March President’s Broadcast

Hello Trakkers,

Our ski season is officially a wrap — but we have one more fun event before the club goes into hibernation over the summer: see details below for the April 1 Annual General Meeting / Year-End Dinner. We’re also still looking for a dedicated volunteer for the club’s Social Events Coordinator position for next year’s board.

Come Out for the Annual General Meeting on April 1….

All members are invited the Annual General Meeting:

Friday, April 1, 2016, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Swansea Town Hall
95 Lavinia Avenue

This is an important meeting to support the club’s overall governance — and it’s also one final opportunity for us to get together and socialize at the end of the season! (We also hear that Steve Favell will be ladling out a batch of his world-famous punch!)

Operational and financial reports for the 2015-16 ski season will be presented, we’ll elect the board for next year, and we’ll also take time to present some awards! Agenda and proposed board slate are available in the Club Operations section of the web site. (Simply log in to your member account and click on the Club Operations link on the left-hand menu, below My Account.)

If you wish to nominate yourself for a position on the Trakkers Board of Directors, please complete the Nominations and Consent Form and submit to

If you can’t come to the AGM, but want to have someone vote in your stead, please complete the Proxy Form and provide to the person charged with voting on your behalf, to present at the AGM.

Any questions with respect to the AGM can be directed to

…. And Stay for the Year-End Dinner!

After the AGM, we’ll celebrate with a lovely catered dinner by La Brehandaise Catering, with lots of opportunity for socializing.

Tickets ($50) can be purchased online through your member account. We still have quite a few tickets left so please feel free to bring a guest! Tickets are still on sale until Thursday, March 24.

Simply log in to your member account to reserve your ticket and pay online — just like booking a spot on a Sunday trip! Check out the yummy menu here.

Like Throwing a Good Party? — We Could Use Your Help!

Trakkers is still searching for a volunteer Social Events Coordinator for next year’s board of directors.

This position involves overseeing coordination for the club’s 3 main social events during the ski season (open house in November, wine-and-cheese in January, and year-end dinner in March), as well as a few off-season events (pub night in early fall). Participation is also required at Trakkers’ monthly board meetings (September through April). Average time commitment is approx. 6 hours per month.

Trakkers has a very dedicated crew of volunteers who help out with the actual running of the events, so this is largely an organizational and volunteer coordination role.

If you’re interested in this volunteer position, please contact us at

Send Us Your Ideas for Weekend Trips!

If you were on our final bus to Arrowhead on March 6, you may have met Henry Furlott, who is our incoming Weekend Trips Coordinator for next year, and who distributed a survey to members to support planning for our weekend trips next season.

If you didn’t get a chance to fill in a survey, but have thoughts about possible destinations or what’s most appealing (or not) for our trips, please send Henry a note at

Finally — Congratulations to our Photo Contest Winners!

We had a great response to our photo contest this season, with 38 photos submitted by our in-club artistes! Winning photos for each week are on our web site.

Congratulations to all our winners:

  • Han Zhang
  • Natalia Vorsyna
  • Steve Favell
  • Celeste Koon
  • Mary-Jane Owen
  • Lesley Stevens

Thanks again to Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) for sponsoring the contest and providing such great prizes!

Keep on trakkin’!

Jen Liptrot
Volunteer President
Trakkers Cross-Country Ski Club — LOVE Winter!