Meeting minutes October 28, 2015

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Hello Fellow CUOC’ers

Here’s the information from the October 28th CUOC meeting.

CUOC Announcements

-Follow CUOC on instagram at cu_outingclub and don’t forget the tags #dontgetdead #cuoc #freshmanadamisthebestsecretaryever

-Stickers are here and up for sale!!! get the 3 different ones individually for $1 a piece, or all 3 for $2. Only available during meetings.

-Email Dave Desmond ( with your detailed service hours and attended trips to become an active member.

-Congratulations to our new Active Members: Norah Schlax, Sonja Gagen, Tim Dunn, Troy Bates, Casey Radomski, and Ben Thompson
-Trip of the week goes to Dave Desmond and his courageous crew who braved to black ice of the Whiteface auto road to make first tracks of 2k16.

-Elections for Executive Board members will take place on November 11th, and the elections for chair positions will be on November 18th.

-There will be a bouldering competition at the St. Lawrence rock wall at 6:00 on Thursday the 29th. The event will be for all skill levels and will be lots of fun (there’s prizes). We will form a caravan to go over at 5:15 from Cheel. Wear your best halloween costume to win even more prizes!

-Nicole Zaino will be collecting pictures to put up on boards around campus. Send your favorites to so she can get them up.

-In order to be an officer, you must pay your dues. In order to become an active member, you must pay your dues.

-Contact Katherine Furland ( will be looking into going to a ski resort for Avalanche training. Let her know if you are still interested.

-There will be a Halloween Fun And Games Night this Friday at the CUOC house at 7pm. Let Julia O’Sullivan ( know if you want to be a part of the pumpkin carving contest so we can get you a pumpkin. #PumpkinCostumeExtravaganza
Gear Hours
-The gear cage will be open from 12:30 to 2:30 on Friday. Please return gear that you don’t still need. (MICROSPIKES)

-Contact Paul Doerner ( or Miles Miller ( and they will be happy to give out climbing gear (for going to SLU and State) with ample notice. Please return any gear that you are not actively using.

Trips Going Out: Open to all unless noted otherwise
-Adam Graham ( will be hiking Scarface friday night for the Spooky Summit Challenge. 3 miles up, 3 miles down. Costumes and Candy are a must, no apples. Adam will also hike any mountain anywhere on Sunday. #46peaksin24hours.

-Dan The Man ( will be hiking somewhere on Saturday, and then meeting at the Adirondack Semester house in Saranac Lake at 5pm to hike Big Slide for the SpookySsummit Challenge.

-Nicole Zaino ( will be hiking the non 46er Haystack on Saturday for the Spooky Summit Challenge.

-Patrick Conlon ( will be hiking Ampersand on Saturday at 11am.

-Dave Desmond ( will be leading an intro to climbing trip to South Colton on Saturday afternoon.

-Evan Bilsback ( will be hiking Aure on Saturday.

-Dylan Gilgallon ( is trying to organize a group moutain bike ride for next wednesday.

-Ben Thompson ( will be hiking the lower great range early Saturday.

-Miles Miller ( will be rock climbing somewhere this weekend.

-Katherine Furland ( will be hiking Catamount on Saturday or Sunday. Apparently it’s a pretty cool mountain.

-Tanner Burt ( will be hiking phelps and tabletop on Saturday.

-Matt Dyer ( will be parasailing around campus whenever the winds allow.

-Evan Tougas ( will be going out to the rope swing Sunday morning.

-Adam Haskin ( will be going to Seven Springs for some mountain biking on Friday at about noon.

That’s all for this week. 10 CUOC meetings down, and still a whole year of rad adventure to go. Have a happy Halloween, eat candy, hike a mountain, love life.



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