Monthly Archives: December 2013

Welcome to our new website!

With the new year coming, PSOC is getting a fresh look. We are currently developing a new website that will feature up to date information about meetings, trips, and everything else you need to know about our club. Check back with us as we continue to learn the sites.psu.edu platform and develop the content and structure of our website.

Aaron Dennis
Outreach Chair

Meeting Minutes: December 10, 2013

Hey Guys!

Sorry for the confusion with the room for tonight’s meeting. Thank’s to everyone who still showed up despite the sudden location change! To all who couldn’t make it out here is what you missed tonight…
Upcoming Trips
 
Last minute Getaway (this friday to saturday)
-are you stressed about finals?
-Do you need one short trip outside to take a break from studying?
-Well Benji and some others are leaving campus friday afternoon walking to camp somewhere close up as one final getaway this semester. They will be back around Saturday afternoon.
-If you are interested email benji (bsv5021@psu.edu)
Spring Break 
-You known who you are if you are going. Keep a look out for an email about the trip.
 
Today’s Speakers and Talks 
 
Big Brothers, Big Sisters 
-Phil from big brothers big sisters came to talk about the program and how they need YOU
-they are looking for volunteers that can commit to 9-12 months
-you should be able to commit 1-3 hours per week
-you will be paired with a little who you can bond with, form a great relationship with, and to whom you can act as a positive mentor
-If you are interested go to http://www.bbbs.org/site/c.9iILI3NGKhK6F/b.5962335/k.BE16/Home.htm for more information about the organization
 or contact an officer to Phil’s contact information
Josh and the AT
-For those of you who do not know PSOCER Josh Glazer is hiking the appalachian trail next semester!
-unfortunately he was no able to give his presentation but if you want to hike with Josh at all during his trip let him know!
-he will be updating a trail journal online about his wherearbouts to keep up all updated
-Here is a General Timeline in case you want to plan a trip to hike with him
March to April – Georgia to North Carolina
Mid to Late May – PA
June                    -Southern New England
Huly-August – Main
-Goodluck Josh! We will be thinking about you your whole trip! Stay Stoked!
Logos
-Tonight was the Logo deadline but if you still have a logo you want to submit email Julian tonight!
-Good luck to all of those who did enter a design
Trip Reports 
Bald Eagle Trip 
-There were feasts a plenty all night and morning
-Everying Chilled (quite literally) around the campfire at night
-and they even got home before the snow hit to hard.
-Overall a great weekend for everyone!
Plunge!
-Polar Bear plunge was this mornin! g!
-It was really really cold but all those who went our felt good and alive
-Will probably happen again
Make Sure to hand in receipts by tomorrow so you can get reimbursed for any trips if you have not done so already 
 
Also make sure to pick up any checks from club sports that have not already been picked up 
 
Meetings next semester will be at Tuesdays in 105 osmond at 8 (we will send out a reminder after break)
 
Have a FANTASTIC winter break and goodluck on finals! Try to get Outside over break and make sure to stay stoked! 

Meeting Minutes: December 4, 2013

Hey There!
Here’s whats happening this week in Penn State Outin’ Club!
Trips Soon
 
Spring Break (march 8-15)
-Outing club is going southwest to Joshua tree, Death Valley, (buffets?), and more
-the trip is going to be capped at 12 people. 
-if you want to go email travis by tonight. 
-Keep in mind if you want to go you need to be in it to win it. We are buying tickets soon so you dont want to drop the trip and lose your plane ticket $$/take a spot from someone
-the trip will cost around $450 (airfare) and those involved in the club (stadium clean up, trip leaders, those who have gone on trips) will get first priority
 
Meg’s Sunrise hike (minus meg) + Stoff X infinity  (this thursday december 5)
-Stoff is going to continue megs sunrise hike THIS THURSDAY and maybe every thursday to come. 
-leaving early to see the sunrise over keith springs then will be back in time for 8ams (if you donthave an 8am then you can enjoy some waffles!)
-email stoff if you are interested cis5301@psu.edu
 
Bald Eagle (this weekend)
-still happenign this week
-you should know if you are going 
-you will be getting an email with details soon
-email josh with questions jdg5308@psu.edu
 
Thon fam carn (this sunday)
-family carnival is this weekend
-our thon child is our age though so we are just chillen in the hub and eating pizza with her
-email carrie if you want to join us czd5139@psu.edu
 
P-Bear Plunge (next tuesday december 10th)
-Tueday morning some PSOCERS are jumpin in cold war, getting out, feeling alive, and driving home 
-email josh if you are ! interested jdg5308@psu.edu
 
OTHER
 
Merch
-Do YOU want to be the one who designs all the new PSOC gear
-you can brag to your friends and be a part of PSOC history Foreva!
-if you want this fame and glory email Julian with your designs for merch by TUESDAY DECEMBER 10th by MIDNIGHT after the meeting

Trail Crew
-Congrats to those who are the new members of PSOC Trail Crew! 
Christina Spohn  and Briana Yoblanski (Outreach chairs)
Connor Wallace (logistics)
Miranda Holmes (communications)
-if you handed a receipt to meg they are ready for pickup at club sports!
 
Reports
 
Travis and Aaron Do Alaska
-travis and aaron went to Alaska since no one else! wanted to go for some ready
-they saw a pretty lake and aaron grew a brown pony tail and canoed with one paddle while travis fell in the lake 
-Daniel with the snow laden bear guided them through the wilderness and led them to the Alaskan whitehouse
-note: This is totally real…
 
Hope you all have a great wear brown shoes day!