Dec 2009 - Sitzmark Ski Club of Milwaukee

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Dec 2009 - Sitzmark Ski Club of Milwaukee
SITZMARK NEWSLETTER VOLUME 47 / ISSUE 8!
DECEMBER 2009!
The Sitzmark News
s t smärk : An impression left in the snow by the backward fall of a skier.
www.sitzmark.org
A Skiing, Sports, & Social Club
Christmas! 'Tis the season for kindling the fire
of hospitality in the hall, the genial fire
of charity in the heart.
Washington Irving
Warm wishes for a joyful holiday season sharing good cheer &
giving thanks in the company of friends & family
ESTABLISHED 1962
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SITZMARK NEWSLETTER VOLUME 47 / ISSUE 8!
DECEMBER 2009!
SITZMARK BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CLUB
BUSINESS
Jim Reilly, President
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414.291.4407 [email protected]
Deb Schumacher, Vice President
262.523.1344 [email protected]
Barb Monk, Secretary
414.559.5849 [email protected]
John Heinzel, Treasurer
414.640.2238 [email protected]
Rob Hermann, Meetings & Entertainment
414.640.4003. [email protected]
Jenny Roach, Newsletter
414.418.5168 [email protected]
Laura Kletti, Social Events
414.405.6975 [email protected]
Tom Augustine, Membership
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262.860.0191 [email protected]
Lyle Strahota, Race/Sports
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414.476-4761 [email protected]
Dawn Peterman-Harris, Western Trips
262.252.3944 [email protected]
Jean Bronson, Northern Trips
414.423.1495 [email protected]
Jeff Leverence, Promotions
414.550.6500 [email protected]
Audrey Wissmann, Past President
262.513.2825 [email protected]
___________________________________________
OPEN BOARD POSITIONS
Special Events Director
Contact Jim Reilly for more information.
ESTABLISHED 1962
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Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1877, Milwaukee, WI 53201
MOVING? NEW EMAIL? NEW PHONE#?
Contact Jim Reilly with changes to your personal
information.
NEWSLETTER DEADLINE
15th of each month
Submit To: Jenny Roach
$ CLUB DUES $
SUMMER MEMBERSHIP
MAY 1ST - SEPTEMBER 30TH
Single $15 / Couple $25
ANNUAL DUES
Single $45 / Couple $65
RENEWAL
Single $35 / Couple $50
HAVE AN IDEA FOR AN EVENT OR A
SPECIAL CLUB ADVENTURE?
Our Social Events Director, Laura Kletti will
help you put it all together.
[email protected] /414.405.6975
Advertising Costs
Club Member : Only $8.00 for a
business card size ad.
Commercial Rates: 1/4 Page - $15.00
1/2 Page - $25.00 or
Full Page - $50.00
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SITZMARK NEWSLETTER VOLUME 47 / ISSUE 8!
DECEMBER 2009!
FROM THE PREZ
Where did 2009 go?
It’s hard to believe it’s already December and Christmas is right
around the corner. Hopefully, you’re getting your shopping done
early, or maybe you already picked up a few gifts and stocking
stuffers at the very successful November auction. I got a birthday
gift from my wife Megan—a couple of rounds of golf at Brookfield Hills--that I intend
to use next spring. Can I really consider it a “gift” if I was the one who wrote out a
check to pay for all the items we bought that evening? A new set of clubs for
Christmas, and I’ll forget all about it. Deal? It’s a fitting “gift” since Brookfield Hills is
the first real course I played when I was a kid. I lost to my aunt by 1 stroke, but that
was the only time she ever beat me. I’ve been disappointed at my inconsistency lately,
so I recently took my first golf lesson on my birthday. I turned 49 and have been
playing since I was in sixth grade. I guess it’s never too late to get some instruction
from a pro to help overcome a lifetime of bad habits, if it’s something you really like
doing.
I gave up skiing a few years ago due to knee pain and stiffness, but even when I did
ski I wasn’t that good. I first learned to ski in my late teens at Les Moise on a
motorized ramp system using short skis. A visit to www.Lesmoiseinc.com shows that
while they still have equipment rentals, there’s no mention of lessons. I guess that is
something they leave to the ski hills and ski clubs like ours to provide. Our session one
lesson program starts up in January at Crystal Ridge, with a second session in
February. So if you’ve been feeling your skills need honing or you simply want to take
up the sport, contact Laura Kletti about beginner to advanced skiing or beginner
snowboard lessons. Be sure to head out to Crystal Ridge on Thursdays for Club Night
for discounted rentals and lift tickets.
I have to go now. The shopping days are disappearing fast, and I have to find the right
gift for Megan. It’ll be tough finding something she’ll like receiving, but I’ll enjoy
using. How about a shiny new TIVO DVR or Blu-Ray player! Ooh, not a wise move if I
want to see 2010! I guess it’s time to put on my thinking cap again.
See you at the December 4th holiday meeting. Be sure to remember your food donation
to get in at a huge discount. If I don’t see you there, have a great holiday and a happy
new year.
Jim Reilly
ESTABLISHED 1962
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SITZMARK NEWSLETTER VOLUME 47 / ISSUE 8!
DECEMBER 2009!
The Annual Robert’s
16th Annual Non-Traditional
Holiday Happiness Gathering
Christmas Eve Celebration
Wednesday, December 16th
at Wendy Bayers.
from 5:30pm till ????
On December 24th you are invited to
Roberts is now called Changes and is
located at 4301 S. Howell Ave.
share the festivities at Wendy’s home
from 7pm till ???
Milwaukee, WI 53207 414.747.9114
(between Layton and Howard)
If your kids are gone, family spread
far or even near, come toast in the
Your host: Cindra Brody
spirit of holiday cheer with some
fellow Sitzmarks and friends.
NO RSVP required, just come on in
January Birthdays Party
Meet Me At Bunkers
Wednesday January 13th 5:30 p.m. - ?
Come celebrate January birthdays and enjoy $5
martinis and bucket of shrimp specials! Note NEW
location, but same management and it is smoke free!
7420 West Greenfield Avenue
West Allis 53214
(414) 258-1982
the side door (Wendy won’t hear you
knock, there is no bell).
Bring a beverage or snack to pass.
(but not required)
6550 N. 60th Street, Milwaukee /
414.353.1110
John & Deanna Evans
Laacke & Joys offers a FREE
Winter Indoor Sand Volleyball
Sundays 2-5 p.m.
January - March
Location Sussex Place
Cost $5
Hosts Mark & Dawn Harris
ESTABLISHED 1962
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LIFT TICKET to Pine Mountain
when you purchase skies /
snowboards. Stop in and check
out the latest selections.
• Downtown: 1433 N. Water St.
414.271.7878
• Brookfield: 19233 W. Bluemound
262.782.2960
• Mequon: 1515 W. Mequon Rd.
262.241.4500
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SKIING AND SKATING
Sitzmark Ski Club Race Team Recruits Wanted!
THURSDAYS are meant for
Racing = exhilarating FUN
Sitzmarks!
and it’s a great way to meet other local skiers.
COME RACE WITH US!
Open to all members, NO
experience necessary. We
will coach you through the
gate and down the slopes!
Team practice THURSDAY
nights at Crystal Ridge.
Lift tickets discounted! Only
$10.00 for Sitzmark Ski Club Members with id.
We race at Sunburst, Holy Hill, Alpine Valley, and Crystal
Ridge.
New this Year: JUNIOR Racers - age 14 and older
can compete.
Your host: Jim Fisher:
At Crystal Ridge Ski Area of
course. From 5pm till close, $10
lift tickets and $10 rentals. You
can’t beat that for a night on the
town hill!
Bring your Sitzmark membership
card.
Crystal Ridge Ski Area
7900 West Crystal Ridge Drive
Franklin, WI 53132
Hill Conditions
[email protected]
Ski & Snowboard Lessons
414.529.7669 (SNOW)
at Crystal Ridge
THURSDAY Nights beginning
Tuesday’s at the Pettit Ice Arena
January 7th, 2010.
Come Skate With Us!
Skate the BIG Oval from 7:10pm till 9pm
3-packs and individual lessons
available for beginner &
experienced skiers.
for $7.00! Yes, less than a night at the
movies and better for your heart and
Beginning snowboard lessons too!
your mind!
Your host: Laura Kletti,
Skate rentals are available at a
AASI Level 1 Instructor:
[email protected]
reasonable $Cost.
Find out more on the monthly
socials or www.sitzmark.org follow the lessons link.
skaters can find us!
Wear your Sitzmark Bandanna so new
Your host: R. George Vogt
[email protected]
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SKIING AND SKATING
MEET AT THE BOSCH
DECEMBER PACKER SUNDAYS
January 15, 16, & 17
NOON
ATTENTION ALL SKIERS!!!
12/13 -Da Bears
deposit $50..now..space is limited
12/20 - Steelers
IT IS TIME! to sign up for the ski trip to Mt.
Bohemia, Mont Ripley and Porcupine
Mountains. This fantastic 3-ski resorts, 3night stay in Houghton, MI is coming up soon
on January 15, 16, & 17 – coming back on
Monday, January 18th, 2010.
Winter
The Best Western Franklin Square Inn needs
a confirmation list of skiers by December
15th. All we need right now is a $50 deposit
to reserve your room and ski package.
Total ski package is $375 (does not include
lift tickets).
See the back of the newsletter for more
details or go to the website
www.sitzmark.org. You can also contact the
trip leaders, Audrey Wissmann at
262-513-2825 or Lyle Strahota at
414-476-4761. Don’t delay
Jean Bronson
Northern Trip Director
414.423.1495; [email protected]
Solstice
December
21st
SAVE THE DATES
Camping 2010
Governor Dodge State Park : June 11-14
Wyalusing State Park : July 9-12
Devil’s Lake State Park : August 27-30
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ONE DAY TRIP
MARQUETTE MOUNTAIN, MI
NEW YEAR’S EVE
REUNION – SKUNKHOLLOW SKI CLUB
CASCADE MOUNTAIN
PORTAGE, WI
December 31, 2009 (Thursday) to
January 3, 2010 (Sunday)
January 10, 2010 (Sunday)
Cost: $75 (with ski lift tickets)
Cost: $449 Members,
$469 Non-members
Trip Leader: Marc Pettit
(could be less if enough sign-up)
Use Northern sign-up form
Includes:
♦ Motor coach transportation (leave at 7:30 am and arrive back
at 7:00 pm)
Many good memories of this trip in 2001 - bring in the New Year
with the Skunks from Chicago. Leave early Thursday
♦ Breakfast treats, snacks and beverages on the bus.
♦ Ski lift tickets
♦ A full day of adventure on the hill!
Trip Leader: Tom & Jean Bronson
414-423-1495
[email protected]
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Last year this trip was a
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♦ Bus transportation & refreshments on bus.
ONE
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TRIP
MARQUETTE MOUNTAI
home. This is also a great chance for new members to get
♦ 3 nights lodging at the Ramada Inn
to know people or learn how to ski. Cascade has a variety
♦ 3 day lift tickets & 2 NASTAR Races
NEW YEAR’S EVE
of trails for all types of skiers. You do not need to be a
♦
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member of the club to go on this trip. So, bring your
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CASCADE
♦ MOUNTAIN
Shuttle service to and from the ski hill and local attractions
and family. Must be 21 yrs. or over.
PORTAGE, WI
New this year: Additional 4000 sq. ft. brick deck to their
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long, 3000’ Alpine Terrain Park
Website: cascademountain.com
Cost: $75 (with ski
lift tickets)
website:
marquettemountain.com
Trip Leader: Marc Pettit
Cost: $449 Members,
$469 Non-member
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$395 Non-members
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[email protected]
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website:
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skiingBOHEMIA/MONT
at 3 resorts. On Monday, RIPLEY/PORCUPINE
ski
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to
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Colorado’s
favorite,
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at the Porcupine Mtns. with 42 variety runs - their longest run 1
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of Mary
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1/8 miles long and a vertical drop
of LA
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– WARNING – no beginners
ADVENTUR
Vasquez
Cirque,
January
15, 2010
(Friday)
to Winter Park has something for everyone from
Mont Ripley is known for the beginner – intermediate
skier with
beginner
to advanced. Winter Park Mtn has a trail classification
24 runs. Porcupine Mtns. with 42 variety runs - theirJanuary
longest run
18, 2010,
(Monday)
of 28%/21%/51% (beginner/intermediate/advanced & January
expert). 23, 2010 (Saturd
is 1 1/8 miles long and a vertical drop of 787 ft.
January 29, 2010, (Frida
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Cost: $375 Members
Web Site: www.skiwinterpark.com
Cost: $ 750
& www.skimontripley.com
$395 Non-members
Insurance available
(Use Western Trip S
(Does not include ski lift tickets)
(Use Northern Trip Sign-Up Form)
Trip Leaders: Lyle Strahota
414-476-4761
Trip Leaders:
Mike Mueller 414-444-3
Dennis Stuebner 414-4
Sitzmark Ski Club
P.O. Box 1877
Milwaukee, WI 53201
December 2009
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
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CLUB
CHRISTMAS
PARTY
MONCHES HOLIDAY
ART CRAWL,
HOLY HILL
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7
ICE SKATING
Tuesday’s at the
Pettite Center
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10
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12
PACKERS vs
BEARS @
THE BOSCH
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ICE SKATING
Tuesday’s at the
Pettite Center
ANNUAL
ROBERTS
CHRISTMAS
PARTY
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PACKERS vs
STEELERS @
The BOSCH
WINTER
SOLSTICE
ICE SKATING
Tuesday’s at the
Pettite Center
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ANNUAL
NOT SO
MERRY
CHRISTMAS
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27
ICE SKATING
Tuesday’s at the
Pettite Center
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HAPPY NEW
YEAR 2010
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3
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TRADITIONAL
CHRISTMAS
EVE PARTY
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