President’s Message

August 29, 2017

Dear Family Ski Meisters,

Hello all FSM members. Good to see you at Daddy O’s a few weeks ago for our first social event of the season. For those I didn’t get to talk or weren’t able to attend I hope everyone had a wonderful summer.  I want to take a few minutes to reintroduce myself as the 2nd term President of the FSM Club for 2017-2018  I am excited to be your President for another year and with my suburb group of FSM Officers and Coordinators I look forward to helping the club grow.  Always keep in mind without these key members our club would not exist.  So whenever you see any of these people please thank them for their hard work.

Vice President:                              Peter Nikolski

Treasurer:                                      Charlie Traver

Recording Secretary:                     John Zullo

Membership:                                  Wendell and Karen Wilkinson

Ski Programs Coordinator:            Michael Freiler

Liaison Coordinator:                      Ron Dombroski

Social Programs Coordinators:     Ray and Mary Beth Hickson

Web Master:                                  Brian Capuani

Sunshine Coordinator:                   Mary Coiteux


With the help of all FSM members I am confident that in 2017-18 will be another great year of fun events and memories.   Whether you ski or board, join us for biking and hiking or join us at the social events I invite all of you to participate as much as you can. You can lead an event or offer to help at any of the events.  Remember that according to our By-Laws, to be a member in good standing and receive a subsidy, a family will need to satisfy all the following three requirements in the previous year:


Attend 50% of the meetings; we meet 8 times during the year.

Serve an elected position, serve as Coordinator of a permanent Committee or subcommittee, or participate in a qualifying activity.

Attend at least one Club sponsored ski trip.

It is up to all of us to make our club vital and strong and there are plenty of opportunities for everyone to contribute.  Feel free to ask any officer, coordinator or other member how you can help.

Currently we have 240 members and there are openings for 28 families.  I would like to see a big push to bring in families with young kids to help keep our club growing in the future.  I ask each and every one of you to keep your eye out for families you believe would make a good addition to our club and bring them to our September kick-off meeting.

Our first meeting and “kick-off” is on Sunday, September 17th from 2-6 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in LaGrange.  Following the meeting we will have a social hour to start the year (Thanks again to Mary Beth and Ray Hickson who agreed again to be the Social Coordinators this year). This will serve as our September meeting vs. our usual Thursday night.  The remainder of the meetings will be on Thursday evenings at the Wappinger’s Elks Lodge, starting at 7:30pm.  See the FSM web site for a calendar of those meetings.


See you soon!

Terry Ciccaglione

President, Family Ski Meisters