Welcome to the
Northern California Division of US Fencing
Northern California Annual Division Meeting -2019
Mark your calendar for the Northern California Division Annual Membership Meeting
When: Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 5:00pm
Hosted by: West Berkeley Fencing Club
Address: 1111 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94702
Review and Approval of Minutes of the last Annual Membership Meeting held on Sunday, June 17, 2018
Nominating Committee’s report and presentation of their recommended Officers slate.
Election of Officers
Regional Tournaments Update (Mark Wheeler)
Vote on Division’s participation and sanctioning of the Bay Cup events, pending the full schedule for the 2019-20 season.
Forum – bring your questions….
Nominating Committee Contact Info
Chair: Sándor Mándoki
Vice Chair: Scott Cunningham
Treasurer: Lauren Rath
Secretary: Nancy Philippine
NEW to Fencing?
The Northern California Division has a wide spread of clubs from Santa Rosa (most North) to San Carlos (most South) with many in San Francisco and Oakland (East Bay). Visit a couple and find your match: the club will guide you through the process.
Local Tournaments Awareness:
subscribe to "The Bay Cup Newsletter": contact Mark.
Social Networks to join:
Follow @USFencing on Twitter to hear the latest national and international fencing news.
Join the Bay Cup Fencing Group on Facebook to hear the latest local news.
The Division wants to encourage Referees under 18 and has reserved $750 to subsidize 10 USFA Memberships or more for the 2018/2019 Season.
The criteria to be one of the 10 winners is: a minimum of 3 Bay Cup events ref’d by an under 18 Northern California Member.
Please send your membership receipt and address to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your prize.
You are a fencer? You need your USA Fencing Association Membership and your club too!
Why? USA Fencing Association asks all clubs to have their coaches submit to a background check and to an online training to coach kids in a safe environment. If your club is not on the USA Fencing Association list, they have not submitted to these 2 steps. USA Fencing Association also give clubs the options to get insurance through them. If they are not members, they need their own insurance and we recommend you to check your club has an insurance!
TO BECOME A USFA MEMBER: Join Now!
Looking for a club? here is the list of USFA Member Clubs in the Northern California Division.
You want to know what's happening in the Bay Area? The Bay Cup is your best bet! Join their Facebook page, Subscribe to their NewsLetter by emailing the email@example.com and you'll get all the local events and even reminders on the regional and national events. You'll also find links to local clubs and local vendors.
You want to know what's happening in the USA World of Fencing? The USA Fencing website is your best bet! News, Events, Membership, Rules and more! It's all there...
You want to participate in local tournaments? Check the Bay Cup Events Schedule!
You want to participate in regional tournaments? NorCal Division is part of Region 4 - Here is the official full schedule! These events are often your best path to qualify for a National Event. Here is the official Qualification Path Description for the 2016/17 Season! if this list is overwhelming, you can also check the Bay Cup Events Schedule, all our regional events are listed there.
You want to participate in national events? NACs are happening from September to July. The Fencing Community has grown a lot over the past few years and your first step will be to check your eligibility, once you found the tournament you'd like to attend.
Your best source of info if you are new to Fencing? Your coach! but don't hesitate to contact any of us at the Board of the Northern California Division if you have questions.