Thursday, November 18, 2010

Time to dust off the skis

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, snowflakes are appearing in the sky and we're gearing up for a new season here at Nansen Ski Club.
The dinner & dance fundraiser that was held at the VFW in Berlin went so well we plan to make it an annual event. Thanks to Jane Brannen for making it all happen.
Our trail work day was a huge success with 14 enthusiastic volunteers. We got those trails spiffed up and ready to receive some snow. Huge thanks to all who helped.
The ski club would like to welcome Jeff Parker as a volunteer groomer this season. We look forward to seeing you on the trails, Jeff!
Thanks also to Gerry Berthiume for building a storage cabinet for tools and looking after much of our equipment over the season.
On the agenda for this winter:
Moonlit skiing the Saturday nearest each full moon. Check back with our calendar for exact dates.
Nansen is partnering with Gateway to the Great North Woods to hold a community race on January 23. If you'd like to help with this race, or enter yourself or your child into the race, contact Lincoln at There will be lots of vendors and cool prizes and we'll groom a hill for sledding, too.
There are some vacancies on the board of directors. If you are interested in being involved with the decision making of the club, please contact Leane at

We'll have a table at the Berlin Farmers' Harvest Market this Saturday 11/20 on Main St, Berlin. Stop by and see us!
Check out our online store to buy your season membership or order a t-shirt or Nansen hoodie.
Enjoy the holidays & See you on the trails!

Leane Rexford
Club President

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Road Toll Fundraiser June 11 - please sign up to help!

We're conducting a fundraiser in Berlin at Veteran's Park on Friday, June 11!
We're holding a voluntary road toll and would love some more volunteers to sign up and donate some time.
Be a part of the oldest ski club in America!
We'll be at the park (on Glen Ave) from 12-6. We're signing up by the hour and all hours are available. You are welcome to sign up for more than 1 hour if you'd like.
We're having a potluck picnic at 6pm, right after the fundraiser is over.
This event is rain or shine, so please dress accordingly.
For more information, or to sign up, send an email to or call 752-5907.
Thank you for everything you do!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Monthly Meeting

Our next monthly meeting will be Thursday May 6 at 7pm. We'll be at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital Board Room. This is a board meeting, where we conduct the business of the club. Club members and the public are welcome to attend.

On the Agenda this month:
(this agenda is not fully set yet, so more will be added)

Committee report on the progress of the 501(c)3 application.
Summer fundraisers, including road toll and triathlon.

Feel free to email for more info or visit our website to learn more and donate.
Thank you.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Welcome to the Nansen Ski Club Blog

This blog is started as another way to stay in touch with you about the goings on in the Nansen Ski Club. The snow is gone for the season, but the club is still here.
Things to look for: June 11, Berlin Road Toll Fundraiser. 12-6. Stay tuned to learn how to sign up to volunteer, and be sure to stop by and show your generosity. This helps the club maintain those free trails we all enjoy!

Ski locker/ loaner program: We've got a great start to our ski locker! We're up to around 16 pairs of skis with boots, bindings and poles. If you've got any old skis that you'd like to see put to good use, contact us ( to donate. Thank you!

Fall Fundraiser: Good food & Good music. Check back for more information.

Membership: Pins to come out late summer 2010 for the 2010-2011 season.

Annual Meeting- This fall. Details to follow.

Thanks to everyone who helps make Nansen Ski Club Great!