Fourteen official members and two guests attended the end of the year club potluck held at the home of Woody and Fran Hogan on May 29th in Exeter.  Members brought either a side dish or salad.  The dinner was prepared by Woody and consisted of tri-tip and his own special chili beans.  Tom Babagian brought dessert, our Sequoia Ski Club birthday cake.
     Members socialized inside for awhile before going outside on the patio for dinner and more socializing.  Everyone had stories of their own personal ski seasons from this past ski year.  A short meeting was held for the election of officers for the upcoming year.  (See article)
     Attending the potluck were members Woody Hogan, J. D. Fischer, Joe Shimasaki and Rosalie Fisher, David and Barbara Mayeda, Tom and Sherry Babagian, George and Debbie Stewart, Curt and Janet Lange, Mike and Lupe Bowers, Woody's wife Fran and former member John Rose.
     The recent election of club officers included two members filling slots previously held by other members.  Mike Bowers is the new Membership Chairman filling the slot formerly held by Rosalie Fisher, who declined the nomination.  Woody Hogan was elected the new club VP of Travel, formerly held by Delora Buckman.  Woody was also re-elected Club President, thus filling two different roles.
     Those re-elected to other club positions included Debbie Stewart, Vice President; Sherry Babagian, Secretary; Janet Lange, Treasurer; David Mayeda, Race Director; J. D. Fischer, Newsletter Editor; Tom Babagian, Social Director; and George Stewart, Web Master.

Next Meetings: TBD


     Beautiful Bend, Oregon, just a few miles from the Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort, is the site of this summer's annual Far West Ski Association annual convention on June 12-15, and our club will be represented by George and Debbie Stewart, as well as club president Woody Hogan.
     Thursday is registration day, while much of Friday will be spent on optional activities, including a pub crawl, hiking, golfing, and shopping-dinning -wining.  Friday night is the silent auction which is open to the public.  Ski trips, summer trips, and all kinds of packages will be up for bid.
     Saturday morning will involve the Travel Expo, where those in attendance can meet one-on-one with reps who can give you all the skinny on all the great places where you might go skiing.  Delegates also will hear from guest speakers in the Snowsports Leadership Academy and Public Affairs sessions, as well as the lunch time keynote speaker, freestyle skier Jess McMillan.  Saturday night will feature a dance for all delegates.
     Sunday will conclude with a brunch and meetings, including the elections of officers, club and council awards, and well as door and raffle prizes.  Then entire event will be held at The Riverhouse Hotel and Convention Center.


Membership in the Sequoia Ski Club is open to all persons twenty-one years of age or older who are interested in skiing and or boarding, who wish to participate in the activities of the club, and who agree to abide by its rules, regulations and policies. Annual dues are currently $40 for individuals and $60 for couples. Contact:
Mike Bowers
E-mail Address:

We are associated with these organizations:
Sierra Council of Ski Clubs
National Ski Council Federation
Far West Ski Association
Far West Racing Association

Upcomming ski and adventure trips: Contact Debbie Stewart 559-737-0882 Zermatt, Switzerland International Trip March 6 - 15, 2014 . South Africa Safari Adventure Sept 5-16 2014.