Keeping you informed with club news and activities...

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

NOVEMBER 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

Hello All Seasons,
It is just about time to do what we live for.......SKI SEASON is almost upon us and I am ready, are you? better get yo' mind right. I want to get 30+ days on the slopes, but before I get too far into that let me say we had a day trip to Sonoma for Spa treatments and Wine Tasting. Sonoma doesn't receive the traffic like Napa but the wines are second to none. They also pay more attention to their winery aesthetics with beautifully landscapes grounds, flower gardens and grassy picnic areas.

I want to thank everyone involved and especially Victor Howe for stepping up as a member in good standing, voicing his opinion as to putting this trip put back on the calendar. We had great weather and great people. We also learned a few more things and yes,Tosha joined another Wine club. Victor I promise we will be make a stop at Artesa Vineyards next year.

Lake Tahoe, Heavenly ski resort, Casinos, great entertainment and parties everywhere. What are you waiting for?? Lets get signed up for this great Holiday Ski weekend. I don't care if you ski, I don't care where you stay, you don't even have to be there, JUST REGISTER! Trust me you don't want to miss this one. What could be better? Four to Five days in beautiful Lake Tahoe with family and friends sliding down the slopes overlooking the blue water with a light spray of snow across your face, Damn, I'm ready.

By the time some of you actually sit down and read this I will be with 50+ All Seasons members sunning on the Bays of Huatulco, Mexico. Thanks to our tripleaders Angie Ross and Karen Allen, All Seasons has the most members by far of all Western Region Clubs attending this event. Snorkeling, ATV Jungle Tours, 7 bay cruise, scuba diving and maybe, just maybe we will have time for a drink or two. With the numbers we have going you better clear your computer storage and get ready for the rush of digital pictures.

Feeling blessed, Gary
Gary Garrett
President All Seasons Ski Club


Club News

General Meeting Theme: Wine Seminar

Photo Album

Discount Lift Ticket Program
Discount Lift Ticket Order Forms Due to Michael Jackson on or before Nov.6, 2005

Bay Area Snow Sports Council Discount Lift Ticket / Voucher Order Form
DEADLINE: November 6, 2005
BAC Saves you 15-35 % on All-Day-Any-Day Lift Tickets

Ski Resort
BAC Price	# of Vouchers	Amount of Money
Alpine Meadows			
Non-holiday Monday - Sunday	$ 42 est*	X ________	= $ _______
# of credits from 04-05 season	$  4        	X ________	= $ _______
Bear Valley 			
(all day/any day)		$ 38		X ________	= $ _______
 # of credits from 04-05 season  $ 1		X ________	= $ _______
Diamond Peak			
(all day/any day)		$ 35 		X ________	= $ _______

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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

11/1 Rick Taylor
11/3 Loretta Jones
11/9 Shirley James
11/18 Charles Glass
11/16 Michael Bell

Seasons News

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

First Fridays - Monthly Networking Affair
- Click on the logo and check the website for more details
Or Checkout - for those who wish to travel and network in other states.

First Friday Platinum Membership Exchange Program

Here's how it works! ASSC Members who want to join FF as Platinum members will receive these discounted rates:
New Platinum Member $55 $10 savings Actual rate: $65
Renewal Platinum Member $45 $10 savings Actual rate: $50

Contact: Jennifer Jones, First Fridays Membership Director, or

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

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 will be available at the November 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 November 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. Catalogs will be available at the November Adult meeting

Youth in Action:

Members of the youth club are receiving exceptional grades:
Christina Shelton received all A’s,& A-‘s, along with one B-
Ambia McClendon received all A’s & B’s
Other youth are receiving similar grades and some will participate in Science Projects - First Place will be a trip to Washington D.C.

ASSC Youth Participates in Hurricane Relief and other Efforts

Christina Shelton and her middle school, Pleasanton Middle School, raised $12,000 for Hurricane Katrina Relief.
Milan Martin along with the Teen Youth Community, raised $1,200 for the Hurricane Katrina Relief.
Milan Saunders and her middle school, Albany Middle School, raised $1811 for Hurricane Katrina Relief.
Tatum Brooks collected canned goods and clothing for Hurricane Katrina Relief.
Ronnie Owyang participated in the UNCF Walk 2 thon, and raised funds through the pledges she collected

ASSC Youth on the Move!!!! Come out and meet some of these amazing youth at the November Adult meeting.

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 $210 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

Nina Causey
Ray Skillern
Erin Johnson-Skillern
Bradley Dean
Donna Smith
Tony Campbell 
Kim Pearson 

Date Day General Meeting Theme Location/Time
November 2 Wednesday @ 7:30pm Wine Seminar California Ballroom 7:30p.m.
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.

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.