Awards Banquet

June 4th, 2016 by admin No comments »

Hello Achievers,

To celebrate the great season we had, and honor our students and volunteers, please plan on attending the Awards Banquet on June 18th, between 12-3pm.  As always, we’ll provide the food, and other goodies.  To change it up this year, and just in time for the great weather we’re having, we’re going to hold the banquet at a park this year.  Bring a beach chair, sunscreens, and your appettie.  Catering will be provided by a taco catering company –  to get a head count, please send us your RSVPs by Friday June 10th to dsoc.trips@gmail.com , family and friends are welcome to join this festive event.  Hope to see everyone, including those that couldn’t make it out this season.

 

When – Saturday, June 18th 12-3pm

Where –  3754 Hamilton Street, Irvine CA 92614

Go Fund Me Update

April 14th, 2016 by admin No comments »

Hello Achievers,

We ‘re approaching the middle of the month, and we’re just a tad shy of the half way mark at $2750.

Students, be sure you’re doing your part to fundraise too, this is YOUR club, we need your help.  Remember, it’s very easy to donate through GoFundMe,  just copy the link into your social media, email, or text.

Big thanks for all who have already donated, or for those who have gotten others to donate.

https://www.gofundme.com/theachievers2016

General Meeting for May Trip

April 10th, 2016 by admin No comments »

Hello Achievers,

The next trip is on April  29 through May 1, if you’re planning to come, please have all your paperwork in by April 22 @ dsoc.trips@gmail.com; or you can come to the General Meeting on Wednesday,  April 20th  at 7pm to turn it in.  If you’re a new student and haven’t gone through your medical evaluation with us, then you’ll need to attend to get evaluated prior to going on the trip.

When: April 20  @ 7pm

Where – 3652 Baylor Street, Irvine Ca (Pat’s House)

General Meeting for April Trip

March 19th, 2016 by admin No comments »

Hello Achievers,

The next trip is on April  1-3; if you’re planning to come, please have all your paperwork in by March 25th @ dsoc.trips@gmail.com; or you can come to the General Meeting on Wednesday,  March 23rd  at 7pm to turn it in.  If you’re a new student and haven’t gone through your medical evaluation with us, then you’ll need to attend to get evaluated prior to going on the trip.

When: March 23rd  @ 7pm

Where –

3652 Baylor Street

Irvine, CA 92614

 

General Meeting for March Trip

February 18th, 2016 by admin No comments »

Hello Achievers,

If it’s  raining here, then likely Mammoth just got a dump!  Yes, you’re right, Mammoth did get another 13-18″ of new snow last night! Yipeeee!!!

The next trip is on March 4-6; if you’re planning to come, please have all your paperwork in by February 26th @ dsoc.trips@gmail.com; or you can come to the General Meeting on Wednesday at 7pm to turn it in.  If you’re a returning student and haven’t gone through your medical evaluation, or all new students, then you’ll need to attend to get evaluated prior to going on the trip.

When: February 24th @ 7pm

Where – 3754 Hamilton Street, Irvine Ca (Pat’s Clubhouse)

December Trip

December 1st, 2015 by admin No comments »

Hello Achievers,

For those that would rather ski than shop on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, then you better sign up for the upcoming trip scheduled for December 11-13.  Please send the attached trip request form or an email outlining name, accomodation needs, dates you’ll be skiing, and carpool availability.

We won’t have a general meeting for the upcoming trip so please reserve ASAP if you plan on coming.  Please send your trip request to dsoc.trips@gmail.com, all requests need to be in by this coming Monday,  December 7th.

Depending on the number of participants, we might or might not have a formal potluck, our Prez Gary will announce on Saturday if there will be one or not, TBD.

Happy Skiing!

General Meeting – Season Opener

October 28th, 2015 by admin No comments »

Our first general meeting will be on Wedneday, November 11th – that’s exactly two weeks out.  Be sure to add to your calendar so you don’t forget.

Where – 3754 Hamilton Street, Irvine Ca (Pat’s Clubhouse)

Time – 7pm

I’m going to keep the email short since most of you know the drill.  To participate for the upcoming season, please do the following as soon as possible. All of this can be done at the upcoming meeting.

 

  • Turn in membership, waiver, and other necessary forms, and annual dues.
  • For new instructors, you’ll need to do a background check, see below for instructions.  For returning instructors, you’ll need to complete every other year.  If you don’t recall whether you need to do it for this year, please contact Karen at teamlunz@gmail.com
  • Instructors, if you’re planning to attend On The Hill training on November 20-22nd, please turn in Trip Form.  See attached.
  • Students, you can come to process your medical evaluation, attached is also physician form you’ll need your doctor to sign.
  • Come harrass your president, he’s been feeling spunky lately.

 

Instruction on doing background check:

 

Simply go to http://www.ncsisafe.com and click on “Background Check Self Registration” on the left side of the webpage. Complete three easy steps:

Step 1:            Enter Self Registration Number: 29771900

Step 2:            Enter Your Information as Requested

Step 3:            Provide Legal Authorization and Certification

“Red Light/Green Light” Results will be sent to Disabled Sports USA Orange County Chapter National Center for Safety Initiatives will contact you directly if there are any questions, problems or issues related to your specific information.

It is important when entering your name, you use your full legal name as written on your birth certificate or driver’s license. Please also verify that your social security number was typed correctly. Using nicknames or failing to type a correct social security number may delay or invalidate your background check.

If you have any questions or problems submitting your information, please call the National Center for Safety Initiatives at (866) 833-7100 x109.

Thank you for your continued participation and your cooperation in this important process. We are excited to offer world-class programs, working with world-class people!

Season Schedule

September 27th, 2015 by admin No comments »

Hello Achievers,

We finally got the official confirmation from Mammoth Mountain, be sure to save these dates on your calendar, request time off from the head cheese, and get ready for a fantastic season.

November 20-22 (Instructors On the Hill training)

December 11-13

January 8-10

February 5-7

March 4-6

April 1-3

April 29- May 1

I’ll setup events on our Facebook page.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/dsoc.trips/

Dryland Clinic

September 15th, 2015 by admin No comments »

Hello Achievers,

Save the date – Dryland Clinic will be on Saturday, October 17th from 9-1pm.  I’m predicting we’re going to have a heck of a season so make sure you complete all required training sooner than later so you have ample time to instruct and volunteer with all of our great students.

Dryland will count 1 point toward your training goal, 3 points required for returning members, and 5 points for new members.  – see attached Policies and Procedures for details.

What to expect  –

  • Continental Breakfast
  • Superb training on basic instruction techniques, knowledge of various disabilities, and hands on training with some of our adaptive equipment
  • Interactive day of fun learning

Please RSVP to our Prez Gary at DSOCprez@gmail.com by October 11th.

Where: 3754 Hamilton Street, Irvine Ca (Pat’s Clubhouse)

When: Oct 17th 9-1pm

Joint Picnic with Ramp It Up

August 30th, 2015 by admin No comments »

Achievers!

Great news. We’re going to change up our kick off picnic by moving it to the beach, and doing a joint picnic/BBQ with Ramp It Up.  Our two groups have collaborated in the past and it is a great way for our members to be exposed to the great sport of both handcycling and skiing.  This is open to all members and their friends and family.  Please share this email to anyone interested in getting involved with us or Ramp It Up.

The logistic is a bit different for those who aren’t familiar –

We’ll meet in Bolsa Chica state beach on the far side near the corner of Warner Avenue and PCH.  Tom and his group will be there as early as 10am for those wanting to handcycle, and a hearty BBQ lunch will be provided for all in attendance near noon.   The exact meeting location is the closest picnic area/restrooms near the corner of Warner and PCH.  This area is wheelchair accessible.

If you want to park inside the beach, parking fee is $15 or $7.50 if you have a California Disabled State Pass –  http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=27241.  Our president, Gary, is offering to shuttle some of you who would like to avoid the entrance fee, more to come where we’ll meet for the shuttling.

We’ll also have a limited amount of fish for those that do not eat meat.  On your RSVPs to me, please let me know if you’re a non-meat eater.

Lastly, President Gary will be giving away a weekend of accommodation for the upcoming season!  What can you lose by not coming?  You can lose a free trip.  :)

Please either RSVP through email or on our Facebook site by Tuesday September 8th so we can plan the appropriate amount of food.

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