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February Trip Important Dates

January 14th, 2018

Hello Achievers,

The February trip is on February 2-4. For those planning to attend, please keep the two below dates in mind.

If you’re needing accommodations through Viewpoint, Racquel will need your request by this Wednesday, January 17th.

If you do not need accommodation, be sure to send in your trip request by Wednesday, January 24th.

Pat’s clubhouse is getting renovated with ADA friendly ramps, etc. We’ll have to thank Pat as he has been pushing them to make the change Thank you Pat !!! Since the clubhouse is not available, we will NOT have a general meeting for the February trip; however, if you are a student that needs a medical evaluation, please let us know and we can coordinate to do it at Pat’s house.

Membership paperwork, liability waiver and annual dues can be downloaded from our website. How to Join

To request a trip, follow this link



General Meeting for January Trip

December 23rd, 2017
Hello Achievers,
Our next general meeting will be this Wednesday, December 27th. Please plan on attending if you have plans to attend the January 6-7 trip.
For those students that haven’t been evaluated by our medical staff, you’ll need to be evaluated and be cleared prior to signing up for a trip. Also a great time for ALL members to turn in their membership paperwork, liability waiver and annual dues. You can download all needed forms from our website, go to the top link, “How to Join“.
Racquel, our trip chair, also wanted to share the below message in regards to accommodation for January.
Dear Achievers Members,
How are you all doing? Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to you all and your families!
I know you are busy preparing for the coming holidays, so planning for the January trip is most likely far away from your minds. We need you to send in your trip forms as soon as possible though if you are planning to go on the January trip. This is especially for those who need lodging arrangements at Viewpoint. The January trip is on January 6 to 7, and I always need to know that you need lodging accommodations at least three or two weeks before each trip.
Please send in your form via email, pasted on the body of the message and let me know how you are sending your payment. I accept payments via PayPal or Venmo if that will be more convenient for you. If you use other apps for sending payments, let me know and I will see how accessible that will be for you and me. If you are sending me a check, please advise me via email or text so I can look out for it in the mail.
Thank you so much. I look forward to seeing you all on the slopes!
General Meeting Information:
Where – 3754 Hamilton Street, Irvine Ca (Pat’s Clubhouse)
Time – 7pm
What happens at a General 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
  • Student medical evaluation
  • All forms can be downloaded on our webpage under the header How To Join
  • If you can’t make the meeting,please send membership, annual dues, and waiver to Karen Lunzman, her info and address is listed on the membership form. All trip request forms need to be turned into Racquel, her info is on the Trip Form.

Dryland Clinic

September 19th, 2017
Hello  Achievers,
Our season opening training event is just around the corner. Our annual Dryland Clinic will be held in Irvine on Saturday October 21 from 8:30 to 1 pm.
3754 Hamilton Street, Irvine CA
This is our first training event of the season and is a great way for newcomers to get an idea of what we do. Topics will include an introduction to the disabilities of the students that we serve, information about becoming a certified instructor, student’s / parent’s perspective, a preview of our on the hill training in November and much much more. Will include continental breakfast.  Please RSVP via Looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting potential new instructors.
Think Snow!!
Gary P. “Commander G” Konecne,

Picnic @ The Beach

September 9th, 2017
Hello Achievers.

What a great day at the beach today, and an awesome way to kick off our coming season. Met a lot of great people, and potential volunteers and students. Big thanks for Tom @ Ramp It Up for including our group in his BBQ today.

I heard he got up REALLY REALLY early to save our meeting spot – You’re awesome Tom!!!

I posted some pictures on our Instagram page, if you took some, please consider uploading. I got busy riding, talking an eating, so I didn’t get a chance to take many.

Many thanks for those that came out, next big event is the Dryland Clinic, I’ll send out a blast in a week on date, time and location.

Think Snow!!!


Communications Director

The Achievers


March Trip

February 23rd, 2017

Hello Achievers,

Everyone ready for our March trip???  Let’s see, Mammoth just got a dump of new snow, 38-42″, and the season total is now 510 feet ( just kidding inches).  Some of you saw my error when I listed feet instead of inches on the last trip communication, confirms only a few of you are reading it.  :)

Sorry for the late notice, but if you’re planning to attend the March trip (10-12th), please send your trip request in by this coming Sunday, February 26th.  We weren’t able to secure Pat’s clubhouse to hold a general meeting so if you’re needing to be evaluated, please contact Gary K ASAP.

To reserve a trip, please follow the below instructions –

Please copy and paste the following information when signing up for upcoming trips and simply email them to


Phone #:

Are you a student or instructor?

Are you staying at Viewpoint?

Do you need an accessible / downstairs unit?

What day are you arriving?

Do you need Friday lift ticket?

Is there anyone coming with you? Name and phone #:

Are they student or instructor?

Do you have roommate(s) preference?

Can people carpool with you if you have room? Or are you looking for people to carpool with?

How are you sending your payment: check or via app? Please indicate the amount you’re sending.




General Meeting for December Trip

November 25th, 2016


Reminder this coming Wednesday is our General Meeting for those planning to attend the December trip on December 9-11th.

Date: Wednesday November 30th

Time: 7pm

Location: 3754 Hamilton Street, Irvine CA

If you’re not able to make the meeting, be sure to send in your membership, and waiver as soon as possible, PO box listed on the membership form.  Also, I’m attaching our new Trip Form which allows you to fill out electronically so our Trip Coordinator, Racquel, is able to review, and coordinate.  Regardless if you need accommodation, this form needs to be filled out for all trips.  Please send your request to no later than Friday, December 2nd. 


Thank you Phil For Your Continuous Support

October 25th, 2016
Letter from the President.
Hi everyone.
This past Saturday we had a work party in Costa Mesa to clean out and rearrange the trailer. We met at Phil’s Ski & Snowboard Shop at 2980 McClintock Way, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (714-754-7762), and then drove to their repair and tune up shop a block away. Phil has been so gracious to our group and once again, had Forest tune all the skis we had on the trailer at no cost to the Achievers. So let’s support Phil’s. If you need any new equipment, ski or snowboard tuning, rentals or want to look into their great new equipment leasing option, please go to Phil’s, tell them you’re with the Achiever’s and thank them for supporting us.
We worked hard, pulling virtually everything out of the trailer, repairing and marking some equipment, discussed options to make and keep the trailer more organized and have easier access to what it inside. We ask all of you to put everything back where you found it after using tools and/or equipment during our Mammoth trips. It will be greatly appreciated by the person(s) that need it next.
Special thanks to Steve for towing the trailer back and forth, to our Vice President, Patrick, for starting and nurturing the good relationship we have with Phil’s and also to Bernie, Gary, Ron, and Wayne for showing up and for all your hard work. It is inspiring to me to see so many give so much time to our group. It’s this kind of dedication and comradery that makes me sure The Achiever’s will be around for many more years.
Thanks to all of you for doing what you do.
Greg White

Dryland Clinic

October 2nd, 2016

Greetings Achievers.
Our first training event of the season is coming up. The DSOC Dryland Clinic will be held on Saturday, October 15th from 9 am to 1 pm. Continental Breakfast will be served beginning at 8 am with registration, meet and greet and sign ups beginning at 8:30. Please be on time so that we can start and end within our scheduled time. Topics will include discussion of the disabilities that we work with, Student Evaluations, use of adaptive equipment and many other interesting topics. This event will be held at START Physical Therapy, 360 San Miguel Drive, Suite 301, Newport Beach, CA 92660. Parking is allowed anywhere adjacent to the building including spaces marked “Patient Parking Only”.

Please RSVP by Wedneday 10/12. We’re also going to collect membership fees at the meeting, be sure to bring your checkbook. Looking forward to a great turn-out as we kick off the start of the 2016-17 Season.

Gary Konecne

2016 Kickoff Picnic

September 18th, 2016

Greetings Achievers.


Well it’s that time of year again here in Southern California. While the weather doesn’t show it, summer is over and the new ski season will soon be upon us. We have one more official summer event next weekend, and that is our annual kickoff picnic. I’m going to call it or kick off/end of summer celebration picnic. Although we had a lot of people join us yesterday afternoon and last night at the Angels game, don’t pass-up the picnic and let’s have a great turnout.

The Angels game was a lot of fun and it helped that they won! Thank you so much to John for cooking up one heck of a tailgate party feast. Thanks to all who attended and brought appetizers and shared in our group’s wonderful camaraderie. As some of you know I had a guest with me last night and she got to meet just about all of you that attended. On the way home from the game, she commented how wonderful everybody was that she met and what a great group we have. I don’t know about you guys, but I hear that quite often. It makes me very proud to be a part of a group like ours.

Please read Phong’s notice and information about the picnic next Saturday and plan to attend. As always, the more of us that get together, the more fun we have. Also if you would please be so kind as to RSVP so that we can confirm how much food we need to buy. We use the groups funds to purchase food and buying way too much is a waste of our money and not buying enough leave some people without. So I appreciate you taking just a moment to RSVP so we know how many will attend.

I’d like to ask everyone to contact another instructor or student that we have not see in a while or that you want to make sure attends the picnic.  Let’s get as many of our amazing group involved and, in some cases, reacquainted with the achievers.  Please be sure to RSVP for them if they plan to attend.

As I mentioned, winter will soon be upon us. We’re all hoping for a great snow year where we can ski all Mammoth has to offer all season long. Be sure to get your ski legs ready and get in shape so you can do the best job possible on the hill for our students and for our group while having the most fun possible. Conditioning is key to avoiding injuries and not being stiff and sore after spending the day with some of our students. Get yourself on some kind of a conditioning routine now rather than later.

I’m excited for the upcoming year, as we are looking into some new, fun events. Just so you know, one of them that I’m working on is with another disabled group to go water skiing up at Big Bear Lake next summer. They have the adaptive equipment for all of our students and instructors. I’ve seen videos and it looks like it’s a blast. More news to come on that and other events as they come up.

When: Saturday, September 24, 1130-230

Where: 3754 Hamilton Street, Irvine CA

Please RSVP by this Thurday to

Kindest regards,



Achievers – Disabled Sports OC


Awards Banquet

June 4th, 2016

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 , 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

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