BACHELOR/BACHELORETTE AUCTION JUNE 21 by Janet Spencer, Auction Chair (4/15/14)

Our club makes sizable donations to charities from the proceeds of our Bachelor/ Bachelorette Auction. (fondly coined the B & B auction) This year the event will be held on Saturday night, June 21st, at the Walnut Creek Elks Club, 6:30-11:00 pm. We have selected Disabled Sports USA and Putnam House in Concord to benefit from the money we raise.

There will be a live auction for dates, a silent auction for items donated by local businesses and members, and we have a raffle for smaller items and bottles of wine.

You can help by soliciting donations from your favorite businesses.  Or you can create a fantastic date alone or with a group of friends.  Another  way to help is to donate an item that might be packaged in a theme basket.  Our themes include biking, golf, movie night, chocolate and wine, beer and snacks, puppy playtime/kitty playtime and many more.

If you want more information, to make a donation or to get involved in the planning, send an email to Janet at


OUR NEW WEBSITE by Travis Brophy, President, 3/18/14

Welcome to the brand new Rusty Bindings website. We put a lot of time and thought into the new design. Our main goal was to make everything you need to know about the club immediately available for your review. We also wanted to make the website exciting and contemporary with a good visual of the club, thus the scrolling marquee.  We have tried to make it very inviting for a prospective member.

Please keep in mind this website is a work in progress. We will be adding additional features as time and need allow.

SKI TEAM UPDATE by Janet Spencer, 2/10/14

Hey everyone,  it’s ski season.  Believe it or not, there is snow up in the mountains. We seem to be in a drought yet the man-made snow is working for us.  If you can’t ski California, get out of state. At least 23 RB’ers went to Beaver Creek for the Far West Ski Week, January 25 until February 1st. And a few of our racers will be competing in races.

At our first meeting in February, we hope to have glowing reports on the fun had by all and success of the racers.  In anticipation of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi Russia, I will bring a special video of a past Olympic Games to that same meeting. You won’t want to miss it! The meeting is at 7 and we will show the video after we celebrate our awesome race team and prepare for our next ski/race weekend, February 8 and 9 at Northstar.


Hello Skiers & Riders,  Our annual Heavenly trip paid off for the club members that trekked to SLT and waited out Saturday’s mini-blizzard. Sunday was a bluebird day with great snow cover, gorgeous views of the lake, no lift lines and amazing company.  Our traditional Saturday night brew-fest proved to be a success. Kudos to Mark Greenberg and his lovely assistant Gail (aka Vanna).  On to member business.  As a member of Bay Area Council, you are entitled to Far West Ski Association and National Ski Council Federation discounts. Check out  Under “Members”, enter “skiclub”, password “member”.  Clothing, rentals, vintage ski posters, accommodations and discounts are listed.