First of all, I am loath to respond to logic1’s post because quite frankly if you’re not man or woman enough to post your real name when your critizing someone than I don’t think you deserve a response. However, I do believe I should respond to some of the false statements logic1 has posted. First of all, the Kwahamot All-Star Tournament was advertised on WJJQ. WJJQ is quite generous by advertising our ski shows every day throughout the summer and we had approximately two weeks of advertising before our ski tournament. Although the tournament wasn’t advertised in the Tomahawk Leader, at are post tournament meeting, we discussed the fact that we need to do this next year.
Now onto the statements regarding the ski shows current state. Did you know that the current group of members brought the teams finances back from the brink of bankruptcy in the early 90s? Did you know that while doing this, none of the members were older than 25? Maybe we should be in charge of GM. How do we have two boats, I’ll tell you how, fundraising and saving. Although Erv’s Sales and Service is one of our sponsors, in the past 3 years we have spent over $75,000 in boats, and we only have one loan, the rest was paid for out of savings! Five years ago we borrowed $20,000 from the City of Tomahawk (this is public record) on a 10 year loan. This past July, we paid off the loan 5 years early.
Also, logic1 brings up the 70s and 80s when the ski show “was the thing to do.” Do you also realize that since then over 75% of resorts in this area have sold into condos? That means less people in the area to come to ski shows during the week. There’s also more options for kids these days, high school sports practically run all year now a days and there are about twice as many sports as there use to be.
And if you’re wondering about the current state of the ski club, we took 3rd place at our tournament competing against the best skiers in the world, and for the 2nd year in a row, we won the award for coolest/most original act by completing an act never before completed (anywhere!). I personally invite everyone to any one of our ski shows – they run every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Our 3rd annual Kwahamot All-Star Tournament will be the 4 the Saturday in August 2010 and is quickly becoming a top-tier tournament in the show skiing community. We are also bidding to host a National Championship Tournament.
If you want to know who runs the Kwahamot’s, I’ll tell you: our President is Mike Hilgendorf, Vice-President is Scott Koth, Treasurer is Mickey Loka and Secretary is Celie Koth. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
and I can be reached at 715-612-8642, call or e-mail me any time, especially if you want to join the Kwahamot’s, we’re always looking for new members – male or female, old or young, skiers and non-skiers.
Finally, if you don’t believe any of stuff I’ve written here, just ask one of the parent’s of our members and they’ll tell you how great our club is.
Thanks for reading this, however I will not be responding to any posts unless they are signed with a real name.