President's message for December 2017

Julie’s Jive December

The Richard (Dick) Wortiska Memorial bench purchased from the Memorial Fund is located right next to the Donny Steffens Memorial bench on the Mountain Bay Trail.  They are located 1.3 miles west from 900 Lakeview Drive (the start of the trail) or 100 yards east from another entrance to the trail across from 1357 Cardinal Lane. 

The seasonal downhill-ski marketing campaign has come to an end.  (To promote downhill skiing activities for the upcoming season, there are a bunch of us who “go on tour”.  So if you attended the Warren Miller Film, you would have found ski clubs, a ski patrol table, mid-west hills selling lift tickets, and vendors who are selling downhill skis.  We, as well as Sly Fox, are happy to be part of this ‘touring’ group.) 

That said, many thanks to our Marketer, Mary Halloin, and her organizational skills.  We were visible at the Green Bay Farmers’ Market, the Warren Miller Film, Zeller’s Annual Ski & Snowboard Consignment Sale, and the YMCA Ski & Sport Sale.  Thank you also to everyone who manned tables and took the lead to set things up.  Surprisingly, there were quite a few people who didn’t know there are ski clubs to join—so spread the word J

The New Fall Fashion Selection of Gelande ‘gear is available and can be purchased by going on our website and finding the following link: Resources/Official Club Gear.  Click on Always in Stitches and you will go directly to their website.  It usually takes them about 2 weeks to produce the items asked for. 

Parking will now be available for all of our trips in 2 places. The Bar in Appleton and at The Woods in Green Bay (where we hold our Banquets and Board meetings).

We are in need of a trip leader for our Mont Ripley/Mount Bohemia mid-west trip. If you are interested, take a look at the website, Gelandesprung. org, under Member Resources. There is a comprehensive Trip Leader Guide that gives a great overview of what is involved. Please contact me at, or any other Board member if you are interested. As the trip leader, you will receive 50% off the price of the trip.


Our next Board meeting will be held on December 12th at The Woods at 6pm.  Everyone is welcome to attend. The Woods has a great menu that many of us partake of while attending the meeting.