Charlotte Ski and Snowboard Club: About
The Charlotte Ski Bees, Inc., came into being primarily through the efforts of Doug Little in February of 1963. Doug was elected President of the new organization. Other founding officers were Ralph Tate, Betsy Tate, Harry Bush, and Dick Abney.
From an initial membership of 40, the club has grown over the years and currently has a membership of approx. 350. The organization has evolved from one whose primary function was the organization of group Western trips to one which promotes year-round activities. Although the club‘s main goal is to promote snow skiing, members now take advantage of numerous social events, organized outdoor activities, and group participation in worthwhile civic functions.
Ralph Tate, one of the original Ski Bees officers, was instrumental the formation of the Crescent Ski Council during the spring of 1969. This council was an organization of ski clubs in the area that did much to promote skiing and membership in area clubs, the ultimate result of this effort was the building of a strong base for the growth of The Charlotte Ski Bees and other clubs.
Another outgrowth of the Crescent Ski Council was the establishment of competitive racing. Over the years, the Ski Bees have won numerous trophies and cash awards for their efforts. In addition, by winning local and regional events, these Ski Bees have represented Charlotte in national competition.
The club was founded through the dedication and loyalty of certain early members. Today, it is this same dedication and support that allows The Charlotte Ski Bees, Inc., to remain one of the most successful organizations of its kind in the area.
|Larry W. Duncan||2000-2003|
|Duane M. Hirsch||1998-2000|
|Karl Zimmerman and Rick Mitchell||1968-1969|