January 2003

Urteberri on!

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, Yvonne Hauscarriague, Henry Ocafrain, Mayte Ocafrain, and Nathalie Oroz


< Gazteak Dance Practice

Dance Practice for children will start Saturday, January 11th, 1:00 p.m. at the Basque Cultural Center.  To be eligible to participate, children must be 7 years old by the June picnic.  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 2rd at the Basque Cultural Center.  To be eligible to participate in the Lunch and the Tournament, your 2003 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 27th.


 The tournament will start promptly at 8:00 a.m.  Registration will begin at 7:00 am.


There will be no pre-registration this year, make sure to come to the tournament early.

< Practice Schedules

Looking for something to do in 2003? 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.


<2003 NABO Calendars

Those interested in purchasing 2003 NABO Calendars should contact Mary Curutchet at 650/692-5009. 



Music Camp will be held here in San Francisco from June 15h – June 28th.  We will soon be looking for volunteers to house participants.  Please contact Valerie Arrechea if you are interested.


< Coming events 2003

Jan. 11         Children’s Dance starts

Feb. 2          Mus Tournament /Odolki Jatea

June 1          Basque Picnic

June 15-28    NABO Udaleku (Music Camp) (San Francisco)

July 4-6        NABO Convention (Elko. NV)