Meetings

Membership Meetings

Meetings are at Garden Street Methodist Church, 1326 N. Garden Street, Bellingham, on the first Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm.  (At 7:00 pm, a new/prospective member orientation will be held at the same location.) The 2016-17 dates are Oct 6, Nov 3, Dec 1, Jan 5, Feb 2, and Mar 2.  They are also shown on our NNSC club calendar.

This month’s meeting (Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 7:30) will include hot drinks and cookies, as well as conversations about our never-ending winter here in Whatcom County. We will also discuss our newly re-energized day-trip hotline/email-line and how it might help us keep skiing into the spring. Information will be available for those new to Nordic skiing and skiers new to Whatcom County.
We hope to have volunteers present to hot wax your skis with fresh glide wax. (A modest donation to the club will be appreciated for this service.) Please come and join us.

This month’s meeting (Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 7:30) will include talk of the Nordic skiing opportunities this year, both local and overnight trips. It will also include our annual meeting and election of board members. We have no formal nominating committee this year and we have two empty seats on the board. This is an opportunity to promote healthy, fun, outdoor recreation in Whatcom County. Feel free to nominate yourself or your friends, although you should check with them before doing so.
We hope to have volunteers present to hot wax your skis with fresh glide wax. (A modest donation to the club will be appreciated for this service.)
Refreshments will be served.

Due to the convergence of a number of unrelated circumstances, the January 5, 2017 meeting (7:30 to 8:30 PM) will be a chance for newcomers to find out about skiing and the club, as well as a social
gathering for long-time members. Discussion will take place on the grooming status at Razor Hone and upcoming ski trips. Hot drinks and a chance to socialize with fellow skiers will fill out the evening.

Due to the convergence of a number of unrelated circumstances, the December 1, 2016 meeting (7:30 to 8:30 PM) will entail a mix of a number of different informal portions: Gail Garman will report on what is happening at the state level with SnoParks. Discussion will also take place on the recent trail work that has been completed at Razor Hone and upcoming ski trips. For those new to Nordic skiing, members will be happy to describe the relative merits of a variety of sample skis. That, and hot drinks and a chance to socialize with fellow skiers will fill out the evening.

We hope to have volunteers present to hot wax your skis with fresh glide wax. (A modest donation to the club will be appreciated for this service.)

The November 3, 2016 meeting (7:30 to 8:30 PM) will entail two portions: For those new to the Pacific Northwest, a poster board / computer presentation displaying different Nordic ski locations in Washington and British Columbia will be available. There will also be people present to answer questions about what to expect in traveling to these venues.

For  those of us already familiar with local skiing, we will be discussing a new program that we wish to start: Nordic Ski Ambassadors @ Salmon Ridge.  We are hoping to have a volunteer presence every Saturday during the month of January at the Salmon Ridge Sno-Park to introduce people to Nordic skiing, provide mini-lessons on technique (and snowshoe etiquette), make hot chocolate and coffee available, and maybe sign up some new members.  Come help us plan for this activity!

Volunteers will be present to hot wax your skis with fresh glide wax. (A modest donation to the club will be appreciated for this service.)

The October 6, 2016 meeting will be a dessert potluck from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.  Bring a dessert to share and a friend or two (visitors, please just come and enjoy our hospitality – this is a chance to learn about the club and have a cup of coffee and some cookies).  This meeting will be a poster board session about the club and cross-country skiing in the greater Bellingham area, with time to get reacquainted with old friends, make new friends. Volunteers will be present to hot wax your skis with fresh glide wax. (A modest donation to the club will be appreciated for this service.)