Meeting Notes 5/8
Hello Nuhoc and hello Summer 1!
What did people do over the break?
-Zain met Charlie and Nat just now
-Aidan’s going to New Zealand during Summer 2
-Someone is taking a terrible advanced writing online class with a 12 page syllabus that had a hidden easter egg?
-Riverboarding is when you wear a helmet and swim down a white water river (but you also wear a padded wetsuit and fins)
-Max helped his mom move
Open Loj this weekend (May 11/12) and it’s also mother’s day on Sunday
Open Loj next weekend May 18/19
Acadia May 25-27
In the future, formal hike and parents’ weekend
If you’ve never been, at Open Loj people go hiking and climbing and maybe canoeing.
We have campgrounds, we have vans
Tickets come out the 15th at a time that Harrison will find out
There will be hiking, biking, sea kayaking, and (maybe climbing)
It’s $35 for the weekend
If you’re 21 and you’re going to Acadia, please drive a van!
Somaiya wants to go outdoor climbing on saturday
Ian is gonna go to Tucks on Saturday as a day trip
Ian is going outdoor bouldering at Lincoln Woods on Sunday (but you’ll have to pitch in to rent another car if you come)
Jackson is going to Tucks next weekend and you can also come hang out with him and his mom on mother’s day
Becca wants to go to Echo Lake State Park sometime this summer
Harrison is doing 4-5 backpacking trips this summer(12-15 miles/day for 2 days) (you don’t have to know how to backpack but you gotta keep the pace)
Nat is the loj committee chair and we spell it L-O-J. It’s actually a yurt that we are working on all the time and if you love going to the Loj, you can start the Loj committee training process. That means you do a speech at a meeting and give a gift for the Loj. Then you complete a list (27 items learning how to run the loj) and host a Loj committee dinner. Then get keys for life!
Mac has been awake for 27 hours HELP
You need things in the woods like backpacks and sleeping bags and snowshoes maybe
Go to nuhoc.com click some links and get to the form and fill out your info
Pick up the gear (hopefully after a meeting), use it, and bring the gear back
Talk to Dylan or Mac or Dan S if you have questions
Anna and Jackson are on treasury and so is Tom but he isn’t here
To become a member go to the nuhoc.com membership tab, do the google form and Jackson/Anna will give you a paper form. Give them back the paper form and $10 cash and they will give you a membership card.
If you’re a member you can get gear and maybe a free coffee punch card.
We have SWAG aka old t shirts ($10), new t shirts ($20), and green nalgenes
We take good and bad pictures and they are on the social media
@wegoontrips on Instagram (People went to Tucks and it’s still winter there and there’s a cool pic on the Insta so follow?)
NUHOC on Facebook
The weather is GREAT
65 in boston on Saturday and 50 on Sunday and Ian says he will not let it rain
54 and 62 on Saturday and Sunday at the Loj (Friday is raining but we’ll ignore that)
Fact from Ian: There’s upside-down lighting called sprites which are decameter sized balls of ionization. To take a picture, be 150-500 km away during a normal thunderstorm and you will maybe catch one. Also, elves are discs of light and we don’t know why.
Jackson wants to know how to sign up for trips? You can do that at the front of the room on a Google form after a meeting (you can also sign up at home after in the meeting notes or on the website but you’ll be later and farther down the list)
Specer wants to know if he can come to the Loj by himself if he has no plans? ANYONE CAN COME TO THE LOJ, there will be people and things to do and you can join in
Is there a mailing list? Join the Google group and follow the social media to get updates
If anyone wants a summer job and has climbed maybe once and doesn’t hate kids, Giuliana can help you, so talk to her