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02/13/2018 Update

posted Feb 15, 2018, 9:58 PM by Bonnie York
From Coach Anson:
It was a great weekend at regions! Some of the best results we’ve ever had. All the coaches are proud of you all!
We’ve got one more week of practice with the whole team before the East Relay. Stay tuned for details of the week at the meeting on Monday.
Congrats to Coach Anson: CIC Boys Coach of the Year!
Final Spaghetti Feed of the Season!
When: Friday, February16th, 6:00 to 8:30 PM
Where: Gellert's: 2221 Belmont
Hosts: Skiers: Molly Gellert, Luke Jager, William Bittner
Parents: Wendy & Glenn Gellert; Amy Johns & Jim Jager; Michelle and Bill Bittner

What to Bring: According to your last name:
Drinks: H-K
Salads: L-O
Bread: P-Z
Desserts: A-G

Theme: This is our cross-dressing event! Come costumed-out and get ready to strut your stuff at the annual pageant. Prizes for best male & female impersonations!
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Parent volunteers are needed to bring snacks and fill drink containers for the East Relay race on Saturday. For more information go to: volunteer/race-day-volunteers on this site.

The end of the season is approaching. We understand that some skiers may want to hang onto their uniforms and loaner skis to participate in events such as the Tour of Anchorage or the Oosik or to just ski over spring break. Skiers competing at State will obviously also need to hang onto their uniforms a bit longer. Hence, there will be several opportunities to return uniforms and loaner skis:
Saturday, February 17th – After East Relay – Back in the ski room, when the buses return to West. – Uniforms can be returned dirty on this day only.  Loaner skis can also be checked in at that time.
Thursday, Feb 27th--At the end of season banquet. Uniforms must be returned clean on this day (When washing uniforms, please LINE DRY.)
Tuesday, March 20th at 2 PM – After Spring Break – In the West Ski Room – Uniforms must be returned clean on this day.  (When washing uniforms, please line dry.)  Also, this will be the last opportunity for skiers to remove their personal gear from the ski room at the end of the season.

If there is a special case for a skier to keep their gear after March 20th, the skier will need to give Coach Anson a written note advising what they are holding onto and when it will be returned. Fines slips will be going out for any uniforms and loaner skis not returned by March 20th without a written note.


There have been some questions about what to expect regarding fundraising during the Banquet. I hope this explanation helps clarify any confusion:

On the 27th of February, we will all gather in the cafeteria at West for the Ski Awards Banquet gathering - an event that is first and foremost for the kids to enjoy each other's company and celebrate their successes. 

The evening will include the following:
Recognition of each skier (this is done from the skiers to the skiers - they are sweet, silly awards given to every kid individually).
Potluck meal (and usually some pizzas also)
Fundraising (just a little bit with no pressure to spend a lot of money): This is a time when we are all together, so we also do a small amount of fundraising that night. In past years this has included a silent auction. NOTE: THIS YEAR WE ARE NOT HOLDING A SILENT AUCTION! We have done so well with this fundraiser over the last few years, the Booster Club decided we didn't need to hold it again this year. Instead, there will be a few ways you may contribute to the cause that night if you wish to do so:
Some families have offered to host parent parties at their homes, and you can purchase a spot at one of them. These are fun gatherings where the host families provide some sort of meal/drinks/fun. The party dates, descriptions and costs per person (so far) are listed below. During the night of the end of season potluck, you will be able to sign up for these parties. The costs will range from $10 to $75+ per person.
Purchase orange SKHOOP skirts (we received them at a discount so this is a fundraiser for us, and a bargain for you!)
Just give a cash donation.
There might be a pair of skis or some other large item available as a door prize or heads or tails or something along those lines. This will be a surprise!

Here are the current parties that are being offered as part of the fundraising effort (if you wish to be a host, please contact Jen Gordon at or call her at 907-240-0206):

Wine, Cheese and Charcuterie from Around the World
Co-hosts: Kelin and Stig Colberg; Anne Wilkas and Matt Jones
Place: Wilkas/Jones home in Rogers Park
Date: Spring 2018 (date to be determined by Ski Awards Banquet)
Limit: 12 revelers
Donation: $75 
Description: The Colbergs go deep into their cheese and charcuterie cave while the Wilkas/Joneses go deep into their wine cellar to offer you a fun, tasty and educational (well, the education may diminish as the evening wears on . . .) evening of sampling of some of the world’s finest vittle and vino.

4-Course Italian Feast
Hosts: Deb Bonito and Mark Begich
Place: Bonito/Begich home
Date: TBD by Banquet
Limit: 10
Donation: $75 per person
Description: Sit down Italian seafood feast.

Cinco (Quatro) de Mayo Party
Co-hosts: Wendy Gellert and Karen Compton
Place: Compton Home - 1811 Westchester Circle
Date: Friday, May 4, 2018
Limit: Unlimited!
Donation: $25
Mexican food, beer and gallons of house-made margaritas!

Taco Extravaganza - Tres Amigos Tacos by Pat and Mara
Hosts: Mara and Pat Carnahan
Place: Carnahan home--232 E. 10th Ave
Date: Saturday, March 24th. 5:30 PM (aprés ski for some of us)
Limit: 30
Donation: $25
Have you ever tasted those amazing Tres Amigos tacos at the State Fair? Go to this party, and you get to experience them before summer. Join us for a casual meal of fish tacos, Jamaican jerk chicken tacos and Cuban black beans and rice. Also Mara's famous chocolate cookies. All ages welcome, this is a family-friendly gathering.