Monday, January 29, 2018

Marketing and Elections

We are teaming up with a marketing class to do a focus group on outdoor gear this Wednesday 1/31 at 6pm in Mervis Hall room 119. It should take about an hour to an hour and a half. There will be free pizza and drinks! Please RSVP to Jon Rusoff at jmr219@pitt.edu or 914-648-0330 if you want to attend. They need about 4-5 outdoorsy boys and 4-5 outdoorsy girls. Come spray about why your gear is supreme! 

We'll have board elections on 2/6 at 9pm, so come out to pitch why people should vote for you, ask hard questions of each other, and decide the club's fate next year. Joining the Outdoors Club board is a great way to gain leadership experience, grow the club, make really close friends, and give back to a club that has given so much to you. Coming to vote gives you a voice in the club's tone and objectives for next year. The candidates will not see who voted for them, so you needn't worry.

If you wish to run, please email Rita (rsk35@pitt.edu) with the position you're interested in. Attached is a document with descriptions of all the positions, but in short, there are the board positions of president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer, and the chair positions of climbing, hiking, caving, whitewater, slacklining, mountain biking, trail running, and social/service/special events. There's also the extremely important gear master position, which rumor has it, is a one-way track to becoming president. The club is open to having co-chairs so if you don't want to run against your best friend, fear not, you could both share a position. 

People voted in in February will assist the current board and learn how to do their duties through the rest of the semester, and then take full control starting in the fall.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

No Man's Land Film Festival

Hey folks,

Is your stoke tank running a little low in the bleak midwinter?  Well get ready to brim that sucker, because we're having a free showing of the No Man's Land Film Festival this Saturday, January 20th in 107 Lawrence.  

No Man's Land is a super cool film fest that highlights some of the badass women who are out there crushing it and pushing the boundaries of outdoor and adventure sports.  The doors open at 6:30pm and films start at 7:00.  



Hope to see everyone there!

Best,
Jon

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

1-16 Meeting Minutes

Hey folks,

Bryan Schultz was in tonight talking about a super cool study abroad opportunity in the Himalaya.  It's a four week course that will take place in the spring of 2019.  The course material will be in outdoor leadership and there will be a two week long trek in the mountains.  If you're interested and want some more info get in touch with him at brs115@pitt.edu

Hope everyone has an awesome week.

Best,
Jon

1-16 Meeting

Hey folks,

      Welcome back to school, hope everyone had a good time over winter break.  Our first meeting of the semester will be tonight at 9pm in room 204 of the Cathedral.  Bryan Schultz will be by tonight to talk about an Outdoor Leadership study abroad program in the Himalayas. 

If you've got any gear to return get in touch with Kieran at the meeting tonight, or send him a text at (617) 584-3505.

Hope everyone's staying warm!

Best,
Jon