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CHRISTMAS PARTY FOR DER SITZMARK MEMBERS AND GUESTS WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY DECEMBER 10, 2017

TIME:             6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

PLACE:          HAMPTON BANQUET HALL

5416 – Route 8

Gibsonia, PA  15044

PHONE – (724) 444-6770

PRICE:          $25 – FOR MEMBERS

                       $35 – NON-MEMBERS

ENJOY A FULL COURSE BUFFET-STYLE DINNER

 

Wine and Beer Included

Chicken Parmesan

Rice Pilaf

Jumbo Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

Cheese Tortellini w/light garlic butter

Glazed Carrots

Freshly Tossed Garden Green Salad

Assortment of Hard and Soft Dinner Rolls

Dessert—Cake

Door Prizes will be eliminated this year to keep costs down.  We will have a 50/50 and a lottery tree that you can purchase tickets to win.       

Entertainment – Mary Ann Mangini and Rick will be singing for your listening and dancing pleasure.  (Bring your dancing shoes)

Space is limited –  Must be 21 or older to attend.

Questions:  Call Mary Ann (724-939-3394) or Cell 412-302-6007

TO REGISTER, FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW AND SEND CHECK FOR $25 FOR MEMBERS AND $35 FOR GUESTS BY DECEMBER 1st to:

Payable to:      DER SITZMARK SKI CLUB

                        C/O – MARY ANN SARVER

                        325 SADDLEBROOK ROAD

                        GIBSONIA, PA  15044

NAME__________________________________________________________________

PHONE #________________________________

NON-MEMBER NAME_______

Minutes of Der Sitzmark Ski Club Meeting – October 17, 2017

Joe Hrason opened the meeting by reminding everyone that the Christmas party is scheduled for Sunday, December 10 at the Hampton Banquet Hall on Rt. 8.  Details are in Mary Ann’s report from the Director of Activities.

Diane Stuart gave information on the trip to Croatia and Slovenia.  For information, go to www.whatscookin.it/sloveniacroatia 2018/.  The dates are May 5-16, 2018 and there is still room for 4-5 more people.

Dot Easter reported on plans for the trip to Holiday Valley in 2018.  Because of some changes in Holiday Valley’s cancellation policy, she has decided not to book early.  She will have more information soon.

WPSC Update – Judy Neyer

  • There is still room on the Mt. Snow and Banff trips.
  • Boyce Ski Swap is scheduled for October 28.
  • Willi’s Ski and Board Swap is scheduled for Saturday, November 11.  You can drop off gear at any Willi’s location from 10/20 to 11/7.  The swap benefits area ski clubs and charities.
  • Ski club dues are $35.00.
  • They are working on discounts at resorts – Holiday Valley, Laurel, and Seven Springs.  Blue Knob will continue the Monday, Tuesday and Thursday $25 lift ticket.
  • Council voted to purchase 20 goggles with WPSC on the strap.  One pair will be given to each ski club to either raffle or give as a door prize.
  • Seven Springs is updating some of their snowmaking equipment.

Judy Neyer and Janet Pfeiffer have signed up to do the Vermont Bicycle Tours trip, Cycling the Canadian Rockies on September 8 – 15, 2018.  It’s listed as easy, 15-40 miles and 2-6 hours of biking per day.  Check it out on the VBT webpage and sign up to join them.  You would fly into Edmonton and out of Calgary.  Some hiking is also included.  If anyone is interested, Judy has $50 coupons for first time travelers with VBT and returning VBT bikers are given a discount based on their previous year’s trip.

Mary Ann Sarver reported that there are still two seats available for the Telluride trip next March.  She is also looking for a woman to share a room.  Contact Mary Ann ASAP if you’re interested.

Treasurer’s Report – Ron Sarver – September 30, 2017

Club Money                            $3746.22

Money for Trips                        1400.00

Total Money in Treasury         $5746.22

John Celender had to cancel his plans for a 2018 trip to Sugarloaf.  Not enough people signed up.

Club membership cards (for ski discounts) will be available at the Christmas party.

— END OF MINUTES –

FROM YOUR DIRECTOR OF ACTIVITIES – NOVEMBER, 2017

Mary Ann Sarver-325 Saddlebrook Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044  maryatravel@verizon.net  Phone (724-939-3394) or 412-302-6007

New Trip Proposal to Costa Rica – See attached Information Sheet in this newsletter.

TELLURIDE TRIP – March 4-11, 2018 is almost full.  If you are thinking about the trip but haven’t committed, please do so ASAP.  Call Mary Ann at 724-939-3394  or 412-302-6007 for information as the flyer is not in this newsletter.

PRINCESS CRUISE TO PANAMAL CANAL – JAN 5TH, 2018.   We have 8 members signed up for this cruise and there is still space for more.  Call Mary Ann at 724-939-3394 or 412-302-6007 for details.  This is a 15 day trip from Los Angeles to return home from Ft. Lauderdale.  Price is very good and airfares have been very low.  Call if you want a brochure or more information.

DER SITZMARK SKI CLUB CHRISTMAS PARTY

Date – December 10, 2017 – See Flyer for details and sign up information.  Please send check for Christmas Party ASAP.

CHRISTMAS PARTY FOR DER SITZMARK MEMBERS AND GUESTS WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY DECEMBER 10, 2017

TIME:  6:00 PM  – 10:00 PM

PLACE: HAMPTON BANQUET HALL

5416 – Route 8, Gibsonia, PA  15044

PHONE – (724) 444-6770

PRICE:           $25 – FOR MEMBERS

$35 – NON-MEMBERS

ENJOY A FULL COURSE BUFFET-STYLE DINNER

Wine and Beer Included

Chicken Parmesan

Rice Pilaf

Jumbo Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

Cheese Tortellini w/ light garlic butter

Glazed Carrots

Freshly Tossed Garden Green Salad

Assortment of Hard and Soft Dinner Rolls

Dessert—Cake

Door Prizes will be eliminated this year to keep costs down.  We will have a 50/50 and a lottery tree that you can purchase tickets to win.

Entertainment – Mary Ann Mangini and Rick will be singing for your listening and dancing pleasure.  Bring your dancing shoes.

Space is limited.      Must be 21 or older to attend.

Questions:  Call Mary Ann (724-939-3394) or Cell 412-302-6007

TO REGISTER, FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW AND SEND CHECK FOR $25 FOR MEMBERS AND $35 FOR GUESTS BY DECEMBER 1st to:

Payable to:      DER SITZMARK SKI CLUB

C/O – MARY ANN SARVER

325 SADDLEBROOK ROAD

GIBSONIA, PA  15044

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NAME__________________________________________________________________

PHONE #________________________________

NON-MEMBER NAME___________________________________________________

Proposed Trip to Costa Rica Through Mayflower Tours.

In order to proceed with this group, I will need commitments from 20 people.   If you are interested, please let me know ASAP.  Group space is held for our group of 20-40 participants.

Date:   May 18-25, 2018

Price:  $ 2,494 per person based on double – Single supplement      $799

$50 discount per person if booked by December 31, 2017

Insurance Optional –We will be using Travel Guard since we will not be using air from Mayflower.  Group air space is being held on Delta flights.

May 18, 2018 – Pittsburgh to Atlanta            6:00am arrive 7:46am

Atlanta to San Jose             9:46am arrive 11:46am

May 25, 2018 – San Jose to Atlanta               1:00pm arrive  7:04pm

Atlanta to Pittsburgh         10:20pm arrive 12:05am\

Three luxurious Hotels:

May 18 – Wyndham San Jose Herradula Hotel

May 19, 20 and 21 – Hotel Magic Mountain – Views of volcano and magnificent scenery with nearby shops

May 22, 23 and 24 – Hotel Parador Resort and Spa – with long stretches of white sand beaches lined with swaying palm trees, golden sunsets and turquoise waters

8 days/13 meals – The limitless possibilities that include extensive rainforests, volcanoes, rivers traveling through the mountains, beaches and natural resources safeguarded by an important organization of national parks and forest preserves will unfold before your eyes on this amazing holiday in Costa Rica.

See Poas Volcano – one of the most spectacular volcanoes in Costa Rica

Lunch at the Doka Coffee Estate with tour of Plantation

Views of the Arenal Volcano from our hotel

Visit Arenal Volcano National Park and enjoy a small hike at the base of the Volcano,

Excursion to Cano Negro National Wildlife Refuge with a local guide and lunch

Experience a Jungle Crocodile Safari with local expert.  Much, Much, More.  Contact:   Mary Ann Sarver at 724-939-3394 or 412-302-6007 or email maryatravel@verizon.net

Oberammergau Passion Play

Hi,  Ambassador Travel Service is offering a group trip to the Passion Play in Oberammergau on August 30 – September 10, 2020.
Tour Operator is Collette Tours.
This is extremely popular and needs to be planned far in advance.   Here are a few of the details:
Date – August 30 – September 10, 2020.
*Price – $6,999 Double Occ. – Advance purchase at $100 discount per person until Jan. 3, 2018.
*Single – $8,699 – Also – advance purchase rate until Jan. 3, 2018.
Included in price:  Roundtrip air from Pittsburgh, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers
12 days – 17 meals – 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 6 dinners.
Highlights:  Lago Maggiore, Island Dinner, Zermatt, Glacier Express Train, St. Moritz, Innsbruck, Salzburg, St. Peter’s Restaurant, Mozart Dinner Concert, Munich, Oberammergau Passion Play, Linderhof Palace, Fussen, Neuschwanstein Castle.
*All Rates are per person and subject to change, based on air inclusive package from Pittsburgh.
Not included in price:  Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $500 per person.
Contact Mary Ann at 724-939-3394 or by email for brochure and additional information.

Biking the Canadian Rockies

Would you let the Cycle Paths know that four of us are planning to join the Vermont Bicycle Tours group on a cycling trip in the Canadian Rockies.  Information on the trip can be found at VBT.com and is listed as Cycling the Canadian Rockies: Jasper, Lake Louise & Banff – listed as “easy.”   We plan to go on the September 8-14 tour.  We can get $100 off coupons for first time VBT travelers and anyone who traveled with VBT during 2017 can get a discount for their 2018 trip.  There are already four of us and if we have a group of eight we’ll get a discount equivalent to 1/2 trip which we would divide among the eight travelers.  Anyone who would like more information, can give me a call at 412-366-1192.
Thanks,
Shirley Dougherty

Life is like riding a bicycle……to keep your balance……you need to keep moving!

Panamal Canal Cruise – Jan 5, 2018

Looking for one lady to share a cabin on this cruise.  There are 8 people from the ski club going so far.  It is a 15 day cruise departing out of LA and returning from Ft. Lauderdale.   If you are interested in looking into this, let Mary Ann Sarver know and she will give you the details.   Call her at 724-939-3394 or 412-302-6007.  Thank you.

PRINCESS CRUISE TO PANAMAL CANAL – JAN 5TH, 2018.

We have eight members signed up for this cruise and there is still space for more.  Call Mary Ann at 724-939-3394 or 412-302-6007 for details.  This is a 15 day trip from Los Angeles to return home from Ft. Lauderdale.  Price is very good and airfares have been very low.  Call if you want a brochure or more information.

DESTINATION: TELLURIDE, COLORADO

DATES OF TRAVEL: March 4 – 11, 2018 (Sun to Sun)

GROUP SIZE:  52

COST: $1,999 pp 6 sharing – 3 bedroom/3 baths

$1,999 pp 8 sharing – 4 bedroom/4 baths

$2,120 pp 4 sharing – 2 bedroom/2 bath

DEPOSIT: $100 check ASAP to Mary Ann Sarver’s Tours,

2940 Greenfield Road, Glenshaw, PA 15116

PHONE: 412-486-8874 or 412-302-6007

Email – maryatravel@verizon.net

PACKAGE INCLUDES;

Roundtrip airfare on United flights:

3/04/18 –  departs PIT at 8:33am and arrives Denver 10:21am

departs Denver   11:20am and arrives Montrose 12:15pm

3/11/18 –  departs Montrose at 1:10pm and arrives in Denver 2:10pm

departs Denver at 5:30pm and arrives in PIT at 10:15pm

Charter bus transfers from Montrose to Telluride based on 30 passengers per coach.   Grocery/Liquor stop on the way.

Lodging – 7 nights lodging at the Bear Creek Lodge including taxes.

Easy ski access via semi private lift to the Lower Village Bypass run.

Two, Three and four bedroom condos each with fully equipped kitchen, cable TV, complimentary high-speed internet.  An indoor and outdoor heated pool,  Three outdoor hot tubs, sauna and fitness center as well as laundry facilities in each condo.

Free shuttle for guest use within Mountain Village from 7:00 am to midnight.

Baggage handling

Welcome Reception

Lift Tickets – 5 out of 6-day pass

Non-Skier – Deduct $350 from Package Price

No airfare – Deduct $475

Please fill out Trip Reservation Form and send with your deposit.

Optional Trip Insurance available upon request at additional cost