Sequoians Club News

May Events 2019


KENTUCKY DERBY DAY
Saturday, May 4th

You’re invited to a Nudist Kentucky Derby!
SATURDAY, MAY 4th!

The day’s events start with Mint Juleps and munchies at 12:30 p.m. 

THE SKYCLAD JOCKEYS WILL RUN FOR THE ROSES AND THE FASHIONISTAS WILL COMPETE FOR BEST DERBY BONNET, WORN AU NATUREL!

THEN GATHER IN THE REC HALL FOR MAC & CHEESE, BEANS AND SANDWICHES WHILE WE WATCH THE REAL DERBY ON THE BIG SCREEN

“Funny-Money” Betting window will be open so you can bet on your horse for fun prizes.

DERBY EVENT COST: $10.00 PER PERSON INCLUDES ONE COMPLIMENTARY MINT JULEP OR SODA, SNACKS, SANDWICH, MAC & CHEESE AND SOUTHERN STYLE BEANS. ADDITIONAL JULEPS AVAILABLE

AT 7:00 PM, IT’S TIME FOR OUR FAMOUS POTLUCK DINNER WITH MUSIC AND DANCING AFTER DINNER.


  —– KENTUCKY DERBY DAY APPROXIMATE SCHEDULE —–
12:30 PM MINT JULEPS, SODA AND SNACKS AVAILABLE
01:00 PM NUDIST DERBY ON THE LAWN (weather permitting)
01:45 PM LADIES BEST BONNET CONTEST
02:00 PM AWARDS CEREMONY
02:15 PM FOOD SERVED IN REC HALL
02:45 PM “PICK THE WINNER” WINDOW OPEN FOR THE DERBY
03:00 PM TELEVISION COVERAGE OF DERBY IN REC HALL
03:45 PM SINGING OF “MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME”
03:50 PM APPROXIMATE POST TIME OF RACE
04:45 PM GENERAL HAPPY HOUR
07:00 PM POT LUCK DINNER
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SUNDAY, MAY 5th is CINCO de MAYO! 
Chill at Sequoians this 5th of May!

Happy Mother’s Day!
Sunday, May 12th

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FULL MOON HIKES
FULL MOON HIKE
Saturday, May 18th

THINGS TO BRING:
Hiking Shoes | Towels | Water | Snacks | A good flashlight
A wrap In case we leave property.
Other clothing as appropriate for weather conditions.
If you want to make a day of it, come and stay for the Potluck Dinner, always a lot of great food and comradery. Bring a side dish to share and a main course for yourself. We will move at the pace of the slowest hiker and take frequent rests. No one is left behind.

After the hike there will be showers available and there will be a nude spirited(!) talk in the hot tub. Please bring any beverages in cans or plastic to abide by our “no-glass” policy for the pool deck. And please be a responsible drinker. Camping sites are available if needed but you must arrange for them in advance of the hike.
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April Events – 2019

APRIL – Saturday 6th, 2019 is OPENING DAY! 

Welcome back Associate Members, Millenials and visitors!
And welcome all to the 2019 season at Sequoians!

April 6th – Saturday’s events:
CORNHOLE SOCIAL:  Begins at Noon

Happy Opening Day! Welcoming old friends and new!
Come on down to the lawn, throw some bags at a hole, enjoy some adult beverages with snacks, and hang with some cool people!
(hosted by Paul & Cheryl)

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Saturday, 6th –
in the Evening…
The Decade “0”
Birthday Party!!

WELCOME BACK ASSOCIATE MEMBERS and VISITORS!
Help Celebrate those hitting a Decade “0” Birthday milestone.

Potluck at 7:00 p.m. (Bring a side dish to share and a main course for yourself.) Partying & Dancing after the potluck.

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Full Moon Hikes During the 2019 Season

­April 2109 Full Moon Hike

In order to have all Full Moon Hikes on Saturday evenings this year, some occur slightly after the full moon.   For April, we are one day past the full moon date (Friday 19, APR 2019), and the moon will rise on that day (Saturday 20, APR 2019), at 9:30 PM, hence the late start.

Start:                    Saturday 20, APR 2019 at 9:30 p.m.
Where:                 Sequoians Clothing Free Club House
Things to Bring:
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Towels
  • A wrap I case we leave property
  • Other clothing as appropriate for conditions
  • A good flashlight
  • Water
  • Snack

If you want to make a day of it, come and stay for the Potluck Dinner, always a lot of great food and comradery.  Bring something to share.

There will be two groups hiking, one staying close by (2-mile Moderate Hike, 1.25 hours), the others pushing into Las Trampas (4-Mile Challenging Hike, 3 hours).

Regardless of which group you are in, we will move at the pace of the slowest hiker and take frequent rests.  No one is left behind.

After the hike there will be showers available and there will be a nude spirited(!) talk in the hot tub.  Please bring any beverages in cans or plastic to abide by our “no-glass” policy for the pool deck. And please be a responsible drinker.  Camping sites are available if needed but you must arrange for them in advance of the hike.

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HOLI – FESTIVAL
OF COLORS

The East Indian Holi festival of color for spring. It starts out with a style of open dance and splashing a lightly scented paint powder on the participants (easy clean off). Followed by a professional belly dance demonstration. More info? You can find more about it on Google.
For Wikipedia enthusiasts click, or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holi

March Events 2019

Calling All Irish Nudists!

Not sure if you can “wear the green,” (or where you could put it!) but please join us for a “Corn Beef and Cabbage” Dinner!

What:     Saint Patrick’s Membership Building Celebration!

This pre-season event is open to all current members (Full, Associate, Millennial and Student), and each may bring new prospective members as guests. 

Each Member who brings a first time visiting guest will receive a guest pass for a prospective member during the regular season.

We will be giving tours of the club for our prospective members before dinner.  The hot tub will be open, so bring your towels!

Additionally, we will have an opportunity to ask/answer questions about membership.

After dinner, we will sing and dance to Karaoke provided Susan Harlow-Schott!  “O Danny Boy”

Where:  Sequoians Clothing Free Clubhouse
When:    Saturday March 16th, 4:00 PM

What to Bring:

This is a “potluck” dinner. The Corned Beef and Cabbage will be provided by the club. Please bring potatoes, carrots, other vegetable, salad or dessert in keeping with the Irish theme.  This is a BYOB event, but please be prepared to drink responsibly.

Come on out.  Bring a friend.  Help build club membership.  Enjoy the event!


 

February Events 2019

The Rams vs. The Patriots

Sunday, February 3rd

Although, at the Sequoians Super Bowl Party, it really doesn’t matter who’s playing!!  It’s always a fun time!  Once again Bill and Bev will host the Super Bowl at Bev’s house. 

(In case this is your first time, Bev’s house is the grey and white 2 story just past the camp grounds.)

So come out to watch the game, the commercials, half time and share food and a good time with your fellow Sequoians.

Time:  Game usually starts at 3:30.  Come earlier so you can get your food prepared (or prepare it in the rec hall) and the football pools filled BEFORE the game.  Normally, Bev is running around trying to get the last squares filled before the game!  The pools are usually $.50 or $1 per square.  Occasionally, if there are enough interested, we do a $5 pool. (Please bring small bills as it is easier to make change!)

Arrival time:  2:30 on.

What to bring:  Your own beverages and something to share to eat.  This can be appetizers, chili, veggies, desserts, whatever you want.  Please bring your own beverages.  Also, small bills for the football pools.

Who can come:  All Sequoians are invited.  Guests are allowed, but only if you know them and vouch for them.  This is not open to outside visitors.
So, if you will be coming, please RSVP Bev that way we can have as many chairs as possible both upstairs and downstairs.  Also, if you know what you plan to bring to share, please let us know.  This might prevent too many duplicates of food.
Hope to see many of you there!
Bev & Bill

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Valentine’s Day…”Love is in the Air” 
Saturday, February 16th

An evening of much loved food, dessert auction,
wine basket raffle, and dancing.


The festivities begin at 6:00pm

Bring a much loved food to the potluck, perhaps displayed in a red dish or bowl, or decorated in a Valentine theme. 

Ladies, make a scrumptious dessert to be auctioned off to the highest bidder. 
Gents, bring cash so you won’t be left out of the auction. 
Everyone bring a bit of money for raffle tickets for the wine basket, and be ready for a fun filled evening.

December Events 2018


The Holiday/Christmas Party is a clothed event on
Saturday, December 15, starting at 6 pm.
The Holiday party is open to all members and guests, including family.

Bring finger food to share and whatever you wish to drink. The gift exchange will begin about 7 pm. The cost of your gift for our exchange should be around $20 or more.
If children accompany parents, a gift appropriate for them should also be brought.
Please wrap your gifts for the gift exchange. It adds to the fun!

Please bring unwrapped toys for our Toys for Tots toy drive.
Please be as generous as you can for those less fortunate than we are with our Sequoians’ family.

Following the exchange members who stay may want to make the remainder of the evening a clothing optional or nude event.



JUST ADDED – DJ Susan Harlow-Schott will be providing the music for us New Year’s Eve!!MEMBERS:  We are now taking reservations for our New Year’s Eve catered dinner and evening of fun! This will be open to Full members for their enjoyment.

Date:   December 31st, of course
Time:   Festivities start at 7 p.m., dinner at 8

What’s included: Catered sit down dinner with appetizers, choice of salmon or tri-tip kabobs, veggies, salad, rice and, of course, dessert.

Also included: champagne served at midnight to usher in the New Year and hats and favors to celebrate in style. (Please bring your own beverage of choice for the rest of the evening.)

Also. . . dance the New Year in with music provided by DJ Susan Harlow-Schott!

Sign up EARLY! Dinner is only $20 per person if reservation (and dinner choice) are received by Dec. 16, $25 after Dec. 16 through Dec. 26th (reservations are REQUIRED to guarantee that you have your dinner choice and that you have dinner!)

Don’t forget: Reservations ARE REQUIRED (with your choice of entree’) by NO LATER than Dec. 26th to guarantee that you have dinner and the choice that your prefer.
Payment does not have to be made until the evening of the celebration .

November Events 2018


THANKSGIVING AT SEQUOIANS

Saturday, November 17th 2018

THANKSGIVING at Sequoians! On Saturday, November 17, we celebrate Thanksgiving with our Sequoians’ friends and family.  Remember, this is the Saturday BEFORE the actual holiday.

This is a clothed event so bring your family and friends who may be curious about where you spend your time!   This is open to all members and their friends and families and is a great time to introduce Sequoians for your friends and family.

Please get your reservations and what you plan to bring to Bev by November 12th.  Reservations are needed so we make sure we have enough seating and food.  This is a planned dinner,  not a regular pot luck.  Dinner is set for 6 pm. (or shortly after due to the confusion!) so please plan accordingly!   And if you can’t make it, please let me know so I don’t “bug” you about it!

Please contact Bev at intodrgns@aol.com to let her know how many in your group AND what you will be bringing for dinner.  We need it all – hams, turkeys, potatoes & gravy, stuffing, green bean casseroles, vegetables, salads, desserts, etc.  And if you have something special that you like to do for Thanksgiving, that is welcome, too.  If you let me know, I can try to make sure that all we have isn’t potatoes!

Finally, we always collect food for our local food bank.  Please be as generous as you can.  If one can/box is all you can afford, then please bring that.  BUT if you can afford more, please bring it.  And please, NO GLASS, only cans and boxes.  Our local fire station is always impressed with the car load of food I bring to them after our Thanksgiving dinner.

And when you are out shopping, get those toys for our Toys for Tots drive for our Christmas/Holiday Party in December.  There will be more info about this soon.

October Events 2018

MORNING HIKE
– Saturday, October 7th –
 

Enjoy a morning guided hike one last time this season and take in the natural beauty of the Sequoians property.
11:00 a.m.  –  12:30 p.m.
Meet in the Rec Hall


CASINO NIGHT
Saturday, October 13th

7:00 (potluck) to 10:30 p.m.
Potluck at 7:00 p.m.
(Bring a side dish to share and a main course for yourself.)

Bring a small amount of cash for buying playing chips.

Several card tables with various games set for card-playing Casino Night!
Your small buy in of chips – could win you more chips –
then, trade your chips in for gifts & prizes!
If you’re game  — try it again.

ALSO, Harriet will be needing donations for the gifts and prizes.



Board Meeting 

Sunday, October 14th at 10 a.m. in the Rec Hall.

GMM 
General Membership Meeting 

Sunday, October 14th at 1:30 p.m. on Sequoians grounds.


Octoberfest
Saturday, October 20th
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy bratwurst, sauerkraut and OFCOURSE beer
at the Sequoians Octoberfest!

Event cost is $5.00 for the food and drink.

Music on the lawn.

Potluck at 7:00 p.m. — Bring a side dish to share and a main course for yourself.


HALLOWEEN PARTY! 
Saturday, October 27th

Potluck at 7:00 p.m. Then. . .
Dress up or dress down in your favorite costume.
We’ll be having live music from a Sequoian favorite —
SAM MARSHALL
& THE MARSHALL LAW BAND

Event Fee:  $10.00


Sunday, October 28th
Last visit for Associate and Millenial Members and visitors

Although a couple of off-season events will be open to all members, this last day of the club’s open season is the final day for Associate and Millenial members and visitors to visit the club.

 

September Events 2018

Nudes-in-the-Hall: Aerobic Yoga #2
Sunday, September 2nd  (12:00 – 1:00 p.m.)

Learn the very refreshing style of Aerobic Yoga that was created by  SzabolcsAtzel-Bethlen (called Saby by his students.)  Yoga alone is not aerobic.  Saby developed a non-impact method for yoga that combines yoga with stretching, breathing and a t’ai chi-like constant motion that improves health against heart disease.  Please note this is not traditional yoga.

Lance, a non-licensed practitioner of Aerobic Yoga, will present the course through the book, video and wall chart program especially designed for the individual at home.   The practice is safe; if you cannot reach a position, do the best you can and move through it to the next position.  “Movements first, poses later” 

SIMPLICITY OF THE COURSE
One only needs to learn the choreography & poses of three salutations:
the Earth, the Sun, and the Moon.
COMPLEXITY OF CHOREOGRAPHY
Learning the dance-like movements between the poses is key to success.

WHAT TO BRING: A yoga mat or a towel.


Labor Day
– Monday, September 3rd –

A simple day of relaxation!



MORNING HIKE
– Saturday, September 8th –

Enjoy a hike to the caves led by Diana.
11:00 a.m.  –  12:30 p.m.
Meet in the Rec Hall


MOVIE ON THE LAWN
Theme: STAR WARS
Saturday, September 8th

This Star Wars themed movie night is hosted by Jeremy and Amanda.
Also,  a brief highlight of lightsaber moves before we begin the movie.
Bring a warm blanket/clothes, drink and munchies!
Episode IV: A New Hope
from 8:30 to 11:00 p.m.

Board Meeting

Sunday, September 9th at 10 a.m. in the Rec Hall.


Nudes-in-the-Hall: Aerobic Yoga #3
Sunday, September 16th  (12:00 – 1:00 p.m.)

WHAT TO BRING: A yoga mat or a towel.



JAMAICA  DAY
Saturday, September 22nd

RE: Jamaica Day

We will be up to decorate in the morning. The food and bar will be open
from 12N – 4PM. Music before, during and after of course. We do not run it
late so as not to conflict with the potluck as we want people hungry for
that. (and as usual, any leftover food we donate for that) There will be the Dirty Banana/Red Stripe Bar with Irie lunch available for purchase.

We again will be having this on the pool deck lounge above the hot tub. We
need all the tables and chairs cleared out and to have (3) folding tables
set up in the space ahead of time please. We also need the large, long
cooler cleaned and brought up there, in addition to (2) other coolers. If
some ice can be set aside to keep the beers cold as well as for the drinks,
that would be helpful.

We will not be up at the club until this day as Paul has not been well and
is presently under a doctor’s care due to his compromised immune system. He cannot be around anyone during this delicate time so as not to get exposed to anything and risk infection.

Side bar for Harriet: please let me know if both blenders we purchased are
in working order, and also advise how much and what type of rum and tequila (or margarita mix) are there so I know what to purchase. Please make sure we have a cash box with $100 in small bills.

We are very much looking forward to healthier days and fun in the sun with
our dear friends.

Hugs,

Cheryl


Nudes-in-the-Hall: Aerobic Yoga #4
Sunday, September 23rd  (12:00 – 1:00 p.m.)

WHAT TO BRING: A yoga mat or a towel.


Sunday, September 23rd (7:00 p.m.)
Full Moon Hike

Full & Associate Members enjoy a hike under the full moon.
Visitors welcome – call, email or ask at the office for pre arrangement.

Members enjoy a hike under the full moon. HARVEST MOON – This first full moon of September is known as the Harvest Moon because this is the time when grown crops are harvested. The Harvest Moon is the full moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox.

August Events 2018

MORNING HIKE
– Sunday, August 5th –

Enjoy a Ridge Trail hike led by Kevin.
11:00 a.m.  –  12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Rec Hall


Pool Cocktail Party!
Friday, August 10th
 6:00-10:00 p.m.

(Full Members Only)
Pool Deck!
Live Jazz!

The Dan McGee Three!

Don’t Bring A Swimsuit!
Bring Finger Food!
Bring Drink!
(Bring Cans or Plastic, As No Glass Is Allowed On the Deck. We Will Have Cups)

If You Have Jazz Favorites You Would Like To Hear, Please Send Them On To:

thomasmcintyre@hotmail.com

You can hear some of their music at:
https://youtu.be/MuRnFKjFrXQ
https://youtu.be/fxx8nE_9fGk
https://youtu.be/GHvWk3Gyq7E


Board Meeting

Sunday, August 12th at 10 a.m. in the Rec Hall.


POKER RUN / PUB CRAWL
– Saturday, August 18th –
(1:00 – 3:00 p.m.)

Multiple resident and site holder stops whereby you collect a playing card at each stop.   Whoever has the best hand at the end of the poker run. . .WINS! And, there will be a themed beverage available as well as food tidbits at each stop. YAY!            Always a leisurely and enjoyable event for nude recreation.

The Poker Run buy in cost is $10 per hand.  
We will also have food for sale consisting of sandwiches and salad.

THEN. . . after the Poker Run, gather down on the lawn area for
live music with “Marilyn’s Ghost” – back by popular demand.

Music begins at 3:00 p.m.



MUSIC ON THE LAWN WITH
THE DAVE ROCHE TRIO
Saturday, August 25th

Enjoy the soothing sounds of jazz?  Then you’ll love the Dave Roche trio jazz band who so many of us enjoyed last year.
The music will happen during the afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.



Saturday, August 25th (8:00 p.m.) Full Moon Hike

Full & Associate Members enjoy a hike under the full moon.
Visitors welcome – call, email or ask at the office for prearrangement.

STURGEON MOON – This first full moon of August is known as the Sturgeon Moon because this is the time of year when sturgeon are caught in abundance from the Great Lakes of North America. It is also known as the Green Corn Moon, the Red Moon and the Grain Moon.



        Nudes-in-the-Hall: Aerobic Yoga #1
Sunday, August 26th  (12:00 – 1:00 p.m.)

Learn the very refreshing style of Aerobic Yoga that was created by  SzabolcsAtzel-Bethlen (called Saby by his students.)  Yoga alone is not aerobic.  Saby developed a non-impact method for yoga that combines yoga with stretching, breathing and a t’ai chi-like constant motion that improves health against heart disease.   (Heart disease patients who practice yoga in addition to aerobic exercise saw twice the reduction in blood pressure, body mass index and cholesterol levels when compared to patients who practiced either Indian yoga or aerobic exercise alone.)

Lance Borde, who is not a licensed practitioner of Aerobic Yoga, will present the course through the book, video and wall chart program especially designed for the individual at home.
The practice is safe; if you cannot reach a position, do the best you can and move through it to the next position. 

SIMPLICITY OF THE COURSE
One only needs to learn the choreography of three salutations:
the Sun, the Moon, the Earth.
Classes #1 and #2 will be essentially the same – learning the basics and then the easiest of the three salutations.  Class #3 will take on the second salutation, while class #4 takes on the final salutation.)

WHAT TO BRING: A yoga mat or a towel.

July Events 2018

Fourth of July
– Wednesday, July 4th – 

Sequoians will be open!

Come out and enjoy the day – American Style.


Movies on the Lawn!
Saturday, July 7th
 9:00-11:00 p.m.

Everyone loves movie night.
Last year the members were treated to “The Nudist Story” and was hilariously received and poked at by the audience — a great time had by all.    Now, the behind-the-scenes-crew are rummaging to find another great flick to preview at Sequoians.  Check the calendar on the website as the event nears for further information.


Board Meeting
Sunday, July 8th at 10 a.m. in the Rec Hall.


NATIONAL NUDE WEEK & 

INTERNATIONAL SKINNY DIP DAY

– Saturday, July 14th –
FREE ENTRANCE on Saturday to 1st Time Visitors! 


Culminating National Nude Recreation Week
is an International invite to skinny-dip.
Skinny-dipping, a wholesome tradition as old as mankind and frequently honored in art and movies, celebrates the natural joy of plunging into water without the hindrance of clothing.

Sequoians­ —
a charter member of the national organization American Association for Nude Recreation, or AANR, which has officially designated International Skinny Dip Day (ISDD) to be on Saturday, July 14th— invites all Bay Area enthusiasts to visit the Sequoians grounds to participate in this proud 43 year tradition.
TIMED EVENT: All participants must be nude in the water at 1:00 p.m.
 The Sequoians’ record is 98 in the pool at one time.  Let’s see if we can break that record. This annual celebration is an opportunity for individuals, couples and families to visit Sequoians’ clothes free club and experience firsthand one of the fastest growing trends in both travel and recreation.  After the dip, enjoy the Sequoians many amenities: hiking, swimming, hot tubbing, bocci ball, sports court games, or just lounging.  You are also invited to the evening’s potluck at 7:00 p.m.  (Bring a side dish to share and a main for yourself.)

Sequoians will have afternoon Live Music with “Rhythm & Soul”
There will be planned activities and afternoon meals  for the club’s members and visitors to purchase.
Office and gate open at 10:00 a.m.

MORNING HIKE
– Sunday, July 15th –

Enjoy a hike to the Treehouse.
11:00 a.m.  –  12:00 p.m.

Meet in the Rec Hall

 


Nudes-in-the-Hall: Arts & Crafts
Sunday, July 22nd  (12:00 – 2:00 p.m.)

The crafts project will be posted on the Sequoians website calendar as the activity date approaches.

Friday, July 27th (8:30 p.m.) –  
Full Moon Hike

Full & Associate Members enjoy a hike under the full moon.
Visitors welcome – call, email for prearrangement.

Members come out and enjoy a hike under the full moon.

BUCK MOON – This first full moon of July occurs at about the time bucks (male deer) start to grow their new antlers. It is also known as the Thunder Moon because of the frequent thunderstorms in July.


SEQUOIANS ANNUAL LUAU
Saturday, July 28th

Join our Hawaiian Luau of daytime activities including games, swimming, crafts, body art, fun nudist style clothes and accessories for purchase, hawaiian music, and no host bar.

Our wonderful Luau dinner begins with appetizers in the late afternoon.

Then we’ll sit down to our Hawaiian style Luau including pork, salmon, chicken, hawaiian style veggies and fixings, and yummy dessert.

LIVE MUSIC in the evening – dance to the Bay Area band favorite, Marilyn’s Ghost. ( http://marilynsghost.com )

Saturday’s Luau meal and dance is $25 per person.
After July 22nd the price goes up to $30 per person.
  

Get your tickets soon!

(MEAL AND DANCE TICKET DOES NOT INCLUDE DAILY GATE FEE.)
 

Clean-Up Crew
– Sunday, July 29th –

You’ve had your fun. . .    now let’s
all pitch in and help with the “after party” clean-up.