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60th Anniversary for SCSC - Gala Oct 12

Featuring the 80's-May 5 2024-SCSC General Meeting
By Ellen Eastham
Posted: 2024-05-07T17:36:54Z

SCSC 60th Anniversary Presentation

At SCSC General meeting at Sun & Ski

Introductions by Ellen Eastham

May 5, 2024

Oct 12, our club will have a gala to celebrate 60 years of fun, trips, and activities. We have a 12-person committee planning the Gala and the advertising. We plan to send out the invitation soon. Details will be available on the website on the calendar.


We are featuring each decade of the club at the meetings, as well as in the Sitzmarke. If you want to look back on the Sitzmarke articles, I also added them to Blogs, check out on the website home page.

The 1980’s……….

Ski Activities

  •    Ski Trips – Vick Faulkner was TC to Aspen Traditional- $428 trip cost
  •    Ron Rambin was TC for Lake Tahoe
  •    11-15 Ski trips during the years of the 1980’s
  •    Texas Ski Week Celebrated 10th Year Anniversary in 1982, and Texas Ski Council grew. Space City was the largest club.   

Meeting Activities

  •    1980 the meeting location moved to the Houston Racquet Club, in 1982 it moved to Stouffers Greenway, in 1984 it moved to Radison Inn & Conference Center, in 1985 it moved to the Houston Grand Hotel where meetings remained until 1989 when it moved to the Holiday Crown Plaza. 
  •    Membership: 1980-1983 = 1400 with a wait list to join
  •   1982-83: Membership – 32% single male/34% single female/32% couples
  •    Dues in 1980 were raised in 1982: Single = $12, raised to $20 / Couple = $17, raised to $30
  •    Dues increase 1982-83: Single = $20 / Couple = $30
  •    November 1981, the Club started using a computer to manage membership.
  •    Meeting programs were speakers relating to skiing, fun style shows, one in the Fall with ski wear, and one in the Spring with summer attire and the popular Annual Follies. 
  •    Monthly Happy Hours were started in 1980 because members thought that meeting once a month was just not enough. 
  •    A Community Relations committee was established to venture into various volunteer activities; e.g., benefiting Muscular Dystrophy Association or Houston Food Bank.  

Non-Ski Activities


Summer Softball / Padre Island Weekend / Summer Bash / Big Bend Raft Trip / New Orleans Horse Racing / Bridge Tournaments / Annual Road Rally / Tennis Tournaments / Downtown Skating / Guadalupe Tubing and Rafting / Windsurfing / Jazz Fest weekends / Casino parties / 



Almost Annual Mercer Campout, the last being September 1986 / Renaissance Festival / Halloween Parties / Tennis Tournaments / Casino Party / Astro Games / Golf Tournaments / Rock & Roll Dance Party / Skeet Shoots / Murder Mystery Dinners


Dickens on the Strand / Galveston Mardi Gras / Christmas Parties / Rodeo / BBQs / Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival / C&W Dance Lessons / Bowling / Bike Rides / Golf Tournaments / Bike Rally / Road Rallies / Azalea Trail Bike Rides / New Orleans Jazz Festival

20th Anniversary PartyOctober 14, 1984 - Magnolia Room, downtown Houston

25th Anniversary PartyOctober 21, 1989 – The Houstonian

Cost only $7.50 per person; it was subsidized by the club


Now to feature 4 members that joined in the 1980’s.

Tom Danowski

  •    Joined as a member in 1984
  •    Assistant Trip and Activity Coordinator to me throughout the 18 years we have been together. 
  •    Tom has attended meetings, activities and trips for 40 years! 
  •    When I met Tom, I heard he was definitely a chick magnet, as a single guy at SCSC events.
  •    Tom discussed events and trips that happened in the 1980’s


Lynn Burch

  •   Joined as a member in 1979
  •   Director of Trips 80-81, VP Activities 81-82, on Board many years, and President this past year. Lynn is our current VP Activities, after serving many years. 
  •    Lynn has run ski trips and summer trips.
  •    Lynn discussed creating happy hours, and how busy the club was in the 1980’s

Marti Turner

  •    Joined as a member in 1986
  •    Marti has been very involved in the club over the years
  •     President 1995-96 and multiple years as Treasurer
  •     Marti discussed the club in the 1980’s

Cindy Moore

  •    Joined as a member in late 1980’s
  •    Cindy has been very involved in the club over the years
  •     Director of Programs, VP-Programs, President, COB, and led many trips and activities.
  •     Cindy discussed the club in the 1980’s

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