February 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 11:30 a.m. (Nov.-Mar.) go approx. 3 miles, and last approx. 1 hour.



Happy Birthday to:  Julia Dady-2/03, Betty Conley – 02/05, Hafizan Engebretson - 02/26, and Sandy Herlick – 02/29



Welcome: Karen Jurewicz



Will be Sunday, February 10th, 2019 at 1:00 in the party room of Nancy Duffrin’s condo, 2680 Oxford St. N, in Roseville, (1 block East of Lexington on Co. Rd. C). Enter Parkview and drive to the far entrance on the right (2670).   We will begin with a potluck at 1:00 p.m. followed by the meeting and proposed programs for 2019. Plates, utensils and cold cups will be provided. Bring a salad, hot dish or dessert to share and your beverage. Set-up and clean-up help needed. We’ll do a short hike after the meeting. The Hike Leader will be Mary Weber. Call Nancy, 612-584-8594 for info.



Will be held Monday, March 11, 2019 at the Sun Ray Library, 2105 Wilson Ave, in St. Paul at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.



Dues are March 1st.

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. To change to email contact either Phyllis, when you mail in your dues, or Charlotte at: svobp@aol.com. Phyllis and I keep in touch with each other.


TOP HIKERS – 4th QUARTER (Oct.-Dec. 2018)

  1. Judy Nelson-98 miles

  2. Victor Fickling-95 miles

  3. Vicky Beutel-93 miles

  4. Vivian Fickling-92 miles

  5. Donald Crawford & Rick & Rose Nelson-85 miles

  6. Char Svobodny & Susan Crawford-77 miles

  7. Sharon Heaton & Pat Peterson-64 miles

  8. Bernadette Wildes-54 miles

  9. Hafizan Engebretson & Bill Barrett-53 miles

  10. Bob Tholkes & Doug Renier-51 miles

  11. Jacque Lindskoog-50 miles

  12. Mary Weber-42 miles

  13. Sandra Herlick-40 miles

  14. Wendy Chen-39 miles


Our Awards/Spring Banquet 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

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