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November 2016 Election Returns

to: Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
from: Ted Tenny
reply to: PotsdamDan@mile204.us
subject: 2016 AZHC election returns

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

AZHC officers for 2017:

President
[X] Michael Humphrey, elected, 37-0

Vice President
[X] Bill Zimmermann, elected, 37-0

Secretary
[X] Ted Tenny, elected 37-0

Treasurer
[X] Monika Hahues, elected, 36-0



November 2016

Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Meeting Minutes
November 15, 2016, 7:00 PM
Old Chicago, 1656 S. Alma School, Mesa
  1. Welcome, Introductions
  2. Reports
    President [Michael Humphrey]
    So far this year we have done 68 mikes and 79 days of outings. Thanks to our hike leaders, who are the lifeblood of the club and keep us going.
    Treasurer [Monika Hahues]
    As of November 15, the club has 135 paid members and a bank balance of $5454.80. The AZHC 20 year party cost $2100. We have plenty of paper plates and cups.
    Webmaster [Ted Tenny]
    My thanks to everyone who has written Trip Reports. They make our club stand out on the Web.
    Statistician [Jim Buyens]
    So far in 2016 our club has hiked 8,323 miles, as compared to 6,795 miles at the same time last year. Jim, Michael, and Monika are in the lead for the most miles hiked with the club. Michael and Yanis are in the lead for carpool miles driven.
  3. Previous Hikes
    Sept. 23-26 Greer Cabin Weekend White MountainsTamar Gottfried
    Sept. 24Dixie Mountain PhoenixGabe McConnell
    Oct. 1Mt. Ord Ridgeline MazatzalsBill Zimmermann
    Oct. 8Chavez Historical Trail SedonaScott Green
    Oct. 8-13Arches Car Camp UtahLin Chao
    Oct. 15Pine Canyon-Bearfoot PineQuy Nguyen
    Oct. 15Old US 60 SuperiorTamar Gottfried
    Oct. 22 AZHC 20 year party MesaMonika Hahues
    Oct. 29Diving Board Sunset SedonaMark Purcell
    Nov. 5Saddle Mountain MazatzalsMichael Humphrey
    Nov. 5Salida Gulch PrescottChuck Parsons
    Nov. 12Marg's Draw-Huckaby SedonaTed Tenny
  4. Upcoming Hikes
    Nov. 19 Crucifix Canyon Tonto Nat. ForestMichael Humphrey
    Nov. 25 FW - Canyon Lake SuperstitionsTamar Gottfried
    Nov. 27 Chalk Canyon Spur Cross RanchJim Buyens
    Dec. 3 Bluff Spring Loop SuperstitionsDave French
    Dec. 10 Ballantine Trail MazatzalsMonika Hahues
    Dec. 17 <<open>>   
    Dec. 24 Bulldog Canyon Loop GoldfieldsTed Tenny
    Dec. 31 Skyline Regional Park BuckeyeQuy Nguyen
    Jan. 7 Quartz Peak Sierra EstrellaQuy Nguyen
    Jan. 14 <<open>>   
  5. Guest Speaker: Terry Horne
    subject: Creation, development and expansion of the Phoenix Mountains Preserve
        Dreamy Draw got its name from mercury mines in the area, whose vapors made the miners dreamy. The first trails were made for transportation, which was mostly on foot. Sun Circle Trail, one of the earliest, went all around the Phoenix area.
        Terry rides mules in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve to bring tools and supplies to the crews building and maintaining trails. He is President of Save Our Mountains Foundation, the lead organization that runs the NMVC. There are many opportunities for volunteers like us.
  6. Election of Officers for 2017
    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.
  7. Next Meeting
    Tuesday, January 17, 2016, 7:00 PM, at Old Chicago, 1656 S. Alma School, Mesa


Executive Committee, November 8, 2016

attendees: Michael Humphrey, Monika Hahues, Jim Buyens, Ted Tenny
  1. Election, November 15
    All members of the Executive Committee will run for another term.
    AI [Monika] → Send Ted a list of paid members.
    AI [Ted] → Print ballots for the November club meeting.
  2. Guest Speakers for 2017
    Four suggestions, and Ted can fill in for one meeting. We need to coordinate calling prospective speakers so that we know which meetings are open in 2017:
    January 17, March 21, May 16, July 18, September 19, November 21
    AI [Michael] → Contact the Geology Department at ASU.
    AI [Jim] → Contact the Tonto National Forest.
    AI [Ted] → Contact Chuck regarding the wildlife rescue organization.
    AI [Monika] → Contact the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
  3. Awards, Ethnic Potluck
    The club will be handing out REI gift cards and award certificates at an ethnic potluck.
    AI [Michael] → Contact Bill and Dave regarding a time and place.
  4. Whistles
    Monika handed out illustrations. 250 is the minimum quantity.
    AI [Monika] → Plan for buying whistles with the club name and logo.
  5. Window Stickers
    They cost $3 each. Not everyone uses them.
  6. Event horizon on Web site (particularly for camping trips).
    Sometimes we have blank months before a camping trip. Shouldn’t be a problem, because everyone gets an email notification.
  7. Hike Leader Training and Recruitment
    Nancy Anderson is the only new hike leader so far in 2016. We discussed other potential leaders. Individual appeals work best. Training should be during the picnic lunch on an easy, scenic hike here in the valley. Time for speakers must be limited.
    AI [all] → Talk to hikers who have leadership potential.


September 2016

Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Meeting Minutes
September 20, 2016, 7:00 PM
Old Chicago, 1656 S. Alma School, Mesa
  1. Welcome, Introductions
  2. Reports
    President [Michael Humphrey]
    Michael is on vacation. See the Executive Committee minutes, September 6.
    Treasurer [Monika Hahues]
    As of September 20, the club has 136 paid members and a bank balance of $6237.84. Insurance is our largest expense.
    Webmaster [Ted Tenny]
    New trip reports, and reports on hikes the club has done several times, now begin with a link back to the hike description. Some hike descriptions had to be updated because of trailhead locations, driving directions, or broken links.
    Statistician [Jim Buyens]
    Hikers have walked 6956 miles with the club so far in 2016. Total attendance on club hikes is 758. Jim leads in miles hiked. Michael leads as carpool driver.
  3. Previous Hikes
    July 23 AZT passage 30c FlagstaffDave French
    July 30Fisher Point FlagstaffJim Buyens
    Aug. 6Bismarck Lake FlagstaffJohn Siefert
    Aug. 13Sycamore Rim WilliamsJim Buyens
    Aug. 20Mt. Lemmon TucsonMichael Humphrey
    Aug. 20Kendrick Peak FlagstaffDave French
    Sept. 3Geronimo to Pine Mogollon RimMichael Humphrey
    Sept. 5Hackberry Loop SuperstitionsTamar Gottfried
    Sept. 10Wolf Creek, Horsecamp PrescottJim Buyens
    Sept. 17AZT passage 34a FlagstaffDave French
  4. Upcoming Hikes
    Sept. 23-26 Greer Cabin Weekend White MountainsTamar Gottfried
    Sept. 24Dixie Mountain PhoenixGabe McConnell
    Oct. 1Mt. Ord MazatzalsBill Zimmermann
    Oct. 8Chavez Historical Trail SedonaScott Green
    Oct. 8-13Arches Car Camp UtahLin Chao
    Oct. 15Pine Canyon-Bearfoot PineQuy Nguyen
    Oct. 22AZHC 20th year party  Monika Hahues
    Oct. 29Diving Board Sunset SedonaMark Purcell
    Nov. 5Dogie Trail SedonaChuck Parsons
    Nov. 12West Garden Valley SuperstitionsTed Tenny
  5. Guest Speaker: Bill Zimmermann
        Bill displayed 70 pictures from recent hikes and asked if we could identify the locations. Then he went through the pictures again, telling us of his amazing adventures on hikes this year.
  6. Next Meeting
    Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 7:00 PM.  Elections.


Executive Committee, September 6, 2016

attendees: Michael Humphrey, Bill Zimmermann, Monika Hahues, Jim Buyens, Ted Tenny
  1. Revision of the Trip Release Form (Chuck Parsons)
    Add to the first sentence, “, including those risks and dangers inherent in driving to and from the activity.” Approved.
    AI [Ted] → Put the updated form on the web.
  2. Planning for the party on October 22 (Monika Hahues)
    It is a work in progress.
    AI [Michael] → Set up a web site for members to accept their invitation.
    AI [Michael] → Prepare to briefly present the club’s history.
    AI [Michael] → Invite club co-founder Jeannie Van Lew.
  3. Web Hosting (Ted Tenny)
    Pay an additional $ 239.76 for web hosting now, or later?
    Later, when the account comes up for renewal.
  4. Ted’s estate planning (Ted Tenny)
    Ted handed out a page which refers to A2 Hosting, plus a few other changes. It tells where everything is on Ted’s computer at home.
    AI [Ted] → Make a disk of all the club files for Michael at the November meeting.
  5. Insurance (Monika Hahues)
    Paid for 2016-2017.
  6. Who will run the September 20 club meeting?
    Ted.
    AI [Michael] → Find out whether we need a new location.
  7. NXP Health Fair, Tuesday, September 27 (Sherry Hatch)
    Declined.
    AI [Michael] → Send a reply to the email inviting us.
  8. VA Health Fair, Thursday, November 17 (Chuck Parsons)
    Chuck and Ted will represent the club.
  9. Key Rings (Ted Tenny)
    We’re almost out of key rings: could buy another 1000 for $590.00. Monika suggested we buy whistles instead.
    AI [Monika] → Follow up on the purchase of whistles with the club logo.
  10. Rules for Awarding Hike Miles (Jim Buyens)
    Jim handed out a set of rules.
    AI [Jim] → Make the rules into a web page.
  11. Officer Candidates for 2017
    Michael, Bill, Monika and Ted are eligible to run again, and intend to.


July 2016

Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Meeting Minutes
July 19, 2016, 7:00 PM
Old Chicago, 1656 S. Alma School, Mesa
  1. Welcome, Introductions
  2. Reports
    President [Michael Humphrey]
    For the first half of the year we’ve had 53 hikes on 47 hiking days. Other topics were from the Executive Committee meeting on June 28.
    Treasurer [Michael Humphrey for Monika Hahues]
    As of July 19, the club has 134 paid members and a bank balance of $7,054.77.
    Webmaster [Ted Tenny]
    The move from Globat to A2 Hosting is done. Our web pages should be loading faster. Please let me know if you see any problems.
    Statistician [Jim Buyens]
    Michael and then Jim are in the lead for miles hiked with the club. The top carpool drivers are Michael then Andy. The club has hiked 5,567 miles so far in 2016.
  3. Previous Hikes
    May 21 Granite Mountain PrescottMonika Hahues
    May 28Woodchute Mountain JeromeJohn Richa
    May 28Colcord Canyon Mogollon RimBill Zimmermann
    June 4Col. Devin Trail Mogollon RimMichael Humphrey
    June 9-14North Rim Camping Grand CanyonChuck Parsons
    June 18Gooseberry Springs Happy JackDave French
    June 25Schultz Creek Loop FlagstaffGabe McConnell
    June 25Hangman Trail Mogollon RimBill Zimmermann
    July 2Rim to Highline Mogollon RimTed Tenny
    July 2Mount Elden Loop FlagstaffJim Buyens
    July 9Blue Ridge Mogollon RimMichael Humphrey
    July 16AZT passage 30b FlagstaffDave French
  4. Upcoming Hikes
    July 23 AZT passage 30c FlagstaffDave French
    July 30Fisher Point FlagstaffJim Buyens
    Aug. 6<<open>>   
    Aug. 13Sycamore Rim WilliamsJim Buyens
    Aug. 20Mt. Lemmon TucsonMichael Humphrey
    Aug. 27<<open>>   
    Sept. 3<<open>>   
    Sept. 10Walnut Meadows FlagstaffTed Tenny
    Sept. 17<<open>>   
  5. Guest Speaker: Bryan D. Hughes
    subject: rattlesnakes
    Bryan gave an informative talk about rattlesnakes in Arizona. Most people who are bitten are doing something really dumb, like picking up the snake. None of the common first aid methods do any good: you need to get to the hospital as soon as you can. He showed slides of many different kinds of snakes in Arizona.
    Bryan works for Rattlesnake Solutions. They remove snakes from people’s property every day. The snakes are then released, usually within a quarter mile.
  6. Next Meeting
    Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 7:00 PM.


Executive Committee, June 28, 2016

attendees: Michael Humphrey, Bill Zimmermann, Jim Buyens, Monika Hahues, Ted Tenny
  1. Hiking Miles
    On camping trips, the hikes described in advance in the write-up will be counted.
  2. Radios
    Some of the radios need to be replaced.
    AI [Michael] → Buy 4 or 6 new radios.
  3. 3rd Club Pack
    Twice this year we have had three hikes on the same day. A 3rd pack would mean that one of the leaders wouldn’t have to go without. However, there would be another pack to locate and manage.
    AI [Michael] → Buy the equipment needed for another club pack.
  4. Web Server Change
    We’ve hit a snag in the move from Globat to A2 Hosting. WHOIS had an outdated email address for Ted, and wasn’t able to contact him to correct it.
    AI [Ted] → Finish the job and notify everyone.
  5. Key Rings
    We have less than 100 of the green key rings left. Ted thinks key rings of a different color would be a better choice than luggage tags, because people drive more often than they travel. We could buy recent hike leaders a clothing article with the club logo.
    AI [all] → Think of the best promotional item.
  6. 20th Year Party
    It will include a catered dinner at Leisure World on October 22. Monika sent out pictures of the facility. The party will be free to paid members, each of whom may bring one guest. Most of the arrangements still have to be made.
    AI [Bill] → Make the reservation at Leisure World.
    AI [Monika] → Compose an email announcing the party to paid members.
    AI [Monika] → Invite Chuck to give a 15-minute talk on the history of the club.
    AI [Ted] → Put an announcement on the calendar, when possible.


May 2016

Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Meeting Minutes
May 17, 2016, 7:00 PM
Old Chicago, 1656 S. Alma School, Mesa
  1. Welcome, Introductions
  2. Reports
    President [Michael Humphrey]
    The club had 35 hikes during the first part of the year. There are open dates on the calendar in July and August. Amazingly, no hikes in Flagstaff have been scheduled.
    Treasurer [Monika Hahues]
    As of May 17, the club has 135 paid members and a bank balance of $6694.77. Some of the members have not renewed. Our biggest bill, insurance, is coming.
    Webmaster [Ted Tenny]
    With multiple hikes on weekends, I’ve been sending an email with links to the hike descriptions, instead of multiple emails or a long, wordy email. My message includes the leader’s email address. If you are interested in a hike, please don’t hit “Reply”. Instead, send an email to the leader whose address I provide.
    Statistician [Jim Buyens]
    Michael is our leading hiker so far, with Jim second, Tamar third. Chuck and Ted are tied with the most hikes led, 5 each.
  3. Previous Hikes
    Mar. 19 Spur Cross Tonto Nat. ForestJim Buyens
    Mar. 19-22Backpack Reavis RanchMichael Humphrey
    Mar. 26Jacob’s Crosscut SuperstitionsChuck Parsons
    Apr. 2Union Hills Loop PhoenixTed Tenny
    Apr. 7Tule Canyon SuperstitionsBill Zimmermann
    Apr. 9Harquahala Peak SalomeChuck Parsons
    Apr. 9Telegraph Pass South MountainTamar Gottfried
    Apr. 16 Courthouse Loop SedonaTed Tenny
    Apr. 16 Goldwater Lake PrescottJim Buyens
    Apr. 23Moscow Peak Loop PrescottBill Zimmermann
    Apr. 23Groom Peak Loop PrescottJim Buyens
    Apr. 30Agua Fria River Badger SpringsMichael Humphrey
    Apr. 30Scorpion-Pyramid SedonaMark Purcell
    May 7Jim Thompson Trail SedonaChuck Parsons
    May 14Willow Lake PrescottJohn Richa
    May 14Horton Creek Loop PaysonTamar Gottfried
  4. Upcoming Hikes
    May 21 Granite Mountain PrescottMonika Hahues
    May 28Woodchute Mountain JeromeJohn Richa
    June 4Col. Devin Trail Mogollon RimMichael Humphrey
    June 9-14North Rim Camping Grand CanyonChuck Parsons
    June 18AZ Trail, passage 29 Happy JackDave French
    June 25<<open>>   
    July 2Rim to Highline Mogollon RimTed Tenny
    July 9Blue Ridge Mogollon RimMichael Humphrey
    July 16<<open>>   
  5. Guest Speaker: Michael Humphrey
    subject: You are going camping, so what should you bring?
        Michael presented a slide show on the equipment you should bring on car and backpacking camping trips. Electronic versions are available on request. Pictures from Arizona Trailblazers camping and backpacking trips were shown.
  6. Next Meeting
    Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 7:00 PM


Executive Committee, May 5, 2016

attendees:
Michael Humphrey, Monika Hahues, Ted Tenny
  1. AZHC Treasury
    Monika reported that there is a surplus. The club takes in $1000 more than it spends in a year. For $1000 we could throw a catered party for paid members and their guests, in September or October. Our club was founded in 1996 by Tom and Jeannie Van Lew as the Motorola Hiking Club, so it would be a 20th anniversary celebration.
    AI [Monika] → Plan the party.
    AI [Michael] → Find out about Superstition Search & Rescue, who might provide a guest speaker in 2017.
  2. Reimbursement of Carpool Drivers
    Costs need to be shared. However, if the only passenger has to pay all expenses, they might well decide to drive instead. After much discussion we decided on a guidline of $5 (local), $10 (Prescott, Mogollon Rim), $15 (Sedona, Tucson), $20 (Flagstaff), etc. Gas prices are always changing. The amount of reimbursement is, of course, up to the carpool driver; but the driver must explain ahead of time if it’s going to cost more.
  3. Dignity Health June Safety Fairs
    Three people responded. We can cover two of these events, or one.
    AI [Michael] → Decide which volunteers will represent the club where, and when.
  4. Club Representation at Health Fairs
    We can do them if club members are willing. No one knows for sure if the people who attended these events have gone on to hike with us.
  5. Web Hosting
    Our Globat plan expires on August 8, 2016. It will not be renewed. Ted has already told Globat the plan will not be renewed, and why.
    AI [Ted] → No later than July, switch to a different web hosting company.


March 2016

Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Meeting Minutes
March 15, 2016, 7:00 PM
Old Chicago, 1656 S. Alma School, Mesa
  1. Welcome, Introductions
  2. Reports
    President [Michael Humphrey]
    •  The club is growing. Twice this year we’ve had 3 hikes on the same day.
    We’re looking into standardizing the carpool gas payments.
    Treasurer [Monika Hahues]
    As of March 15 the club has 138 paid members; however, 6 memberships that expired in November and December and 8 that expired in January haven’t been renewed yet. The bank balance as of 3/14/16 is $6,282.94.
    Secretary [Ted Tenny]
    Things to keep in mind when sending in events for the AZHC calendar:
    •  When we have multiple events on the same day, links are sent instead of multiple emails or a very long email.
    People have complained about non-Trailblazer events, so I don’t send them.
    •  Attachments are never forwarded. Once I got in trouble for forwarding an email attachment which turned out to contain a virus. It won’t happen again.
    Statistician [Jim Buyens]
    Monika Hahues is currently leading in miles hiked with the club. We are starting to track carpool miles driven. So far in 2016 we’ve had 20 events with 13 leaders.
  3. Previous Hikes   
    Jan. 23 AZ Trailblazers Awards Usery Mtn. ParkMichael Humphrey
    Jan. 30House Mountain CornvilleMark Purcell
    Feb. 6Aylors Caballo SuperstitionsMichael Humphrey
    Feb. 11O’Grady Canyon SuperstitionsBill Zimmermann
    Feb. 13Bulldog Canyon to River GoldfieldsTed Tenny
    Feb. 13Palomino Mountain SuperstitionsNancy Anderson
    Feb. 13Tom’s Thumb ScottsdaleMonika Hahues
    Feb. 20Indian Mesa Lake PleasantLance Ware
    Feb. 27White Tank Mountain PhoenixChuck Parsons
    Mar. 5 Picacho Peak TusconLin Chao Yen
    Mar. 5 GoJohn/Quartz Loop Cave CreekGabrielle McConnell
    Mar. 12 Garden Valley SuperstitionsTed Tenny
    Mar. 12 Seven Springs Tonto Nat. ForestJim Buyens
    Mar. 12 Wasson Peak TucsonQuy Nguyen
  4. Upcoming Hikes
    Mar. 19 Spur Cross Tonto Nat. ForestJim Buyens
    Mar. 19-22Backpack Reavis RanchMichael Humphrey
    Mar. 26Jacob’s Crosscut SuperstitionsChuck Parsons
    Apr. 2Union Hills Loop PhoenixTed Tenny
    Apr. 9Harquahala Peak SalomeChuck Parsons
    Apr. 16 Courthouse Loop SedonaTed Tenny
    Apr. 23Circle Trail PrescottQuy Nguyen
    Apr. 30Agua Fria River Badger SpringsMichael Humphrey
    May 7West Fork Trail SedonaChuck Parsons
    May 14<<open>>   
  5. Hike Leader Training
       Will be on April 2 on the Union Hills Loop hike. Please join us if you have ever thought of leading a hike for the Trailblazers.
  6. Guest Speaker
    Jerry Lang
    subject: Close Encounters with Insect Life on the Trail
       Jerry presented a slide show about venemous arthropods found in Arizona, including scorpions, wasps, bees, ants, spiders, ticks, chiggers, flies, centipedes, blister beetles, caterpillars, and other wilderness species. Most of us have been stung or bitten. Every hiker should take the precautions which he recommends.
  7. Next Meeting
    Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 7:00 PM at Old Chicago.


Executive Committee, March 1, 2016

attendees:
Michael Humphrey, Monika Hahues, Ted Tenny, Jim Buyens, Bill Zimmermann
  1. Web Hosting
    The move away from Globat has been postponed because Ted’s work-around – using a different email address to send out club notices – has been successful so far. Our Globat account expires on August 8, 2016, and will not be renewed.
    AI [Ted] → No later than July, switch to a different web hosting company.
  2. Hike Leader Training
    Set for April 2. Jim will be the instructor.
  3. Expired Email Addresses
    Email addresses change. Some people are really good about notifying us, while other people don’t bother. Certain addresses on our list get returned as undeliverable.
    AI [all] → When you find an updated email address, send it to the other club officers. If a club member’s email address stops working, try to call them, once.
  4. Emails to the Club Mailing List
    • attachments never forwarded — Ted got in trouble one time for forwarding an email attachment which turned out to contain a virus. It won’t happen again.
    • multiple events on the same day — links are sent instead of a very long email.
    • non-Trailblazer events — people have complained about receiving them, so Ted doesn’t send them.
  5. Sharing Driving Expenses
    Bill proposed a formula based on mileage and the cost of gasoline.
    AI [Bill] → Send the formula to the other club officers for comments.
  6. Carpool Driving Awards
    Some folks prefer to drive, while others don’t.
    AI [Jim] → Send the idea for carpool driving awards to the other club officers.
  7. Luggage Tags
    Many companies can make customized luggage tags with our name and logo on one side. We’ll finish giving away the key rings before ordering something else.
  8. Guest Speakers for 2016
    We need speakers for the May 17, July 19, and November 15 club meetings.
    AI [Jim] → Contact the people on our list about speaking at these meetings.
    • If all else fails, Michael and then Ted will be on standby.
  9. AZHC Treasury
    If there is too much money in the Treasury, the club can make a donation to an Arizona volunteer wilderness rescue oeganization.


January 2016

Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Meeting Minutes
January 19, 2016, 7:00 PM
Old Chicago, 1656 S. Alma School, Mesa
  1. Reports
    President [Michael Humphrey]
    Don’t miss the Arizona Trailblazers Awards and Hike at Usery Mountain Park this Saturday, January 23.
    Treasurer [Monika Hahues]
    As of January 19, the club has 123 paid members and a bank balance of $5267.94. Our net income for the past year was $1153.26.
    Webmaster [Ted Tenny]
    Globat is being replaced by iPage as the club’s web host provider.
  2. Previous Hikes   
    Nov. 18-21 Backpack Aravaipa CanyonMichael Humphrey
    Nov. 21 Hangover Loop SedonaChuck Parsons
    Nov. 21 Swing-Set Mine MazatzalsBill Zimmermann
    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 Christiansen Trail PhoenixJim Buyens
    Dec. 31 Hidden Valley South MountainLin Chao Yen
    Jan. 1 Iron Dike MazatzalsBill Zimmermann
    Jan. 2 West Goldfield Vista GoldfieldsTed Tenny
    Jan. 9 Apache Wash Loop PhoenixChuck Parsons
    Jan. 9 Second Water Ridge SuperstitionsBill Zimmermann
    Jan. 16 Pipeline Canyon Lake PleasantGabrielle McConnell
  3. Upcoming Hikes   
    Jan. 23 AZ Trailblazers Awards Usery Mtn. ParkMichael Humphrey
    Jan. 30House Mountain CornvilleMark Purcell
    Feb. 6Aylors Caballo SuperstitionsDave French
    Feb. 13Bulldog Canyon to River GoldfieldsTed Tenny
    Feb. 20Indian Mesa Lake PleasantLance Ware
    Feb. 27White Tank Mountain PhoenixChuck Parsons
    Mar. 5 Picacho Peak TusconLin Chao Yen
    Mar. 12 Garden Valley SuperstitionsTed Tenny
    Mar. 12 Seven Springs Tonto Nat. ForestJim Buyens
  4. Guest Speaker: Ted Tenny
    subject: Amazing Adventures on Superstition Hikes
        Arizona’s starkly beautiful mountains are best seen on foot. As an Arizona hiker since 1961 and full-time resident of the state for 25 years, Ted has found out-of-the-way hikes in the Superstitions and all around Arizona that are too often overlooked. His first person narratives of hikes in the Superstition Wilderness include unexpected discoveries, and sometimes, things which didn’t quite go according to plan.
  5. Next Meeting
    Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 7:00 PM, Old Chicago.


Executive Committee, January 13, 2016

attendees: Michael Humphrey, Bill Zimmermann, Monika Hahues, Monika Moreland, Jim Buyens, Ted Tenny
  1. Internet Provider
    Ted presented a plan to replace Globat with iPage. It was approved.
    AI [Ted] → Set up a new account with iPage. Move our web site to it.
    AI [Ted] → Set up email addresses for the club officers.
  2. Awards
    Jim gave the award certificates to Michael.
    AI [Michael] → Buy REI gift cards to be handed out.
  3. Ethnic Potluck
    Saturday, January 23, at Usery Mountain Park. There will be plenty of food.
    AI [Monika] → Buy paper plates, plasticware, cups, napkins, trash bags.
  4. Handoff to New Officers
    Treasurer materials were handed off. Monika Hahues still needs a Post Office box.
    Bill Zimmermann will replace Chuck Parsons as Statutory Agent.
    AI [Monika] → Arrange for a P.O. Box.
    AI [Bill] → Get together with Chuck to sign the forms.
  5. Dues Schedule
    It’s the Treasurer’s call. In the past the club has tried having all dues paid in January, but people can join the club any time of the year.
  6. Hike Leader Training
    Jim has a plan to cover the steps in leading a hike. We decided to have Hike Leader Training in 2016.
    AI [Ted] → Set up a leader training hike in March or April.
  7. Including appointed officers on the Executive Committee
    Jim Buyens, Statsitician, was chosen.
  8. Communications
    Michael received an email about hiking from Ryan Katz of the Arizona Coyotes.
    AI [Michael] → Reply to Ryan’s email.
  9. Guest Speakers for 2016
    We already have guest speakers for January 19 and March 15.
    AI [all] → Find speakers for May 17, July 19, September 20, November 15.

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