THE PREZ SAYS — AUGUST 2020
I hope that everyone is having a good summer even in the face of coronavirus restrictions. As you might expect, signups for this winter's ski trips are not going as fast as usual, with some trips only at 30%. I realize that a lot of you are still waiting to see how the coronavirus epidemic plays out, and I'd have to admit I put myself in that category. But the ski resorts are working hard to develop tactics and procedures to protect our health and safety on the slopes, and you can read more about this elsewhere in this newsletter.
KSOC dues for 2020-21 are payable before August 31. It's important that you remain an active member even if you're not planning to sign up for a trip this year. KSOC has many ongoing expenses that will continue whether or not we finally run any trips this year. For example, we pay dues to the Crescent Ski Council, and we pay for access to various software packages like Wild Apricot, Quickbooks, and Zoom that help us carry out Club operations. We have other expenses for things like the PO box rental, liability insurance, and promotional and publicity materials. We also have to make thousands of dollars in upfront payments to the tour operators for our trips well before you begin signing up, and need to maintain a pool of funds to support this. Renewing your membership allows you to continue receiving our Fall Line newsletter and E-mails about our activities and events. So, please get your membership renewal ln soon!