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March 21, 2014


  1. The club provides community services related to the promotion of nordic skiing.
  2. Throughout the skiing season, the club promotes nordic events suitable for skiers of all abilities. These may include races, tours, ski technique clinics, racing clinics, waxing clinics, etc. The club will also promote the exchange of information on ski trails and snow conditions. The club may also cooperate with other organizations in sponsoring nordic ski events.

3.  The club has the following officers: president or co-presidents, vice president, secretary, treasurer, coach, promotions officer/Webmaster.  4.  Officers’ terms are one year.  Presidents, co-Presidents, and Vice Presidents shall not serve more than three consecutive terms.

5.  Officers’ duties include:

a/President and co-Presidents

Responsible for all club activities;

Calls election of officers

Calls meetings of officers as needed

Approves special club functions arranged by him/herself or others

Appoints persons or committees to assist the elected officers, or to perform

any duties that do not fall within the province of elected officers.

Participates in appointing replacements for officers unable to complete their term in office.


b/ Vice-President

Plans and schedules annual calendar, in consultation with the other officers;

Takes over the duties of the president as needed;

Works with the president in overseeing all club activities.

Assumes the presidency upon the resignation of the president before the end of his/her term.


c/ Secretary/Membership Coordinator

Compiles and maintains a club membership list;

Is responsible for correspondence (including newsletters when appropriate) to

club members;

Answers requests from nonmembers regarding club activities;

Records minutes of membership and officers meetings;

Is responsible for mailing and counting ballots (if needed).

Promotes club membership


d/ Treasurer

Accounts for all club moneys;

Makes disbursements approved or requested  separately or jointly by the


Collects membership fees;

Collects race entry fees;

Makes an annual financial report to the membership.


e/ Coach/Race Director

Assists skiers of all levels in acquiring the skills needed for effective and safe

skiing and for successful racing;

Conducts and organizes technique, training and racing clinics as appropriate.

Coordinates and directs club races


f/ Promotions Officer

Coordinates promotion and publicity of club activities.

Maintains website and list serve.  Performs outreach.



6.  The officers of the club shall decide upon a fee structure before the beginning of each

membership year. Membership categories shall include a/Individual; b/Family;

and c/Sustaining. Members under 18 years of age must obtain parental or

guardian consent to participate in any club activity.


7.  A voting member of the club shall be defined as any member of the club 15 years

of age  or over.


8.  Election of Officers


a/ Officers shall be elected annually at the spring meeting.


b/ The president, with input from any willing club members and officers, will appoint a committee in the fall to take nominations for officers. These nominees shall be announced to the membership at the fall meeting.


c/ Additional nominations may be made from the floor at the fall meeting.


d/ The election will be held by raised hand vote at the spring meeting.

9.  Amendments to these Bylaws may be made as follows:


a/ A proposed amendment shall be in the form of a written petition signed by at least five voting members.


b/ The petition shall be submitted to the officers, who will call a meeting of the full membership within three months.


c/ Members must be notified of the proposed amendment  at lest one week in advance of the meeting prescribed in 9b/.


d/ Amendments must be approved by two-thirds of the voting members present at the meeting prescribed in 9b/.


10.  Adoption of these Bylaws is made by two-thirds of the voting members present at a meeting open to the full membership on May 4, 1984 And amended by two-thirds of the voting members present at a meeting open to the full membership on March 28, 2014.



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CNSC Spring 2014 Dinner and Meeting

March 12, 2014

This year’s spring meeting and dinner of the Cayuga Nordic Ski Club celebrates the club’s 30th anniversary. All members are invited to come and help celebrate.
When: Friday, March 28
Time: 6:00-6:30 PM–Social time;
6:30-7:30 PM or so—Dinner
Where: Ellis Hollow Community Center, Genung Road
Cost: $5 adults; $2.50 children
CNSC will provide a variety of pizza, salad, brownies, and non-alcoholic beverages.
Please bring your own table service.
Got any historic photos or other club mementos? Bring them!
Dinner will be followed by a business meeting, in which potential amendments to the CNSC Bylaws will be presented and voted upon. If these amendments are approved by the membership, we will hold an election of the officers. Normally, elections are held in the fall; spring elections are proposed so that elected officers can prepare for the coming season.
There will be at least a partial changing of the guard of the CNSC board. There are nominees for these positions, and the nominees even know that they have been (or will be) nominated.
Hope to see you March 28 to celebrate 30 years and a great season.

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Weekend of Feb 1st activities.

January 31, 2014

We have a lot going on with the club this weekend.  Subscribe to email list for last minute updates and details.

Sat. Feb 1, 10 am  Beginner  Clinic at Cornell Golf Course with Rob Licht (
Sat. Feb 1, 9 30 am  Intermediate recreational ski at Connecticut Hill with Dave G (
Sat. Feb 1 1030 am  Intermediate Classic Clinic at Hammond Hill with Dan Karig
Sunday, Feb 2, 10 am (Dunkin donuts in Dryden) for Tuller Hill ski with Jack, Kristin and Joan.

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Ski race postponed until next year

January 14, 2014

Due to uncooperative snow fairies, we will not be having a ski race this year.

Thanks so all who have offered their help.  And now that the race is cancelled, I’m sure the snow will come back.


Ernie Bayles, VP of Ski Racing

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CNSC Race Jan 19, 2014 at Hammond Hill

January 6, 2014

Please participate and share this PDF with anyone interested in a local CNSC Race.

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December 2013 CNSC Newsletter

Dan has just released the December 2013 CNSC Newsletter [PDF].

Here are some of the highlights.


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Revised 2014 Tour Schedule

January 3, 2014

Please check out the updated  2014 CNSC tour schedule.  Come on out!

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The 2014 Cayuga Nordic Classic Ski Race at Hammond Hill

December 5, 2013

Our annual attempt to put on a Citizen’s ski race is slated for Sunday, January 19, 2014

There are 3 events planned:

1.  A short race for anybody 12 and under (they race for free)–Distances and difficulty will be modified to suit.

2. a 5k “short course” race that includes lots of climbing and descending

3. a 10k “long course” race (2 laps of the 5 k course) this is also an Empire State Games qualifier eligible for NYSSRA points.
The skireg link for on-line registration is

Or you can register at the race from 8:30 AM to 10:15 AM, but we really like it when you pre-register and you don’t have to pay until you sign up on race day!

Nothing too serious here, just a fun morning skiing fast!


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Tour Schedule is out

November 27, 2013

Thanks to Jack V and all the volunteer leaders we have a tour schedule.


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CNSC Fall Dinner and Meeting

October 15, 2013

The CNSC will hold its fall dinner and meeting Friday, November 8, at the Ellis Hollow Community Center on Genung Road (it runs between Ellis Hollow Road and Ellis Hollow Creek Road). We’ll open the door at 6:00PM for social time and eat at 6:30PM. A business meeting will follow. We need to vacate the building by 9PM.

The dinner is dish-to-pass; BYOB and your own table service. The club will provide hot beverages.

This is a good time to renew your CNSC membership or become a new member.

Hope to see you there!


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