Archive for the ‘Trips’ category

Background Screening Program

November 23rd, 2009

Disabled Sports USA Orange County Chapter (DSUSA OC) is proud to announce a working partnership with National Center for Safety Initiatives through which we will engage in a comprehensive background screening program for our instructors and volunteers. This is a required step in the DSUSA-OC membership process starting January 1, 2009. This process can take up to 10 days to complete so be sure to do this well in advance of a planned trip.

DSUSA OC has taken important steps to ensure the highest level of safety within our programs – for all participants and also for you, who make the programs a success. One of these steps is the implementation of a standardized approach to background screening for our instructors and volunteers through the National Center for Safety Initiatives. This includes a comprehensive background screening using the Center’s Check it Twice™ product and a simple “Red Light/Green Light” clearance report issued in accordance with the Recommended Guidelines® published by the National Council of Youth Sports. This is part of a national movement towards the standardization of safety programs for youth-serving organizations in this country.

Disabled Sports USA Orange County Chapter has worked with National Center for Safety Initiatives to ensure that this process is convenient, secure and confidential.

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!

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.

Think Snow!

November 4th General Meeting Canceled

November 2nd, 2009

Our Instructor trip is coming up on the weekend of Nov 20-22, this trip is 3 days of Instructor clinics in preparation for the season ahead. The trip hinges on the conditions at Mammoth, they opened for a few days in the middle of October & then had to close after a heat spell. The temp has dropped again, & they are back to making snow. The rumor is that they expect to open back up this Saturday Nov the 7th, possibly top to bottom at the main lodge.

We are going to have to cancel our scheduled general meeting this Wednesday the 4th because the Children’s League in Fullerton is not available. The trip is still on unless we hear different from Mammoth. We ask that you to contact Mike Watts if you are planning on making the trip. The trip form is attached with Mike’s address on it…also make sure you have your membership forms completed and into Karen, her address in on the membership form.

If anybody knows of a place to hold our general meetings we are open to suggestions. These meetings are not typically very large and they don’t run late. We just need a place, preferably in Central OC, for potential new members to come & meet with us before we all head for the hill. If you have any ideas please contact Mac at

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