April 4, Friday, 6-9 pm
at Mt Baker Community Club
Awards, Elections, Member Discussion of Club Priorities, Good Food and Fun
Election of Board for Next Season
These people have offered to continue on the 2014-2015 Board. However, all positions are open for other candidates.
President - George Whyel
Programs - Maria Lamarca
Treasurer - Ginnie Miller
Secretary - Barbara Mandula
Member Data - Sharon Chen
Nordic Patrol Lead - Ron Steingold
A message from Chris Hanson at Scottish Lakes High Camp
This past year I have been supported by the loving arms of the
Scottish Lakes High Camp community. Hugs in the parking lot, special
conversations as we drive up to High Camp, emails with fond memories of
times with Don have sustained me through this incredibly difficult time.
The spirit of High Camp is as strong as ever; this year has gone well
for the business, staff and our guests. It is amidst all this love,
goodwill and support that I have made the decision to sell Scottish
Lakes High Camp.
I am in no hurry to move on. I believe new ownership will be best for
Scottish Lakes in the long run and I am dedicated to take the time to
find the right buyers for this incredible destination and community.
Scottish Lakes High Camp has a life of its own beyond ownership of the
business and I have been blessed to be a steward of this amazing place
for the past 20 years. This has not been an easy decision for me, but it
is the right one.
Thanks for Trip Organizers
A special thanks to those who have run the multi-day/weekend trips this season:
- Kris Loodus
- Bill Lawrence
- Carol Kennedy
- Richard Smethurst
- Lynn Tucker
- Russ Hamerly
- George Whyel
Thanks to these WSTC members who have donated this season to the Club's Conservation Fund (as of 1/16/2014).
Ruth Wilson • George Whyel • Mason White • Sherri Wenrick • Alice Walter • William Vanderwilt • Chris Van Bemmel • Lynn Tucker • Adrian Travis • Carol Tobin • Noelle Taber • Clayton Smith • Eric Schlegel • Norma Jean Sands • Dean Payne • Jennifer Osborne • Marianne Mitchell • Yoshiko Miltimore • Shawn McBrien • Barbara Mandula • Carmelita Logerwell • Frank Koontz • Carol Kennedy • Sarah Kaye • Ron Jarvis • Tom Jacobi • Mark Howard • Bob Green • Don Gray • Amy Godfrey • Gabriel Ghizila • Jay Friedman • Kimberly Freeman • Sue Enger • Nancy Engel • Deborah Dickstein • Dede Chinlund • Sharon Chen • Judith Cederblom • Steve Burger • Karin Brook • Jim Brisbine • Katia Blackburn
JOB OPPORTUNITIES - Nominations needed
Our Club operations are fairly simple but it doesn't run without some time and energy put in by members volunteering. Candidates are needed for these positions for the next season. It's best to have the new Board members selected in April to make the transition seamless the following September. Speak to any of the current Board with ideas on who you would like to nominate
for any of these positions. You may nominate yourself, i.e. volunteer
New Member Liaison - calls each new member or sends email with a welcome message and a few bits of helpful info on trips, forums, etc. Busiest time is November, December, January. Entails about six hours per month in those three months.
Web Site Administrator - make changes to Home Page every week or two. Updates other pages as needed. Helps Treasurer, Member Data Manager, and Trip Coordinator with how to use website functions for their tasks. This person does not need to know HTML and can get tech assistance from former web admin in WSTC. Mostly need to pay attention to details and take initiative to add material to the site.
Trip Coordinator - solicits members for organizing trips and then posts the information on the website. Estimated time commitment is six hours per month in November, December, and January. Not much other months.
Nordic Patrol Assistant - assists the Nordic Patrol Lead with finding suitable weekend hosts. Also checks that those who have signed up for a Patrol weekend are properly qualified and understand the responsibilities. The Assistant should expect to be the weekend host at least three times per season. Assistant coordinates with the Park Ranger when necessary if the Lead is not available. It is generally expected that in the following season this person will become the Nordic Patrol Lead.
The Washington Ski Touring Club is a Seattle-based, recreation-oriented
club of about 360 members who organize nordic classic, skate, telemark,
and backcountry touring ski trips. We also have a monthly meeting with
interesting programs on equipment, tours, weather, ski destinations,
etc. (October to May).
We love to ski and encourage you to join us! Our
monthly meetings and potluck events are open to all. However, much of
our website such as Multi-Day Trips, Discussion Forums, Nordic
Patrol, Weekend Weather forecasts, and our Newsletter are open only to
How to use Conservation Fund
There is a new website section for the policy and procedure for use of the monies in the Conservation Fund. Check it out. AND consider what groups and projects you would like to suggest as recipients of your donations.
Do you have some trip or event photos
you'd like to share? To add them to our Photo Pages, click on the arrow
next to YOUR Name that is in the upper right corner of the home page.
Click on Profile. When your Profile shows, one of the items is
Website/Photo Albums. Take it from there - it's easy.