Document type : vocene
Date : 2011-07-27
Description : VOCene #16
Content :
VOCene #16  July 27th,  2011
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In this VOCene:

I. Upcoming Events and Trips

1) Pick a Climb Pick a Fruit - Skaha Rock Climbing and Fruit Picking Trip  Fri. Jul. 29th - Mon. Aug. 1st
2) Mt. Veeocee!  Fri. Jul. 29th - Mon. Aug. 1st
3) VOC Monthly Summer BBQ - Wed. August 3rd
4) Brew Work Hike  Sat. Aug. 6th - Sun. Aug. 7th
5) Tantalus Range Camp - August 5-8
6) Stein Valley Traverse  Mon. Aug. 8th - Sun. Aug. 14th

II. Trip Ideas and Partners Sought

III. This week in the VOC
 1) Past trips and events
 
IV. Miscellaneous
 1) Rewards and incentives for trip organizers

V. Ms. Manners
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I. Upcoming Events and Trips

1) Pick a Climb Pick a Fruit - Skaha Rock Climbing and Fruit Picking Trip  Fri. Jul. 29th - Mon. Aug. 1st

There was a time when fruit picking and rock climbing were distinct sports. This era has ended.  Join Kathrin L. for a trip to the Okanagan to do both!
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,74837
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda_details.php?tripid=51

2) Mt. Veeocee!  Fri. Jul. 29th - Mon. Aug. 1st

Climbing this mountain - which has the VOC as its namesake - is not currently a requirement for membership but could be soon.  Help Nick M. navigate a route up this remote peak over the August long.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,73624
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda_details.php?tripid=69

3) VOC Monthly Summer BBQ - Wed. August 3rd

Come out for our summer BBQ, at Spanish Banks by the end of Tolmie St - 6:30 P.M.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,75295

4) Brew Work Hike  Sat. Aug. 6th - Sun. Aug. 7th

This will be round two of Summer 2011 Brew Flash-A-Thon.  We need to finish getting new flashing installed on the Brew Hut, which is a beautiful place to visit anyways! Partaking in the flashing is strictly optional.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,75297
http://www.ubc-voc.com/member/tripagenda_functions.php?tripid=92

5) Tantalus Range Camp - August 5-8

A weekend of scrambling+ in the extremely photogenic Tantalus range.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,75109
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda_details.php?tripid=90

6) Stein Valley Traverse  Mon. Aug. 8th - Sun. Aug. 14th

An 80km traverse from Pemberton to Lytton - if you want a long and beautifully memorable trip this summer, this may be it!
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,75046
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda_details.php?tripid=89


II. Trip Ideas and Partners Sought

-Andrew M. is looking for some folks keen on a self-propelled trip to the Juan de Fuca trail: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,75370

-Todd M. and an undisclosed roommate are seeking a partner or pair for alpine climbing in the Bugaboos: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,75372

-Toni S. is looking for partners for a North Shore hike this coming Saturday: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,75246


III. This week in the VOC

 1) Past trips and events

-In a feat of unrivaled heroism, a group of VOCer's hauled new windows up to the Phelix hut and installed them.  For some, a 3'x4' piece of glass and frame was not enough and they had to haul up skis as well.  Big round of e-pplause for everyone who participated, and to Phil T. and Roland for all the planning and preparatory work they did.  Tons of pictures here to boost your productivity: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,74749,page=2

-A VOC crew gave a go at Mt. Shuksan.  The waitress was cute: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,74860

-Skyler D. continues to wreak havoc on various awesome Peruvian peaks, "Dispatch No 2" here: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,74718

-Rich S. and Chris B.L. climbed the Life on Earth route up Mt. Habrich.  This TR comes with an enthusiastic recommendation:  http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,75365


IV. Miscellaneous
 
1) Rewards and incentives for trip organizers

Woohoo, prodeals for VOC Trip organizers! In return for leading trips, you now get not only immense satisfaction, but cheap gear too!!
http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Discounts_for_VOC_Trip_Organizers


V. Ms. Manners

Do you have a question for Ms. Manners? If so, email it to to your friendly neighbourhood VOCene editor and he'll forward it to Ms. Manners for review. Remember, there's no such thing as a stupid question, so ask away.

Dear Ms. Manners,

What's up with the new organization for the upcoming trips in the VOCene?  Why do you have to pigeonhole everything; can't we just all be one?

Sincerely,
Curious George


Dear Curious George,

I forwarded your question on to the VOCene editor, and he promptly wrote me this:

"In an effort to keep the VOCene a bit more organized and less cluttered, I decided to try out splitting the upcoming events/trips into two sections. The first section will still be called 'Upcoming Events and Trips', and will include any official VOC events as well as trips that have a page on the sign up tool (or the wiki) and have fairly set dates.  The second section is called 'Trip Ideas and Partners Sought', and the idea here is to help out people who post on the message board seeking additions for their own smaller trips (the kind without signups and pre-trip meetings), or people floating half-baked ideas for future trips. I think it is nice to include such things in the VOCene, as not everyone is watching the message board, but I think the VOCene will flow better if they are separate from more established trips.  Trips can certainly be moved from the second category to the first between mailings as plans firm up or a signup page gets created.  Let me know if you do or don't like this system; feedback is always welcome!"

Hope that helps!

Ms. Manners

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