July was a great month for us, especially for our ski flight trips! We opened registrations on July 1, and by the end of the month we signed up just over 200 new participants. We also added a new summer 2019 ski trip to Valle Nevado in Chile, which is already about 2/3 filled. It’s never to early to start planning your next ski adventure, so don’t wait to sign up for the ski trip of your dreams!
On the business side, we finalize and approved a FY19 budget, and loaded the details into our Quickbooks databese. We also successfully completed our Annual Audit with a clean bill of health. As befitting a nonprofit organization, we finished the year with a very small profit of approximately $2K, and paid less than $10 in Federal and State taxes.
On July 15 we held our annual Summer Picnic at the Carderock Recreation Center, with over 150 in attendance. This event is always a big favorite, but it does require a tremendous amount of volunteer support to make it successful. Many thanks to Social Chair Bernie Joiner, food organizer Carol Finley, Grillmaster Bernie Gilbert, and many others who worked hard in the hot sun.
We are also busy planning two great events in September. One is our annual Volunteer Party on Saturday, September 15 at the Fairlington Community Center. This year we’re “kicking it up a notch” with catered food and a live band! The very next day will be our “Back to the Slopes” party at the Tysons Biergarten (easy Metro access, free parking), with German and domestic craft beers, free food for our members, and entertainment. Hope to CYA there at both events!