Summer 2014 newsletter!Want to read about some cool trips our members did this past summer? Want to get to a know a bit about your MOC exec? Check out all of that in our summer newsletter here !
UPCOMING TRIPS!We've been announcing trips like crazy! Interested in wind surfing? Trad Climbing? Cycling? Check out some of the great trips we're offering here !!
Weekly Meetings!After an exciting and outdoorsy summer the MOC is back with exec-run trips and lots of cool stories! To come check out or sign-up for some trips, listen to how people spent their summers, or just catch up with MOCers over a cold beer, join us every Wednesday at 7:30PM in the Madeline Parent room! Hope to see you there!
Fall 2014 Notice:
SSMU is back with regular hours ! Yay!
Execs will be around the office throughout the week to do trip signups, answer questions, sell memberships, and rent out gear. To see when, click here .
All important notices from the exec are sent to the listserv.
The house is open to members , as always, but please do your share every time you're there - see We Need You below.
How to MOC:
A. COME TO A MEETING (OR MANY)!
Time: every Wednesday at 7:30PM
Location: Check your Listserv emails!
Membership: $20 for McGill students, $25 for everyone else
We will be announcing trips, reporting trips and selling memberships. Then we'll play Frisbee and go for beers afterwards.
B. Get involved by SIGNING UP ON THE LISTSERV on which many many people will let everybody know about their trips, join the mailing list for free. The weekly MOC meeting locations are announced on there too! If you see an interesting trip, just respond to the person sending it!
C. BUY A MEMBERSHIP - See if you are free during a general meeting or during any of these office hours in the SSMU building room 436 and say "hey! I want to join!" Fill up the given form with some of your info and pay the $20 (or $25) for a yearly membership which lets you rent our gear for super cheap, go stay at the house, go on organized trips and be eligible for an executive position (if you're a McGill student) which grants cool perks like (half-price for all rentals and free stay at the house wow!).
D. GO ON A TRIP (OR MANY) - Contact people who announced a trip and go do some cool outdoorsy stuff with them (hiking, rock climbing, paddling, cycling, downhill skiing, telemark skiing, cross-country skiing, ice-climbing, winter camping, other recreation ... wow so many!). Both member-run & exec-run trips are usually announced on the listserv but for more specific info, you can contact the execs who are respectively responsible for one of those activities (Fall or Winter activity officers). Or, just come to our weekly meetings on Wed. 7:30PM (place is confirmed by email to the listserv) and talk to people in person - and hear to what's going on outdoors on the upcoming weekends!
E. RUN A TRIP (OR MANY) - Want to go hiking, but don't know where? Not sure what you need? Want to do something different and have company? Read this guide , and/or ask your friendly neighbourhood execs! Once you've got an idea of where, when, and cost - announce it on the listserv, have tonnes of fun, get leadership experience, breathe the fresh air, meet new people.. and when it's all over, apply for an MOC Trip Leader Subsidy and so you have money to run another!
End result: Become more amazing with each passing day!
We need you!!
The MOC would like to remind everyone that we are entirely run by volunteers, who simply want to help people get outside!!
To run things "at-cost", we rely on members to pitch in. This means:
a) You return gear in the same condition you rented it.
i.e. Dry & clean! (And repaired, if you broke or damaged it.)
--> If you are technically unable to do a repair, please tell us the problem , so we don't rent the gear out again!
b) You set-up your tent before renting it.
You never know what could be wrong, and a missing fly, or missing or broken tent poles will render a tent useless. This happens when a group rents out a bunch of gear and intermixes parts of tents with other tents.
c) You leave the house in a cleaner state than it was when you arrived.
i.e. In addition to washing your own dishes and dealing with your personal food/waste, you:
- Sweep & vacuum & mop,
- Wipe counters & tables,
- Clean the bathrooms,
- Throw out expired (or soon-to-be-expired) food - from both fridges,
- And don't forget to take out the garbage, recycling, compost!
- Check the list on the wall in the dining area and make sure everything is done
d) You run your own trips. And get $$ back!
We want you to get outside so badly (and learn to run a trip), that we offer a Trip Leader Subsidy !