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Space City Ski and Adventure Club  

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We are a non-profit, member run, Sports and Adventure Club operating in Houston, Texas for 50+ years.  We offer 8 - 12 winter and summer trips per year, all over the world.

Our social, sports, cultural, and charitable events fill the calendar year-round. From September to May we have fun monthly general meetings normally held the 2nd Monday of the month.  Happy Hours are the 4th Thursday of each month, year-round.

Popular local Houston Area activities this year were monthly dance lessons, monthly dinner gatherings, theater outings, and winery/brewery tours.  Activities are run by volunteers, if there is something you are interested in doing, make a suggestion and we will consider offering it.

Initial trip sales generally start in August and sell briskly, so act quickly to avoid landing on a wait-list.  Trip participation requires membership but it is only $40 for an Individual for an entire season.  Have a look around and we hope you decide to Join Us.  If you need some more time to decide, Click "Add Me to your Mailing List" (Top Left Corner)

SPACE CITY NEEDS YOU!


After 15 years, our Auditor Keith Kirkman, has decided to hang up his calculator and retire. We deeply appreciate all he has done over the years and will miss him.

What does the Auditor Committee Chair do?

Each fiscal year, which is May 1st to April 30th, the club’s financial transactions are reviewed for accuracy, reporting, and adherence to club policies. The Auditor attends quarterly Board of Director meetings providing written reviews regarding the current status of the club’s finances.

The Auditor works with the Treasurer throughout the year to ensure corrections are made to the financial records when needed. The Auditor also provides advice on how various transactions should be recorded.

A written review of the annual financial reports and associated tax returns is provided to the Board of Directors at the end of the fiscal year.

Keith is happy to meet with any candidate and will train the new Auditor. Please send your inquires to cob@spacecity.org.

COME TO THE FIRST SCSC GENERAL MEETING OF THE SEASON


Be sure and come to Warehouse 72 for our September General Meeting. Monday Sep 14, 2020. Marq-E Entertainment Center 7620 Katy Freeway, Suite 305, Houston, TX 77024

Warehouse 72 will only be open to us, so there will be plenty of room for social distancing. There will be an abbreviated food and drinks menu (beer, wine & basic cocktails).

Come at 6:30 pm for drinks and visit with your friends and find out what they have been doing. The Business Meeting will start at 7:00 to discuss upcoming Trips and Activities.

CHECK OUT OUR ACTIVITIES AND TRIPS BY CLICKING ON THE LINKS.



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THE SCSC 2020-21 TRIP SCHEDULE: MARSHA LUTZ VP-TRIPS


Hi friends,

Hope y’all are doing well – all things considered. Lately I have been reflecting on my past and future vacations. I guess I am participating in armchair travel! The reflection has led to a great appreciation of all the wonderful travel opportunities I have had. Over the last 35 years a majority of those trips have been with SCSC – going to spectacular places with great people, making wonderful memories. And I plan to keep adding to the travel list and memory files despite this darn slowdown due to COVID-19! Both the summer/fall SCSC trips I had planned to take are now on my calendar for next year.  And there are 4 great ski trips to choose from. The signup for all 4 ski trips will start Monday, August 17 at 7 pm.

We all know there are uncertainties about travel especially in the early part of 2021. However, the travel industry and the medical doctors and scientists are doing much and as fast as they can to make travel and just day to day living safer and more enjoyable. There are articles that say all kinds of things, but there are so many unique variables that I will let you do your own research and make your own decisions. As we get closer to trip dates the trip leaders will have more info about a particular resort’s handling of the situation.

For now the idea is that “The Show Must Go On!” At least the planning must happen and hopefully, fingers crossed, the activities will occur. The good thing to realize is what a great club SCSC is and we want to keep our members engaged and interested. I have to say where else can you find a group that plans in one year ski trips in 3 states and adventure trips from the American West to the Mediterranean Sea to the Netherlands and finally to the land of the Kiwi and Down Under! Take a look at the great list of destinations below – with activities of skiing, boarding, cruising, hiking, biking and sightseeing! Articles describing these trips are here on the Trips Page and in the August Sitzmarke. Get with the Trip Coordinators or myself if you have questions. We are still looking at more U.S. trip options were we can drive. There are many fun places not that far away that we often overlook when globetrotting.

Below are reminders of some of the new things about trip signup:

  1. It is still through Club Express (CE) on the SCSC website. What is new is that the prices posted are credit card prices. Any payment made by check is discounted by 2.99%. SCSC has taken very large losses the last two years by covering 10s of thousands of dollars for credit card fees, so this change was necessary. But there is still the opportunity to pay less with a check. When you mark payment by check and print your invoice it calculates your reduced price.
  2. Another CE change is that the deposit is set 15%. Final payment dates are often divided into 2 payments just days apart. It is not the payment schedule but the $ amount that caused this change. CE won’t allow more than a $2000 payment. Any of the International trips exceed this amount and if someone is signing up 2 people on a ski trip that triggers it.

Enough of the mechanics! Start looking at these places and dates and see if you want to put one or more on your 2021 calendar.


Marsha Lutz VP-Trips

PS. If you wish to get a discount on an Ikon pass this year, check out the deal offered by Ski White Diamond HERE!

Ski Trips
Dates Trip Coord.
TC Email
Full Pkg $/pp
Land Pkg $/pp
Trip Status
Snowmass 1/16/-23/21 Cindy Moore
snowmass@spacecity.org
$1,725
$1,418
Open 8/17@7PM
Breckenridge 1/23-30/21
Susan Stanley
bridge@spacecity.org
$1,170 $813
Open 8/17@7PM
Jackson Hole
2/13-20/21
Rene Reed
jacksonhole@spacecity.org
$1,628 $1,085 Open 8/17@7PM
Purgatory
2/20-27/21
Check with CLASC
       
Snowbird 2/27-3/6/21 Ann Dorn
snowbird@spacecity.org
$1,947* $1,615* Open 8/17@7PM
Lake Louise
3/13-20/21
Check with LSS
       
             
Adventure Trips
           
Bruges to A'dam Bike & Boat 5/17-25/21
RIta Cardenas bike1@spacecity.org  N/A
Suite=$3621 6 pillows left
Leyla Ozkardesh bike2@spacecity.org  N/A Twin=$3024
16 pillows left
Greek Isle Cruise 9/2-12/21 Thuy Rocque
greece@spacecity.org
varies
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wait list
* This trip price includes 6 days of lift tickets OR $372 resort credit for pass holders/non-skiers.

All trip prices are based on payment by credit card. Any payments made by check will get a 2.99% discount. When you choose "Check" at the payment option pull down on the website, it will calculate your discount. Print out the invoice and mail the check and invoice to your TC.

If you register another person for ANY trip, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE TO PAY FOR THEIR TRIP!

A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT BEVERLY ROBERTS


Hello all from my desk at the dining table. Like everyone, I’ve been socially distanced for what seems like months. I have a comfortable store of TP, paper towels, pounds of beans and pasta. I have my face masks ready for the grocery runs, and my hand washing soap ready for my return. Situation – new normal!!

I have pandemic skills and scars. Skills include lots of new recipes, an elementary but growing understanding of Zoom, and an inventory of YouTube workouts. Scars include my poor foot when I dropped a landscape rock on it.  How about you?  I think it would be fun to share our Covid chaos and conquests.

Hopefully, we will soon be inching toward a less restrictive lifestyle. Lynn has had a remarkable response to the reinstatement of the monthly dinners. We will let everyone know when we have information around resuming monthly meetings, and what those will look like. In the meantime, Lynn and Bil have come up with some fun games and activities for our weekly Zoom happy hours. Please join us – we have had a steady, and growing participation.  Stay safe and look for the blessings. 

Beverly President

ACTIVITY NEWS WITH LYNN BURCH-VP ACTIVITIES

Check the website often, as I will be adding new activities often. If you keep signing up, we will keep on adding more.
Lynn Burch VP-Activities




Check out these photos from some of our past events!
SCSC Dinners

SCSC Happy Hours
Holiday Galas

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

MEMBER NEWS

We are all living life fully and there’s always something going on with our members. We would like to start this new feature of Members News to recognize and acknowledge the important happenings in the lives of our members. Let us know if there is something we should let everyone know about.

Earlier this year in January, we were given extremely disappointing news that member Debbie Moser was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer. With the support of her family and friends, Debbie has been going to chemotherapy and fighting a tough battle throughout the pandemic. We are excited to say that Debbie has had a CANCER-FREE scan!! Everyone's prayers and positive thoughts have been working, and we are all so grateful for this miracle. Debbie's next scan will be in September, and with another clean scan, her cancer will be considered in remission. Until then, Debbie will continue her chemotherapy plan as maintenance as her body continues to improve.

 

Debbie would like everyone to know how grateful she is for everyone's support and kindness throughout this process. The phone calls, text messages, cards, flowers, meals, and positive thoughts sent have reminded her of the sweetness and love in life. Cheers to kicking cancer's ass!




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You don't need H.G. Wells to go into the past! Browse through our Sitzmarke Archive!

Relive you past ski trips and activities! Check out how your friends looked 30 years ago!

Have you ever been on a Sitzmarke cover? Who's been on the MOST covers?

Remember those Day-Glo ski outfits? Wooden skis 7 feet long? Leather ski boots? You'll see them all HERE.

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THANKS TO ALL OF OUR 2019-2020 VOLUNTEERS!


Space City Ski & Adventure Club is so fortunate to have a group of volunteers willing to give up their time to keep the club running. Please take the time to thank these people!

Debbie Abadie
Leslie Cashio
David Gresko
Marsha Lutz
Beverly Roberts
Marilyn Swanson
Alice Allbritton
Leesa Clements
Diane Gresko
Joan McAuliffe
Larry Robinson
Anne Thomas
Dale Allbritton
Robert Clements
Evan Howell
Kay McKeough
Rowena Roche
Stuart Traver
Ross Baker
Kate Clinton
Melinda Hughes
Cindy Moore
Thuy Rocque
Marti Turner
Jo Barrie
Bil Cusack
Arlen Isham
Debbie Moser
Ann Rogers
Joan Waddill
Melody Bohlmann
Betty Donellan
Tami Kawasugi
Pat Musemeche
Robert Rowley
Karen Wisniewski
Bill Bomberger
Bob Donellan
Keith Kirkman
Tammie Nadell
George Sargent
Jo Ann Zemlicka
Mary Jane Boon
Ann Dorn
Hyo Knebel
Jill Nanney
Derek Shoobridge

Lynn Burch
Linda Erdman
Maria Koteras
Leyla Ozkardesh
Sharon Simandl

Craig Campbell
Jan Ferrell
Linda Kuper
Chuck Pena
Beth Slaughter

Rita Cardenas
Karen Gertz
Stan Kuper
Ali Pethick
Jim Slaughter

Barbara Carlson
Sarah Granbery
Karen Leeson
Rene Reed
David Stotz

Laura Carmin
Terry Gray
Bruce Lowther
Kasia Rezmer
Diane Stotz


If you are not on this list and believe that you should be, please contact Lynn Burch at activities@spacecity.org

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