January 2002

 Eguberri on eta Urteberri on!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


< New Board of Directors

Hon. President                        Frederic Fuldain

President                                Isabelle Bushman

Vice President                        Christian Iribarren

Secretary                                Valerie Arrechea

Treasurer                                Philippe Acheritogaray

Srgt. At Arms                        Jean Pierre Elissetche


Directors: Xabier Berrueta, Jean Louis Curutchet, Mary Curutchet, Pierre Etcharren, Henry Ocafrain, Mayte Ocafrain.

Thank you to the out going directors: Rob Acheritogaray, Aitor Berrueta, and Evelyne Etcharren.  The time and energy you gave to the club is appreciated.


< Little Kids Dance Practice

Dance Practice for children will start Saturday, January 19th, 1:00 p.m. at the Basque Cultural Center.  To be eligible to participate, children must be 7 years old during the year 2002.  There is a full schedule planned, with many Basque activities.  If you have any questions, please contact Valerie Arrechea at 415/564-0900. 


< Mus Tournament / Lunch

       -- Change in Time --

The Mus Tournament and Members Free Lunch will be held on Sunday, February 3rd at the Basque Cultural Center.  To be eligible to participate in the Lunch and the Tournament, your 2002 dues must be paid.  Dues can be paid that day. The tournament fee is $40.00 per team.

Reservations for lunch can be made by calling Valerie Arrechea at 650/871-7347, by January 31st.


 Due to the Super Bowl, the tournament will start promptly at 8:00 a.m.  Registration will begin at 7:00 am.


Enclosed please find a pre-registration form.  To register early, please fill out one form per team, and mail to 529 Yosemite Dr., S. San Francisco CA 94080 with a check in the amount of $40.00 made payable to the Basque Club.  This will help speed the registration process.  Forms are due by January 31st.


< Practice Schedules

Looking for something to do in 2002? Klika will be starting practices on Monday nights.  Those interested should contact Aitor Berrueta at (650/344-7434).  The Choir Elgarrekin holds practices on Tuesday evenings.  The group Zazpiak Bat has practice on Monday evenings.  Those interested can contact Valerie Arrechea at 415/564-0900.


< Dues

Dues are $20.00 per person, or $35.00 per couple.  Dues for the year must be paid to be eligible to play in the annual Mus Tournament.


<2002 NABO Calendars

Those interested in purchasing 2002 NABO Calendars should contact Mary Curutchet at 650/692-5009. 



Music Camp will be held in Reno, NV from June 16th – June 27th.  Please contact Valerie Arrechea for applications.


< Coming events 2002

Jan. 19                        Children’s Dance starts

Feb. 3                        Mus Tournament /Odolki Jatea

June 2                        Basque Picnic

June 16-27                    NABO Udaleku (Music Camp) (Reno)

Aug. 23-25                    NABO Convention (San Francisco)