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Jan 18, 2012

SD Digest 1-18-2012

Space Dragons

Important Dates in this Digest, mark your calendars!!!!

1.  PRACTICE SCHEDULE   --  Great start to 2012, KEEP coming out!!!
  • Saturday practice: 7:30a on the beach, 8a-9:30a on the water, followed by Land Drills!!!
  • Sunday practice: Same time as Saturday! followed by Core!!!
  • Practice attendance is being taken and Late Penalties being levied ;)
  • AND, be good little boys and girls, fill out the practice POLL!
2.  2012 DUES
Welcome to the 2012 Season!  As we start our new season we need to inform you of fee increase for this year to $100 ($50 for minors).  As you know, we are a self-supporting team.  After 1 year without a fee increase, two years of increases in Association fees, insurance and tournament fees require us to do the same for 2012 dues.  This may seem like a steep jump from 2011 dues, but here are some of the increases we have already experienced this year on top of last year's similar increases:
·      ICEA Association dues - increased by approximately 5.5%
·      ICEA Insurance - nearly doubled in cost! (2011-$280; 2012-$530)
·      Tempe registration - increased by approximately 10-11%
We will continue fundraising and sponsorship efforts throughout the season to help decrease fees whenever possible. If you have ideas for team fundraising, share them with the Captains
As always, if you have any payment issues, please don't hesitate to talk with the Captains, Coaches, or Denise.
Looking forward to another great season!
FYI! The Space Dragons Weekday Workouts are ON! Email Devant for South Pasadena and Em/Galen for South Bay.
4. SOME IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2012 - Mark your Calendars!
  • 1st OC2 Test - Sun Feb 26th
  • Tempe Races - Sat Mar 31st - Sun Apr 1st
  • 2nd OC2 Test - Sun Apr 8th
  • Friends & Family Day - Sat Apr 7th
  • Space Dragon Yard Sale - Sat May 5th
  • Space Dragon Bake Sale - Sat June 30th
      Details to follow!!!

     We are thinking about ordering another batch of jerseies. Cost ~$30ish. Normal cuts: Men, Women, short/long/sleeveless. Email Galen if you are interested! 

6.  TEMPE TOURNAMENT - 3/31 - 4/1
  • Come out and PLAY! Sign up on the Evite!
  • Tons of racing! Mixed 500m, 250m, 1000m, Open, Women and Masters!!!
7.  PORTLAND TOURNAMENT - 6/9 - 6/10
  • Yes, our June "away" tournament will be at the Portland Rose Festival
  • Ultra FUN, Ultra COMPETITIVE Taiwanese Flag Catching 
  • Great Eats and Adventures!
  • Non-Stop Flights from LA area ~$200
  • Respond to the evite ASAP!!!  We need to gauge interest and determine how many boats to register for this tournament. You saw those intense gravity-defying flag catching pictures and video here... be a part of it this year! The more the merrier, so join in!
8.  SPACE RIPPLE MAMMOTH TRIP - 1/26 - 1/29  Fresh snow fall this week and next!!!
1 week left!  Important information, please read:
  • There STILL 5 spots left!!!! JOIN THE FUN!
  • Full $220 payment is due ASAP, includes 3 nights lodging and dinner for each night.
  • Limited to 24 spots. Currently 5 spots available.
  • We'll be able to get most people on some type of mattress or sofa but beds go to those who pay first.
  • Contact Andy  for info on paying with your credit card.
  • House of where we are staying: (check out the pool table and private hot tub!)
  • Evite Invitation in your email!
  • For questions, contact Andy or Jim

Hey Everyone,

I'm trying to drum up attendance for my UCSD Alumni Club. We are having a Wine and Cheese Tasting event at a Santa Monica art gallery on Jan 28th featuring wine and cheese from The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills.

It does not matter if you are NOT affiliated with UCSD in any way, would be awesome if you could go with a UCSD alum of course!
Location:                   Frank Pictures Gallery (located at Santa Monica’s historic Bergamot Station)
Exhibit:                      Vintage photographs by Imogen Cunningham (The artist is most known for her
                                     stunning close-ups of flowers and her uncensored celebration of the human form)
Date and Time:       Jan. 28th 6-9pm PT
Parking:                     Plenty of parking located inside the Bergamot Station Open Lot
Cost:                           $25 pre-registration required

If you are interested in going please also invite any of your friends to go as well. It's a pre-pay event of $25 (Event link Registration:  (Ed. note: that cheese store is pretty awesome)

Please contact Christine if you have any questions!

-- Your Captains!
9.  SPECIAL NOTE FROM CHRISTINE - UCSD Alumni and Friends Function