The Mountaineers Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
The Mountaineers is pleased to announce that this year's VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION DINNER will happen on SATURDAY February 16th, 2013 at 4pm at The Mountaineers Seattle Program Center
This year the dinner is open to ALL Mountaineer volunteers from ALL Branches. That's right, ALL volunteers, ALL Branches! If you've volunteered in any manner for the Mountaineers, led an activity, assisted in instruction, participated in a work party, whatever, you're invited. And...you're welcome to bring a significant other. AND...the dinner is FREE.
What to wear? The event will be casual. I believe the proper term is business casual. O.K., O.K., if you want to wear your tuxedo or that fabulous evening gown that's been hanging in the closet then go right ahead. But casual will do. Oh, and please, no crampons!
In addition to dinner we've got a great guest speaker...
Scott Schell from the Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center.
Many, if not most of us make use of NWAC's forecasts. We've either heard that voice on the other end of the line and/or checked things out on their website (www.nwac.us). By the way, NWAC has revamped their website content. Did you know that?
Scott is the Program Dir. of Friends of the Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center, and he's put together an interesting and educational presentation for us, with some history and useful information
What's Your Problem?
Identifying Avalanche Problems and Connecting Your Observations to the Avy Problem for Better Risk Management...
Have you ever been in the backcountry and asked yourself or your group any of these questions: Should we dig a pit? If so, what should we look for? Should we do a Compression Test? What about an Extended Column Test? If you have, you're not alone. There's a tremendous amount of info that we can gather during our day out, but learning how to use the right observation at the right time is a key component for better decision making while giving you more time to enjoy your day outside.
The evening's schedule will look something like this:
4PM Doors open.
4:00 ~4:45: Social hour (drinks and appetizers)
~4:45 Scott Schell, NWAC
9PM The evening concludes
IMPORTANT: The only thing we ask of you, besides coming and eating and drinking and having a good time, is to register so we can plan accordingly. We'd like to get an idea of how many folks will be attending. And, don't forget, if you're bringing someone then please make sure that you register 2. Also, if at the last minute you've forgotten to register or you can't make it until later...don't let any of that stop you. Come on down!
See you at the party!
The Mountaineers Seattle Program Center (View)
7700 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115