Yesterday was election day and here are the election results!
The new Eboard will not be effective immediately so please still get ahold of the board members from this year if needs be.
Bikes of all types!
This Saturday April 15th, the MSU surplus store will be having their annual Spring Bike Sale. It will be from 9-2pm at the Surplus Store which is located on Farm Lane just south of Service Road. There will be around 500 bikes of all conditions, some ridable and some that need some work. If you have any questions about purchasing a bike Dan Durbin will be there to answer any questions you have.
Campus to Coast
We are still looking for volunteers so come out and give us a hand. You’ll be able to watch the paddlers paddle, water move, and have fun with friends! Volunteer at a campsite and get a night in for the 40 Night Challenge.
There will be a short mandatory meeting for volunteers and participants right after the OC meeting on Monday.
Also, here is a message from Dan Durbin regarding C2C. V V V
Campus To Coast update, If you guys have not noticed the water levels have risen dramatically and have become a safety concern. These water levels have made it impossible to clear out the red cedar, and made paddling under certain bridges impossible. With current conditions being what they are we have decided to remove the red cedar from the race course this year. We will be starting the race in Lansing instead; we have not finalized our new start location, but will have one posted soon. I apologize for any inconvenient but your safety is our number one concern. Please execute extreme caution while training for the race the river is very dangerous, paddle in groups, wear you PFD, and use common sense. If you have any question please comment or reach out to me directly. Also You have to have your money by Friday this week after that there will be a 10$ late fee.
Campus to Coast Race Director
P.S. – Shoutout to George Stockman for counting our votes!
Hope you had a good weekend, and you’re looking forward to another week of outdoorsy activities. Here’s what went down at the meeting.
Learn to Backpack
Learn to backpack is this weekend, and it is FULL. Sorry guy and gals that wanted to get on this trip. Sydney Clark will be sending out a more detailed itinerary and packing list in the next day or two, so keep checking your inboxes for that. There will also be a suggested food list, and much more detail. Whoah! How cool is that?!?
Campus to Coast
Want to have a chance to volunteer for a super cool event? And get to meet paddling legends? And get to cheer on other paddlers? Well, the list goes on and on. If you’re free the weekend of April 21st, then you should volunteer for campus to coast (if you’re not already doing anything *cough* racing *cough*). You must be able to volunteer for at least 4 hours, and you also get a free meal and shirt for volunteering. What a great deal! If you’re interested in signing up to volunteer, just head on over to this link.
IMPORTANT!! Money for the race is due on Friday, April 7th, and the last chance to drop is Monday April 10th. The payment must be paid in either cash or check. I repeat. CASH OR CHECK. No fancy electronic venmo or whatnot. If you’re writing a check, make it payable to “MSU Outdoors Club”. Give the payment to either Dan Durbin or Vanessa Thomas.
DIY Canoe Rack
2 hours, and 4 Home Depot employees later, this was complete. If you want to know how a canoe rack was made, talk to Vanessa for more info.
BANFF Movie Festival
This is going to take place in Ann Arbor on April 11th from 7pm-10pm. If there is enough interest, there might be a carpool organized, so be sure to check the facebook page. If you want more information on what exactly this festival is, check out this link!
These are next Monday, so they are coming up fast! If you’re thinking of running and haven’t done so already, email Eleanor so she can get an idea of who is running. The positions are:
-President (1 year on eboard prior)
-Treasurer (1 year on eboard prior)
-Public Relations (2)
-Gear Manager (2)
If you’re interested in running for any of those positions, then I would recommend talking to the current eboard member who holds that position. This is how the eboard elections will run:
-Give a 2-3 minute speech
-You will be asked questions after the speeches
-Then members will vote
You must be a paying member in order to vote, and must have your membership card. If you have any questions, contact Eleanor.
OC Easter Egg Hunt
Are you staying on campus for Easter? Well, if so, you should participate in the Easter egg hunt this year. This is pretty much a scavenger hunt, except with Moosejaw flags. Pretty much, whoever collects the most flags wins! Winning team gets a new OC t shirt too. Find a team of about 2-3 people, and sign up on the google doc that will be posted soon. If you don’t have a team then no worries! Just post on the facebook page or sign up anyways, and we’ll pair you with someone! This event will take place on April 15th at 1:00pm at the rock.
That’s all folks! Hope you have a great week!
Pun of the week: A clock that is hungry goes back four seconds.
Hope to see you all soon!
Today was the last day to order shirts sorry y’all, we have old ones in the gear room.
Learn to Backpack weekend and is coming up April 7th to the 9th. This trip is along the Manistee River Trail. There is a cap of 35 people and its filling up fast so if you’re interested sign up in the google doc. For more information check out the Facebook event page.
The cost of this trip is $10 to assure payment to the drivers, we know things happen and feel this will make things easier.
This Friday the Patagonia Worn Wear Tour is coming to the rock!
Be there early with one item of clothing, any brand, that you’d like to be fixed. They’ll make it stylish.
Sadly they only fix 40 items per day and 1 per customer. If there are 41 people in line and you are the last one what do you think will happen? If you want it fixed then get there early. It sounds like a competition to me.
Starts at 9am, so that means be there earlier unless you just wanna watch.
There will be a Compass Navigation Workshop held in the Map Library on April 3rd from 4 to 5 pm.
More information and registration click here.
By the way you missed a great presentation by Ayla, one of our gear managers, about paddling the Huron river. Why should you paddle the Huron? Its freakin sweeet, and it gives you the chance to paddle to Lake Erie!
BANFF Mountain Film Festival
Advance tickets: $12/students; $15/others
At the Door: $15/students; $17/others
A rides list will be made if enough people express interest. You could go and climb before at Planet Rock which is about 10 min away, just an idea.
603 E. Liberty St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Campus to Coast : April 21st-April 23rd
Contact me if you are interested in the 40 Night challenge or have more nights to add. Go sleep outside, get 40 nights and then go on a cool backpacking trip with those who made it! You have until September so you have plenty of time!
Have a great week!
OC Bar Crawl (21+)
There’s going to be a barcrawl this Friday, March 24th. We are going to be starting at Vanessa’s and Eleanor’s house at 6. From there we’re going to start the official bar crawl at crunchy’s at 6. Bring money for booze and tips, and you don’t have to buy a drink at every bar. Here is our itinerary for the night in case you wanna drop in and say hello! Also keep checking the event page, as Vanessa will be posting updates about where we are.
If anyone’s interested in this event, check out the facebook page for more info!
The OC shirts are almost here! They’re going to be going to be long sleeve synthetic, and will cost $15. The last day to place orders will be March 27th. Bring your money to Eleanor. Also, this is what they’ll look like:
Manistee River Trip
Amela Fili is hosting a backpacking trip to the Manistee River from March 31st – April 2nd. If you’re interested in going on this trip, contact her or sign up on this sweet google doc.
Learn to Backpack
If you want to try out backpacking, then come on our learn to backpack trip! Its going to be the weekend of April 7th, and the cost will be $10 for gas. If you don’t have gear, feel free to post on the page, or check out gear from the gear room. We will be going up to Manistee River Trail (the same place that Amela is going the week before), and it might be cold so layer up. You’ll be in teams of about 7 people with a leader, and you’ll learn all the essentials of backpacking. The last day to drop is Monday, April 3rd. If you’re interested in this trip, sign up on the google doc, or contact Sydney Clark for more info.
Patagonia Worn Wear Tour
Do you have any sort of clothes that are in need of repair? Well, in an effort to divert clothing from landfills, Patagonia is coming to MSU and will repair and of your clothes in need (Patagonia or not) for free! Check out the facebook page for more info and specific times/locations.
Campus to Coast
Registration is closed, but we are looking for volunteers! Any amount of time you can give the weekend of April 24th would be greatly appreciated. It is also a way to get familiar with the event in preparation for next year! Visit Campus to Coast 2017 for more info.
Pun of the week: Eating a clock is very time consuming.