Tuesday, 22 October 2013
(That's what she said)
If anyone has any gear left from ANY trip this semester so far please email either Erin (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Domonic (email@example.com) about returning it.
Food Day is on Thursday. Food Day, from my understanding, is an event that is trying to get students to be more aware about what they're eating and promote local and organic food sources.There's also free food! I found this link that may or may not be accurate: http://www.foodday.org/48978/food_day_extravaganza
Our fall Seneca trip is this weekend. This is our climbing "graduation" trip of the Fall semester. If you are climbing on the trip you should already know it but if you have any questions talk to Tyler (firstname.lastname@example.org). Jordi is also taking some people out caving at Seneca. To sign up for this follow this link right here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AicKOBGFs2bFdHV1TjZ1MnkyYUJyTk8zNEp0cnkzX1E&usp=sharing
We are pretty limited with the amount of people we can take to Seneca.
Also, all the Nalgenes, Tshirts, and shot glasses are available. If you purchased one of these earlier in the semester talk to Troy (email@example.com) about claiming it. If you would still like to buy something we have some extras that we're selling (Nalgenes: $8, Tshirts: $10, Shot glasses: $5).
On another very important note we're going to Cheeseman's Fright Farm (LLC)next Thursday (like as in Halloween). Cheeseman's is a haunted place of adventures. We go every year and it's super fun. Also we need people to drive. If you're at all interested in going to Cheeseman's or would like to organize the trip to Cheeseman's (not hard) email me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Finally if you have any ideas for awesome things to do for the rest of the semester and through winter let me (email@example.com) or another officer know. We would love to organize any cool thing you have in mind. These things can include volunteer work, masochistic cold things, or anything in between.
Other than that if you have any comments, concerns, compliments, complaints, cuestions, coaxes, or caws email Joey (firstname.lastname@example.org) because he likes those sorts of things.
Take it easy, Alex
Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Alex here coming at you with some vital slams of informatiomals.
We had a great meeting tonight even if we were packed in like birch leaves in a leaf collection.
Beth from the Student Conservation Association spoke a bit about some awesome things you could do with the SCA. More info can be found at www.thesca.org! Noah from the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) also dropped some knowledge. More information on NOLS can be found at nols.edu!
Seriously, take some time to consider taking advantage of these opportunities. They're sooooper cool (outsides + helping evironments + leaderships = soooooper cool).
The Reel Rock film tour is coming up (for reel). This exquisite film of various badasseries involving climbing various things will be held on October 14th on CMU's campus at 7:30pm and its free (think free beer (but climbing movies instead of beer)).
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/306051096202016/
The New River Gorge trip (i.e. Secret-Sandwich-Society-going-to trip) is happening this weekend. The trip will be from Friday afternoon to Sunday evening. We'll have cars and vans leaving at various times on Friday. We'll be climbing, caving, hiking, and (mayyyybbeeee) rafting. You will be responsible for bringing a sleeping bag, having a tent to sleep in, and feedn ya mouf. The club has a limited supply of gear that you could borrow. Email Erin Moss (our lovely gear master) about checking out gear (email@example.com). We will be capping the trip at a yet-to-be-determined number of people. If you are on the trip you will get an email later this week.
Signups for the NRG (SSSGT) trip are here:
Here's to a great Twoessday and an even more radical Whetnastday!
Your endeering fan,
Tuesday, 3 September 2013
Here comes your weekly dose of fleeting, speeding, leading, needing, meeting, POC proceeding:
We are selling Tshirts ($10), Nalgene water bottles ($8), and shot glasses ($5) with a spirited logo on them this year. Troy Ferland (firstname.lastname@example.org) is currently taking orders for the aforementioned sprited items. A spirited order form can be found attached to this spirited email. He will be taking orders until next Friday (9/13). The tshirts will be black in the spirit of the spirits in which they are designed in spirit of. We will only be placing orders for spirited items that have been paid for in advance. You can order these items at office hours or the next meeting.
The first beginner climber trip will go out next weekend to a yet to be determined but most likely Breakneck location on Saturday (9/14). This trip is limited to people who take our introduction to climbing workshop next week (or test out of it). Signups will go out next week for this trip. Email Tyler Quinn (email@example.com) with questions.
The first introductory whitewater kayaking trip will go out next Sunday (9/15). Signups will be going out next week. Email David Uber (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
As you may already know (cuz you so smart), next week we will begin our first climbing workshops of the semester! This will be the first in a series of workshops that are designed as NECESSARY steps in building the skills to attend the "graduation" climbing trip to Seneca Rocks (extravaganza on a big ass cliff). The first workshop will be next week at Trees hall (times to be determined). This workshop will cover the basics of belaying, tying in, and general climbing safety. It is MANDATORY for every person who wishes to come to the beginner climbing trip next weekend (Saturday 9/14) to either attend this workshop or test out of the workshop. Contact Tyler Quinn (email@example.com) for more information.
If you would like to rent gear, hand in dues and waivers, hear adventure stories, talk about beards, or make fun of Tyler Quinn's new obsession with pedaling his bicycle then stop by our office during any of our office hours this week. Our office is in Room 319 O'Hara Student Center. Note that there may be some maintenance (beating the shit out of a leaky ceiling) going on in the office. If you can't get in go to the lobby and you'll find us there instead.
Alex - Friday 8-11:45 AM
Tyler - Wednesday 3-4
Jordi - Thursday 1-2
Troy - Friday 2-4
Oh...I almost forgot, Ohiopyle is this weekend! This trip will include whitewater (one word) rafting, whitewater (one word) kayaking, rock (one word) climbing, hiking, and camping. Also we might hold various impromtu skill building talks/workshops about lighting fires, cooking outside, fighting bears, eating poisonous snakes, and general outdoors skills. The trip will be leaving Friday afternoon (there will be cars and vans leaving at all times throughout the day) and coming back Sunday. You will be responsible for bringing a tent (can be rented from the club, limited supply), a sleeping bag (can be rented from the club, limited supply), and food for yourself. If this is going to be a problem please don't signup (or eat another member then steal their sleeping bag and tent).
An email will be sent out later this week to all the people who have "made it onto" the trip. It is first come first serve. We're really sorry if you don't make it on this trip. It is the most popular of the year and there will be plenty more that are much easier to get a spot for. I promise. Really. It happens every year. There will be more trips. Fun ones. With climbing. And rafting. Pinky swear.
If you're still reading, you didn't signup in time.
Take it easy,
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Thursday, 29 August 2013
Welcome to this week's edition of the Outdoors Club happenings.
We had our first meeting this past Tuesday and it was awesome to see so many excited new members out there.
Some general (tater) tots of information:
- Don't forget about the scavenger hunt going on in Schenley park tonight (Thursday 8/29)! It sounds sort of cheesy but we promise it will be fun. You'll get to meet other members of the club (in a romantic and intimate setting), hike a bit, possibly eat some food, and light that spark between you and that outdoorsy looking gal or gentleman you've had your eye on. We're meeting at Schenley plaza at 7:30 and it shouldn't last more than 2 hours. It might be muddy from the rain the last couple days.
- Our first trip to Ohiopyle is going out in two weeks! This trip includes rafting, kayaking, climbing, hiking, camping, skipping, frolicing, dancing, dancing, and dancing. We'll talk more about this trip during the next meeting. Signups will go out next week with the meeting minutes.
- If you haven't had a chance to signup for the club you can do so at next meeting or by stopping by our office hours for the next two weeks. The dues for the club are $10 for the semester or $15 for the year. Waivers can be found at www.pittoutdoors.com/waiver.pdf. Our office is in 319 O'Hara Student Center.
Office hours are:
Alex - Monday 11-11:50
Tyler - Thursdays 2-4
Jordi - Thursdays 1-2
Troy - Fridays 2-4
Phillip - Tuesdays 2-4
- We will be selling Tshirts, nalgenes, and shot glasses at the next meeting. The Tshirts will be $10 each and the other stuff doesn't have a price yet. The logo design for this year is attached to this email. All profits from the sale go to buying you gear that you probably will be trusting your life to at some point. Buying tshirt = alive. Any questions should be directed to Troy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Check out our website for a calendar of events for this semester. www.pittoutdoors.com
That's all for now folks. If you have any questions give us a call at 1-800-Outdoors-are-scary or email any of the officers (look on website for contact info).
To get frequent updates about what is going on you can follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/PittOutdoorsClub) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/PittOutdoors).
Take it easy,
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Monday, 26 August 2013
It's finally time for POC! We've got some great stuff planned for this year and it all starts tomorrow.
Our first meeting is tomorrow night at 9pm at the William Pitt Union lawn.
At the meeting you will be able to join the club by signing a waiver form and paying your dues. Dues are $10 a semester of $15 for the year. Waiver forms can be found at www.pittoutdoors.com/waiver.pdf. Waivers will also be provided if you need one.
We'll see you there!
Take it easy,