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  • Tue, December 05, 2023 6:12 PM | Jeff Crawford (Administrator)

    We have solicited donations for people in need for many years.  Please Give a Gift to People in Need at our AASC Holiday Party December 7th at the UA Hall. Or click one of the images or links below to give directly to that organization online through the month of December.

    This year we are asking members to donate financially, with clothes, or healthy nonperishable food.

    We will accept cash, checks, or credit cards.   Make any checks payable to either the Salvation Army or Food Gatherers.  We will furnish a receipt.


    Click here to donate to Food Gathers Click here to donate to the Salvation Army

    Food Gathers: https://www.giveffect.com/campaigns/29718-ann-arbor-ski-club-fights-hunger

    The Salvation Army: https://give.salvationarmyusa.org/aasc

  • Fri, December 01, 2023 3:26 PM | Jeff Crawford (Administrator)
       

    Here is a picture of the ski bib pullovers for the SOS program at Mt. Brighton. SOS is a program sponsored by Vailresorts for underprivileged youth to learn to ski.

    To make sure no child is lost on the hill, Joe organized several businesses to donate so that these could be supplied to the children in the program. Ann Arbor Ski Club is one of the sponsors.

    "SOS Outreach;" is a youth-development nonprofit that uses mentoring and powerful outdoor experiences to engage over 80,000 youth across 9 states, 15 communities, and 24 mountain resorts in a core values-based, leadership development curriculum aimed at building skills for life and bridging opportunities.  We provide underprivileged inner-city kids with an opportunity to learn down-hill skiing and snowboarding, one evening a week for five weeks, twice a season.  We provide them with skis, boots, helmets, gloves, ski pants and coats.  We need some way to identify our students when they are on the hill, so they don't easily get separated and put themselves in potentially dangerous terrain.  These "bibs" would do the trick. Joe Knopp, CIC, AIS, AU

    Read more about Mt Brighton and the SOS Program

    SOS PARTNERS WITH MT. BRIGHTON TO INTRODUCE THE SPORTS OF SKIING & SNOWBOARDING TO DETROIT AREA KIDS

    MAJOR GRANT ALLOWS SOS OUTREACH TO EXPAND MIDWEST MENTOR PROGRAM FOR UNDERSERVED YOUTH



  • Wed, September 13, 2023 5:00 PM | Jeff Crawford (Administrator)

    The Ann Arbor Ski Club '23-24 season began with the Corn Roast on Sunday, August 27. It was fun to see new and old faces at the Ypsi Freighthouse. I am excited about all the different trips, parties, and other things the club has planned this year.

    I personally want to thank our Board of Directors for taking the time for the club. As all positions are volunteer, it is great that the Board has given many hours to keep the club going. A shout out to all our Returning Members as well. The club was founded in 1954 and will be celebrating its 70th year next year! That would not be possible if there weren't people in the club volunteering and helping out behind the scenes. Also, a big welcome to our New Members. We are a group of active minded individuals that want to welcome you to our many activities and events. If you ever have a question about the club or want to help in any way, please feel free to contact me through our club email at A2skiclub@gmail.com.

     What does your $30 membership fee go toward?

    • Club Insurance
    • Website
    • Storage Locker
    • Food and Drinks at Meetings & Parties
    • Bartender At Meetings & Parties
    • Financial Backing for Trips (i.e., Trip Deposits. Ttrips are self-funded, but club money holds the spaces until people pay)
    • Financial Backing for Room Deposits and future events.

    There are more but those are the major costs. So, we need members to keep doing what we are doing, which is having fun, getting together, going to cool places, and having awesome local events. That is why you are important  So thank you for making the Ann Arbor Ski Club rock!

     Lisa Salisbury

    President


  • Thu, April 13, 2023 4:00 PM | Jeff Crawford (Administrator)

    The 2022 - 2023 year was an amazing success.  Thank you to our Board of Directors, Members, Volunteers, and Guests.  We could not have done it without all of you.

    What we accomplished:

    1. Trips-Offered:

    • ·         3 week-long ski trips
    • ·         2 bike weekends
    • ·         1 instructional ski weekend
    • ·         1 weekend in Northern Michigan for skiers & non-skiers
    • ·         4 cross country ski trips
    • ·         Set up a new international trip offering during the summer

    2. Social Events

    • ·         Offered Monthly Happy Hours, Movie Nights, Euchre Nights
    • ·         Local race team at Mt. Brighton  Local ski nights
    • ·         Local cross-country ski events
    • ·         Weekly Bike rides on both Mondays & Wednesdays in warmer months
    • ·         Individual social events thru out the year

    3. Increased our membership from 285 the summer of 2022 to 350 currently

    4. Established a working working balanced budget by 2024 which ensures club viability for the foreseeable future.

    5. Added Text messaging for events and meetings thru Wild Apricot

    6. Updated our Wild Apricot Website to make it more user friendly

    7. Retimed trip sign up to allow more flexibility with respect to IKON and EPIC pass procurement

    8. Email Administrator volunteer added that checks emails daily for the club

    9.  Started using Social Media to publicize events and meetings

    10. Set up guidelines for money spent on food and beverages

    11. Updated and added new policies on behavior by members at club events

    12. Updated and added new By-laws on Covid

    13. E-voting procedures established to expediate anything needing a quick approval by the Board of Directors

    14. Began polling members thru Wild Apricot on Club matters.



  • Fri, March 03, 2023 4:11 PM | Vicki Watson

    Don’t Ski, No Worries, A2SC has Plenty of Non-Ski Activities for You!

    I invite you to experience our monthly Movie Night.  We generally meet at Red Robin first Tuesdays before heading over to Cinemark.  Happy hours are always fun and who can resist bottomless fries?  Join a friend or two and take in a great film close to home.  Nancy brings some suggestions and help with the Cinemark app.

    Maybe you love your streaming movies at home…but let’s get back to the Happy Hour fun!  Carol and Liz investigate our local opportunities and select our roaming happy hour location but your input is welcome.  Stay connected to our website for dates and locations and join us.

    Did I hear “what about Euchre?”  Yep we are excited about our new location – Venue in Ann Arbor.  Check out this new place  - hurry in for our April event before Dana and the gang take a seasonal break! 

    Yes the website lists General Meetings but “party on” might be a better description!  Our website will give you the particulars but look forward to awesome themes, music, beverages, and appetizers.  Bring a friend and connect with club members.

    Please do not hesitate to contact me at vicki.sykes.watson@gmail.com with concerns.  See you soon…


  • Sun, February 05, 2023 12:47 PM | Jeff Crawford (Administrator)

    Board Of Directors Elections!

    It’s that time of year again: time to give members an opportunity to increase their involvement in our great club by joining our Board of Directors.  If you would like to join the fun, and help steer the direction of the club going forward (or if you know someone else who you think would be a positive addition), we invite you to nominate yourself (or another) for the upcoming BOD election to be conducted at the annual Business Meeting held this year on March 30th at the UA Hall, 7920 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor MI.

    There are six BOD positions opening for selection this year.  Four of the six director positions opening have already notified us that they will run again for another term, leaving us in need of at least two more candidates.  Although our rules state that you can submit your nominations right up to the day of the elections, please help us prepare the ballots ahead of time by submitting your nomination forms by email to a member of the Nominating Committee (see below) as soon as you can.

    Nominating Committee:

    Joe Knopp - Email Joe

    Lane Hotchkiss - Email Lane

    Darlene Morin - Email Darlene

    Mike Timmerman - Email Mike

    Our President, Lisa Salisbury, has indicated that she will run for President again but, should you like a chance to run for that position, yourself, our club rules state that all candidates for President must declare to the BOD their intent to run no later than 35 days before the election.

    Thanks for your help keeping the Ann Arbor Ski Club the best!

    Sincerely,

    your Nominating Committee



  • Sun, December 18, 2022 7:06 PM | Lisa Salisbury (Administrator)

    The A2Ski Club will start a SKI NIGHT at Mt. Brighton on Wednesday, January 18th.  It will be the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of February as well. We will be meeting at 6 pm on the ski hill by the ski racks located near the ski rental.  After skiing we will meet in the bar for some social time.  It will also be a great time to cheer on the Ski Club Race Team during race night at Mt. Brighton and also meet fellow skiers.  Many of our club members are ski instructors and have volunteered to give some tipsand pointers if skiers would like.  ANY MEMBER CAN JOIN US TO SKI however only people signed up will be offered FREE lessons.  There is a sign up for this on the website.   https://a2skiclub.org/event-5082840


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