Meeting Minutes October 8, 2014


Hi there everybody!

Here are the meeting minutes for October 8th:


– It’s never to late to join the coolest club on campus.  Adam ( will be collecting dues and waivers at the end of the meetings.  Dues are $15 for the year.

 Please return all gear that you have taken out.  Sleeping bags and other overnight gear are in high demand.  Gear hours are Monday from 2 to 4 and Friday from 1PM to 2:30PM.  Contact Patrick ( or Paul (  There will be an extreme shortage of tents and sleeping bags this weekend because of Fall Lake Saranac so do not count on getting either of these items from CUOC.

– People who need to return gear: Austin Hill

-Patrick ( is looking for people to come and help clean the gear cage during gear hours on Friday.  This will count as service hours towardsActive Membership.

-We recently acquired new climbing shoes to replace some of the older ones.  We now have 2 pairs for every shoes size in existance.

-Speaking of climbing make sure you get out there to gain experience if you want to go on the Spring Break Trip to Red River Gorge.

– If you haven’t already done so please join CUOC on Knightlife.  There you will be able to log service hours, find out about outgoing trips, and become an active member.  If you have trouble with Knightlife please contact me at my personal email ( and I’ll help you out if your mom was born during a leap year.

– Because Kolby is leaving us in December (and there was much rejoicing) we will be holding officer elections on November 12th at the weekly meeting.  If you want to run for a position starting thinking about it now and make sure to check out the club Constitution on Knightlife to learn more about the responsibilities of each position.  Nominations will begin 2 weeks prior to elections.

– We need people to lead a hike up Azure Mountain during Family weekend which is Saturday (10/25).  The hike will run from 9AM-2PM.  Contact Dave ( to be part of this awesome CUOC tradition.  We also are going to be inviting Tony Collins so there is some more incentive.

-Speaking of TC, the President of the University recently made a generous personal donation to the outing club which is just awesome.  So if you see him in passing make sure to send a nod of approval his way to thank him for his continued support of our club.

-Tony Collins Con’t: Tuesday October 21st is “Tony Tuesday.”  Basically clubs dress up in suits and take pictures of themselves doing their activities and Tony Collins donates money to the club with the best participation and best picture.  If you want to participate or have an idea for a picture contact Adam (  You can also get a used suit the week before outside the career center.

-Continuing down the fundraising path: The Homecoming Pep Rally is coming up and we can win even more money by putting together a high quality skit or sketch.  Again if you are interested talk to our treasurer Adam (

-Another way that we will try to raise money is by selling Apparel and sticker with CUOC logo’s and general outdoorsy designs on them.  I will be looking into order this stuff within the next few weeks so if you have a good idea or are good at drawing send me material and I’ll put it on a shirt or something and we will sell them all over campus.  Please use my personal email (

– Fall Saranac Lake, a new event sponsored by CUOC will be held October 10-12 on Saranac Lake.  There will be canoeing, whitewater kayaking, general hanging out, and lots of fun.  The trip has filled up so if you are not already on the list you will not be able to stay over night or use CUOC canoes to get there but if you can find a way feel free to stop by during the day.

-The Adirondack Semester will be holding an open house this Saturday to showcase their facilities, go on a short hike and canoe trip, and give out free food.  There will be transportation to and from the Saranac Lake House departing from Cheel at 9AM on Saturday.  Please RSVP for this event with Mike Dinan (

-Make sure to check out our website: and send your best pictures to Dan the Man ( and he might feature them on the website.

-Erin, Kolby, and I are working on creating a partnership with NOLS (The National Outdoor Leadership School) to get our members professional training in the areas of rock climbing, backpacking, and backcountry skiing.  This is in the very earliest stages of planning but courses could happen as early as this summer.

-There is a Climbing Competition at SLU on Halloween! Make sure to bring your best climbing game and wear a costume.  More info to come in the next few weeks.


Dave’s wet and wild traverse of the Santanoni Range



     Bouldering at Glenmeal.  There are spots open and there will be more if more people have cars.  Leaving around 4pm and climbing till the sun goes down.  Make sure you                           have your own climbing shoes for this one.  Talk to Adam ( for more info and to sign up.


      Fishing in Ogdensburg.  There are plenty of spots open for those with fishing licenses.  You can purchase a day license at Walmart for $5 or a year license for $40.  Contact                   Jim ( or Ethan ( to find out more!

Bouldering at Mackenzie Pond.  FULL.


       Hiking Giant and Rocky Peak Ridge.  A great moderate to beginner hiking trip with spectacular views.  Contact Kyle ( to go on this awesome hike.

Hiking/Mountaineering ascent of Mt. Colden.  If weather permits the summit will be attained by the classic Trap Dike Route which requires Class IV climbing and nerves of                                           steel.  This hike is for experts only and not for the faint of heart.  Contact Alex ( for info and for a spot on this epic hike.

Rock Climbing at South Colton.  A great local crag offers beginner and intermediate climbs with easy top roping setup.  A great way to gain experience or justget out and                                   feel up some rocks.  Contact climbing chair Miles ( to go.  More cars and people that know how to belay would be appreciated.

In the Near Future

        Backcountry Skiing.  Join CUOC’s tradition of scoring the first tracks on the East Coast.  The flakes should be falling pretty soon in the mountains and we will be the first                                           ones to ski them.  Contact Colin ( to be put on a list of people interested.  You may only get a day or 2 of notice so start going to                                         sleep with your boots on so you can be ready to shred at a moments notice (I’m starting to sound like ski club).

Wow that was a lot this week.  If you made it this far thanks for reading!
Enjoy the last few warmish weekends!




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