Ski swap thanks

| October 21, 2020 1:00 AM

We can’t write this letter without thanking the many who made this year’s Big Mountain Ski Club ski swap possible.

Bee Broadcasting put our ad out on the radio and Sportsman and Ski Haus sent volunteers to help man the swap. Great Northern Cycle and Ski helped immensely and the Whitefish Pilot and the Daily Inter Lake both ran great articles in the paper. 

The  fabulous Wendy Ostrom-Price does a call down on her radio program every year for us.  And JD Thinning stores our ski racks throughout  the year for us and then hauls them into the sale every year.

I would like to give a shout out to the board of directors this year. We meet a few times throughout the year to prepare for the ski swap and the ski lessons that we run through the Whitefish School District for grades three through six, and the free ski lessons available to school age kids from January through March. 

Sue Moll worked closely with the health department to make sure that we were compliant with all COVID regulations throughout the ski swap and worked tirelessly throughout the year for this club, and has for many years. Sue is passionate about getting kids out on skis. 

Amy Meyer is our techie and runs our Friday lessons on the mountain and also  the one to thank for being able to pay with a credit card now at the swap. Amy has modernized our system over the last couple of years, allowing us to keep the lines moving a little faster. 

Caren McShane runs our Saturday lessons, which is the main reason we raise money and Lani Johnson has kept track of our financials for more years than I’ve been alive and has been a mainstay on the board of directors for a long, long, long time.

Bria Deats is our go to gal and all around organizer, always happy and full of energy.  I hope that I have not left anyone out and if so please know we are incredibly grateful for your help. 

We look forward to seeing everyone at next year’s ski swap and also on the ski hill.

Debi Bergeson