Meeting Minutes 9/29: deep fried chipmunk butt cheeks

HELLO BOC!

Tonight’s meeting began with a special announcement by Ada about Teach for America. We learned a little about the brutal reality of injustice in education and how you can try to close the gap when you graduate by joining the corps! Keep an eye out for an email about an info session on 10/14

ANNOUNCEMENTS

-Hallie had to cancel the canoeing trip because not enough people had whitewater experience. Sad face. Or, as Charles pointed out, he has it, but he’s busy. SO not enough people had experience and were free. BUMMER CITY.

-the Eroom is retiring skis, poles, an boots. This is VINTAGE. VERY STYLISH. If you want ‘em, come by Eroom Friday 4-5 to get your second hand ski equipment.

-Because of this odd string of humidity, the eroom door is getting cranky and not closing properly. If you’re leaving the Eroom, make SURE the door is closed TIGHTLY/ if you walk by and you see it open, scurry over and SHUT IT because we got a lotta moneys worth of stuff in there and it would suck if we lost it.

-Clambake went super well… except Usave is charging us a fee because the vans smelled so strongly of lobster when we returned them.

-MBdubs wants you to know that he’s CHANGING DATES for the ambiguous rescue class. It’s a 2 hour rescue seminar, with basics like what to do if you get lost in the woods. Now it is 11/5 from 7-10 pm. Email him at: mbakerwh@bates.edu if you’re interested. HE NEEDS CONFIRMATIONS!!

-Judy needs people who were beta testing PN60s to return them to the e-room. I don’t know what this means, Matt told me it was over my head so I’ll just let the important people deal with that stuff.

-Meathead film COMING TO BATES 10/27. Always really fun screening PLUS free stuff given out like candy. Although, I like candy a lot…Will there be candy too??

-Next we moved to the discussion of Shawnee peak, which kellen kept calling shwanyee. Every BOCer gets a free pass and a dude is coming next week to talk this up.

-Also on the subject of Swananananyeee mountain, apparently there will be a sick obstacle course real soon, called “the ultimate challenge”? In OCt? Made by an army man? Who knows, this is all hearsay, rumor, lies!!! keep an eye out for more info

-JOB ALERT. WIlderness ventures in Jackson Hole has a rep coming in november

-Hansen wants everyone who uses the trailer to know that the hitch is 1 and 7/8 inch ball. Tell USAVE!! But first we have to get it back from Usave… they have it…oops

GEAR

-The light is out on the trailer. We needa fix it!! Mike suggests using the “N-64″ method, then made blowing noises and elaborate hand motions. I dont have faith that…

-We voted YES on trading in one of our big chainsaws to “reggie” and buying a lil’guy for trailwork.

-We voted yes on trail tools becasue Ursula doesn’t want to ruin her back and then MBW tried to air-five her across the room but it didn’t work out well… how embarrassing…

-Matt wants to get our axes SHARPENENEENEED but he didn’t do research about price. Keep an eye for more info

-For the maine rock gym, we decided that those interested should just buy day passes for the time being (about $15) and save the receipts to be reimbursed. After a month, we’ll check out if we wanna splurge for the passes (like $500 for 3 months… wowza)

-Wanna bring some ski movies? The Way I See It for $200 or Matchstick for $300. Matt brings up equality and insists on a snowboard movie. To be continued…

TRIPS!!

(This is not a trip, BEN!) Ski reps are selling ski passes in commons. $340 and it pays for itself. BUT it also comes with 5 free days in BIG SKY MONTANA. Ben wants to road trip over feb break. Crazy? Crazy fun… But mostly just crazy. Get at him for more info… blatham@bates.edu

-MY FAVORITE KIND OF TRIP! Hallie’s leading a sunrise paddle on Tues. Keep an eye out for email, it’s first come first serve. Paddle lake auburn, see the sunrise, head to the farm for breakfast (or if you have an 8 am… to class). Kellen and I made a short list of the ways in which this trip can go wrong which we’ve compiled over the past two years, I’d be happy to elaborate but you can approach me personally if you wanna know the deets.

-Amanda’s going hiking Sunday, something moderate. She wants COLOR! And SWIMMING!? Look for an email.

-Parents Wknd work trip on our section of AT. Talk to Ursula .. usandstr@bates.edu

-Judy has some 90th anniversary events that need student leaders with WFA. 10/9 (parents weekend) Paddle Gulf Island Pond. 10/23 (oct break) Ken Spaulding is taking a trip to Puzzle mtn. Get in touch with Judy if you’re interested!

-Brian wants to go to indoor skatepark in Rye. He was apparently directed to us by the shred club, probably because they have no budget. Look for an email!

-Presi relay isn’t happening because Tufts forgot to get a permit (stupid jumbos!!!) INSTEAD, though, they’re throwing down in their cabin for a sick weekend of games and crumpets and cool things. But it’s parents weekend. Look for an email from Mike.

-ANYONE GOING SAILING THIS WEEKEND… is your paperwork in?? Let’s get nautical!

-Katahdin is 15-16. Unfortunately, Hallie and I can’t go because we’re in a play. Hallie is very upset about this. Give her a hug if you see her, and then tell her that you believe her when she says iron chef was her idea.

-Matt has the intention of doing a sunrise hike…soon…maybe…?

STORIES

-Ana was in wellfleet over the summer, got caught up having TOO MUCH FUN cycling… then got stuck on the wrong shore, had to ford the ocean carrying her bike to get back home to her remote island. Way to go Ana!

-Kat went to Egypt this summer (SO BADASS!!!) to study BATS!! (Here, matt insisted I insert a bat joke). Things got a bit “batty” when the group was rowdy, however, they caught like 20 bats which was wayyy over normal amounts… there were so many bats that kat had to stuff some in her cargo pockets but that’s cool because I hear thats really in this season. So stylish

-KC’s aesop sounded great until they got to the last night and some randos toting pistols and chainsaws pulled up at midnight looking to party…Then as I understand it, some rabid bulldog demons appeared and fought each other…NOICE!

Whew! Lots of stuff going on with BOC– get involved!!

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