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Meeting Minutes

March 6th, 2009

  • Location: Hicks 110
  • Time: 4:00 pm
  • Present: about 15 people
  • Secretary: ty

Kalamazoo Outing Club Meeting Minutes

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Hicks 110, 4:00-5:00 pm

--Arboretum trip for march 7th is set and ready to go.  First come-first serve basis.  High chance of rain and thunderstorms.  It’s going to be great.

--A few people are looking into a hopeful trip for either the 2nd or 3rd weekend on spring term.  All those interested in making this happen should start doing research and be able to present by next meeting if not earlier.  If you want to know who is already working on what, post a question on the facebook group page. 

      Overnight trip to the Dunes on Lake Michigan.  No more than 1.5 hours away by car.  Leaving Friday afternoon and arriving later that evening.  Setting up base camp and using Friday night and Saturday morning to just walk around and explore the dunes area.  Leaving Saturday afternoon/evening and retuning to campus no later than 8:00 pm Saturday night.

     Logistics to look into:

            -Where exactly we want to go to


            -Van rentals

            -Food (Friday night dinner there or box-dinner from Sodexho, Saturday breakfast and lunch.)  Remember to think about any medical dietary concerns

            -Maps of the park---if we are just doing a day hike on Saturday, then there might be something for free off the internet or at the park office

--Memorial weekend overnight or three day trip.  We need to start working on this now.  Memorial weekend is a big camping time and we don’t want to put it off till the last minute.  Possibly thinking of doing a backpacking trip on the North Country Trail near a section that is about 30 minutes east of Grand Rapids.

--Tentative canoe trip (Day trip) scheduled for either May 15,16, or 17th in combination with the chapel.

--Funding idea to so a deposit can drive after finals.  Contact Joanne Robillard and/or Halcy Derks.

-Day of gracious living (DOGL).  Thinking about coming up with a pre-planned trip so that when we know it’s happening, we can immediately announce our plans.

-Idea of doing an overnight trip to South Haven.  Bike from K to there on a Saturday.  Spend the night in a campground, ride back on Sunday.  Have a van follow us carrying all our gear.  Possibly in June?

 --For all those interested in creating their own trip for one of the weekends mentioned above or for a different time all together, please go the reference page on the website.  This will at least point you in the right direction.

-Finally, our next meeting will be after spring break.  Tuesday, March 31st, 2009.  Hicks 110, 4:30-5:30/6:00.  Come one, come all!!!!