#31 - Nov 23 - Nov 29, 2015Weekly ICO Updater

posted Nov 24, 2015, 2:27 PM by Kate Starr

THE WEEKLY ICO UPDATER #31 (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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Stacey Wolfson w/ Adorableness!

 

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 definitely a trophy…  So it’s time to buckle down and dig deep for the weekly answers.  As a bonus, each year’s winner gets to “improve” the trophy as they see fit before handing it off to the next Trivia Winner!

 

This Week’s Bit of Fluff: Know Thy Fellow Volunteer (Stacey Wolfson)

1.      What Year did Stacey train?

2.      What Committee, lead by Natalie MacIntyre, was Stacey on in 2014?

3.      How did Stacey get involved with ICO Rafting?

4.      Is Stacey a Cat or Dog Person?

5.      In what language, besides English, is Stacey fluent? (hint it’s a useful language in CA and Texas)

 

Last Week’s Bit of Fluff: Sierra Club & ICO Rafting History Trivia

1.      Name the Oakland Tech Teacher that is credited with founding ICO Rafting.

a.      Madelyn Pyeatt

2.      Which of our current Trip Leaders/Guides was in the 2nd ICO Rafting Training class?

a.      Juan Byron

3.      Who was the first President of the Sierra Club?

a.      John Muir

4.      Where was the first Sierra Club Outing held?

a.      Tuolome Meadows (1/2 point for Yosemite)

5.      What is Michael Brune’s title at the Sierra Club?

a.      Executive Director (1/2 point for Director)

 

The Weekly Update: November 23 – November 29, 2015.

 

Current Updates:

 

1.      Bake Sale Lead Needed: December 19th and 20th: 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.  

 

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.      Partner Agency Outreach and Trainee/Volunteer Recruitment Needed:

a.      Both of these jobs have been vacated, but not re-filled.  However, we are in the season of both outreach to partner agencies for the 2016 season and recruitment for new trainees for the 2016 training season.  Please let Kate know if you would like to help in either of these areas!

 

4.      Volunteer Coordinator Recruitment:

a.      Update: An advertisement for a new Volunteer Coordinator will be posted this week.  Huge Thank you to Stacey for editing and posting the advertisement.

 

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. 

b.      UPDATE: If you are a TL and or a Trainer: Please fill out the availability doodle that was sent out by Kate on Nov. 12th.

 

6.      Happy Birthday this week:

a.      Please wish a happy birthday to:

b.      Please wish a happy BELATED birthday to: Matt Cronin

c.       Please let me know your birthday if you would like it announced in the WICOU. 

 

Older Updates:

 

1.      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

2.      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

31.5

 

31.5

Mel Mac Innis

31.5

 

31.5

Juan Byron

31.5

 

31.5

Erica Petrofsky

21.5

 

21.5

Harold Sloane

15.5

4

19.5

Natasha A

18

 

18

Caroline Sequeira

15.5

 

15.5

Derrick Wydick

10

 

10

Fred Medrano

1

4

5

Jesse Wycko

5

 

5

Tracey Hodge

4

 

4

Chris Thorsen

4

 

4

Josh C. Burke

0

1

1

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