The new BCMC Clubroom: moved in, but still needs help

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As the previous emergency issue of the Compass described, the Clubroom needed be vacated by February 1, with our CMC Council having been notified in early January with less than thirty days’ notice. Thanks to the hearty response by dedicated members of the Boulder Group who showed up on Saturday, January 30, the move was swiftly accomplished. Since the new location was fortunately close by, the contents — the books, files, bookcases, cabinets, big Clubroom desk, and the dismanted equipment storage unit — could be hand-carried, for the most part; but some volunteers brought their truck, vans and even a trailer. All hands pitched in and started working in earnest:

The process begins: here's the old clubroom where people are just getting started...but eventually everything will go!

The process begins: here’s the old clubroom where people are just getting started…but eventually everything will go!

 

Consequently, the old cluroom was emptied within two hours, which just a little additional clean up. By around mid-day, we were well on the way to getting the material in the new clubroom organized:

The new clubroom, with a bunch of stuff brought down, waiting to get organized. Note the oddly shaped piece of brown furniture in the foreground, which was left behind by the previous tenant, and which I thought we'd have to dispose of, but turned out to be of use, as we'll see later.

The new clubroom, with a bunch of stuff brought down, waiting to get organized. Note the oddly shaped piece of brown furniture in the foreground, which was left behind by the previous tenant, and which I thought we’d have to dispose of, but turned out to be of use, as we’ll see later.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But then we need to break for lunch, celebrated with quality pizza from Beau Jo’s, a Colorado pizza restaurant just down the road:

Lunch time! We celebrate our progress at mid-day with pizza from Beau Jo's, just down the road on Baseline.

Lunch time! We celebrate our progress at mid-day with pizza from Beau Jo’s, just down the road on Baseline.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While the move went well, there’s still lots to be done…to being with painting over this on one of the walls!

Someone has GOT to paint our CMC logo over this! Any volunteers?

Someone has GOT to paint our CMC logo over this! Any volunteers?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More volunteers are needed to help make the new Clubroom truly usable. A partial list includes:

  • find an electrician who can help install additional electric sockets (two of the long walls have none)
  • organize the files in the Clubroom desk (lots of old detritus in there…)
  • add doors to a corner cabinet in the front desk area
  • hook up and test the stereo system (I tried and failed…)
  • hang pictures where possible (how to do into concrete?)
  • paint the CMC logo on the wall to cover up the previous tenant’s logo
  • install a roll of carpet in the front room (left over from old clubroom; perhaps find better?)
  • install new locking doorknob on equipment room
  • reinstall bathroom shelves for bathroom supplies
  • install big mirror in bathroom (or donate to …?)
  • put up paper towel rack above kitchen cabinet
  • add some touches to the front room area to make it more comfortable (suggestions?)
  • clean and tidy up in general

These are tasks could be done when the Clubroom hosts are normally there, which is Tuesday and Thursday, 5-7pm. Otherwise, if there is sufficient interest, a special volunteer meeting could be held to provide access. As the central organizer in this, I’m willing to help coordiate the effort. So, if you just want to come by when the Clubroom is hosted, check the Hosting Calendar on the website to be sure a host will there (or via cmcboulder.org/Group/Admin/Hosting Calendar). Alternatively, if you would like to be part of special volunteer meeting, which would probably be best to hold on a weekend when people aren’t working, please email me which weekend dates you would prefer, at chair@cmcboulder.org. I myself will be busy this Saturday, February 6, with teaching for Advanced Mountaineering School, so that’s out for me!

To see all the pictures from moving day, see here.

Rick Casey, 

Chair, Boulder Group

 

 

 

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