Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Ascend Climbing Gym pre-sale!!!!!!!!!

Yo, Happy Holidays POCers!

Whether it's Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus, or some other holiday for you, we've got a great gift to share!

We are excited to share with you all that ASCEND Pittsburgh is starting to sell memberships at discounted rates through their presale. After the presale you'll qualify for 10% off their basic membership and day pass rates as long as you have a valid college student ID. Simply look to their new website for details!

Hope you're enjoying your winter vacation! See you all soon back up at the Pitt wall!

Cheers, 
Nick Penatzer

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Meeting Tonight Tues 12/6

Hey all,
We are having a meeting tonight, Tuesday 12/6 at 9 pm in Cathedral 313. Is the last meeting of the semester. Come pick up your shirts and here a presentation from Connor about trips.
See you there
Connor

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Fresh link for hiking and hot chocolate 12/3

POC SHIRTS

PLEASE BE AT THE MEETING NEXT WEEK 

this is when you may pick up your POC shirt from this year

NO POC MEETING TONIGHT

Hi all, 

There will be no meeting tonight, so don't show up. You can still sign up for hiking and hot chocolate via the link below. It is December 3 from 1 to 3. There will be an email going out about that probably tonight or tomorrow.


Have a nice night

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Date Mistake for McConnells Mill Hike

The day hike to McConnells Mills will be next Sunday Nov. 13, NOT this Saturday. Apologies on the mix up. I will add this to the signups

POC Minutes

Hi all, 

There will be a hiking trip this Saturday at McConnels Mills State park! We are in need of drivers so If you want to hike in a really pretty place and you can drive, Please sign up. I believe it will be from 9 am to sometime in the afternoon. Sign up here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WjJRCX9c1EHzjA-rmda0fwjHW_3o-3_8-1Uidm3TscM/edit#gid=0

On Saturday, November 12 from 1 pm to 3 pm, we will be planting trees in a yet to be determined park around Pittsburgh. Come out and work to create a better environment and better future! Sign up here:

If you haven't gotten tshirt money in, get it in ASAP.

Thanks, have a nice day

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

POC MEETING MOVED FROM WPU TO COL

Yo yo yo POC party people! sorry for all the acronyms haha.

Because it's starting to get cold out and the weather is going to start taking a turn for the worse, we will be holding our meetings in the Cathedral of Learning room 363 from now until the end of the semester. So be there or be square (or more specifically lonely and cold at the WPU patio) 

IF YOU SIGNED UP TO GET THIS YEAR'S T-SHIRT, MAKE SURE YOU COME TODAY AND TURN IN YOUR MONEY!!!!!!!!!! NO MONEY, NO SHIRT! THIS IS THE LAST MEETING TO DO SO!!!

Also, once again shameless plug for the University of Thriftsburgh. If you have any old clothes that you clearly don't wear anymore (or maybe a Halloween costume!) feel free to bring it to Anna as a donation to Pitt's thrift shop. She'll probably give you a high five unless you make fun of the Chicago Cubs, in which case she'll punch you in the solar plexus.

Th-th-th-that's all folks. See ya tonight!
Nick Penatzer

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

POC: Putting On Costumes

See what we did there with the title? It's almost Halloween, which means if you made it onto the Seneca Trip, you will be receiving an email about rides sometime in the next day or two. Remember that costumes are not only allowed, but encouraged! Also keep in mind this weekend will be cold, so make sure to bring the appropriate layers. 

Next week will be the last week we will be accepting new orders for the new shirts. REMEMBER THAT WE NEED YOU TO BRING MONEY IN ADVANCE!!!!!!!!!! So please show up next week and pay for your shirts!

Also, next week's meeting will be held in an undisclosed location within the Cathedral. We will update you once we know where we're going!

Happy Halloween!
Nick "Castaway" Penatzer

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

POC: People Often Climb

How's it going people!?

PMADD is this weekend, so if you were signed up for volunteering with the POC, then get your helper face on! Look for an email regarding that.

The week after (Oct 28-30) is Seneca, which is our last (graduation style if you will) climbing trip for the semester. We will be going to Seneca Rocks, West-by-God-Virginia and sending climbing teams to the summit. You will get to stay in the ever bumping campground of Princess Snowbird with the world famous Yokum's General Store for all your glamping needs. 

This trip will have limited climbing spots and those with outdoor climbing experience with the club will be given priority and teaming up with some of the other more experienced climbers in the club. There will also be limited spots for a caving trip guided by Liz so make sure you sign up here:

We have come up with a design for this years shirts and they look sweet! Here's a link to view the design and preorder a size:

As always keep donating your unused clothes to Anna Greenberg at Thriftsburgh to be sustainable and give yourself that sweet, sweet karma for when exams roll baack around. 

I believe that's that, but if I forgot anything, I'll let you know.
Peace out peeps!
Nick Penatzer

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Meeting Tonigh

Hey All Outdoors Peeps,
Despite the Monday Tuesday flipflop shenanigans we will be having our Outdoors Club Meeting tonight (Tuesday 10/18) at 9pm on the WPU patio as per usual. We will start taking t-shirt orders and trip sign ups.
See you there
Connor

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

POC: Sorry, I ran out of acronyms.

DISCLAIMER: If you want to be removed from this email list, contact me at njp37@pitt.edu ALSO, PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL! 


Get psyched! The New River Gorge trip is this weekend on the 14, 15, and 16 of Rock-tober, so if you got an email about it, you made it. If not, sorry but keep checking your email in case others drop. Also, make sure you know how to belay BEFORE the trip preferably. You can go to the rock wall in Trees Hall for a lesson.  


There will be a Venture Outdoors trip this weekend as well on Oct. 15 from 1 – 3 pm for geocaching. It's like treasure hunting with a GPS and it's a fun time! Sign-ups right here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1--yvF0BqdzDNr1ezs6xTT73cfzup3mdbbFqGrI4l3yI/edit#gid=0


We are taking any designs you make for our upcoming tshirt order. If you have a design, you MUST email it to Liz Carpenter (ELL77@pitt.edu) before the next meeting.


Kayaking pool sessions were super successful as we had a 5 for 6 roll rate. Look for more pool sessions in November.


If you need any gear for upcoming trips, or still have gear from a previous trip that you need to return, you can get in touch with our gear master Christian so we can help you help us help you. His email is cjs197@pitt.edu

 

See ya later peeps,

Secretary, Nick (The Stick) Penatzer

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

MEETING TONIGHT WITH SWAG!

Don't Forget

The Outdoors Club meeting will be at 9pm outside the WPU patio and we have swag!
We are selling last years tshirts and nalgenes (its a cool design) for $10 each and we have POC shot glasses for $5 each. Bring us all of your monies! 

See ya soon fam, 
Nick Penatzer

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

POC: Pitt's Outstanding Club

DISCLAIMER: If you want to be removed from this email list, contact me at njp37@pitt.edu ALSO, PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL! 

 

Sorry for no meeting last night, but Reel Rock was kickin! There were highs, there were lows, there were falls, there awesome ascents, and there was even a catchy song about a boat! So thanks to everyone who came out with us. 


Well, I haven't heard that we lost any skydivers this weekend, so props to everyone who was crazy enough to jump out of a perfectly good airplane. Way to not die!

 

For any trips this weekend, the lists are/have been finalized and if you made it the will be/was an email letting you know if you made the cut.

 

Get psyched! The New River Gorge trip is on the 14, 15, and 16 of Rock-tober, so start climbing at trees hall to get ready. We will be mandating that you take a workshop at the climbing wall in Trees hall to go on this trip, so make it up sooner than later. Plus, it never hurts to get a belay lesson if you're rusty. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1yDPsgBDH7W3hEExBObOPpn_pJofKdDjclCaKTRPuBSM/edit#gid=0

 

There will be another Venture Outdoors trip on Oct. 15 from 1 – 3 pm for geocaching. It's like treasure hunting with a gps and it's a fun time! Sign-ups right here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1--yvF0BqdzDNr1ezs6xTT73cfzup3mdbbFqGrI4l3yI/edit#gid=0

  

Also, this Sunday, October 9th, will be pool sessions at Trees hall from 8am-noon with myself and Zach. Signups to come for that next week, but if you have any questions you can email me at njp37@pitt.edu  There is a signup sheet here, but I'm willing to have as many of you at the pool as possible. Please if you want to come, sign up here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1L0AY_k0laFFps9fozGJA6Vke3zKuJojTOE1Pk1lDA-I/edit#gid=0

 

If you need any gear for upcoming trips, or still have gear from a previous trip that you need to return, you can get in touch with our gear master Christian so we can help you help us help you. His email is cjs197@pitt.edu

 

Signing off,

Secretary, Nick Penatzer *quietly sings*
"It's the Dodos Delight, its the Dodos Delight,
Shining bright in blue and white, its the Dodos Delight"

Monday, October 3, 2016

Reel Rock Film Fest/No Meeting 10/4

Ahoy all outdoorsy folk,
Tomorrow (Tues 10/4) there will be NO MEETING because there is the Reel Rock Film Festival at CMU.  The event is FREE and all are welcome to join.  We will be meeting at the WPU Patio at 6 pm to walk to CMU for the 7 pm show.  Bring some cash for bomber raffle prizes!  The Facebook event page can be found here.
If you cannot meet at 6 you can meet us over at CMU at 7 at McConomy Auditorium. 
See you there,
Connor

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

POC MEETING MINUTES

DISCLAIMER: If you want to be removed from this email list, contact me at njp37@pitt.edu ALSO, PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL! 

 

Firstly, SKYDIVING!!! If you have paid Anna Greenberg $50 and you were on the list, then you should be getting an email sometime this week because the trip is this weekend. Hopefully we see you all at the next meeting ;)

 

Next, Thriftsburgh, the university thrift store is in need of donations. Have old clothes? Bring them to Anna at the meetings!

 

PMADD, which is October 22 is coming up. Last year we helped clean up the river from kayaks and it was sweet. Sign up with the POC at the link here: 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ydAvheujx3OB5rEBHmqxVPp4AgXlsgqdlw6i7Q13qEE/edit?usp=sharing

 

Email Anna with any volunteering related questions as well.

 

Dolly Sods is not this weekend but next weekend. It is an intermediate backpacking trip. The area is beautiful and is supposed to be one of the better trips we take as a club. Backpacking experience is appreciated. Questions can be emailed to Maggie at mmm173@pitt.edu.  Sign up here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LIiFpAQUDRABGlPslNVwUTmT-PoXDDWmix4aGkiNw6s/edit

 

Also, the weekend of Dolly Sods will also be pool sessions at Trees hall from 8am-noon with myself and Zach. Signups to come for that next week, but if you have any questions you can email me at njp37@pitt.edu

 

Please remember that if you have any club gear, that you return it to our gear master Christian ASAP so we can use it on future trips. His email is cjs197@pitt.edu

 

Lastly, its a few weeks away yet but the second big overnight climbing trip is happening in the middle of October at the New River Gorge. Get psyched and start climbing at trees hall to get ready. We will probably (I'll ask Matt) be mandating that you understand how to rappel for this trip as we have done in previous years and again, it never hurts to get a belay lesson if you're rusty.

 

Thanks everybody! Have a great Wednesday,

Secretary, Nick Penatzer

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

POC Meeting Minutes

DISCLAIMER: If you want to be removed from this email list, contact me at njp37@pitt.edu  ALSO, PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL!

Hi all, should be a pretty short email today. 

Firstly, SKYDIVING!!! If you still want to go you must be on the spreadsheet and need to give Anna Greenberg $50 upfront by the end of this week at the latest. Anna's email is alg162@pitt.edu 

Next, our first outdoorsy volunteering event will be this saturday from 8:30 to 3:30. Please sign up and help clean up a cool climbing area. The bus will be departing from the Union at 8:30 so be on time. Also please make sure you fill out the google spreadsheet available here:

The other volunteering event we have is PMADD which is on October 22. Last year we helped clean up the river from kayaks and it was sweet. Sign up with the POC at the link here: 

Email Anna with any volunteering related questions as well.

There will be a bike trip with venture outdoors happening this weekend. If you signed up, be looking for an email from your great president Matt Carroll sometime in the next day or two to see if you made the cut. 

Please remember that if you have any club gear, that you return it to our gear master Christian ASAP so we can use it on future trips. His email is cjs197@pitt.edu

Lastly, its a few weeks away yet but the second big overnight climbing trip is happening in the middle of October at the New River Gorge. Get psyched and start climbing at trees hall to get ready. We will probably (I'll ask Matt) be mandating that you understand how to rappel for this trip as we have done in previous years and again, it never hurts to get a belay lesson if you're rusty.

Thanks everybody! Have a great Wednesday,
Secretary, Nick Penatzer

Friday, September 16, 2016

bike ride

Venture Outdoors invites you to witness the carnage that is our Monster Bike Rally, aka a nice bike ride around Pittsburgh from 4:30 to 6 on September 25th.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

POC: Party On Campers!

How's goes it my POCers! It's Tuesday which means its time for the POC meeting minutes! So without further ado, the minutes...yep, here ya go...read on...

Aaaaannnnyyywaaayyyy, first up this week is our service requirement. We will be taking a trip out to Beam Rocks to give back to a local climbing area. We will be picking up trash and cleaning graffiti from the rocks. This will be Sept. 24, from 9 am to 3 pm (times are flexible). If you are interested in joining, please email Anna Greenberg at alg162@pitt.edu.

Also email Anna if you are interested in skydiving. Inevitably, every year people get psyched, we get a discount, then too many drop out. So if you are serious about jumping out of a perfectly good airplane, then let Anna know immediately. Hopefully you all get to go, and we don't hear that we're missing members at the next meeting.

For anyone who made it onto the Laurel Highlands hiking trip (you should have gotten an email) and needs gear [[tent, backpack, etc. (NOT FOOD)] please email our Mear Gaster Snistian Chryder at cjs197@pitt.edu.

If you like cycling of the two-wheeled persuasion, this Venture Outdoors day trip is for you. SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY! Venture Outdoors invites you to witness the carnage that is our Monster Bike Rally, aka a nice bike ride around Pittsburgh from 4:30 to 6 on September 25th. Signups for this trip are right here (don't worry, I promise it's not a John Cena meme this time) https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DBjF1ZqTCfdQOjF44ypoOPxzub5XR98BBZpfk5gD0Bs/edit

Last but not least, if you have any inclination to climb mountains, you should look into the ECP [Explorers Club of Pittsburgh (we're cooler but they're ok too)]. You can find information on the Mountaineering School at these two links: 
and you can email Gerard or Ryan if you have questions at grt10@pitt.edu and rht5018@gmail.com respectively. 

Whelp, it's unusual to have this email finished so early on during the night, so i guess I'm gonna crack a beer and enjoy the rest of my newfound freedom. 

Signing off, your secret-ary keeping ary all of the POC secrets,
Nick Penatzer


meeting tonight Tues 9/13

Hey All,
Meeting tonight at 9 pm on the wpu patio Tuesday 9/13.  Be there or be square brochachos.
See you there.
Connor

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Post-Meeting E-mail

Hey Peeps, 

As a reminder, If you want to be removed from our email list:  https://list.pitt.edu/mailman/listinfo/poc   halfway down the page is an unsubscribe function. 

Dues and waivers can be handed in at the meetings on Tuesdays. If you can't make that let me know and I will work something out.  

We have a VO kayaking trip next thursday 9/15/16 from 6-8pm. Its on the north shore and usually is a fun, mellow evening.  Sign up for that here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ayuP0pDgOc9-bkLwDNaOG2kQfr6VRn2vhCM5bsdbAt8/edit#gid=0


We also have a backpacking trip to the Laurel highlands next weekend (16th-18th).  Should be a good time, sign up for that here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_684VuJGAkdjOTFuM61jEEjj-V7IW27kViRa1vlqXXc/edit#gid=0


The confirmations for ohiopyle should go out at some point tonight, and we will sort out gear for the trip a bit later in the week.  

Good luck with classes and let me know if you have any questions (mmc102@pitt.edu)  we check our gmail way less then I check my personal email. 


Cheers,

Matt

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Meeting Tonight

Hey all POCers,
We have a meeting tonight (Tuesday 9/6) at 9pm on the WPU Patio.  Bring dues ($10 for the semester $15 for the year) and a waiver found attached right here.  Be there or be square.
See y'all
Connor the canoe

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

POC: Pretty Outstanding Club

That's right folks, it's the POC meeting minutes, and we're here with your host, Nick Penatzer {aka the secretary, [aka whitewater chair, (aka some other nicknames I don't really care for...POC Ninja)]}      

Errhmmm, anyway, if you are reading this, it means you (YES YOU!!!) have been graciously accepted into the greatest organization known to man, or at least the University of Pittsburgh. So here's a big welcome from all of us to you mountain men, water women, cave creatures, and those somewhere in the middle. So sit back, relax, and enjoy all this email has to offer (WARNING: the surgeon general indicates that use of this email can lead to ignoring homework, spending money on outdoorsy things, and eventually living out of a van)

First things first. Do you like rafting? Do you like climbing? How about hiking? Well guess what? Our first weekend trip of the year has all of that and more. So if you're hyped to get on the outdoors club bandwagon, sign up for this trip and pick an activity! The trip is from Friday Sept. 9 to Sunday Sept. 11 and the link for signups is right HERE!!!!!!! Signups







...actually its here haha...

For the climbing inclined, it is not required but is highly recommended to get a belay lesson (even if you think you know what you're doing) from the Pitt rock wall located in Trees Hall. Most of the officers are on staff there and would love to see you're smiling faces prior to a trip! Open Mon-Thur 4-10 pm, Fri 1-7 pm, and Sat. 12-6 I'm pretty sure

Second things second. If you don't like getting wet, high, or hiking, check out the Pitt Outdoors Club Underground. It's a fun caving trip with our partner organization Venture Outdoors and they are a great choice if you don't want to commit your whole weekend to a trip. That goes out Saturday Sept. 10 and the link is right here (this is actually it this time I swear) 


Need gear for either of these trips? Email our gear master/mistress (he hasn't officially chosen his preferred title yet) Christian at cjs197@pitt.edu

Please remember that to go on a trip you must: 
a) Fill out a waiver
b) Pay dues
c) Bring your own food
d) Be cool
e) Have a beard
f) Fulfill a service requirement once this semester
***NOTE*** -- Don't actually need a beard

Our El Presidente Matt "Cheers" Carroll will be hosting office hours from 12-12:50 on Thursday in O'Hara for anyone with waivers and dues or questions about the club. His email is mmc102@pitt.edu 

One last thing before the sendoff. If you are 21 guess what!? That means that you have special POC privileges. Yep you guessed it, you can sign up to drive the Pitt Vans for our trips!!! Oh, not what you expected...well, if you do want to drive the vans, it guarantees you a trip spot so do with that information what you want. If this does interest you, please find an officer and we will give you further instructions. 

Well that about wraps it up folks just like a tasty burrito of outdoorsy goodness. In keeping with secretary tradition, this email is being sent entirely too late but old habits die hard haha. 

Good night everybody!
-Nick Penatzer, *drops mic*

Jumpstart!

Hi all!

 

If anyone is looking for a work study position or experience mentoring preschool children—please please check out Jumpstart!

 

I apologize for spamming this group, but we still have about 20 slots open, so I am sharing everywhere! I have attached an FAQ document that details the daily expectations of the program—but please ask me any additional questions that are not on there!

 

Are you interested in mentoring preschool children? Are you looking for a Federal Work Study or volunteer position? Are you available for one of the following timeslots:

·         Monday/Wednesday 9:00am-12:30pm

·         Monday/Wednesday 2:00pm-5:30pm

·         Tuesday/Thursday 9:00am-12:30pm

·         Tuesday/Thursday 2:00-5:30pm

 

Are you passionate about closing the achievement gap so that every child in America can enter kindergarten prepared to succeed??

 

If so, please apply TODAY: jstart.org/apply

Interviews are held this week (Wednesday, August 31st and Thursday, September 1st) and maybe the next!

 

Still not sure? Come to an information session on Friday, September 2nd at 4:00pm in room 527 WPU.

 

Not available for the full timeslot? Check out our one-time events on volunteer.pitt.edu starting in October!

 

 

I look forward to seeing your application or questions!

 

Katie Blackburn

 

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Jumpstart Pittsburgh | Alumna ‘10-‘13 | CONNECTION inspires me.

927 William Pitt Union

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Office: 412.648.1250 | Fax: 412.648.1492

jstart.org

 

 

Monday, August 29, 2016

Meeting time

Meeting is at 9pm on 8/30/16, sorry for the confusion.


Meeting info+ How to remove yourself from this email list

Hello everyone,

First, if you are interested in removing yourself from the email list please go to https://list.pitt.edu/mailman/listinfo/poc and about 2/3 of the way down the page enter your address in the unsubscribe field.

Second, we have a meeting tomorrow night on the William Pitt Union patio (the one the faces the cathedral).  It should be a pretty casual get together, but we will be accepting waivers and dues. We will also spend some time introducing the officers and talking about trips.  

Ideally you can print out a waiver (http://www.pittoutdoors.com/waiver.pdf)  and bring it. (protip: print at 50%, put two on one page of paper, and give one to a friend. Cheers to the planet) 

We will have copies of the waiver if you can't find a printer prior to the meeting. 

We will also be collecting dues: 15 for the year or 10 for the semester.

Cheers,

Matt  


Sunday, August 28, 2016

Kayaking Trip

Hey everyone, 


Welcome back! 


There is a venture outdoors kayaking event tomorrow from 6-8pm (Monday the 29th).


We will be leaving from the William Pitt Union around 5:30pm and taking buses to the north shore.  I know this is super last minute but if your interested sign up ASAP and I will send confirmation e-mails out tomorrow morning. 


Cheers,


Matt 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Final Minutes

Hey you oompa loompas,
It sure has been a good run of trips.
We have one more for the semester.  Day caving is going out this Sunday, you should have gotten an email. 

We have, coming right atcha, the gear policy for the summer.  So if that is something you are interested in, check it out! it's attached and stuff! email Christian at cjs197@pitt.edu

Thanks for all those who made this semester great.  I hope you had a great time and I cannot wait to hear all about your summer adventures and see you in the fall for some more stellar trips!
Best,
Connor. Doing the cancan. Martin 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Holy Guacamole Minutes

Ahoy Pocers.

Have you ever heard that Wednesday the 13th is extra spooky?????

We have some final trips of the semester and stuff. 

Weekend of April 15th - April 17th

The sweetest backpacking trip of Dolly Sods backpacking in WV.  You should have already gotten an email if you are going

Saturday 4/16

April 16, from 8:30am - Noon. I don't think I'll personally be able to make it - I've got a TON of work to do before next Monday, but I figured I'd let you guys know. There's a link at the end of this email that people can sign up on if anyone wants to. Here's some more information about it: 

Meet at Point of View Statue, across from Monterey Restaurant (1411 Grandview Ave.) Bring work clothes and gloves, climbing harnesses and belay gear if you have them. 

They're looking for people who have climbed before to do it - you have to be able to repel safely off the railing.  If you can and are hype sign up! 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1HE_yEuAPcDKjkAzxLLWeN3hJM9FUUtAEHn7I3uxXJ4Y/edit?usp=sharing

Sunday 4/17

Venture Outdoors Service, if you are going, you also should have gotten and email

Sunday 4/24 2-5 pm

LAST TRIP OF THE SEMESTER!  Its going to be a day caving trip with Venture Outdoors to the Laurel Caverns.  Maybe we will meet batman??

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rdGoqHbuAwQJrHjWMcfw8cNJon5csDSsrOWf4wyhFVM/edit?usp=sharing

AhhhhhCHOOO.  That's aboot it for this week.

Tootle mcdoodle.

Best,

Connor the Condor

Meeting tonight

Hey all,
Meeting TONIGHT 236 Cathedral. We have a fuel canister recycle tool.  SOOOOO if you have old fuel canisters you would like to recycle... BRING it on over tonight and we can have a canister recycling PARTY!!!
Best,
Connor

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Am I still awake??? Minutes

Hiya Peeps,

If you haven't heard, the Ohiopyle trip is cancelled due to hella coldness (average 25 degrees F for the weekend). So sorry folks, the weather is all wacky.\

We got MORE hip hoppin trips.

Weekend of Friday 4/15-Sunday 4/17

Dolly Sods Backpacking.  Dolly sods is a wilderness area in southeast West Virginia.  It is THEBOMB.COM of backpacking.  Join us on this awesome trip! Sign up here.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1jtJt56h4T2VQCo3VW4kJVhaIVZiqlLq2sGlIXhZrRI8

Sunday 4/17

We have a service thingydoodle with venture outdoors.  It will be a fun activity (hiking, biking, kayaking, not actually sure what yet) and then some nice trash pickup thing.  So do good in the world, sign up here.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1nG29hESd45oOYU5ipVVjClPBnCBXRDeD4pU9wn5rA24
We have a really cool offer from these people for a really good deal on WFA training. So check it out.

     We got a great response of interest for a Wilderness First Aid course so we're going ahead with scheduling it! The course will be held on the weekend of April 9th & 10th and will be in Scaife Hall (Rooms TBD) from 9:00am-5:00pmboth days, with the majority of the second day being held outdoors at Schenley Park. In past years students had a great time with this course.

The course covers what happens if you're outside the "golden hour" of medical care, where you won't have access to definitive medical care for hours or even longer.  You'll learn how to initially assess patients, provide wound care, splint, and treat environmental, orthopedic, or insect/animal bite injuries you may come across if you're in the wilderness or remote locations far from medical care. There will be plenty of hands-on training allowing you to practice the skills you learn. This course is great for anyone that hikes, kayaks, rock climbs, etc. or anyone who is interested in emergency medicine or trauma. After completing the course you'll also get an official Wilderness First Aid certification that is good for three years (For more info click here).

Thanks to the cost of the course being subsidized by the WMS we are able to offer it for only $35This payment can be made through Paypal, Venmo, or cash/check (see sign-up form). This price is based on an attendance of 20 people, which is the maximum amount of people we will allow to sign-up for this course (If less than 20 people sign-up you will be reimbursed the difference, e.g. If 12 people sign-up the course cost will be $21.66/person and you will be reimbursed $13.34). This is a great deal compared to similar courses offered by NOLS ($225) or SOLO ($175), so take advantage of this great opportunity! The course will be capped at 20 students and payments and sign ups must be received by 12:00pm Wednesday, April 6th! Sign up early to secure your spot by using the below link!

 Sign up: http://goo.gl/forms/a1V5QjT28k

 Payment ($35): PayPal, Venmo @Brian-Frodey, or cash/check

That's all I have to say about that.

Byby,

Forrest Gump (But my name is actually Connor)

 

 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Meeting Tonight

Hi all you folk.  
Meeting tonight Cathy 236 9pm.  Come sign up for some of the final trips of the semester.  Be there or be square.
Outies
Connor

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Cookie Crisp Minutes

Hi… POCers

We got more STUFF.  It's already April. That's CARAZY!

Friday 4/1

Get your volunteer hours in! From 11am-12pm on THIS FRIDAY (April 1st) volunteer at the 24-Feel Good deli! Represent POC as you help to take orders and make sandwiches. Email Anna Greenberg (alg162@pitt.edu) with questions.  Sign up HITHER!

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1YCpKS44piYmDJDEFafkEkg52YfNcXMhQ9ddr_O3pmhA

Saturday, 4/2

Come do some maintenance and boulder at Cooper's rock.  It will also fulfill that service thingamajig.  Soooo Ya. Info here… http://www.midatlanticclimbers.org/news/portfolio/coopers-rock-adopt-a-crag-april-2-2016/

Sign up here,

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1tDZsMGC7QOkz5RolN9sM3d1Ta41sIScdnF_d9Jqhmok

Weekend 4/8

The coveted, legendary, blueberry Ohiopyle trip.  Join us to hike/raft/kayak/climb your way to glory.  It'll be uber doper fun.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1JtQpTl5ShSCLgbUV1JImhdXQOzD1R7BchgV6-BsMvRI

That's it for now. 

I'm gonna hit the hay (But it's for horses.  DUHHH.  So baby

Your Best Bud

Connor Martin the cantaloupe

Thursday, March 24, 2016

THE LINK

...But the link is here... For the Saturday 9:30 am 3/26. 

Corrected Link for Sustainability research

Hi all, the link did not work for the sustainability event.  So here is the correct link.  This is if you want to volunteer saturday 3/26 at 9:30 am.  It will fulfill your service requirement.
Best,
Connor

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Day Late Minutes

Hey Tall (and short) POC Members,

Welcome to another caffeine (seriously, it's the only reason I'm still conscious) fueled minutes.  This week only DAY LATE MINUTES!

If YOU Went on Seneca read on.  Victoria found a green Nalgene water bottle with national parks stickers, a green and yellow jacket, and a gray fleece.  So let me know if those belong to YOOOOOOUUUUU.

Saturday 3/26

If you still need your service requirement help tear out some bushes for a sustainability project.  Meet at the srcc parking lot at 9:30 am, isss gonna be fun.  Sign up here.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1aRL98Kk0-BoWoNckwyXlVSJar4lGxirZbR7vMjQq528/edit#gid=0

 

Weekend of 3/26

We are going to the New (but it's kinda old at this point) River Gorge to go climbing, caving and hiking.  SO GET HYPE! If you are going, you should have gotten an email.

Weekend of 4/2

We are going backpacking on the laurel highlands hiking trail.  This is our beginner level backpacking trip.  No gear or experience needed. It will be about 5 miles backpacking on Saturday and Sunday.  Sign up here.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1SR1aBpDnQWxC60-ZcLAz0xAIhhKCfRL91v_ZDgCKxsc

Saturday 4/2

Help us Adopt a Crag at Coopers rock.  We will clean up around rock then CLIMB them rocks.  The event page is hither! http://www.midatlanticclimbers.org/news/portfolio/coopers-rock-adopt-a-crag-april-2-2016/

Sign up here

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1tDZsMGC7QOkz5RolN9sM3d1Ta41sIScdnF_d9Jqhmok

Sunday 4/3

Homestead History Hike with venture outdoors in…. YOU GUESSED IT, Homestead.  Learn history AND hike. 2 birds with one stone BAYBY.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=182e1yaeTumhNbCB-aiX--2fPlQZxnrmD69p24cZoqAE

Sunday 4/3

CAWCAW there is the Hawk's next cleanup.  (New River Gorge Bouldering area).  It's real far, but if someone was real hype they could make a weekend trip outa it. Here is the facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/events/107853572944248/

 

Food Recovery Heroes, a Pitt group fighting food waste and hunger, is looking to coordinate biking volunteers to transport day-old bagels from Bruegger's Bagels on Forbes to the South Oakland food pantry. It is a short, 1 mile ride and a small bike cargo trailer will be provided to transport the bagels. Biking drop-offs will start tentatively Wed, April 13, and will run W/Th/Fr mornings at 8:30AM. Drop offs will continue throughout the summer. You can sign up on the excel sheet below or contact Jessica Schatz at jms455@pitt.edu if you are interested!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Dmnds9qNFwLdweEBy6Nh-vjprDctM8eT-_GT6Q508a8/edit?usp=sharing 

 

Nothing to do this summer? Do you love the outdoors, the mountains, the prairie and the American West?  Do you still need to complete a field course? Then you should consider the Wyoming or Yellowstone field courses offered through the honors college! They are open to all majors and the only requirement is a 3.0 GPA. The courses are 6 and 4 weeks respectively offered each summer and count for credit. More information is provided in the links below.

http://www.honorscollege.pitt.edu/wyoming-field-studies

http://www.honorscollege.pitt.edu/yellowstone-field-study/more-information

If you're interested please contact Ed McCord of the Honors College at emccord@pitt.edu there are still spots left for this summer!

 

Ever wonder what happens if you're outside the "golden hour" of medical care, where you won't have access to definitive medical care for hours or even longer? If you would like to learn how to take care of and treat people in these situations the Wilderness Medical Society is organizing a Wilderness First Aid Course by the CDS Outdoor School. This course covers how to initially assess patients, provide wound care, splint, and treat environmental, orthopedic, or insect/animal bite injuries you may come across if you're in the wilderness or remote locations. There will be plenty of hands-on training allowing you to practice the skills you learn. This course is great for anyone that hikes, kayaks, rock climbs, etc. or anyone who is interested in emergency medicine or trauma. After completing the course you'll also get an official Wilderness First Aid certification (For more info click here). The cost for course registration will be subsidized by the WMS and the final price depends upon how many people are interested (don't worry it will be student affordable). We are thinking of having the course over the weekend of April 9th and 10th. If you're at all interested in joining the course or if it's possible you'll attend please fill out the form below.  

http://goo.gl/forms/a1V5QjT28k

 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Best...Minutes...Ever...

Howdy ho all you folk,

I hope that everyone had a cookie crazy Springer (JERRY, JERRY) Break.

Spring is coming. Spring is  here.  Trips are coming, trips are Near

Saturday 3/19

Venture Outdoors Outdoor workshop.  If you signed up an Email is coming soon.

Sunday 3/20

This weekend we are going bouldering this weekend at Cooper's rock.  Email will be around soon.  spreadsheet is here

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1uC0fMtYBVJnGIllP-B6qRjS7LD7njyuckoKdDzq9H9Q

Weekend of 3/26

The New River Gorge Trip in WV.  We are going to climb, hike, and cave.  So if you can get excited for that, sign up here

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1HEbVSLggx9QBbg6zA99Wc8YWybVZ9QYKg8nJd1QZxqY/edit?usp=sharing

That is for Izzzle for now.

I'm gonna scadoot out.

Bestest Bud,

Connor the Condorian

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Links no working

Hi All,
The links for signups aren't working.  So here is a link for the outdoor skills workshop.
AND for bouldering at Cooper's Rock
Soooooo sign up for stuff.
By,
Connor Martin

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Oompa Loompa Minutes

Hey HomeSkittles (Taste the Rainbow)

Hope you Good friends are excited fOr Spring Break, I knOw that I am. Can't wait to hear all of the fun aDventure stories. 

We are stiLl selling stuff.  So if yoU want merChandise, let me Know like no other. Water bottles $15, T-shirts $10.

Saturday 3/19

Venture Outdoors Skills Workshop.  Learn how to survive in the wild wilderness so you don't get eaten by a bear or soMe stuff.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bBOVpN_dbtFIYOveeoZdf0pf3zq1yJZAKSlPqLMffh8/edit#gid=0

Sunday 3/20

Bouldering at Cooper's rock.  A greAt way to hanG out in nature and Get on some ROCKS!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1uC0fMtYBVJnGIllP-B6qRjS7LD7njyuckoKdDzq9H9Q/edit#gid=0

HAHAHAHA, If you want to bike scavEnger hunt (Like badass finding stuff)

I'm reaching out to let you and the Outdoors Club know about our first annual bike scavenger hunt, the WPTS Radio Ride. The ride begins in Oakland and then progresses through Bloomfield to Lawrenceville and down the strip to Point State Park. Riders will be stopping at different businesses and landmarks to take part in challenges. The scavenger hunt ends in South Side at OTB, a bike bar and restaurant, where there will be drinks specials for people participating in the ride! 

 

We are inviting teams of 3-5 people to come out and participate, and I wanted to see if any members of your club would be interested in forming an "Outdoors Club Team"! The registration fee is $15 per person, and all proceeds go to Variety, a charity that makes special bikes for disabled children. 

Email Kim at kimmytdinh@pitt.edu if you are interested.

Have a dope like a telescope spring break everyone.  Enjoy, and have ALL OF THE STORIES!

Best,

Connor Martin

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

TIred (Like your car) Minutes

Hey all,

My eyes are le tired, so it's gonna be a quick one. 

We are still selling merchandise (SHOSHOSHOT Glasses, 3 left) $5 each Nalgene water bottles, $15 each, t-shits… I mean shirts $10 each. So bring money to the next meeting Next Tuesday 3/1 9 pm Cathy 236.

Weekend 2/27

SENECA rocks trip ROCKS! If you are going you have gotten infor emails, done workshops and should be stoked to be psyched.  BRRRR it's gonna be a cold one.

Saturday 2/27

Venture Outdoors SKI trip.  You should have gotten an email if you are good to go (like the taco bell commercial).  So get amped to shred some trails.

That's all,

As always, Do it outdoors.

The Con-Bomber Martin

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Cooler than school Minutes

Howdy Ho everybody,

It's been another riveting week, and time for more Outdoorsy info. 

We still have HELLA Merch in the secret batcave where we keep all our stuff.  So if you want a trill on the hill 1 liter orange Nalgene water bottle with the POC logo or a blue t-shirt with our logo, Bottles are $15 a pop and shirts are $10.  Bring the cashycash to the next meeting.

Sunday 2/21

Snowshoeing (But actually hiking, because no snow L) in Frick Park, 11 am.  You should have gotten an email if you signed up and made the trip.

Saturday 2/27

SKIING with venture outdoors, so TEAR IT UP! We are using the old signup sheet, so tell Dom if you signed up and can't make the new date so we can maximize this dope opportunity.

Weekend of 2/27

We are traveling to magical Seneca West Virginia.  You MUST attend climbing workshops if you want to climb.  Just because you are on the list, you are not gaurenteed to go.  We can only take so many people.  HOWEVER, if you want to climb and don't go to workshops you will cannot go, so make sure you do the workshops.  They are valuable climbing skills to know.  WORKSHOP 1 will be every hour on the hour this Friday 1-7 and Saturday 1-6.  WORKSHOP 2 will be every hour on the hour Monday 4-10.  Contact Matt at mmc102@pitt.edu and let him know when you'll stop by.

That is all I have in my life as the POC entity.

Byby,

Connor the friendly ghost. 

 

 

  

Meeting Tonight

Hi POC,
Tonight is a meeting (Tuesday 2/16) at 9 pm cathedral 236.
BYBYBYBY
Connor

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Late Night Minutes

It's Late Night with the Pitt Outdoors Club!

It's semester crunch time… so we have some trip traps to help you relax.

Thursday 2/11 7:30 pm

An action packed date auction put on by the Pitt Pathfinders in Lawrence Hall.  You can pay to take some of the studliest studs out for Dinner, as in your very own Connor Martin, Grady Martin, Nick Penatzer, and Mike Springer, and many more beautiful people (male and female people)  So get pumped.  Money goes to relay for life  More info here https://www.facebook.com/events/1299692676723126/

Sunday 2/14

8:30-12 am.  Meet outside of Old Engineering hall.  Or up to Trees at 9 am to practice all things rolling (Kayaks of course) with Nick the Peanut.  This will be in the small pool.  Contact Nick with questions njp37@pitt.edu

From 1-5 pm, we have a nice quant day hike to McConnel's Mill, a beautiful place about 30 minutes outside of Pittsburgh.  Check it out and sign up here.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1T4pM_IxbRb5yBx_SAco2qmnBKNkbEwzYSVZ0PguaXVw

Sunday 2/21

12-3 pm we will venture to Frick Park, to hike… AAANNND if there's snow…. Then we'll strap on them snowshoes and tear it up!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1aNXktxSTbnwY3ell3kGJn40x6rq0fZATu4cC02-l-8s/edit?pref=2&pli=1#gid=0

Weekend of 27th

We have the trip to Seneca Rock (WHICH… ROCKS!).  This is an ADVANCED climbing trip.  This is for people who are confident in belaying and climbing.  Additional climbing workshops are mandatory to learn new skills.  Also, caving will be going on for this trip.  SIGN UP HITHER!

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1R1GlL7tE6kMrQ_LPR_hTaR728OYTAmee2lxz1NYPtug

That's it,

Get ready for one heck of a fun semester,

We OUUUTT

Connor Marmut Man