August was a busy time for the Club's leadership team. We approved our annual budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year, and had to make some tough decisions. We decided to continue cutting back on publication of the Club's magazine, as we have found that almost all of the content is already posted in the weekly SkiGram newsletter and on our website. We still plan to publish an issue devoted to our annual election of the Club's officers, and perhaps an issue focusing on the 2021 ski trips. We also decided to discontinue our annual summer picnic amd our crabfeast event. We may decide to resurrect either or both of these events with a different format that does not require so much volunteer effort.
Wow, summer is almost over, but it was a big success! As of today (September 1), we have sold 60% of our ski flight trips, even after expanding several of them. Five different trips are in YELLOW status (5 spots or fewer left), and more registrations are coming in every day. We also expect to get a LOT of registrations at the Back to the Slopes party in a few weeks.
Lesson learned is: DON'T WAIT to sign up! Even if you do miss out on your first choice of trips, we have many more available choices.
Last year we moved our annual SkiFest outdoors to the Tysons Biergarten, renaming it as the "Back to the Slopes Party". It was a fantastic success, with 150 in attendance. so we're planning to do it all over again. We already have 60 registrants for this year's event. Our supporting ski vendors will be back again to showcase their products and services. GOOD NEWS! We'll again be offering a great 2-for 1 deal: registrants will pay for one food/beverage ticket, but get TWO. WAIT, there's more! For those who sign up for a 2020 ski trip at the event, OR submit their final ski trip payment at the event, AND pay by check, then we'll provide another food/beverage ticket and another raffle ticket. How good is THAT!
Hope to see you there!