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Retro RFH Ski Club

RFH Ski Club of 1974-75
Photo/RFH Yearbook

Yes, winter is still here; and just when the sun shines we are soon reminded of the season with a spate of nor’easter threats and promises and dustings of snow.

With the white stuff in a flurry around the Rumon-Fair Haven area, our minds might be transported in time to RFH days when there was a small group of enthusiasts that loved the snow and took to the slopes regularly — the now defunct RFH Ski Club.

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Retro RFH Ski Club Guys & Gals

RFH Ski Club of the 1970s with club director Hal Lorme on the slopes. Photo/RFH yearbook
RFH Ski Club of the 1970s with club director Hal Lorme on the slopes.
Photo/RFH yearbook

With all the recent talk about skiing champ and RFH senior Alex Perkins claiming the gold at the 2016 NASTAR Eastern Regional Championship for the second consecutive year and heading to compete in the national NASTAR championship round this month, visions of the old RFH Ski Club were conjured up.

Yes, there was an RFH Ski Club, now a Jurassic memory. While there weren’t too many people in the club, it existed. It’s members took trips and, well, skied the winters away in between mods (remember them?) and studies at RFH — sort of.

And the RFH Ski Club was headed by the beloved RFH coach, gym teacher and RFH Athletic and Jersey Shore Sports Hall of Fame inductee Hal Lorme, who passed away just over a year ago.

So, the Retro Pic(s) of the Day honors Lorme and those renegade conquerers of the slopes.

The guys in the top featured shot all still live in the Rumson-Fair Haven area. One is a Rumson dad and couple of the others are well-known businessmen. One actually handled memorial services for Lorme last year.

RIP, Hal Lorme. You are remembered.

Recognize any of these preppy ski attire-donning ladies and dudes?