Grand Nordic Ski Club Minutes
Jan 20, 2009

Attendees: Diana Lynn Rau, Susan Oderwald, Tim Carter, Al Rothenbach, Christine Lee

The meeting came to order at 7:30 p.m. The treasurerís report was given and entered into the record.

TREASURERíS REPORT (Susan): Regarding the Ski Swap. It was again reiterated that we need a better system in selling skis: one which is more security conscious. Someone walked off with a pair of Timís skis at the last swap. There is still one set of poles and a pair of boots unclaimed. **We need a SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) for the ski swap for next year.

DIRECTOR POSITION (Diana): The filling of a part-time director position has hit a snag. Hugh Auchincloss still is not sure about applying for the job and Grand Nordic has not received a proposal from Hugh on what he would/could do in such a position (as discussed at the November Board meeting). He still is not sure if he will stay in Grand County. If he stays, he would like the job. If not, he does not feel it would be fair to Grand Nordic for him to accept the offer and then leave.

FREE LESSONS (TIM): The last free lesson clinic will be given at Snow Mountain Ranch (YMCA) on January 31 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00. Those taking the clinic will get free trail passes and rentals will be $10.00. An ad will be in the newspaper next week along with a mention of our Potluck/Moonlight Ski on Sunday, March 8 at the YMCA Nordic Center. The potluck will be at 6:00 p.m. and the moonlight ski at 7:00 p.m. There was a discussion about inviting Boulder Nordic to join us. Tim mentioned that we could e-mail either Mark or Karen at Boulder Nordic and ask them to put the event on their social events calendar.

OLD BUSINESS: Affiliation with Boulder Nordic. A discussion centered on the financial aspect of joining with Boulder Nordic. How would it affect our finances? We have to find out how many members are members of both clubs. Now there are two membership fees to be paid. If only one would have to be paid would our finances suffer? Would people join Boulder rather than Grand Nordic? Tim said it wouldnít matter but others were not so sure.

Another discussion on what our club has to offer to the training of young skiers. We contribute money to provide equipment for middle school skiers ($1,000). But we need to have the parents of these skiers know about us. What about coming to one of the classes and telling the parents of these skiers that Grand Nordic has contributed to buying their childrenís equipment and asking them to join our club?

Susan also mentioned that we should make up a list of what Grand Nordicís accomplishments are and what you get for your membership. Some things are: discounts on trail passes and equipment at YMCA & Devilís Thumb, social events, meetings, free lessons, contributions to middle school skiers, kids program.

A suggestion was made that we also advertise in Denver and the Front Range area.

There being no further business to discuss the meeting adjourned at 9:15 p.m.

Submitted by: Christine Lee, Secretary