May Newsletter Sitzmarkers Ski and Social club

Above, 1/2 of our newest Associate Couple, Terry Whitener

We started off our month of April 2nd with a grand hike to the Taquitz Falls in Palm Springs. The water was flowing, wild flowers blooming. Shorts weather!. We hiked at our own pace and when we finished, headed off to a great Mexican Resturant. Several different Margs later, we headed home.

Next, the Board Nominations were held at the first General Meeting of the month. Thanks to all who attended. Bill Butler won the 50/50.

Next, Kim and Jack Richardson did an awesome job, on the last Mammoth Ski Trip of this season. There was snow, snow and more snow. There was at least one BLUEBIRD DAY.

APRIL 12 found our members at ANCHOS in Riverside. For DINE OUT. We filled a long table. More Margs, wine, beer, those warm fresh flour tortillas and our favorite entrees, made for a wonderful evening.

April 19 at the Elks Lodge, the club elections were held. Congratulations to Jack Richardson, who will succeed Craig Rothage as President. Chris Clautice will be Vice President, Marilyn Fischbeck will be Secretary, Vern Dalton will be Treasurer, Leslie Fisher Membership, Lori Butler Newletter, Kim Richardson Ski Trips, Jenny Miedema and Haide Heisig Social, Dean Schlax Publicity, and we currently have the Water Ski Trip position vacant.

Last event of April 2017 found us at Napoli's Italian Resturant for the Annual Board Installation Dinner. There were 23 of us, enjoying each other's good company. Not to mention the food and wine. The Board members received badges with our titles. Very nice! Thanks Leslie Fisher.


Wednesday May 3rd we have our Board meeting which starts at 6 pm. Happy Hour at 6:30 pm and General Meeting at 7 pm. At the Elks Lodge 6166 Brockton Ave. Riverside.

If you have an outing you would like to host, now is the time to come forward and suggest. Hosting it would be even better. Upcoming events will be: bike rides, river trips, DINE OUTS, camping.

If you have a Birthday in May, please join us and the club will buy you a drink. Be it wine, beer, soda, mixed or plain water. Up to 5 dollars.








ANN Obendorf 5/22


May 5th the Yucaipa Music and Art Festival Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Wednesday May 10. DINE OUT at Cafe Sevilla 3252 Mission Inn Ave. Riverside. RSVP With Haide H. 951-788-8187 by 5/8 please.

Thursday 5/11 Tacos and Karaoke at the Elks Lodge 6166 Brockton Ave. Riverside. 6-7 pm tacos. 7:30 pm Karaoke.

Wednesday 5/17, Board Meeting at the Elks Lodge 6 pm.

Sunday 5/28- SITZMARKER SUMMER KICK OFF PARTY, at Lori and Bill Butler's home Riverside. This will be an afternoon party. Time TBD. Bring your swimsuit and towel. Details on food and drink TBD.


RSVP to Lori Butler 951-704-4824 by Friday May 26 please.

COST will be 5.00 for members and 10.00 for non members.

FWSA Annual Ski Week in Banff Canada. Feb. 3 to 10, 2018. There may still be pillows available. Or if you want to get on a waiting list, call Wayne Stolfus, 909-553-9033 or email

Below is a message from Wayne Stolfus:

Website: FWSA.ORG

Far West Ski Association (FWSA)

As a Member of Sitzmarker Ski Club, Inc. you are also a member of the Far West Ski Association. FWSA is not just about skiing, although they provided a great Ski Week at Park City , Utah this year. There are so kmany travel opportunities available to you as well. Below is a schedule of planned events and a print out from their brochure, this will give you an idea of the depth of FWSA. The information below is from their website.

Far West Ski Association (FWSA) is a non-profit, volunteer organization with emphasis on skier safety, ski travel, ski area development, communications, club programs and family ski involvement. Since our beginning in 1930, FWSA has made its purpose to develop and provide benefits for all affiliated clubs and members.

North American Ski & Snowboard Trips

Far West offers an annual traditional weeklong trip to a ski resort west of the Rockies in North America. Typically included in these trips are lodging, lift tickets, races (usually 3), council challenge, picnic, parties and a banquet. Air and ground transfers options are available.

Starting in 2011, Far West began offering a mini-week ski trip. These trips typically include lodging, lift tickets and daily parties. Air and ground transfers options are available.

Starting in 2011, Far West began offering a mini-week ski trip. These trips typically include lodging, lift tickets and daily parties. Air and ground transfers options are available.

Scheduled North American Ski & Snowboard Trips

• FWSA Mini Ski & Snowboard Week & FWSA Mini Ski & Snowboard Week Nancy Greene's Cahilty Hotel & Suites, Sun Peaks, Canada March 21–26, 2017

• FWSA Annual Ski Week Banff, Canada February 3 – 10, 2018

• FWSA Mini Ski & Snowboard Week Alaska Iditarod & Ski & Snowboard Alyeska February 25 – March 4, 2018

International Ski & Snowboard Trips

Far West International trips are typically one week to Europe in March with an optional one to two-week extension. In addition, there may be a ski trip planned to South America or New Zealand in the summer.

The International trips typically include lodging, air, transfers, breakfasts, dinners, and parties. Optional excursions are offered.

Scheduled International Ski & Snowboard Trips

• FWSA International Ski & Snowboard Week San Anton, Austria, Vienna & Budapest March 12–26 2017

• FWSA International Ski & Snowboard Week Les Trois Vallees – Brides les Bain, France March TBA 2018

• FWSA International Summer Ski & Snowboard Adventure Valle Nevado, Chile TBA 2018

Adventure Trips

Far West offers the occasional Adventure trip that can be a long weekend domestic excursion or an extended trip to some exotic locale.

Scheduled Adventure Trips

• India TBA 2019

Dive Trips

Far West has offered an annual dive trip in the fall since 2010. These trips to tropical locales typically include lodging, transfers, breakfasts, dinners, drive boats, tanks and parties. There is an option for snorkeling or hanging at the beach or pool. Air options are available.

Scheduled Dive Trips

• Roatan (Roatán is an island in the Caribbean) September 23–30, 2017


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