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 Social Events

Dates Location Comments
"It's a Valentine" Wednesday February 14, 2018 Bristol Mountain

Sunset Lodge
Come join us for our second Valentine's Day Ski Day at Bristol.

Please bring a dish to pass and your own beverage.  There are places to plug in anything that needs to stay hot.  Dessert and dinnerware will be provided. 

It's a drive yourself with no sign-up required.  Lift tickets are each person's responsibility.

Join us in the Sunset Lodge for a pot luck lunch around Noon.  As of early February  -- looks like we should have good conditions!

Chair: Bob Pogel

General Meeting Thursday February 22, 2018 RIT Inn & Conference Center

5257 West Henrietta Road  (South of Lehigh Station Road) Henrietta, New York 14467
5:30 P.M. Attitude Adjustment time (Cash Bar)
6:30 P.M. Buffet Dinner
7:30 P.M. General business Meeting (Bob Pogel - President) followed by our
Program: “Shipwreck World” by Jim Kennard
HMS Ontario 1780 Discovery 2008

General Meeting Coordinator: Sandra Foley
Reservation deadline - February 14th
Pancake Day Thursday March 22, 2018 The Sierra Inn in Swain and the  Cartwright Family's Maple Tree Inn

(4321 County Road 15a, Angelica, N.Y. 14709)

***** NEWS FLASH ***** NEWS FLASH *****

Thursday March 22nd, 2018 - RSC plans to consume a vast quantity of carbs in the form of pancakes at the Maple tree Inn (cash only) located Angelica NY.  

Plan as usual, is to meet at "Duke" Darrenbacher's Sierra Inn - Swain, NY.  Circa 11:15 a.m. for the time honored Bloody Mary's of special mix. Then circa 12:45 PM we'll journey more south, to the Maple Tree Inn  for the highly heaped pancakes and breakfast sausages.

In the old day's of snow, many skied Swain Ski Resort prior to our Sierra Inn stop. This is still tolerated. (Check that day for Swain lift hours at 1-607-545-6511)

Regards: ***Tony Belaskas***

General Meeting Thursday April 12, 2018 Rick's Prime Rib

898 Buffalo Road
Rochester, N.Y. 14624
Election of Officers
General Meeting Coordinator: Sandra Foley
Spring Banquet Thursday May 10, 2018 Midvale Country Club

2387 Baird Road, Penfield
(Between Rte. 441 and Whitney Road)
Chair: Gorgie (Shearn) Knapp


2017 - 2018 Social Events that have already taken place

Social Events

Date Location Comments
New Year's Day Ski and Chili & Soup Monday January 1, 2018 Swain Resort

Look for us in one of the rooms above the rental shop.

In spite of pretty cold temperatures – it was a wonderful start to 2018.  My car read -4 at one point while driving to Swain; by mid afternoon it made it up to 16 degrees.  It was great to see the slopes groomed and the sun shining.  At least nine hearty members skied -- and reported the conditions were very good.  Once again Corinne and Larry Coon did a terrific job of organizing this year's New Year’s Day party.  Approximately 40 attended -- and that meant we had one crock pot of yummy chili or soup for every 5 people!  I know Corinne and Larry appreciated all who made the chili and soup (Martha & Dick Anderson, Jean Belaskas, Sue Cook, Corinne Coon, Sandy Foley, Korleen Hanning, Nancy Oberholzer, and Mary & Bob Pogel) or who brought many tasty sides - including Carol Wolfer’s homemade boar and venison sausage and others who brought deviled eggs, delicious dips, breads, corn muffins, or a variety of cookies, brownies, and other sweets for dessert.  There was plenty of good cheer amongst those that attended - which included two new members and several who we have not seen in a while.  As usual many members pitched in with set-up and clean-up - thank you all!  Several mentioned how much they enjoy these smaller get to-gethers.  Also, a big thank you to Swain.  At no cost to the club, we very much appreciate having a spacious and warm room to hold our first event of the New Year.
Bev McElhen
y (with input from Corinne) ***

Holiday Party Thursday December 7, 2017 Burgundy Basin Inn

1361 Marsh Road, Pittsford, 14534 (between Rt. 31 and Rt. 96)

The annual Rochester Ski Club holiday party was held on December 7, 2017 at the Burgundy Basin Inn.  The weather cooperated and 148 members and guests attended.  Everyone enjoyed cocktail hour at 6:00 PM accompanied by an assortment of hors’deurves (the ham salad appears to be a fan favorite!).  Dinner was served at 7:00 PM with choices of prime rib, chicken French, poached salmon fillet and pasta primavera.  Dessert was vanilla ice cream with raspberry melba sauce.
Patty and Joe Kuby chaired the event and did a terrific job of organizing and procuring a total of 67 door prizes.  Among them were:  Wegman’s gift cards, ski gift cards, Apparel Plus long-sleeved t-shirt with RSC logo, numerous restaurants, including Otto Tomotto’s, Pizzeria Uno, Long Horn Steakhouse, Chili’s Bar and Grill and Thirsty Turtle (who donated twenty $10 gift cards!!)  In addition, Bristol Garden Center donated 15 poinsettias to give out as door prizes.  Many thanks to Patty and Joe
for their organization and hard work.  They did a great job of passing out the prizes, and although there were many, they managed to accomplish it quickly with lots of good humor.  Thanks also to those who helped pass out the prizes.  It all made for another fun and successful holiday party.  Everyone seemed to have a good time!  And, as always, we have to thank everyone at Burgundy Basin Inn for their excellent service and dinner!  ***Sue Cook***

General Meeting Thursday November 2, 2017 Daisy Flour Mill
(with Gatherings Catering)

1880 Blossom Road, Rochester, N.Y. 14625
Our first dinner meeting of the season was attended by 86 RSC Members who enjoyed a sumptuous buffet meal at the historic Daisy Flour Mill.  Members caught up with old friends and thought about their ski boots as Tim Hart, Masterfit Technician of “the Balanced Athlete” spoke about how your ski boots should fit.  Balancing is the key and our balance changes with age and injuries. Better ski boot fit means better ski control and better use of our ski edges. It was a fun evening in a beautiful setting.
***Sandy Foley***
Pig Roast Saturday October 14, 2017 This year - a new location!

William Udicious Pavilion
(Because of the smaller venue we are limiting this event to 80; we want to ensure we have indoor seating for everyone that attends.)
1900 Rush Scottsville Road, Rush, 14543

Directions: From Rochester, take 390 South, Exit 11 for Rush; stay left to head towards Rush.  Turn left onto NY-15, and very quickly make another left at the traffic light onto Rt 251.
In approx 1 & 1/4 miles the driveway for the pavilion will be on your right -- the south  side of Rt 251.
This fall the annual RSC pig roast was held in Rush, N.Y. at the William Udicious Pavilion. The 87 members and guests found – great weather, great friends, great food, and a great time.  The afternoon began with a variety of appetizers including marinated sausages and meatballs, cheese trays, and other tasty hors d’oeuvres.
Throughout the afternoon, members were able to watch a DVD with some of our past ski trips and events.
Tom Mitchell, Jr of Old Mill Catering took care of the pig.  He provided samples of the roasted skin and of the pig.  Once the samples were given out, he displayed his art of carving.  The buffet also included potatoes, sauerkraut, baked beans, and various salads.  There was something for everyone.  The weather was so nice, some members chose to eat outdoors.  After dinner, members enjoyed coffee or tea, and a variety of yummy desserts.
I know Bev and Bill McElheny appreciate all of the help with the food preparation -- the appetizers, the sauerkraut, and the desserts, and with all who help with set up including purchasing some of the beverages, and with the many members who pitch in during clean-up. ***Nancy Oberholzer***
Summer Picnic Thursday August 10, 2017 Dolomite Lodge, Veteran's Memorial Park - Penfield

Directions: From 590 take exit 7 - Browncroft Blvd and head east.  Stay on Browncroft as it turns into Atlantic Avenue.  After crossing Five Mile Line Road, take the next cross-street - Jackson Road.  Make a left onto Jackson; take your second right onto Veterans Parkway.  Shelter is on right.   

A perfect day for a picnic. Job well done to Bruce and all of his helpers!

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

Spring Banquet Thursday May 11, 2017 Midvale Country Club
2387 Baird Road, Penfield
(Between Rte. 441 and Whitney Road)
For the tenth year, the RSC’s Spring Banquet was held at Midvale Country Club with Georgie (Shearn) Knapp chairing the event.  Once again Georgie had everything organized to a tee and the Midvale staff was as gracious as ever.  It was a lovely evening – from the views of lush, green, rolling fairways, tables set with colorful napkins and tulip filled vases, a beautiful and scrumptious array of appetizers, delicious dinners, with salmon being the most requested, to a most yummy tiramisu for dessert.    Members and guests started the evening with cocktails, the appetizers, and lively conversation while a slide show with over 400 photos from trips and events for the 2016-2017 season was displayed on a large screen over the bar.  Thank you to all who shared their photos.  More members than past years tried their best to win the longest Wii ski jump.  While a few of us just tumbled down the ramp, quite a few soared - producing some fun competition.
  This year, Georgie also wanted to pay tribute to Nancy Peters, who had recently passed in March.  We’ve lost many dear RSC members over the years and while they are all very much missed, Nancy was one of the most active and beloved members of the ski club.  Nancy was also the one who suggested, and found a sponsor so we could hold our banquets at Midvale.  Nancy loved flowers, and after speaking to Jim and Nancy’s daughter, Georgie decided to honor Nancy with name cards embossed with colored tulips.  Weeks before the banquet, Georgie solicited help from three to help with this project.  She had everything organized at her home, with stations set up with equipment and donated supplies.  Judy Harrigan, Sue Cook, and Bev McElheny were happy to help Georgie with the cutting, embossing, coloring, folding, and labeling of these name cards - with the 135 attendees’ names.
  After dinner and dessert, Georgie started the evening’s program with a few light remarks.  Bob Pogel (president) thanked the many who helped make the 2016-2017 season a success and announced the officers for the 2017-2018 ski season.  Bob then announced this year’s winner of the Dr. Roland Stevens Outstanding Achievement Award.  This is the fourth year this award has been presented, and a very surprised, and most deserved Larry Seaman was presented with this honor; congratulations Larry!  Next, Paul Quirin (trip coordinator) acknowledged and thanked the 2017 trip leaders and talked about the upcoming ski trips for 2018.  To cap off the program, Bob Pogel and Georgie gave out the Wii awards.  The shortest distance (with actual flight) was won by Diane Boesel and the longest ski jump was won by Terry Weagley (way to go, Terry), who was presented with a glittering trophy.  After the official end of the program, many seemed reluctant to leave and stayed to continue chatting with friends.  As always, we owe a big thank you to Georgie Shearn for all of her efforts, to Judy Harrigan for helping with reservations, and to the management and staff at Midvale Country Club.  Georgie says she enjoys working with them very much.  We hope all who attended this year’s banquet enjoyed themselves!
***Bev McElheny***
General Meeting Thursday April 6, 2017 Rick's Prime Rib

898 Buffalo Road
Rochester, N.Y. 14624
Our last dinner meeting of the season was held at Rick’s Prime Rib House on Buffalo Road in Gates.  Sixty RSC members enjoyed a delicious buffet meal.  This was a new location and a new time for our social hour and dinner to allow more members who work to attend the meetings.  Unfortunately, our original presenter Betty Carpenter Perkins was not able to speak due to health reasons. Carol Samuel an Osher speaker and instructor at RIT did an excellent job pitch hitting on short notice to give a passionate talk about “Carousels” across the country.  She is very knowledgeable on the subject and has traveled the US visiting and researching carousels.  She had a wonderful display of books and figurines of carousels for all to peruse.  A good time and great comradery was enjoyed by all who attended.
**Sandy Foley**
Pancake Day Thursday March 23, 2017 The Sierra Inn in Swain and the  Cartwright Family's Maple Tree Inn
(4321 County Road 15a, Angelica, N.Y. 14709)

Hi All,  The 1 1/2 hour drive to Swains/Angelica was really worth the time, anyway 40 people felt that way.  The new owner, Duke Derrenbacher (sp) and his most able assistant Angelina at the Sierra Inn, did a wonderful job of reproducing and I must say exceeding the historical RSC signature drink, "The Bloody". We started at 11:30 am (some were a few minutes late because of the drive over from an unanticipated Bristol Mt. "Blue Bird" morning ski, but I digress - oh yes, some did afternoon ski the Swain slopes).  On to the Cartwright's Maple Tree Inn at 12:45 (fastest happy hour I ever spent). Everybody elected for the simpler $12 Special because we all were now so darn hungry.  We had reserved for around 20 people and I would say based on an already crowded facility, they served us quick and well. Where did that extra 20 come from?
***Tony Belaskas***

General Meeting Thursday February 23, 2017 RIT Inn & Conference Center
5257 West Henrietta Road  (South of Lehigh Station Road) Henrietta, New York 14467

The RIT Inn & Conference Center hosted 57 RSC members for an excellent Italian Buffet dinner, cocktails and socializing.  The room was arranged to accommodate a center dance floor for Rebecca and Doriel to demonstrate the history of the Lindy Hop and swing music which evolved from the 1920’s with the Charleston.  They were talented, energetic and enthusiastic presenters.  Visit their web site to explore dance classes, and community events.such as the March 25th at the Historic German House:  
***Sandy Foley***

"It's a Valentine" Tuesday February 14, 2017 Bristol Mountain
Sunset Lodge

The Rochester Ski Club held the annual Valentine’s Day ski event at the Sunset Lodge at Bristol Mountain on February 14, 2017.  I feel that I owe an apology to the over 50 persons in attendance.  I am sorry that your eyes hurt from the blinding white glaring off the superbly groomed surface.  In addition, we had to deal with a mild temperature of around 25 degrees and no wind.  After having to subject ourselves to these unbearable conditions, the lunch that was provided by all our volunteers was excellent.  There was wide array of food ranging from cheese and crackers, dips, meatballs, deviled eggs, crock pots, salads and various desserts.  In spite of all these adversities, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves so it is highly probable that we will hold this event next year.  A huge thank you to everyone in attendance, and a special thanks to all those who provided the lunch.  ***Bob Pogel***

General Meeting Thursday January 19, 2017 Mr. Dominic's on Main 
99 S. Main Street
(or 1 E Church Street),
Fairport 14450
Mr. Dominic’s on Main hosted 62 RSC members for our January meeting.  Lots of socialization before dinner and an early presentation by Paul Gaurracini and Lindsay LaPlaca from Fairport Brewing Company right next door.  Paul and Lindsay reviewed the history of beer making and the latest trends in craft brewing.  The best part was tasting the beers at Fairport Brewing Company and several of their current beers on tap after the meeting was over. Great place to visit and tour. Check out their web site.  ***Sandy Foley***
New Year's Day Ski and Chili & Soup Sunday January 1, 2017 Swain Resort

Look for us in one of the rooms above the rental shop.
After a foot of snow fell on the Swain ski area the Friday before New Year’s Day, it made for some very good skiing for the first day of 2017.  With blue skies and the sun shining, 8 members enjoyed well-groomed slopes while about 32 others socialized and stayed warm inside.  As usual there were plenty of ‘Happy New Year’ greetings along with good hearted kidding and laughter.  It’s easy to tell there’s always a lot of excitement for the first RSC event of the year.  Corinne & Larry Coon, who have helped in years past, did an excellent job of being the event chairs and organizing this year’s get together.  Generous members used their culinary skills to make a variety of 4 crock pots of chili (Bob W., Korleen & Dave H., Mary & Bob P., and Nancy O.) and 4 different kinds of soup (Carol B., Janet & Dave L., Jean & Tony B., and Sandy F.).  All were delicious!  In fact, Corinne had so many volunteer to make chili or soup that she had to turn several away.  Other members contributed sides for the chili and soup, a jug of homemade wine (thanks Bob W.), plenty of tasty appetizers, and yummy desserts.  I know Corinne and Larry appreciated all who volunteered to make chili or soup, brought dishes to pass, and everyone who helped with set-up and clean-up.  It was a great start to 2017.  Thanks again to Swain, to Corinne and Larry, and to all who participated.
***Bev McElheny***

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