April 2019 Newsletter
SUNDAY hikes start at 2:30 P.M. go approx. 5 miles, and last approx. 1 ½ to 2 Hours. TUESDAY hikes start at 7:00 P.M. NEW START TIME!!!, go approx. 3 miles, and last approx. 1 hour.
NOTE: NEW START TIME FOR TUESDAY HIKES (April-Oct.)!
By popular vote of those who responded to the email, and of the Board; the Tuesday hikes will now start @ 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays (April-October)!!!
WARNING! DUES ARE PAST DUE!!!
If you haven’t sent in your dues yet, better get them in by May 1st or you will NOT receive any form of the Trailblazer for June! The membership rate is: $15.00/year for the paper copy of the Trailblazer. It’s $7.00/year when you receive the Trailblazer by email. Mail your dues checks to: Phyllis Swenson, 3706 Linden Ave., White Bear Lake, MN 55110. Times a-wastin’!
Happy Birthday to: Linda Myhre – 04/01
Kieran Duncan – 04/02, Charlotte Svobodny -04/15, Barb Fitzpatrick – 04/21, Roger Erickson – 04/22, Patricia Burrows-04/30
Welcome and add to your roster: DiAnn Kurtz
THE NEXT BOARD MEETING
Will be held Monday, June 3, 2019, at the Sun Ray Library, 2105 Wilson Ave, in St. Paul at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
SPRING BANQUET& SOCIAL
Our Awards/Spring Banquet/Social will be held on Sunday, April 14th at Joseph’s Restaurant, 140 S. Wabasha St. (Wabasha at Plato Ave.) Social hour starts at 4:00 p.m. (cash bar), dinner at 4:30 p.m. The menu will be their Harvest Buffet of: ham, au gratin potatoes, tossed salad, vegetables, roast turkey breast/herb stuffing and more. The cost is: $19.00/person. Reservations are due by: Monday April 8. Mail your checks, made out to the St. Paul Hiking Club to: Viv Fickling, 2254 Jennifer Lane, North St. Paul, MN 55109
The dates for the 2019 Clearwater Forest Weekend in beautiful Deerwood, MN are: August 23-25. The cost of $85.00/person includes 5 meals. We need at LEAST 20 people for it to be a go. The Lodge can handle up to 32 people! The deadline for money is: May 20, 2019. Make checks payable to: the St. Paul Hiking Club and mail to: Vivian Fickling, 2254 Jennifer Ln., N St. Paul, MN 55109. Participants in the weekend will be asked to help prepare one meal coordinated by: Carol Isaak. Bring your own set of sheets and towels. Contact Viv Fickling, 651-777-6103 for more information.
WE WERE KIND TO THE EARTH
At the Annual Meeting in February, we kept 6.0 lbs. out of the landfill. 5.5 of it was to be composted and used to feed plants and us again.