Wednesday, February 20, 2013

POC(ing)

Hey all you Rickity Ramblin Rollers,

Its that time of the week again (the time that you have all been waiting for). The POC minutes are here!

Oh boy do we have some stuff this week to whett your outside whistle!

Onest:
David Uber (The Notorious D.U.B.) will be leading a backpacking trip on the Laurel Highlands Trail this weekend! It's going to be awesome! Signups have already happened but you can add yourself to the alternate section if you're feeling lucky like a Liger.
Signups: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AuUKHSA7sYc5dHZrdEJmTGUwTFJTM0ZYOC1WRXM3ZHc&usp=sharing

Twiyst:
There will be a sport climbing workshop at the Tree's climbing wall help by Josh Cumberland and myself tomorrow (Thursday 2/21) at 7:00PM Eastern Standard Time. This is a bit different from previous workshops in that we are asking that you have a pretty solid base of climbing before the workshop. In particular you should be able to comfortably top rope 5.9 routes. If you are not at this level yet however just come anyway to practice your climbing skills (and hang out with The Joshlex).

Threest:
We are hoping to take a quick ice climbing trip out to Schenley Park on Saturday morning. This is weather dependent. If you would like to go, you need stiff boots, some warm clothes, and a fiery pinch of adventure (its a long approach). Josh and I will be going to check out the ice on Friday to see if it is climbable. We will send an email Friday night with the low down. For now though we will just have signups and proceed like we are going. If the ice sucks we could always go to IHop or something like a happy family.
Signups: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AuUKHSA7sYc5dEpwMEZhU0JaOUpYYzhsZTl1Sm9JakE&usp=sharing

Fourst:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yv76csRTeto

Until next week, this Alex Quinn. Signing off. Take care.

-POC

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

2/5 Update: Bouldering, Elections & Tacos, Oh My!


Yo yo yiggity yo!

In the following post you will learn about:
-Upcoming Events
-Officer Elections
-A Petition about Fracking
-Tacos
-Thursday Skill Sessions are Postponed until 2/22
-Meetings are still in CL 252 at 9 pm

This post is a long 'un but if there's one thing you take away from it...
**Please turn out next week to vote for ELECTIONS!**
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UPCOMING EVENTS

2/9: BOULDERING COMP @ Trees Hall

***Prizes! Raffles! a DJ! Hot Climber People (Relatively Shirtless!)!! Chalk! Stickers!!***
Registration Starts: 10 am
Climbing Starts: 11 am

Hosted by the Rock Wall Staff, aka. the coolest people you will ever meet (aside from the POC officers). What's the overlapping element here?? ;-)

OTHER SHENANIGANS:

2/10 & 2/17: Pool Sessions with David (dju2)
2/10: Day Hike with Nancy (nmm59)
2/23-2/24: Winter Backpacking! with Kate n Josh n David (mkm55)
3/3: Caving Day-trip with Jordi (jav47)

All sign-ups can be found here:
https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0B-UKHSA7sYc5bVA0VWVNTHV6Skk/edit?usp=sharing

***2/12 = OFFICER ELECTIONS, SO SHOW UP!***
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OFFICER ELECTIONS

...are next Tuesday!

Positions to Run For:
-Officer (4)
-Climbing Chair
-Hiking/Backpacking Chair
-White-water Chair

Useful Info:
1. Nominate yourself or your friend by sending an owl to Kate (mkm55); nominations accepted until Tuesday night
2. It is possible to co-chair a position, just let Kate know
3. Going abroad/co-oping for half of next year? See #2
4. There is no difference between the 4 officer positions except on paper
5. The Voting Process per Position:
-Candidates will face the assembled masses (aka. whoever shows up, which should be AS MANY MEMBERS AS ARE HUMANLY POSSIBLE IN RM 252 CL @ 9 PM)
-Members (aka. masses) will ask the candidates questions about their experience/plans for next year/favorite color, etc.
-Other candidates for the same position will wait outside the room during the questioning… I mean "interview"
-Members will vote, and then we do it all over again for the next position
**Officer elections work the same way, except voters will vote for 3 people, and the top 4 will be selected

***COME OUT TO VOTE/RUN***
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A PETITION

The lovely Kristen Tobin is asking POCers to sign a petition to halt fracking until the science catches up on how it effects people/the environment.
The link for that is here:
https://secure3.convio.net/engage/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=4541
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TACOS

Come to Qdoba at 8 on Tuesdays for tacos with Troy. Cheap tacos, free fountain drinks, even freer friendship!
Then after that, you can:
****COME VOTE AT ELECTIONS!!!****
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SKILL SESSIONS

…are postponed until Josh and the Quinns get back from tackling the mountain next week. See you Thursday, 2/22!
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MEETINGS

...are in CL 252 at 9 pm

***PLEASE COME OUT FOR ELECTIONS NEXT WEEK, FOR THE LOVE OF _____***
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Questions? Send em on over to David, Alex, Tyler or myself (dju2, ajq3, tdq1, mkm55)

-Don't forget about that bouldering comp on Saturday
-Please come for elections next week
-Sorry this post is so long

It's over now.
-K

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P.S. This is the funniest Valentine's Day video you will ever watch >KO)->
http://www.homestarrunner.com/tgs12.html