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IASC April Newsletter

April 28, 2006

IASC April Newsletter
Countdown to Go Skateboarding Day: 55 Days
April 2006
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Welcome 2006 New Members!
RIP Fausto Vitello

Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Fausto Vitello. The skateboarding community has lost a true pioneer. Rest In Peace Fausto.

International Association of Skateboard Companies, FedEx and the Action Sports Coalition Invite You to Join Them for a Discussion on Risks, Threats, & Opportunities in the Action Sports Supply Chain.

Click Here to View the Full Agenda

  • Date: April 27, 2006
  • Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Location: The Center Club, 650 Towncenter Dr., Costa Mesa

    REGISTER NOW! Email: Farah Bhati, [email protected] Phone: 949.757.7148

  • The deadline for non-fiscal legislation to be presented to the Senate floor is approaching quickly! Senate Bill 1179 has yet to be officially set for hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee. In order to make it to the Senate Floor, SB 1179 must pass through the Judiciary Committee by a majority vote prior to May 12.

    Help protect skateboarding by permanently adding it to the list of “hazardous recreational activities” and give CA cities the ability to make the determination for gear requirements and age restrictions by repealing the helmet and pad restrictions currently in place.

    Help end discrimination against skateboarders now! With the state judiciary vote so close, write a letter of support to the key Senators on the Committee:

    Senator Joseph Dunn (Chair)
    Senator Bill Morrow (Vice-Chair)
    Senator Dick Ackerman
    Senator Martha Escutia
    Senator Sheila Kuehl

    Only 55 days left before the official holiday of skateboarding returns for a 3rd year of ruckus! Look for Fed Ex to drop a package of Go Skateboarding Day goodies on your doorstep this week. More than 450 packs went out to IASC members, retailers, and manufacturers. In that package you’ll find all the items you need to get your creative juices flowing and your own events and promotions rolling.

    Retailers! Don’t miss Don Brown who’ll be speaking at the Board Retailers Retail Summit 3 in Los Cabos, Mexico. Don will be sharing his wealth of information about ‘Creating a National Event’ based on the Go Skateboard Day experience.

    Order your Go Skateboarding T-shirt ASAP! Quantities are limited, so use the order form in the info kit and get the T-shirt before June 21st. Look for the Go Skateboarding Day ad in the most influential skateboarding magazines across the globe and make sure to line up some friends to shoot photos and video of you and your crew on June 21st.

    The IASC Youth Committee is excited to announce that we will be hosting two FREE learn to skate days; the first one is planned for May 13th as part of a fundraiser for the Tulare County Skate Park. The second one will be on Go Skateboarding Day, June 21st, with the location to be announced soon.

    Donations are needed to support this free program for less fortunate youth! Approximately 100 participants will take part in each day of the program and we will be putting together “goodie bags” filled with promo items for everyone who comes to the events.

    We are in need of complete set ups and promo items and IASC members are encouraged to donate items for those kids who are truly learning to skate or unable to afford a set up of their own. These kids will appreciate anything you can send!

    If you have any questions or would like to donate, please call Carisa Foreman at 949.789.7890 or Dave Metty 559. 308. 1365

    About the IASC Youth Committee: The mission of the IASC Youth Committee is; To promote skateboarding and educate young people by making opportunities available which empower them to make decisions that build characteristics such as self -esteem, confidence, dedication and perseverance, and enable our youth to grow into the skateboarding community’s future leaders.
    ASR is proud to announce Andy Tompkins as the new Group Show Director for VNU Expositions’ ASR Trade Shows. Starting April 24th, Tompkins will be taking over as the ASR Group Show Director. He comes to the world’s leading action sports trade show from his position as Show Director for the rapidly growing and highly successful VNU Expositions Outdoor Retailer Winter and Summer Market and Fly Fishing Retailer World Trade Expos. Tompkins has been with VNU Expositions Sports Group since 1996. View the Full Press Release

    ASR Holiday, May 31 - June 1, 2006, Newport Dunes, Newport Beach, CA
    Exhibit Space is SOLD OUT for ASR Holiday show! Register now to attend and be one of the first to see action sports' hottest holiday lines in a convenient 2-day event.

    ASR, September 8-10, 2006, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA
    Register now to attend ASR San Diego--the ultimate showcase of the action sports and youth lifestyle market.

    ASR, January 25-27, 2007, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA
    ASR, September 7-9, 2007, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA
    IASC is pleased to welcome Debbie de la Best to our team. Debbie comes to IASC from Sole Technology’s legal department and has a rich background working with young people. She already has the IASC offices organized and running more smoothly!

    Thanks to Katie Werlhof for all her hard work over the last year. We wish Katie the best of luck in pursuit of her law degree!
    • April 27, IASC Seminar 'Your Supply Chain: Avoiding Pitfalls and Recognizing Opportunities'
    • May 26-29, Asian X Games Pro Street & Vert, Seoul, South Korea
    • May 31 - June 1, Holiday ASR Newport Dunes, Newport Beach, CA
    • May 18-21, Board Retailers Association (BRA) Retail Summit 3 Royal Solaris Hotel, San Jose Del Cabo, B.C.S. Mexico
    • May 18-21, Quiksilver Bowlriders, Marseille, France

    IASC- Pushing Skateboarding Forward
    About IASC: The International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC),, is a non- profit organization that represents the United Voice of the skateboard industry. Driven by skate industry leaders, IASC goals include; Promoting skateboarding, Increasing participation, Education, and Saving members money.