General Club News
What You Missed at the February Monthly Meeting
Here’s what you missed if you didn’t attend the meeting on Tuesday, February 16th:
Four lucky people won prizes! Jackie had 4 trivia questions, one for each February holiday, with winners receiving a gift card to Peppers Restaurant or Jeffersonville Golf Club. The winners were Ann Davis, Linda Titanich, Ellen Strange and Kurt Tappe.
The Nominations Committee is still looking for a candidate for President – contact Sue Hayes if interested or if you want to recommend someone.
Judy Simone enticed us with details of an upcoming virtual winetasting from the Pieri Group in Conshohocken, featuring a box with cheese, fruit, nuts and wine for two.
John Iwanicki discussed happy hours remaining on hiatus during the pandemic; the possibility of resuming virtual happy hours monthly was discussed.
Anne Ceres gave us an update on the upcoming Thanksgiving week cruise – we’re getting a great deal! See the updated ad in the Activities calendar.
Hyung updated us on activities going on, including virtual card games and book club meetings. Some hikes and other outdoor events will be scheduled in the spring.
Murray and Lydia recapped the Killington trip. Positive: great snow! Negative: bars closed due to COVID, difficult to socialize if you stayed in the hotel.
Snow Angels encouraged members to donate to a local food bank to help others in need.
Next month’s meeting will be on Tuesday March 16th at 7:30 PM using the same Zoom meeting link. Stay tuned for details!
Message from the President on COVID Compliance
We made it through 2020, which proved to be a most unusual and challenging year, and some have already enjoyed some time on the snow this year! 2021 is bringing with it some continued restrictions on our way of life, at least for the near future. Our Board members have had the unique challenge in the past year of maintaining the operations of the club, planning and executing meetings and activities – mostly virtually – while continually keeping informed of current regulations. We need to ask all of you for your cooperation in keeping our membership safe.
Please remember to wear a mask when you attend any function with folks outside your household. Our behavior affects not only ourselves, but also our friends, family and community. We wear helmets, lower the bar on the lift, put on our seat belt before driving, and now we wear a mask before going out. We are hosting a number of virtual activities to help get us through the coldest of days, and to keep us in touch with each other as we maintain “social distance” from each other.
The Ski Trip Planning Committee has faced particular challenges in trying to stay on top of thevery fluid COVID-19 regulations for each ski area. They work with the trip leaders to plan frequent virtual meetings with the tour operators, mountain representatives and trip attendees to address any concerns or new developments for the trips, while trying to keep everyone as informed and up-to-date as possible. Not only are they dealing with the current 2021 trips, but are also trying to plan the 2022 trips! Take the time to send a note of thanks to the 2020-2021 STPC team members for all their hard work on our behalf, and wish the 2021-2022 members well as they work hard to plan some fun and cost-effective trips for us for next season.
Think Snow and Stay Healthy!
Board Elections Are Coming Up
Is it your turn to give back?
We are currently seeking candidates for the 2021-2022 KOPSC Board of Directors. If you are
interested in helping this organization continue to offer outstanding ski trips and other activities
to its members, please consider getting involved by running for one of the elected positions:
Members-at-Large (candidates must be approved by the board)
Job descriptions and requirements for board candidates are provided at the bottom of our
Board of Directors web page.
The slate of candidates will be announced at the March general meeting, and elections will take
place at the April meeting. If you have any interest in being part of this stellar organization, or
have questions about any of the responsibilities involved, please contact:
Sue Hayes, Member-at-Large
KOPSC Spring Banquet
Save the Date!
6 PM, Saturday, May 15th*
The Farmhouse at People’s Light in Malvern
Details coming soon
*COVID restrictions permitting
Suggestions for Award Recipients?
Each year before the Spring Banquet, the Board of Directors selects club members to
receive the awards listed below. The Board welcomes input from the membership. If you
have any recommendations for potential recipients of any of these awards, you can
contact any Board member, or you can submit names through our online suggestion box.
Be sure to specify the award(s) for which you are recommending candidates, and provide details on what these
candidates have done to deserve recognition.
goes to a “most valuable player” type who has demonstrated consistent involvement and leadership with the club.
Unsung Hero Award
is given to someone who has continuously been involved with the club, possibly in a variety of roles, but who may not get the recognition they deserve.
Ambassador of the Year Award
is for an individual who has made a significant contribution in terms of recruitment efforts and positive representation of the club.
Michele Grant Activities Award
is named in memory of a former member and recognizes individuals who dive in and get involved in leading activities.
Rookie of the Year Award
is given to someone who is relatively new to the club (first or second year) and quickly got involved in activities and/or committees.
honors someone whose support has been particularly valuable to the President. While the recipient is determined by the President (and not the Board), Jeri Lovatt would be happy to receive your input.