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January Snojob


This is what we’ve all been waiting for...

Sign up for the next two Mammoth Trips

Bus Trip —

January 6-9, 2011 - Yes, there’s still time to sign up but barely! $330 for bus, lodging at Snowflower Condos and cocktail party. Trip leaders Christy Walchli (949) 275-2617 and Maxine Hanlon, (714) 641-8513

Drive-up Trip —

The Midweek Mammoth trip, February 13-18, promises great fun. For only $225 it includes 5 nights lodging at Snowflower Condos, several apres ski parties, Valentines Day celebration and heaps and heaps of snow. Midweek skiing is great for uncrowded slopes and a relaxed restaurant experience. Call Nila to make your reservation and let her know if you need a ride or can take extra people in your car. You can reach Nila at 949-200-9466 or Your check sent to the BSSC mailbox or signing up on the website secures your place on this trip.

Balboa Ski & Sports Club P.O. Box 8288 • Newport Beach, CA 92658 •

Connie’s Corner

Happy New Year! As I write this article pre-Christmas, So, if you have not yet signed up for one of the upcoming Mammoth trips, now’s the time! By the way, our numbers did not qualily us for bulk lift tickets at Mammoth. We needed a minimum of 50 people and we were at just about 30. So what records can we set as a club in 2011? As President of BSSC, I have three wishes..... 1. An increased membership 2. More and varied activities and events 3. New volunteers to serve on the club’s Board of Directors Your current Board and I welcome your suggestions, ideas and, most importantly, your help! With wishes to you all for a prosperous and healthy New Year!

Connie Peacock, BSSC President

BSSC Board of Directors

President Connie Peacock 949-636-2062 VP Operations Jess Gorman 714-491-2234 VP Finance Bob Santee 714-538-0743 VP Skiing Maxine Hanlon 641-8513

“Members on the Mend”

Quick recovery wishes to Bob Santee, who is now resting reasonably comfortably after a ruptured gallbladder and emergency surgery. Bob is one of our board members who has generously donated his time and talents to the club for many, many years. Truly a quiet and gracious giver to BSSC. Elaine Kermes is doing well in her recovery after having a kidney removed. Hope to see your smiling face soon Elaine! Please let us know if there are members who would like to be remembered in the next edition of the Snojob. Call or email Donna Harvey at 949-933-1418 or

Our January BSSC Bio...

As the editor of the Snojob I’m afraid to even give one hint about this little darling. The reason is that I could tell the moment I looked at this photo who it was! So, with that stated, make your guesses and then look on the next page of this web edition of the Snojob!

Treasurer Monica McCarthy 949-425-1057 VP Communications Bob Kyser 949-200-9466 Secretary Susan Corum 949-675-7966 Director of Trips Christy Walchli 949-548-4847 Director of Social Betty Bains 949-636-1469 Director Membership Al Lawrence 949-232-8012 Director of Tennis Terry King 714-292-8840 Director of Snojob Donna Harvey 949-933-1418 Director at Large Cathy Houldin Director at Large Linda Mosier

Have you guessed already? Here’s her bio... I am a Jersey girl at heart, born in Hackensack, New Jersey….but am now a California girl with no plans of leaving anytime soon! I was very fortunate to grow up living on a lake and learned to swim, sail and skate at a very young age. I went to school K-12 in the same small town, which was later repeated by my 2 children. I learned to ski locally at a small area that was only 30 minutes away and started teaching children to ski at this same area while in High School. I later returned to this ski area to work as a full-time Ski School Director and Ski Patrol when my children were little and just learning how to ski!

Things that you probably don’t know about me… I took 14 years of classical piano lessons and played the organ in church…I was a Twirler in High School…I sold real estate for 15 years…I swam in college (Colgate University) and later coached YMCA swimmers who went to the Olympic Trials…I was Sigourney Weaver’s stand-in for the movie “Working Girl”…I was PSIA certified and was also a member of the National Ski Patrol…I had my own limo business driving to the NY/NJ local airports…I was married to a Golf Pro and we were on “the tour” for several years…I was Class President for both my Junior and Senior years in High School… I kayaked 135 miles down the coast of the Baja in the Sea of Cortez from Loreto to La Paz…I played Varsity tennis in both High School and College… I still belong to my NJ Ski Club, who owns a house in Vermont that sleeps 46 people…I taught Physical Education & Swimming for grades Pre-K through 12 for 7 years at a private school…I “adopted” a family in Belize…I majored in Economics in College…I am ambidextrous. As many of you do know, I love to sail and ski, and am often torn between the two when choosing vacation destinations! I especially enjoy doing the research and the actual planning prior to a trip, so won’t be surprised that I like to be a trip leader for the club. And now I am able to share my love for these activities with my grandsons, which is such a joy! Boat ownership, with 2 wonderful partners (hence the boat name “Tres Amigas”), is another of my self-indulgences. The anchorages in Catalina have become a “second home” during the warmer months. I am proud to be a member of BSSC and to serve on its Board of Directors. As I’m sure you’ve figured out by now….I am your President, Connie Peacock

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— Wait List Only —

Trip leader: Christy Walchli - (949) 275 2617 or e-mail her

Mammoth Bus Trips* Staying at Snowflower Condos

January 6-9, 2011

$330 for bus, lodging and cocktail party

Trip leaders Christy Walchli (949) 275-2617 and Maxine Hanlon (714) 641-8513

February 24-27, 2011 $330 for bus, lodging and cocktail party

Trip leader Mary Ann Russo;

March 17-20, 2011

$330 for bus, lodging and cocktail party

Trip Leader Karen Steuber, 949-854-7121

Mid-week Mammoth Trips Back Again!* Staying at Snowflower Condos and driving up

Feb 13-18, Sunday -Friday only $225 Nila Kyser • Nila Kyser is inspired to bring the "hearts" back into the February trip.

March 6-11, Sunday -Friday only $225 Sunday - Friday Cathie Houldin is stepping up as leader with some new ideas of fun. Contact Cathie at, 949-855-1373

Need more details on any of the above trips?

Contact Christy Walchli at 949-275-2617 or Maxine Hanlon at 714-641-8513. *Log on to our club website for more information about Club cancellation and refund policies.

— Upcoming Events — HAIR!

February 4th at Segerstrom Hall Limited tickets priced at only $25. Call Connie before sending money to be sure there are tickets still available! This exuberant musical about a group of young Americans searching for peace and love in a turbulent time has struck a resonant chord with audiences young and old. Hair features an extraordinary cast and dozens of unforgettable songs, including “Aquarius,” “Let the Sun Shine In,” “Good Morning, Starshine” and “Easy To Be Hard.” Contact Connie Peacock @

Bridge Lessons...

There will be no bridge meeting or lesson in January. On February 9 we resume bridge meetings at Ingrid Strayer’s home at 6:30. She lives at 9 Stanford, Irvine, and can be reached at 949-854-1391 or

January Meetings

Tennis every Sunday Morning

Open tennis is played every Sunday morning at Corona del Mar High School on Eastbluff Drive, Newport Beach, starting at 8:00. There is no cost, just lots of good tennis. Feel free to just drop in.

Tuesday, January 4th

starting at 6:30 pm at the Tee Room The plan is for Connie Peacock to give a talk about Facebook. Interesting facts about this social network and why you might want to use it.

Tuesday, January 18th

starting at 6:30 pm at the Tee Room Brian McDonald will be giving a talk on Estate Planning. These two timely topics should make for interesting meetings so please plan on attending. The Tee Room is located at the Newport Beach Golf Course, 3100 Irvlne Blvd.

REI Women’s Snow Sports Night

January Birthdays

REI Huntington Beach (Bella Tera Mall) is having a Womens Snow Sports Night on Thursday January 20th from 6 pm to 8:30 pm. Several Vendors will be there showing off their wares. If you are interested and able to attend you can RSVP at

Caroline Frye-Reed Pat Watcher Pat Mullen Sandy Knipf Eric Walther Janine Bender Nancy Harman Rochelle Liss Cindy McKenzie Kathy Freeman Tom Gorla Dottie Kavanau Monica McCarthy Christy Walchli Brian McDonald

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Apologies if any newer members with birthdays are not included above. The files were not accessible because of data base problems so we had to copy and paste from an old Snojob.

For your Notary Needs Peacock Notary will come to you. Connie Peacock, Notary Public 949-636-2062 or see

Handyman and Construction Service

Izzy Goberman available for all your construction and handyman needs including carpentry/ concete work. In Mammoth Lakes area or Southern California. skiizzy@ cell 949-436-1812 or 760-934-6575

Mammoth Condo - Walk to Eagle Lift The Summit unit 290. One-bedroom, one-bath, sleeps 2-4, underground parking, completely refurbished. Discount for BSSC members. or call Patti at 714-328-9447.t BSSC is not responsible for statements or actions of our advertisers.

Ski report

With Dump report after Dump Report coming from Mammoth - we are going to have a great ski season. Here is information and hints to make it better.

by Maxine Hanlon, VP Skiing

#1. Make sure your equipment bags, carry ons, anything personal you take on the bus has your i.d. on it. Duct tape comes in all colors, and with a bit of talent or not, you can make your ski/ boot or clothes bag stand out so that you can easily see it even in snowy bad light. Finding your equipment and getting it to your condo. First step to a good trip. #2 Be aware that Mammoth Transit System has changed their route numbers. Snowflower used to be #19 on the Red Line. The Red Line still travels to Snowflower, but the stop is #4. #3 Check with your condo captain and condo mates when you arrive, determine on a key hiding location or exchange cell phone #s to coordinate entry into your condo.. Under no circumstance should the condo be unlocked. This practice safeguards the condo’s contents and everyone’s belongings.

#4 Secret Weapon for odor and moisture. Fabric dryer sheets work great in ski boots or a helmet to diffuse odor and absorb moisture. Just put a zip lock bag of dryer sheets in your boot bag pocket. Heating your boots in the morning with the dryer sheets in them adds a nice start to the skiing experience. #5 Big Change: Rental lockers on all floors except the Main Lodge first floor have increased in price to $4 per token, and each entry requires 2 tokens. Also there is no longer a basket check. In the area where Basket Check used to be on the 2nd floor of the Main Lodge is Lost and Found. At Lost and Found, you will find multi-entry boot lockers for $10 a day, and can rent either a smaller boot locker downstairs or multi-day ski lockers starting with a minimum of two days for $13 per day. Teaming up with another trip member / friend will reduce the cost, and will require a little coordination. #6 Don’t forget the best way to travel to Mammoth is on the bus with Balboa. Leaving the Tee Room on January 6th --First bus of the season. Contact Christy or Maxine to check on a last minute spot. General travel news: Recently American Airlines announced a new price structure on Boot bags, Ski bags, etc., which would have increased baggage fees to $200. Due to pressure from National Federation of Ski Club Councils, FWSA, and ski councils throughout the states, AA has reversed their policy and count ski and boots as one bag.. Check with any airline you are traveling with about such restrictions. In some cases if you pack clothes in a boot bag, it changes the status of that bag, and the airline charges extra. Pack carefully for your travel.. Have a fun, safe skiing season. Maxine Hanlon.

Bill Clark led a drive-up trip to Mammoth to start off the season. Thursday night reports of rain had everyone worried, but fortunately our worries were in vain. The snow was great and skiing was wonderful. Bill presented two very success cocktail parties, where talks of the racing on Saturday was the main topic of conversation. Izzy supplied a Birthday cake for Terrie Seaton, Connie Peacock and Maxine Hanlon. A great start to the season. With all this great snow, sign up now for our next trip.

December Highlights... Recap & Photos

Boat Parade — The rainy weather slowed down the 2010 Newport Beach Boat Parade, but nothing could dampen the Annual BSSC Boat Parade Party held at Ernie Minney’s on Saturday, December 18. Ernie’s warm welcome cut through the cold and occasionally damp outside weather. The hosts of Balboa members and their guests ended on the inside looking out. But good food, generous libations and friends made the evening a success. Special thanks to Betty Bains for chairing this special event, Monica McCarty for being the first person there and hard-working throughout the event, and, of course, to all of the many people who contributed the make this a special event. Many, many thanks to our host Ernie Minney and Holiday Greetings to you all.

Holiday Santa Sock Hop — Our well-attended holiday meeting/party in December also heralded crowning a new Snow King and Snow Queen for the year 2010. “This award honors the man and woman who have been active overall in the club skiing activities, sharing in duties of running the club, off the hill activities and promoting good fellowship among members.” Connie Peacock, BSSC President, had the honor of announcing and crowning the new recipients, Bob Santee and Sheila Van Guilder. Bob Santee was recognized for his consistent, efficient, and long-standing service in the role of VP of Finance. Bob expertly juggles two club bank accounts, two check books, two accounting books and the club’s status as a “California Seller of Travel.” He turns around check requests within the necessary time frames and painstakingly prepares the club budget each year for the Board to consider and vote on. Bob keeps the club’s financial wheels on the bus turning and we recognize him with this award to say thank you for his continuous and exemplary efforts! Sheila Van Guilder was honored for her continued service to the club since serving as President for 2 years. During Sheila’s presidency, the club continued to grow its membership and to expand its variety of activities. And, as if being a successful President wasn’t enough, Sheila has taken on in 2010 the role of VP of Trips for the Orange Ski Council. This responsibility is an enormous one where she is the person in charge of handling the travel arrangements for the Orange Council’s participation in the Far West ski trip each season. So we say thank-you to Sheila for representing BSSC on the Orange Council Board and for her continued support of our club!

A toast to Balboa Ski and Sports!

Wishing all the special members and safe and wonderful 2011...

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