Presidents Message

As the arrival of night becomes noticeably earlier, the temperature drops and leaves begin to turn. With these changes we may feel a little melancholy due to the end of warm weather activities. Do not despair, we will continue to have hikes and activities for all to enjoy and now you have the opportunity to wear all your favorite cold weather clothes. So get those layers out and be ready to join in and stay active.

Below are a few upcoming events that need a bit of advance planning:

  • Our annual PCMSC Halloween party will be held on Friday, October 27. While It is fun to come in costume, it is not a requirement so come and enjoy a great evening! Prizes will be given for various categories of costumes. It is always a great time – hope to see you there! Due to facility limitations, this is an RSVP event so please sign up before attending.
  • Membership renewal is fast approaching. Watch for an email from our Membership Officer, Sharon Heckman. Please respond and renew your membership quickly as it is due on November 1st.
  • Another item that may be of interest to members is the Ski and See Japan 2018. PCMSC members are eligible to participate in a NON PCMSC sponsored ski trip to Japan March 01-12, 2018 with the Bogus Basin Ski Club in 2018 due to our membership in the FWSA. More information on this trip can be found at http://www.bogusbasinskiclub.org/pdf/trips/2018_Japan.pdf.  Reminder this is NOT a PCMSC sponsored event and all inquiries should be directed to Mr. Paul Markowitz, pmarkowitz@cableone.net or 208-850-9962.

The change of season brings about other changes. October is the time of year when we seek nominees for any 2018 vacant board positions. Next year, beginning March 2018, we have Board Officer positions open for Vice President, Membership, Social, Communications and TGIF. If you are interested in serving one of these positions, please contact Sheree Anshel. The Nomination Committee will review all nominees and present recommendations to the board in November. During our annual meeting in February or early March, members will be able to cast their vote for the nominees.

I have a bit of sad news, member Don Page passed away peacefully at his home Wednesday, September 27. Don and his wife, Classie often hosted members at their place in Alta. Don loved the outdoors and knew the mountains of Utah and Wyoming like the back of his hand. His passion for skiing powder in Alta, Little Cottonwood Canyon continued up to his last day. He would like us to remember to “stop and smell the roses” every day.

Volunteer leaders are still needed to fill in more activities in October. Lisa Hunter is looking for additional moderate hike leaders and Bob Gurss is looking for additional road bike leaders. Thanks to our membership for your participation and making the many club activities fun. I hope to see you at or leading a club event in the near future.

Jeri Brooke
President