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Northern Kettle Moraine Nordic Ski Club, Greenbush WI

Greetings fellow Nordic Skiers!  I hope you have been enjoying the beautiful fall weather here in the Northern Kettle Moraine as much as I have.  But, after many gorgeous, sun-splashed days of biking, paddling, and hiking, I woke up to fog and drizzle this morning, which must be a sign directing me to sit down at my computer and get out the latest issue of the Flake.  

This is the time to renew your membership and commitment to support the Nordic Kettle Moraine Ski Club.  Your support enables continued trail maintenance and grooming at Greenbush, provides opportunity for area youth to be part of an outstanding ski team, and most importantly, promotes the positive benefits of Nordic skiing.  The financial contributions, the volunteer hours of service, and the excellent trail grooming provided by the members of our club are vital.  It is that support combined with our productive partnership with the DNR, that make Greenbush our little piece of Nordic Heaven and one of the premier cross country ski destinations in the upper Midwest. 

If you haven't been out to Greenbush recently, you will see some nice improvements to the shelter when you go.  The DNR has built a beautiful stone hearth for the wood burner and a covered shed to keep firewood dry this winter.  In addition the Club has agreed to purchase a window for the north side of the shelter, which the DNR will soon install to provide additional light. 

The Club's board of directors and individual members provide a great deal of leadership to enhance our sport, both locally and around the state.  Steve Scharr will again coach our youth ski team.  Steve and the many other volunteer coaches and supportive parents, provide an excellent experience for our kids.  Fellow club member, Charlie Dee has recently been elected to the Board of Directors of the Birkie Foundation, which puts on North America's largest Nordic skiing event.  Mike McFadzen remains on the State Trails Council, which assists the DNR in decisions that certainly have an impact for ski trails on state land.   Finally, Club member, Dick Roeber, has organized an early season ski trip to Telemark.  See newsletter for details.

Please renew your membership today.  The Club's board of directors would also like everyone to consider an extra donation to help defray increasing costs of the grooming and to prevent us from having to conduct a fund-raising activity. Remember, all dues and donations go toward club efforts to groom and maintain Greenbush Trails, to introduce others of all ages to the spirit and benefits of Nordic skiing, and to encourage physical fitness throughout our community.  Please do your part.  

I hope to see you at the Fall Membership Meeting.  Think Snow! 

Clark Reinke, Club President


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