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November 2015 Election Returns

to: Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
from: Ted Tenny
reply to: PotsdamDan@mile204.us
subject: 2015 AZHC election returns

Polls are closed, and these results have been verified by the club Secretary.

AZHC officers for 2016:

President
[X] Michael Humphrey, elected, 35-0

Vice President
[X] Bill Zimmermann, elected, 35-0

Secretary
[X] Ted Tenny, elected 35-0

Treasurer
[X] Monika Hahues, elected, 34-0



November 2015

Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Meeting Minutes
November 18, 2015, 7:00 PM
Old Chicago, 1656 S. Alma School, Mesa
  1. Welcome, Introductions
  2. Reports
    President [Jim Buyens]
    Jim presented the Hiker of the Year Standings, Total Attendance, etc. Other topics were discussed from the November 3 Executive Committee meeting.
    Treasurer [Monika Moreland]
    As of November 18, the club has 113 paid members and a bank balance of $5474.88. Our net income for the past two months is $573.00.
    Webmaster [Ted Tenny]
    Had an online chat with Apple. On a 27" iMac or a Retina 21" iMac at the Apple Store, our maps are fuzzy. Use the trackpad to enlarge the window, and the map looks right. But then let go of the trackpad. The window stays enlarged but the map changes back to fuzzy. Maybe someone on the Safari team will know what to do.
  3. Previous Hikes
    Sept. 19 Mt. Humphreys FlagstaffDave French
    Sept. 26O’Leary Peak FlagstaffChuck Parsons
    Oct. 3Flagstaff Spring FlagstaffDave French
    Oct. 10Overton-Go John Cave CreekJim Buyens
    Oct. 9-11Car Camping ChiricahuasMichael Humphrey
    Oct. 17Zimmerman Point Loop Sierra AnchaBill Zimmermann
    Oct. 17Spur Cross Trail Cave CreekJim Buyens
    Oct. 24Mail Trail #84 Camp VerdeScott Green
    Oct. 24Dixie Mountain PhoenixGabrielle McConnell
    Oct. 31Coffeepot, Sugarloaf SedonaMark Purcell
    Nov. 1Apache Leap SuperiorAndy Zaharchuk
    Nov. 7Northwest Bajada GoldfieldsTed Tenny
    Nov. 14Fossil Springs StrawberryDave French
  4. Upcoming Hikes   
    Nov. 18-21 Backpack Aravaipa CanyonMichael Humphrey
    Nov. 21 Hangover Loop SedonaChuck Parsons
    Nov. 27 Black Mesa Loop SuperstitionsTamar Gottfried
    Nov. 28 Peak 5057 SuperstitionsAndy Zaharchuk
    Dec. 5 Butcher Jones Trail Saguaro LakeTed Tenny
    Dec. 12 Jim Thompson Trail SedonaChuck Parsons
    Dec. 19 Lost Dog Trail ScottsdaleMonika Hahues
    Dec. 26 <<open>>   
    Dec. 31 Hidden Valley South MountainLin Chao Yen
    Jan. 2 West Goldfield Vista GoldfieldsTed Tenny
    Jan. 9 <<open>>   
    Jan. 16 Pipeline Canyon Lake PleasantGabrielle McConnell
  5. Election of Officers for 2016
    Candidates nominated by the Executive Committee:
    ____ President: Michael Humphrey
    ____ Vice President: Bill Zimmermann
    ____ Secretary: Ted Tenny
    ____ Treasurer: Monika Hahues
    There were no additional nominations from the floor.
  6. Guest Speaker: Les Meyers, Jane Fricke, Karen Krause
    subject: White Tank Mountains Conservancy
        We are a newly formed non profit organization whose purpose is to protect the White Tank Mountains. The Conservancy will be helping 3 sites: White Tank Mountain Regional Park (over 40 miles of trails), Skyline Regional Park (will have 28 miles of trails) and the community of Verrado, (21 miles of trails). We are hoping that some day all of them will be connected. The mountain range covers 70,000 acres.
  7. Next Meeting
    Tuesday, January 19, 2015, 7:00 PM, at Old Chicago, 1656 S. Alma School, Mesa


Executive Committee, November 3, 2015

attendees: Jim Buyens, Monika Moreland, Michael Humphrey, Ted Tenny
  1. Election, November 18
    The Executive Committee will present a slate of nominees.
    AI [Monika] → Send Ted a list of paid members.
    AI [Ted] → Print ballots for the November club meeting.
  2. Ethnic Potluck
    Usery Mountain Park, on Saturday, January 23.
    AI [Michael] → Work out the remaining details.
  3. Hike Leader Recruitment
    Individual appeals work best. Someone who has hiked with us a dozen times could give back to the club by becoming a hike leader.
    AI [all] → Talk to hikers who have good leadership potential.
  4. Hike Leader Training
    We’re due in 2016. It should be during the picnic lunch on an easy, scenic hike here in the valley. Time for speakers must be limited.
    AI [Jim] → Provide guidelines.
  5. Non-Members on Waiting Lists
    When the number of participants is limited and there has to be a waiting list, shouldn’t paid members get priority? Hike leaders would have to know who the paid members are. What about someone who joins the club on a hike?
    AI [Monika] → Draft a policy message.


September 2015

Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Meeting Minutes
September 15, 2015, 7:00 PM
Old Chicago, 1656 S. Alma School, Mesa
  1. Welcome, Introductions
  2. Reports
    President [Jim Buyens]
    Jim leads the mileage standings for Hiker of the Year award. Other topics discussed were from the Executive Committee meeting on September 8.
    Treasurer [Monika Moreland]
    As of September 15, the club has 105 paid members and a bank balance of $4901.88. Our net income for the past two months was $183.40. Insurance costs have increased.
    Webmaster [Ted Tenny]
    I’ve been doing Trip Report upgrades to bring them up to the latest standards:
    1. Pictures are framed.
    2. Some white space between a picture and its adjacent text.
    3. Maps are the right size.
       Safari continues to mess around with displaying our GPS maps. Every time I go to the Apple Store, I check our Trip Reports on their newest screen.
       Here’s an upgraded example. Please look at it on your favorite web browser and tell me if anything isn’t right: http://www.azhikers.org/reports/p_2013/Picacho13.html
  3. Previous Hikes
    July 25 Kendrick Peak FlagstaffJohn Seifert
    Aug. 1Carr Lake Loop Mogollon RimBill Zimmermann
    Aug. 8Mount Lemmon TucsonLance Ware
    Aug. 15Sycamore Rim WilliamsJim Buyens
    Aug. 15Peak 6731 JeromeBill Zimmermann
    Aug. 22AZT Passage 29 Mogollon RimMichael Humphrey
    Aug. 29Sunset-Brookbank Loop FlagstaffTed Tenny
    Aug. 29Two Bucks Happy JackBill Zimmermann
    Sept. 5Bill Williams Mountain WilliamsChuck Parsons
    Sept. 5Hackberry Loop SuperstitionsMichael Humphrey
    Sept. 12Walnut Meadows FlagstaffJim Buyens
  4. Upcoming Hikes
    Sept. 19 Mt. Humphreys FlagstaffDave French
    Sept. 26O’Leary Peak FlagstaffChuck Parsons
    Oct. 3Flagstaff Spring FlagstaffDave French
    Oct. 9-11Car Camping ChiricahuasMichael Humphrey
    Oct. 17Zimmerman Point Loop Sierra AnchaBill Zimmermann
    Oct. 24<<open>>   
    Oct. 31Coffeepot, Sugarloaf SedonaMark Purcell
    Nov. 1Apache Leap SuperiorAndy Zaharchuk
    Nov. 7Northwest Bajada GoldfieldsTed Tenny
    Nov. 14Fossil Springs StrawberryDave French
  5. Guest Speakers: Jan Hancock and Larry Snead, Maricopa Trail and Park Foundation
        With the motto “Every doorstep is your trailhead,” our vision is to connect all eleven Maricopa County Regional Parks with a trail system, including a spur to Vulture Peak in Wickenburg. The entire system will be 500 miles when completed. We need volunteers to serve as trail stewards, for which Larry handed out forms.
    For the entire plan, see http://atfiles.org/files/pdf/MaricopaCoTrailPlan.pdf
  6. Next Meeting
    Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 7:00 PM.  Elections.


Executive Committee, September 8, 2015

attendees: Jim Buyens, Monika Moreland, Michael Humphrey, Ted Tenny
  1. Officer Candidates for 2016
    Michael Humphrey agreed to be our candidate for President. We are now seeking candidates for Vice President and for Treasurer. Some names were prioritized.
    AI [Michael] → Contact the first four candidates for Vice President.
    AI [Monika] → Contact the first four candidates for Treasurer.
  2. Hike Leader Training
    We’re due in 2016. It should be during the picnic lunch on an easy, scenic hike here in the valley. Time for speakers must be limited.
    AI [Jim] → Figure out the details.
  3. Ethnic Potluck
    Our awards event will be an Ethnic Potluck. REI gift cards will be presented. South Mountain and Dreamy Draw are possibilities.
    AI [Michael] → Figure out the details.
  4. Newly appointed office: Statistician
    Miles hiked with the club, hikes led, and other data for awards are being recorded by the Treasurer. GPS readings are never exact, and may differ on the same hike. Jim has recorded Hike Statistics on many of our hikes this year.
    AI [Jim] → Write a reasonable job description.
  5. How can we encourage attendance and participation at club meetings?
    Attendance varies a lot. Some of it is seasonal (people are gone in the summer) but that accounts for only part of the variation.
    AI [Ted] → Survey the folks on our mailing list to determine what motivates them to attend club meetings.
  6. Insurance
    Our club has been re-categorized, which resulted in higher premiums. Coverage for club officers, which used to be included, now requires an additional premium of $645. We decided not to pay the extra premium. Next time, the club will check on other insurance policies.
  7. VA Hospital Expo.
    Will be on Thursday, November 19, at two locations.
    AI [Chuck] → Find out the remaining details.
  8. Hike Leaders
    John Seifert is our first new hike leader in 2015. Seven other club members are good possibilities. Three of them have expressed an interest. Jim will offer training to those three.


July 2015

Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Meeting Minutes
July 21, 2015, 7:00 PM
Old Chicago, 1656 S. Alma School, Mesa
  1. Welcome, Introductions
  2. Reports
    President [Jim Buyens]
    Jim is currently in first place for the Hiker of the Year award. Other topics were from the Executive Committee meeting on July 14.
    Treasurer [Monika Moreland]
    As of July 21, the club has 96 paid members and a bank balance of $4,718.48. Our net income for the past two months is a loss of $667.18. Our largest expense was $940.00 for insurance, which the club pays once a year.
    Webmaster [Ted Tenny]
    Email addresses have a half-life of five years, I’ve observed. So once a year I “weed” the club’s mailing list by sending an email to all non-members on the list, asking them to reply if they want to remain on it. Paid members remain on the list automatically.
  3. Previous Hikes
    May 23 See Canyon Mogollon RimChuck Parsons
    May 27Peak 2811 SuperstitionsBill Zimmermann
    May 30Pivot Rock Canyon Mogollon RimTed Tenny
    May 30Ryal Canyon Camp VerdeBill Zimmermann
    June 5-7Blue Ridge Camping Mogollon RimMichael Humphrey
    June 6Oldham Loop FlagstaffJim Buyens
    June 6Blue Ridge Reservoir Mogollon RimMichael Humphrey
    June 13Volcanic Day FlagstaffJohn Richa
    June 20Weatherford Canyon FlagstaffChuck Parsons
    June 27Walnut Canyon FlagstaffDave French
    July 4Dry Lake Hills FlagstaffTed Tenny
    July 11Johnson Canyon RR WilliamsScott Green
    July 18Schultz Creek Loop FlagstaffJim Buyens
  4. Upcoming Hikes
    July 25 Kendrick Peak FlagstaffJohn Seifert
    Aug. 1<<open>>   
    Aug. 8Mount Lemmon TucsonLance Ware
    Aug. 15Sycamore Rim WilliamsJim Buyens
    Aug. 22AZT Passage 29 Mogollon RimMichael Humphrey
    Aug. 29Sunset-Brookbank Loop FlagstaffTed Tenny
    Sept. 5Bill Williams Mountain WilliamsChuck Parsons
    Sept. 12<<open>>   
  5. Guest Speaker: Bruce Grubbs
    subject: Arizona Day Hikes from Base Camps
    Bruce presented maps, and slides of hikes from campgrounds all around Arizona. He started hiking and backpacking in the Superstitions when he was in high school, and is the author of several hiking guidebooks. For more information, visit his web site BruceGrubbs.com.
  6. Next Meeting
    Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 7:00 PM.


Executive Committee, July 14, 2015

attendees: Jim Buyens, Monika Moreland, Chuck Parsons, Michael Humphrey, Ted Tenny
  1. Social Media Photo Sharing Site
    Jim is looking into this. There are several concerns:
    * Who will be allowed to upload photos?
    * Filtering of photos that are uploaded.
    * How long can photos remain on the site without it overflowing?
    * Our trip reports already include links to individuals’ photo sites.
    AI [Ted] → Provide a list of trip report photographers so far in 2015.
    AI [Jim] → Survey the trip report photographers to find out their interest and preferences in a social media photo sharing site.
  2. Officers for 2015
    Monika, Michael, and Ted are eligible to run again. Jim is ineligible because of term limits, and Monika is resigning at the end of the year. So we are seeking candidates for President and for Treasurer. Names were mentioned, but it’s too early to contact them.
    AI [all] → Think of additional candidates for President and for Treasurer.
  3. Guest Speaker at our September 15 AZHC Meeting
    Topic will be the Maricopa Trail, with a speaker from County Parks and Recreation.
  4. Radio and First Aid Kit
    The club is missing one of each. The club’s 2-way radios should be tracked by marking the signup sheet to show who has them.
    AI [Ted] → Send an email to the hike leaders asking them to look for these items.
  5. Cost of Brochures
    Jim reported that a printing company can make them for less than his inkjet printer.
    AI [Jim] → Have brochures available for the Dignity Health Care Safety Safaris.
  6. Other
    Stina Sieg of station KJZZ was going to contact Jim to speak on the radio about hiking safety. Media appearances benefit the club.
    AI [Chuck] → Contact the VA Hospital about speaking there.


May 2015

Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Meeting Minutes
May 19, 2015, 7:00 PM
Old Chicago, 1656 S. Alma School, Mesa
  1. Welcome, Introductions
  2. Reports
    President [Jim Buyens]
    Jim announced the top 10 hikers so far in our mileage of the year award.
    Two restaurants at which the club was scheduled to meet have shut down!
    Most other topics were from the Executive Committee meeting of May 12.
    The title Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club belongs to the club and is on our web site. Its appearance elsewhere on social media is unauthorized.
    Treasurer [Jim Buyens, for Monika Moreland]
    As of May 19, the club has 86 paid members and a bank balance of $5385.56. Our net income for the past two months is $465.77.
    Webmaster [Ted Tenny]
    Lately there have been false emails, having a club member’s name but a different email address, and “phishing” emails, attempting to trick the victim into revealing their login ID, password, etc. Don’t fall for it!
    All emails from me have the return address PotsdamDan@mile204.us. Please let me know if you receive an email that has my name but a different address.
  3. Previous Hikes
    Mar. 21 Blackett’s Ridge TucsonChuck Parsons
    Mar. 28Union Peak PhoenixJim Buyens
    Apr. 4Grapevine Trail MayerJim Buyens
    Apr. 11Cibola Pass Loop SedonaTed Tenny
    Apr. 18 Thumper Loop CottonwoodDave French
    Apr. 23-26Lakeview Camping HuachucasBill Zimmermann
    Apr. 25Huckaby Trail SedonaJim Buyens
    May 2Meadow Trail Loop Mogollon RimTed Tenny
    May 9Horse Mountain Sierra AnchaAndy Zaharchuk
    May 16Bell Trail # 13 SedonaJohn Richa
    May 17Old US 60 SuperiorBill Zimmermann
  4. Upcoming Hikes
    May 23 See Canyon Mogollon RimChuck Parsons
    May 30Pivot Rock Canyon Mogollon RimTed Tenny
    June 5-7Blue Ridge Camping Mogollon RimMichael Humphrey
    June 13Volcanic Day FlagstaffJohn Richa
    June 20Little Bear-Heart Loop FlagstaffChuck Parsons
    June 27Walnut Canyon FlagstaffDave French
    July 4<<open>>   
    July 11<<open>>   
    July 18<<open>>   
  5. Guest Speaker: Roger Naylor
    subject: Boots and Burgers: An Arizona Handbook for Hungry Hikers
    Roger described himself as a travel writer and “professional bad influence.” Beyond trail descriptions and restaurant info, his latest book is packed with local attractions and activities, historic tidbits, fast facts, rambling thoughts, big dollops of quirkiness and over 170 vivid color photos.
  6. Next Meeting
    Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 7:00 PM


Executive Committee, May 12, 2015

attendees:
Jim Buyens, Michael Humphrey, Monika Moreland, Ted Tenny, Chuck Parsons
  1. First Aid
    A prescription is required for Epi-Pens, therefore anyone who needs it must have it prescribed by their own doctor. Hike leaders are required to carry a First Aid kit (not necessarily the club’s), and all hikers are encouraged to do so. For the time being, hike leaders are on their own for First Aid training.
    AI [Jim] → Write an article for club members about bees, Epi-Pens, and other appropriate First Aid topics.
  2. Hike Leaders
    Six new people have expressed an interest, but are not yet on the schedule.
  3. Club Meeting Location
    Two restaurants with meeting rooms have shut down while the club was scheduled to meet there.
    AI [all] → Try to find other suitable locations for our dinner meetings.
  4. Awards for Camping Trip Leaders
    Usually there are hikes every day on camping trips. After considerable discussion we decided that camping trip leaders should get hike leading credit for each day on which they led at least 3 miles of hiking. Camping trips in 2015 will be included.
  5. Officers for 2016
    We will need a new President and a new Treasurer. Several names were mentioned, but it’s too early to start contacting people.
  6. Guest Speakers for 2015-2016
    We need speakers for September 15, November 17, and all of the meetings next year.
    AI [Jim] → Contact Mare Czinar about speaking in 2016.
    AI [Michael] → Contact ASU about speakers on native and invasive plants, wildlife, and archaeology.
    AI [Jim] → Contact Terry Horne, geologist from the Phoenix North Mountain Preserve.
    AI [Ted] → Contact Jerry Lang about Arizona insect life and what we should do.
    → If all else fails, Michael and then Ted will be on standby.
  7. Use of the Club’s Name
    “Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club” appears on social media sites that aren’t maintained or sanctioned by the club. This could become a concern.


March 2015

Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Meeting Minutes
March 17, 2015, 7:00 PM
Coco’s Restaurant, Baseline & Southern in Mesa
  1. Welcome, Introductions
  2. Reports
    President [Jim Buyens]
    For the first 2½ months of 2015, Sana is our hiker with the most miles. Hikers’ awards are based on the number of miles hiked with the club on scheduled events, while leaders’ awards are based on the number of hikes led for the club.
    April 4, May 2, and May 9 are open dates on the calendar.
    Andy asked questions about semipro hike leading, a follow-up potluck, and First Aid training for club members. Jim will look into it.
    Treasurer [Monika Moreland]
    As of March 17, the club has 80 paid members and a bank balance of $4919.79. Our net income for the past two months is $410.21.
    Webmaster [Ted Tenny]
    There are three web browsers on my Macintosh computer: Safari, Firefox, and Google Chrome. When making a change I check to be sure it looks O.K. on all three of them. But there are other web browsers out there. If something doesn’t look right on your web browser, send me an email describing the problem – or better yet, a screen dump showing it.
  3. Previous Hikes   
    Jan. 24 Dripping Springs SuperstitionsDave French
    Jan. 31AZT Passage 16 SuperiorMichael Humphrey
    Feb. 7Wedding Cake SuperstitionsAndy Zaharchuk
    Feb. 14-18Death Valley CaliforniaJohn Richa
    Feb. 21Quartz Trail Loop PhoenixDave French
    Feb. 28Prospector’s View SuperstitionsTed Tenny
    Mar. 7 Pass Mountain Loop GoldfieldsAndy Zaharchuk
    Mar. 14 Robbers Roost SuperstitionsMichael Humphrey
  4. Upcoming Hikes
    Mar. 21 Blackett’s Ridge TucsonChuck Parsons
    Mar. 28Union Peak PhoenixJim Buyens
    Apr. 4<<open>>   
    Apr. 11Cibola Pass Loop SedonaTed Tenny
    Apr. 18 Thumper Loop CottonwoodDave French
    Apr. 23-26Lakeview Camping HuachucasChuck Parsons
    May 2<<open>>   
    May 9<<open>>   
    May 16Bell Trail # 13 SedonaJohn Richa
  5. Guest Speaker
    Karen White, VA Hospital
    subject: First Aid and Wilderness Emergencies
       Karen gave a slide show on common hiking injuries and recommended treatments in the field, with examples of how to bandage a wound and make a sling. She corrected some misconceptions about wilderness first aid. We got to hear from an expert on how to properly treat and help an injured hiker until they can reach professional medical care.
  6. Next Meeting
    Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 7:00 PM at Coco’s.


January 2015

Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Meeting Minutes
January 20, 2015, 7:00 PM
Coco’s Restaurant, Baseline & Southern in Mesa
  1. Reports
    President [Jim Buyens]
    The potluck on January 17 was successful, and several people are in favor of having them twice a year. October and April tend to have reasonable weather. In the past, some members have invited us to their home for a club meeting with a potluck, or a summer pool party. Other topics were from the Executive Committee meeting of January 5.
    Treasurer [Monika Moreland]
    As of January 20, the club has 79 paid members and a bank balance of $4509.58. Our net income for the past two months is $258.61.
    Webmaster [Ted Tenny]
    The Trip Report Index was replaced. Links to individual reports have been moved to the regional files.
  2. Previous Hikes
    Nov. 22 Hell's Hole Crown KingJim Buyens
    Nov. 22Dinosaur Wash WickenburgQuy Nguyen
    Nov. 25Little Mt. Ord MazatzalsBill Zimmermann
    Nov. 29Sabino Canyon TucsonChuck Parsons
    Dec. 6Verde River Trail CarefreeDave French
    Dec. 7Andrews-Kinsey Trail ScottsdaleQuy Nguyen
    Dec. 11Camelback Mountain PhoenixDave French
    Dec. 14Garden Valley Arch SuperstitionsMichael Humphrey
    Dec. 20Chalk Canyon Cave CreekJim Buyens
    Dec. 27Bulldog Canyon Loop GoldfieldsTed Tenny
    Jan. 1Lost Ranch Ruins South MountainBecky Johnson
    Jan. 3Vineyard Trail RooseveltBill Zimmermann
    Jan. 8Turk's Cap Hill SuperstitionsAndy Zaharchuk
    Jan. 10Shaw Butte PhoenixJim Buyens
    Jan. 15Seucito Canyon MazatzalsBill Zimmermann
    Jan. 17Go John Trail Cave CreekWendy Rennert
  3. Upcoming Hikes   
    Jan. 24 Dripping Springs SuperstitionsDave French
    Jan. 31AZT Passage 16 SuperiorMichael Humphrey
    Feb. 7<<open>>   
    Feb. 14-18Death Valley CaliforniaJohn Richa
    Feb. 21<<open>>   
    Feb. 28Prospector's View SuperstitionsTed Tenny
    Mar. 7 Pass Mountain Loop GoldfieldsAndy Zaharchuk
    Mar. 14 <<open>>   
  4. Discussion: The Dons of Arizona
        Becky Johnson told us of recent activities of the Dons Club, which include hiking, gold panning for kids, and ranching instruction. The Dons, founded in 1931 and originally named the Triangle Club, have their wilderness headquarters north of Peralta Road, just before Peralta Trailhead. They are in need of volunteers.
  5. Guest Speaker: Ted Tenny
    subject: Footloose from Phoenix: Some Pretty Amazing Hikes
        Wild and woolly Trailblazer hikes appear in this new guidebook by AZHC author Ted Tenny. The slide show included pictures from each hike, stories, and Ted's astute commentary.
  6. Next Meeting
    Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 7:00 PM, Coco's.


Executive Committee, January 5, 2015

attendees: Jim Buyens, Michael Humphrey, Wendy Rennert, Monika Moreland, Ted Tenny, Chuck Parsons
  1. Including appointed officers on the Executive Committee
    Chuck Parsons, Chief Statutory Officer, was chosen.
  2. Ethnic Potluck
    From the signups, it is clear that there will be plenty of food.
    AI [Wendy] → Buy paper plates, plasticware, cups, napkins, trash bags.
  3. 2014 Financial Review
    Monika presented the financial information. Net income for 2014 was $1243.67.
  4. Awards – 2014
    We looked at the names of people who will receive awards. Jim brought a Distinguished Hiker certificate.
  5. Awards – 2015
    Hike leader awards will be based on the leader’s membership renewal date. A camping trip will count as one trip.
  6. 13-event phenomenon and membership
    The vote was to allow voluntary contributions of $5 from non-members, none from members, beginning on February 1, 2015.
    AI [Ted] → Identify the changes needed in club documents.
  7. Hike Leader Training
    Jim has a plan to cover the steps in leading a hike. Last year we talked over an hour. The instructors need to keep it shorter.
  8. Communications
    Jim received emails from the Dons and from Palm Springs hikers.
    AI [Jim] → Share the information with members who might be interested.

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