Early Bird Discount… Renew Your LSSC Membership by June 30, 2015
Spring is HERE (we hope!). That means it’s time to renew your LSSC membership for another year of exciting trips, events, MeetUps and more. Take a moment to read about our new Fresh Tracks
social group…targeted to our 20-40 year old members.
As always, members who renew by June 30th
, 2015 can benefit from our “early renewal” savings. The standard Membership Fee for LSSC dues for 2015-201 are $30, but if you renew by June 30th, you pay only $25
We want to welcome all our new members who have joined since our last issue. We can’t wait to meet you at an upcoming LSSC event. Be sure to introduce yourselves to other members so we can find out more about you!
Welcome New Members
|I signed up for the concert and the Kayak event.
I love biking and would like to learn more about your next trip.
I would need a lift and happy to share the cost of transportation.
(Victoria lives in downtown area)
Welcome BACK –Recent Renewals
PLUS ALL PAST PRESIDENTS
||Kathleen (Kay) Morris
New President's Message
At the Spring Fling, I shared with our members what I see as our pressing issues and goals for the upcoming year and beyond. There are four major initiatives that I will be asking the board and our leaders to work on over the coming year.
Growing our numbers of 20’s – 40’s members
Declining membership continues to be the top challenge for the club. We have a critical need to grow our 20’s to 40’s membership group. We are currently building our 20’s-40’s social group, called Fresh Tracks
, to try to duplicate some of that monthly meeting social energy that existed in the early decades of the club. We’ll need to keep experimenting until we find what works and then build off of those successes to draw new skiers into the club.
Improving new member retention
Equally important to new member growth is dramatically improving our new member retention. Welcoming, orienting, involvement, and teaching are all areas we can improve on for new members. Improving ski lesson availability and ski trip value are important too.
Greater collaboration with other clubs
Other clubs are recognizing the mutual value in partnering up on ski trips like our very successful New Year’s Pine Point Midwest trip. We are pursuing several trips like this for next year, as well as more joint cross-country/downhill destinations. Complementary relationships with bike clubs, kayak clubs, etc. also have win/win potential.
Improving the club financial stability
Our club has been quite solid financially and continues to be. However, we lost money on a number of downhill trips this year and need to do better. We will be reviewing all of our expenses to determine how we can best maintain high trip quality and competitive costs, without losing money.
How can you help? Many of you have been volunteering regularly for years and I thank you for that dedication. If you haven’t volunteered recently, I invite you to watch future issues of Liftline for a listing of our volunteer needs. You’ll find the time well worth it in meeting other members and making new friends. Together, we can make big progress on the above initiatives and have a lot of fun too.
Summer Social Events
JOIN US for our FRESH TRACKS - 20's to 40's Group!
Hear about our line-up of fun Summer Events and Ski season plans.
JOIN US for another night of FRESH TRACKS Fun.
Drinks & Bocce Ball with Friends
When: Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Kayak Meet Up at East Bank Club
Where: PINSTRIPES Bistro - Bowling, Bocce
Price: FREE - 1st drink is on Pinstripes
435 E Illinois Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Contact: Dave Hicks, 773 597-5973
: Monday, July 6, 2015
: Outdoor Grill - 5 PM – 6:15 PM
Kayak- 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Participants get EBC members price of $45.
: May 1, 2015
East Bank Club has teamed up with Wateriders, the Chicago kayak tour company, to offer guided kayaking programs from their dock on the river.
Join us at the outdoor Grill before event. Bring you kayak clothing and use EBC lockers to change before and after the event. Enjoy our beautiful cityscape from the unique view of the Chicago River.
LSSC Spring Green, WI Trip – Biking, Golf, Theater & Taliesin, Too!
Please sign up soon!
We only have a few spaces left and the Cut off Date is June 16th
July 17 -19, 2015
Spring Valley Inn, 6279 County Road C, Spring Green, WI 53588
$145.00 per person, double occupancy/$135.00 Single Supplement
(two nights hotel, two breakfasts and wine & cheese party).
: Bob Marwin email@example.com
We have 12 rooms reserved at the Frank Lloyd Wright inspired Spring Valley Inn located in lovely Spring Green, Wisconsin. The package includes two nights at the Inn with complimentary breakfast each morning. The club will sponsor a wine and cheese party, too!
- The Elroy-Sparta and Cheese Country bike trails are close by.
The Elroy-Sparta State Trail
remains one of the most popular trails in the country. Considered the first rail-to-trail in the United States it includes three rock tunnels and five small towns along its 32.5-mile route.
Cheese Country Trail- 47 miles of improved, rail-bed trail extending from Mineral Point to Monroe. Trail traverses the scenic farmland and wooded ridges of Iowa, Lafayette and Green Counties. Surface is relatively flat.
- Cost is additional and make your own reservations, please.
- The American Players Theatre http://www.americanplayers.org/
– There are many performances during the weekend including A Streetcar Named Desire, The Merry Wives of Windsor and Pride & Prejudice. APT is offering a 20% discount for reservations made before June 6th. So coordinate with your LSSC buddies for a picnic before heading up the hill!
- Taliesin http://www.taliesinpreservation.org/visitors-guide/our-tours
--There are a variety of tours of Frank Lloyd Wright’s phenomenal Midwest estate. “Taliesin is acknowledged as the embodiment of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s commitment to the creation of exceptional environments that harmonize architecture, art, culture, and the land.”
–The House on the Rock Resort : http://www.thehouseontherock.com/HOTR_GolfMain.htm
offers an 18 hole Robert Trent Jones designed championship golf course, complemented by a 9 hole Pete Dye.
Tony Award Winner: KINKY BOOTS
The musical, Kinky Boots, music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper, is based on a book by Harvey Fierstein. Based on the 2005 film, Kinky Boots
by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth, which was inspired by a true story, the musical tells of a struggling British shoe factory's young, straitlaced owner, Charlie, who forms an unlikely partnership with Lola, a drag queen, to save the business. Charlie develops a plan to produce custom footwear for drag queens and kings, rather than the men's dress shoes that his firm is known for, and in the process, he and Lola discover that they are not so different after all.
The production earned a season-high 13 nominations and 6 Tony wins, including Best Musical
and Best Score
for Lauper in her first outing as a Broadway songwriter, making her the first woman to win alone in that category
Sunday, July 26, 2015
: Cadillac Theater, 151 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601
Kinky Boots Dinner Option
Atwood Café, 1 W. Washington St., Chicago, IL
We plan to dine after the play at 5 PM at the nearby Atwood Café. On the outside, their historic 1895 Reliance building is as timeless as ever, but inside you’ll find a fresh décor served alongside their menu of refined American classics. Be sure to indicate if you’ll join us for dinner (pay on your own).
2:00 PM Matinee (dinner afterward-pay on your own-venue
Opens January 1, 2015
Members: $77 Non Members: $80
First Balcony - 20 Tickets available
Sue Herman, Communicationsdirector@lssc.org
LSSC CELEBRATES 60 YEARS
All events open for registration NOW!
LSSC is Celebrating 60 Years!
Friday 8/7 - Millennium Park Concert - Night under the Stars with Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Enjoy the CSO playing Hayden's Harmony Mass
WHERE: Millennium Park, East Side- Middle to back (look for us and LSSC signs) TIME: 6:30 – 8:30 (BYOB food/drinks/chairs)
Event Leader: Anita Fuchs at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 8/8 - LSSC ANNUAL Picnic…Celebrate 60 Years with LSSC friends - Past & Present
Bunker Hill Forest Preserve – Grove #1. 5500 W. Devon Ave., Chicago
Noon until dusk - Catered Buffet served from 1:00 – 3:00 come EARLY & HUNGRY!
Members/Non Members - $18.00
: Terry Crisitello email@example.com
Sunday 8/9 – Sunday Brunch Anniversary Weekend FINALE
We hope everyone will have been able to attend all 3 of our 60th Anniversary events. We finish off our celebration with Brunch at the East Bank Club, which has set the standard for first-class hospitality and excellence in the fitness industry. We have booked the River South View room so we’ll enjoy wonderful views of the Chicago River and enjoy a sumptuous brunch that includes: Poached Salmon, Spanish Breakfast Quiche, Eggs Florentine, Bagels/Cream Cheese, Mini Muffins/Danish, Juices/Coffee.
ALL this for only $15 per person….but we are limited to 80 people so be sure to sign up early to make the list. LSSC will pick up the tip and balance of brunch cost in honor of our 60th Anniversary! Parking is $5.75 or take public transportation and spend the balance of the day enjoying downtown Chicago.
East Bank Club-River South View Room
500 North Kingsbury Street, Chicago, Illinois 60654
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
: Members/Guests: $15.00 (each must register individually)
: Sue Herman, Communications.firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet Up...June 17- Jay Pritzker Pavilion:
Beethoven Symphony No. 7
Wednesday. June 17, 2015
FREE (BYOB food & drink, lawn chairs/blankets)
Join Carlos Kalmar and the Grant Park Orchestra for a spectacular opening night, featuring Russian piano sensation, Yevgeny Sudbin, making his Festival debut. The evening concludes with Beethoven's rhythmically charged Seventh Symphony.
We will be sitting
- Norman: Drip
- Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 1
- Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
on North East area of lawn closest to walkway between lawn and chairs. We’ll have Lake Shore Ski Club banner up until concert begins.
Sharon Murphy email@example.com
and Tony Freston.
MOVIES IN THE PARK - TUESDAYS at 6:30 PM
Join LSSC members and friends for wonderful summer evenings at Millennium Park. Bring your own food, beverage, tables, chairs or blankets and then relax and watch some GREAT movies on the BIG screen. Sound is awesome. We had a great turnout at last year for several of the features and everyone had a great time seeing some of their favorites or movies they missed.
Event is FREE -DO sign up on our Website so we know to watch for you and coordinator will email their cell number for contacting night of the event or email the listed Coordinator or just show up. We'll be sitting on East side, near walkway to bathrooms, up close behind the Pavilion seats. If you can't find us, call Coordinator's Cell or text them!
We need volunteers to be Coordinators- Contact Sue Herman (Communications.firstname.lastname@example.org) or Julie Hicks (social.director@LSSC.org).
6/23/15 'Back to the Future' - Coordinators: Sharon Murphy email@example.com /Tony Freston
6/30/15 'Apollo 13' - Coordinator: NEED Coordinator
8/18/15 'Dirty Dancing' - Coordinator: Sue Herman, firstname.lastname@example.org
9/1/15 'The Breakfast Club' -Coordinators: Michael Isrman email@example.com /Eileen Sotak, firstname.lastname@example.org
Downtown Sound at Millennium Park
Monday. June 29, 2015
5:30 pm – 10 pm (Concert starts at 6:30 pm)
FREE (BYOB food & drink, lawn chairs/blankets)
Downtown Sound showcases contemporary and electronic music artists and world music artists in addition to its eclectic mix of cutting-edge indie rock, pop bands and rock veterans. Poi Dog Pondering + Caroline Smith
Poi Dog Pondering,
“the little big band with the strong back and supple, stubborn heart," has been following their intuition for over 25 years. From bohemian street buskers to impossible-to-market major label sacrificial lambs, the Chicago-based group has ripened into staunchly independent musical voyagers.
earned her place in the Midwest music community with her characteristic alto timbre, quivering with the presence of Billie Holiday, Leslie Feist and Joanna Newsom. Smith’s new music merges ’90s R&B and neo-soul with her indie-rock roots.
We will be sitting on North East area of lawn closest to walkway between lawn and chairs. Will have Lake Shore Ski Club banner up until concert begins.
Event Leader: Sharyn Sobel email@example.com
July 10 - Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Songs and Suites from Sondheim’s greatest and most popular repertoire.
Friday. July 10, 2015
8 pm – 10 pm
FREE (BYOB food & drink, lawn chairs/blankets)
Enjoy a little night music and celebrate the award-winning master of the musical, Stephen Sondheim. Led by Broadway conductor and long-time Sondheim collaborator Paul Gemignani, the Grant Park Orchestra and renowned vocalists perform Sondheim favorites, including selections from Sweeney Todd, Company, Into the Woods, and more. An evening not to be missed!
We will be sitting
on North East area of lawn closest to walkway between lawn and chairs. Will have Lake Shore Ski Club banner up until concert begins.
: Julie Hicks Social.Director@lssc.org
Join us for Shakespeare in the Park!
July 23, Thursday at 6:30 pm
1400 N. Sacramento Ave Chicago, Illinois
Rosemary Devlin firstname.lastname@example.org
In its fourth year, this cultural and civic partnership between Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the Chicago Park District, Boeing and lead production supporter BMO Harris Bank bring Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits
—a Chicago Shakespeare original—FREE FOR ALL, to 17 Chicago Park District parks.
On each stop of the tour this summer, a specially equipped truck rolls into the park, a stage unfolds and a company of professional actors shares the delight of Shakespeare with families and neighbors of all ages. Staged by Jeff Award-winning director Dominic Missimi, Shakespeare’s memorable characters come to life in an imaginative mash-up of scenes from his most celebrated plays—including Romeo and Juliet
, As You Like It
LakeShore will have our MeetUp at Humboldt Park on 7/23 -Look for us near center area in front of the stage!
A little Humbolt Park History- In 1869, shortly after the creation of the West Park System, neighborhood residents requested that the northernmost park be named in honor of Baron Freidrich Heinrich Alexander Von Humboldt (1759-1859), the famous German scientist and explorer. Two years later, completed plans for the entire ensemble of Humboldt, Garfield, and Douglas parks and connecting boulevards were completed by William Le Baron Jenney, who is best known today as the father of the skyscraper.
August 13- Party in the Park w/ 101.9 The Mix
: The Plaza – right next to the Park Grill at Millennium Park
Thursday, August 13, 2015
4PM – 6:30 PM
The Mix and Bud Light Lime start the party every Thursday all summer long! So come out and meetup to listen and dance to live bands from 4:00-6:30 pm at THE PLAZA! More details to come as we get closer to our date.
: Julie Hicks Social.Director@lssc.org
Fall Social Events
Greek Town Dinner – in a Private Room!
Once again due to its popularity, we are returning to the award winning THE PARTHENON restaurant, a Chicago Greek town leader since 1968. Join 80 of your LakeShore friends for another fabulous dinner party in our own private setting.. The emphasis at The Parthenon is on great food, so bring a healthy appetite. The cuisine is among the best in the area. And we’ll be sure not to run out this year!
We will start with our favorite appetizers: Saganaki (flamed cheese with the customary OPAA!), Taramousalata (pink caviar spread), crusty bread, Egg-Lemon soup, Greek salad, and Roditys wine. The main course includes Gyros with tsatsiki, Rotisserie-Roasted Lamb, Pastitsio [macaroni baked with meat sauce, béchamel and kefalotiri cheese], Rice pilaf, Lemon Roasted Potatoes and Spanakopita [spinach-herbs – feta cheese pie]. A VEGETARIAN or GLUETEN FREE dinner option is available. Of course we will end with Baklava (philo, nuts and honey), Galaktoboureko (light custard in philo) and coffee or tea. There is more than enough for anybody’s tastes or desires. Don’t miss this real Greek dinner party and the fun return to Greek Town. Cash Bar before dinner. Wine on the table during dinner.
Friday October 9, 2015
The PARTHENON, 314 South Halsted [just south of Jackson Ave.] Free valet parking at the front door on Halsted –but do tip!
6:30 P.M. Cash bar, 7:30 P.M. Family – style dinner
Opens July 1. , 20145 to the first 80 participants.
Sam Samatas Questions. Cell/text: 773-443-1434, E-mail: email@example.com
Shelli Williamson (Questions), 668 W. Irving Park Rd. #3, Chicago, IL 60613
: 773-832-9190, E-mail
October 2 – 4 – The Art Prize in Grand Rapids
Friday, October 2, 2015 to Sunday October 4, 2015
Grand rapids, MI www.artprize.org
310 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
$175 per person (double occupancy)
$350 for a solo room
Status: OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
Sue Bohlander 616-335-3175 firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit Grand Rapids, MI and enjoy the 6th annual Art Prize where 1500 + artists from around the world compete for $560,000 in prizes. Every form of art will be displayed indoors and outdoors. See the GRAM (the first LEED certified art museum), the Gerald ford Presidential Museum, The Public Museum, the Alexander Calder Vitesse and the Meijer Gardens Sculpture Park. View exhibits all over town by walking, shuttle buses, or by bicycle. We will be staying at the Holiday Inn in the heart of the exhibits. Take time to visit the new Japanese Gardens in the Meijer Garden and Sculpture Park. Grand Rapids is an easy city to navigate and has many good restaurants. There are an abundance of bike paths for biking right from the hotel.
This is a self drive trip. Contact the leader for assistance for arranging a car pool. Double occupancy accommodation with free parking is included in the price.
In the Planning Stage - More to Come
Sunday, August 2nd - Paddle Boarding at Montrose Beach.
We had such a great event last year at North Avenue Beach that we’re going to try it again at Montrose. Details to come once the beaches open…so make a note of your calendar if you want to try this sport that is growing in popularity everywhere. A unique way to see the city from the lake while enjoying the summer weather and getting some exercise to boot.
Montrose Beach (we’ll let you know where to meet up)
: Sunday, August 2, 2015
Rose and Darrell Duchon, Contact: email@example.com
Great River Valley-Mississippi Palisades Spring Bike/Hike -
DATE CHANGE: October 16-17
Join us for an autumn hiking/biking adventure along the Mississippi River. Our base of operations will be Savannah, Illinois (a 3 hour ride from Chicago).We plan to hike at the Mississippi Palisades Park, and bike along the Spring Lake Wildlife Refuge bike path, where we can see migrating birds, early fall colors, and scenic caves and rock formations . More Details to come!
: Wendy Wasson and Richard Osgood firstname.lastname@example.org
ABSF would like to thank CMSC and participating clubs for their year round support.
Skiing Foundation (ABSF) is holding a summer fundraiser Pig Roast on Saturday, 6/20/15 in Des Plaines, IL. All CMSC Club members and their families are welcome to attend. Reservations are required.
postmarked no later than June 10, 2015.
Over 50 people attend our LSSC Spring Fling and Volunteer Thank You Party at Villa Brunetti in Franklin Park. With our all-inclusive drinks, dinner and dancing, everyone enjoyed the ambience (lovely center pieces), comradery and chance to see friends after the long winter.
Rich Zaber, our out-going President, thanked the out-going board and introduced the New Board and new President, Dave Hicks. Dave gave us a recap of the new
program- our new effort to attract and retain 20-40 year olds. We are kicking this effort off on 5/17 at the downtown Pinstripes with Bocce ball event. Please pass along or post the flyer you recently received.
The dancing then commenced with great music from our DJs – more contemporary mixed in with rock & roll favorites. We danced our feet off. A great way to start the Spring/Summer season.
330 W. Diversey Pkwy, #1205