The Suffolk Skidaddlers Ski Club, Inc. has been in existence for more than 60 years (founded in the mid 1950's).
We are a totally volunteer club, registered in New York State as a "not for profit" organization. Our membership, throughout the last few years, has consistently been more than 400. We require that you must be at least 21 years old to join the club and participate on club trips and functions (unless noted otherwise on a particular trip). Our membership is about an even mix between couples and singles. We do not own nor do we have monetary interest in any lodge or similar facility.
We are a sport and health-orientated club. Primarily a ski club, with more than a dozen ski trips each season. Day trips, weekend, and week-long trips. Bus, car or plane. We ski all over the Northeast and the West of America. We ski the East and Western areas of Canada, as well as destinations in Europe such as France, Italy and Switzerland.
Some of us ski. Some of us don't. Our ski trips, summer activities, and Club functions ensure that throughout the entire year there is always something to do with the Club. You won't find too many couch potatoes in our Club.
We find that life has already given us so much to enjoy. The great outdoors is forever new and exciting. And when you can share it with great friends, this makes it all just a little bit nicer.
We have general meetings three out of four Wednesdays during winter months, and two-three meetings during summer months [see meeting schedule]. There is no requirement that you must attend meetings. All of our activities are listed in our newsletter for your review. However, the meetings are where it's happening. There are usually about 20 ~ 100 members at our meetings. The meetings are definitely worth coming to. Our meetings can never be called dull or repetitious. Sometimes we don't even know where the meeting is going. But somehow there is always a rhyme-or-reason for it all. New things come up. Special discounts become available on a first come - first serve basis. As we always end up saying, "if you snooze...you lose!"
All of our functions are coordinated and controlled by the club. Everything is organized and contracted months in advance. We receive significant discounts because we start early, and always get group discounts because we average 30 ~ 80 members on a trip. The savings the club receives go right to the members on our trips. The only job you have to do on our club trips is ... well ... to just show up on time! Everything else is set up for you.
Our new members find they never feel "new." You can have as great a time as you want. Sometimes a little bit more than you actually thought you could. With our large membership, it's hard to be alone or left out. Whatever we are doing, whatever your ability, there is always someone else who is there too.
2017 - 2018 Club Board
President - John James
1st Vice President - Pete Wenninger
2nd Vice President - Jeff Meyer
Secretary - Donna Leahy
Treasurer - Lynn Finnegan
Members at Large:
Past President - Mark Reindl
Membership - Mary Bartoszek
Newsletter - Need Volunteer
Entertainment - Need Volunteer
Financial Assistant - Donna Lawrence