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.

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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

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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