CMC Boulder Group Council Vacancies and Annual Dinner Reminder

October 27, 2017 by

written by Gary Johnston, Chairperson

This is a message to all members of the Boulder Group of the CMC from the Group Council: we need your help! We need volunteers to help with two key Council positions: Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson. Despite a word of mouth campaign for these positions, we’ve been unable to find nominees to be elected at this weekend’s Annual Dinner on November 4th.  This is a call out to all Boulder Group members to please consider leading the Council!

The good news is that many other council positions will be filled by experienced, returning volunteers. These include: Treasurer, Outings Chair, Cabins Chair, Marketing Chair, Conservation Chair, and several at-large Council Members. We also have a nominee for Secretary. The primary duty of the Chairperson is to conduct monthly council meetings, and with experienced council members this can be done effectively by newcomer to the council. In fact, I became Vice Chair without any prior experience on the Council, then Chairperson the following year.

Aside from Chair and Vice Chair, we are also looking for a nominee for Spring/Summer Boulder Mountaineering School Director. This includes Hiking, Snow, and Rock Climbing. We have a returning Hiking School Director with years of experience running that part of BMS.

We’ve been doing great on keeping our membership numbers increasing year over year, and now we just need volunteers to run the programs and activities to make membership a rewarding experience. If you have any questions about any of these positions, and/or have an interest in volunteering to help, please email Gary Johnston, chair@cmcboulder.org.

Finally, a reminder to please sign up for the Annual Dinner, Meeting, and Presentations if you haven’t already done so! It’s on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at 5 PM at St John’s Episcopal Church. Complete information and signup and information can be found here.

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T-shirt design contest for Ärestua Hut begins now!

October 6, 2017 by

Attention all CMC members! The Årestua Hut needs a T-shirt, to help with fund raising and raising awareness of this precious CMC resource. So cabin support team member Joe Wojniak is organizing a T-shirt design contest for the Årestua hut. Winner gets a free, guided 3 day trip to the hut April 27-29, 2018, and a free T-shirt! Designs need to be submitted by March 14, 2018. To help inspire your artistic designs, see the history of the hut on the Boulder CMC website at http://www.cmcboulder.org/cabin-arestua.html — especially the cabin guest books dating from the 1980s that were painstakingly scanned into pdf files by Art Roberts and Peter Stout. Please send t-shirt ideas to joe.wojniak@gmail.com.

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3rd Flatiron Descent Trail Volunteer Opportunity

September 25, 2017 by

One of our partner organizations, Boulder Climbing Community, has been working with Front Range Climbing Stewards on a variety of trail building projects in the Boulder Foothills and beyond. For more details on this stewardship project and how you can help, please click here.

Rock Seconding School Starts 10/10

September 25, 2017 by

Rock Seconding School is being offered this fall!This course is intended to prepare students to follow multi-pitch routes, both sport and trad. You’ll learn the nuances of lead belaying and catching leader falls, top belay, partner communication, removing gear, efficient belay change over, evaluating your leader and how to be a great partner. Single Pitch Climbing and Rock Self Rescue are prerequisites, and Top Rope Anchor Clinic is highly recommended but not required. Dates are as follows:

10/10: Classroom lecture
10/12: Gym evening
10/14 and 10/21: all day field trips

Signups are at cmc.org and questions can be directed to brs@cmcboulder.org. Hope to see you in school!

Annual Dinner Registration Open

September 24, 2017 by

The CMC Boulder Group Annual Dinner, Meeting, and Presentations is set for 11/4/2017, and registration is open at cmc.org. Back by popular demand is catering by Sherpa’s Adventure Restaurant. For beverages, we’ll be serving Chai Tea, Punch, Spiked punch, and Beer from Upslope Brewery.  BYOB is welcome, too.

Featured Speaker: Alan Apt, author of the forthcoming     “Ski and Snowshoe Routes, Colorado’s Front Range”

Alan will discuss the tradeoffs between snowshoeing and cross-country skiing for the uninitiated as well as the experienced winter mountaineer. This will be an interactive discussion, and will include techniques and strategies for both sports. The presentation will also showcase gear and include spectacular photos of trail options. Please come learn about snow travel in our backyard!

Please Register Online at cmc.org OR send check with names and $20 per person to CMC Boulder Group, P.O. Box 3777, Boulder, CO 80307-3777. You can also RSVP and pay at door, please leave a message with names and number of people at the CMC Boulder Group virtual office 720.464.6673. Early registration is much appreciated, but late registration and walk-ins are welcome!

5PM Social Hour – 6 Dinner – 7 Meeting – 7:30 Speaker – 8:30 Socializing