Spring 2007 NCO newsindd by decree


									                                        Northern California

                       Olympians                                                                               Spring 2007

                                                                                                           Volume Twenty Three
                                                                                                               Number One

The Northern California Olympians            ncolympians.org.                           the best of luck in their quest to bring
offer fellowship to members of past and          Applic ations c an b e pr inte d,       the Games back to the USA. More
current Olympic teams; coordinate            completed and faxed to 510.531.9113. If    elsewhere in this newsletter.
member appearances at youth, com-            you have questions, email Jim Schmitz          NBC will host a special event in the
munity, and corporate events; and sup-       (1980, 1988, 1992 Weightlifting)           Napa Valley on Monday, June 4th at
port the creation of an active, visible,     jimschmitz@mac.com.                        7:30 p.m. The NCO has been invited to
nationwide and worldwide Olympian               Our application deadline is June 30,    send ten Olympians. Please contact me
organization.                                2007. Anne Cribbs & Company will           if you are available to participate in this
                                             handle media promotions.                   event. It should be a nice occasion.
NCO News                                     From Our Chairman
                                                                                            We are getting ready to award
                                                                                        another round of grants in our NCO
Grant Program Gears Up
                                             Dear Olympian:                             Grant Program. We are encouraging
Beginning May 15 and extending
                                                It has been quite a year for me         prospective Northern Californian
to June 30, the NCO will accept
                                             since taking over leadership of the        Olympic hopefuls to apply. Our web
applications for our traveling and
                                             organization that Anne Cribbs and          page carries the current information
training Grant Program for northern
                                             others have built from the ground up.      – ncolympians.org.
California athletes preparing for the
                                             Anne continues to be very active on            One of our goals for 2007-08 is to
2008 Summer Olympic Games in
                                             the board, and we are fortunate to have    update and improve our web page.
Beijing. Please pass the word to local
                                             a strong Board of Directors. We meet       We are currently looking for someone
athletes or organizations who may
                                             every two months on the 3rd Monday         to serve as web master. If you are
know of Olympic hopefuls who can
                                             of the month and any member of the         interested, or know of someone who
utilize one of the ten $500 to $1000
                                             NCO is welcome to join our meetings.       would be, please contact me.
grants we offer. Grants will be awarded
                                                Our fiscal year ends May 1st and we          We look forward to an exciting
on August 8 – one year until the
                                             look for your continued membership         Olympic year as the 2008 Olympics
Opening Ceremonies of the 2008
                                             this upcoming year. Please send your       in Beijing approach. Working for the
Olympic Games.
                                             dues to our membership director, Starr     future of the Olympic Spirit, I remain,
    Th e N C O g r a nt p ro g r a m i s
f unde d by the pro ce e ds of our           Hurley (1960 Alpine Skiing). See page
                                             3 of this newsletter for her contact       Sincerely yours,
quadrennial Welcome Home Dinner,
the annual BASOC/NCO Celebrity               information.                               Greg Mialas
                                                This year we are very excited to have   Chair NCO
Golf Tournament and private gifts
                                             our annual meeting at AT&T Park in         USA Fencing - 1980, ’84, ’88
from Olympians and community
                                             conjunction with the annual Olympic        gmassialas@yahoo.com
members. Individuals in all Olympic
                                             Night at the Giants on Monday, July        415.519.0224
and Paralympic sports with proven
international athletic experience are        23rd. The Giants will be playing the
                                             Atlanta Braves and it should be a fun
welcome to apply. Applicants must
                                             and exciting gathering. See story on
                                                                                            In This Issue
reside or train in Northern California,
defined as from the coast to Nevada,          page 3 for details.                            • 2016 Bay Area Bid Update
and from Fresno to the Oregon border.           As many of you know, on April
                                             14, Chicago was named the USOC                 • NCO to Meet at Giants Game
    Grant guidelines and an application
c a n b e fo u n d o n o u r w eb s i te ,   Candidate City for the 2016 Olympic            • Lots of Events in 2007
                                             Games. The NCO wishes Chicago
USOC/BASOC News                              projects, along with the development of
                                             new venues and renovation of existing
                                                                                         information, visit montereyhorsepark.
                                                                                         org and theflagfoundation.org.
The 2016 Bid: It’s CHICAGO!                  facilities, will leave a lasting legacy.       In 2007, the World Junior Table
Excerpted from a story by the U.S.           Overall, Chicago’s vision as host of the    Tennis Championship will be held
Olympic Committee Staff , April 14, 2007      Olympic and Paralympic Games is to          at Stanford from December 8-16,
    COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. – The              both strengthen the Olympic Movement        and feature 190 players from all over
United States Olympic Committee              and unite the city.                         the world. The ITTF (International
announced Chicago as its Applicant City          BASOC congratulates Chicago             Table Tennis Federation) Executive
for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic          Mayor Daley and Chairman Pat Ryan           Committee meetings will be held
Games. The USOC Board of Directors           and their team, and – working with          during this time in Palo Alto.
made the announcement following a            the NCO – looks forward to helping to          The 2009 National Senior Games
vote during its quarterly meeting at the     ensure that the 2016 Olympic Games          will take place the first two weeks in
Hilton Washington Embassy Row Hotel          will return to the United States.           August at Stanford and other venues
in Washington, D.C.                                                                      across the Bay Area. Featuring 15,000
    “On behalf of the United States          Bay Area: World Class Competitions          athletes over 50 years old competing
Olympic Committee, we would like to          and Venues Prosper                          in 18 sports, plus four demonstration
congratulate Chicago on its selection        A legacy of the San Francisco Bay area’s    sports of sailing, rowing, water polo
as our Applicant City,” said USOC            bid for the 2012 Olympic Games is           and soccer – this will be the largest
Chairman of the Board, Peter Ueberroth.      coming to life: the Monterey Horse          multi sport event held in the United
“Our ultimate goal at the outset was         Park . Its 16-member B oard and             States. For more information, visit
to identify the U.S. city with the best      Executive Director Anne Warner              www.2009seniorgames.org. This event is
chance of competing internationally. In      Cribbs (1960 Swimming) received the         held every two years--this year’s Games
Chicago and Los Angeles, we had two          green light last fall to move forward       are in Louisville, Kentucky. Thanks to
outstanding bids and we are confident         with plans to build turfed paddocks,        Barbara Jordon (1952 Swimming) and
that Chicago is positioned to be             ponds, riding rings and other amenities     Molly Botkin (1960 Swimming) who will
competitive in the international field and    of an elegant, world-class facility for     supervise and “work” the 2009 Booth at
will make our country proud.”                equestrian sports, rivaling the Kentucky    the 2007 Games in Kentucky.
    Chicago will now be formally             Horse Park, on 390 acres of the Parker         BASOC symposium/forum on the
nominated by the USO C to the                Flats area of Fort Ord.                     value of physical education and sports
International Olympic Committee (IOC)            Now the group is priming for a $40      in schools – a report card on the state
as a candidate for the 2016 Olympic and      million dollar fundraising campaign         of P.E. in schools to pressure/lobby our
Paralympic Games. The international          with the goal of breaking ground            physically fit Governor is still in the
campaign will last two years, concluding     in January 2009. The mission of the         planning stages. If you would like to get
in October 2009 at the IOC Session in        Monterey Horse Park is to preserve          involved, email info@basoc.org.
Copenhagen, Denmark, when the 2016           land for equestrian activities and public
Host City is selected.                       recreation; to provide venues for local,
    “This is an opportunity to really        national and international competition,     USOC/USOlympians
educate all of America and the world         schooling, training and education; and
about what the Olympic Movement              to ensure that this extraordinary land      Update
brings not only to your city, not only to    in this unique setting will be enjoyed      Excerpted from a February 2007 letter
your country, but also to the world,” said   by future generations. It is a once-in-a    from USOC CEO Jim Scherr and USO
Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. “It is a     lifetime opportunity for a permanent        President Willie Banks
spirit in which people will come together    international-level equestrian facility.        In 2007, the United States Olympic
to compete on a level playing field, and it   Please spread the word about this           Committe e ha s planne d se veral
really recognizes the best of humanity.”     exciting legacy and let Anne know of        outreach initiatives for Olympians to
    As the U.S. Applicant City, Chicago      any potential donors. Barbra Higgins        participate in. In January, they launched
will be bidding internationally to host      (1984 Fencing) acts as the CFO of           year two of their National Olympic
the Olympic and Paralympic Games for         the Monterey Horse Park Board of            Education Program with Sportsmanship
the first time. The city’s plan calls for a   Directors.                                  as the focus. Olympians can help deliver
compact Games, providing ease of access          In a full circle connection, The Flag   this message to schools and recreation
to all venues for athletes, media and the    Foundation, co-founded by this writer       centers across the country.
Olympic Family. In the plan, the Olympic     (Kimberly Carlisle, 1980 Swimming)              To facilitate this effort and in the
Village will be situated on Chicago’s        and named for her horse Flag, a             fall in support of Red Ribbon Week,
lakefront to position 88 percent of the      Standardbred off the track, will help       the USOC has developed several tools
athletes within 15 minutes of their          create the education and outplacement       we can use, including a speech with a
competition venues. Urban renewal            programs the Park will offer. For more
great (your writer’s editorial comment)
accompanying DVD, Real Athletes Play
Fair, which integrates video highlight         2007 Calendar
footage with stories of sportsmanship,
Olympism, respect, understanding,              May 31:            NCO Training Grant application deadline
commitment, fun, friendship and how            June 18:           Board meeting
we can create a vision for a better world
                                               June 23:           International Olympic Day
and participate in a drug-free life.
    Currently the U.S . Oly mpian              June 30:           Grant Application Deadline
chapters number 15 and the USOC                July 1:            Newsletter submissions due
would like to increase Olympian
                                               July 15:           Newsletter published
participation in existing chapters
and help organize new groups. For              July 23:           NCO Annual Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
information ab out any of these                                   Olympic Night at the Giants, 7:15 p.m., AT&T Park
programs, you can call the Olympian
Hotline (800.717.7555), or email Cindy
                                               August 8:          NCO Training Grants awarded
Stinger, Manager of Alumni, at cindy.          August 20:         Board meeting
stinger@usoc.org, or Christine Taylor,         Sept. 1:           Newsletter submissions due
Alumni Administrative Assistant, at
chris.taylor@usoc.org.                         Sept. 15:          Newsletter published
                                               Sept. 17:          Annual BASOC Celebrity Golf Tournament

NCO News (cont.)                               October 15:        Board meeting
NCO Annual Mee ting and Night at               Dec. 1:            Newsletter submissions due
the Giants                                     Dec. 8-16:         World Junior Table Tennis Championships, Stanford
In a stroke of brilliance, the NCO
                                               Dec. 15:           Newsletter published
Board has decided to combine the
NCO Annual Meeting with our annual
                                               Board meetings are hosted at 7 p.m. on the dates indicated by directors on a rotating
Night at the Giants, co-hosted with
                                               schedule. For location and directions, contact gmassialas@yahoo.com
the Bay Area Sports Organizing
Committee. The festivities, including
a short meeting, will take place on July    of a year’s worth of news, collegiality           Christine Carver
23 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at AT&T Park      and invitations to special events plus            Stephen Clark
                                            the opportunity to share your Olympic             Robert Cook
in San Francisco. The first pitch will
                                            spirit with our community through                 Jan Corwin
cross the plate at approximately 7:30
                                            speaking engagements and appearances              Derrick Crass
p.m. Bring a friend! Bring your spouse                                                        Anne Warner Cribbs
or partner! Bring your children! Bring      at businesses and schools. If you’d like
                                                                                              Kelly Crowley
their friends! Mark you calendars and       to join for life, it’s $1000 (25 years at
                                                                                              Jessica Davis
stay tuned for details. Estimated cost      today’s membership rate) regardless
                                                                                              Debbie DeAngelis
will be $50 per person and includes         of when you join, so join young! Have             Christopher Dorst
a game ticket, a ballpark dinner and        questions or address changes? Email               Edith McGuire DuVall
a commemorative Giants/BASOC                Starr at starrned@msn.com.                        Stephanie Elkins
Community Partners cap. Look for                                                              Tim Evans
information at www.ncolympians.org          2006/2007 Paid Members – Thank You!               Stacy Blumer-Evans
                                            Lee Allen                                         Al Feuerbach
site, plus invitations will be mailed.
                                            Peter Arnautoff                                    Lynn Vidali Gautschi
                                            Brett Barrow                                      Dave Gilman
Do Send Your Dues!
                                            Rosie Bonds                                       Barbara Grassmyer
Our database manager, Starr Walton          Don Bowden                                        Monica Havelka
Hurley (1960 Alpine Skiing) reminds us      Mary Bradburne                                    Barbra Higgins
to please pay your dues for 2007/2008       Karen Brems                                       Jane Swagerty Hill
(our fiscal year begins May 1). You         Beverly Brockway                                  Nancy Hines
may send your check for $40 (made           Stephanie Brown                                   Bill Hudson
payable to the Northern California          Mike Bruner                                       Starr Walton Hurley
Olympians) to Starr Walton Hurley,          Andy Burke                                        Bryan Ivie
44733 N El Macero Dr., El Macero, CA        Ed Burke, Jr.                                     Barbara Jordan
95618. Your membership ensures you          Kimberly Carlisle                                 Donald Kane
Sharon Kelleher                            Matthew Petri
Marilyn King                               Susan Heon Preston                             NCO New Member/Member Update Form
Angie Wester Krieg                         Jerome Reitenbach
Dave Langon                                Gail Peters Roper                              Name
Lou Lindsey                                Molly Botkin Rossiter
Peter Lippett                              Susan Jones Roy                                Address
Bill Martell                               James Schmitz
                                                                                          City, ST, ZIP
Brian Martin                               Russell Silvestri
Greg Massialas                             Lon Spurrier                                   Phone
Ken Min                                    Michael Still
Keith Mowen                                Terri Strunck                                  Fax
Ted Murphy                                 Alex Tarics                                    E-mail
Diane Murray                               Ian Turner
Heather Pease Olson                        Tim Vanni                                      Company Name
John Paulsen                               Susan Woodstra
Remember, our fiscal clock starts anew May 1, so next issue                                Olympic Sport(s)
your name will be erased from this list unless you renew!
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 This newsletter is published by the Northern California Olympians on the 15th of March, June, September and December. Copy submissions are due by the 1st of
 each month. Send your news to Kim Carlisle, P.O. Box 620492, Woodside, CA 94062-0492, or kim@kimcarlisle.com. Articles about you, your life, your work, and
other topics related to youth sports and the Olympics are welcomed. We would also like to invite point-of-view pieces on contemporary issues in Olympic sport. For
               copy deadlines and publishing dates, see Calendar, page 3. Writer: Kim Carlisle. Editor: Anne Warner Cribbs. Design: Annette Shelby.

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