September 2002

< Elections

Nominations for the Board of Directors will take place Wednesday, Sept. 12th, at the Basque Cultural Center ( 7:30 p.m.) Anyone interested in running for the board should be present at the meeting. Please direct any questions regarding elections to President Isabelle Bushman (650/357-8211). Meetings are held every second Wednesday of the month, and are open to all members. Everyone is encouraged to attend and participate.


< Group Practices

Those interested in Klika 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. The San Francisco Gazteak Dancers will be starting practice in January. Gure Xitoak, the activities group for young children will restart in October. For information on dancing or Gure Yitoak, please contact Valerie Arrechea at (415/ 564-0900).

< 2003 NABO Calendars

2003 NABO Calendars have arrived. Those interested in purchasing one should contact Mary Curutchet 650-588-2249.

<  N.A.B.O. Convention

The N.A.B.O. Convention will take place in South San Francisco August 23, 24, 25.  The Friday night Opening Ceremony will take place at the So. San Francisco Convention Center, and will feature performers from both Euskadi and the United States.  Saturday and Sunday’s events will take place at Orange Park, near the Basque Cultural Center.  There will be a dance with music by Ketxo Saturday night at the BCC, and Basque Mass with the Bishop of Bayonne on Sunday in Orange Park.  For up to the minute information, please see the website 

<  Ikasi 2002

NABO is sponsoring a new program – Ikasi.  It is a 3-day workshop for adults interested in learning more about Basque Culture. 

Participants will look at topics including language, prehistory and mythology, music and instruments, films, modern Bilbao, tracing genealogy, Basque contributions to world history, and bertolaris.  They will also learn how to cook and play mus.  It will finish by a performance by Udaleku alumni.

This year’s program will take place June 26th – 28th in Reno NV, and is being hosted by the Center for Basque Studies at UNR.  The program is free for participants this year, but is limited to 40 people.   Applications can be found on the NABO website 

 The deadline is June 1st.

< Upcoming Events

Euskal Etaea Jaialdia ﷓﷓ Sept 15, 16 BCC Xmas celebration ﷓ Dec. 23rd Odolki Jatea / Mus Tournament ﷓ Feb. 3 42°° Annual Basque Picnic ﷓ June 2 N.A.B.O. Convention 2002

﷓﷓ San Francisco, Aug. 23,24,25.

N.A.B.O. Udaleku 2002 ﷓ Reno, NV

Aug 23-25   NABO Convention (SF)