Craigmeur Ski Club

Clambake 2007 Recap

19 Aug

During the week Bob Apgar watched the weather report to make sure the event would have beautiful weather. He ordered it and got it. We were blessed with 70-degree weather. Not too hot, not too cold, just right. Great job Bob. Although some members experienced a tornado/micro burst the night before that shut down electricity and knocked a tree down in front of their house, (this author), in the end nothing stopped anybody from coming and everyone enjoyed the day.

Craigmeur Ski Club volunteers helped make this annual event successful once more. The clam cookers took shifts making sure everybody was supplied with clams. Members Diane and Oliver, Diamon Catering and Campus Foods Service repeated offering their world famous hangar steaks that were served during the canoe/raft event. Many members brought incredible food dishes, salads, and desserts. If you were on a diet, this was definitely a day you went off track from your calorie count. But it was worth it!

Glenn showed us why he was elected President. He entertained and helped push the 50/50 tickets to help raise funds for the club. If I might say, he makes an incredible mixologist with his gasoline engine mixer. I think he may have missed his calling. When Glenn mixes, everybody knows it time to party, and we did. Mr. Entertainer at his finest.

Many members enjoyed a ride on George’s electric powered pontoon boat and took a tour of Lake Shawnee. Many people also participated in a rousing game of volleyball. Many members simply caught up on the latest news from friends they hadn’t seen in awhile. Some members were not able to come and were missed by all. This event is the king of Craigmeur Ski Club’s social events and this day just proved it. Everyone just relaxed, talked and enjoyed the day.

Since last year the club has become more than a winter club, but rather an all year around club with activities with wide group appeal. Activities are easy and fun to run and much appreciated by the club. Please contact Glen Desantis and the executive board if you have an activity you would like to run or suggest.

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Note: As of September 7, 2007 this post has been updated with a photo gallery. Please click on link marked Display Gallery.

Photos by: Larry Ticotin, Diane Bogert, Roy Spierer
Photo Gallery by Larry Ticotin

Written by Larry Ticotin, Craigmeur Ski Club Webmaster

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Whatever Annual Rafting Trip a Real Splashing Good Time

07 Aug

For campers like me this was a weekend of bravery, for rafters this was a long float in the sun. Friday night’s storm converged directly above my sister’s tent creating a lovely stream aimed directly at her. After a nearly sleepless night in the car with her son Andrew, she managed to drudge over to the club’s meeting place in front of Landers. Our camp, weary and muddy, happily greeted the Kittatiny Campers from across the street and learned that they too had a pool of water at their camp – the built in chlorine kind. What luck. Nevertheless, the rest of ya’ whimps (who chose not to camp) showed up (all 70+ of you) to board the buses upstream. Grab your paddle, vest, and boat and be off. To where? Downstream, of course. Hours of it.

The sun shone on Craigmeur Ski Club. This was a sunscreen day. This was a day to eat, drink, and be merry with absolutely nowhere to go but down [stream]. This was a day to eat food from other people’s boats, see who had the best drinks, stop and sun on the rocks, and wash ashore and watch the eagles soar above (really, they did). Some stayed in their boats, others swam, others boat hopped. Most got a chance to admire Hans’ canoe but better yet we got a chance to admire each other…smiling and having fun. And after this long float doing pretty much nothing at at all we were greeted (as though weary travelers) by a delicious buffet by none other than club members and chef extraordinaries Joel, Diane and Oliver, Diamon Catering and Campus Foods Service. Food never looked and tasted so good.

I look forward to next year’s rafting trip. I especially look forward to Roy volunteering to run the trip again (he did a great job, don’t ya’ think?). I look forward to all the photographers out there eager to post their pictures on this fabulous website. And of course I, and everyone from Craigmeur, welcome all friends and family of club members to come float again (High Lifers, friends from PA and elsewhere, relatives from far and wide). Maybe, if we’re lucky, even Carolyn will come from California. Hey, you never know. There really is no-place like the Delaware River.

Note: Written by MaryAnne Mecca
Photography by Larry Ticotin, Diane Bogert, Roy Spierer
Photo Corrections & Photo Gallery by Larry Ticotin
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First Annual Craigmeur Paintball Outing – October 13, 2007

05 Aug

COME ONE, COME ALL! Show up and shoot at your spouses, friends, neighbors and fellow skiers at the First Annual Craigmeur Paintball Outing, scheduled for Saturday, October 13 at the Paintball Depot Game Park ( located at Reflections Lake on Union Valley Road, West Milford. We will meet in the parking lot at 8:30, fields open at 9:00 Cost is $70.00 per person which includes all day admission gun, face mask, one tank of CO2 and 500 paintballs. Reservations, prepayment and signed waivers required. Pizza for lunch can be ordered in the morning at the Park, but most people tailgate. More information will follow. See Bruce Stewart or Glenn DeSantis for more information. Sign ups will be taken at the meetings. Anyone age 10 and over is welcome.