Keeping you informed with club news and activities...

In this issue:

2005 Hiking Schedule
Fun Fest - Huatulco
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

OCTOBER 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,
Hola!! Yes, yes, yes, October is finally here and we are in the final stretch for Huatulco where we shall get our tan, swim, ATV, snorkel, sightsee, horseback ride and drink on. Join us for a Bon Voyage party at the October General meeting.

Club Gathering in Dublin
Once again the people came out for the All Seasons Annual Club Gathering and Northern California Ski Club Softball Challenge. We had a great time. All Seasons A's once again put up a great fight, down by 5 to Black Avalanche with two runs in and the bases loaded, alas it was not meant to be as the batter (not me, I was on 2nd base) struck out. Can you say C-A-S-E-Y???
Black Avalanche moved on to play defending Champs Ebony Ski & Racquet in the Championship game. Now this was a heated battle, home runs, doubles, name calling, rule changes, managers pulling their teams off the field, oh yeah, it was crazy out there. After a small discussion, the game went on without incident (yeah right) and Black Avalanche Ski Club of Oakland took home the BAUER trophy. CONGRATULATIONS!!
I sincerely want to thank Karen Allen, Patsy Cunningham, Debi Dohm (what a great park Debi secured for us), Christina L., Claudette Center, Tosha Owens, Angie Ross and Sherie Hickman for all their help in making this event another success. I especially want to thank Stan the "Grill Man" Williams and Jerode "I'm retired" Lawrence for once again doing all the on-site cooking. You have no idea how much work it is to stand, out in that sun, all day, cooking 100's of pounds of beef, chicken, links, hamburgers, hot dogs and such. I must do something special for these cookaholics.

Winter Carnival '06 The time is now to sign up for and start making payments for Winter Carnival '06 in beautiful South Lake Tahoe. Remember this is a Regional Fundraiser that supports the Region and our youth. Call Angie today, you know you're going, quit messing around and put your money where your mouth is.

Summit '06 Banff, Canada
We have a great group onboard for Summit '06 but we want more, The venue is great and we will ski the Big3. Happy hours, evening entertainment, shopping, 200 person European spa, you name it, we can do it in a week. Call your trip leaders.

Wine Tasting
Yes we will head to Sonoma County to dine, drink fine wines and tour majestic flower laden landscapes with breathtaking views of the Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys.
Now is the time to train those muscles for the countless days of skiing you will do this winter. Ski Club member Michael Jackson spoke of a safe warm way to improve your skills and get better on the mountain. Endless slope is a portable machine that allows you to put in as many turns in a 1/2 hour as you would all day on the slopes. It teaches you the correct position, how to get on your edges and stay over your skis. Go to and then give MJ a call; he has set up several dates in San Francisco for training and demonstrations.

October is Fire Prevention Month. Remember to change your smoke detector batteries when you change your clock.
Pink is in
October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month, take care of yourself, get regular checkups and educate others. Purchase stamps and sponsor a run/walker in their quest to help find a cure for this disease, its going to take us all.

Be Safe, Gary President All Seasons Ski Club


Club News

General Meeting Theme: Huatulco "Bon Voyage" Party

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

Goes out to Jerode Lawrence on the passing of Brother.
And Robert Moore on the passing of his younger Sister.
Donna Monteiro and Sassa Henderson

10/16 Lisa Curry
10/17 Pamela Scott
10/23 Gwen Ovid
10/23 Vanessa Young
10/24 Karen Baker

Seasons News

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

All Seasons summer gear on sale at the June meeting. Women's: tank tops, short and cap sleeve shirts in club colors.
Men's: Sleeveless Muscle shirts in Blk, Wht and Grey. Jazz it up anyway you like. PRICE - $12 each.

Mark Your Calendar & Start spreading the word...

Oct 8, 2005
100 Black Men of the Bay Area is proud to present:

MOVE for Health is an initiative that features exercise and nutrition programs for people of all ages in the Bay Area. This important signature health event will be held:
Saturday October 8th
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Lake Merritt, Oakland

MOVE for Health activities will include Tai Chi, stretching, kick boxing, body building, spinning, aerobics, rock climbing and exercise for seniors. We will also include free community Health Screening for High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Diabetes and Obesity.
For further information e-mail Dr. Ralph Peterson, MD or call 510-562-7467

First Fridays - Monthly Networking Affair
Preservation Park - Black on Black Attire - 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

Wine Tasting & Spa Trip

Click on the icons below for more product information and decide your selection of wines and/or spa treatment before the trip.

When: October 8, 2005
Departs from Hercules Park ‘n Ride around 7:30am
More Information to come

Bus Trip $70.00 (approximately). Make check out to ASSC, mail to Gary Garrett c/o ASSC, PO Box 12593, Oakland, 94604 or 209-477-0521
Spa treatments vary, so contact Debi Dohm 510-636-1954 or

2005 Hiking Schedule

October 3, Mon. Redwood, Oakland, 5:30 PM
October 12, Wed. Lake Chabot, Oakland, 5:30 PM
October 15, Sat. Big Basin State Park, Saratoga, 7:30 AM
October 17, Mon. Joaquin Miller, Oakland, 5:30 PM

NBS Western Region - Presents Fun-Fest 2005


October 27 - 31, 2005
Mexico's Southernmost Bienvenidos! NBS Western Region Presents Fun Fest 2005 October 27 - 31, 2005 Mexico 's Southernmost Resort

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 October 5 November 2 December 7
Amount Due * $300.00 $250.00 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

EBONY Boat Club Youth Day

Saturday October 8, 2005
12noon to 4pm
1200 Brannan Island Road ,Isleton CA 95461 Contact Capt. John Polk at 510-681-8846 Come out for a fun filled day of activities including:
Fishing (poles & gear provided), Lunch and Boating safety Video

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

Dates: June 22- 27th, 2006 (flying out on 21st)
Price: Approximately $1050 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.
$100.00 deposit due by October15th (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

Club Information

2005 Summer Activities Schedule

Date Event Location Contact
October 8, 2005 Wine Tasting Spa Trip Sonoma, CA Gary Garrett @ 209-477-0521or any Board Member
October 27-31, 2005 Fun Fest 2005 Huatulco, Mexico Event Coord. - Angie Ross - 510-589-5024

2005/2006 New/Renewal Membership

Maureen West 
Karmen Starks 
Corliss Henderson 
Donna Montiero 
Denise Bass-Allen
Conrad Cantrell
Chuck Copeland

Date Day General Meeting Theme Location/Time
October Wednesday @ 7:30pm Huatulco "Bon Voyage" Party California Ballroom 7:30p.m.
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

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.