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RHSC Robert Blackson, Sr.

Posted: Saturday, November 7th, 2015
River Hills Ski Club
November 6, 2015
Dear River Hills Member,

Robert Blackson Sr.

Blackson Sr, Robert L.
Robert L. Blackson Sr, “RB”, of Greenwich, Ct. Died peacefully on August 5, 2015 at the age of 85.
Born in Greenwich on September 19, 1929 to Andrew and Mary Foster Blackson, “RB,” was something of a local legend and well known as the expert “Harley Davidson” mechanic of the tri-state area.
RB, “Hawk” was a champion motorcycle racer and the first black Harley Davidson Sportster Championship winner in 1968.
RB was an avid skier and a member of the River Hills Ski Club in Shelburne VT. Bob skied in Austria, France, Park City, Lake Louise, Canada and points in between, winning numerous competitions in downhill and giant slalom in the 65 and over category.
Robert was a life-long resident of Greenwich, a Greenwich High School honors graduate and a 31 year employee of Pitney Bows where he was head machinist and foreman. He was a hard worker working at many local companies such as the Greenwich Coal Company, Arnold’s bakery, Yale and Town, Ransome Motorcycles , and the Greenwich Police Department’s Silver Shield among others.
Not only was Robert an accomplished jazz pianist, flutist, and alto sax player playing with several bands in the local area, but he was also an accomplished Latin dancer, traveling often to NYC with his wife, Mercedes to hit the Latin clubs and dance floors where they won several dance competitions.
Robert was a supporter of the 1960’s civil rights movement and participated in the 1963 March on Washington with Dr. Martin Luther King. RB never let race deter him and served as an example and inspiration to younger generations. Bob was a body building enthusiast, hitting the gym three times a week until well into his late 70’s. Robert was also an excellent skeet shooter.
Robert was a kind man, well liked and respected by everyone he met. He was a devoted father and a loving husband and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mercedes Moody Blackson of Greenwich, His Daughter Rita Rubino of Greenwich, His Son in Law, Daniel Rubino of Greenwich, his stepson Eric Vaughn of Henderson NV, his sisters in law Lula Ann Ingram Blackson of Stamford, Ct and Julia Oliver of Douglasville, GA, his brother in law Cecil Moody of College Park GA, brother in law Bruce Moody and wife Sandra, his nieces and surrogate daughters Marlene Colburn Petricone of Nyack NY, Deborah Colburn Rodriguez of Atlanta GA and Denise Colburn Gunter of Atlanta GA and by his faithful dog Oswald. Robert was predeceased by his brother Warren Blackson and his children Robert Blackson Jr., Wayne Blackson, Gayle Blackson, Cheryl Blackson Burks, Donna “Bonnie” Blackson Zebrowski and grandson D’Artagnan. He leaves behind sixteen grandchildren: Ryan, Tanya, Tashana, Wayne, Jamal, Justin, Siobahn, Michael, Jermain, Hiawatha, Chantal, Delores, Derek, Chimere and Shakerra, Jamil and several great grandchildren.
Special thanks to the marvelous and patient staff at the Greenwich Woods Health Care Center.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday November 7,2015 at 5:00pm at the
Tomes Higgins House, 216 East Putnam Ave. Grenwich, CT 06830.
Email Rita40@optonline.net for more information or go toRBBlackson@facebook.com

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RHSC Coordinators Training

Posted: Saturday, November 7th, 2015
River Hills Ski Club
November 2, 2015
Dear River Hills Member,
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Meetings. November 3rd is Coordinators Training at the Long Ridge Tavern at 7:30 pmwith Sharon Lehr. This is a requirement if you want to go to the lodge by yourself or if you want to act as a coordinator any time. Please come early and have dinner or wine with friends before the meeting. As always remember to park in the rear.

Getting Ready For the Season……just add snow!

It was a successful work weekend with a significant scrubbing and cleaning of the interior of the club. Leaf raking, wood splitting and stacking along with securing the outside deck for safe usage this winter. Minor painting was performed but no outdoor exterior painting due to the weather over the work weekend.

CV Oil completed the furnace replacement last week, so we should be nice and warm this winter!

Your monthly newsletter is here!

Posted: Saturday, November 7th, 2015
The September 29th meeting was a big success. Sorry if you missed the party. We are changing up the format for our upcoming general meetings. We are bringing the fun back to the meetings.
On October 16th-18th we are going to spruce up and deep clean the lodge. On November 7th-8th we are going to evaluate and fix the deck. We need all hands on deck. Make this your significant activity. Please contact Tom Constantine at tconstntine@optonline.net and sign up for one or both weekends.
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Meetings. November 3rd is Coordinators Training at the Long Ridge Tavern at 7:30 pm with Sharon Lehr. This is a requirement if you want to go to the lodge by yourself or if you want to act as a coordinator any time. Please come early and have dinner or wine with friends before the meeting. As always remember to park in the rear. * Our next meeting is December 1st at the Swingler’s home.
Service Spotlight
We are looking for a new cook for the ski season. Any and all candidates are welcome. Please contact Jim O’Leary with any information at jpoleary2@gmail.com

RHSC Killington Lift Tickets (if you missed the CSC Bulk Tickets)

Posted: Saturday, November 7th, 2015
River Hills Ski Club
October 14, 2015
Dear River Hills Member,
For those River Hills members that missed out on CSC Bulk Tickets, K-Tickets are available on the Killington website for a discount till tomorrow October 15th.  Each Adult K ticket is $63 and Youth Tickets are $53.   Buy 7 Adult K Tickets (which can be used at any time during the season) and get the 8th for free – for a total cost of about $55/Adult ticket.  Buy 7 Youth K Tickets (which can be used at any time during the season) and get the 8th for free – for a total cost of about $46/Youth ticket. Here’s the link: http://www.killington.com/site/tickets/tickets_and_cards/K-Tickets..
The RHSC Board of Directors


Bulk Ticket Purchase

Posted: Monday, October 5th, 2015
Dear River Hills Member,
Its that time of the year, there’s a chill is in the air and time to plan for the upcoming ski season!
Do want to purchase discount lift tickets?  This year, due to the club meeting schedule, there is no meeting before we turn in the order to the CSC Council so we need your order form and money as soon as possible.
The forms and payment must be turned in by the end of the day Saturday, October 10th!
Both the southern tier and northern tier area forms are attached and posted on the club website.  If you had returns from last year, we attempted to contact you with the returns allowed by the CSC.  We are posting the return credits on the website. There is a space on the new ticket order form for credits.
The check accompanying the form is to be made out to RHSC or River Hills Ski Club.
Mail or drop off your order forms and check to
Robert or Kathleen Hener
470 Stratford Road
Stratford, CT 06615
(203) 375-3942
If it is more convenient you can drop off your orders to Kathleen in Stamford at her office during regular business hours (she is usually there between 8:30am to 4:55pm), her office phone is (203) 388-0321.
88 Hamilton Ave
Stamford, CT
If you have questions please do not hesitate to email  tssrjh@aol.com or call (203) 375-3942.
Happy skiing
Bob and Kathleen Hener

Date Change for First River Hills meeting from September 22nd to September 29th.

Posted: Thursday, September 10th, 2015
The Date Has Changed!!!!  First River Hills Ski Club Meeting of the Season 
The new date is Tuesday September 29th
September 22nd is Yom Kippur
Everything else is the same

When: Tuesday September 29th at 7:00 pm

Where: John Swingler’s house 264 East Hunting Ridge Road Stamford, CT

What to bring: Please bring wine and an appetizer or dessert.

Why: Because we have missed all of our ski friends and we are looking forward to a fabulous, fun, snow filled ski season!!!!

We look forward to seeing you there. Please reach out to your friends and make sure they are coming. Guests are always welcome.

Renewal Package 2015

Posted: Thursday, September 10th, 2015
River Hills Ski Club
September 10, 2015Dear River Hills Member,

Get ready to strap on your skis/snowboard and head to the River Hills for some fun in the snow!!!!  But first, you need to renew your River Hills Ski Club membership!  In an effort to save time and money, we are again emailing your Annual Membership Renewal packet.

Here is the link to the packet:   RHSC Membership Renewal Packet

Included you will find the renewal letter outlining the 2015/2016 dues and rates, Membership Renewal form, Volunteer Sign-up form and Lodge Bin Rental form.  Please print and complete the forms and mail with your check, no later than September 30, 2015 to:

Lori Constantine

3 Howes Ave.

Stamford, CT 06906

Also, to guarantee we are ready for a fantastic season, we have a Work Weekend planned for Oct.16th thru the 18th  so please be sure to join us.

Our first meeting will be on Tuesday the 29th at John and Kelly Swingler’s home 264 East Hunting Ridge Road Stamford CT Log on to www.riverhillsskiclub.org (password: Killington) for details, the latest calendar of events and other key information.

Please mail your dues as soon as possible!

Kind regards,

The RHSC Board of Directors

SPRING FLING Saturday June 13th

Posted: Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

SPRING FLING: 06/13/2015.

RSVP BY: 06/11/2015.

If you haven’t yet RSVP’d for this year’s Spring Fling, be sure to get back to Lori Constantine by Thursday.

As a reminder, the 2015 Spring Fling will be held at the home of John & Anne Olshan (203 Mill Rd, Stamford) on Saturday, June 13. Check out the flyer posted on the club website for more details.

Spring Fling Details Flyer

Key Details: •Live Music
•BBQ by Dinosaur Bar-B-Que of Stamford
•Prospective Members/Guests Welcome
•$30 per adult/teen; $10/child 12 & under–bring cash/check
•Saturday, June 13, 4-10 p.m.

RSVP to Lori Constantine by Friday, June 11th

Email Lori Constantine or (203) 363-0077

RHSC Bulk Ticket Clearinghouse!

Posted: Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
CSC Ticket Clearinghouse
(For RHSC/CSC Members Only)

If you have CSC discount tickets you would like to sell to other RHSC members or you would like to purchase some tickets, we have set up a spreadsheet where members may post their tickets for sale.  You may use the button below or go to the Member Resource page on our website and click the Ticket Clearinghouse link to add or view tickets for sale, the password is killington (all lowercase).

 Go To Clearinghouse

River Hills Luge Jump!

Posted: Sunday, February 15th, 2015

Take a look at the kids enjoying the beautiful snow at the Lodge!

Alexa’s double release!

Nathan sticks the landing!