Greetings...

Hello everyone! The Board of Directors of the New England Regional Ski for Light have been hard at work making arrangements for the winter events as well as managing other aspects of our NERSFL.

Surveys...

In the spring newsletter we sent out a survey put together by Cindy Wentz and we asked for your input. We want to express our thanks to everyone who took the time to complete the survey and provide us with valuable feedback. If you didnít fill out a survey and still wish to do so, you can find it on our website or can contact us by phone.

Web Page...

We also wish to acknowledge the members of the web committee for their continued efforts and attention to keeping our web site up to date. Thanks go out to Arthur Comegno, Duane Farrar, Cindy Wentz, Sue Crowley, and David Fisichella. Speaking of David, please know that he was instrumental in soliciting the services of Communicom an Internet provider. Comunicom has agreed to sponsor and host us on the World Wide Web. A huge thanks to the folks at Comunicom as more and more we hear of folks checking us out on the web. If you have specific ideas for the web site or if you have submissions, please feel free to submit them by snail mail or e-mail.

The Store...

We still have items in the store including hats, sweatshirts, and "hookers" for holding those skis together. Leave a message on our phone line if you wish further information.

Donations...

Earlier this summer Evan Lenson, a long time friend and guide for NERSFL raised several hundred dollars when he completed a 20-mile trek in the White Mountains. "Way to go!" and thanks to all your friends and coworkers who generously sponsored your hike on our behalf. Also in April of this year NERSFL received a generous donation of $250 from the Norumbega Lodge of Sons of Norway, Sudbury, MA. Thanks to Earle Prentiss for advocating for us and to all the generous members of the lodge for their continued support.

SFL international Representative...

Cindy Wentz has been selected to represent NERSFL at the 27th Ski for Light International event to be held in Grandby, Colorado in late January 2002. In addition to Cindyís long time participation in our activities, Cindy has been a member of the web committee, travel coordinator, board member, provided trip reviews to the web page, and authored and summarized the results of the survey. She will be an energetic and enthusiastic ambassador from our regional.

Coming Attractions...

Plans for next summer include the possibility of two hiking and canoeing weekend trips; one to AMCís Cardigan Lodge and another trip in the southern New Hampshire area.

Scholarships...

Partial scholarships are available to guides as well as participants. Please submit a written request to
info@nersfl.orgEquipment rental is free to first time attendees

Events...

The weekend of January 4-7, we will stay at Crafstbury Outdoor Center, Craftsbury, VT for skiing and snowshoeing. All meals from Friday night to lunch on Monday are included. Price also includes trail passes. This is a three-night event. Price is $170.  Please visit the web site for Craftwbury at
www.craftsbury.com

On February 10th there will be a one-day event of cross-country skiing at the Weston Ski Track in Weston, MA. Rentals are available. Cost to participants is $10.

The weekend of March 2-4 we will stay at the Royalty Inn in Gorham, NH. Skiing and snowshoeing and just maybe some tube-ing will be available at Great Glen Trails. Price includes two nights lodging, two breakfasts and one dinner. Trail passes are also included in the price of $115.  Visit web sites at www.royaltyinn.com and www.greatglentrails.com

Payments and Refund Policy...

Please make payments by check made out to N.E. Regional Ski for Light and mail to NERSFL, P.O.Box 234, Foxboro, MA 02035-0234. You are required to submit total payment for the three-day trip as well as the one-day trip. You must submit a deposit of $25 for the weekend trip in March. All deposits must be received by December 15th. The balance due for the March trip must be received by January 15th. All deposits are nonrefundable. The balance paid for any trip is also nonrefundable unless your space can be filled. We will do our best to assist you to find a substitute, but it is ultimately your responsibility to find a suitable replacement.

Physical Condition...

Anyone in average physical condition can expect to complete these events. If we have any questions about your ability to participate we will call and discuss the matter with you. In questionable cases the decision to participate will be that of the participant and his or her physician. Participants must take responsibility for control of any health problems at these events, not only for your own safety, but also for that of others. Your enjoyment will also be enhanced by any measures you take to improve your physical fitness and stamina before the event.

Transportation...

Transportation will be available by car-pooling. You will be contacted about a week before an event to make travel arrangements. Guides are encouraged to let us know if they are willing to drive and how many passengers they will be able to take. All passengers are expected to contribute generously towards the cost of gasoline and upkeep. Please note that if you are coming to an event from out of town, do not make travel plans (flights, trains, bus, etc.) prior to 7:00 PM on the final day of the event. It is very difficult to guarantee a return to transportation centers prior to this time without disrupting other participants.

Raffle Items Needed...

When attending a weekend activity, please remember to bring any new items that you wish to donate to our usual weekend fun and raffle. Funds raised help to defray the costs of putting on an event.
 
 

REGISTRATION FORM

Name___________________________________________

Address__________________________________________

City, State, Zip Code:________________________________

Telephone Number (h)_______________(w)________________

E-mail___________________________________________

Preferred Media _____Large Print, _____E-mail

I am a guide_____ visually impaired participant_____ mobility impaired participant ________

I wish to attend the event/s at

_____Craftsbury Common, VT, January 4-7, 2002

_____Weston Ski Track, Weston, MA, February 10, 2002

_____Gorham, NH, March 2-4, 2002

Enclosed is my payment/deposit for

_____Craftsbury Outdoor Center, $170

_____Weston Sk Track, $10

_____Great Glen Trails, $25, balance due $90 by 1/15/2002

Check preferences. We will try to accommodate as many as possible. _____Ski _____Snowshoe ____Both

I give my permission to NERSFL to use any photographs, which may include my image on the web page or in future public relations, brochures or news releases.

Initials_____

Thanks...

Thanks from all of us at New England Regional Ski for Light for your attention to these details. Our next board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 20th. If you have any thoughts, ideas, or suggestions, please let us know.

Christine Nason, President
Mark Remaly, Vice President
Claire Morrissette, Secretary
Earle Prentiss, Treasurer
Cindy Wentz, Travel Coordinator, Web Committee
Marie Hennessy, Public Relations
Gil Busch, By-Laws
Janice Bianculli, Fundraising