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                                                                                                    December
                               NEWSLETTER                                                           2006
                                current ski club news, events & activities


                                               President’s Message
                                                      David Jensen


                                                 It's already December, the snow is falling in Tahoe, and we're only 5
                                                 weeks away from our first skiing and snowboarding trip to Heav-
                                                 enly. If you're as excited about Trip 1 as I am, you should sign up
                                                 soon before all the spots fill up and before you get busy during the
                                                 holiday season.

                                                 Speaking of signing up early, don't forget that if you sign up for trips
                                                 before January 1, you'll save $10 each on trips 2, 3, 4, and 6. Before
                                                 and after January 1, we've made it easier for you to sign up for multi-
                                                 ple trips at once by changing the sign up form to allow you to sign
                                                 up for many trips at once.

If you know of somebody who has not renewed membership yet, they might be missing out on all the news of our
great events and discounts so get a hold of them, let them know what's going on, and get them to send in their mem-
bership and trip sign up forms.

In early November, several members volunteered to help promote the club at the Bay Area Ski and Snowboard
Show in San Jose. I can't speak for the other volunteers but I thought having this booth was a success. We met quite
a few people who were either very interested in the club after we told them a little bit about it. We'll have to wait and
see what happens and how many people sign up for trips as a result of the booth but I'm very optimistic. A special
thanks to Morgan Hua and all of the volunteers for making this possible. And thanks to the folks at the Bay Area Ski
and Snowboard Show for donating the space for us to use for free.

Also on the front for finding new members, the NSC club and public flyers were downloaded 75 times in November.
Way to go! Keep downloading that flyer to help introduce NSC to people in clubs and organizations to which you
belong. Here are the links again:

        http://www.niseiskiclub.org/clubflyer.pdf
        http://www.niseiskiclub.org/publicflyer.pdf

Another event we had in November was the very delicious and well attended NSC Pre-season Potluck Cook Off.
Thanks to Alice Horio, Amy Lew Tsuhako, Jason Ng, Angela Fong, the volunteers, the dance instructors (Alice
Horio, Gail Sueki, Don Gee), and all the potluck participants for making this event great. Finally, thanks to Curtis
and the California Ski Company for organizing another great ski clinic.

I hope everybody has a happy and safe holiday season. Happy Holidays, Happy New Year, and I'll see you on the
slopes next month.




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                            Pre-Season Event: A CU-CU (Culinary Cultural) Night
                                                       Alex Kami

  On November 11, the Club held its requisite pre-season event and general meeting at the Mountain View Buddhist
  Temple. The event proved to be a successful test of the Board and event organizers’ creative juices. Two themes
  formed the foundation for the event – a potluck cook-off contest, and a snippet view of Japanese culture.

  Guests began arriving around 6pm, but the event committee performed a lot of behind-the-scenes work several
  weeks prior to the event. As a result of their hard work, by the time participants arrived, the party area was cov-
  ered in lights and decorations including a swarm of origami cranes truly putting the area in a festive mood.

  The first part involved the cook-off in which several participants brought tons of home cooked meals for the 50+
  participants to savor. Under the Committee’s rules, each of the participants were asked to vote on their favorite
  dishes in the following categories: salad, appetizer, main dish, and dessert.

  We had a really tight race as all of the dishes deservingly received many votes. Even the store-bought eggrolls
  “prepared” by a lax participant got a vote. Fortunately, the tally didn’t occur in Florida so winners were declared
  without controversy. Here are the winners in each category –

           Salad: Alice Horio (somen salad), Haruko Nagaishi (Nicoise French salad)
           Appetizer: Jeff Gee (Chinese sticky rice), Judy Hom (panko shrimp)
           Main: Karen Soo (shepherd’s pie), Winston Fong (Okinawa-style pork)
           Dessert: Jeany Hahn (Espresso bourbon bundt cake), Wendy Kawamoto (chocolate ganache cake)

  Congratulations and thanks go to all who shared your fantastic dishes with us!

  As part of the second theme, the Committee organized an Obon dancing lesson. I realize many of us in the Club
  consider Obon as a chance to sell and drink beer in July, but I believe the true meaning of the Japanese Buddhist
  festival is to memorialize our ancestors who have passed on. The defining activity of the festival is a series of
  dances performed in a circle.

  We were lucky to have 3 world-renowned-9th-degree-black-belt instructors, Alice Horio, Don Gee, and Gail Sueki,
  teach several dances to our members and guests. Against the background music of Def Leppard, our instructors
  smoothly taught us 3 dances, “Shiawase Samba,” “Tanko Bushi,” and “Obon No Uta.” It only took 2 rounds be-
  fore everyone became a pro at the exercise. However, for some reason, I have a hunch we won’t be able to get our
  members out of that beer booth to go dancing next July.

  Thanks go to Alice, Don, and Gail for spending quality time with us to teach us a fun activity. In addition, we’ll
  take this chance to extend a great hurrah to the Committee members: Dick Horio, Amy and David Tsuhako, Nel-
  son Owyang, Hoyt Nelson, Jason Ng, Angie Fong, Silvia Lee, Karen Soo, and Curtis Otaguro. Oh, and most of
  all, Alice again for being the event leader as the chairperson!

  I always consider a well organized event to be one where everyone has a fun time, but all the hard work behind the
  scenes are transparent. This was certainly the case here.




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                              Pre-Season Event—A Culinary and Cultural Night




 Everyone had a great time at
 the Pre-Season Event, which
 featured a potluck cook off and
 Japanese folk dancing. With so
 many people attending the pot-
 luck event, all the food was
 gone. This surprised a lot of
 people. Thanks to all the people
 who brought dishes. There
 were a lot of delicious dishes. It
 was fun to introduce obon
 odori to you (Japanese folk
 dancing). Almost everyone par-
 ticipated. The dances were easy
 to learn because you guys did
 an excellent job.

 Thanks to my committee Jason
 Ng, Amy Lew, Angie Fong,
 and the volunteers. We made a
 fun and successful event.

 Domo Arigato,
 Alice Horio




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                        PreSeason Potluck Cook Off—A Few Prize Winning Recipes

             Panko Shrimp                    Okinawa-Style Pork                                     Somen Salad
               Judy Hom                         Winston Fong                                         Alice Horio

  Batter                               10 lb. Boston butt                               3 bundles somen, boiled
  1 c. flour                           4 c. shoyu                                      (Japanese noodles)
  1 c. cold water                      1/3 c. vinegar                                  1 kamaboko, chopped (fish cake)
  1/4 c. cornstarch                    2 1/4 c. brown sugar                            1 stalk green onion, chopped
  2 egg whites—beaten                  3 Tbsp. salt                                    1/2 head of lettuce, shredded
  Salt, pepper                         3 tsp. monosodium gluta-                        6 slices cured ham or char siu pork
                                       mate (optional)                                 chopped
  In a bowl, add flour and corn-       3 ginger                                        2 eggs scrambled, fried and sliced
  starch. Add cold water. Add beaten   3 garlic                                        thin
  egg whites. Mixture should be the
  consistency of pancake batter. Add   Combine preceding ingredients.                  Sauce
  more water if needed. Add salt and   Put pork into mixture and cook for
  pepper for taste.                    1 to 1 1/2 hours on medium heat                 4 Tbsp. Sugar
                                       until mixture boils, then                       1/2 c. cooking oil
  Shrimp                               on low until pork is cooked.                    6 Tbsp. Vinegar
  8-12 shrimp, peeled and de-                                                          4 Tbsp. Shoyu (soy sauce)
  veined. Leave tails on.              Thanks to Curtis Otaguro for sharing            2 Tbsp. Sesame seeds
  1 pkg. Panko (fine Japanese bread    this prize-winning recipe with me!
  crumbs)                                                                              Lay somen in 9 x 13” pan. Garnish
                                                                                       with lettuce, kamaboko, ham, or
  Dip shrimp into batter mixture.                                                      char siu, green onion, and eggs.
  Coat shrimp with Panko.                                                              Mix sauce in bottle, shake well,
  Heat wok or heavy pot with oil.                                                      and pour over salad. Sprinke ses-
  Add enough oil to immerse shrimp.                                                    ame seeds over the salad and
  Fry each side until shrimp is                                                        serve.
  golden brown.
                                                                                       Makes 8 servings.
  This recipe works best if you get
  Winston Fong to do the frying!




                                                              Sampler table with display of all the potluck dishes

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          NSC Ano Nuevo State Reserve Elephant Seal Viewing & Sand Dune Hike

                                                        Sunday, February 18, 2007
Join us for a guided 3 mile walk among sand dunes with an Ano Nuevo Naturalist. View and learn about the amazing life of
Elephant Seals during their prime birthing and mating season. This outdoor nature event is limited to the first 20 people
and will include a morning snack and a light lunch after our walk. Sign up early! Our 2004 event sold out quickly and
there was a waiting list.

View photos from our 2004 NSC Ano Nuevo Event at: http://www.niseiskiclub.org/gallery/

Place             :   Ano Nuevo State Reserve (Located off Highway 1, between Santa Cruz & Half Moon Bay)
When              :   Sunday, February 18, 2007
Time              :   10:00AM – 3:30PM
Cost              :   $10.00 for NSC Members
                      $13.00 for Guests
                      $ 6.00 Parking Fee. Carpooling recommended, contact list will be emailed.

What to Bring :       Due to unpredictable weather, be prepared for windy, rainy, and/or muddy conditions. Bring a warm jacket,
                      layered clothing, sturdy shoes, and in the chance of rain, bring rain gear. Cameras and binoculars are welcome,
                      but umbrellas are not permitted.
Directions :          From San Francisco, Take 280 South to 92 West toward Half Moon Bay. Go South on Highway 1 to Ano
                      Nuevo State Reserve. Recorded Information 650-879-0227.
                      From San Jose, Take 17 South to Santa Cruz. Take Highway 1 North to Ano Nuevo State Reserve. Recorded
                      Information - 650-879-0227.
Contact           :   Angela Fong            415-440-8181          AngelaFong@NiseiSkiClub.org
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Please make checks payable to Nisei Ski Club and mail to Angela Fong, 1568 Jones Street, San Francisco, CA 94109.
Confirmation will be sent by email or by phone. Carpooling Information will be sent out. No Refunds.

                             Nisei Ski Club 2007 Ano Nuevo Elephant Seal Viewing and Hike Registration Form

NAME___________________________ Check One: Member:_____ Guest:_____ Cost:______
ADDRESS_____________________________________________________________________
CITY___________________________________STATE_______________ZIP_______________
PHONE#_____________________EMAIL____________________________________________
MEDICAL INSURANCE CO_________________________________POLICY #______________
EMERGENCY CONTACT_________________________________________________________
EMERGENCY CONTACT PHONE__________________________________________________

                                        WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY : READ BEFORE SIGNING
In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in the NISEI SKI CLUB programs, related events and activities, I __________________, (Print
name of participant) the undersigned, acknowledge, appreciate and agree that : 1) The risk of injury from many of the activities is significant, including the
potential for permanent paralysis and death, and while particular skills, rules, equipment, and personal discipline many reduce this risk, the risk of serious
injury does exist; and, 2) I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLI-
GENCE OF THE RELEASEES or others and assume full responsibility for my participation; and, 3) I willingly agree to comply with the stated and custom-
ary terms and conditions for participation. If, however, I observe any unusual significant hazard for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal rep-
resentatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS NISEI SKI CLUB, their officers, officials, agents, and/or employees, other par-
ticipants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the event (‘RELEASEES’), WITH
RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL INJURY, DISABILITY, DEATH, OR LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PERSON OR PROPERTY, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE
NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law. I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND AS-
SUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT, FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGN-
ING IT, AND SIGN IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT AND INDUCEMENT.
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Participant’s Signature: _____________________________________                        Date Signed: _______________________
                                             NSC Spotlight on You
                                               Jennifer Kaneda


                                                       NSC: How did you hear about NSC? What convinced you to
                                                       join?
                                                       JK: I heard about NSC through Michelle Suwabe. Growing
                                                       up, I had always gone skiing with my dad. When he injured his
                                                       back, he had to give it up, and I didn't have anyone to ski with.
                                                       Most of my friends at the time were non-skiers and my hus-
                                                       band unfortunately is not a skier. This actually turned out to be
                                                       ok. Now that I have all of you to ski with, he can stay home
                                                       and baby sit our 3 year old.

                                                         NSC: I didn’t know you are a skier. I don’t remember you on a
                                                         bus trip before.
                                                         JK: I have only gone on a few bus trips because I always get
                                                         s-o-o-o-o-o motion sick on those buses. I went on the week
                                                         long trip to Vail several years ago. My dad and uncle grew up
                                                         in the Japan Alps and learned to ski on bamboo skis in the
                                                         1930's as kids. They belonged to Peninsula Ski Club or some
                                                         Bay Area ski club in the 50's. My uncle was a long time in-
  structor at Squaw and my cousin teaches and models for ski magazines in Vail. I have a long history of skiing in
  my family. I think I started at 4 or 5 but I never had any formal lessons so I never got very good.

  NSC: What other activities do you enjoy?
  JK: Other than skiing of course, I like to ride my bicycle, hike, and camp. Since NSC introduced me to water ski-
  ing, that is something I would really like to get good at. I would also love to take golf and horse back riding les-
  sons someday but being a working mom leaves me little time.

  NSC: You organized the Haunted Halloween Cookout back in 2004. Do you want to tell the members a little bit
  about what it's like to organize an event?
  JK: Halloween is my favorite holiday so it was all fun. Michelle helped me plan and I couldn't have done it with-
  out her. For several years prior, we had always thrown Halloween parties together so we had some practice. The
  club members were great in helping us decorate and set up and I was so amazed and impressed at how so many
  members stayed late into the night to help me clean up my house and yard and take down all the lights and decora-
  tions.

  NSC: When you're not participating in events with the club, what do you like to do in your spare time? What are
  some of your other hobbies/interests?
  JK: I volunteer with the Harris Lass House Museum in Santa Clara which is an 1860's Victorian Farmstead where
  NSC had our 2003 Halloween Bash. I love antiques and enjoy learning about San Mateo/Santa Clara County
  history. Back when time, money and storage space were more plentiful, I was an avid collector of vintage hats,
  shoes and clothing.

  NSC: Is there anything else you would like to share with our NSC membership?
  JK: This is an awesome club. I have never met a friendlier, more organized group of people. The great food and
  non-ski activities are a huge bonus. I hope my son will be a skier someday and can experience the same camarade-
  rie and fun with this club that I am enjoying now.




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                    Coyote Creek Bike Ride Filled with Interesting Sights and History
                                                   Jennifer Kaneda



  I   t started out as a cool and over-
      cast morning. I got up early and
  loaded up my bike and drove down
                                          water skis out of his car? Water
                                          skis?? I knew there was a fishing
                                          pond around here but until then, I
                                                                                ried the daughter of a wealthy
                                                                                Spanish family in Baja California
                                                                                in 1834. He made several trips to
  the peninsula to San Jose. Luckily,     had no idea there was any place to    Northern California and took an
  Hellyer Park was fairly easy to         water ski. As we went over the        interest in some land south of San
  find as was the group offloading        wooden bridge, sure enough, I         Jose. In 1845, he attended a land
  their bicycles. I recognized a few      could see the slalom buoys in the     auction in Monterey. The original
  faces and knew I was at the right       water. Later, I found out the San     Mexican land grant where Coyote
  place. After our group photo, we        Jose Water Ski Club has access to     Ranch is today, was being auc-
  all strapped on our helmets and         this private lake.                    tioned off due to the owner’s debts.
  headed down the trail.                                                        William Fisher outbid John Gilroy
                                                History of Coyote Ranch         and a number of other Americans
  We rode alongside Coyote Creek,         At some point in the ride, we came    for the 19,973 acre rancho. His
  the longest creek in Santa Clara        upon Coyote Ranch. I could see        winning bid was $6,000 and every-
  county. It was a very pretty creek      the palm trees and an old Victorian   one thought he was crazy to pay
  and although dam fed, it seemed to      farm house as we passed by the        this much when there plenty of un-
  be fairly full for this time of year.   driveway. For the last several        claimed land around. He built an
  The trail had some ups and downs        years, I had been attending a         adobe in 1846 for his wife and six
  and a hairpin turn or two. I seem       weekly adult education class on       children and became a cattle
  to recall going under a large dark      Santa Clara County history. It was    rancher. Most of the original acre-
  underpass, probably 101, and            just a fun informational class        age was sold off little by little.
  crossing some old country roads.        taught by a well known local histo-   One of William Fisher’s sons, Fia-
                                          rian. There happened to be an         cro Fisher who was born in 1850,
              Wild Turkeys                older gentleman in our class named    built the Victorian house that
  We rode past some lovely homes          Bob Fisher who was the great-         stands today.
  and right as we got near the homes,     great-great-great grandson of Coy-
  I noticed a flock of large black        ote Ranch’s original owner so our     Just this summer, I was talking
  birds to the right of the trail. Wild   class did a segment on this area.     with my girlfriend Paula and co-
  turkeys! Years ago, my husband                                                incidently found out her late father
  liked to watch hunting shows on         I learned that his ancestor, Wil-     was Bob Fisher’s cousin and their
  cable and I ended up sitting            liam Fisher, an English sailor mar-                     (Continued on page 12)
  through a few shows about hunters
  stalking turkeys. As I rode by, I did
  my lame turkey calls. The turkeys
  just gave me dirty looks with no
  other reaction. Unknowingly, I
  was probably cussing them out in
  “turkey”. When learning a foreign
  language, it’s the swear words that
  you never forget.

       Water Skiing in San Jose?
  It was starting to warm up so we
  briefly stopped at a playground and
  I took off some layers. As I can
  recall, the creek seemed to get very
  wide and we came upon what
  looked like a large pond. I was
  busy talking with Jason so I didn’t
  notice but Michelle rode up along
  side and said she saw a man take
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Copper Mountain Village is an idyllic base resort with a unique design that provides spectacular views along with optimal Colorado
sunshine. It is well-known for its wide variety of naturally separated terrain. The ski area features beginner slopes on the western side
of the mountain, intermediate slopes in the center, and expert terrain on the eastern side. Advanced "double black diamond" slopes are
located on the two peaks above 12,000 feet (Copper and Union Peaks), including four expert-only bowls--Copper Bowl, Union Bowl,
Spaulding Bowl, and Resolution Bowl. Copper Mountain Ski Resort is the largest resort in Summit County when measured by area
and, for terrain, is considered by many to be one of the best ski areas in North America. For more information, check out their
website: http://www.coppercolorado.com/
      Dates:     Thursday, March 22 – Monday, March 26, 2007
      Cost:      $900 ($950 after early deadline)        Save $50 for early sign up!
      Deadlines: December 1, 2006 (early); January 1, 2007 (final)
      Includes:
              • 4 nights lodging at silver accommodation condominiums (2 BDR) near lifts and village
              • 4-day lift ticket at Copper Mountain
              • Round trip airfare (SFO / DEN) and ground transportation to resort
              • Welcome party
      Contact: Curtis Otaguro ph: 408-393-2701; email: tripdirector@niseiskiclub.org
      Departure: March 22 7:55 AM (San Francisco) / 11:30 AM (Denver)
      Return     March 26 8:30 PM (Denver) / 10:10 PM (San Francisco)

Only 12 spaces are available for this trip at this price, so sign up early. Only your sign-up w/ initial payment will reserve a space on
this trip. Add-ons after these 12 spaces are filled may be sold at higher cost and are subject to availability.
Payment Schedule: $300 (or full amount) upon sign up; $300 due by November 1st; $300 due by December 1st
Cancellation Policy: Please read carefully. It is your responsibility to find a replacement if you cancel.
     • Cancel before Dec. 1, 2006 - $20 cancellation fee will apply if you do not have a replacement
     • Cancel before Jan. 1, 2006 - $50 cancellation fee will apply if you do not have a replacement
           Cancel after Jan. 1, 2007 - $100 cancellation fee will apply with a replacement, full amount if you do not have a replacement
           (partial refund of hotel may be possible).
 You must be at least 21 years of age and a member of Nisei Ski Club to sign up for this trip. Membership is $30. If you need to
    sign up, please fill in a membership application form (http://www.niseiskiclub.org/membership.pdf) and send a separate check.
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Please make check payable to Nisei Ski Club and mail to Curtis Otaguro, 921 Ponderosa Ave #73, Sunnyvale, CA 94086.
         Nisei Ski Club 2007 Copper Mountain Long Weekend Ski Trip Form (Early deadline is December 1, 2006)
NAME_____________________________ GENDER Male Female ROOMATE PREF. _________________________
ADDRESS_______________________________________________ BEDDING queen bed (sharing) / twin bed (single) dbl occup.
CITY_____________________________ STATE______________ ZIP__________________ ROOM TYPE: Non-smoking
PHONE Home #________________ Work #________________ Mobile #________________EMAIL________________
MEDICAL INSURANCE CO ______________________________POLICY #____________________________________
EMERGENCY CONTACT_________________________EMERGENCY CONTACT PHONE__________________________
CIRCLE ALL THAT APPLY: SPORT: Skiing / Snowboard / Snow skates SKIING LEVEL: Beginner Intermediate Adv.
                                           WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY: READ BEFORE SIGNING
In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in the NISEI SKI CLUB programs, related events and activities, I ___________________________,
(Print name of participant) the undersigned, acknowledge, appreciate and agree that: 1) The risk of injury from the many of the activities is significant,
including the potential for permanent paralysis and death, and while particular skills, rules, equipment, and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk
of serious injury does exist; and, 2) I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM
THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or others and assume full responsibility for my participation; and, 3) I willingly agree to comply with the stated
and customary terms and conditions for participation. If, however, I observe any unusual significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will
remove myself from participation and bring such to the attention of the nearest official immediately; and, 4) I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns,
personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS NISEI SKI CLUB, their officers, officials, agents, and/or employees,
other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and, if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the event (‘RELEASEES’),
WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL INJURY, DISABILITY, DEATH, OR LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PERSON OR PROPERTY, WHETHER ARISING
FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law. I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF
LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT, FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP
SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT, AND SIGN IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT.
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Participant’s Signature: ____________________________________________________ Date Signed: _____________________                    www.niseiskiclub.org
                                                               Participant must be at least 21 years old.
            Snow Thanks                                         Copper Mountain, Colorado
      Curtis Otaguro, Trip Director                                Long Weekend Trip
                                                                   Curtis Otaguro, Trip Director
  It’s the time of year to give thanks.
  Thanks to the latest winter storm,
  several Tahoe ski resorts have just      If you’re looking for an extended ski trip, consider NSC’s long weekend to
  opened up for the season. Kick off       Copper Mountain. Copper already has 10 of 22 lifts open with a base of
  the new season by boogie’ing on          31”. Copper Mountain’s high alpine terrain includes double-black dia-
  down to join us for the “80’s            mond bowls. Looking for untracked powder? Jump in one of the snow-
  Weekend”, NSC’s first weekend            cats for laps to the top of Tucker Mountain on a first-come, first-served ba-
  trip. With Judy and Karen tour           sis. It’s free! (yes, you read that right) If you survive Spaulding Bowl,
  leading this cool trip, you’ll enjoy     you can choose from several worthy runs to the bottom of Resolution chair
  some awesome food. If you are a          where there’s seldom a wait. The Super Bee six-pack accesses all terrain
  member, you have till the end of         on the East Village side, including the relentless bumps on Far East, Too
  the year to take advantage of our        Much and Triple Treat under the Alpine lift. On a powder day, these runs
  multi-trip discount – sign up for        are a real hoot! Exit to the right of the American Flyer quad and zip down
  two or more qualifying trips and         American Flyer, The Moz and Windsong, all wide groomed runs under the
  get $10 off per trip! Non-members        Timberline Express lift. After fresh snow, Copperfields gives a good chal-
  can take advantage of our special        lenge with perfectly placed, soft bumps. If you like trees, there are many
  discount coupon pricing – all trips      places here to jump in.
  are only $5 more than member
  pricing.                                 Only 12 spaces are available for this trip, so sign up today!


                                            NSC Ski – Boot Tech Clinic
                                              Curtis Otaguro, Trip Director

The latest ski gear designs are so innovative that they can be compared with past revolutions in tennis racquet and golf
club design. Skis now incorporate carbon fiber, hollow cores, and wide waists. New binding designs include a piston
with two way damping and rails integrated in the skis. Hi-tech has even made its way into goggles, where LCD tech-
nology allows the user to instantly switch from high-contrast for flat light to dark for bright with the touch of a button!
On Saturday, November 18th, California Ski Company hosted a clinic on the latest ski / boot / and ski apparel technol-
ogy. Greg, the shop’s owner, regularly looks for the latest in ski gear and apparel.

Greg showed us skis that utilized the latest developments in ski and binding technology. The Elan skis were con-
structed with carbon fiber to improve torsional strength but still allow it to flex for turning. We saw integrated ski
bindings that also allow the skis to flex freely with the added advantage of being lighter in weight. Volkl skis em-
ployed piston bindings, which allow the skier to adjust the ski’s rebound and damping.

Greg also showed us the latest offerings from boot manufacturers. “Boot manufacturers”, he explained, “have begun
to catch up with the advancements in ski design”. We learned that for shaped skis, subtle foot-and-ankle steering has
almost replaced the need to apply strong forward pressure to the tips of the skis. This requires a boot with forward
flex and strong rear and lateral support. This design allows the skier instant power transmission for more precise ski-
ing. Dalbello’s new Krypton boot, a reincarnation of the Raichle Flexon design, fits the bill perfectly. Other notable
boot features mentioned were thermofit liners and construction using different materials for improved performance.

Thanks to Greg Whitehouse of California Ski Company and his knowledgeable staff, including John Oshima for put-
ting on a very interesting and informative clinic. For those of you who didn’t attend the event, stop by the shop and
check out the wide selection of ski gear and apparel. For those of you with hard-to-fit feet, come and check out their
large line of smaller boots.

Also, special thanks to Taste Soo Good Catering for providing the bruschetta, guacamole dip, and spicy chicken
wings for the event.



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                                  2007 NISEI SKI CLUB (NSC) WEEKEND TRIP SIGN-UP FORM

 Name ____________________________________________________________________________________
 Address __________________________________________________________________________________
 Phone (H) _______________________ (W) ______________________ (C)____________________________
 Emergency Contact _____________________________ Phone No. of Contact _________________________
 Medical Ins. Name ___________________________ Policy Number _________________________________
 If driving to pickup point, Auto License Plate Number ______________________
 Gender:         M        F            Senior           Smoker            Beginner Lesson                1st time beginner?                1st Bus Trip?
 Roommate Preference _____________________________                                               Twin bed               King (sharing a bed)
 Bus Seating Pref                 Front (rows 2-7)                  Back (8-12)
     Yes, I would be willing to bring a snack to share

                                  Non-Member                                     NSC
                                                                                 Non-Member       Price from
Trip Description                  Regular Price                              Member Price
                                                                                 Discount Price+  appropriate column
#1 Heavenly/Heavenly, 1/5-1/7/07    $200                                         $180
                                                                                    $185          $________
#2 Squaw/Sugar Bowl, 1/19-1/21/07   $175                                         $155 *
                                                                                    $160          $________
#3 Northstar/Squaw, 2/9-2/11/07     $180                                         $160 *
                                                                                    $165          $________
#4 Mt. Rose/Alpine, 2/23-2/25/07    $175                                         $155 *
                                                                                    $160          $________
#5 Squaw/Alpine, 3/9-3/11/07        $175                                         $155
                                                                                    $160          $________
#6 Heavenly/Heavenly, 3/30-4/1/07   $200                                         $180 *
                                                                                    $185          $________
                                                                                        Subtotal: $________
     Total # of qualifying trips*: ____ x - $10 = Multiple Trip Discount (members only)*: $________
                                                                                           Total: $________
*Multiple Trip Discount (members only) is -$10 on each qualifying trip if a Member signs up for 2 or more of the
qualifying trips before 1/1/07. Qualifying Trips are #2, #3, #4, and #6. BAF discount cannot be used on a trip with this
discount.

+Discount Price (non-member), Discount Code is required:
Contact membership@niseiskiclub.org if you’ve forgotten your Discount Code.

  PLEASE SPECIFY YOUR PICK-UP POINT
  FRIDAY Departures:    San Jose (6:30 PM)      E.C. Comm Center (7:45 PM)   Sacramento
  Send confirmation by: Self-addressed stamped envelope   Email: _______________________________
                         Make check payable to: NISEI SKI CLUB and mail to:
             WEEKEND SKI TRIPS c/o Steve Nara, 10344-A Vista Drive, Cupertino, CA 95014
                                   WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY: READ BEFORE SIGNING
In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in the NISEI SKI CLUB programs, related events and activities, I ________________________, (Print
name of each participant) the undersigned, acknowledge, appreciate and agree that: 1) The risk of injury from the many of the activities is significant, including the
potential for permanent paralysis and death, and while particular skills, rules, equipment, and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious injury does
exist; and, 2) I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE
RELEASEES or others and assume full responsibility for my participation; and, 3) I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions
for participation. If, however, I observe any unusual significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will remove myself from participation and bring such to
the attention of the nearest official immediately; and, 4) I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY
RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS NISEI SKI CLUB, their officers, officials, agents, and/or employees, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors,
advertisers, and, if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the event (‘RELEASEES’), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL INJURY,
DISABILITY, DEATH, OR LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PERSON OR PROPERTY, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR
OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law. I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT, FULLY
UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT, AND SIGN IT FREELY AND
VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT.
Participant’s Signature: ____________________________________________________ Date Signed: _______________________
                                  Participant must be at least 21 years old.


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                            2006 – 2007 Nisei Ski Club Ski Trip Schedule

  Trip #1                                                    Trip #4
  80’s Weekend                                               Salute to Hollywood
  Get stoked to start the ski season. This trip is da        Watch Oscar nominated movies on this trip. Read up on
  bomb with its awesome tour leaders. You’ll chill with      your Hollywood knowledge to score high on our quiz to
  some rad tunes from the 80’s.                              win prizes.
  January 5 – 7, 2007       Heavenly / Heavenly              February 23 – 25, 2007         Mt. Rose / Alpine
  Sign-Up Deadline:         December 22, 2006                                               Meadows
  Member – $180             Regular – $200                   Sign-Up Deadline:              February 9, 2007
  S.B. Tour Leader:         Judy Hom                         Member – $155                  Regular – $175
  N.B. Tour Leader:         Karen Soo                        S.B. Tour Leader:              Amy Tsuhako
  Primary contact for this trip: Judy Hom                    N.B. Tour Leader:              Tina Rahmani
  Lodging:                  Holiday Lodge                    Primary contact for this trip: Amy Tsuhako
  Departure Times:          SJ 6:30 PM EC 7:45 PM            Lodging:                       Circus Circus
                                                             Departure Times:               SJ 6:30 PM EC 7:45 PM
  Trip #2
  Skiing & Snowboarding Tips                                 Trip #5
  Advanced skiers and boarders will offer helpful tips       Potluck and Race Weekend
  for you on this trip. Check out your form with the free    Taste delectable dishes prepared by NSC members.
  video analysis.                                            Have fun schussing down the slopes for the club race.
  January 19 – 21, 2007 Squaw Valley / Sugar Bowl            March 9 – 11, 2007             Squaw Valley / Alpine Mead-
  Sign-Up Deadline:         January 5, 2007                                                 ows
  Member – $155             Regular – $175                   Sign-Up Deadline:              February 23, 2007
  S.B. Tour Leader:         TBD                              Member – $155                  Regular – $175
  N.B. Tour Leader:         TBD                              S.B. Tour Leader:              TBD
  Primary contact for this trip: TBD                         N.B. Tour Leader:              Karen Soo
  Lodging:                  Circus Circus                    Primary contact for this trip: TBD
  Departure Times:          SJ 6:30 PM EC 7:45 PM            Lodging:                       Sands Regency
                                                             Departure Times:               SJ 6:30 PM EC 7:45 PM
  NSC Week Trip to Panorama, British Columbia,
  Canada                                                     NSC Long Weekend Trip to Copper Mountain
  January 27-February 3, 2007                                March 22 – 26, 2007
  Trip Leader:           Armand Gutierrez                    Sign-Up Deadline:       December 1, 2006
                                                             Member – $900
  Trip #3                                                    Tour Leader:            Curtis Otaguro
  BYOB Wine Tasting                                                                  (408) 393-2701
  Bring a bottle of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, etc. to          Lodging:                Silver Condominiums
  share. An informal tasting will be held with a prize       Departure Time:         3/22/07 7:55 AM (SFO)
  given for the best wine.                                   Return Time:            3/26/07 10:10 PM (SFO)
  February 9 – 11, 2007 Northstar / Squaw Valley
                                                             Trip #6
  Sign-Up Deadline:         January 26, 2007
                                                             Hawaiian Weekend
  Member – $160             Regular – $180
                                                             We goin’ have prizes for da best spring outfit on da
  S.B. Tour Leader:         Curtis Otaguro
                                                             slopes. Goin’ have ono (delicious) food, too!
  N.B. Tour Leader:         Charles Akers
  Primary contact for this trip: Curtis Otaguro              March 30 – April 1, 2007       Heavenly /
  Lodging:                  Circus Circus                                                   Heavenly
  Departure Times:          SJ 6:30 PM EC 7:45 PM            Sign-Up Deadline:              March 16, 2007
                                                             Member – $180                  Regular – $200
                                                             S.B. Tour Leader:              TBD
                                                             N.B. Tour Leader:              TBD
                                                             Primary contact for this trip: TBD
                                                             Lodging:                       Super 8 Motel
                                                             Departure Times:               SJ 6:30 PM EC 7:45 PM




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                                           Coyote Creek Bike Ride (con’td)

  (Continued from page 7)                   was so cool. The only bobcat I had     “turkey” but we did not stop.
  family is trying to locate some           ever seen before was a stuffed one
  documents that could give them            at a nature museum.                    It continued to rain and by the time
  claim to a certain plot of land in                                               we got back to our cars, I was
  the area. How neat it would be to              Lunch and end of the ride         drenched and my back pack was
  be able to trace your family history      Karen’s Italian style sandwiches       coated with sand and mud. I got
  back so far.                              were amazing. It was nice to sit       my now dirty and gritty bike into
                                            and talk for awhile. After lunch, it   my car and went to help Michelle
             Bobcat Sighting                was starting to get cold and it        get her bike loaded too. Then we
  We continued on past Coyote               looked as if it might rain any min-    joined the others huddled under an
  Ranch and rode through some open          ute. So, we decided to head back. I    oak tree to get out of the rain.
  fields. Just then, a very large kitty     enjoyed meeting and talking with       Again, Karen had her yummy
  cat with no tail ran out about 30         Jim Tanaka on the way back.            snacks of chocolate covered pret-
  feet in front of my bike. After he        Soon, we could feel a fat raindrop     zels for us. By now I was freezing
  had crossed the trail, I realized I       here and there. The ride back felt     and it was time to leave.
  was actually seeing a bobcat! He          much quicker and it probably was
  stopped and turned around to look         as I started pedaling harder to try    The only place I ever really ride
  at me. This time I didn’t risk of-        and avoid the rain which was fully     my bike is at Crystal Springs on
  fending him by meowing or what-           coming down now. It no longer          the Sawyer Camp Trail in San
  ever noise bobcats make. I also           felt cold and luckily, there was no    Mateo. It is a short trail, only about
  stopped and we stared at each             wind. We parted a flock of wild        5 miles each way so it was a satis-
  other a few seconds before he             turkeys crossing the trail, and I      fying moment for me having sur-
  loped off into the meadow. That           said some more expletives in                              (Continued on page 14)



                                          Rock Ridge Ramble—October 22
                                                       Hoyt Nelson

  Nine hikers got an early start on their ski conditioning with the many stairs of this upscale neighborhood in North
  Oakland. The weather was perfect for the 2.5 hour outing and Curtis won the prize for identifying the mystery
  house. After an early finish, we took a coffee break on College Avenue and then 4 of us took a 20 minute
  (completely hidden) bonus hike near the Cal Stadium to finish up
  the day.




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                                               NSC Weekend Ski Trip Information and Policies
General                                                                                     divided into two sections: Front Rows 2-7 and Rear: Rows 8-12. This seating
1.    All advance reservations must be made by mail.                                        may be selected on the sign-up form.
2.    Reservations are on a “First in, First on” basis. All payments must be          2.    You may only save the seat next to you and that person must be assigned the
      made by the sign-up deadline. NSC members will receive priority only if               same section.
      they sign up by the sign-up deadline.                                           At All Other Times
3.    Make check payable to Nisei Ski Club and mail with sign-up form and             1.    Seating is on a first come, first serve basis for the rest of the trip.
      a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope to:                                           2.    Only the seat next to you may be saved. Otherwise, there is no saving of seats.
                            Nisei Ski Club c/o Steve Nara                             3.    The seat you select will be your seat for the entire day.
                    10344-A Vista Drive, Cupertino, CA 95014                          4.    The first row is reserved for the Tour Leaders.
If you wish to join NSC, please send a separate check and membership form             Miscellaneous
to the Membership Chairperson.                                                        1.    All rooming is on a double occupancy basis. Trip price is per person.
4.    A notice confirming reservations will be sent prior to the trip by email,       2.    Please mark all equipment with proper identification. Bag, strap, and tape skis
      phone, or self addressed stamped envelope (if provided) if you include                and poles together.
      the information required.                                                       3.    NSC is not responsible for missing or lost items. Please clearly label your
5.    Late sign-ups will be permitted provided there is space available. Call               belongings.
      the designated Primary Tour leader (designated by an * next to their            4.    For Saturday morning trips, departure attire should consist of your ski clothes.
      name) for that trip or the Trip Director for assistance.                              There are no accommodations on the bus for a clothes change.
Cancellations/Roommate Assignments                                                    5.    No breakfast stops. There is a 15 minute “courtesy” stop only if the Bus Driver
1.    Notify tour leader if you cancel. If unable to contact tour leader, call the          requests it.
      Trip Director.                                                                  6.    Dinner is provided on Friday night departures and Sunday return trips.
2.    There will be a $5 fee assessed for all cancellations if made 14 or more        7.    Beverages and snacks will be provided by NSC at the end of the day. You may
      days in advance of the trip date. After 10 PM, 14 days to the trip date,              want to bring some munchies to share with others.
      the canceling party will lose the entire fee for the trip unless a              8.    Changes from designated ski areas will be decided by the Tour Leader and a
      replacement is approved by the Tour Leader/Trip Director in the                       vote of the Bus. During bad road conditions, the Bus Driver has the final
      following order:                                                                      decision.
           a) Persons on the waiting list will have first opportunity to fill the     9.    Lift ticket costs are not included in the cost of the trip unless otherwise noted.
      cancellation.                                                                         However, all ski resorts we plan to ski will give us a group discount. If you are
           b) If a replacement can't be found, the canceling party may try to get           buying a group lift ticket, only cash will be accepted by the Tour Leaders.
      a replacement. The Tour Leader must be notified of this.                        10. Lessons for all beginner skiers and beginner snow boarders. To qualify, the
           c) If the bus is not full, additional skiers may be taken if approved by         Nisei Ski Club member must be a beginner in both skiing and snowboarding.
      the Tour Leader. This is required to assure accommodations.                           The club will reimburse by mail, the cost of a first time beginner (A) full-day
3.    All trip replacements are taken from a waiting list in priority of sign-up            group lesson in either sport. Limit: One lesson per lifetime for a maximum
      only. You may request a roommate, but they must sign up before a trip                 reimbursement payment up to your membership fee.
      is filled else a roommate will be assigned to you.                              11. Poor Weather Policy. The bus will go to the scheduled ski area unless the
4.    In the case of odd numbers for room assignments, tripling up of                       weather is extremely poor. In this event, the Tour Leaders will determine
      individuals may be required. The last to sign up will be the first to be              whether poor conditions exist at the scheduled site. If poor weather does exist, a
      assigned to such accommodations. Under these circumstances, each                      vote of the bus will dictate the ski area but will not be used to dictate whether or
      person in these accommodations may be refunded a portion of the room                  not to ski. Only a unanimous vote may be used to dictate early departures.
      expense to be determined after the return of the trip.                          12. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the bus departure time. It is to your
Seating Arrangements                                                                        advantage to arrive early and to be assured of not missing the bus. It will depart
On the Way Up to the Sierras                                                                on schedule.
1.    Seating is on an “Early Sign Up - First Choice” arrangement. The bus is

                                          South Bay:                                                                           North Bay:
                                          4th Street Bowl               Trip Departure Locations                               El Cerrito Community Center
                                          1441 4th Street                                                                      7007 Moeser Lane
                                          San Jose                                                                             El Cerrito
                                          Parking on the farthest                                                              Park at the Portola end of the
                                          sides of the parking lot                                                             Community Center parking
                                          only.                                                                                lot.




                                                                      Note: Sacramento pickup available at: Sacramento 49er Auto-Truck Plaza,
                                                                      2828 El Centro Rd. Sacramento, CA 95833
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          Bay Area Ski and Snowboard Show Thank You's                                             Coyote Creek Bike Ride
                        Morgan Hua, Membership Chairperson                                                      (con’td)


  NSC had a booth at the Bay Area Ski and Snowboard Show. We were                             (Continued from page 12)
  there handing out flyers for our ski trips and recruiting new members. It                   vived 32 miles in one day.
  went from Friday to Sunday and it wouldn't have happened without help
  from the following people:                                                                  Overall, it was a great ride and I
                                                                                              enjoyed meeting new people and
          Charles Akers                                                                       seeing the new sights. I hope to go
          Tim Bodine                                                                          riding there again someday soon.
          Dean Chen
          Anna Fong
          Alice Horio
          Gordon Hua
          Dave Jensen
          George Noguchi
          Curtis Otaguro
          Kimberly Shinjo
          Lauren Shinjo
          Liz Slocum
          Karen Soo
          Eden Wong

  A Big Thanks to all of you!


        Membership Corner                                   Support NSC When Doing Your Christmas Shopping
              Morgan Hua
            Membership Chair                          A percentage of all purchases made as a result of clicking the links on the
                                                      Nisei Ski Club web site goes towards supporting the Nisei Ski Club. If you
                                                      are going to buy something from Amazon.com, please help support the
  Welcome to our new members:                         club and click on our Amazon links to get started. A search box is conven-
                                                      iently located on the bottom of our home page. If you
  Sandie MacGregor
  Mike MacGregor                                      are concerned about privacy, Amazon does not reveal
                                                      the identities of anybody who makes a purchase
                                                      through these links.




                        2006-2007 NSC Officers                                                    Board Members
 President - David Jensen        president@niseiskiclub.org
 Vice President - Alice Horio    vicepresident@niseiskiclub.org           Angela Fong            AngelaFong@niseiskiclub.org
 Secretary - Charles Akers       secretary@niseiskiclub.org               Hi Fujii               HiFujii@niseiskiclub.org
 Treasurer - Karen Soo           treasurer@niseiskiclub.org               Wendy Kawamoto         WendyKawamoto@niseiskiclub.org
 Trip Director - Curtis Otaguro tripdirector@niseiskiclub.org             Santosh Kumar          SantoshKumar@niseiskiclub.org
 Newsletter - Judy Hom           newsletter@niseiskiclub.org              David Ly               DavidLy@niseiskiclub.org
 Membership - Morgan Hua         membership@niseiskiclub.org              Hoyt Nelson            HoytNelson@niseiskiclub.org
 Ex-Officio - Armand Gutierrez exofficio@niseiskiclub.org                 Jason Ng               JasonNg@niseiskiclub.org
                                                                          Nelson Owyang          NelsonOwyang@niseiskiclub.org
 Webmaster—Morgan Hua        webmaster@niseiskiclub.org                   Liz Slocum             LizSlocum@niseiskiclub.org
 Weekend Ski Trip Coordinator—Steve Nara
                             tripcoordinator@niseiskiclub.org


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                2006-2007 Nisei Ski Club Membership Application Form (Must be at least 21 years old)
                                                 Membership year is June 1, 2006 - May 31, 2007

    Name _______________________________________________                           Renewal Fee                  $30
    Address _____________________________________________                          New Membership Fee           $30
    City ____________________ State ______ Zip ______________
                                                                                 Your level is
    Home #__________________                  Work # __________________                 Beginner Intermediate Advanced Open N/A
    E-mail address ________________________________________                      Ski:
 Mark boxes above for any information that you WANT members to have              Snowboard:
 access to, unmarked fields will remain private and confidential. Board          # years skiing ________ Days skied per year _______
 members will always have access to your information for club business.          Would you be willing to help with
                                                                                  Summer Events               Dances
 Check one of the following, otherwise you will NOT receive a newsletter:
                                                                                  Ski-related activities      Community events
    Send me a PDF version of the newsletter via email. (1 meg size)
    Send me email when the newsletter is on the website.                          Participating as an Officer or Board Member
    Send me a newsletter via US Mail.                                            How/from whom did you hear about NSC?
 Emergency Contact Information
                                                                                 Club suggestions :
 Name _______________________________________________
 Phone _______________________________________________
 It is your responsibility to notify the Membership Chairperson of any changes
 that may affect NSC correspondences and communications.



                                                  WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY
                                                          READ BEFORE SIGNING
 In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in the NISEI SKI CLUB programs, related events and activities,
 I ________________________________________________ , the Undersigned, acknowledge, appreciate, and agree that:
                (Print name of participant)
 1. The risk of injury from many of the activities is significant, including the potential for permanent paralysis and death, and
 while particular skills, rules, equipment, and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious injury does exist; and,
 2. I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING
 FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or others and assume full responsibility for my participation; and,
 3. I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for participation. If, however, I observe any
 unusual significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will remove myself from participation and bring such to the
 attention of the nearest official immediately; and,
 4. I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD
 HARMLESS NISEI SKI CLUB, their officers, officials, agents, and/or employees, other participants, sponsoring agencies,
 sponsors, advertisers, and, if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the event ("RELEASEES”), WITH
 RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL INJURY, DISABILITY, DEATH, OR LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PERSON OR
 PROPERTY, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the
 fullest extent permitted by law.
 I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT, FULLY UNDERSTAND
 ITS TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT, AND SIGN IT
 FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT.
 X____________________________________________________________________ DATE SIGNED: __________________
           (Participant's Signature) Participant must be at least 21 years old

                   Please make check payable to Nisei Ski Club and mail with completed application form and signed waiver to:
                                                                 Nisei Ski Club
                                                                c/o Morgan Hua
                                                              783 Mahogany Lane
                                                              Sunnyvale, CA 94086
  Note: membership dues are not refundable

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 Nisei Ski Club Calendar                                             Community Calendar
 December 1, Deadline for long weekend trip to Copper Mountain       Hidden Meanings: Symbolism in Chinese Art, October 7-December
 December 22, Deadline for Trip 1                                    31, 2006, San Francisco Asian Art Museum
 January 5, Deadline for Trip 2
 January 5-7, Trip 1, Heavenly/Heavenly                              Have you ever wondered why a Chinese vase is decorated with peony
 January 19-21, Trip 2, Squaw Valley/Sugar Bowl                      blossoms? Or fish? These auspicious symbols often represent hidden
 January 26, Deadline for Trip 3                                     wishes for happy marriage, long life, peace, and more. Learn about these
 January 27-February 3, Weeklong ski trip to Panorama, British       symbols and others as revealed through Ming and Qing dynasty
 Columbia. Contact Armand Gutierrez exofficio@niseiskiclub.org for   porcelains and jades in this unique exhibition.
 more information.                                                   For more information, visit www.asianart.org
 February 9, Deadline for Trip 4
 February 9-11, Trip 3, Northstar/Squaw Valley                       Heroes All! A Tribute to Nikkei Veterans of World War II and Korea
 February 18, Ano Nuevo State Reserve Elephant Seal Viewing and      National Japanese American Historical Society, 1684 Post St.
 Sand Dune Hike. Contact Angela Fong AngelaFong@niseiskiclub.org     San Francisco
 for more information.                                               A collection of veterans’ portraits and interviews from San Francisco
 February 23, Deadline for Trip 5                                    photographer Tom Graves’ book and traveling exhibit.
 February 23-25, Trip 4, Mt. Rose/Alpine
 March 9-11, Trip 5, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows                     February 18—Chinese New Year, Year of the Pig
 March 16, Deadline for Trip 6
 March 22-26, Long weekend trip to Copper Mountain
 March 30-April 1, Trip 6, Heavenly/Heavenly




                                                                      Note: The Community Calendar is for information only. NSC is not affiliated with
                                                                      or claims to endorse these events.




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