Hope everyone is hoping for lots of snow! So far it’s been less then encouraging. But the good news is everything is in place at 4th of July, so that when the snow gets here the skiing and snowshoeing will be great. Keep your fingers crossed.
For those who really enjoy snow shoe opportunities, there is a new route you might be interested in. A loop has been created off of Jeannettes Jaunt. Skip probably will have signs placed on the intersections before too long. But for the moment if you want to test it out, once we have enough snow, you may need to look for snow shoe tracks that take off from Jeannettes Jaunt down the hill toward the freeway. The loop involves a little uphill and downhill travel, and might be considered moderately difficult. You would need to be your own Judge!
At the next club meeting the main agenda will be generating the list of winter activities and getting them scheduled. I hope everyone has been thinking about some ideas. Jim Millen already asked me to make sure that a ski trip to Rossland B.C. gets on the list. So we have a start.
Speaking of activities, hopefully most everyone is aware that on the WEB site there are trip leader guidelines, sign-up forms and other helpful info to assist folks you volunteer to lead activities. If you aren’t familiar with where to find these documents go to: Home page/More (on the tool bar)/Member Page (on the drop down)/scroll down just pass the volunteer form/ you will see Trip Guidelines, trail classifications, sign-up templates, etc. etc. FYI – thanks to the efforts of Katie Stubblefield the trip related documents have all recently been updated. Take a look.
In addition to creating the clubs winter activities list, I want to remind everybody to bring some cookies. It is the annual cookie exchange (cookie party) for members, that in the end provides leftovers to be given to the IDT plow operators to thank them for keeping the parking lot plowed. So don’t forget to bring homemade or store-bought cookies for all to enjoy.
Planning for this year’s Best Hand ski and snowshoe event begins this month. As usual gathering up the prizes for the event is a big task. The members of the board will be busy checking with 2-Wheeler Dealer, Ski Shack, Fitness Fanatics and other locations for donations. Efforts by anyone who wants to help out by checking with other stores or donate items is certainly welcome.
The event always needs volunteers to help set things up or staff card distribution stations, etc. So when the requests are made and the lists for volunteers come out this month please consider helping out.
As a reminder, If you hadn’t picked up a Park and ski sticker yet, make sure your payment specifies that it is designated for AREA 4.
Also if you haven’t gotten around to renewing your membership or know someone who might want to join please keep the following in mind or share it with others:
1) Personal information entered on the club mailing list is populated from the membership form, the membership form on the Nordic club WEB site must be filled out electronically to make this happen.
2) If you wish to have your information added to the membership list you must check “yes” in the box in the lower right corner of the form “Add to PNC Group Membership List”. Please make sure to Key “Submit” after you have completed the form.
3) Payment of dues, can be done either electronically (preferred method) or manually (mailed to the club PO Box 2583 Hayden, ID 83835). Keep in mind, you must still submit the form electronically to be included on the mailing list and/or membership list. If you have questions, forward them to Randy Brewer via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please sign up as soon as you can. It really helps to get the membership list for the year completed early. And this year Roberta Truscott will be making up name tags for those on the list. She can’t really get going until the list is pretty much complete.
Thanks again for your support!
See you Next Week!