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Date: 10/8/2017
Subject: ACTION S&S club Oct 2017 Newsletter
From: Action ski & snowboard club (do not reply)


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PAST PREZ SEZ!…..Anna Marie Sorriso

Banff — Croatia  Aspen Alyeska Iditarod Les Trois Vallees Roatan — India — 

British Virgin Islands!!! What do they have in common? They are activity destinations
available to Action members by way of Action’s membership in the San Diego 
of Ski Clubs (SDCSC)
and the Far West Ski Association (FWSA), at no 

cost to Action members. These activities include ski and board trips, both domestic and international, international travel and dive trips.


The San Diego Council of Ski Clubs ( plans fun 
activities throughout the year. Currently, they have a group traveling in Croatia, are going

to Aspen in December and are planning a trip to Banff in February with FWSA. Also

upcoming is a chance to try our luck at casino games at the Casino Royale event in San

Diego on November 11 (see flyer below,) while enjoying dinner and a chance to mingle with members from other clubs. They are also planning a bike and boat trip during tulip season to the Netherlands and a trip to New Zealand and Australia in 2019.

In 2018, FWSA ( is going to Banff, Alyeska 
and Les Trois Vallees in France. They just completed a dive trip to Roatan and are planning
to go to
India in late 2018. They have a WINDJAMMER cruise to the British Virgin Islands planned for May 2019 and are also planning ski and board trips to Steamboat, Winter
and Japan in 2019.

FWSA also provides Action’s insurance coverage for our activities – which is why we

require folks to be members to go on activities that could create a liability for us. And
is also our voice in ski area development, snow sports legislation and safety
on the 

So between Action’s activities and SDCSC/FWSA activities you can have year round

fun – skiing, boarding, traveling, diving, sailing, playing and socializing!!!

Anna Marie Sorriso
Past Persident




It was a hardy group of Actioneers who showed up for for this year’s camping trip in the Lagunas.  After a few weeks of super hot temps in the mountains and deserts this summer, a monsoon condition developed which changed the weather for our trip. The good news was that it cooled off down to the 70’s. The bad news was thunderstorms brought some rain showers to our “neck of the woods” which made camping and cooking a little challenging. And even though a few campers like Rick Cole unfortunately experienced some water in their tents, everyone managed to survive.  Luckily it was
just a few showers here and there that did not last too long and we all managed to huddle under the Pop-Ups I luckily remembered to bring!


Saturday morning, after a tasty breakfast of bacon, sausage, and Eggs Florentine along with toast and coffee, the group made their plans for the day.  Tom Walters, Sabine Prather, Anna Marie Sorriso and I went on a hike through the forest into Escondido Ravine west of Sunrise Highway. It turned out to be a nice walk, about four miles, in a beautiful forest that is recovering from a wildfire that swept through a few years ago. Luckily the rain held off until after our hike where we managed to find some shelter during the downpour.  

Meanwhile another group including Marvin Errickson, Barbara Perkins, Tom Sekreta, Kathy Strege, Rick Cole, Urszula Orlinska, and others decided to hike on the famous Pacific Crest Trail which passes by the campground on its way from the Mexican border to the Canadian border.  

Back in camp we huddled under the popups during yet another rain shower which made things so muddy that we decided to move our equipment to another nearby camp site. Eventually the rain stopped and we all enjoyed Happy Hour with chips and Carmen Jahns’ delicious home made salsa along with margaritas and other adult beverages.  After a dinner of ribs, salmon, rice pilaf, baked potatoes, and salad followed by apple pie, we spent a second pleasant night under clear skies, around the campfire listening to Tom Sekreta’s playlist. It was another enjoyable Action camping trip and thanks to all who helped make it a success!


John Thomas


The Fourth Annual Guadalupe Valley Wine Tasting adventure was a huge success! Don’t despair if you missed it, check out the pictures and plan to attend next year’s anniversary trip. Leah and friends are planning something very special to commemorate the occasion. Guadalupe Valley is receiving plenty of attention these days for its wine making abilities, beautiful scenery and hospitable atmosphere. Our group of forty six Actioneers and guests were shuttled, via a safe, comfortable and well stocked bus, over the border south for two hours before arriving at three handpicked wineries followed by dinner.

Our first stop was El Cielo’s Winery where our group was treated to a tour of the wine making facilities, shown a short video of the history of the winery and served three of El Cielo’s choice
white, rose and red wine selections. The winery had an extensive gift shop, beautiful grounds and lovely views.

Our second stop was a short distance away at Decantos Winery where we enjoyed tastings on
the lawn under shaded picnic tables while enjoying picturesque views of the surrounding area.  Decantos served three tastings from their Reserve Collection.

The final tasting stop included a diverse selection of five wines from the Vina de Frannes Winery in which each sample was described by our hosts to enhance our experience and appreciation of the selections and learn more about the region’s wine making efforts.

Lastly, our final stop of the day was at Alximia where a light dinner of octopus, shrimp and fish Ceviche was served as a starter along with an assorted cheese plate followed by Tacos Gobernador and Grilled Rib Eye Fajitas with a mustard salad topped with goat cheese and cranberries.

Thanks to Leah for another great event! Please consider joining us next year for this fun, tasty and memorable trip.



With nearly 20 breweries and distilleries on the north side of Miramar Road, the name Beer'amar is catching on. This October 1st was the perfect Fall day for a Sunday afternoon Beer + Bike ride. 

Fifteen of us spirited cruisers met at Cutwater Spirits on Distribution Ave. tasted a few, then peddled over to Longship brewery. Then like lightning, we landed at the Greenflash. Sipped a glass, and finally, booked it, uphill to our last blast at Ballast Point, where we chowed, chugged and cheered for the a great day we all shared. 



October Meeting @ Arterra

Our 50/50 winner got $37 — That's a cup of hot chocolate at McCoys!

Again, we had a huuugggge turn out for our October "sign up" meeting. Most of our trips sold out. But fear not, and get on the waitlist if there is a trip you wish. There are always spots opening up. 

November meeting place will be announced via email closer to our Nov 1st date. Look out for it!



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