Friday, January 9, 2015
Friday, November 28, 2014
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
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 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
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!