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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.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Honorary Birchleggings Club Membership Granted to the Late Dan Sanville

Dan Sanville, a veteran of 19 Birkies, passed away November 11, 2014 at the age 60 due to ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.  Dan was a lifelong skier who grew up skiing the trails in and around Escanaba, Michigan. When his disease prevented him from finishing his 20th American Birkebeiner, Dan was granted honorary membership into the Bircheggings Club, of which Dan was very proud.

In addition to his many Birkie finishes, Dan skied several World Loppet races, from New Zealand to Europe. He was a also strong supporter of the high school Nordic program in White Bear Lake, providing key parent support by hosting waxing clinics, chaperoning training trips, and providing pasta feeds over 10 years.

Dan also enjoyed other outdoor activities, including hiking the Pacific Crest Trail with his sons and kayaking the Apostle Islands during the summer.

For those wishing to offer a memorial in Dan's honor, a scholarship fund in Dan's name called the Dan Sanville Nordic Skiing Scholarship, has been established at White Bear Lake High School. Donations can be submitted through the White Bear Lake Educational Foundation's website at www.wblaef.org.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Annual Meeting Minutes and Updated Membership and In Memoriam Lists

The meeting minutes from the Annual Meeting held in October 2014 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin is available at the Birchleggings Club Meeting Minutes Section on the Right.

The Birchleggings Club Members and In Memoriam Lists have been updated and are available in the Membership Lists Section below.

The picture is of Brad Peterson, Birchlegger Class of 1974 and Steve Carmazon, Class of 1975 at the Birkie Event in Golden Valley, Minnesota on November 20, 2014.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

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.