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A Membership Club For All Skiers Who Have Completed Twenty or More American Birkebeiner® 54K Classic or 50K Freestyle Nordic Ski Marathons. The Birkie is Part of The Worldloppet Marathon Series.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Extended Deadline to Order Birchleggings Club Clothing - November 8, 2014!

Extended Deadline to order Birchleggings Club Clothing now Nov 8, 2014!

Birchlegger clothing is back! The Birchleggings Club is excited to offer Sporthill jackets and Sporthill ski pants, as well as high quality cotton T-shirts, great ski hats and ballcaps.  And, new this year, through Mt Borah Teamwear, you can order Birchlegger one-piece and two-piece racing suits.  

Act now! Order information and downloadable order form below on the website. Remember that order deadline is November 8, 2014!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Board Member Election Results

The results of the Birchleggings Club Board Elections were announced at the October 19, 2014 Board of Directors Annual Meeting held at the Tower Ridge Ski Area in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Edward Eroe, Board Member and Webmaster / Social Media, was re-elected to a three year term. His initial term was one year when the board was formed. Edward is the President & CEO of Life Link III which provides air medical transport services in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin and has completed 27 Birkie races. Life Link III provides air medical support to local EMS by placing a helicopter in the Cable / Hayward area during the American Birkebeiner.

Don Becker was elected to a three year term. He has completed 30 Birkie races and is also a past member of the American Birkebeiner Foundation Board of Directors. Don's law firm, Becker Law, has been a major sponsor of the Birkie.

Connie Meek was also elected to a three year term. She has completed 31 Birkie races and is also a Worldloppet Gold Master. Connie serves as the Race Chief of the Barkie Birkie Skijor Race and is a Coach and Treasurer of the women's ski group, Ski and Tea.

A big thanks to our outgoing board members, Jeanine Evenson and Russell Roberts for their service and assistance in forming the Birchleggings Club Board of Directors and serving the first year!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Birchleggings Club Clothing for 2014 Now Available!

The Birchleggings Club Clothing Line for 2014 is now available. See the pages below and be sure to click on the pages to download the page for the links to particular items or for the order form.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Birchleggings Club Member and Memoriam Lists Updated

The Birchleggings Club Member List has been updated and is available on the Membership Links below and also at this link.

The Birchleggers in Memoriam list has also been updated and is available on the Membership Lists below and also at this link.

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Birchleggings Club Inc Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Election

Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of The Birchleggings Club Inc will be held at Tower Ridge Recreation Area in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on Sunday, Oct 19, 2014 at 1:00 pm.  See location, directions, and map below. All members are welcome to attend.  At this meeting, Board of Director members will be elected. As per our Bylaws, Board members are elected to three-year terms, with one-third of the Board positions up for election each year.  The Board terms of Directors Edward Eroe, Russ Roberts, and Jeanine Evenson will end this year. Board members may be re-elected for a second term.

Nomination process for non-incumbent members to be elected to the Board of Directors

All non-incumbent nominations for the Board of Directors must be presented in writing to the Nominating Committee by Sept 4, 2014.  The nomination must be signed by the nominator and the nominee, both of whom must be members, and five (5) other members.  The current list of Birchlegging Club members is posted on this website.  Questions to Tom Rowley or Dave Balsiger.

Mail the nominations to:
Tom Rowley
13384N Red Birch Lane
Hayward WI 54832

Election process for Birchleggings Club Board of Directors

Ballots will be mailed to all members 28 days prior to the annual meeting (21 Sept). Ballots must be returned by Oct 9, 2014 or you can vote in person at the annual meeting. No proxy voting.

Annual Meeting Location and Directions

Location: 955 S. 82nd Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54703 / GPS: 44.822323, -91.360803


Directions: From Hwy 53 exit at the North Crossing (Hwy Q) head East 5 miles
Turn right onto Cty Hwy L (S. 82nd Ave) for 0.5 miles
Turn Left into the Tower Ridge Parking Lot.













Further information about Tower Ridge Recreation Area can be found at: https://www.eccountyparks.com/parks/parks_and_shelters/tower_ridge_recreation_area_chalet/   

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Birchleggings Club Bylaws

The Birchleggings Club Bylaws are now available on the right side bar of our website. You can also click on this link to get your copy.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Member Information and Available Clothing Updated!


The Birchleggings Club Members, Rank, and Demographics have all been updated. See the links below and download the latest information as of March 2014!

Additionally the Birchleggings Club Available Clothing and as been updated. See below for more information.

The picture to the left was taken on March 26, 2014 by Edward Eroe on the Classic Trail between Bodecker and Double OO going west. According to the Birkie website, as of April 4, 2014, there is still good skiing on the trail!