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The Mt. Laurel Skiers (MTL) is an ALL Season Sports and Social Club and a member of the Connecticut Ski Council which offers discount ski tickets. Our members are warm, friendly, fun and interesting people of all ages. The club typically hosts weekly social gatherings which include our community meetings. Members are primarily from Connecticut and neighboring states, but some from as far away as Florida and Kentucky!

There are a variety of organized activities such as downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, biking, kayaking, golfing, seasonal get togethers AND the benefit of a newly renovated 32 bed lodge in Ludlow, Vermont near the base of Okemo.

MTL is more than just a ski club! And anyone can join to enjoy the many benefits and discounts. Explore the website to learn more.

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Member News

We have sad news to report. Mt. Laurel Lifetime Member Hersh Klein passed away on July 21st. Hersh was a a major contributor to MTL activities over the years. He was famous for his Block Island music and at many ski club events. The obituary is online.

2015-16 Membership Renewals

The membership year for Mt. Laurel Skiers runs from September
1st through August 31st. Starting July 1st, you can send in your membership renewal for the 2015-16 membership year. The deadline to submit your renewal is August 31st. If sent in after August 31st, be certain to include the $15 late fee.

Every year the Board of Directors reviews the annual dues. This year, the Board voted to increase the Household membership dues from $90 to $110, essentially making the dues for two adults in a Household equivalent to the dues an individual pays i.e. $55 x 2 = $110. The increased dues apply to new members as well. 

For new members, the initiation fee was increased from $50 to $60, which represents the current cost of a weekend voucher to the Vermont lodge. The Initiation Fee provides each new membership one weekend voucher at the lodge ( 1 person, 2 nights ).

The fee increases recommended by the Board were approved by the membership at the meeting held on June 3rd.

The forms are available on the website. Please be certain to fill out the form completely, sign it and mail it to the address indicated on the form. I will be at most meetings so you can give me your completed form and payment instead of mailing it.

Kathy Augustyn, Vice President, Membership

Bike Weekend, July 17 - 19

Penny Trick had envisioned a progressive dinner for the club for a few years and the event took place at Bike/Sports Weekend. Thirty-eight members began their evening with scrumptious appetizers at Ginny and Don Ludwig's home in Cavendish followed by a wonderful main course of chicken and artichokes at Betty and Bob Zawacki's home at Okemo. We returned to the Lodge for a great selection of desserts prepared by Penny. Bob Zawacki provided the fireworks to wrap up a great day. Pictures!

Bike Weekend

Upcoming Drive / Fly Ski Trips for 2016

Fly: The 2016 Fly trip will be to CORTINA, ITALY, January 23 - 31st, 2016. Hurry 97 percent sold out only 2 spots left

Hotel web cam:
http://cortina.panomax.com/hotel-menardi

Hotel Photos:
http://www.hotelmenardi.it/photogallery/

Dolomites Web Cam ( all the different ski areas):
http://www.dolomitisuperski.com/en/dolomiti-superski/weather-slopes/webcams

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Drive: Jay Peak: March 6 - 11th at the new Stateside Hotel.

 

Kayak Weekend, August 14 - 16th

Come to VT for a great kayak on Lake Bomoseen in Castleton VT. This lake is the largest lake that is all in VT, about 45-50 minutes from the lodge. We'll kayak, lunch and return to the lodge for a cookout. Reservations can be made through mtllodge@gmail.com. Any questions please contact Kay Leatherman at akayl@comcast.net. We'll have a great weekend in VT. 

Mt. Laurel Golf Weekend, August 28-30th

golf Come to Vermont for a weekend of golf! On Friday make your own arrangements to golf on the way up to VT then meet us at Jackson Gore for the last free concert of the season beginning at 6:00 p.m. There are food vendors or you can bring food there.

On Saturday, Aug. 29, our best ball tournament will be held at Tater Hill Golf Course. It is a shot gun at 11:30. Rules, special events and teams will be announced at the course before the start of the tournament. The cost for 18 holes with cart is $70. The after-golf cocktails, cook out dinner and awards will be at the lodge. Please let Barbara Wysocki know if you are not staying at the lodge and plan on attending the cook out.

The fun continues on Sunday morning for those wanting more golf. Tee times have been reserved beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Proctors Pittsfield Golf Course in Rutland. Cost is $65 for 18 holes. You can elect to play 9 holes for $32.00.

This is open to golfers and non golfers Lets fill the lodge for a late summer event. If you have questions, please contact Barbara Wysocki at 860-913-8450 or barbara.wysocki@aol.com. Sign up by Monday, August 24. Click here for the form.

Lobster Cookout, September 20th

Lobster Cookout is back again!! Save the date, Sunday Sept. 20 at Winding Trails!! Plan to join us at this annual fun day, good food, hamburgers, hot dogs, lobsters, softball & volleyball. More info to follow in the coming weeks!! If you would like to help please contact Kay Leatherman at akayl@comcast.net.

Scavenger Hunt/Blues Band Lodge Weekend,
September 25 - 27th

Come to Vermont for a Scavenger Hunt, Chili Cook-Off and Blues Band weekend at the Lodge. Friday night is on your own to eat out or eat in, nothing planned but there is always a seat at the Lodge and a chance to socialize. Saturday the fun begins with a Scavenger Hunt …(Sharon Houck has the details). Saturday dinner is a Chili Cook-off, a chance for all you chili chefs to bring your special dish mild to “hot, hot, hot” and anything in between to the lodge!  6pm to 7pm. Entertainment after dinner is “Seat Of Our Pants”Band aka “SOOP” http://www.seatofourpants.org/  SOOP plays it all! Folk/Blues/BlueGrass/Country/Rock with four CT area musicians, their unique vocals and a variety of instruments: Guitar, Bass, Harmonica, Fiddle, Mandolin, Dulcimer and Percussion. The band will play on the side porch after dinner. Bring camp chairs to sit out under the stars and enjoy a campfire on the lodge property. Dancing is encouraged.
$10 cover for the band; $10 for the chili dinner (free for Chili Chefs!)
There will be a Sunday pancake breakfast. Contact Jane Shipman, 860-759-0793 or jzbcycle@gmail.com with any questions.

Island Spring 2016 Celebration

MTL is having a Spring Trip to the Island of the Dominican Republic April 16th - April 23rd 2016. We will be going to an all inclusive 5 star resort - Sanctuary Resort. Everything is included - all meals, drinks (alcohol and non-alcohol), ocean view suites, tips, tax, ride to and from the resort, non motorized water sports, and much more. There are 5 pools and many restaurants to use. The cost is $1,200 (not including the airfare). See the flyer for more information or call Tina or Sharon. Send your deposit to Eric Ardolino.

70th Anniversary of Mt. Laurel RIVER CRUISE
August 7, 2016

The space is in and we have reserved 24 cabins on the brand new Viking Ship Jarl on the Danube River. See the flyer for more information. We are currently taking requests for add ons, our initial space is full. Airfare special thru June at $695.00 round trip with transfers normally it is $1695.00

Any questions please contact Eric C. Ardolino at (203) 265 9293.

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