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April Snojob

More importantly, why would you possibly WANT to resist going to Mammoth with BSSC one more time this season???? We’ve added this trip because it’s just too good up there to pass up. Join us!

Thursday through Sunday, April 14-17th

A bus trip with Bill Clark as event leader. Staying at Snowflower Condos with a fantastic cocktail party included Fantastic Spring Fling savings price of $295. per person This price is for BSSC members. There is an additional $25 fee for guests.

Call Bill Clark for details at 3I0-25I-0606 Balboa Ski & Sports Club P.O. Box 8288 • Newport Beach, CA 92658

Connie’s Corner

BSSC Board of Directors

What an incredible snowy ski season this has been for Mammoth and I’m hoping that many of you have had the opportunity to enjoy Mother Nature’s generosity! The best news is that the Board has decided to add an April bus trip to Mammoth.... the first in many years! Sign up early so you can join the group for what should be some awesome spring skiing! As members of BSSC, we are very fortunate to have multiple skiing opportunities each season. This year, in addition to the FWSA trip to Sun Valley, we had a record number of Mammoth trips — a December drive-up weekend, bus trips in January through April, and two more weekday drive-up trips in February and March. All of this would not be possible without a number of hard-working volunteer members and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank these folks! Thank you’s first deservedly go out to our board members, Maxine Hanlon (VP of Skiing) and Christy Walchli (Director of Trips). They are the “behind-the-scenes” coordinators who arrange for the bus transportation, club lodging, bus driver lodging, and bus parking. They also co-led the January Mammoth bus trip! And then we need to thank our other wonderful trip leaders: Bill Clark, Mary Ann Russo, Nila Kyser, Cathie Houldin, and Karen Steuber. Please take the time to personally thank these individuals when you see them at meetings or at other club activities! Although ski season is winding down, we as a club still have a number of other fun events planned in the upcoming months! Check your SnoJob or the club website for the list of upcoming activities! And please reach out to a board member if there is something that you would like to “lead” or suggest to add to our calendar. Also, note that our meeting venue changes in May to the very popular bayside location of the American Legion in Newport Beach. These four “summer meetings” will again feature dinner and dancing to our member-DJ, John Symes. And finally, save the date of May 14th, which will be our official “End of the Year Party.” Your new Board of Directors will be introduced at this celebration and member awards will also be presented. Watch for more details to follow!

First Summer Meeting & Board Elections MUSIC • DANCING • MARGARITAS • MEXICAN FEAST

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 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

Since our first summer meeting at the American Legion Yacht Club will be very early in May, we thought you might like to make a note on your calendar —

Tuesday, May 3rd at 6:30 PM

This meeting will also be the election of your new BSSC officers!

Director of Snojob Donna Harvey 949-933-1418 Director at Large Cathy Houldin Director at Large Linda Mosier

— April Social Events — Happy Hour at the Village Inn...

Friday, April 15th 5:00 PM - 7:00 pm

The Village Inn is located at 127 Marine Ave., Balboa Island 714/675-8300 Go down Jamboree, cross over PCH and continue over the bridge onto Balboa Island. Go to the 2nd stop sign (Park Ave.) and you’ll see it on the far right corner! What: Beers, well drinks, wine and specialty cocktails are available--they also have a happy hour menu which includes a special dinner plate or you can order from their regular menu. Call Maxine Hanlon (714/412-9121) to let reserve a spot any time during the week.

Let’s get together

for an April Bike Ride!

Spring Beach Bike Ride and Lunch at Long Beach Yacht Club We’ll meet at Nancy Slusher’s at 9:45 a.m. for coffee, juice, and cheese. Then we’ll ride to Belmont Shore and then along the beach bike path to Downtown Long Beach Marina & return – 15 flat miles. You have the option to meet in Belmont Shore at start of Bike Path (Ocean Blvd. & Bayshore) — talk to Nancy about this. We’ll then attend the buffet at Long Beach Yacht Club approx. 12:30 p.m. The price of $14 includes salad bar, hot sandwich of freshly sliced steak, turkey, or ham plus garnishes, fruit, cookies, iced tea or coffee. This also includes tax and gratuity for the meal.

April Meetings at the Tee Room... Drop dead date for reservations is Thursday, April 14th Tuesday, April 5th-

Board nominations and regular meeting

Tuesday, April 19th -

starting at 6:30 pm at the Tee Room. Presenter with topic of “The Fun of Bicycling.” This will be our last meeting at the Tee Room until September.

Bring “regular” pants (not biking shorts) for LBYC lunch. Don’t forget your helmet!

Contact Nancy!


The Tee Room is located at the Newport Beach Golf Course, 3100 Irvlne Blvd. Drinks & socializing for meetings start at 6:30.

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.

Please see next page for information on our Arboretum Trip and Bridge Lessons.

BSSC Bridge Lessons by Richard Anthony

Los Angeles County Arboretum —Saturday, April 30, 2011—

(depart from Tee Room, Newport Beach at 10 a.m.) Come on the drive-up event and enjoy 127 acres of beauty including rotunda, gardens, lake, Baldwin Boathouse, Hugo Reid Adobe, coach barn, the Baldwin “Anoakia” home, Queen Anne Cottage, herb garden, Victorian Rose Garden, Prehistoric and Jungle garden, orchid greenhouses, Garden for All Seasons, Sunset Demonstration Garden, South American plant section, Tallac Knoll (with aquatic garden and waterfall), water conservation garden, Grace V. Kallam garden, Peacock Pavilion (coffee shop and gift shop), research building, and much more. Adults $8.00, Seniors $6.00. Cash/check only. To reserve your spot and/or volunteer to be a car pool driver

Call Betty Bains


We continue to meet the second Wednesday of the month for a lesson by Richard Anthony and to play bridge. We start at 6:30. Most people bring drinks and/or snacks to share. Beginners are welcome. Let the host/hostess know if you are a beginner. April 13 — Nina Winn’s house, 3833 E. Kirkwood, Orange, 92869. Contact Nina at or 714-538-1272. (There is a slight chance Nina may have to go out of town. In that case, the backup venue is the Anthony home.) May 11 ­— Barbara Jacobson’s home, 16222 Magellan Lane, Huntington Beach, 92647. Contact Barbara at goldbugbarbie@ or 714-842-7934 for reservations. June 8 — Dee Dwyer’s home, 20601 Suburbia Lane, Huntington Beach, 92646. Contact Dee at or 714-962-2912.


April Birthdays

Carole Karamanos John Kramer David B. Smith Paulette Suiter Tim Clayton Linda Middlebrooks Tony Liudzius Emmy Lou Jolly Jan Dark Marianne Raczkowski Doug Baker Mary Ann Russo Connie Minyard Bill Silliman Amy Methany Paul Jacobs Nancy Ingalsbee Nila Kyser

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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. BSSC is not responsible for statements or actions of our advertisers.

February Mammoth Mid-week By Nila Kyser

We came to ski the mountain—the magnificent Mammoth thirteen, We are a bunch of old guys, the fittest to be seen. We supped that night on homemade lasagna, salad and wines, While the wind outside howled through the pines. A furious wind blew on Valentines’ Day But everyone skied for awhile anyway. Evening brought Nila and Bob’s annual vows exchange With Mary Ann Russo keeping the choir in range. Rick Seebach officiated and did so fine, And we ended by toasting with bubbly holy wine. We decorated cakes and and sang “Happy Birthday to you” To Dee Swantko who had just turned eighty-two. We ate baked potatoes with toppings galore, While Paul Nee told jokes that made us roar. On Tuesday most of us skied with the mountain with glee, But toward evening the snowfall made it hard to see. On Wednesday the mountain was closed by too much snow; People read, watched TV, took snowy walks or went to a show. That evening we dined on chicken, cheeses, vegetables and cakes, And exchanged stories about skiing, pets, gorillas and snakes. Joanne and Rick Seebach celebrated 14 years of a marriage that is dandy By sharing with all champagne and a big box of candy. We all skiied the next day as long as we could see, But the mounting wind and more snow marred visibility. Although our group shrunk to a party of eight, Our dinner at the Mogul was considered first rate. It was a fine trip with fun and good camaraderie. And despite blizzards, cold and wind, at least we got to ski.

March Madness in Mammoth We had a great group of 41 who joined us on the March Mammoth bus trip, March 17-20th. The other guest was lots of fresh snow. (I’m not sure if it crashed the party or was invited). Over the course of the weekend Mammoth received 5.5 feet of new fluffy white stuff. We had several guests and former members that joined us for this adventure. There was a great Mexican themed cocktail party Friday night with over 20 other Club members, along with the 41 trip goers. Skiing on fresh snow was really nice and everyone had a great time. Weather and potential road issues necessitated a quick evacuation off the mountain on Sunday. Mammoth personnel, including Casey McCoy, Ticket Sales, and the Hosts, did a great job in helping us reach the skiers on the Moun-

tain. We learned some things that will be implemented into a better protocol when this situation arises again. (Hopefully this will not be necessary anytime soon). Great movies including the Blind Side and Wedding Crashers helped make the bus ride more enjoyable. We also watched Working Girl, which featured our very own Club President, Connie Peacock, who was Sigourney Weaver’s “ski double” in a particular scene. A special thank you to everyone for making this trip such a great adventure. This March Madness weekend will always be remembered as “memorable.”

Karen Steuber

Balboa Ski Week Trip Leader


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