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

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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