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TAP SF 2019 TAPasaur Dragonboat Race
Sep
28
9:00 AM09:00

TAP SF 2019 TAPasaur Dragonboat Race

After last year’s success as Novice B Champions, Taiwanese American Professional (TAP) TAPasaur will be again competing in 2019 Northern California Dragon Boat Festival and we want you in the boat with us paddling across the finish line!

The California Dragon Boat Association presents the 23rd Annual Northern California International Dragon Boat Festival at Lake Merritt, Oakland! Cheer on the fleet of colorful 40-foot dragon boats as they race to the beat of Chinese drums on Saturday & Sunday, September 28-29, 2019. Checkout a short YouTube video of the Northern California International Dragon Boat Festival from 2016: https://youtu.be/Hm08qKen3Rs

For more info, check out:
http://www.sfdragonboat.com/paddlers/novice-team-information
http://www.sfdragonboat.com/

TEAM BREAKDOWN:
The Dragon boat race will surely challenge your whole body strength. But no worries, no experience is necessary as we will be in the novice community division. For those with no experience, we will have three practices to train you for Race Day. You will need to attend at least two practices. We will need a minimum of 10 female and 10 male paddlers. Please feel free to invite your friends to join. We will setup carpool for each practice and Race Day. Get ready for some fun!

***Please commit to at least 2 out of the 3 practices, and the day of the race (9/28). Please select which practices you will be attending when you sign up below.***
Practice is at Lake Merced at 1 Harding Rd, San Francisco, CA 94132-1021, United States

Practice 1: Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 10:45 AM - 02:00 PM @Lake Merced
Practice 2: Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 10:45 AM - 02:00 PM @Lake Merced
Practice 3: Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 10:45 AM - 02:00 PM @Lake Merced
Race Day: Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 09:00 AM - 5:00 PM @Lake Merritt

Please SIGN UP here: https://forms.gle/RhgQeXM9A7WLfP5a7

COSTS:
Price (all tickets are non-refundable):
TAP-SF Team Dues: $50
TAP-SF Dragon Boat Jersey: $15

Please PAY using TAP-SF Venmo account: @tap-sf (Please set your payment to public) or PAY using TAP-SF PayPal: info@tap-sf.org

DEADLINE to sign up, pay and sign an online waiver is Saturday, August 10, 2019.

Following your submission, we will automatically send you a confirmation email from California Dragon Boat Association (CDBA). Please note you will be asked to confirm TAP-SF team membership and sign a waiver eliminating the need to provide paper waivers. You must complete this step prior to practicing on a CDBA-provided dragonboat (Due by Saturday, August 10).

If you have any questions, please contact Nina Wang or Mike Flanigan (TAP-SF Health & Wellness) via email at nina.wang@tap-sf.org or mike.flanigan@tap-sf.org.

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TAP-SF Presents: Tahoe Ski Trip Weekend Getaway
Mar
8
to Mar 10

TAP-SF Presents: Tahoe Ski Trip Weekend Getaway

Winter is coming (again) to TAP-SF! We are adventuring to the Tahoe for ski trip weekend getaway. ~15 - 20 lucky skiers or snowboarders will enjoy skiing or snowboarding, group games, hot chocolate, feasting, and some TAP fun. Compelling? Check. Memorable? Definitely. Must attend? Absolutely yes!

Details:
We booked a cabin in the proximity of Northstar Ski Resort in Truckee, CA. Lodging will cost approximately $150/person for the weekend depending on the number of attendees. Similar to last year, if we have more attendees than bed spaces, we will tier the pricing so that folks who bring air mattresses or sleeping bags will pay a little less.

To reserve a space for the trip, please use the Sparxo link above to make an initial deposit of $50. The deposit will be non-refundable unless there is a waitlist and someone else can take your spot.

Please note we will require payment in full prior to the trip to insure full capacity.

As we get closer to the event date, we will create a survey covering equipment requests, ski lifts tickets carpools, and dietary considerations etc.

Feel free to invite friends to book now as space is limited.

SIGN-UP DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 10th!

For more details: Facebook Event Page

For tickets: Sparxo Link

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TAP-SF Hike at Rhus Ridge Trailhead
Feb
9
9:30 AM09:30

TAP-SF Hike at Rhus Ridge Trailhead

Happy New Year! Welcome to the first (of many, hopefully!) TAP-SF hike of 2019. We’ll be hiking the Rhus Ridge and Creek Trail Loop located near Los Altos, California. This hike is nearly 6 miles at a moderate hiking level.

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/rhus-ridge-and-creek-trail-loop

We will be meeting at the Rhus Ridge Trailhead. Let's go hiking!

For the latest details and to RSVP please follow the link here to the FB Event Page!

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Generation Walk for Wellness: San Mateo Autumn Moon Festival
Sep
23
8:30 AM08:30

Generation Walk for Wellness: San Mateo Autumn Moon Festival

Want to give back to the Asian American community this Moon Festival? Join TAP in supporting the Self-Help for the Elderly San Mateo Center Autumn Moon Festival. This is an annual fundraising event for the Self-Help for the Elderly San Mateo Center, and seniors are brought from SF to enjoy the festivities. 

TAP-SF folks can get involved in one of two ways: 

1.) By joining the Kaiser Permanente Generation Walk for Wellness, with registration starting at 8:30 am and the .75 mile walk starting at 9:30 AM. The Generation Walk for Wellness tickets are $20 (cash or check at the event) and paid walkers also receive the Event T-Shirt. 

You can pay and sign up here: https://www.squadup.com/events/san-mateo-autumn-moon-festival

FB Event Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/269633470323645/

Free for Seniors 65 & older (Identification may be required) and Children under 10. 

Please email mike.flanigan@tap-sf.org to meet with other TAP walkers at the event.

2.) VOLUNTEER: https://www.facebook.com/events/713778332291518/

By volunteering the morning of the event. Volunteer responsibilities include: Helping set up the walk path with chalk signage, helping with registration for the walk at 8:30, helping with the walk and guiding seniors through the park (no need to sign up as paid walker), handing out flyers in the park to tell other folks about the event and water during the walk, helping with photography (and getting photo release forms signed), and helping out with translation for seniors at the sponsor booths (Chinese speakers suggested). Three shifts are available: 8:00 AM-12:00 Noon OR 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM OR 9:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Please email michelle.lee@tap-sf.org to join a TAP volunteer group and register online at https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=8599032

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Stay for the festival & live performances starting at 10:00 AM. Enjoy live music and dance performances, games, food, and family fun activities. Highlights include: Children’s choir, flamenco dance, Haiyan Chinese dance, Japanese dance, Korean dance, lion dance troupe, and food trucks. Event is free and open to the public! Hope to see you there.

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Weekend Getaway: Tahoe Ski Trip
Jan
26
to Jan 28

Weekend Getaway: Tahoe Ski Trip

Winter is coming to TAP-SF! We are adventuring to Tahoe for a ski trip weekend getaway. 
~15 - 25 lucky skiers or snowboarders will enjoy skiing or snowboarding, group games, hot chocolate, feasting, and some TAP fun. Compelling? Check. Memorable? Definitely. Must attend? Absolutely yes!

Details: 
We will booking a cabin in the proximity of Northstar or Heavenly. Pricing will be approximately $60-100/night depending on house availability. Initial deposit will be $100. The difference will be due by Dec 10th. You can purchase tickets here: https://www.facebook.com/events/499985330365199/

Please note we will require payment in full prior to the trip to insure full capacity. 

Once the house is booked, we will create a survey covering equipment requests, ski lifts tickets carpools, and dietary considerations etc. 

Feel free to invite friends to book now as space is limited. 

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Lake Chabot via East Shore Trail Hike
Dec
2
9:00 AM09:00

Lake Chabot via East Shore Trail Hike

TAP Time for Hiking!! We love to hike!!! We love sunshine!! 

Come join TAP-SF for a hike at Lake Chabot Regional Park! We want you to help you stay in shape for the Holidays! Detail of hike below! Everyone is welcome!

Lake Chabot via East Shore Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Castro Valley, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Meet up: Lake Chabot Fishing Outfitters (store) - 17930 Lake Chabot Rd, Castro Valley, CA 94546

Parking lot: 17404 Lake Chabot Rd, Castro Valley, CA 94546
Distance: 7.2 miles (up & back) 
Elevation: 1085 feet
Difficulty: Moderate
Hike time: 3.5 hours
Parking: There are several parking spots available in the parking lot, and there is also street parking on Lake Chabot Rd. Carpool is always encouraged.

What to wear: Breathable cloth. Light jacket. Hiking shoes or comfortable shoes, i.e. running shoes
What to bring: Sunglass, plenty of water (1.5-2 liters recommended). Small backpack, small fruits or snack


(Food!!!) We will go grab lunch at a place to be determined after the hike!

--Contact--
Health & Wellness - Mike Flanigan | Health and Wellness Chair 2017-18 | TAP SF mike.flanigan@tap-sf.org | 650.200.3592.

--Logistic--
We will gather at parking lot at 9:30am, leave 9:55 am sharp morning, and conclude around 12:30pm. 

--Weather--
https://weather.com/weather/monthly/l/94546:4:US 
 

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