Hello to everyone. Vail Club 50 is getting ready to embark on a Summer full of sports and social activities.
Winter is coming to an end, vaccinations are proceeding, the virus threat is finally receding, and Vail Club 50 is again in position to offer a full slate of activities to all our members this summer.
What this means for you is that we plan to have a full schedule of HIKING events this summer, with capacity per hike (approved by ECPH) at 15 people, subject to each leader’s comfort level. With a full schedule planned, and the addition of the Green level group, this means roughly a 50% increase in total hiking slots this year. Great news!!
We also plan a full schedule of BIKING events as well as GOLF and TENNIS. Because Golf became so popular during the pandemic, some courses have been reluctant to book large groups each week. However, Barb Wahle has been working hard with the Gypsum Creek Golf Club to accommodate us and we expect to finalize this shortly. Gypsum Creek is a really nice course and we expect to have a great golf summer.
So, lots of opportunities to get outside and enjoy summer in the Valley this year!!
The BIG news though is that the Club will be restarting our social activity events enabling all of us to get together once again, share stories and enjoy each other’s company in safe, relaxed settings. Debbie Durben and Carol Brannigan (Summer Social Directors) have done a fabulous job planning a varied, and fun set of events that can appeal to members of all interests. Currently on the plan are 22 events, which run the gamut from Flower arranging, pickleball with happy hour, Turtle tubing, decoupage at alpine arts, a round robin pickleball game with happy hour, Betty Ford garden tour, hiking on Vail mountain with lunch following in Vail, a Karaoke night and much more…. All capped off by 5 major events as follows:
- Debbie and Carol are planning on 2 “pop up events” at the Minturn Beach on the Eagle River. These include food, live music, BBQ and dancing for those who wish, and the first of these is scheduled for late June, the second is scheduled for early August.
- Second is the big “KICK OFF PARTY” to really announce that the Club is back! It will be unlike any Summer Social kickoff before!! This party is planned to be held at the Westin in Avon on July 7. We will have 2 outdoor decks to provide for appropriate spacing for all. The evening will feature a start with appetizers, 2 drink coupons (1 of which can be a Margarita!), dinner, the Burnsville band and dancing on the lawn. This will give new meaning to the phrase “cutting the rug”. It will be a summer kickoff to remember! Don’t miss it!
- This will be followed in late July by a brand-new event that promises to be fun for everyone! This western themed event at Bearcat Stables in Cordillera will feature a ranch BBQ dinner, a country western band and dancing. Prior to the dinner and dancing event 30 people will have the additional opportunity to go on a 1-hour horseback ride. (Can you say fun?) Should be phenomenal afternoon and evening! Make sure this one is one your calendar, as only 75 people will be able to attend (includes the 30 people who will horseback ride)!
- The final “BIG” event will be our “End of Summer Extravaganza” to be held in late August at the Sebastian. It will feature a great assortment of passed appetizers, live music and a party to celebrate the completion of an exciting summer of social activities.
I hope you are as excited as I am about these sensational and varied sports and social offerings for the Summer of 2021!! The smiles, laughter and camaraderie will have a welcome return to the Club.
If you are a current member, I look forward to seeing at many of these special events this summer. A reminder about renewing membership -- you will receive an email notice toward the end of August about renewing your membership for the next year Oct 2021 - Sept 30, 2022.
If you are not currently a member, I encourage you to click the "JOIN TODAY" button below and join us now. The cost is per Club year (October 1 to September 30) -- only $50 per person (if you join as a household couple the cost is $100). Thus, if you join now so you can participate in the summer 2021 activities, the membership fee is $50/person (or $100/household couple). Once you join you will receive a login and password and will have full access to the website. I say often and I mean it, Vail Club 50 is the best value in the Vail Valley!
Sports and Social events will begin to be posted in mid-May; you need to be a member to see the details of each event posting. An email will go out to all members with the exact date and time that events will be available for registration. As new events are added during the season, an email will go out announcing any new event.
Vail Club 50 is again a full Sports and Social Activity Club. Let’s go have some fun!
All the Best,
President, Vail Club 50