Hi Foxes,
Wow!..What a winter we have in store...here's the latest on our January, February, and March speaker series and details about a lot of other cool stuff.

January meeting...We are holding our January meeting later than usual due to the holidays and football playoff games...on SATURDAY January 19th, we will all meet at Homestead Meadows near the airport in Appleton. We will have a bonfire, cocoa, snacks, and a hay ride...our speakers will be Jim and Janine Boldra, triathlon veterans, who will share their most interesting stories of competing in our sport over the last 25 years. The Boldras are wonderful speakers and we know this will be a great event. Plan on bringing your snowshoes and XC skis..if you are not into those silent sports, bring your running shoes and gear and we will have an organized run! Feel free to bring the kids and significant others.
Let's plan to meet at 10am, with outdoor activities until noon when we will meet INSIDE for our speakers. We also plan to start taking orders for our technical clothing at this meeting...it is important to order early...a bonfire, hayride, and cocoa..how could you want more??? Details will follow in future emails and on our website, but mark you calendars for January 19th, SATURDAY....oh, and group photo too....
And we will pick a name out of the hat for one XTERRA wetsuit that we FORGOT to give away at our Dec 2nd meeting

February....are you sitting down?...Remember last year when Mark Lovat, the Packer's strength coach led us in a terrific strength and flexibility workout at the Y?? About a bazillion of us showed up and he worked us like FOXES!....Mark will lead us again, but not at the Y..through the VERY generous and anonymous donation of a fellow TRI FOX, we are going to meet at LAMBEAU FIELD!!!!
Yes, that is right, one of your fellow FOXES thought it was important enough to donate a substantial amount of his/her own money to make it a very fun and exciting event for all of us.
We are also working with the Packers to be able to set up our bikes on trainers in front of the statues at the entrance of the atrium...can you say, "made for TV!"
Many more details will follow, but this will happen on SUNDAY FEBRUARY 10th...probably in the early afternoon.....we are also working on getting together for food afterwards. The meeting we had planned for that day at Titletown Brewery will be delayed until another month. We can't say who it is, but we THANK our very generous FOX!
We will give away our 2nd XTERRA wetsuit at this meeting.

March. ... LUIS ALVAREZ..all the way from MEXICO City...Luis is the head of IRONMEX, a triathlon club of over 3000 members...and he will be bringing with him David Orlowsky, the 3rd place finisher of the very first Ironman in 1978!!!! WOW! Luis and David are fabulous motivational speakers and they are coming all the way here for free!! Thanks to Coach Lee Simril for hooking us up!!
This will take place on Sunday March 9th at the Appleton Y, in the afternoon.

Other Stuff:

We have a ton of technical clothes that people have not picked up yet....your orders are still at the Aurora Clinic and 10 people still owe the club money for their clothes...we'd really like to get you your things and put the money back into our bank account...it amounts to about $900!!!!!

TRI 101 planning meeting ...our first session at Uno's was very well attended, even in a snowstorm...lots of great ideas and energy...we are going to get together again this Tuesday the 18th at 7pm at Uno's in Appleton to finalize our TRI 101 series...EVERYONE is welcome, even if you were not there for the first one. We have many people who are committed to making this our best TRI 101 yet! Please come and give us your ideas....pizza, burgers, fun!

XTERRA WETSUITS..Xterra, a friend of the FOXES, is offering us a "stocking stuffer special"..

Order any 2007 XTERRA WETSUIT for a friend, loved one or yourself before December 18th and receive a
35% discount
plus a mesh wetsuit bag with stocking stuffer sizes of items you can use to keep your wetsuit in racing shape. These items include: wetsuit shampoo, bodyglide and wetsuit repair glue.

Take advantage of this special holiday offer by ordering online at www.xterrawetsuits.com and enter code:


Midwest Sports Events: Gloria and Dawn are encouraging all of us to attend their New Year's Day Run...MSE is also hosting a Tri Clinic Wknd...more details on their website:
Please Support MSE's races and events...they are really good to our club!

THE DVD and window sticker: If you'd like a copy of the dvd and a sticker for your car, please email Alan at acherkasky@new.rr.com and we will mail them to you!!

WWW.FOXTRICLUB.COM...make sure to visit the site often...we have a new featured member every Sunday and we have new pictures being posted...and our web dude always seems to come up with neat and cool stuff to add....surf around...we have had almost 500 "hits" on the site since our meeting on Dec 2nd...WOW!

Happy Chanukah, Merry Christmas, and a Happy and Healthy New Year to EVERYONE!!
Alan acherkasky@new.rr.com
Cheri nuts4sprts2@yahoo.com
Tom toc2020@frontiernet.net