Document type : vocene
Date : 2005-03-30
Description : VOCene #32 - March 29, 2005
Content :
VOCene #32 - March 29, 2005
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THIS ISSUE:
1. UPCOMING TRIPS
    - Post-exam Kayaking around Broken Islands Group
    - Joint ACC-VOC Garibaldi Neve Traverse

2. CLUB NEWS 
    - Climbing Wall
    - Exec Elections (FREE PIZZA)
    - End of Year Awards: call for nominations
    - END OF YEAR BANQUET - DATE IS SET!!

3. TRIP REPORTS
    - Mt Adams, WA
    - Vantage trip

4. POINTS OF INTEREST
    - Share gas/driving to Rockies (end of Term)
    - ACC Avalanche Echoes Newsletter


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UPCOMING TRIPS
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POST-EXAM KAYAKING AROUND BROKEN ISLANDS GROUP

Trip is in limbo and may take place after exams or later in the summer. See Eamonís evolving thread. Still plenty of interest!

JOINT ACC-VOC GARIBALDI NEVE TRAVERSE

Weather is cooperating. Sign up sheet is now available on VOC Wiki, under 'Trips'. The trip is currently full but put your name on the waitlist if youíre still keen as spots may open up.

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CLUB NEWS
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CLIMBING WALL

From Nick Waber:

Hey all. AMS needs to use the Norm, so I gave them our booking time. No climbing at the Norm this Thursday.

EXEC ELECTIONS

The VOC EXEC ELECTIONS are Wednesday 30 March (that's next week!) at
5:30pm in SUB 215. Lots of positions are available (see info on the
website) and we need YOU to help out! Even if you aren't running for a
position you should come along to have a say in who you want to run
the club next year. There is a signup sheet outside the clubroom, so
signup if you are running for a position, or nominate someone else who
you think would do a good job. And don't forget the added incentive of
FREE PIZZA which will be provided.


END OF YEAR AWARDS

Still not too late to get a nomination in for end-of-year banquet!

Awards are:

The Broken Board - Originated in 1970 when a load of lumber destined for the Neve Hilton (a hut build on Mt Garibaldi, later demolished by snow creep) was destroyed after falling from a helicopter onto the only rock in a
snowfield for miles around. It is awarded to a member who has broken
something in an equally silly manner, or who has performed what is deemed to be the most spectacularly stupid act of the year.

The Loving Cup - An award cup designed to embarrass couples whose romance has blossomed during the past year OR to an individual who has tried repeatedly to engage other club members in relationships and failed.

Most Active New Member-male and female - Usually this is a book prize given to the new member who has developed their outdoor skills the most during the previous year (not necessarily given to novices).

Chorus Line - best backcountry entertainer.

Jess D. (fiddle_gigi@hotmail.com) has a few more awards needing
nominations for the banquet:

The gimp awards!  A gimp award is given from one person to a recipient
in order to recognize something great, or annoying, or characteristic
about them. For example, a few years ago Drew Brayshaw gave Fred
Touche a gimp award for a trip they had gone on to the Rockies, during
which Fred talked for hours to every girl that they met.  At the
banquet, Drew tied a gag on Fred for everyone's amusement.

The gold and silver pin awards. These are usually given to leaving members who have performed exceptional service to the club, such as
building a hut, or maintaining a trail, or some such thing.

The geezer award, given to someone who has been a member for a very
long time. 

Please send nominations to Jess D. at fiddle_gigi@hotmail.com


END OF YEAR BANQUET - DATE IS SET!!

Clear your schedules! The VOC ANNUAL BANQUET is Wednesday 6th April
7pm at St. James Community Square (3214 W 10th Ave). Tickets are $10 and
on sale in the clubroom NOW. The fine chefs on the exec will be
providing entrees, but DESSERT IS POTLUCK. So please bring something
tasty and interesting (two-bite brownies dissallowed). Entertainments
will include SLIDESHOWS and a special GUEST DJ. There'll be a
slideshow of member photos from the year, so please send your best
shots to Matt Brown (matthew@brown.com).

Get your tix now!!

Photos are also needed (see following note from Club Pres Matt Brown):

I'm collecting photos for a slideshow which will be shown at the Banquet next Wednesday.

This will be running in the background during the evening so I'm going to need LOTS. They don't have to be particularly spectacular or amusing, but should be a) from this year, and b) involve someone in the club. Extra points if they are spectacular/amusing of course...

You can send them by email to matthew.alun.brown@gmail.com, or drop off a CD in the clubroom anytime this week. Alternatively, I have an ftp server which you can copy files to. Please let me know (by email) if you plan to do this and I'll send you the info.

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TRIP REPORTS
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MT ADAMS, WASHINGTON STATE
By Tyler Linn

The ever evolving Easter thread on skiing Mt. Adams changed course a few more times before settling our trip plans on Washington Pass. Thursday morning Stu, Natasha, and I decided we'd head for the Easton Glacier on Baker in the interests of saving gas money. By the time we stopped for Mexican in Burlington on Thursday morning big old rain drops were falling so we changed our plans once again and ended up at Washington Pass on the North Cascades Highway. We jumped out of the cars near the big hair pin turn and skinned up what the locals call "spiral gully." The ski down was excellent offering a couple thousand feet of vertical and knee deep powder (it was so good I almost forgot about the speeding ticket I received near Newhalem). Thursday night we experienced the Winthrop night life which included challenging local foosball players and drinking outlaw ale (this is a cowboy town after all). The next morning a park ranger woke us up and outlawed us for camping in a closed state park. We had three awesome runs on Friday. One down a couloir near the top of Blue Mountain for over two thousand feet, and a couple more above Blue Lake before returning to the cars for the drive home on Friday night. On the way home, there were no more run-ins with the law or any other authority figures. If they haven't banned us yet, we'll be back for Adams some time soon!


VANTAGE/OREGON ROAD TRIP
By Janet Dragonov

Jess, Jessie and I drove down to Vantage in Jessie's pickup truck on Thursday night. The drive down was super fun and it took us a lot longer to find our way out of Vancouver (we ended up in Richmond) than it did to find Vantage.

Friday was gorgeous...blue skies and very warm for the most part. We got some great climbing in and ended the night with good food, a cozy campfire, a moonlit walk and cheap wine.

The weather completely crapped out in the morning so Jessie, Jess and I took off on a roadtrip along the Oregon coast and Kaja, Steve, Dani, and Sam went on another road trip somewhere inland. 

Our trip turned out absolutely amazing. We did a whole lot of driving but saw gorgeous views, had great conversation and loads of fun. It's actually really hard to sum up the 4 days spent in Jessie's little pickup, but I can say it was definitely one of the best trips thus far. Here are some photos:

http://www.imagestation.com/album/index.html?id=2128875010

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POINTS OF INTEREST
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SHARE GAS/DRIVING TO ROCKIES
From Jordan Tam:
Hey, so - I'm supposed to go home to Calgary after exams, but I'm still debating whether to fly, or drive - both cost about the same to me when I count convenience etc... if I drive alone, however if there are people interested in driving back with me I may do that - Just to gauge interest I want to drive back probably on the 26th or 27th - anyone out there want to head that way?
ACC AVALANCHE ECHOES NEWSLETTER
The March 2005 edition Avalanche Echoes is now available at:
http://www.aebc.com/acc/Echoes/mar05.pdf
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