Rochester Ski Club  

September, 2017 Newsletter

Save These Dates

October 14, 2017
Pig Roast - William Udicious Pavilion, Rush (Rt 251)   Thursday,
November 2, 2017
General Meeting - Daisey Flower Mill (This is a change from what was published in July.)  
December 7, 2017
Holiday Party - Burgundy Basin Inn   Monday,
January 1, 2018
New Year's Day at Swain -
Chili & Soup Party
  Wednesday -
February 14, 2018
Valentine's Day - Bristol Mountain   Thursday,
February 22, 2018
General Meeting - RIT Inn & Conference Center  

                                         PLEASE NOTICE when you receive your flyers
                        ***There is a slight time change for our three General Meetings.***


President’s Message  

The Rochester Ski Club has entered its 81st year and we look forward to providing exciting opportunities for our members.  Assuming the cool wet summer transforms into a cold winter, this ski season could be great.  Let’s hope it is unlike the past two years.

I would like to thank Bruce Johnson for organizing the picnic at the Dolomite Lodge in Penfield on October 10, 2017.  Also, a big thanks to all of the volunteers helping to set up and provide a wide assortment of goodies for all to enjoy.  We also appreciate Joe Kuby and Nick Schiavetti agreeing to be on the finance committee.

Three ski trips are in process including Okemo, Jan 7-10 (Marge Simpson) Sunday River Jan 21-26 (Bob Pogel) and Loon, Cannon and Bretton Woods, March 4-9 (Jan Levenson).  We encourage signing up as soon as possible for the convenience of the trip coordinators. Also, when you send the trip application please supply all of the requested information. 

In our last newsletter, I indicated that the board was preparing a survey for the members to express comments regarding the direction of the club.  We presently have a draft and with any luck and should have the final survey by the end of the year.  One area where we will be soliciting comments is the cost of the dinners at the regular meeting.  We are sensitive to dinner costs however, is increasingly becoming difficult to provide menus under $24 per person.  Your comments will be appreciated.

The next social event will be held on October 14, 2018 at the William Udicious Lodge. 1900 Rush Scottsville Road, Rush, New York.  This event is to be coordinated by Bill and Bev McElheny.  Space will be limited at this facility so we encourage early sign up.  In conclusion, I encourage any comments favorable or unfavorable, regarding any aspect of the club and anyone should feel free to contact me with any suggestions to improve the Rochester Ski Club.

***Bob Pogel, Your President***



PLEASE, PLEASE, return you membership forms as soon as possible. If you would like to continue to receive our mailings; via email or post office make sure your address, email address and/or phone number is correct by contacting Nancy O. at (585) 865-6595 with any updated information.  Thank you.

Ski Trip Coordinator Message 

Hi everyone. Following our never-ending rainy summer, it is now time to gear up for fall, and my favorite season-ski season. For those of you who have not as yet signed up for our trips, please take the time to do it now. We have plenty of room on the Okemo and Sunday River trips at this time, and limited space on the Loon trip. Much planning and work goes on behind the scenes by our trip leaders to maximize your fun, comfort, value, and experience on our club trips. As I’ve said many times in the past, prices almost never go down, and not living in a time warp, it is impossible to deliver trip prices of even a few years ago. Food, lodging, lift tickets, and transportation costs continue to spiral upwards. We are keenly aware of this and try to do everything possible to keep your costs down. I frequently hear from members about how expensive a trip is, and would welcome suggestions for mitigating this. Did you know that a single motor coach for a typical New England destination varies between $6500 and $7000, depending on distance and time of year. About the only option at this time to reduce trip costs, would be to give up on- mountain lodging, and thus, the cherished ski-in, ski-out. We are certainly willing to listen to and respond to your ideas and needs, as it is your club. Having said all this, I truly believe that you will not find better ski trip value with all the amenities that our trips offer, anywhere else. Lastly, as always, if you don’t do it this year, you’ll be one year older when you do.

*** Paul Quirin ***


Pig Roast – Saturday, October 14, 2017

We have a new location for this year’s Pig Roast.  We’ll be in Rush N.Y., just off of 390, exit 11 – at the William Udicious Pavilion (Rt 251).  For more information on directions, please check the flyer included with this newsletter mailing (or from the website's Home page or Social page).  Because our new location is a smaller venue, we need to limit the number of attendees.  We want to make sure we have enough indoor seating capacity for everyone that attends.  The limit will be 80.  (Last year seventy two attended.)  So, don’t miss out, send in your reservation as soon as possible!   Even though we have a new location, we will have the same caterer (Tom Mitchell with Old Mill Catering) with the pig carved on site.  And we’ll have plenty of delicious appetizers, side dishes for dinner, desserts, and a variety of beverages.  Looking forward to seeing you at this year’s Pig Roast! 

***Bev & Bill McElheny***


Reports on past events:

RSC Summer Picnic 

On August 10th, 91 ski club members enjoyed the annual summer picnic held at Dolomite Lodge in Penfield.

It was a beautiful, sunny day and although not quite as warm as last year, the lodge is air conditioned and it

was quite comfortable.  There were a few comments, however, that it was a little cold inside; therefore,

perhaps next year it might be advisable to bring a light jacket or sweater.

The beverages, hots and hamburgers were once again provided by the RSC.  Members brought a variety of

delicious foods including appetizers, salads and desserts.  There was plenty of conversation and laughter

and no doubt no one left hungry!

Many thanks to Bruce Johnson for once again orchestrating a very successful event.  Thanks also to the

many folks who helped set up and also those who stayed to help with the clean up.  Another fun summer 

picnic was enjoyed by all!!

***Sue Cook


Embroidered Rochester Ski Club Logo Information

If anyone is interested in having monogrammed club clothing and accessories embroidered with the Rochester Ski Club logo this monogramming, here is the new place that is now doing it.  Letters and Logos Embroidery located in Penfield retired. The business sold the “Murph” logo to Apparel Printers Plus located at 67 Main Street, Victor, 14564—just east of the town hall.  It is a father and son operation, Tim and Shane Maher.  Tim Maher is the Founder/President.  Their phone number is (585) 924-5118.  They have a full complement of clothing to choose from at the store, or from a catalog, or you can bring your own clothing.  The cost to embroider the “Murph”, our ski club logo, on an item you supply will be $7.75 . This is for one item at a time.  If we opt to do a group order the cost would be lower.  We look forward to working with Tim and Shane, and to continue to promote the Rochester Ski Club and “Murph”.



Nick S. had surgery to remove a benign tumor on his leg.  He was using crutches but word has it that he is fine now.  Bonnie D. woke up one morning with a floppy little finger!  She had surgery to repair a tendon and is ok.  Hopefully both of them will be ready for the ski season.  A former member, Judy E., was riding her bike on Flynn Road when she fell.  No one stopped to find out if she was hurt or even to try to help her up, even though she was laying on the berm of the road with cars whizzing by her.  Finally one person did stop but knew to not help her up,  which was good because she had a fractured hip.  We hope she is well on her way to recovery.  Dot C. seems to be doing better now with her pacemaker.  Watch out on the slopes, she may zoom by you!    Nancy O. is having foot surgery.  We wish her well and a speedy recovery.  Please take care, the ski season is fast approaching and we want everyone to be ready for it.


                                                 In Memoriam

Janice S.'s husband Robert passed away and Vince P., a former member passed away.  Barb L.‘s brother Harry S. passed away.  Harry was a Ski Patroller for 55 years; most of the time spent at Swain.  Chuck H. passed away.  He had been a member for quite a few years.  They all will be sorely missed by their family and friends.  The club sends them our sympathy.


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