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					                              CONNECTICUT SKI COUNCIL
                     September, 2010       

                       PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Hi, Everyone,                                   In order to keep all our clubs informed, I            COUNCIL MEETING:
                                                need your club’s contact information. Many
I know it’s hard to even think about cold       clubs have had elections. As a result, some          September 14, 2010
temperatures, snow and skiing when it’s the     officers and contact information may have            NEWINGTON POLISH
dog days of August, heat, humidity and all.     changed. Some clubs have already sent me               CLUB, 8:00 PM
We all know that soon the seasons will          an updated list, but even if your contacts are
change and autumn will be here with all of      the same as last year, please put a list             Following meeting:
its color and glory. Winter is not that far     together and email it to me at
away!                                                                   October 12, 2010

The CSC has already been hard at work to
                                                Our first meeting will be September 12 at
ensure all our members will have a great ski
season. I am proud to announce we have an       8:00 pm at the Newington Polish Club.
additional two sponsors for this year: Mount    There will be a meeting at 7:00 pm the same
Snow and Killington have joined us as silver    night for all Ambassadors. This is a great             All Clubs:
                                                program and has been a long tradition of
sponsors. Along with our platinum sponsor,
                                                many clubs and the CSC. If your club is              Dues are due!
SnowEast Magazine, we have a strong
support team. We are also in the process of     interested in having an Ambassador to
securing our pricing for the bulk ticket        represent you, please join us at 7:00 pm.
program and the schedule of the CSC
                                                Lastly I want to mention our CSC ski trip,
Awareness Days.                                                                                  NEWSLETTER
                                                this year to Vail. More details will follow.
We have reserved the Hartford Windsor                                                            Deadline for the October
Marriott for this year’s Snowball, entitled,    That’s about it for this month. I look           newsletter is September 20.
SnowBound. And, the planning has already        forward to seeing you in September.              Email me at
begun for this season’s OnSnow Winter                                                            donald.ludwig@sbcglobal.
Carnival, which will be returning to Mount      Bob Kaczmarczyk                                  net.
Snow on the first weekend in March, 2011.       CSC President                                    Ginny Ludwig

 CSC Membership Stickers
 CSC membership stickers will be distributed at the September meeting to all clubs that have fulfilled the following
        Submitted their roster to the CSC Secretary by the May, 2010 meeting
        Paid the current year’s (2010-2011) CSC dues (can be done at the Sept. 2010 meeting)
 If you have not fulfilled these requirements, your stickers will be available in October, providing your roster has
 been received by September 30, 2010, and your dues are paid in full.
 Please note that you will be receiving membership stickers in a quantity comparable to the number of members in
 your roster plus an additional 5%. Quantities beyond that will be available, pending approval by the CSC President
 and Treasurer.
 As a friendly reminder, the CSC requires one membership sticker for each club member. If you have any questions,
 please contact Kristine at
Bulk Ticket Update                                         AMBASSADOR’S ANGLE

By now, all bulk ticket coordinators should have           I hope everyone is having an enjoyable summer. This
received verification of their credits from their          year is definitely a contrast to last year’s rain. I hope it
returns of last season’s vouchers. We are currently        means we’ll have a snowy winter!
finalizing voucher costs for this coming year. As of
the newsletter deadline, the costs are shown on the        The theme of this year’s snow ball is Snowbound. It
enclosed order form. We should have all the pricing        will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2010, at the
by the September CSC meeting.                              Hartford/Windsor Marriott. The band “Steppin’ Out”
Please read the enclosed CSC Bulk Ticket Policy.           is back by popular demand!
Too many clubs are not adhering to the policy, and if
                                                           Newington Ski club will host Ambassador Day,
the CSC is made aware of any problems this year,
that club will not be able to buy vouchers for the         Sunday, November 7, at Bob and Kristine
ensuing season.                                            Kaczmarczyk’s home. Details to follow.

All orders are due at the October meeting, and             Finally, there will be a meeting for all club
payment must be made with one certified or bank            Ambassadors at the September CSC meeting, 7 PM.
check from each club – NO EXCEPTIONS. We                   I will have information on the Snowball, Ambassadors
should have the orders fulfilled for distribution at the
                                                           Day, ticket sales and the raffle. Clubs, please pass this
November meeting, but your cooperation is critical
if we expect to meet these deadlines.                      information on to your Ambassadors.
                                                           If you have any questions or suggestions, please
NOTE: MOUNT SNOW VOUCHERS CANNOT                           contact me at
CARNIVAL.                                                  I look forward to seeing everyone in September, and
Please review the Bulk Ticket Policy carefully.            think SNOW!
Ginny and I will see you in September if you have
                                                           Kathy Ligos
any questions.
                                                           2009-2010 CSC Ambassador
Nancy Nolan and Ginny Ludwig
Bulk Ticket Committee
                                                                                From the Treasurer
Amateur Ski Instruction Association – ASIA
                                                                                To find out the amount of dues your
The ASIA Board met in June and selected dates for its Vermont programs.         club owes the CSC for this coming
The Level I course is the weekends of Nov. 27-28 (pre-course) and Dec. 4-       season, please email me at
5 (exam.) The refresher course is Dec. 4-5. All programs are at Okemo. with the
Contact me for more info at home –, or at work –            subject “CSC dues”, or call me at 860- Home phone is 203-272-4681. Or go to the ASIA               669-1811. If your membership
website at                                                         numbers have not increased, your
Past response to the following questions was disappointing. Please take a       dues will be the same as last year. All
moment to answer these questions, and send the results to me, as above.         club dues are due at the September
How many of your club members are ASIA members? Does your club                  meeting. Checks must be payable to
sponsor members in ASIA certification programs? Does your club sponsor          the CSC: you cannot receive
instruction events using ASIA instructors as a member benefit? How many         membership stickers, or purchase
ASIA members take annual or bi=annual programs to certify/re-certify?           bulk tickets unless dues are paid in
Thank you for your participation and cooperation.                               full.
Nancy Nolan                                                                     Kim Roberti
ASIA Director and Program Coordinator                                           Treasurer
2010-2011 Season Officers             45 Wintergreen, Cheshire, CT 06410
                                                                           Wilson Ave., Newington
PRESIDENT:                            203-250-1560
                                      RACING CHAIRS: State Races –
                                                                           From Route 15/Berlin Turnpike, turn right
Bob Kaczmarczyk
48 Duncaster Rd., Bloomfield,         Dennis Suto, 54 Ralston Ave,         (from the north) onto Route 287 (Robbins Ave.)
CT 06002. 860-243-1304                Hamden, CT 06517. 203-288-7886       at McDonald’s. If you’re coming from the
VICE PRESIDENT: Jane Suto             Monday Night Racing – Rob Dexter     south, turn left at the McDonald’s. Turn right
54 Ralston Ave, Hamden, CT 06517      10 Westfield Rd, West Hartford, CT
                                                                           at second light onto Willard Ave. (Rte. 173).
203-288-7886                          06119. 860-232-7862
                                      PAST PRESIDENT: Rich Cholewinski     Take second right onto Wilson Ave.
TREASURER: Kim Roberti
49 Stanton Rd, Clinton, CT 06413      82 So. Montowese St, Branford, CT    Polish Club is 2 blocks down, on the left.
860-669-1811                          06405. 203-980-2438                  Enter through door to the right of the main
SECRETARY: Melanie-Dawn Fisher                                             entrance (right of the stairs). Go downstairs.
484 Village St, Northford, CT 06472   CONTACT INFORMATION
                                                                           Phone: 860-302-7387.
203-641-2601                          Bob Kaczmarczyk
AMBASSADOR: Kathy Ligos               48 Duncaster Road
50 New St, Ridgefield, CT 06877       Bloomfield, CT 06002                 CONNECTICUT SKI COUNCIL
203-438-6630                          860-243-1304                         Visit our website at
AWARENESS DAYS: John Filakowsky                                            The purpose of the Connecticut Ski Council is to foster
30 Old Green Rd, Trumbull, CT                                              and encourage organized amateur skiing and riding, to
                                      BAD WEATHER
06611. 203-375-6357                                                        assist in the development of new clubs, to sponsor and
                                      Bad weather may necessitate the
                                                                           run inter-club competition , promote club activity on and
28 Homestead Pl, Cheshire, CT         postponement of a CSC meeting.
                                                                           off the snow, and to teach skiing and ski safety skills to
06410. 203-272-4681                   Please check the CSC website at      others. The council offers discounts on lift tickets, ski
HISTORIAN: Jane Suto         if conditions are        trips, lodging, competitive racing, Nordic programs, ski
54 Ralston Ave, Hamden, CT 06517      questionable.                        instruction, and social and sporting events, community
203-288-7886                                                               involvement, physical conditioning, meeting people and
                                                                           having fun.

Newsletter Editor
Ginny Ludwig
45 Wintergreen Ln.,
Cheshire, CT 06410

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