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May 2015
Volume 81 Issue 41
Monthly Newsletter
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Greetings
FOUR SEASONS WEST (4SW)
Ski & Snowboard Club, Inc.
The Club for ALL Seasons
Inside this issue:
Presidents’ Message
Summer Schedule
2
3
FunFest
Tuscany
4
7
St. Augustine
Coaches Corner
8
9
Volunteers Needed
10
Milestones
1/4 “ Zip
11
14
Order Form
Board & Staff
15
16
Mission Statement
17
Classified Ads
Ad Rates
18
19
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Four Seasons West Ski & Snowboard Club Inc.
Winter Season 2015
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Presidents Message
SPRING SEASON IS HERE!
Mother Nature expressed herself in unusual ways this winter season. Ms. Nature acquired a new boyfriend this year—Global warming! With all of the “dating” that Ms. Nature did, she neglected some of her duties: rain and snow. Because of her actions, our
winter season was cut quite short, and unfortunately our White Water Rafting trip was
cancelled.
While 4SW was surprised at Ms. Nature’s actions, we are not deterred. Until she drops
her negative influence, we will continue to provide fun and interesting events for you to
participate in. Spring brings in a multitude of activities. Bike riding comes into play with
beach rides and long lunches. For the more adventurous, mountain biking with beautiful scenery and a dash of excitement is enjoyed. Charity walks begin. Hiking starts with
short episodes into the mountains, gradually developing into longer, but enjoyable
hours of fun. Happy hours begin with great drinks and food, as well as camaraderie.
Where can you enjoy all of these events?? Right here in your back yard with the help of
4SW. Check out the newsletter, Facebook, and Meet Up for upcoming events, and we
are sure to keep you occupied. And while we enjoy the spring season, perhaps Mother
Nature will come to her senses and dump Global warming!
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FUNFEST 2015
PUNTA CANA – THE REMIX
Nothing quite like a Zip Line
Saona Island Catamaran Excursion
Barceló Barvaro Beach Resort Punta Cana D.R.
YES!! We are headed back to the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC for more fun in the
sun. Not to mention more gourmet foods, more cocktails, more pool party, more
line dancing, more everything Caribbean. The resort and the fun is all-inclusive
when you make your ALL ACCESS travel plans with 4SW and the Western Region!
You know how we roll…so grab your posse and get onboard.
THE SCOOP
LODGING
FIVE NIGHT Land packages start at $855 per person based on double occupancy. All accommodations are located at the Barceló Bavaro Resort properties. The Western Region is ONLY
OFFERING LAND PACKAGES AT THIS TIME. Offering LAND ONLY packages allows travelers to
choose their own flights with the benefits of securing flights that fit their preferred travel schedule,
or payment options (redeem miles, points, airline partner non rev, etc.). The WR does plan to offer a limited number of airline seats for passengers who want the luxury of a full package, with a
payment plan and no worry about having to shop for flights.
For the LAND PACKAGES – NEW this year we are offering SUPERIOR HOTEL accommodations
located on the exquisite white sandy beach , ADULTS ONLY (Barceló Bavaro Beach) resort side for
those seeking a bit more serenity and solace on their Caribbean getaway.
In ADDITION, we will again offer the JUNIOR SUITES with Jacuzzi tubs on your own private
balcony. The JR. SUITE accommodations are located on the FAMILY (Barceló Bavaro Palace Deluxe) side of the resort, in the energetic heart of all the activity. You can choose your preference/
passion for lodging depending on what fits your needs and your budget. No matter which lodging
you choose, there are numerous options for bars, restaurants, pools and resort entertainment open
to all resort residents.
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TRAVEL DATES
Nov 18 – 23, 2015. This means you arrive at your leisure on Nov 18, 2015 with your 5 nights
lodging commencing on that date. Check out will be November 23, 2015. Extended stay options are
available up to 3 nights beyond November 23 rd based on availability. Make extension requests as soon
as possible.
GROUND TRANSFERS
The Barceló Bavaro Resorts are located approximately 15 minutes from the newly expanded Punta
Cana international airport. All ground transfers to the resort are the responsibility of the traveler and can be arranged on an individual basis at the airport.
RESERVATIONS – TRIP OPENS JANUARY 15, 2015
We will begin accepting deposits for FUNFEST 2015 PUNTA CANA – THE REMIX effective
January 15, 2015. All deposits should be submitted through a participating NBSWR club. The
feasibility of registering for the FunFest 2015 event online will be evaluated for those outside the
region and/or those with no ski club affiliation.
AVAILABILITY
Space is currently limited to 60 reservations and will be processed on a first come first served basis –
with deposit receipt determined by postmark. Once all available space is booked to capacity, a waiting
list will be established and a bid to add more lodging will be submitted. Quoted land price is based on
initial room block. Additional reservations are subject to availability and any applicable rate increase at
the time of rebooking.
DEPOSITS
The DEPOSIT AMOUNT for the land-only package IS $100 PER PERSON plus $25 4SW
Administration fee. NON-REFUNDABLE. The deposit due for land packages with optional air addon is $200 per person. Deposits may be TRANSFERABLE to another participant up to 61 days prior to
departure. All checks should be made payable to NEW HORIZON TOURS and mailed to 4SW FUNFEST
Coordinator – ATTN: DJAE Edmonds, 4859 West Slauson Avenue, Suite 600, Los Angeles, CA 90056.
OPTIONAL AIR-ADD-ON: We have received competitive group airfare quotes for travel from LAX,
SFO & SAC at this time and are currently offering optional AIR-ADD-ON for the convenience of those
who do not want to shop their own air. Should any departure city fall below the minimum seat requirement for a group (10), airfare would need to be booked as individual fares and fares would be subject
to change in accordance with the applicable individual fare at time of re-booking. Optional air-addon is offered as a complement to the land only package. It is offered on a first deposit, firstcome basis, and is offered as a priority to NBS Western Region participants booking the Land
package thru the Western Region. Seats are limited. Booking air with the NBSWR will require
an additional $100 per person non-refundable deposit. (i.e. if you book a land & air package, deposit
amount will be $200 per person).
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FLIGHT ITINERARIES
MISCELLANEOUS
Cost for JR DELUXE SUITES for the 5 night stay is $1,035 per person based on double occupancy.
Single supplements are available—for five night package, add $295 per person for Superior Hotel;
add $375 per person for Jr. Suites
Up to a 3 night-extension is available to NBSWR guests. Due to the limited number of flight schedule
deviations allowed by the airline, guests requesting extended stays may want to plan to book individual air. Please call for rates to confirm individual extended stays.
SAMPLE PACKAGE PRICING – Add $25.00 4SW Administration Fee
Package 1 Hotel/Lodging Only-No
Package 2 Jr Suite/Lodging Only-No
Air
Air
$855 per person-double occupancy $1035 per person - with a roommate
$1150 per person – single
$1410 per person - single
All Inclusive Barceló Bavaro Palace Deluxe
Superior Hotel Room on Adults Only Side
5 Nights Lodging
No Air/No ground transfers
All Inclusive Barceló Bavaro Palace Deluxe
Jr Suites w/Jacuzzi Tubs on Balcony on Family Resort Side
5 Nights Lodging
No Air/No ground transfers
Tue 17NOV15 UA 633 SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
DEP 10:30PM
166
Wed 18NOV15 UA
1 WASHINGTON, DC
ARR
DEP 8:15AMREP
PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN
151
Mon 23NOV15 UA
5 PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
ARR
DEP 1:49PMSEY
NEWARK/NY LIBERTY, JER-
162
Mon 23NOV15 UA
1 NEWARK/NY LIBERTY, NEW JERSEY
ARR
DEP 6:30PMNIA
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFOR-
225
8 SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA
DEP 10:45PM
ATLANTA GA
Wed 18NOV15 DL
563 ATLANTA GA
DEP
Mon 23NOV15 DL
912 PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
DEP 2:40PM
ARR
ATLANTA GA
5:30PM
Mon 23NOV15 DL
225
8 ATLANTA GA
DEP 7:30PM
ARR
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA
9:44PM
DEP 11:59PM
ARR
MIAMI FLORIDA
8:02AM
Tue
17NOV15 DL
Tue 17NOV15 AA
IAD
58 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
ARR
ARR
11:00A ARR
MREP
WASHINGTON, DC
IAD
6:29AM
1:06PM
5:08PM
10:08PM
6:06AM
PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN
3:24PM
150
Wed 18NOV15 AA
2 MIAMI, FLORIDA
ARR
DEP 9:45AMREP
PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN
150
Mon 23NOV15 AA
2 PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
DEP 2:20PM
ARR
MIAMI, FLORIDA
3:54PM
241
Mon 23NOV15 AA
5 MIAMI, FLORIDA
DEP 6:25PM
ARR
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
8:50PM
1:20PM
For questions contact DJAE Edmonds, [email protected] 424-261-4859.
Horizon Tours Application:
FunFest 2015 Punta Cana Trip Reservation Form LAND ONLY.pdf
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Coaches Corner
By Coach Kenneth Williams
In past years, it’s been either discomfiting low temps or misery in the rain. In late
March of this year, it was sweaty Summer on the slopes! At Mammoth Mountain
on the weekend of March 27th thru 29th, 2015, the racers of member race leagues
(and their member clubs) of the Far West Racing Association (FWRA) made their
annual journey to the alpine site of the championships. These races pit the best racers from the western states against one another in feverish Slalom (SL) and Giant Slalom (GS) competitions.
All three days featured high temps in the mid 50’s and the resulting mid-day melt that deteriorated
the early morning hard pack into snow-cone quality slush. Needless to say, most racers fled the
slopes of wet glop as soon as the morning races were done. And Mammoth Mountain resembled the
flanks of a palomino pony with its patches of stubborn white mid-season left-overs intermixed with
steadily widening patches of brown mud. Lacking significant new snow, the slope conditions more resembled typical late June than typical late March!
As usual, Friday featured Pacesetter (PS) races hotly competed with the same fervor as medal
races, and race clinics to help non-PS racers to prepare for the next two days of competitions. Those
with the best handicaps from the PS races win the privilege and duty of pacesetting the races for the
lower tier skill level competitions to come the next ski season (yours truly has been a Pacesetter since
I first competed in the PS races many years ago!). Two GS races were immediately followed by two
SL races as soon as the race hill was reconfigured from GS gates to SL gates. Ed Monteiro, competing in his 2nd consecutive PS races, and I finished with great times in each race, with Ed having
the fastest time of his group which included several higher skill level racers! I, too, a GS specialist,
bested a few high level racers, especially in the SL competitions which are not my specialty.
Saturday was SL race day and Ed did well in his new skill class of SV4 (Expert). I, on the
other hand, literally “fell” victim to one of the many hazards of SL racing. I skied too tight a line at
the steep top of the course trying to get through an early “hair-pin” gate-set, clipped the first gatepole with my inside ski, was consequently spun around backwards by the impact, and thence thrown
onto my back. Simultaneously my inside ski released and hurtled up and away, thereby ensuring the
end of my medal chances, these being combined time races for mine and Ed’s skill class. I slid half
way down the steeps mostly head first and on my back, with my ski following slowly (thankfully due to
the ski break) like a faithful puppy dutifully following its owner to his unknown denouement. Ed (7th
of 12) and I (DNF) finished out of the medals, was so great the competition.
On Sunday the GS races were competed and both Ed and I faired far better in those. Ed had
the best time of his 12 racers class after his first run, skied hard but slower the slushy 2 nd run, and
finished in 2nd place for a Silver medal, and in his first ever GS race after having been “bumped’ into
the SV4 class weeks earlier in the SoCal Championships! I skied
exceptionally fast both of my runs also
to a 2nd place finish in the SV2 (Elite
2) class, missing 1st by a mere 19
100ths of a second (0.19!!!). Please
congratulate Ed on his stellar results
when next you see him. Me, I’m used to
medaling, so a pat on the back will suffice. Join us next season for more great
skiing and racing fun!!!
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1/4” zip pullover
The sale of the 1/4” zip pullover is based upon receiving money from
16 people and then the order goes in. I have just completed the third
order. If you are interested in this item please send me an email and
then when I hear from 16 people I will contact each of you for the
money and the order will be processed.
Thank you for your continued support. To date, we have sold 56 shirts.
Nita Bryant-Azmar
[email protected]
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FOUR SEASONS WEST BOARD of DIRECTORS
Ben Findley, CoFounder
Craig Broussard
Khisna Holloway
James Wiley
Ken Williams
Stacia Belyeu
Clifford Sims
Greg Barmore
Jerrold Smith
Robin Dykes
Tois Whitaker
David N. Geiger, Jr.
Joshua Erwin
David Kendrick
Nita Azmar
John Hathman
Phillip Johnson
Joe Vinson
Kenneth Braswell
Beverly Kendrick
Stephanie Hemphill
Amir Azmar
Jane Gutierrez
Brendell Stewart
Jerri Boyles
Patrick Holloway
Jamic Hamlin
DJAE’ Edmonds
Yvette Moore
FOUR SEASONS WEST OFFICERS,DIRECTORS & STAFF
4SW OFFICERS
4SW DIRECTORS & STAFF
Craig Broussard, Asst. Mktg Director,
Jane Gutierrez, President
David Kendrick, Winter Director
Webmaster
(323) 325-5534
[email protected]
(323) 293-3309
[email protected]
Jamic Hamlin, Vice President
Robin Dykes, Social Director
(310) 220-9945
(310) 890-1317
[email protected]
[email protected]
Beverly Kendrick, Treasurer
Clifford Sims, Youth Director
(323) 293-3309
(949) 770-3409
[email protected]
[email protected]
Patrick Holloway, Sergeant-at- Brendell Stewart, L.A. Council
Arms
Rep
(323) 305-7777
(310)4234451
[email protected]
[email protected]
Joe Vinson, Marketing Director
(909) 248-4226
[email protected]
Joshua Erwin, Newsletter Publisher
(323) 919-3100
[email protected]
Nita Azmar, Culture Corner
(323) 292-9866
[email protected]
Ken Williams, Race Competition
Director
(310) 245-7577
[email protected]
Phillip Johnson, Corporate Counsel
(310) 621-0678
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4SW Greetings
Four Seasons West Ski & Snowboard Club, Inc.
4859 West Slauson Blvd. #600
Los Angeles, CA 90056
CST #2086700
The Club For All Seasons
OUR MISSION
The mission of Four Seasons West Ski and Snowboard Club, Inc. is to promote the sport of
snow riding amongst adult and youth of the greater Los Angeles African-American community.
In accomplishing this mission, it is essential that members receive exceptional value in terms
of affordable services of the highest quality. Our members, enterprise partners, and community must benefit from our success. We are a club for all seasons where families, single adults,
and youth can socialize, network, and have fun through various activities.
Ski + Board + Travel + Culture + The Ultimate
Experience for All Ages = 4SW
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Classified
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ADVERTISEMENT RATES FOR NEWSLETTER/WEBSITE
For anyone interested in advertising in the 4SW newsletter or on the
website, payment for the ad must be received on or before the 10th of
the month and the content is subject to the 4SW advertising committee
approval. Space is limited.
Please make the check payable to Four Seasons West and mail it to the
following: Joshua Erwin
4307 1/2 Garthwaite
Los Angeles, Ca. 90008
The prices for ads are as follows:
$15 per month for a business card sized advertisement.
$30 per month for a quarter page advertisement.
$50 per month for a ½ page advertisement.
This is an introductory offer. All ads must be camera ready.
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