May to mid-June 2016 ACTIVITY SCOREBOARD

Re-issued to correct a couple of errors in the first pass … sorry.

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We’re having a great start to our Spring /Summer season. In May there were 20 outings posted on the calendar, from urban walks, tennis and social dining to some first forays into the mountains (well, the foothills, anyway). And we conducted a very successful AGM with  “international pot luck” ordoeuvre’s and refreshments, AND we elected a new Executive for 2016-2017. In June so far, we’ve hiked and scrambled, played tennis, enjoyed the Lilac Festival, danced till the wee hours to the rock sounds of the “Old as Dirt Band” at the Triwood Community Centre, and participated in Trails Fest with Friends of Kananaskis. A pretty busy schedule, all ‘n all.

A few highlights:

May 1 Yamnuska Scramble

May 1 Yamnuska Scramble

May 7 Mesa Butte

May 7 Mesa Butte

 

May 11 Bowmont Park Pride Rock

May 11 Bowmont Park – Pride Rock

May 25 Johnsons Canyon

May 25 Johnson’s Canyon

May 31 AGM

May 31 AGM

June 4 Exshaw Pass

June 4 Exshaw Pass

June 5 Lilac Festival

June 5 Lilac Festival

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June 8 Wind Ridge

Trails Fest - Promoting Core

June 11 Trails Fest – Promoting Core

June 12 Sandy McNabb

June 12 Sandy McNabb Park

June 17 Scramble Mt Lipalian - Some people just can't let go of winter!

June 17 Scramble Mt Lipalian – Some people just can’t let go of winter!

For more “expedition” photos, check out the CORE photo albums (under the Activities menu TAB)

May 2016 Club Meeting

The May membership meeting was the AGM, featuring an international pot luck buffet (a great success), refreshments, a picture show of past year events, schmoozing and swapping tales of the trails, and of course the election of the Executive for 2016-2017.

Meet your new Executive:

Mike G - Chair 2015-2016Mike – Chair

Mike is past-chair and a long time member of CORE. He brings a lot of mountaineering and mountain safety experience to our club.

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Kim P. - CoChair 2016-2017Kim – Co-Chair
Kim, new to the executive, is a keen outdoor person, and will keep us running smoothly when Mike is away.

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Mary M - Secretary 2016-2017Mary – Secretary
Mary is a keen and enthusiastic hiker and XC Skier. She’s volunteered to keep our executive meeting records in good order this year.

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Fiona L - Membership Coordinator 2015-2016Fiona – Membership Coordinator
Fiona is our past membership coordinator and is your goto person for membership applications and lost passwords.

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Jorge P - Treasurer 2016-2017Jorge – Treasurer
Jorge is our past treasurer and keeps our accounts straight. He also set the couturial standard for our snowshoe outings.

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Dave V - Executive Trip Coordinator 2015-2016David v. – Executive Trip Coordinator

Dave, a keen hiker, organizes a lot of our trips to the mountains, and provides oversight to ensure that our cadre of trip coordinators are doing their best to lead safe and enjoyable outings.

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Pat R - Presentations Coordinator 2016-2017Pat – Presentations Coordinator
Pat is a prolific event organizer, leading us on interesting hikes, and organizing tennis and social events. She will continue to bring interesting speakers to our monthly meetings.

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Stu C - Webmaster 2016-2017Stu – Webmaster
Stu has been a past webmaster and Blog writer, he’ll continue to keep information current of the CORE website.

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Communications - 2016-2017ANnIE – Communications Coordinator
We have had no candidate to fill this position as yet, so Anonymous Wolfie (ANnIE for short) will be issuing the newsletter and other communications for now.

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Carol M - MoL 2016-2017Carol – Member at Large I
Carol, a keen hiker, XC skier and snowshoer, is a founding member of CORE. She will be working with Pat again this year to bring in interesting event speakers for our monthly meetings.

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Mark P _ MoL 2016-2017Mark – Member at Large II
Mark has been our past Website guru, and will continue to provide support when he has time.

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Craig M - MoL 2016-2017Craig – Member at Large III
Craig, new to CORE and the executive, has volunteered to help out with information queries about the club.

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June 2016 Club Meeting

Tuesday June 28, 2016 – 7 p.m.

Our meetings are open to the public, so don’t be shy. Join us at the Scarboro Community Hall, 1727 – 14 Ave SW. The presenter for the evening will be:

Author of “Handbook of the Canadian Rockies” and Rocky Mountains expert Ben Gadd

Presenting “The Rocky Mountains in One Hour.

BenOnYam

BenOnYam

Ben has written 10 books including the well known books “Handbook of the Canadian Rockies and “Raven’s End”. Some of his books will be available for sale and signing after the presentation, cash only please. Ben is accredited by the Canadian Interpretive Guides Association as a master interpreter and will have lots of information and stories to share.

SAFETY

Synopsis from Wildsmart.ca: Bears have been spotted all over the Bow Valley this week and have once again been especially busy up at the Canmore Nordic Centre. Be vigilante while on trails, make noise, preferably travel in groups and carry bear spray. Report any encounters with bears to the Kananaskis dispatch @ (403) 591-7755.

Check out Wildsmart.ca and Alberta Parks Advisories   for bear alerts.

EXECUTIVE CORNER

Contacting your CORE Executive

Members are welcome to contact your Executive via email. Our email addresses are available on the Executive Contact Info page on the CORE website. Use your Member password to access.

CORE Sponsored Courses

“Medicine from the Earth” An Herbal Medicine Workshop

This is an informative inter-active outdoor workshop learning local plants identification and as medicine. This event is sponsored by the CORE Peterman Fund and will be fully funded for up to 20 people. The workshop will be presented by Anita Szuster (RMT, Dipl.S.T. Practical Herbalist), at the Ribbon Creek Hostel July 16, 10am to 5pm. If interested, please refer to the CORE Event Calendar for July for registration details. Note, there are already 10 people registered, so don’t delay.

CORE Members Password Change

By the time you read this newsletter, the CORE password will have been changed. Paid-up members will have received an email from the CORE Executive that looks like this:

From: CORE Executive <coredotexec@gmail.com>
Date: June 18, 2016 at 20:42:24 MDT
To: coresocietymemb@googlegroups.com
Subject: CORE password change

Hello,

This weekend, the CORE password will change from ………..

If you missed it or thought it was unwelcome SPAM, please contact the Executive at coredotexec@gmail.com, and the membership coordinator will resend it to you.

For new club members (and seasoned hands who may have forgotten), each year after the AGM (and the due date to renew your membership), the incoming Executive will change the access password to the Events Calendar, Photo Albums (posting capability) and certain protected webpages.

Revelstoke Weekend August Long Weekend

Fri. Jul. 29 to Mon. Aug. 1 (3 nights).

 Glacier House Resort, Revelstoke (10.5 kms north of Revelstoke along Columbia River)

http://www.glacierhouse.com/

Summary: (Complete information is posted on the CORE Calendar)

All organized and ready to go. Cheryl will be sending out emails to participants to arrange ride sharing for those who need it.

Ask your Exec

If CORE members have any questions about club policies or procedures, just email us at mailbox@corehike.org and a member of the Executive will respond. If the question is of general interest, we’ll include it with the answer in the next newsletter.

A CORE Recipe

Kim’s Granola Bars (The KGB)

4 Cups     Vector Cereal (crushed)

2 Cups     Rolled Oats (NOT quick oats)

1 Cup      Currents (or other dried fruit – I like dried blueberries as well)  Or 1/2 and 1/2.

1 Cup      Flaked Coconut (Unsweetened)  I use a heaping cup (and a little more if you like)

1 Cup      Walnuts (chopped)  ( have tried hazelnuts and found them too dry)

Place in a large bowl and mix well.

In a pan, melt (on very low heat):

2 Cups     Peanut butter (scant cups)

2 Cups     Semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 Cup      Honey (solid type – NOT the liquid)

Once melted, pour over the cereal mixture and mix well.  I use my hands at the end of mixing otherwise it may not mix well enough.

Pat/press into an 11″ X 17″ pan.  Refrigerate for about 45 minutes to an hour and then cut up into squares.

I put them in the freezer so they don’t dry out (and they thaw fast).

These are very filling and are a great snack on the trail!

See you on the the trails…

ANnIE

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