House Closure for Renovations!!We will be taking down the bunks, and ripping out the upstairs ceilings in order to ventilate and insulate the roof!
After putting everything back, we'll be painting! Finally!!
Thus, the house was non-functional from May 15-June 5.
UPDATE: Currently only the downstairs is usable, so there's only room for 12 to sleep inside. You're always welcome to setup a tent in the yard!
Weekly Meetings!After an exciting and outdoorsy winter the MOC is in summer mode! This means weekly meetings continue, but outside - to play frisbee! Then catch up with MOCers over a cold beer and plan your next adventure. Join us every Wednesday at 6:30PM - usually at 3 Bares! Hope to see you there!
We're getting soft-shell jackets! We have started taking orders for them at 60$ a piece. They are wind resistant, warm and very comfy!
Below is a picture, with a mock-up of what the logo will look on it:
New Stickers!We have new stickers! They look awesome and are really inexpensive: only 25 cents!!
Interested? Come to any meeting, office hour or at next week's concert to pick some up!
How to MOC:
A. COME TO A MEETING (OR MANY)!
Time: every Wednesday at 7:30PM
Location: Check your Listserv emails!
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 or $10 for a summer, which lets you rent our gear for super cheap, go stay at the house, go on exec-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 and 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 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.
a) You return gear in the same condition you rented it.
i.e. Dry and 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, and mop,
- Wipe counters and 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!
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!