So, here we are, the beginning of a new membership year. In this month’s newsletter, we have:
- President Armand Gutierrez’s President’s Message
- Armand’s Membership and Jackson Hole report
- Jackson Hole flyer and sign up form, trip date : Jan 24-31, 2015
Jake the Ski Fool says “follow me to Jackson Hole for our 2015 ski week trip.” NSC has not been to Jackson Hole since 2001 and it’s time to make a return trip. There’s a new big “Red Tram” to whisk us to the top, Corbet’s Couloir for the insane skiers, the Vertical Foot Club, and perhaps a moose or two on the slopes….
- Hoyt Nelson’s Fall Creek Hike in Cowell Redwoods Park on June 22
Join Hoyt in another of his fun hikes. Probably no concrete slides on this hike, but lush verdant views! Get in touch with your arboreal self…
- Annual BBQ Picnic and General Meeting at Las Palmas Park, Sunnyvale on August 9
Renew acquaintances, make new ones, meet your officers at the annual BBQ picnic!
- Mountain View Obon Festival beer booth - July 19-20
Volunteer for the beer booth. NSC has some of the most impressive beer drinkers, come help out or buy some beer!
Editor’s Opinion In Armand’s President’s Message for this month, he describes the board composition and the absence of general elections for the 2014-2015 membership year. Armand surmises that the membership is happy with the board and its management of the club and the direction the board is taking. I would like to offer a differing opinion. I contend that one does not know how the membership feels without elections or taking a survey. While continuity is good, new blood could be better. Some of the board members have been tirelessly fulfilling for years.
Some of us would like to relinquish our positions and move on. We don’t really know how the membership feels, or perhaps, you’re apathetic, assuming that the club will take care of itself while you enjoy all that the club has to offer. Hopefully, this has given you something on which to ponder and make the decision to step up and become a member active in the running of your club. ~ your Ed. ~
Snow activities in summer!
So, the day before Memorial Day, I ran another marathon, but I had this urge for snow, so 4 days later, I was climbing to the top of Mount Shasta at 14,179 feet with crampons on my feet, helmet on my noggin and ice axe in hand. It was an arduous two day adventure, but very rewarding. Read about my adventure here: << Mt Shasta climb >>