We're NOT Just a Ski Club
headquartered in Mundelein, IL.,
welcomes Illinois and Wisconsin members!




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December 3 - Sitzmark Christmas Party Join us at the Sedlacko's at 7PM to celebrate the season! Start digging around you local goodwill or the corners of your basement/attic for your white elephant gift! Please bring a dish to pass. tails in the flyer, please RSVP to Tari and Gary ASAP!!!

December 7 - Meeting at Alpine Accessories
6:30- 7 pm arrival. Chili, snacks, beer, wine, and sodas will be provided for everyone.
Ski and boot presentation 7:30-8 pm, people can eat during the presentation.
A few promotions will be offered to the club that evening.
#1- Double Discount. Club members will receive a 20% discount on any purchase that evening, normal club discount is 10%.
#2- FREE hot wax for any club member that brings in their skis or snowboard.
#3- Receive $25 off (plus 20% discount) on a new jacket or pants when you donate an old jacket or pants. Old clothing must be in decent condition and cleaned. Clothing will be donated to the District 300 homeless students.
Please RSVP to me by 11/30 so we can give Rick an idea of how many to expect.

December 18 - Bears v. Packers at Amber and Randy's Come cheer on your favorite team with the "house divided." Amber and Randy will have Brats and Dogs, please bring a dish to pass. All the details are in the attached flyer, please RSVP asap!!

December 21 - Meeting at El Barrio

September 16-20 2017 Hiking at the Grand Canyon. The trip is full, however there may be one male spot open up in the spring, please confirm to Amber if you would like to reserve your spot.

Past Events

Prior Social Events (most recent first)

October 29 Kristoff's Inn haunted house

October 21-23 Ski and Snowboard show

October 15 Sport shooting in Bristol, WI

August 26 NIGHT GOLF AT Hawk's VIEW.  Are you looking for a different and more exciting way to play golf?  Try playing at NIGHT

August 20 - Pedal Tavern in Milwaukee RSVP to Betty ASAP! We will cast off from Stenny's Tavern at 3 PM. Price is $35/person. See attached flyer for details.

August 6 - Barboro Bash Enjoy a pie bake-off, duck races, watch baseball, and of course eat and drink! Please BYOB and a dish to pass.

August 5 - Mundelein Farmer's Market Sitzmark will be sharing a booth once again with El Barrio, and we need YOUR help to pass out flyers, take down names and emails, and get the word out about what a fantastic club we are! Please let Joe Kus know if you will be able to volunteer.
August 3 - Meeting at El Barrio
July 31 - Highwood Bloody Mary Fest Meet up at Everts Park at 12:30 and text Lori Kushar when you arrive (847-275-8216). Vendors from near and far will shake up their special recipes and compete for the title of “Best Bloody Mary in the Midwest.” For more info, check out http://celebratehighwood.com/6th-annual-bloody-mary-festival/.
July 30 - Memorial for Dawn Come one come all to Dawns Memorial picnic on July 30th starting at 1PM and going to ???? Hamburgers Brats and Dogs will be provided. Please bring your beverages of choice, a dish to pass and something to sit on. We will have a Baggo tournament in the afternoon and a fire at night and good cheer all around. Please come and join us in celebrating Dawns life. Please RSVP to Keith ASAP.

July 22-24 - Tubing and Camping at Wolf River Campground The cost per person age 21 & older is $35. What do you get for $35 you ask - besides a tuberiffic good time? Well, 2 nights high density urban camping at Wolf River Campground, firewood for the group fire, 1 extra car pass per site (this will allow 2 cars per site). We have 16 sites reserved all with water & electric. For directions to Wolf River Campground in New London, WI go to: wolfrivertrips.com
If you are unable to attend the meeting and would like to go on this wonderfully fun weekend, please email or text Karen at: ilpunk@att.net OR 847.404.6781.


July 16 - Barhop to Church Street Brewing in Itasca Meet us in the taproom at 3 to enjoy an afternoon of "righteously good beer!" There is usually a food truck parked there so there are noms to enjoy. We might just head over to the Itasca Fest after, so if you can't make it at 3 don't worry! Let Jackie or Josh know if you'll be coming so we know to look for you!

July 9 - Paddleboarding at Three Oaks in Crystal LAKE.  Our friend Rick from Alpine Accessories will give us a short lesson on paddleboarding and then we will be out on the water  to enjoy the new skills.   a light lunch will follow

July 6 - Meeting at El Barrio


June 24 - NIGHT GOLF AT Hawk's VIEW.  Are you looking for a different and more exciting way to play golf?  Try playing at NIGHT

JUNE 12 -bike ride at McHENRY Conservation Area.  Meet Amber and Randy for a scenic afternoon ride. 

June 10 - 12 NO EXCUSE camping at ILLINOIS BEACH STATE PARK in ZION.  The Sitzmarks will be in your neighborhood, Join us for a weekend or a few hours.

JUNE 4 - May Fest at Lincoln Square - meet us under the Maypole for an afternoon of music, food, dancing, and BEER

JUNE 1- Meeting at El Barrio

May 29 - Sailing on the Red Witch Tall Ship at Kenosha

May 20 - BARHOP at Half Day Brewery in Lincolnshire

MAY 18- Meeting at El Barrio

May 14 - CMSC ski seminar

MAY 4- Meeting at El Barrio

May 1 - PPPP Join us at Jeanne and Paul's for the Post Party Planning Picnic to fill out our summer calendar! Bring your best ideas for fun outdoor activities, bar crawls, and concerts!

April 30 - Annual Sitzmark Banquet We will once again be having our annual Banquet at Dover Straits! If you have any pictures PLEASE SEND THEM TO JOSH so we can put together an awesome slideshow highlighting our AWESOME year!!! More details coming soon!
April 24 - BT5K Please join Team Brain Brigade as we walk, run, jog, stroll, and meander, Sunday April 24, 2016 in the Brain Tumor 5k held at Soldier Field in Chicago.
Go to: 2016 BT5K Chicago - American Brain Tumor Association and sign up with Team Brain Brigade - $35 will secure your position with the Team and please consider donating more to help the cause. The Team will meet after for a bit of noshing and toasting to honor our friend Dawn and her essence.

Dawn's sister Cheryl is our Team captain and would love to see as many people from Sitzmark as we had last year. It's going to be a beauty of day - come on out and join us.


April 20 - Meeting at El Barrio

April 6 - Meeting at El Barrio


March 31 - volunteer with Feed My Starving Children - Come celebrate Teri Kristensen's birthday by giving back!

To register:
Go tohttp://volunteer.fmsc.org/register, click JOIN and enter your group's unique join code. Or you can copy and paste the URL shown at right into your own email messages and your volunteers will be able to go directly to your group's join page.
Join Code
The address is:
742 East Park Avenue (Hwy 176)
Libertyville, IL 60048
(behind Life Storage, use same parking entrance)
Check in a few minutes before 8:00. There's a brief presentation and instructions, then we divide into teams and start packing.
If we're not too tired afterward, we can convene at Timothy O'Toole's on Milwaukee in Libertyville.
Hope to see some Sitzmarkers there!

March 16 - Meeting at El Barrio

March 11 - Barhop to Half Day Brewing Marta is hosting this outing to Half Day Brewing in Lincolnshire. Join us at 7pm for some delicious local brews!


March 2 - Meeting at El Barrio - Cancelled due to conflicting ski trip

February 17- Meeting at El Barrio


February 6 - Curling at Kaiser Tiger Beer Garden

Always wanted to try your hand at ice curling here is your opportunity.

When: 3PM – till we can’t curl anymore

Where: Kaiser Tiger, 1415 W. Randolph St. Chicago

(Randolph Street & Ogden Avenue, minutes from Metra Station and free

street parking by Union Park)


Cost: Lane rental for up to eight players (four per team) is $40 for 30

minutes of play. The courts are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

We’ll form teams as people arrive and lanes open.

Available;  Kaiser Tiger in the West Loop have once again given their beer garden a

winter makeover. The sausage, bacon and beer bar have opened their ice

curling rinks for the winter season. The bar has 3 lanes and curling is

available as long as temperatures are 45 degrees or below.

Enjoy ice curling along with bacon s'mores, hot whiskeys and great craft

beers. There are two fire pits to keep on-lookers toasty. We’ll also reserve

a table inside that looks out onto the rinks.

What a better way to spend time outside than to have a bonspiel at the

curling rinks?

Questions or Sign Up Contact: Sharonpear@gmail

and check out this video on the basics of curling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXHh_wadqPw)


February 3 - Meeting at El Barrio

January 22 - Barhop to Only Child. Laurie recently visited this new craft brewery and enjoyed the beer very much. Meet us at 6:30 in Gurnee!

January 20 - Meeting at El Barrio
January 6- Meeting at El Barrio Come send in your final payments for this year's ski trips!

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2015 Social Events (most recent first)

December 16 - meeting at El Barrio's

December 13 - Bear's gave at Laura's

December 5 - Holiday party at Teri and Gary's

December 2 - meeting at El Barrio's

November 26 - Thanksgiving day Bears game

November 18 - meeting at El Barrio's

November 4 - meeting at El Barrio's

October 31 - Halloween Party

October 23-25 - Windy City Ski and Snowbard Show

October 21 - Meeting at El Barrio
October 18 - Hike/Bike the 606 Come explore one of Chicago's newest parks! Check out the attached flyer for more info.

October 17 - Barhop to Hoffbrauhaus Rosemont - Join the J-team (Jackie and Josh) at MB Financial Park to celebrate Oktoberfest at the Hoffbrauhaus!


October 10 - Sitzmark Golf Outing at Vernon Hills Golf Club

October 7 - Meeting at El Barrio YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS MEETING!! Rick from Alpine Accessories in Lake in the Hills will be at the meeting to give a presentation on new helmet technology. If that's not enough to entice you, we will announce a special exclusive sale for Sitzmark members!

October 2-4 - New Glarus bike trip

September 26 - Great Chicago Fire Festival

September 16 - Newcomer's Meeting 7:00 pm - EL Barrio's

There will be free food and beer, raffles and giveaways, and most importantly: full details on this year's winter trips! There are many ways you can help contribute and make this big meeting a success! The easiest way is to show up and bring a friend!

September 13 - Bears/Packer game at Amber and Randy's Cheer on DA BEARS (or Packers, if you're one of those people).
September 12 - Pedal Tavern outing in Milwaukee Betty and Tari will be hosting this fun event! For those who don't know, a pedal tavern is basically a giant bicycle/bar. Betty will be reserving a hotel for those who wish to stay the night.
September 12 - End of Summer bash at the Hoelter's. No need to bring anything, but if you must, please feel free to bring an appetizer, side or dessert.

September 6 - Fullscore Chamber Orchestra Labor Day Concert Josh Williamson will be playing with the Fullscore Chamber Orchestra at their FREE labor day concert in Zion!


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