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December Ski Trip

November 16th, 2010

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Hello Achievers,

Next Important Date: Nov 23rd (Tuesday) – General Meeting

The first student trip is less than a month away, please mark your calendar to attend the general meeting on Nov 23rd.  Bring your membership forms/fees, evaluation forms, and trip forms.  If you’re planning on staying at Viewpoint condo, they are now requiring that we provide at least 2 weeks notice; as such, we have to get your reservation and payment by Nov 23rd.  We’re working on updating the trip forms, that will be forthcoming shortly. 

Please remember membership forms are due now, you can send the forms and payment to Karen Lunzman, or scan your forms and send via email. (or drop them off at the General Meeting)

If you are a new “instructor”, please remember you’ll need to go through a background check; the cost is paid by the group, and it’s easy as clicking on a link, and putting in the below registration number. This needs to be done every two years.  Please do this as early as possible as the process can take 30 days. http://www.ncsisafe.com/ Enter self registration number: 29771900

 

Season Calendar of Events

 

Phong Le

Publicity Chair

Websites:

http://theachievers.org/

http://www.dsusaoc.com/

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2010 Dryland Clinic

October 11th, 2010

DSUSA-OC – Dryland Clinic

Saturday, October 23rd

 

START Physical Therapy

360 San Miguel Dr, Suite 301

Newport Beach, CA 92660

9 am – 1 pm

 

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Clinic will be led by Karey Kusuhara, Director of Education, Brent Kusuhara, Director of Instruction, the DSUSA-OC medical staff and others. Will include equipment demonstrations, video analysis and many other exciting topics. Come get a jump on what is looking to be another great season with The Achievers!

Questions / Directions contact Gary “Commander G” Konecne @ 714-478-5602 gkonecne@gmail.com

Picnic Pictures

October 4th, 2010

I did not have a chance to make it to the picnic this year, but I understand it was well attended by a lot of new members as well as some returning. Gary, Pat & a few others did a great job putting everything together at Pat’s place this year. Karen sent over some picture, check them out below.

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DSUSA-OC 2010 Kickoff Picnic

August 24th, 2010

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Hello Achievers,

Our annual summer picnic is just around the corner! Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 18th @ 12pm.    We’re in for a special treat this year as Pat Moynihan has offered to host this year’s picnic as well as graciously supply delicious Australian tri-tip and barbeque chicken.  Furthermore, the meat will be prepared by one of Orange County’s top chefs.  So bring a hearty appetite as there will be plenty of meat to go around.  We would appreciate if you could bring a side dish, salad, dessert or drinks to share.  There is a community pool so be sure to bring your swim suits too!

Location: 3754 Hamilton Street, Irvine CA 92614

Directions: Take 405 freeway, exit Culver Blvd; go North.  Make a quick left turn at San Leandro, left at Paseo Westpark, and the park will be at the end of the street.  You can park in the street or parking lot.

If you don’t know already, Editor Tom Stanton has stepped down as Publicity Chair.  He has been in this position for a long time, and has done such a GREAT job !!  It will be tough to fill his shoes; but fear not, he said he’ll still be around to help with the new http://theachievers.org/ website. 

Our first initiative this year is to increase communications, so we’ve decided to try using Facebook to assist with this.  We’ve setup a “members only” group site through Facebook; hopefully most of you are members, and if you’re not, it’s FREE to sign-up.    The group site will allow us to share pictures, setup automatic invites to important events, and bring up discussion on various topics.  I hope everyone takes the time to join, click here to request to be added http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=115237338527024&ref=ts .  I’ve already uploaded some great pictures from the 2010 Banquet. 

See you there !!

Phong Le

Publicity Chair

Reo speaks to…Angels

March 19th, 2010

Miyuki sent over a link to an article in Wednesday’s OC Register (3-17-2010). Reo had the opportunityReo_Angels to help the LA Angels & MLB announce a $2 million dollar donation to provide a facelift of Pioneer Park in Anaheim. Anaheim will host the MLB All-Star game this year & the donation is part of a MLB program to give back to each host city of the All-Star game.

The facelift will include improvements to the ballfields & surrounding area. It will includes wheelchair accesible dugouts & restrooms. To learn more about the project you can read the full article & check out the pictures below.

 

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2010 Ski-a-thon

March 16th, 2010

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What another great weekend we had at Mammoth for the Ski-a-Thon. We had a lot of students, families & instructors come up on the trip.

Since we have had more interest from students wanting to snowboard, Karey put on a great snowboard clinic on Friday morning for our snowboarding instructors. We put on a full day of lessons on Saturday before a well deserved Pot-Luck dinner. Come Sunday morning Brent had setup a challenging slalom course straight down the toughest part of Sesame Street.

I don’t know who was the fastest or who made the most runs, one thing is for sure everyone had a good time. Enjoy the pictures Bernhard & Karen sent in.

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Mammoth to Host Olympic Qualifying Event January 8-10

December 21st, 2009

Shaun White celebrates winning the Olympic halfpipe gold medal in 2006 at the Turin Games in Italy.

Mammoth Mountain will host part of the qualifying competitions on the weekend of January 8-10, 2009 as part of the Grand Prix Series of snowboarding. The Grand Prix Series determines who the US will be sending to the Winter Olympics this February in Vancouver British Columbia. The series has already started at Copper Mountain, Colorado on Dec 11-12 with american men & women taking 5 of the 6 podium spots. The final decisions will be made in Park City on the weekend of January 22-23.

I bring this up because this event coincides with our next student trip to Mammoth, this will be a great opportunity to see some of the best in the world competing right in front of the Main Lodge.

 

 

Photo: Shaun White celebrates winning the Olympic halfpipe gold medal in 2006 at the Turin Games in Italy. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

AES Fundraising Luncheon

December 5th, 2009

John Ledbetter had invited us to come & be the beneficiary of a fundraising luncheon at the AES on December 4th at AES where he works. One of AES’s facilities is the power plant along PCH in Huntington Beach. According to John, AES is quite active with supporting local HB causes. They knew John has been a member of ‘The Achievers’ for quite some time so when he suggested having us come in as a beneficiary they were all for it.

John made it very easy for us, he lined everything up for the event on December 4th. AES & Turbine Repair Services supported this luncheon by bring in Marshall’s Bodacious BBQ out of Ventura to provide lunch for all the onsite worker’s. There was a phenomenal turnout. John started by introducing our group & his involvement over the past 14 years. Mac took the mike next to explain the history of the group, Gordon & Casey each took turns with stories of their experiences with the group & Granny was there to lend her continuous support. Gary happened to have the ‘Mountain Man’ Bi-Ski down here so he brought that by. There were pictures from Mammoth & brochures so everyone there had a good understanding of what we do. This was very well done and the result are as follows…this says it all.

 

From: Susan
Sent: Friday, December 04, 2009 12:50 PM
To: John; Huntington Beach People
Cc: Eric; Minh
Subject: RE: Lunch Fundraiser

All,

Today was another successful fundraising day, thanks to all of you. The total donation going to Disabled Sports USA O.C. will be $7,028.82. Please be sure to thank your contractors for their continual contributions, without them this would not be possible. I would also like to thank Stu, John, Jason and Bill for all of their help. See you next Friday!

Susan

 

$7,028.82…THANKS JOHN!!!

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DSES – Island Extravaganza

December 3rd, 2009

Our friends at Mammoth are having their annual Island Extravaganza fundraiser the weekend of our next student trip. I hear this is always a good time. If you are interested in checking it out here is all the info…

 

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Canyon Lodge – December 12, 2009 – 6pm until midnight

Join Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra for Island Extravaganza, our largest fundraiser of the year, at Canyon Lodge on December 12, 2009 from 6pm until midnight. This island-themed night of dinner and live music with a raffle and silent auction gives you the chance to party all night long, while supporting Disabled Sports’ nonprofit adaptive programs.

Highlights of this year’s Island Extravaganza include live reggae music by Santa Barbara’s One Two Tree, DJ Shawn Roj and a grand raffle prize of a trip for two to Hawaii!

All proceeds from Island Extravaganza go straight into supporting the rehabilitation of wounded service men and women through the Wounded Warriors program and to providing scholarships for adaptive students. For every $75 we raise, we can give an adaptive ski or snowboard lesson to a student. We need everyone’s help so that we can continue to provide these programs for those who need them most!

Buy Your Tickets Now!

Help Disabled Sports reach our goal of earning $100,000 for adaptive programs while enjoying a night of dinner and live music with raffle and silent auction at Island Extravaganza!

  • Event tickets are $55 each and include dinner, live music, and one raffle ticket.
  • Additional raffle tickets are five for $20 or one for $5 and you don’t need to be present to win.

Purchase Island Extravaganza event and raffle tickets at the Booky Joint and Second Chance Thrift Store in Mammoth or at the Disabled Sports office at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.

For more information on Island Extravaganza please call us at 760.934.0791. We hope to see you there!

2009 Instructor Trip is Canceled

November 16th, 2009

We did have some interest in the upcoming Instructor Trip, but alas we are going to have to cancel the event. Due to the limited terrain that is open, we thought it best to postpone our instructor training. We will work our Instructor clinics into the next few trips.

The next trip on the weekend of December 11th-13th will be our first student trip of the season. The general meeting to be held prior to this trip will be held on November the 25th at 7PM.

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