History Located at the University at Buffalo, Schussmeisters has been around for more than 50 years. The club got its start as a segment of the Student Association in 1960.
Just a few season's later, some daring and committed skiers took out a large loan, and in 1972 Schussmeisters became a full time student run ski club. The students wanted to run the club on their own, and make it into everything they could dream of, but continue to offer the same great skiing services that they always had.
Somewhere along the line the "snowboard" was invented and since then, Schussmeisters has been one of the biggest student-run ski clubs in the entire United States.
After all these years Schussmeisters still keeps to its roots and strives to provide the best skiing and riding experience for all of Western New York.
Mission The organization's mission is to provide ski-related activities and services to members in order to augment existing educational, recreational and social activities at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Board of Directory Chairman - Marc Greenbaum Vice Chairman - Kyle Jiron Business Manager - Sax McGee Treasurer - Shelley Visone Social Director - Andrew Kimiecik Marketing Director - Connor McCafferty Office Manager - Kathy Witt
Day Pass Hours: 9am-4pm Night Pass Hours: 4pm-10pm
Trips Weekend Trip to Sugarbush, Vermont Warren, Vermont for 2 Days of Skiing Riding and 2 Nights Lodging $360 for members and $390 for non-members February 7th to February 9th 2014
Excursion to Mt. Bachelor, Oregon $1099 for members and $1249 for non-members 7 nights of lodging at Phoenix Inn Suites 5 days of Mt. Bachelor lift tickets Airfare included Transportation to and from Bend, Oregon airport included When: January 8th - January 15th 2014
Sponsors Phatman Boardshop The Boardroom Snowboard Shop Snowflake Ski Shop and 245 Boardshop The Vermont Travel Club Card (http://www.schussmeisters.com/)
Revenues 2010 2011 2012 Membership Dues 321,809 308,320 208,481 Ski trips and social events 90,435 86,835 62,504 Lost ID cards, Gift cards 3,631 1,951 510 Ski lessons 1,933 1,351 1,448 Guest ski passes 800 586 83 Investment income 2,965 1,126 407 Sales of inventory 887 1,062 1,004 Misc revenue 1,425 - - Total 423,903 401,231 274,437
Strengths Schussmeisters provides a much needed ski program for the greater Buffalo area. Skiing is an expensive sport and is often unattainable to the typically broke college student. This program offers inexpensive skiing and transportation to local ski areas. Schussmeisters is the only ski program of the kind in the Buffalo area. This ski club does an excellent finding an opportunity to help the community while helping the ski industry as well. Schussmeisters hits the nail on the head when looking at financial statements. The program is very efficient, ending each year with a small amount of assets. This ski program is very sustainable and does not rely on grants to stay afloat.
Weaknesses While Schussmeisters does a great job making skiing affordable it still excludes students that can not afford the minimum enrollment fees. The cost for students is around $200 per student but that does not include all the equipment necessary actually go skiing. Equipment costs add up quickly. Skis, boots, poles, jacket, snow pants, goggles, gloves and a hat can easily total more than $1000. This is very unattainable to many students and people in general.
Opportunities Schussmeisters has great potential to go in any direction with their program. There are unused assets at the end of each year that are saved until the following year. This extra money can be used to make the program more affordable to students that can not pay the $200. Additionally students do not have the ability to purchase ski equipment of their own could have access to free rental equipment by using the assets of the club.
Threats The biggest threat to this program is a decline in attendance. As college tuition prices rise and students have less access to disposable income. Student’s priorities are rent, food and school. Not until these can a student afford extras like skiing.
Club Profile We have more than 200 members. Some are single, others married. Adults of all ages and their families are welcome. We offer a variety of activities year round, ranging from parties, to trying new restaurants, to outdoor activities such as hiking, horseback riding, and, of course, skiing. We operate group ski trips by charter bus to nearby resorts, as well as one or two air trips to major resorts each winter. Formal meetings are held six times per year from September through March excluding December. Meetings are on the second or third Thursday of each month. (Scheduled meetings this season: 9/19/13, 10/17/13, 11/14/13, 1/16/14, 2/20/14, and 3/13/14.) Our meetings are at Alfredo's at the Holiday Inn, 780 Beta Drive (just east of I-271 at the Wilson Mills Road exit), Mayfield Village. Many members come for dinner starting around 5:30 p.m., and our meetings begin at 7.
Trips Attitash, New Hampshire 2014 Holiday Valley & Bristol Bus Trip 1/30-31 Holiday Valley Bus Trip 1/15 Holiday Valley Bus Trip 2/19 Holimont Bus Trip 1/20 Holimont Bus Trip 1/8 Holimont Bus Trip 2/5 Holimont Bus Trip 3/14 Seven Springs Bus Trip 2/26 Sunday at Holiday Valley 1/26 Vail/Beaver Creek 2014
Dues Dues are $15 per person for current and former members. First-time members (never been a member or on a bus trip): $10. All newsletters and announcements are sent by e-mail only. Special provisions are made only for members without computer access. Benefits of membership Monthly newsletter detailing all club activities Email reminders of registration deadlines and upcoming events Mail subscription to The Sitzmark, official newspaper of the Cleveland Metro Ski Council, published four times per year Pay member prices for ski trips and other events Discounts on travel, services, equipment, and more through National Ski Council Federation A terrific group of new friends
Officers President: Beth Silverman First Vice President: Judy Stowe Treasurer: Ann McBrian Secretary: Patricia Lewis Vice President of Data Management: Cliff Lewis
Other Contacts Trips & Tours: Jack Ganz Mailings: Cliff Lewis Membership: Cliff Lewis, Judy Stowe Newsletter: Joe Sullivan Social: Linda Nash, Chris Larsen Eat-Around-Town: Mary Ellen Noss CMSC Representative: Colette Gschwind Webmaster: Cliff Lewis (http://www.suburbanskiclub.org/)
Revenues2010 2011 2012 Program revenue 76,054 82,335 74,468 Membership dues and assets 1,870 2,010 1,875 Total revenues 77,924 84,345 76,34
Expenses 2010 2011 2012 Professional fees 210 210 210 Printing, postage and shipping 44 - 202 Trips and tours 69,837 78,433 71,029 Social 783 3,102 1,712 Meetings 655 1,119 1,883 Office Supplies 101 208 408 Publicity 275 406 382 Dues 84 96 92 Misc 20 266 245 Advertising 40 253 145 Total Expenses 71,849 83,883 75,899
Summary Suburban Ski Club does a great job creating outdoor recreation opportunities for the people of Clevland, Ohio. The ski program offers affordable ski trips to many different ski areas. Their financial statements show the program as organized, with expenses not exceeding revenues.
Buffalo Ski Club INC
Location 7414 State Street Colden, NY 14033 Contact PO BOX 608 Orchard Park, NY 14127 (716) 941-5654 http://www.bscskiarea.com/
Mission To provide low cost family skiing and youth instruction
History Buffalo Ski Club, the area's closest, most affordable and most family-friendly skiing and snowboarding facility begins its 75th Anniversary in 2006. Located on Route 240 in Colden, just outside West Falls, Buffalo Ski Club is only minutes from anywhere in the Buffalo metropolitan area.
Buffalo Ski Club brings together three ski areas — Sitzmarker Ski Club, Ski Tamarack and Buffalo Ski Club—and covers 300 acres with 43 trails ranging in terrain from expert to beginner. The area is serviced by two chair lifts, two t-bars and two handle lifts. Both stationary and mobile snowmaking guns can cover most of the area to supplement Mother Nature's offerings.
As the region's premier family ski area Buffalo Ski Club boasts a top-notch snowsports school. PSIA certified instructors offer private and group lessons in alpine skiing, telemark skiing and snowboarding for students of all ages and abilities. Popular lesson packages are the Extreme Team and Sitz Kids. The Buffalo Ski Club Race Team is comprised of skiers ages 8-18 who compete region wide in Niagara Frontier Ski Council events.
Three lodges are spread out over the club's terrain, each with its own personality. The hub of activity is the Tamarack Lodge on Route 240 with Snowsports School headquarters, National Ski Patrol headquarters, attended nursery, snack bar and picnic facilities. Up top on Lower East Hill Road is the Sitzmarker Lodge with a functioning kitchen, grills, picnic tables and a fireplace. It is the site of the popular Saturday night Pot Luck dinners and many club parties. Farther south on Lower East Hill is the Buffalo Lodge, a smaller, quieter lodge with an adult fireplace room for apres-ski relaxation.
Now in its 75th year the Buffalo Ski Club continues traditions begun in 1931 when eight families from Bavaria , Germany , came together to share their passion for skiing. They purchased land and a farmhouse in Holland not long after and built the area's first rope tow. They spent winter weekends skiing, then gathering for huge feasts and songfests. By the 1950's they had moved to Colden, where the Buffalo Lodge still stands. In 1948 UB students and WWII vets, members of the Sitzmarker Ski Club, bought the adjacent property on Lower East Hill and began to clear the hill still called Old Sitz just below the Sitzmarker Lodge. In a building made of cleared timber they gathered as families for weekends of skiing and comraderie. In the 1960's Dr. Lore established Ski Tamarack just south of Sitzmarker. Although it was a commercial venture, Tamarack was always a family ski area. In 1991 Buffalo Ski Club and Sitzmarker merged and in 2004 the Club acquired Ski Tamarack from the Lore family to make the entire Colden Ridge one private, family-oriented ski club .
Officers President Sharon Werts Vice President Mark Arcara Treasurer Paul Atkinson Secretary Bonnie Etzel Board of representatives Michael Colling Emily Downing Matt Weppner Allen Tompkins
Revenues 2010 2011 2012 Contributions and grants 972,302 955,516 959,326 Investment income 7 - - Other revenue (29,146) (25,183) (27,906) Total revenue 943,163 930,333 941,420
Expenses 2010 2011 2012 Salaries, other compensation 384,746 380,713 406,062 Other expenses 530,183 603,096 576,857 Total expenses 914,929 983,809 982,919
Summary Buffalo ski club offers affordable skiing with the a safe, family oriented feel. The members only club is inexpensive but does require a trial membership to insure that all skiers fit into the small family feel of the ski resort. While the revenues sometimes exceed the expenses, the club stays afloat by the assets that they have acquired from previous years.
History Springville Youth Inc. is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that was founded in 1940 and provides recreation services for the residents of the Town of Concord and Village of Springville, New York.
S.Y.I. works very closely with local government entities, as well as the Springville-Griffith Institute Central School District to provide numerous sporting programs for children ranging in age from 5-21 years of age. These programs run throughout the year and every effort is made to make all programs accessible and affordable to all who wish to participate.
The organization also owns property on South Buffalo Street in the Village of Springville which is home to the community pool, basketball courts, an outdoor volleyball court, and playground equipment. The grounds are also home for many of our summer recreation programs including Arts and Crafts, sports camps, and swimming lessons.
Springville Youth, Inc. is directed by an administrative board that meets the first Thursday of each month at the Village offices located above the Franklin Street fire hall. Meetings are open to the public and S.Y.I. encourages members of the community to contribute to the ongoing success of the organization. Mission Stimulate community interest and involvement in planned, organized, and supervised recreation activities. Discover and interpret community recreation needs. Plan for and develop a quality recreation and youth service program to best meet the needs of the community. Maintain high standards in recreation leadership and quality of service. Cooperate and coordinate efforts with other public or private organizations to better provide recreation and social programs.
Wednesday Nights Starting January 8th, 2014 at Kissing Bridge Ski Resort 4pm-10pm
Programs Wednesday Nights Pre Nov 15 After Nov 15 Ages 4-8 125 155 Ages 9-21 (1 hr Lesson) 125 155 Ages 22 & Older (1 hr Lesson) 190 220
Student Program with Season Passes Ages Pre Nov 15 After Nov 15 9-13 360 460 14-21 410 510 22 & Up 515 675 8 Ski Rentals 95 115 8 Snowboard Rentals 95 115
Student Program Includes Eight weeks of skiing and six (6) consecutive one hour lessons at 5 pm for ages 9-21 Six-hours of skiing each week with new student club card One $5.00 Colden Tubing Co. discount coupon One (1) eight hour lift ticket good through 12/31/13 Individual club members may redeem this by simply going to the ticket counter at Central to receive complimentary ticket. Valid for registered club members only. Tubing day for a dollar sponsored by Springville Youth Inc. Saturday, March 1st Passes are available for ages 8 and under but must be accompanied by an adult
Officers Wende Pukay – President: email@example.com Scott Kearns – Vice President: firstname.lastname@example.org Kim Pazzuti - Secretary: email@example.com Terry Skelton - Treasurer: firstname.lastname@example.org Chris Cerrone - Baseball/Softball: email@example.com (http://www.syionline.org/21.html)
Springville Youth Incorporated Revenues 2011 Grants 126,011 Concession revenue 23,281 Sponsorship revenue 7,015 Event and program 67,987 Investment 47 Total 224,341
Expenses 2011 Compensation of officers 51,354 Payroll taxes 757 Accounting 1,593 Advertising 1,408 Office expenses 1,463 Information technology 227 Occupancy 24,779 Interest 4,148 Depreciation, depletion and amortization 6,523 Insurance 16,406 Bad debt 30 Summer program 3,444 Indoor basketball 870 Arts and crafts 4,920 All other expenses 95,209 Total expenses 213,209
Summary Springville Youth Incorporated offers more than just skiing to the population of Springville, NY. The program creates many recreation outlets for the younger generation. The ski program helps cut down the high costs of skiing. With the Wednesday night program the youth can easily get to and from the ski area with inexpensive bussing and tickets. The program is planned well with the expenses not exceeding the revenues.