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Angeles Chapter Fundraiser Outings
Special Opportunities for Travel Adventure

Angeles Chapter Fundraising events are organized by the Chapter Fundraising Committee leaders. The leaders are committed to supporting this chapter’s many financial challenges to achieve our goals for a healthy and sustainable environment. All of the events planned by this committee help educate members as well as the general public about the value of the Sierra Club. While having a whole lot of fun, these events contribute considerable financial support for conservation, Chapter Schedule of Activities, Southern Sierran, outings insurance, office and staff expenses, group support and much more.

If you are an experienced fundraising outings leader and would like to propose a fundraising event, give us a call. We are listed in the Schedule of Activities and open for business.


TRIP FULL
OCTOBER 6-16, 2006 CHINA HIGHLIGHTS TOUR

O: [Angeles Chapter]
Join Angeles Chapter friends on an 11-day trip flying off to the mysterious Far East. China is our destination. In Beijing see Tiananmen Square, the Great Wall, and Ming Tombs; in Xian there are the world-famous Terra Cotta Warriors and Wild Goose Pagoda; Plus many other museums and attractions. All hotels are deluxe and based on double occupancy: 3 nights in Beijing, 2 nights in Xi’an, 1 night in Hangzhou, 1 night in Suzhou, and 1 night in Shanghai. All admission fees, transfers, two domestic airfares, coaches, bilingual Chinese/English guides, taxes, $60 visa application fee, and three meals daily are included in the $995 land package. The round trip airfare is $1,000 and includes all taxes. The leaders/escorts are Bruce Hale with four trips to China, Andrea Lim, Mandarin speaker, and John Lajeuness, organizer. For itinerary, application, and visa form, send email to lajeunes@pacbell.net (remember, just one “s” in email address). Please insert subject line of “China Tour”. Applications are accepted on a first-come first-served basis.

 

[images by Bruce Hale]

 


TRIP FULL
NOVEMBER 17- DECEMBER 2, 2006 COSTA RICA ADVENTURE
O: [Angeles Chapter]

16-day tour of the unknown secrets of Costa Rica from the Pacific to the Caribbean: The towering and fiery power of its volcanoes, the quiet soul of virgin rain forests, raging rivers, cloud forests, and the hypnotic rhythm of pristine beaches, abundant wildlife, and warm and friendly people. Your days free to tour hot springs, volcanoes, river rafting, hiking, caves, rain and cloud forests, butterfly farms, botanical gardens, waterfalls, fishing, swimming, horseback riding, boat trips, snorkeling in coral reefs, dolphins, or just kickback and enjoy the local culture. Our destinations are San Jose, Arenal, Monteverde, Manuel Antonio, Tortuguero, and Cahuita. The leaders/guides are natives/recent travelers to Costa Rica. Our trip fee of $1195 includes up-graded accommodations (dbl. ocup.), private 22-passenger air-conditioned coaches, 13 meals/happy hours, some park/entrance fees, guides, misc. Discounted group airfare offered. For itinerary and application, send email to lajeunes@pacbell.net (remember, just one “s” in email address). Please insert subject line of “Nov Costa Rica”. Applications are accepted on a first-come first-served basis, as all previous trips have sold out.

[images by Steve Feld]

 


NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 8, 2006 PRE-HOLIDAY MEXICAN RIVIERA CRUISE
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Set sail on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Star from the Port of Los Angeles to Mexico’s tropical “Gold Coast” with stops in Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta, Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa and Cabo San Lucas. The deeply discounted cruise fares cover just about everything; all your meals, entertainment, fitness center, daily first run movies, mid-night buffets, music to make you sway or rock the night away in your choice of clubs. Join an onboard Sierra Club get- together and/or hikes around the decks. In ports of call, enjoy many opportunities for adventures, shopping, and exploring. Prices from $559/double occupancy plus port charges are at a substantial discount off brochure rates (includes all shipboard amenities, except casino). Reserve early for the best choices of inside, outside or balcony staterooms. Call Montrose Travel's group dept. at 800-301-9673 for a color brochure and full pricing details - please ask for Violet. Leaders: MARY MORALES 10ter@cox.net and ANDREA LIM.

[images by Mike Morales]

 

DECEMBER 9-10, 2006 SAT-SUN TRAIL-BY-RAIL WEEKEND IN TORREY PINES
O: [Angeles Chapter]

Amtrak from Union Station to Solana Beach and then a local bus to our Torrey Pines State Park trail head. We will hike the extensive coastal system before heading to our motel in Del Mar for an overnight. Short Sunday hike before returning via Amtrak to L.A. Union Station. 700am-830pm. Ability to walk 12 mi. Cost Includes, train fare, motel (2sharing), donation. Send sase, H&W phones/email $167 w/SC #, $187 non member (ck payable Sierra Club) to Leader: Roxana Lewis. Co-leader Dotty Sandford.
TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE: Send check (payable Sierra Club), Two large self addressed stamped envelopes, Sierra Club #, Home, Work, Email address to Leader: Roxana Lewis, 11222 S. La Cienega Blvd #460, Inglewood, CA 90304
(roxlewis@aol.com) 310-670-3884.
   

JANUARY 20, 2007 TRAIN/HIKE MONARCH BUTTERFLY RESERVE
O: (Angeles Chapter)
Depart L.A.Union Station at 7:30am for Goleta. Hike to the Coronado Butterfly Reserve to see Monarchs during their annual migration. Time for lunch on the beach. Return train arrives L.A. at 8pm. Ability to hike 10mi. Registration after DEC 20 add $25. Includes railfare. Send check $67 with SC#/$87 non member (payable Sierra Club) to Leader.Roxana Lewis. Asst: Dottie Sandford
TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE: Send check (payable Sierra Club), Two large self addressed stamped envelopes, Sierra Club #, Home, Work, Email address to Leader: Roxana Lewis, 11222 S. La Cienega Blvd #460, Inglewood, CA 90304
(roxlewis@aol.com) 310-670-3884.

   

FEBRUARY 24, 2007 TRAIN/HIKE/ DAY TRIP TO SANTA BARBARA
O: (Angeles Chapter)
Tour of historic Union Station, board the train to Carpinteria. Hike 12.8 mi to Santa Barbara, moderate pace. Time to saunter the historic downtown area, shop or sit at an outdoor café and sip the local vino. Return train from Santa Barbara station to L.A. 7:30AM-9:45PM. Registration after JAN 24 add $25. Includes rail fare, donation. Bring water, snacks, lunch (restaurant opportunity). Send $68 with SC#/$88 non member (payable Sierra Club) to Leader: Roxana Lewis Asst: Dottie Sandford
TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE: Send check (payable Sierra Club), Two large self addressed stamped envelopes, Sierra Club #, Home, Work, Email address to Leader: Roxana Lewis, 11222 S. La Cienega Blvd #460, Inglewood, CA 90304
(roxlewis@aol.com) 310-670-3884.

   

APRIL 5-15, 2007 HIKING IN HUNGARY
O: ( Angeles Chapter)
Fly LAX to Budapest and spend 2-days in the capitol enjoying the pleasures of goulash and the ancient mineral baths for which the city is justly famous. We will then commence our walking adventure along part of the Duna-Ipoly National Park with vistas of the Danube River. The route takes us over the characteristic hill of Bvrzsvny and thorough picturesque villages. Luggage will be transported from Inn to Inn. The highest terrain is 3,000'. Average daily mileage is 10 miles. Includes airfare from LAX, hotel/inns (2share), breakfast, 6 dinners, luggage transport, donation. Early booking discount $100 by OCT 5,2006. $3460 with SC#/$3,500 non member. To reserve send $700 deposit (payable Sierra Club) to leader Roxana Lewis, co-leader Ilona Kupecz.
TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE: Send check (payable Sierra Club), Two large self addressed stamped envelopes, Sierra Club #, Home, Work, Email address to Leader: Roxana Lewis, 11222 S. La Cienega Blvd #460, Inglewood, CA 90304
(roxlewis@aol.com) 310-670-3884.

 

TRIP FULL
APRIL20 - MAY 5, 2007 COSTA RICA ADVENTURE
O: (Angeles Chapter)

Join Angeles Chapter friends on a 16-day tour of the unknown secrets of Costa Rica from the Pacific to the Caribbean: See towering and fiery volcanoes, the quiet soul of virgin rain forests, raging rivers, cloud forests, and the hypnotic rhythm of pristine beaches, abundant wildlife, and warm and friendly people. Spend free days touring hot springs, volcanoes, river rafting, hiking, caves, rain and cloud forests, butterfly farms, botanical gardens, waterfalls, fishing, swimming, horseback riding, boat trips, snorkeling, dolphins, or just kickback. Our destinations are San Jose, Arenal, Monteverde, Manuel Antonio, Tortuguero, and Cahuita. Trip fee of $1195 includes up-graded accommodations (dbl. ocup.), private 21-passenger air-conditioned coach, 13 meals/happy hours, some park/entrance fees, guides, misc. Discounted group airfare offered.
TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE: For itinerary and application, send email to John Lajeuness (lajeunes@pacbell.net) Please insert subject line of “April Costa Rica”. Asst Ldr: “Bobcat” Thompson.

[images by Steve Feld]

 

MAY 12 -19, 2007 VOYAGE OF THE GLACIERS
C/O: (Angeles Chapter)
Answer the call of the wild with your pioneer spirit as you travel with your Angeles Chapter friends on the luxurious Diamond Princess as we head north up the Inside Passage from Vancouver, Canada to the Alaskan ports of Ketchikan, Juneau, and Skagway. View maritime mammals and active tidewater glaciers with an on board naturalist. Leaders host on board get togethers and brisk hikes around the promenade deck. On Ports of call days, go ashore and see the totem poles of Ketchikan, the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, the Klondike Gold-Rush Trail of ‘98 from Skagway or join the leaders on hikes and frontier saloon explorations. Cruise Glacier Bay National Park and College Fjord. After crossing the mighty Gulf of Alaska, we bid farewell in Whittier (Alaska) for transport to Anchorage and the flight home. Cruise fare includes ship stateroom, gourmet meals, entertainment, exercise opportunities. Staterooms from $514 based on double occupancy. Port charges, taxes, transfers, tips, discounted airfare extra. Limited space in each category. Move fast on this one, some cabins may not be available after January 7, 2007 For a full color brochure contact Montrose Travel Agent: Violet Calderon, 800-301-9673 or vcalderon@montrosetravel.com.

A seven day post-cruise extension will be offered by the leaders to Denali Nat'l Park. For information onthe cruise or the extension, please email Cruise Coordinator: Donna Specht (donnaspecht@juno.com) Co-Leader: Keith Martin

[Images: Courtesy Derek Wallentinsen, ShadowCaster Press]

 

May 19 – 25, 2007 DENALI – THE LAST FRONTIER
O: Angeles Chapter
In conjunction with Voyage of the Glaciers May 12-19 or meet us in Anchorage. Experience the Call of the Wild on a seven day/six night fully escorted motor coach trip to Talkeetna, Denali National Park and Anchorage. Relaxed pace to enjoy wilderness lodging, adventure and spectacular scenery. Price $1,100 includes: 6 nights lodging, bus, transfers, happy hours, some meals. $250 deposit fully refundable until Feb 1. For complete information, itinerary, application, refund policy, optional tours. Send one large sase or e-mail, to Reservationist/Leader: Donna Specht, 22221 Wood Island Lane, Huntington Beach, 92646 (donnaspecht@juno.com), 714-963-6345. Co-leader: Keith Martin.

[Image: Courtesy Derek Wallentinsen, ShadowCaster Press]

 


JULY 14 - 24, 2007 ZEN ADVENTURE IN JAPAN & MT. FUJI SUMMIT
O: (Angeles Chapter)
Fly LAX to Osaka and spend 7-days in the cultural capitol of Japan, Kyoto succumbing to everything Zen. Day trips via rail to Hiroshima, Nara, Miyajima, Nagahama and more. Proceed to Mt.Fuji area for climb to summit with a final day at Lake Kawaguchi to recover before flying home. Ability to walk approx. 6-10 miles daily. Early booking discount $100 for registration by DEC 27,2006. $3086 ($3126 non-mem) includes Airfare, hotel (2share), breakfast, 7day rail pass,donation. To reserve send $700 deposit (payable Sierra Club to Leader Roxana Lewis. Co-leader Dotty Sandford.
TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE: Send check (payable Sierra Club), Two large self addressed stamped envelopes, Sierra Club #, Home, Work, Email address to Leader: Roxana Lewis, 11222 S. La Cienega Blvd #460, Inglewood, CA 90304
(roxlewis@aol.com) 310-670-3884.

[images by Roxana Lewis]

 


AUGUST 4 - 12, 2007 The Yellowstone and Grand Teton Adventure
C/O: [Angeles Chapter]

Fly roundtrip to Salt Lake City and Join us for 9 days of Hiking, Sightseeing, and Wildlife Observation at a World Heritage Site, Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park. See Old Faithful, brilliant Mammoth Terrace, bubbling mud pots, hundreds of Geysers & thermal features and lots of beautiful forests, rivers, waterfalls, and mountains on our bus tour. See moose, buffalo, elk, and deer as well as bears, wolves, and numerous other animals and birds. Price includes Roundtrip airfare to Salt Lake City, 8 nights lodging (2 Pers/ 2 beds), 2 nights at the Historic Old Faithful Inn, 2 nights at Canyon Lodge, 2 nights at Mammoth Hot Springs, and 2 nights at Grand Teton, bus, park fees, refreshments, farewell dinner, and more. A portion of the trip proceeds will be used by the Wyoming Sierra Club Chapter to protect these parks. The price for an adult is $1,530 and $1,000 for children under 13 staying with both parents in their room Limited credit of up to $225 for some booking own airfare. Send 3 4X9 SASE, H & W Phones, SC#, check (Sierra Club) to Reserv.: Cliff Caplan, 2108 Rockefeller Ln #A, Redondo Beach, CA 90278-3669 Leader: Fred Dong 818-545-3878

   

SEPTEMBER 14 - 26, 2007 GRAND MEDITERRENEAN CRUISE
C: (Angeles Chapter)

Join us on a 12-night cruise the length of the Mediterranean aboard the Emerald Princess. Ports of call are Venice, Athens, Ephesus and Istanbul, Turkey, Greek isle, Mykonos, Naples/Capri, Rome, Florence/ Pisa, Marseille/Provence, and Barcelona. Cruise fare includes double occupancy cabins, all meals buffet or restaurant style, Las Vegas style entertainment, three bands and orchestras, exercise/fitness center, and other services, like duty-free shopping. This new luxury cruise ship/resort (launches Spring 2007) moves during each night to a new port. Prices are from $2080 plus taxes, port charges, and round-trip airfare. Discounted cabins will only be available for a few months, then unsold cabins are returned to cruise line.

For information and color brochure, please contact Violet at Montrose Travels Group Department, 800-301-9673 or e mail: vcalderon@montrosetravel.com. Ldrs: John Lajeuness and Andrea Lim.

   

SEPTEMBER 19 - 30, 2007 HIKING IN IRELAND
O: (Angeles Chapter)

Fly LAX to Dublin and spend 3-days in James Joyce’s hometown sampling the Pubs and their lore. We will follow our stay in the Irish capitol with 6-days of hiking around the famous Ring of Kerry with spectacular coastline, mountain vistas, lakes and meadows. Transport of luggage from Inn to Inn. End our shamrock experience in Shannon with a stay at an historic Castle hotel and fly home. Ability to walk 6-10 miles daily. Early booking discount $100 for all sign-ups by March 31. $3500 with SC#, $3,540 non-member. Includes airfare, hotel (2 sharing), breakfast, luggage transport inn to inn, donation. To reserve send $700 deposit (payable Sierra Club) to Leader Roxana Lewis, Co-leader Dotty Sandford.
TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE: Send check (payable Sierra Club), Two large self addressed stamped envelopes, Sierra Club #, Home, Work, Email address to Leader: Roxana Lewis, 11222 S. La Cienega Blvd #460, Inglewood, CA 90304
(roxlewis@aol.com) 310-670-3884.

   

Most of these trips are fundraisers, although you couldn't tell from the low price.

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