Sequoians Club News

December Events 2019

Holiday Party 2019
at the Sequoians
Saturday 14th, 2019

5pm Sharp – Cookie Exchange (bring 3 doz. cookies to swap)
6pm – Comfort Food Potluck (hot soup or casserole to share)
7pm – Sing-A-Long Christmas Carols (still looking for a piano player)
7:30pm – Gift Exchange (the Gift Exchange should be $20 or more in value)

Although you do not have to participate, bring a wrapped gift with a value of $20 or more for the exchange if you do want to participate in this fun event.

Bring unwrapped toys for the. . . TOYS-FOR-TOTS COLLECTION BIN

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THE SEQUOIANS 2020
Happy New Year Party!

Tuesday, December 31st 2019

Eat, drink and dance in the New Year!
7pm – Festivities start.  Happy Hour (BYOB for the evening.)
8pm – Catered Sit Down Dinner (What’s included: Appetizers, with your choice for a main course of salmon or tri-tip kabobs.  Plus veggies/salad sides, and of course, dessert.)
9:30pm – Dance with “The Fun Dudes” dance party band! (Included!)
Midnight – Champagne TOAST! (Also included!)
Dinner, Band and Champagne Toast all for only $30 per person.

SIGN UP EARLY!
RSVP – Must RSVP Beverly at: intodrgns@aol.com by DECEMBER 24th!
Reservations are REQUIRED to guarantee that you have your dinner choice and that you have dinner! 
Indicate the number of people in your party
and the number of salmon or tri-tip kabob plates desired. 
Payment does not have to be made until the evening of the celebration.

Open to Full Members.

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Wednesday, January 1st, 2020

12-noon – Take the Polar Bear Plunge into the Pool. . . . if you dare.
12:15pm – Bocci Ball and hikes; weather permitting.

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November Events 2019

November 9th, 2019
Field Trip to the

Castro Valley Light Parade

Downtown Castro Valley on a previous year at its Light Parade.

It starts at 3:00 p.m. and goes until 9:00 p.m.
Things you may want to bring are: chair, blanket, snacks and water or drink. Meet up near Safeway and look for your fellow Sequoians. (clothed)

Everyone welcome.

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Board Meeting
Sunday, November 10th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the Rec Hall.

Full members only except by approval.

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November 16th, 2019
Mexican Food Potluck

Rain or shine – it’s a Mexican food potluck.  Bring an appropriate dish. Dinner will be at 6:00 p.m. as we will be in Winter mode.  After dinner we will salsa dance to CD’s provided by members – bring a favorite.

Full members only.

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THANKSGIVING AT SEQUOIANS
Saturday, November 23rd 2019

THANKSGIVING at Sequoians! On Saturday, November 23, 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, but you need to reply to intodrgns@aol.com to let me know you attending.

Please get your reservations and what you plan to bring to Bev at intodrgns@aol.com by November 16th.  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’ll try to not “bug” you about it with future emails and reminders.!

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!

Also, we 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 be generous and 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, start collecting those toys for our Toys for Tots drive at our Christmas/Holiday Party on December.  There will be more info about this soon.

THANKSGIVING at Sequoians! On Saturday, November 23, 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, but you need to reply to intodrgns@aol.com to let me know you attending.

Please get your reservations and what you plan to bring to Bev at intodrgns@aol.com by November 16th.  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’ll try to not “bug” you about it with future emails and reminders.!

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!

Also, we 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 be generous and 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, start collecting those toys for our Toys for Tots drive at our Christmas/Holiday Party on December.  There will be more info about this soon. (clothed)

All Members, Friends and Family.

October Events 2019

FULL MOON HIKE
Saturday, October 12th

THIS IS THE LAST HIKE OF THE SEASON!
MEET IN REC HALL AT 8:30 PM
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 (1879), or if you prefer the French derivation; camaraderie. 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.

(Please note: All Associate Members, Visitors and Members’ Guests must check in before the gate and office closes at 5pm to pay the daily gate fee or make camping arrangements. No admittance after 5pm.)

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General Membership Meeting
Sunday, October 13th, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. on Sequoians grounds.
MEMBERS: Your attendance at the GMM is truly important!

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HALLOWEEN PARTY! 
Saturday, October 26th

Potluck at 7:00 p.m.
Then. . .
Dress up or dress down in your favorite costume.

Enjoy live music from Sequoians favorite. . .

Sam Marshall & the
Marshall Law Band

Event Fee: $10.00

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Sunday, October 27th – Last Visiting Day for
Associate and Millennial 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 Millennial members, or for visitors to visit the club.
(The new season begins April 2020!)

September Events 2019

Labor Day
Monday, September 2nd, 2019
Sequoians is OPEN!

Enjoy a care-free, clothes-free Labor Day – without so much of the “labor.” Sequoians will be open for members and members’ guests and visitors wishing to explore potential membership through Sequoians Clothes Free Club.



  The Sequoians’ Annual  

SEQUOIANS’ 2019 POKER RUN

— SATURDAY, September 7th —

The Poker Run begins at 1:30 p.m.
Specialty drinks and a card served at each stop.
Best hand at the end of the run is the winner!
DJ’d music to begin around 4:00 p.m.



FULL MOON HIKE
Saturday, September 14th

MEET IN REC HALL AT 8:30 PM
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 (1879), or if you prefer the French derivation; camaraderie. 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.

(Please note: All Associate Members, Visitors and Members’ Guests must check in before the gate and office closes at 5pm to pay the daily gate fee and make camping arrangements. No admittance after 5pm.)



BLOODY

BLOODY BOCCE

Sunday, September 22nd
11am – 2pm

Hello Fellow Ballers! Come out for our 4th annual Bloody Bocce tournament.  The 2018 Bloody Bocce champion will try and defend the title to reign again in 2019.  You can watch or play and try to steal that title away!  Sip Bloody Marys, visit with friends, and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. 

(Hosted by Cheryl & Paul)


August Events 2019

Come join us for our Party of the Year!
The Sequoians 49th Annual Luau!
— SATURDAY, AUGUST 10th —

  • All day music with live band in the evening.
  • Deluxe Hors d’oeuvres
  • Hawaiian Luau Dinner
  • No Host Bar with umbrella drinks
  • Evening Live Performance: “The Billy Martini Show”
  • All Day, All Night Fun and Dancing

$28.00 per person, paid by August  4th.   /   $33.00 August  5th – 10th

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM:
Hawaiian Music on the lawn.  There will be vendor booths on the lawn including novelties, jewelry, ‘nudist’ clothing, and much more.
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM:
A sumptuous array of hors d’oeuvres served up for Happy Hour.
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM:
Buffet style Hawaiian dinner with dessert.
8:00 PM to 11:30 PM:
Following dinner, dance the night away to local favorites, “The Billy Martini Show” playing rock hits and originals https://www.billymartini.com/ )

Reserve your tickets soon!
Call: (510) 582-0194 on weekends, or email: sequoians@gmail.com

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FULL MOON HIKE
— SATURDAY, August 17th —

MEET IN REC HALL AT 8:30 PM
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 (1879), or if you prefer the French derivation; camaraderie. 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.

(Please note: All Associate Members, Visitors and Members’ Guests must check in one hour before the gate and office closes at 5pm to pay the daily gate fee. No admittance after 5pm.)

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Enjoy the cool and refreshing sounds of Jazz by the Pool!
Two, one-hour sets of the straight-ahead jazz stylings of
The Jonah Cabral Quartet
Cocktails by the pool – Saturday, August 24th
7:30 – 10:00 p.m.

We’re turning up the heat.  Spend the evening sipping your beverage of choice in the swimming pool.  The pool is, of course, heated. Perfect for sippin’ and dippin’. (BYOB)
Meet and greet our new members – enjoy the company of old friends.
Bring a little something for the finger food potluck and your drink!

(Please note: All Associate Members, Visitors and Members’ Guests must check in one hour before the gate and office closes at 5pm to pay the daily gate fee. No admittance after 5pm.)

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July Events 2019

FOURTH OF JULY
THURSDAY, JULY 4TH

The Sequoians will be open on Independence Day, Thursday the fourth!
There will be a potluck in the evening at 7:00 p.m.
(Bring a side dish to share and a main course for yourself.)

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OPEN HOUSE!
SATURDAY, JULY 13TH
FREE ENTRANCE to visitors.
Record Skinny Dip at 1:00 p.m.
Let’s get as many people in the pool as possible.


– ENJOY THE GROUNDS
– ENJOY THE PEOPLE
– GAMES IN THE AFTERNOON (Bocci Ball, Horseshoes, swimming, badminton, cornhole, etc.)
– MUSIC ON THE LAWN – MUSIC ON THE LAWN PROVIDED BY “Mr. Leo Rhythm and Soul” playing from 1-5 p.m.
– FOOD AND DRINK WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE IN THE AFTERNOON.
     * We will have a liquor license for this day.  IF BRINGING YOUR OWN ALCOHOL PLEASE CHECK IT IN AT THE BAR.

Potluck at 7:00 p.m. 
(Please bring a side dish to share and a main course for yourself.)
Entertainment in the evening.

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FULL MOON HIKE
Saturday, July 13th

MEET IN REC HALL AT 8:30 PM
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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Murder Mystery Potluck
Saturday, July 27th, 2019 at 7pm in the Rec Hall
Whooooo done it?

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June Events 2019

— SATURDAY, JUNE 1st —
SEQUOIANS’ ANNUAL

MUSIC ON THE LAWN!

Calling all musicians.
The annual Jam Session On the Lawn will be June 1st this year.

All musicians, and participants and their friends are invited and encouraged to contact Dave Smith through sequoians@gmail.com .  Those who expressed an interest will get on a mailing list and we will communicate through emails to coordinate music, instruments, and other equipment.

Come out to listen, dance or sing along.
Food & drink will be available for sale.

The festivities will run from 1:00 p.m.  –  5:00 p.m.
There will be a potluck in the evening at 7:00 p.m.  (Bring a side dish to share and a main course for yourself.)
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SITE INSPECTION
SATURDAY, JUNE 8th

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FULL MOON HIKE
Saturday, June 15th

MEET IN REC HALL AT 8:30 PM

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.

(Please note: All Associate Members, Visitors and Members’ Guests must check in one hour before the gate and office closes at 5pm to pay the daily gate fee. No admittance after 5pm.)

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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!
Sunday, June 16th

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SATURDAY, JUNE 22nd

7:00 P.M. potluck with Sequoians VP, Chris.


(Please note: All Associate Members, Visitors and Members’ Guests must check in one hour before the gate and office closes at 5pm to pay the daily gate fee. No admittance after 5pm.)
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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!