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President's Message

A message from Dianne

The View From The Top

May 2021

Greetings! What a great year it has been serving as President for the Reno Ski and Recreation Club, despite the challenges overseeing a social and recreational Club during a pandemic. As I’ve said many times, I consider this Club family, and I treasure all the experiences, opportunities, and friendships I have experienced by being a part of this organization.

It’s been especially rewarding serving on this Board with our current group of officers. We have been a great team, working hard to best serve you, the Club members, with every action we take. Thank you, board members, for working so hard and volunteering countless hours to ensure the success of this Club. They all did so much year, including but not limited to: Pat Deenihan, Vice-President, obtained excellent speakers for our meetings and came up with a creative fundraiser, the online bake sale; Claudia Fisher, Treasurer, kept meticulous records of our funds and provided great input on many discussions; Sug Miles, Secretary, wrote accurate minutes and did a super job summarizing our discussions, Todd Betterton, VP of Social, finding creative ways to have social activities during a pandemic and leading activities and trips himself; Gary Rose, VP of Skiing, volunteered himself and found others to meet for social ski days and worked with Sky Tavern to establish a positive working relationship; Lynn Taylor Wilbur, Newsletter Editor, produced a very high quality newsletter every single time; and Shirley Distad, VP Public Relations, who welcomed new members and  was a positive influence to the group in so many ways. Thanks also go to Robert Newbury tirelessly maintaining a high quality, informative website. Two others deserve special mention for doing so much for our Club: Suzie Jacox, posted countless posts on the Club’s Facebook page, assisted with multiple social ski days, and got our ski pole flags in working order to distribute; and Doug Barr, who singlehandedly came up with the idea for fun competitions to keep members involved, helped with TGIF’s in the park, purchased and distributed ribbons for ski helmets so members could help find each other on the slopes, organized and ran a Miniature Golf event and is now once again running a “Match Play” Golf Tournament.

ELECTIONS! They are happening in May. We have kept this social and recreational Club alive during a pandemic, let’s continue to keep it going, please! We have 8 board positions Please consider stepping forward. We cannot have a Club with a Board of Directors, it’s that simple.

COVID restrictions are lifting and we have so many activities coming up – two camping trips, A Day at the Lake, the Sierra City trip, and more. And as soon as we can reserve facilities, we will start having our summer outdoor general meetings. And stay tuned for TGIF’s in outdoor parks and even at restaurants with outdoor patios - coming soon.

Keep recreating,

Dianne