~~ Saturday, June 18
We’ll meet at 5:00 PM at Pub Bricco, located at 1841 Merriman Road, Akron. After dinner, we’ll head over
to the Weathervane Playhouse, 1301 Weathervane Lane, Akron, to enjoy the musical comedy Spamalot.
Show starts at 7:30 PM. Ticket price is $20. Dinner not included. Contact Suzanne Nappi at 330-814-0856
or email [email protected]
Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the outrageously
hilarious musical comedy Spamalot re-tells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.
The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including "Best Musical".
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Show starts at 7:30 PM
Box office opens at 6:30 PM
Weathervane Playhouse
1301 Weathervane Lane,
Akron, OH 44313
$20 per Ticket
Contact Suzanne Nappi at 330-814-0856
or email [email protected]
Make checks payable to “Goodyear Ski Club” and mail to:
Suzanne Nappi
388 Hillbrook Drive
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223
Name _____________________________________________________________________________
Email: ____________________________________________________________________________
Phone _____________________________________________________________________________
Number of tickets for Spamalot on June 18, 2016
____________ x $20 = $_____________________
Welcome New Members
Jason & Rachel Murray
50/50 Raffle Winner
$40 John Vorhies
Free Drinks
Tom Nemcheck
June Seidel
Jim Betz
April Birthdays
Robert Balli
Randy Grether
Doug Mann
Lisa Scheetz
Deborah Scheetz
Brad Elles
Steve Hoffman
Helga Beke
Fred Zofchak
Tim Lavey
Jim Betz
Elizabeth Durbin
Lori Chesmark
Barb Tackas
Jean Covel
Scott Wertz
Judy Ripple
Upcoming Events
GSC Election Meeting – Tuesday, April 12 at 7:30 PM
New Era Restaurant, 10 Massillon Rd, Akron
GSC Business Meeting – Tuesday, May 10 at 7:30 PM
New Era Restaurant, 10 Massillon Rd, Akron
May Bike Ride – Saturday, May 14 at 4:00 PM
May is National Bike Month! Meet at Sidelines
Bar & Grill, 5893 Akron Cleveland Rd, Hudson
at 4 PM at the restaurant parking lot. The bike
trail is behind the restaurant. We’ll ride north
about 4.5 miles to Brandywine Falls. Stop to
enjoy the falls, or just keep riding a bit farther
north. We’ll head back to the restaurant to have a bite to eat and a
drink or two with the group. The bike ride is free; dinner is on you.
Please contact Norbert Majerus at 330-801-3184 or
[email protected]
Dinner & Show – Spamalot – Saturday, June 18 at 5:00 PM
We’ll meet at 5:00 PM at Pub Bricco, located at 1841 Merriman Road,
Akron. After dinner, we’ll head over to the Weathervane Playhouse,
1301 Weathervane Lane, to enjoy the musical comedy Spamalot.
Show starts at 7:30 PM; box office opens at 6:30 PM. Tickets are
$20; dinner not included. Contact Suzanne Nappi at 330-814-0856
or email [email protected] See flyer on page 2.
Golf Scramble – Saturday, July 9, 11:00 AM check in
Arrowhead Golf Course – You must have a foursome to participate.
The event is limited to the first 40 golfers. Contact Paul Hanna at
330-592-8966 or email [email protected] See flyer on page 4.
Akron RubberDucks – Friday, July 29, 7:05 PM
Baseball & Fireworks – Canal Park, Akron. We have great seats in
Section 18 between home plate and the third base line. Tickets are
$8 each. Contact Rita Tinker at 330-867-3982 or email at
[email protected] See flyer on page 6.
Cleveland Indians Rock N Blast – Saturday, August 13
What a great deal! For $95 you get roundtrip transportation (no need
to deal with traffic or parking), padded Club Seats on the first base
line, all inclusive food and soft drinks in the Club Lounge, plus an
awesome fireworks display after the game. Contact Tom Nemcheck
at 330-604-2503. Flyer on page 7.
Goodyear Ski Club Picnic – Sunday, August 14 at Noon
Pine Tree Shelter, Wingfoot Lake State Park, 993 Goodyear Park
Blvd, Mogadore, OH 44260.
Ohio Wine Country Tour – Coming in September
Goodyear Ski Club Golf Scramble
Arrowhead Golf & Banquet Center
1500 Rogwin Circle SW
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: 330-433-1880
Saturday, July 9, 2016
Check-in at 11:00 a.m.
First tee at noon
Best Ball Scramble
Four-person, mixed gender teams
Prizes for winners and all contestants
$60.00 per Player – Dinner-Only Option $20
Includes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, steak dinner, beer & soft drinks
Limited to the First 40 Golfers
Contact Paul Hanna at 330-592-8966 or email [email protected]
Make check payable to “Goodyear Ski Club” and send application to:
# Golf + Dinner ________ x $60 =
# Dinner-Only
________ x $20 =
Total amount due =
Paul Hanna
731 Pebble Creek
Akron, OH 44320
Name _____________________________________________________________________________
Phone _____________________________________________________________________________
Email _____________________________________________________________________________
Preferred Foursome:
Golfer 1 ___________________________________________________________________________
Golfer 2 ___________________________________________________________________________
Golfer 3 ___________________________________________________________________________
Golfer 4 ___________________________________________________________________________
Cleveland Metro Ski Council — Suzanne Nappi
RFPs were sent to five firms; responses due March 15; proposals to be discussed at April CMSC meeting.
Saturday, April 30 at 6:30-11 PM at Reinecker’s Bakery, 8575 S. Freeway Drive, Macedonia, OH 44056.
This year’s theme is Gangsters, Guns & G-men: A Tribute to the Roaring Twenties and Prohibition.
Appropriate attire is highly encouraged! For only $40 by April 15 ($45 until April 25), you get a buffet
dinner, open beer & wine bar, and dancing with DJ Christian. Social hour begins at 6:30, dinner at 7:30.
 Jan 2017 – Looking at Madonna di Campiglio in the Dolomites of northeastern Italy or perhaps
Chamonix, where you can ski Italy, France, and Switzerland.
 March 2017 – Looking at Telluride; there are very good prices and ground packages—the lowest in
four years. CMSC hasn’t been there in ten years.
 2018 – Japan. Curtis Bell will be meeting with several tour companies that run Japan trips. He is
planning for 2018 to allow enough time to work out all the travel details and to allow participants
plenty of time to prepare for such a trip.
Marketing Report — Rita Tinker
 SALE ITEMS IN STOCK: Ski pole flags $3.50; Skier Pins $4.00
 NOTE: You can have a GSC logo (Freagle $10.00; Skier $7.50) embroidered onto your own item of
clothing. The cost for a larger size logo would be extra; cost is driven by the number of stitches.
Just as a reminder, if you have taken pictures at any of our club events or trips, please send copies to me
for the albums. Contact Rita Tinker at 330-867-3982 or e-mail [email protected]
Goodyear Ski Club Contact Information
Club Web Site: www.GoodyearSkiClub.org
Business Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.
New Era Restaurant, 10 Massillon Road, Akron, OH 44312
President: Chris Gifford, [email protected], 330-329-0553
Vice President: Tom Nemcheck, [email protected], 330-604-2503
Secretary: Betty Wise, [email protected], 330-644-2852
Treasurer: Greg Dyer, [email protected], 330-465-4766
Trips: Linda Slicker, [email protected], 330-725-7372
Marketing: Rita Tinker, [email protected], 330-867-3982
CMSC Representative: Suzanne Nappi, [email protected], 216-759-3410
Newsletter Editor: Suzanne Nappi, [email protected], 216-759-3410
Web Master: Dave Collura, [email protected], 330-633-3183
Akron RubberDucks Tickets on Sale — Reserve Your Tickets Now!
Please mark your calendar for a fun night with your fellow GSC members at the Akron RubberDucks
baseball game at Canal Park. The game will be on Friday, July 29 at 7:05 with FABULOUS FIREWORKS
at game’s end. We have great seats in Section 18 between home plate and the third base line.
Akron RubberDucks Baseball at Canal Park
Fireworks Friday, July 29, 2016
Game Time: 7:05 p.m.
Gates Open: 6:00 p.m.
Ticket Price: $8.00
Make checks payable to “Goodyear Ski Club” and mail to:
Rita Tinker
235 N. Pershing Ave.
Akron, Ohio 44313
Phone: 330-867-3982
Email address: [email protected]
Name ____________________________________________________________________________
Address __________________________________________________________________________
City ________________________________________ State _________ Zip ____________________
Phone __________________________________
Number of tickets for game on July 29, 2016 __________ # tickets x $8 = $____________________
Total amount due = $____________________
A Message from Teresa Gifford
As this year's ski season comes to an end, I just want to thank the Board members for organizing two
fabulous week-long trips to Winter Park and Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine Village. I had the opportunity
to go on both of these excursions, and they were absolutely wonderful. I want to also add that GSC
had a number of members from various other clubs within CMSC who attended the Banff trip, and they
all mentioned what a great time it was and that the members of the Goodyear Ski Club were so
friendly and welcoming to all of them.
The two day trips to Holiday Valley and Holimont were also great fun. I hope that next year's season
will be just as exciting, if not better! Our club, like all clubs, thrives on the members who are dedicated
and take the time to help plan and run fun events and trips. It takes a lot of teamwork and effort to
organize these events, and I just wanted to say thank you. 
Cleveland Indians ~ Rock N Blast ~ Firework Game
Cleveland Indians vs. Los Angeles Angels
Saturday, august 13, 2016
$95.00 per person
Package Includes:
Roundtrip motor coach transportation from Akron to Cleveland
Padded Club Seats in Section 328 on the first base line
For your comfort, you have access to a 10,000 sq. ft. climate-controlled Club Lounge.
Various food stations as well as a full hot and cold buffet are provided in the Club Lounge.
In addition, your “all-you-can-eat picnic” includes hamburgers, sausage sandwiches, hot dogs,
pretzels, pizza, nachos, ice cream and unlimited soft drinks. Dinner at 6 PM through the 7th inning.
 The largest firework display of the season
Additional Information:
This event is being run in conjunction with Welcome Aboard Travel.
Event is open to first 30 applicants; a minimum of 15 is required.
All Goodyear Ski Club participants will be together on one bus.
GSC will board the bus at Staples at 2981 Arlington Rd, Akron.
Contact Tom Nemcheck at 330-604-2503
Make checks payable to Goodyear Ski Club and mail to: Tom Nemcheck
13591 Greenland Ave NW
Uniontown, Ohio 44685-8443
Welcome Aboard Travel is acting as an agent for the applicant and shall not be liable for any loss or damage to
baggage, to property, or any personal injury, death, accident, delay, inconvenience of loss arriving from the means of
transportation or other services utilized. They accept no responsibility for delays, misconnects or mechanical failures
of any nature caused beyond our control. (Welcome Aboard Travel, 5269 Broadview St NE, Louisville, OH 44641)
All payments are non-refundable. If they can sell your seat, your deposit will be refunded less a $25.00 cancel fee.
Name: _____________________________________________Phone: ___________________________
Address: _____________________________________________________________________________
E-Mail (required) ______________________________________________________________________
Signature of Acceptance: ________________________________________________________________
Number of Participants: __________ Total $: ___________
Banff, Alberta
March 5-12, 2016
The trip was a great success with no luggage or ski equipment missing our connections. Thanks to Greg
Dyer for bird-dogging one of the split flights. The return was much simpler with only one flight. The only
complication was the presence of four stowaways on our charter bus to the airport.
Danny, Bernice, Dave, and Daina at Wild Bill’s
Tuesday at the Balkan
On our first night in Banff, we enjoyed a
welcome party at our hotel, the Ptarmigan
Inn. The hotel restaurant had prepared
pizza, wings, cheese and cracker trays and
adult beverages. We were greeted by
representatives from Ski Big 3 who gave
presentations, took the time to answer all of
our questions and handed out prizes: John
Vorhies and Daina Worcester won cowboy
hats, Suzanne Nappi won a Banff Christmas
ornament, Judy Ripple and Lisa Scheetz won
Banff T-shirts. The table of Chris and Teresa
Gifford, Lisa and Deborah Scheetz, Karen
Trace, Mike Houska and Danny Cole received
free passes to Wild Bill’s Legendary Saloon,
where they celebrated into the wee hours of
the night.
Warren dancing with Hala Jamal
The Balkan Restaurant features belly dancing along with Greek dancing and plate smashing as
entertainment on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Ripples, Bekes, Wises and Nappis were very entertained
on Tuesday evening, as Warren was a good sport and participated in the dancing.
Karen Trace was very concerned about her lost driver license. Herta Schwaiger told her that “miracles can
happen”, and within moments, Karen found her license — right where she had looked numerous times.
Mike Houska and Danny Cole had their own version
of three-legged X-Games skiing when they dropped
one ski and one pole from the chair lift. Kim Vorhies
often played the role of sweeper just in case of
miscues on the slopes. Much appreciated, Kim!
John & Kim
Our mid-week party was at the Old Spaghetti Factory
on Wednesday. Everyone got to select an entree
from the all-inclusive menu and two adult beverages.
Thanks to Randy Grether for putting together a Banff
DVD from the Club’s 1995 trip. We couldn’t view the
DVD on the bus since Canadian DVD players use a
different format. However, Randy’s efforts were on
auto replay at the mid-week party using Norbert’s
laptop. Great visual effects and sound tracks!! It is
apparent from the signage and chair lifts that there
have been several upgrades over the past 20 years.
This year there was only one deer sighted walking
down a side street in town, but no rams.
Gary and Pat Robinson, Frank and Linda Yelinek, Ken
Neff and Rita Tinker showed they were big fans of
the St. James’s Gate Olde Irish Pub through frequent
dining. They highly recommend a happy ending of
“Warm Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake”.
The Banff Upper Hot Springs was a popular place to
visit après ski or on a day off. Those so inclined
include Dave Gross, Bernice Poduch, Rick Beagle,
Nobert Majerus and Greg Dyer. Kim Price, Allie
Zabrosky, Rick Beagle and Doug Bush made frequent
use of the hot tub at our hotel to relax their ski
Gary & Pat, Ken & Rita, Linda & Frank
Sandra Colombi, Barb Tackas, Mary Bailin, Doug
Bush and Allie Zabrosky traveled to Lake Louise on
March 9. While Sandra, Barb and Mary toured the
Fairmont Chateau, Doug and Allie snowshoed Mt.
Baldwin. On his day off, Greg Dyer joined with five
Stark County skiers to ski at Kicking Horse.
Lothar and Helga Beke and Les and Betty Wise spent
their last day of skiing suspended on a Lake Louise
chair lift for 45 minutes during a power outage. At
least Helga cashed in on a “free” ski top from the
There were a few of us who remained in our rooms
for a couple of days due to the 24 hour cold/flu. The
good news is that there were no injuries!!
Lothar & Helga with Betty & Les
Bill Nappi
Daina and Kim
Mary and Sandra
Doug, Allie and Barb
Norbert, Rick and Greg
Herta and Karen
Lisa and Deborah
Dave and Bernice
Bill and Suzanne
Danny and Mike
Teresa & Chris
Heated Bubble Chair at Sunshine
Warren & Judy
Helga and Betty
Chris on Lookout Mountain
Top of the World
Bill and Bear
Norbert, Bernice and Rick
The Fairmont Chateau
Teresa in a Snow Sculpture
View of Lake Louise
Town of Banff
Goodyear Ski Club Membership Application
New Member
(Referred by
Renewal (due by October 1)
In addition to my name, GSC has my permission to
include items listed in this box in the Member Directory.
(Cross off any items to exclude.)
Address – Home/Work/Cell Phone – Email – Birthday
Children’s First Names (if members)
Mailing Address
Home Phone
Zip Code
Cell Phone
Work Phone
Email Address(es)
Newsletter Distribution (check one)
Category (check one)
Email (free)
E-mail version includes color.
Mailed version is black & white.
US Mail ($6)
(in order of names above)
Fees (Circle Amounts)
New Members &
Late Renewals
Dependent (each)
$ 5.00
$ 5.00
Newsletter via US Mail ......... $ 6.00
$ 6.00
(Under 18 w /parent membership)
Total Enclosed:
Make Check Payable to: GOODYEAR SKI CLUB
Wear your GSC Nametag at business meetings
for a chance to win the monthly drawing.
▲ Print exactly what you want your nametag to read
Optional Nametag (Cost: $5.00 each)
Optional GSC Flag (Cost: $3.50 each)
Optional GSC Pin (Cost: $4.00 each)
Include tag/flag/pin payment with application
(unless a new member offer).
Please send check and completed application to:
Goodyear Ski Club, Inc.
3465 S. Arlington Rd, Ste E #178
Akron, OH 44312
NOTICE: By signing below and/or accepting any membership benefit, and/or by participating in any Club activity,
applicant/renewer releases the Goodyear Ski Club, Inc. (the Club), its Officers, Board Members, Chairpersons, and
Members from any and all liability or claim, including theft, property loss, accidents, death of or injury to themselves,
family members, or guests, arising from participation in any Club activity, whether resulting from negligence or
otherwise. I am also gifting a portion of my dues (eligible reimbursements divided by number of members) to Club
Officers and supplemental positions.
If under 18, Parent(s) or Guardian(s) must sign
Special offer to NEW MEMBERS: For 2015-16, each new adult member will have a choice of one FREE GSC item.
□ GSC Flag for your ski pole – All will be able to recognize you on the slopes as GSC member. Ignore the $3.50 cost.
□ GSC Nametag – Wear your nametag at GSC Business Meetings and be entered into the monthly drawing.
Complete nametag section (above). Ignore the $5.00 cost.
□ GSC Pin – Lapel pin with skier skiing down the “S” in GSC. Ignore the $4.00 cost.
□ Not interested in any free items at this time.
Suzanne Nappi, GSC Newsletter Editor
3465 S. Arlington Rd, Ste E #178
Akron, OH 44312
Goodyear Ski Club
Calendar of Events
April 2016
7:30 PM
Election Meeting
New Era Restaurant, Akron
7:30 PM
4:00 PM
Business Meeting
May Bike Ride
New Era Restaurant, Akron
Sidelines Bar & Grill, Hudson
5:00 PM
Dinner & Show
Weathervane Playhouse, Akron
11:00 AM
7:05 PM
Golf Scramble
Akron RubberDucks
Arrowhead Golf, North Canton
Canal Park, Akron
May 2016
June 2016
July 2016

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