Archive for the ‘Membership’ category

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

Go Fund Me Update

April 14th, 2016

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.

General Meeting for May Trip

April 10th, 2016

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 @; 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

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 @; 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

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 @; 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

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, 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

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
  • 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 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

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.


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