Hi, I’m Michael Roussel, Pico Ski Club President - 2014 / 2015 ski season. For those who may not know me, I have been a member of the Club for the past eight seasons and active in the clubhouse volunteer committee. I’m sometimes seen as the guy behind the shovel or snow blower helping to clear the decks on snowy weekend mornings. I am perhaps better known as Marnie’s husband or Austin and Dylan’s father. My family has been active in club and racing since the age of Hopefuls and now our two boys are U16 and U14 athletes respectively. Additionally, you will see my alter ego wearing a Pico Ski & Snowboard School parka as I’m part time instructor, working on weekends and holidays.
Locker renewal is open for the 2014-15 season. All Locker fees benefit the Pico Ski Club Racing Programs. Members who had a Locker in the Ski Club last season will retain their same locker from season to season.
2014-15 Season Locker Fees:
Individual Locker: $125
Family Locker: $150
Payment: Must be received by December 1, or locker will become available to the next member on the waiting list. Please make payment to:
Pico Racing Program
C/O Barry Cooper
10 Dartmouth Street
Rutland, VT 05701
Members who did not have a locker last season and would like to be added to the waiting list for the 2014-15 season, please call (802-770-5303 or 802-779-7463) Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
On behalf of the entire PSC coaching staff, I would like to congratulate Sami Rubin and her coach Chris Reynolds on her selection as the 2014 recipient of the Betty Clayton Award.
The Betty Clayton Award is one of six Vermont Alpine Racing Association (VARA) Merit Awards given annually to deserving VARA athletes. This award is presented to a U21-U16 level athlete who has attained top results while participating in a club program. The selected athlete receives a $1,000 scholarship.
Sami will be presented with this award at the VARA Gala on November 8th at the Equinox Resort in Manchester, Vermont.
Sami has been a top MVC racer over the years and this season proved to be no different. Sami produced great results in her first year racing as a U18. The U18-U21 racing circuit has a rigorous schedule that includes state, regional and national events. The U18-U21 circuit includes two season-long series, the Vermont Cup Series and the George Tormey Series, as well as a State Championship Series. These series are typically dominated by academy, collegiate and national caliber athletes. Sami's results are very impressive given that she is a club level athlete who is challenged with balancing school, training and racing and limited access to midweek training.
Thanks to the nine volunteers for the Pico Ski Club paint day on Saturday, June 7!
We accomplished a number of projects, including the front overhang as well as entrance ways, concrete walls, picnic table, wood racks, windows trimmed and touch up around the building.
We still have approximately 30-40 hours of projects to be completed late summer/early fall, and will be announcing upcoming work days to accomplish these additional tasks.
As we know, volunteers are what makes the Pico Ski Club tick. Without people pitching in, giving their time, and helping to make events happen, it wouldn’t be the organization it is.
Helen Kinsman and Linda Lambert, Social Co-Chairs, would like to thank the following members for their willingness to volunteer their time during the Harvest Social, Wine and Cheeses, Pot Luck dinners, and the Spring Fling events held this season.
Margo Jones Doris Truex
Jessica Anderson Pat Cuddy
Martha Congdon Susannah Lofredo
Club Clean Up, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 5, has been postponed. So grab your skis and enjoy a BONUS day on the mountain!
The Pico Ski Club has been a successful organization for more than 60 years because members volunteer for numerous activities and events, such as the annual Ski Swap, Social Activities, Club Maintenance, Race Crew, etc.
Additionally, membership dues are affordable because everyone is pitching in. Every year when you renew your membership, you’re asked to indicate which event and/or activities you would be willing to assist. Unfortunately though, many members have failed to fulfill their volunteer commitments when called upon by the various committee chairs. The failure of the membership to lend a hand increases the time commitment and pressure for those that do volunteer on a regular basis.
Without volunteer support from the membership, the Pico Ski Club may ultimately have to reduce the benefits afforded to the membership. This could mean fewer Social Events, overall reduction in Ski Swap hours and dates, and deferred maintenance projects that in the long run could end up costing the club thousands of dollars.