The traditional Kick ‘n Gliders’ season kick-off will again be held at Black Birch Hollow, the Perry County home of Dave LeRoy and Nancy Kauhl. If you haven’t attended on Ox Roast in the past, it is an old-fashioned picnic/barbeque where we visit with old and new friends, talk about past and future ski trips, and drink and eat.
Nancy and Dave built their spacious home themselves on a large wooded lot so there is space to wander and enjoy the early autumn foliage. A chimenea provides a warm spot around which to gather in addition to the fire where the meat will be roasted. Bring along a lawn chair if the weather is nice. Should it rain, come anyway! There is plenty of room inside Dave and Nancy’s house for a crowd.
You are welcome to arrive as early as 3:30 pm for conversation and snacks. The fire will be burning and the meat will be roasting in anticipation of eating dinner sometime between 5:30 and 6:00. The cost is $5.00 and all attendees are asked to bring a dish (salads, baked beans, desserts or veggies are good choices) to share and your favorite (alcoholic) beverage. Meat (“ox” roasted over an open fire and sausages on the grill), soda, ice and table service will be provided.
Members who have not yet paid their 2017-2018 dues can renew at this event, as well as sign up for ski trips. There are spaces available on several ski trips that won’t last long! Each member may bring along up to two guests; members are encouraged to bring guests who have an interest in cross-country skiing. It is a great place for people to learn about the Kick ‘n Gliders club, the trips we offer, and ask about ski equipment and clothing. Remember, first-time members’ dues are only $5 per individual and $7.50 per family! Guests are asked to pay the $5 event fee (to cover the cost of the meat and paper products) and bring a dish to share.
Reservations are required – so we know how much meat to prepare. Let Nancy know (717-582-2562 or email@example.com) by September 28, 2017 who/how many you are making reservations for and what potluck dish you plan to bring (so we don’t have too much duplication). If you need directions to Black Birch Hollow, let Nancy know and she’ll email them to you.
Speaker: Alex (Dutch) Thomas, owner of DutchWare Gear
DutchWare specializes in custom made camping hammocks and accessories and is located in Lancaster. Dutch will talk about hammock camping and the products his company offers. Many of his products have been developed based on his many experiences in backpacking.
Special Meeting Place at Bass Pro in Harrisburg due to Election Day!
Meeting for dinner at 5:30 at Tomato Pie Cafe, 3950 Tecport Dr, a short distance from Bass Pro. If interested, reply to firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of the day on Friday November 2nd so that we can give them a head count.
Dinner Social Canceled
Too close to the Thanksgiving Holiday.
The always popular speaker, Steve Runkle, will present a talk about the Revolutionary War in the Susquehanna River Basin Region.
Many of us will be having dinner downstairs at 5:30pm before heading upstairs to the meeting.
Bill and Sandy are delighted to host the annual Kick 'n Glider Christmas Party at their home in Landisville. Join your fellow Kick 'n Gliders for this festive holiday gathering. It’s a chance to meet new members, swap stories about past exploits on the ski trails, and plan for an exciting 2019 ski season.
As usual, bring a dish to share with others and a beverage of your choice.
DIRECTIONS IN THE NEWSLETTER
John Schwartzer, a forester with DCNR will present a talk on 'Invasive Plants'.
Mike McMullen notes that, "it begins to address the changes we've all seen that have resulted in progressively fewer days of skiing here in Pennsylvania, as compared to what we all remember from way back when many of us started skiing."
As usual, we'll take reservations for those who wish to join other members for dinner beforehand. We'll send out a reminder as the date approaches. Anyone who already knows they'll be at dinner just reply to email@example.com.
Hope to see you at the Center Street Grill!
102 W Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033
A large number of our regular attendees will be participating in North Conway the week of the meeting.
Herbie's El Mexicano
720 Main St, Harrisburg, PA 17113
Inca Heartland, Highlands of Bolivia & Peru by
Bill Stine & David Walborn
The program will be a video presentation of a three-week trip lead by David and accompanied by seven other Kick ‘n Gliders. This video includes photos and descriptions of the group’s hike along the classic Inca Trail, visits to many notable Inca sites including Machu Picchu, tours of several major cities and a visit to a hacienda. Also, on display, will be examples of traditional area textile and other art forms.
CHANGE OF VENUE!
Marzoni's Brick Oven & Brewing Co.
4925 Ritter Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
In the Rossmoyne Business Center.
From Rt 15:
- 1st exit from Rt 15 just North of the Turnpike
- East on Rossmoyne Rd
- right at the 1st light into the business center
- right at the 1st corner and Marzoni's is the 1st turn on the left.
From the PA Turnpike:
- Take ramp to 15 North has an easy access right turn before you get on 15
- Turn takes you into the Business Center
- Proceed to the left from that turn and Mazoni's is down at the North end of the circular road.
Last general meeting of the year.
Election of new officers and trip planning for the 2020 season.
Blue Bird Inn
2387 Cornwall Rd, Lebanon, PA 17042