January 2021 

ALL SUNDAY AND TUESDAY HIKES ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
 

JANUARY BIRTHDAYS
Happy Birthday to: Carol Isaak - 01/01, and Liz Miller – 01/02

 

NEW MEMBER(S)
Add to your roster: This omission from last month. Liz Miller, 268 Dennison Ave., Shoreview, MN 55126

 

TOP HIKERS 4 TH QUARTER (Oct.-Nov.15 th , 2020)
Note: Due to COVID, all hikes were suspended after Nov. 15 th .

 

1) Donald Crawford-50 miles
2) Rick & Rose Nelson-45 miles
3) Bob Tholkes-44 miles
4) Susan Crawford, Sharon Heaton & Vern Pearson-42 miles
5) Judy Nelson-39 miles
6) Lyle Mowery-37miles
7) Vic & Viv Fickling & Pat Peterson-34miles
8) Sandra Herlick-32 miles
9) Dennis & Hafizan Engebretson, Jacque Lindskoog, & Bernadette Wildes-31 miles
10) Charlotte Svobodny-29 miles
11) Jeanne Shankle-28 miles
12) Brock Herlick-27 miles

BELL RINGING REPORT
You all missed it unless you were outside on the only day it’s been much above zero! A historic day for Bell Ringing as far as the weather goes. The temperature went from 22F in the morning to 52F by Noon. With a one kettle and a new location manning one door, our total was $ 253.78 in those 4 hours.


ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING & ELECTION OF OFFICERS
Will be held virtually this year on Sunday, February 21 at 1:30 p.m. President Bob Tholkes will set up the Zoom meeting.  Contact Bob Tholkes as it gets closer to the
date if you are interested in “attending”

 

HIKING CLUB HISTORY
Speaking of the Annual Meeting: in 1980 the Annual Meeting was held Tuesday, February 10, at the Capp Towers Hotel in St. Paul with dinner beforehand.
Another tidbit- At a meeting on November 23, 1923 at Highwood Commercial Club following the usual hike, the first formal constitution was adopted for the Club and dues payments for memberships began

 

JOB OPENINGS ON THE BOARD

As most of you know, I am ending my stint as Publicity Director after 13 years. What was supposed to be a short-term of 1 year turned into much longer, as many positions do in many places/organizations. During my years I

  • Instituted emailing the Trailblazer to members while handling the roster until taken over again by a Membership Director, mailing press releases, printing labels for previous Mailing Directors and I was the secretary taking notes at the Board meetings until the position was reinstated.

  • Instituted deadlines for receiving the hike info for the Trailblazer so the newsletter can be processed and sent out in a timely manner before the hikes are to take place.

  • Designed and had ID badges changed from a more expensive engraved version to the ones we have now to make it easier for people to find us.

  • Designed business cards. Had a sign professionally made to help people find the start of the hikes.

  • Went to expos to publicize the Club, mailed countless press releases. It’s not just a newsletter job. - It’s being the main communicator of all things for the Hiking Club (cancelled hikes being one of them).

 

Footnote: The President’s position is open if anyone wants to run. Bob would like to move into another position on the Board. -Any takers?

 

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS

Just planning ahead! Keep in mind!

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. Dues are due by March 1st.

 

SUGGESTED HIKE

Powers Lake Park located by the Fox Run Fire Station, 10000 Brookview Rd. you can walk around Powers Lake and can also connect to a trail along Woodbury Dr that takes you to Markgrafs Lake, just off Woodbury Dr., (you can see these lakes from Woodbury Dr.) Travel by Woodbury Dr. headed South and turn left by the fire station, (Fox Run intersection) and another left on Brookview Rd. will take you to the parking lot. If the parking lot is filled, you can park at the fire station.

JANUARY HOLIDAYS & LITTLE- KNOWN OBSERVANCES

1/01- New Year’s Day

1/04- National Spaghetti Day & Trivia Day

1/05- National Bird Day

01/06- Feast of Epiphany (12th night), Three Kings

1/07- Orthodox Christmas & National Bobblehead Day

1/11- National Milk Day

1/12-Kiss a Ginger Day (a redhead)

1/15-National Hat Day

1/16- Appreciate A Dragon Day

1/19- National Popcorn Day

1/21-National Hug Day

1/23- National Pie Day

1/24-National Peanut Butter Day

1/26-National Spouses Day

1/30- National Croissant Day

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