President's message for November 2017

Our Fall Banquet on Friday the 13th went very well, considering the datesurprise  After a great dinner served by The Woods, we all raised our glass in remembrance of Dick Wortiska.  The $250 we donated to Dick’s Memorial Fund is going to purchase a bench on the Mountain Bay State Trail.  We are not sure where it will be placed at this time, but hopefully near Donny Steffens’s bench. 

In this newsletter, you will find a couple of pictures of the banquet room to show the pretty decorations Danice Herald, our Historian, set up.  One of the pictures shows the awards that we received from Chicago Metropolitan Ski Council--for 2 years in a row we won for our Newsletter and Website. 

The Warren Miller Film, Line of Descent, shown on October 19th was quite exciting with all the extreme skiers shown on the big screen.  Deb Bramschreiber and I manned a table to hand out business cards and brochures to bring in new members.  By the way, some of you may have seen Deb on Channel 5 Live with Lisa Malak promoting both our clubs this past month.

A New Fall Fashion Selection of Gelande ‘gear is now available!  The form can be found in this newsletter and on the website.  If you would like to pick up your new item at one of the Board meetings or at the Pre-trip meetings, fill out the form and send it to our PO Box by November 10th.  It takes Always in Stitches (our G’gear vendor) about 2 weeks to produce the item.  By submitting the form to the Gelandesprung Ski Club PO Box, the items will be ready for pick up at the December 12th Board meeting. 

Two other options are available for purchasing items:  If you would like the item shipped to you, add an additional $15.  You can also go directly to the Always in Stitches website and order directly from them.  (We also have a link to their website: Resources/Official Club Gear.)  Thank you to Scott & Jeanne Stilp, as well as Cindy Rendall, for their ideas !!  (The Board would like to do this twice a year, at each banquet, therefore the form will not be in the newsletter/website each month.  Watch for the Spring Fashion Selection next year !)

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 November 14th 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.