March 2021

 

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., go approx. 3 miles, and last approx. 1 hour.

HIKES START ON TIME-COME EARLY!

 

 

BOARD MEETING

The next Board Meeting will be:  Monday, March 8, 2021. Meeting location to be determined.

 

MARCH BIRTHDAYS

Happy Birthday to: Susan Schmidt – 03/25

 

CHANGES IN THE CLUB

Rick Nelson has consented to be the new Mileage Director and Sharon Heaton will be Scheduling Director, (position that Rick held previously).  Thank you, Judy Nelson for your years as Mileage Director! Bernie Wildes will be doing the Trailblazer. Dave Baker stepped down from May Scheduler, we now have Liz Miller in that role. Thank you, Dave, for your years of service! More to come at the Annual Meeting.

 

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS

DUES ARE DUE!!!

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. Those members that joined late in the year will also need to renew.

 

NEW MEMBER(S)

Add to your roster: Yvonne Madison,  Elizabeth Garton,  Nancy Parsons,  Helen Loseleben,

OUR WEBSITE - CHECK IT OUT!!!

Nancy Duffrin has been doing quite a bit of work on the website when we were not officially hiking. The History page is SPECTACULAR!!!

 

HIKING CLUB HISTORY

Did you know? March of 1987 and 1988, the Hiking Club marched in the St. Patrick’s Day parade. The club also participated in, at least, one Winter Carnival parade on a cold Saturday night, January 30, 1937. All the hikers in that parade had to wear boots and breeches, popular hikers’ costumes of the time.

 

CENTENNIAL NEWS

Bob Tholkes and the Ramsey County Historical Society collaborated on an article entitled, “Take a Hike, A Century of Walks with the St. Paul Hiking Club”, for the Winter 2021 issue of the Ramsey County History magazine. The Centennial Committee OK’d the purchase of a number of them for Club members. The magazines are available now from Bob Tholkes, 763-913-4453. They will also be available at our July Picnic & Centennial celebration. (Governor’s orders willing!)

 

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME

Begins @ 2:00 a.m. Sunday March 14th! Don’t forget to spring forward!!!