#29 Nov 9 - Nov 15, 2015 Weekly ICO Update

posted Nov 9, 2015, 8:03 PM by Kate Starr

THE WEEKLY ICO UPDATER #29 (WICOU pronounced Why-COO)

 

Below are organizational updates and weekly bits of fluff for your entertainment.  I will try to add a weekly photo as well.  Please let me know of any updates you would like added to the WICOU.

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Selway 2005

 

A winner for the WICOU trivia point challenge will be announced on Monday December 14!  Along with bragging rights, there will be Certificate of Awesomeness and possibly a trophy…  So it’s time to buckle down and dig deep for the weekly answers.

 

This  Week’s Bit of Fluff: Dam and Reservoir Trivia

1.      Name the “lake” created by the Hoover Dam

2.      What Dam creates the reservoir in Hetch Hetchy Valley

3.      Name the Hydro Dam on the Connecticut river in Littleton NH

4.      Name the two Damn above the Nugget on the South Fork of the American

5.      What river is being dammed by the 3 Gorges Dam?

 

Last Week’s Bit of Fluff: RAIN! YES RAIN! COS IT IS ACTUALLY RAINING TODAY!

1.      True of false? The most rain fall ever recorded in one year (Cherrapunji, India) is more than 30 meters?

a.      False (25.4 meters)

2.      How fast do rain drops fall?

a.      7 to 18 mph

3.      A ____________ is a slow, light rain that can go on for hours.

a.      Drizzle

4.      When the air is holding a lot of water droplets ___________ form.

a.      Clouds

5.      What color of a single rainbow is on the inside of the rainbow's arc, given the generally defined seven-color rainbow?

a.      Violet

 

The Weekly Update: November 9 – November 15, 2015.

 

Current Updates:

 

1.      Bake Sale Lead Needed: Our bi-annual bake sale @ REI (San Francisco Location) is fast approaching.  Please contact Fred Medrano if you can A) lead the bake sale or B) help staff/bake for the bake sale.  Dates to be sent out soon!

 

2.      Annual Grassroots Letter Campaign: fundraiser needs assistance.  Fred and Larry could use some help organizing letters, stuffing envelopes, contacting people, for the annual Letter Campaign.  If you have time to give, please contact Fred Medrano and/or Larry Orman to help with this great fundraising event.

 

3.      November River Mtg:

a.      The Nov. River Mtg was held at 840 Delaware St. Berkeley on Wed. Nov. 4.  Delicious Foods, including spaghetti, garlic bread, spaghetti squash, spinach, and pumpkin seeds were had.  We Discussed:

                                                              i.      Training 2016: Trying to finalize dates for training and start the recruitment process.  Want to be part of directing what our new guides learn?  Join the Training Team!  Chris Thorsen is our fearless leader!

                                                            ii.      Upcoming Fundraising Events: See above regarding the Bake Sale and Grassroots Letter Writing Campaign

 

4.      Recruitment:

a.      Per the September River Mtg, we will be searching for a volunteer coordinator outside of ICO Rafting.  If you are interested in assisting w/ the advertisement wording and recruitment, Please contact Kate.

 

5.      Training 2016:

a.      We are currently planning to have 2016 spring training.  If you want to be on the training committee please let Chris Thorsen know. 

 

6.      Happy Birthday this week:

a.      Please wish a happy birthday to: Pablo Steinau and Madelyn Pyeatt

b.      Please let me know your birthday so I may add it to the WICOU. 

 

Older Updates:

 

1.      Upcoming Trips: 

a.      As of September 19, 2015, TRIPS ARE DONE FOR THE SEASON, Thank you everyone who helped organize, run or support a trip!

 

Until Next Week,

Kate

 

 

Name

Previous Totals

New Points

Totals

Ryan Clark

28.5

3

31.5

Mel Mac Innis

30.5

 

30.5

Juan Byron

25.5

2

27.5

Erica Petrofsky

21.5

 

21.5

Natasha A

18

 

18

Caroline Sequeira

15.5

 

15.5

Harold Sloane

12.5

3

15.5

Derrick Wydick

10

 

10

Jesse Wycko

5

 

5

Tracey Hodge

4

 

4

Chris Thorsen

4

 

4

Fred Medrano

1

 

1

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