Guests: Dave Scanlan  (speaker)  (Mann), Tom Watson  (Powell), Hanna Pelletier  (Finley), Dave Freiday  (Hynek)

Members We Missed:  Andrews, Blair, Dennis, Dunham, Laux, Murphy, Thrall, Tyler

Wood splitting on Nov. 2 went successfully, aided by 9 Interact students.  Rene advised that our club will contribute $700 to the District's project of providing Christmas aid to Lac-Megantic families.

Dave Scanlan, the new General Manager at Mt. Abram, updated us on "what's happening" at the resort, including a little of his own background -- most recently in Alaska.  He noted that small ski resorts like Mt. Abram are welcomed by the larger resorts as places for families to get started with skiing, providing a less intimidating atmosphere and a lower cost.  Later, many families "graduate" to the larger resorts.  New thrusts at Mt. Abram this season include bringing back tubing (Fri.-Sun. and holidays), a renewed race program, snowmaking on Lower Easy Rider, and new food options.  A large solar panel installation will, on a year-long basis, generate as much electricity as the entire resort uses.  There a two charging stations in the parking area for electric vehicles.  Mt. Abram is a partner of Mountain Riders Alliance whose motto is "Creating Sustainable Mountain Playgrounds.  One of Mt. Abram's goals is to have community cooperative ownership of the resort.

~ Walter 

P.S. Happy Birthday Bob!