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March 2017

President’s Message:  

Two weeks ago I was skiing in 30 degree weather in Steamboat, Colorado with the Huntville Ski Club, and last week I was enjoying the 70 degree weather we had here to play golf and bike ride. Hard to believe it’s still February, and while there are still a few more ski trips to be taken, for the most part it’s time to turn our thoughts to warmer weather activities.

That’s why I don’t think you’ll want to miss this month’s presentation on Kayak Camping on the Cape Fear River (see more information later in this newsletter).

Please RSVP to me at, or sign up on our Meetup page by Monday March 6th for our Tuesday March 7th meeting.

Membership Renewal
Our year runs August to July, so it’s time to renew your membership. There will be forms at the meeting, attached to this newsletter, or go out on the web and download a renewal form and drop it in the mail if you can’t be with us at a meeting. I know lots of you have already signed up for ski trips and they will be contacting us to confirm you are an active member.

Nominating Committee
With the new year comes the realization that we will elect a new board in May (since we don’t meet in June and July so they can hit the ground running in August). A Nominating Committee needs to be created. If you would like to be on the nominating committee or hold a position on the Board, please contact a current board member. If you would like to nominate someone, please get their permission, and send the information to the Nominating Committee once it’s established. If you are contacted by the Nominating Committee, please consider accepting a position on the Board. We have a wonderful club, and only you can make it better.

Reciprocal Memberships
As discussed earlier this year, Crescent recommends that our member Clubs allow members of other Crescent Clubs to participate in their trips and offer a reciprocal membership to the member of another Crescent Clubs to participate on trips offered by member Clubs.  Cape Fear Ski and Outing Club (CFS&OC) will follow this format and Reciprocal Membership will be made available to persons twenty-one (21) years of age and older who are currently a member in good standing in a Crescent Ski Council Club other than Cape Fear Ski & Outing Club (CFS&OC). The reciprocal member shall not be entitled to vote. If a Crescent member in good standing participates in a CFS&OC hosted activity, that person will be charged a $1.00 membership fee and become a CFSOC guest member during the activity.

TOW (Taste of Wilmington) March 21, 2017

Some of our ski club adventurers have recommended the Double Happiness as a great place for Chinese Food in Wilmington. So let's follow them and try it out this month!

Here's a summary about the venue from their website at

Welcome to Double Happiness, Wilmington’s premiere location for authentic Chinese cuisine. We are not your typical Chinese delivery restaurant. Our menu includes a wide variety of your Chinese favorites such as Chicken Lettuce Wraps and Mu Shu Pork along with dim sum and traditional Chinese dishes like Dry Work Chicken, ginger scallion shrimp and shanghai style rice cake. We are locally owned and family run. Visit us today and experience Chinese cuisine with American hospitality. 

We have reservations initially for 10. Sign up quickly so we can increase reservations, if needed. 6 PM at the bar, 6:30 PM we sit down for dinner.

RSVP here on Meetup or by email to or by calling Waylon at 910-227- 9009 as soon as possible to secure your reservation(s). There will also be a signup sheet at the monthly Ski Club Meeting at Hieronymus.

If you have restaurant specific questions, the telephone is 910-313-1088.

Kayak Camping on the Cape Fear River.
You won’t want to miss our March meeting. Scott Schmolesky, an instructor at Brunswick Community College who teaches such classes as The Wilderness Survival Course, Hiking the Coastal Plain, and The Natural Wonders of Brunswick County will be joining us for a presentation on Kayak Camping on the Cape Fear River. Scott has been outfitting, guiding and providing educational programs on the waterways of Southeastern, North Carolina for over 10 years.

Scott is a graduate of the University of North Carolina—Greensboro and received his Masters in Outdoor and Environmental Education from Northern Illinois University. Scott's teaching credentials include Green Mountain College, North Carolina School of the Arts and Southeastern Community College. He is Coast Guard Safe Paddler Certified. Scott enjoys sharing his love and knowledge of this  beautiful region, and hopes through each expedition he can provide a unique experience to those involved and raise awareness of the serene beauty of the area and the need to keep it preserved. His paddling adventures have

taken him through Australia, Europe, and throughout the U.S., and he can be reached at

Fall Conference

Gatlinburg won the vote for the Fall Conference 2017. Lodging will be at the fully renovated Glenstone Lodge. The dates are October 20-22, 2017.  Information will be sent out after the Spring Convention.

Tour de Blueberry

If you were at the ride and festival last year you know how much fun it is. Jack Little is once again asking for volunteers to help on Saturday June 17. Specifically, if someone could plug their Iphone with a nice music list into our sound system it would be a big help. I-phone is hidden under the console so you don't have to watch it. Needs one person for 7 to 10 and another for 10 until 1. Also, needing help with registration about 7 to 9. Sign up on-line as a volunteer and receive lunch and a shirt (link will be set up shortly for you to volunteer)

Spring/ Summer Activities

The following activities were discussed at the January meeting- more information will be coming when they are scheduled. Please note the person listed beside the activity and let them know if you are able to help them with this activity. If you’d like to do something you don’t see listed, let a board member know.

Ft Caswell Tour- Glenda Dennis (working on date with staff at Ft Caswell)

Oak Island Lighthouse Tour and Bonfire- Richard Bressler (currently scheduled for March 3rd) Golf- Menchie Williams (TBD)

Tennis- Yona Bar-Zeev (TBD) Pickleball- Gerry Sears (TBD)

Hiking/ Picnic- Leland Riverwalk- Dottie Villers (currently scheduled for May timeframe) Kayak- Linde Johnson (currently scheduled for summer months)

Bike Ride- Al Bishop (currently scheduled for summer months) Paddleboard- Karen Kenney (currently scheduled for Aug/Sept timeframe)

2018 Ski Trips
Just announced the 2018 Crescent Ski trips are Steamboat in December, Mammoth in January and Killington in March- more to come when details are available.

CFS&OC shirts
If you were at the February meeting you saw samples and heard Jack Little talk about the embroidered shirts the club will be getting. This is an easy and economical way for us to wear and promote CFS&OC!

As promised Jack set up the online store for logo clothing named after Paula Sturdy who was consistently the best dressed member of our club and had magnificent logo ski clothes with the ski club emblem. You will need to set up an account when you sign on to register.

Members who ordered by February 19th will have their shirts delivered to the March 7th meeting thus saving the shipping cost. With future orders, you will be able to pick up at their factory located at 1400 Marstellar St., Wilmington, NC 28401, or have them mailed directly to you.

More items will be added in the future (caps, toboggans, ski under garments, jackets, etc.). Questions? Contact Jack at 910-623-4484 or

Hope to see you sporting one of these at future meetings and outings.

CFS&OC pennant
What’s the best way to find you skis when you come out from lunch and there are hundreds of skis that look just like yours? Or you are looking for your buddies on the slopes and everyone is bundled up and you can tell who they are? If you have a CFS&OC pennant on the poles they are easily recognizable. Linde Johnson has a few still available at the low cost of $3 or 2 for $5. Get them before you go skiing….

Member Services
Reminder if you haven’t already done so, go in and “like” the Crescent Facebook page,, and also the Crescent Racing Facebook page, We’ve posted pictures from the Spring Convention on the CSC Facebook page – make sure to check them out when you have a chance!! And check the Crescent Ski Council website, Sue Chadwick, CSC Webmaster, updates the site regularly. And also like the National Ski Council Federation page at, Federation-178192492206742/ Lots of great information from resorts and ski industry news from all over the country is added on a regular basis.

Point 6 socks
Point 6 socks is offering all Crescent members and their friends a 25% discount on Point 6 socks. All one needs to do is use the code “CSC’ and receive a 25% discount off internet orders, For all internet orders over $50 free shipping is offered. This offer is extended to all CSC members and their friends, so spread the word. Point 6 Sock Company was started by Peter Duke who founded Smartwool Sock Company. The quality, comfort, and fit of Point 6 socks are better than what one experienced from other wool socks.

National Ski Council Federation

As a member of Crescent Ski Council, you are also a member of the National Ski Council Federation (“NSCF”). NSCF has some great benefits and discounts available and more are being added regularly. Check out the website, for member only benefits. The site allows you to search the benefits by category allowing you to find what you’re looking for much faster. You’ll need to register on NSCF’s website but once you’re signed up, you can take advantage of all the benefits

Ski Club Links:

1.    Cape Fear Ski and Outing Club,

2.    Crescent Ski Council,

3.    Ski Bum News,

4.    Meetup,


Crescent Ski Council President Report

Hi everyone, hope you’re all ready for the holidays. It’s hard to believe that 2016 is close to being history. But it’s been a great year and hope all of you have enjoyed it as much as I have!!

Attached is the CSC December President’s Update. We have lots of things included in this update so please check it out and remember to pass along to your Clubs’ members, post on your websites and include in your newsletters. I know a lot of you are doing that and it is very much appreciated.

As you know, I sent out the proposals for the Fall Conference in 2017. Reminder to submit the vote for your Club for Gatlinburg or Augusta to Michelle Shuford no later than Sunday, December 17th. We need to sign the contract for the selection chosen as soon as possible so everything is locked in for the 2017 Fall Conference.

The first race of the season is scheduled for this Saturday, December 17th. Good luck to all of our racers!!

Thanks to all of you who include me on your e-newsletters and updates. If you aren’t sending them to me, please add me to your list of recipients.

I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year. We are looking forward to 2017 and another great year for Crescent.


Patricia (“Pat”) Harvey
Crescent Ski Council
Mobile: (704) 451-2664
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