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50th Anniversary Newsletter #6:  More on Events – Preliminary Calendar and First Event:  Ski Weekend in Vermont

The framework of Events for MRFC50 was introduced in Newsletter #4. To summarize:

A preliminary Calendar of Events follows. A few proposed Events currently lack an identified Event Manager, and we’d like to add a second EM to those events which have just one, so there are plenty of opportunities to lend a hand, or come up with an Event of your own! Contact Event & Schedule Coordinator Val Rogers (
MRFC50 Preliminary Calendar of Events

DateEventEvent Manager
Jan 28Annual Banquet – 50th Anniversary KickoffClub Officers, Frank Fischer
Feb 2-6Ski Weekend – Vermont ChaletBrian Cardew
Mar 14-20Tour – Dublin, IrelandTour Committee – Itay Bognar
April/MayRUNY Game Bus TripEvent Manager needed
April/MayVicki Macbeth Golf TournamentChris Kaldrovics, Ben Keiser
MayMonmouth DayBob Bifani,
JuneMonmouth Summer 7’sEvent Manager neededWill we run this?
SummerCowtown Rodeo Bus TripTom Lyons
SummerCharter Fishing TripJoe Marshall
SummerYankees/Mets GameEvent Manager needed
SummerA Day at the Races – Monmouth ParkE.J. Duffy
SummerSummer Volleyball LeagueBob Bifani
July 28-30Can/Am Rugby Tournament – Lake Placid, NY4 sides?   Need player commitments to register ASAP
SeptFriends and Family Day – Hosted by ‘10sPete Terilli
Fall2nd Fall Home Game – Hosted by ‘00sNick Lynch
Fall3rd Fall Home Game – Hosted by ‘90sTony Cusanelli
Fall4th Fall Home Game – Hosted by ‘80sBrian Cardew
Fall5th Fall Home Game – Hosted by ‘70sFrank Fischer
DecAnnual General MeetingCurrent Club President
Dec50th Anniversary BanquetEvent Manager needed

A couple of notes:  

  1. Will the club host the Summer 7’s event next year?  This is a playing side decision
  2. It has been suggested that we enter 4 sides at next year’s Can-Am tournament (men and women, active and veteran).  We need to gauge support for this idea and get the appropriate sides registered for next year’s tournament ASAP.

Event Profile:   Ski Weekend in VermontAside from the Annual General Meeting & Kickoff, the first MRFC50 Event of the year is a ski weekend in Vermont, organized by Old Boy Brian Cardew.  We’re happy to advertise it here, to get into the swing of things.  Brian’s event description and invitation follows: 

Fellow Monmouth Ruggers

As a long-time member of Monmouth Rugby and the current President of the Monmouth Ski Club, I would like to invite you to join me at our lodge in Pittsford, Vermont for a weekend of skiing, boarding, sight-seeing and all-around fun.

This Event is scheduled for the first weekend of February – Thursday, Feb 2nd through Monday, Feb 6th.  This trip can be as short as late Friday through Sunday or as long as late Thursday through Monday and I will discuss these options with whoever decides to go.

Our lodge is about 5 hours drive from the Red Bank area and is located approx. 25-30 minutes from Pico and Killington Ski Mountains near Rutland, Vt. Although it can sleep a maximum of 32 people, a group in the 15-24 range would be much more comfortable. And if only 3-4 of you want to go, we can do that as well. There will be two “couples” rooms available with everyone else staying in one of 4 bunkrooms. There are 4 full bathrooms.

If you or your significant other doesn’t ski or board, I have a list of many other activities that can be enjoyed around the area.

The Ski Club has a Chef – Mark – who will be available to cook some breakfasts and some dinners on the Saturday & Sunday while we are there. Interestingly, Mark used to bartend at various Lake Placid-Saranac Lake bars way back in the day so he will be more than ready for a rowdy Rugby crew.

We have a lot of room at our lodge and it is very inexpensive to stay there. Costs are as follows:

Lodge – $30 /night

Linens – $5 / weekend

Breakfasts – $9.50 each

Dinner – $ 19.50 each

Everyone will have to go online to buy their own ski tickets but I will provide details on this at a later time. If you would prefer not to go to Killington/Pico, Okemo is about 50 minutes, Mt. Snow / Stratton are 1:10, Mad River / Sugarbush are 1:30 and Stowe is 2:00 away so feel free to use whatever Ikon or Epic Ski Passes you might have.  

Therefore, a 3-night/2 breakfast/1 dinner visit would be $133.50, while a 2-night/1 breakfast/1 dinner would be $94, plus lift tickets and miscellaneous.

We can work out details of days and meals once we know how many have interest.

 I’m looking forward to having my fellow ruggers join me up in Vermont so start thinking about this and sign on to be a part of this trip.

To reserve a spot, please Venmo a $50 deposit to @MRFC50 (confirmation code 5044), or send a check to me at:

20 John Paul Jones Drive

Monroe Township,  NJ  08831Brian Cardew, Monmouth Old Boy
(908) 461-4989


   “If you’re not yet involved in some capacity in support of our 50th, I’ll ask you to ask yourself why

  ~ Anonymous


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