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In this issue:

Winter Ski Schedule
Summit 2006 - Banff
Winter Carnival 2006

Oakland - San Francisco Bay Area Established in 1972

2005 - 2006
Executive Board

President, Gary Garrett

Vice President, Debi Dohm

Treasurer, Karen Allen

Secretary, Tosha Owens

Newsletter Editor Patsy Cunningham

Membershipchair, Alfred Watts

Member At Large, Claudette Center ccenterride@sbcglobal.net510-531-4992

Welcoming Chair, Angie Ross

Activities Chair, DeWayne McDainels

Youth Director, Karen Ambeau

Head Western Region Ski Coach & National NBS Assistant Ski Coach, Prescott Reavis

All Seasons Ski Club
P.O. Box 12593
Oakland, CA 94604

DECEMBER 2005 Issue

NBS Mission: " To identify, develop and support athletes of color, who will win international and Olympic winter sports competitions, representing the United States, and increase participation in winter sports"

President's Message

Happy Holidays,
"It's Snowing!!!

Ahh yes, a little late for the official Thanksgiving weekend opening but its a comin' down now. After a good spring, a great summer and a fantastic fall, its beginning to feel a lot like Winter. Cool crisp nights and snow in the Sierra's, just in time for you to get your mind right and put your money down for the first ski trip of the year a two-day event featuring two resorts. This is how the first trip of the year should be, getting a couple of days in back 2 back, especially for beginners. You have no idea how much you can progress over a weekend by skiing consecutive days.

The tentative agenda is out and the event is well on its way. We will be in South Lake Tahoe, with Heavenly as the Host Resort. Since returning to Tahoe a few years back this event has enjoyed great success bringing in clubs from here to D.C.,. Good skiing, good parties and top name entertainment at the Casinos per our request. Lest not forget this is also a great family event, whether your children stay with you or with the Youth clubs (chaperoned of course) bring everybody for a weekend in the mountains.

What a great time and event to introduce youth into skiing. If you believe in the Mission statement at the top of this page, and if you believe in the youth program, please do not just come to Tahoe to hang out and ski with friends because the Western Region is there, come to participate, which means you must register. Their is no such thing as an All Seasons Renegade!!

This event is also in full swing with clubs from across the U.S. participating. This promises to be one of the best in recent years. A new venue, three great mountains, entertainment and happy hours done the Western Region way by our own Haymon Jahi. Everyone in All Seasons will be lodging at the Castle, we finally pulled our last holdout (Neal Burks) over from the condos in town. They call the castle "a city within a resort", when arrive you will see why, what a beautiful place to spend a week. Numerous restaurants, pubs, bowling alley a fantastic spa and NBS parties. Other than skiing, why would you even go outside?

We had an absolutely great time in Mexico, we snorkeled, rode horses and ATV's., there was an all-day turtle tour, I mean all-day. White water rafting which included a gourmet lunch, pool games, parties and a small group of us who "manned up" and went Scuba Diving for the first time. Thank you Rebecca and Claudette for coming along and helping me and Claudette's daughter experience this for the first time. I want to thank our trip leaders, Angie and Karen and Marc "Hustle Man"Gage for providing the music for the Region.

Good luck to our youth racers as well as all youth racers in the NBS for the upcoming ski race season, Congrats to Errol Kerr for his selection to the USSA Western Region Elite Ski Team and Get Well Soon wishes to Vanessa Young and Rachel Tryon who both suffered injuries in Huatulco Mexico while at Funfest.

Remember to bring ski equipment and apparel to the December and January meetings for the Annual Ski Swap, Sale and Giveaway.

If you are like me and got your passport '95 for the Summit in Austria, your passport will expire this month, if you are traveling with us to Summit in Banff, Canada you need to get going with your renewal. There are a couple of ways to do this: Renew at the Courthouse/Passport office and pay $97 for processing and court fees or you can obtain the form and mail it in for only $67. You can also add $30 to either figure to expedite the process. Remember you will need to take another passport picture to send in with your renewal papers.

FIRE SAFETY MESSAGES: (1) Help us help you! Is your address in view? (2) Damaged electrical cords can cause a fire. (3) Keep your Christmas Tree Fresh, Water it often.

Thinking Snow,
Gary Gary D. Garrett
President All Seasons Ski Club


Club News

General Meeting Theme: Annual Holiday Extravaganza 2006

Everyone needs to bring their favorite Soul Food dish for this extravaganza. ASSC will provide the meat, the Youth club will provide the desserts via a bake sale.
Alphabet list: A -M, Staples (Bean, Dressing, Yams, Casseroles)
O-S, Sides (Potato Salad,Greens, Green beans,corn, etc.)
T, Bread (Rolls, Corn bread, with/butter)
U-Z, Sodas with Ice


Comforter , Throws & Things Unique One of a Kind Hand Crafted Gifts Jewerly, Tosy, Fabric Art, Wood Items, Decorations, Knit Wear, Paintings and much more. Owner: Renee Bailey 510-531-7217 or
Vendor Vendor

Annual Toy Drive
Holiday Greetings To All:
For the 2005 holiday season, we are pleased to announce that Lend A Hand Foundation (LAHF) will host a Christmas Holiday Celebration for youth who reside at the Henry Robinson Multi-Service Center (HRMSC) in, Oakland. A collaboration has been formed with "And We Too Do Read" a women's book club & All Season's Ski Club. We will make it our collective goal to provide Christmas gifts and children's books to every child in the HRMSC. The shelter currently houses 78 youths The ages are as follows:
0-2 years: 21 kids-10 girls, 11 boys. Of this group 5 are infants (under one year old)
3-5 years: 13 kids- 4 girls, 9 boys
6-8 years: 7 kids- 2 girls, 5 boys
9-11 years: 11 kids- 5 girls, 6 boys
12-18 years: 17 kids girls , 9 boys
Thanks to many of you, we have just have the toys for the 3 to 11 year olds covered. I still need contributions or people to shop for the 0-2 year olds and the pre-teens & teens (12-18) and money to purchase food items for the party. The suggested gift ideas for the pre-teens & teens are hats, scarfs, gloves and gift cards. However, we can use hats, scarfs, and gloves for all age groups. The event will take place on December 17, 2005 so we need you donations/contributions by December 10th

If you can help out please contact me at 510-835-1445 (day), 510-728-4309 eve or Email:
Our Taxpayer I.D. No. is 94-3293372


Rick and LaTara Taylor Wedding Jill Russell's daughter Jada Baby


Photo Album

Photo Album

Membership Contact
Now collecting
Membership Fees for the 2005/2006 Season. Renew rate: $40.00 single, $60.00 joint Make check out to ASSC, Mail to P.O. Box 12593, Oakland, 94604 Alfred Watts-Membership Chair Contact membership chair Alfred Watts @ 510- 865-1382or

The All Seasons 2005 Hiking Schedule has come to an end. Thank you goes out to our Hiking Leader Alfred Alwatts

12/3 R. Manuel Fortes
12/4 Alfred Watts
12/6 Rebecca Hunter
12/8 Cheryl Archer
12/8 Pamela Miller-Lewis
12/9 Vecepia Robinson
12/10 John Polk
12/13 Dennis Sapp
12/13 Sandra Tankson
12/17 Donna M. Smith
12/18 Leslie Gittens
12/19 Kerry Moses
12/20 Barbara Thomas
12/20 Tim Webb
12/21 Winnie Pearson
12/22 Terry Toomer
12/25 Elan Lambert
12/26 Cynthia Dorsey
12/27 Patsy Cunningham
12/29 Renee L. James

Seasons News

sale 1 club jacket large size. Victory-short style w/ elastic waistband. $200 each

All Seasons winter gear on sale at the beginning at December's meeting.
$20.00 each. Please purchase your Turtlenecks now for Winter Carnival & Summit to wear on Welcome/club nights.

Ski Trivia --- --- The WOW! Factor (by Ski Industry News) Where to Find the Best or Most…….
World’s largest ski area – Dolomite Superski (Cortina to Brixen, Italy) Not lift connected Lift connected – Les 3 Vallees, France
World’s oldest winter sports resort- St. Moritz, Switzerland
Highest lift-served ski terrain – Breckenridge, Colorado & Chacaltaya, Bolivia
Wildest party-town base area – Ischgl, Austria
Highest ski resort base areas – Loveland, Colorado & Chacaltaya, Bolivia
World’s most expensive resorts- Yellowstone Club, Montana (private) & Courchevel, France (public)
Most beautiful lakes at a base area: Lake Louise, Alberta Canada & Lake Tahoe, CA.
Best cowboy ski towns – Steamboat, CO & Jackson Hole, WY
Best ice canyon walks- Banff, Alberta Canada & Oberstdorf , Germany
Best old mining town feel – Park City, Utah

Telluride 7%
Steamboat 7%
Aspen 6%
Vail 5%
Montana 5%
Wyoming 4%
Snowmass 4%
Lake Tahoe 4%
Idaho 4%
North American Resorts news
Northstar at Tahoe- is replacing and rerouting their Pioneer chairlift and widening runs onl the west side of the mountain to open up several intermediate runs.

Sugar Bowl Ski Resort- will replace their Christmas Tree lift with a new high-speed quad chairlift and for the 2005/2006 ski season. They are also adding 12,000 square feet of space to the Mr. Judah Day Lodge which will include a new bar, restaurant, family area and private meeting space.

ASSC Cancellation and Refund Policy

A) If cancellation occurs 60 days before event, all money will be refunded.
B) N.B.S., Inc. (Summit/Mini-Summit) registration and lodging fees are non-refundable at any time.
Note: There is no refund for missed transportation.
C) Money will be refunded less charges made by the contracted agency, charges incurred by the club on behalf of the participant, such as deposits, or non-refundable charges.
D) Each participant will sign a trip participation application that details the cancellation/refund policy.

a) All cancellations must be in writing.
b) N.B.S., Inc. (Summit/Mini-Summit) registration and lodging fees are non-refundable at any time.
c) All money paid will be returned less any charges incurred and an administrative fee.
Returned Check Fees: For costs $100 or less, $25 Fee. For costs >$100, $50 Fee. Checks will not be accepted from repeat offenders.

Upcoming Events

Join All Seasons Ski Club on the First Ski Trip of the Season (2 days)

This is a Family “Affair” Bus Trip and It’s time to get back into the “Ski Groove”. When: December 17th & 18th
Where: Saturday the 17th , Northstar @ Tahoe, Sunday the 18th, Sierra @ Tahoe
Lodging: Best Western Timbercove,South Lake Tahoe, Sat. night
Leave From: Hercules Park & Ride , Sat. @ 5AM
Return: Approximately 8PM to Hercules Park & Ride
Costs :
• Adults: $240.00 p/person (Includes: Bus, lodging (dbl occ), 2 days lift tickets)
• Children : Ages 5-12 , $129.00 (Includes; Bus, lodging, 2 day lift tickets)
• Young Adults: Ages 13-22, $171.00 (Includes: Bus, lodging, 2day lift tickets)

For lessons, equipment rentals and any other variations of the above prices contact: Debi Dohm @ 510-636-1954 or Email:
Make Checks out to ASSC, Mail to: ASSC, PO Box 12593, Oakland, CA. 94604
Payments due by December 3rd to guarantee your spot. You can also pay on line at:, email for paypal: (a 4% service charge applies and will be collected on the bus)

Winter Carnival 2006

Click here to get event detailsWinter Carnival Details


Banff will host the NBS AMCC 2006


As a Registered guest every event and activity is included. From our signature activity, Picnic on the Hill, to happy hours, parties and entertainment,
you will be able to "party with a purpose" and ski, shop, get pampered or just hang out. Few hotels in the world can rival the majesty, hospitality and scenery
of The Fairmont Banff Springs. Its unique blend of opulence and seclusion has been a symbol of Rocky Mountain magnificence for more than a century. Styled after a
Scottish baronial castle, The Fairmont Banff Springs offers stunning vistas, championship golf courses, unparalleled skiing, classic cuisine and Willow Stream, a world class
European-style spa. Experience timeless beauty and luxurious comfort in a pristine wilderness. This is the NBS Host hotel for Summit.
Trip Package Prices (Approximate) *

Early Registration/Partner $250 Deadline: October 5th
Reg. Registration/Non- Partner $275 Deadline: October 5th

Theme Parties: African Attire, Valentine's PJ Party, Western night
Lodging Approx. $700/per person Dbl. Occup. Hotel
$550/per person Trpl. Occup. Hotel
$510/per person Quad Occup. Hotel

$425-490/per person Dbl. Occup. Condo
$290-390/per person Quad. Occup. Condo

Airfare (Approx.) $390 S.F.O. to Calgary (Non-Stop)
Ground Transportation $50 (Approx.)
Lift Tickets (3-Day) $138.00 Adult/$120.00 Senior (65+)
Non Member Fee $10 Additional
Admin Fee $20.00
The week at a Glance:
Saturday, Feb. 11th - Welcome Party (Club gear is in order here. Let's represent!) Pick yours up at any ASSC meeting.

Sunday, Feb 12th-African Awareness night

Monday, Feb 13th- Happy hour, Banff springs Hotel Free Night

Tuesday, Feb 14th-Specialty Races ( Presidents, Celebrity and Challenge Cup) Happy hour, Banff Springs Hotel PJ party or Dressy Valentine party (TBD)

Wednes, Feb 15th-Picnic on the Hill, Lake Louise Happy hour, Lake Louise Free Night

Thurs, Feb 16th-Happy hour, Norquay resort Free Night

Friday, Feb 17th-Western Attire night

Saturday leave to go home.
Payment Schedule
Date November 2 December 7
Amount Due * $700.00 Balance
* Prices are approximate and depend on when you pay your registration and the type of lodging that is available. Lodging is on a first come first served basis.
Normal ASSC cancellation and refund policies apply.

Make checks payable to: ASSC
Mail to: Cheryl Archer, 7977 Sunkist Drive, Oakland, CA 94605
FOR MORE INFORMATION . . . or contact Trip Leader(s):
Sherie Hickman 510.632.9439
Cheryl Archer 510.569.3566

Other Activities

Join some of the ASSC members and friends in Negril in 2006.

Dates: June 22- 27th, 2006 (flying out on 21st)
Price: Approximately $1150 per person dbl/occ for a Garden view studio. Additional accommodations are available - call LaVerne for details and cost. Lodging: Point Village Inn
Price includes: RT air on US airways, airport transfers from Montego Bay to resort, accommodations, all meals and beverages
at the Village Connection Restaurant, Sun drenched Bar & Grill, Paradise Garden Café, daily activities, nightly
entertainment, entrance to our Village Beat Nightclub, snorkeling, sunfish sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, glass-bottom
boat tour, all hotel taxes and service charge.
$200.00 deposit due NOW (credit cards accepted)
Make Checks out to: Rose Alston Travel
Mail To: 1652 W. Texas St., Ste. 128 - Fairfield, CA. 94533

Contact: LaVerne Milton-Rose Alston Travel at 925-709-8014 or

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Youth Corner

All Seasons Youth Ski Club meets every 2nd Tuesday @ Sequoyah Community Church for more information call Karen Ambeau @ 510-538-3368
If you have children, relatives, or friends, who are interested in joining the Youth Club, membership applications are available at the Adult Club Meeting. The annual Youth Membership Dues are $10.

2005-06 Newly elected Youth Club Officers:

	Co-Presidents				Ambia McClendon
	Vice President				Milan Martin
	Secretary				Tatum Brooks
	Treasurer					Kaii Blanton
	Sergeant at Arms				Christina Shelton

Support our youth’s efforts in raising funds to help off-set their Winter Ski trip costs.

Our Youth will be present at December Adult Club meeting to sell their 50/50 Raffle tickets . Purchase your tickets for $1 dollar each. Prizes are:

	1st Place:		$100.00
	2nd Place:		$ 50.00
	3rd Place:		$ 25.00
The drawing will be held at the December Youth Club meeting. There will also be an opportunity to purchase your Christmas cards through the Youth club.

Upcoming Events

The Youth's first trip is December 10th to Boreal. Coming in February - ASSC Youth Club Annual crab feed 2006.

Club Information

2005 - 2006 Winter Schedule

Date Event Package and ~ Cost Contact
December 17/18, 2005 Northstar/Sierra Includes: Lodging, bus, & 2 lift tickets ~Cost/Person $240 Trip Leader: Gary Garrett @ 209-477-0521
January 12 - 16, 2006 Winter Carnival 2006 See - Trip Details for Cost Trip Coord: Angie Ross @ 510-589-5024
Trip Leader: TBD
February 11 - 18, 2006 Mini-Summit 2006 See - Trip Details for Cost Trip Leaders: Sherie Hickman 510.632.9439
Cheryl Archer 510.569.3566
February 25, 2006 Alpine Meadows Includes: Bus and lift ticket ~Cost/Person $94 Trip Leader: TBD
March 9/12, 2006 Bad Boys-Mammoth* Includes:Lodging & lift tickets ~Cost/Person $210 Trip Leader: Debi Dohm
March 24/26, 2006 Pajama Jam Heavenly/Sierra TBA Trip Leader: Gary Garrett @ 209-477-0521
April 8, 2006 Kirkwood Includes: Bus and lift ticket ~Cost/Person $104 Trip Leader: TBD
April 20/23, 2006 Hot Creek-Mammoth* Includes:Lodging & lift tickets ~Cost/Person $210 Trip Leader: Debi Dohm
*Currently, Mammoth Trips does not include transportation. If transportation plans are negotiated, there is an additional cost.

2005/2006 New/Renewal Membership

James Sankey
Kevina Presley
Cynthia Ann Dixon 
Janice Wilson 
Atu Reed 

Date Day General Meeting Theme Location/Time
December 7 Wednesday @ 7:30pm Annual Holiday Extravaganza California Ballroom 7:30p.m
January 4, 2006 Wednesday @ 7:30pm Winter Carnival Kickoff California Ballroom 7:30p.m.
February 1 Wednesday @ 7:30pm Summit 2006 - Kickoff California Ballroom 7:30p.m.

All Seasons Ski Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month, at 7:30pm. Join us at the California Ballroom, 1736 Franklin St, Oakland.