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Executive Committee, May 14, 2019

attendees:  Tamar Gottfried, Andy Zaharchuk, Jim Buyens, Ted Tenny
  1. Location of AZHC meetings.
    For many years the club met at Top Shelf on Southern east of Dobson in Mesa. Then the restaurant closed. Now it is open again as under new management as La Casa de Juana. We don’t know what changes have been made.
    AI [Tamar] → Find out whether it’s suitable for club meetings.
  2. 2-way Radios.
    There are not enough. Should be four in each of the club’s packs. We need to buy a dozen more. Some criteria:
    1. Lightweight.
    2.Rugged.
    3.Long range.
    4.Uses standard batteries.
    5.Long battery life.
    AI [Andy, Jim] → Recommend which kind of radio to buy.
  3. Charitable Donations.
    The club is donating $100 to the Nature Conservancy in honor of Barbara French.
    AI [Andy] → Make the donation and get reimbursement from the Treasurer.
  4. First-Aid Supplies.
    Most hikers use their own. There should be enough of each item that is on the recommended list.
    AI [Tamar] → Buy what’s missing and get reimbursement from the Treasurer.
  5. Band-Aid Boxes.
    They will be the club’s next promotional item.
    AI [Jim] → Buy 500 of them and get reimbursement from the Treasurer.


March 2019

Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Meeting Minutes
March 19, 2019, 7:00 PM
Goody’s, 1862 W. Baseline Rd. Mesa, AZ 85202
  1. Welcome, Introductions
  2. Reports
    President [Tamar Gottfried]
    •   Not many hike leaders have had recent training in Wilderness First Aid.
    Other topics were from the Executive Committee meeting of March 12.
    Treasurer [Tamar Gottfried, for Monika Hahues]
    As of March 19, the club has 159 paid members and a bank balance of $7200.
    Webmaster [Ted Tenny]
    From April 26 through May 9, I’ll be on vacation. Although I’ll have email, I won’t have the software tools for trip reports and hike descriptions. Hike leaders, please send me your hikes for April 27, May 4, and May 11. I’ll put them on the schedule, and send out an email announcing them on April 25.
    Statistician [Jim Buyens]
    Report will be sent later. Jim passed around pictures of items that could be given away with the club’s logo on them.
  3. Previous Hikes   
    Jan. 19 AZHC Awards Potluck Papago ParkTamar Gottfried
    Jan. 26Lost Goldmine Trail SuperstitionsTed Tenny
    Jan. 27Bike-Hike South MountainYanis Braukis
    Feb. 2Wave Cave SuperstitionsMichael Humphrey
    Feb. 9Lake Pleasant PhoenixGabrielle McConnell
    Feb. 9Thompson Peak McDowellsDebbie Rowray
    Feb. 16Chimney Mountain SedonaMark Purcell
    Feb. 17Picketpost Mountain SuperiorDebbie Rowray
    Feb. 23Massacre Grounds SuperstitionsTom Simonick
    Mar. 2 Cottonwood Canyon SuperstitionsDave French
    Mar. 3 Flatiron SuperstitionsTom Simonick
    Mar. 9 Fossil Springs StrawberryLi Li
    Mar. 9 Christiansen Trail PhoenixJim Buyens
    Mar. 16 Sunflower Foothills MazatzalsTed Tenny
    Mar. 16 Marcus Landslide ScottsdaleJim Buyens
    Mar. 16 West Boulder Saddle SuperstitionsTom Simonick
    Mar. 17-19 Charlebois Backpack SuperstitionsMichael Humphrey
  4. Upcoming Hikes
    Mar. 23 Ridgeline SuperstitionsTom Simonick
    Mar. 23 Latigo-Whiskey Loop ScottsdaleQuy Nguyen
    Mar. 23 Maricopa Trail UserysMichelle Jelsma
    Mar. 24 Monument Canyon SuperstitionsMichael Humphrey
    Mar. 30 Peak 5057 SuperstitionsDebbie Rowray
    Apr. 6Loy Canyon SedonaTed Tenny
    Apr. 6 Battleship Mountain SuperstitionsMichael Humphrey
    Apr. 7 Desert Mountain ScottsdaleTamar Gottfried
    Apr. 13 Pass Mountain Loop GoldfieldsDebbie Rowray
    Apr. 20 <<open>>   
    Apr. 27 <<open>>   
    May 4 <<open>>   
    May 11Mt. Ord SunflowerDebbie Rowray
    May 18<<open>>   
  5. Guest Speaker
    Heather Zunino
    subject: Mountain Rescue
        Heather is a Rescue Technician and Secretary of the Central Arizona Mountain Rescue Association. An all-volunteer organization, their mission is saving lives. It is an outgrowth of the Climbing Kachinas. Recruits get a lot of training. One of the recent rescues was in Bulldog Canyon. It included a helicopter. Everyone got out safely.
  6. Next Meeting
    Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 6:00 PM at Goody’s.


Executive Committee, March 12, 2019

attendees:  Tamar Gottfried, Andy Zaharchuk, Jim Buyens, Ted Tenny
  1. Location of future AZHC meetings.
    Goody’s is planning to have a TV in the banquet room. So we’ll meet here for now.
  2. Radios on hikes [email fron Chuck Parsons].
    The use of radios is encouraged. Ted has his own 2-way radio, and carries it on a hike if anyone else has one.
  3. Guest speaker for July 16.
    Ted will be gone on vacation July 16.
    Robby Pacho will be our speaker on September 17. Topic: Hiking the Superstitions.
    Rick Kamel will be our speaker on November 19. Topic: After the Fall.
    Tamar has contacted Wildland Trekking about a speaker for July 16.
  4. Possible charitable donation by the club. [Andy].
    We decided to allocate $500 for charitable donations this year. The recipient must be a non-profit organization, wilderness-oriented, not political or religious, in which no officer of the club is an officer of the organization.
    AI [Andy] → Contact the Superstition Area Land Trust.
    AI [Tamar] → Compose a message calling for nominations.
  5. New projector and screen? [Tamar]
    Goody’s is planning to have a TV in the banquet room. At the March 19 meeting, we’ll plan to use the equipment we already have.
  6. Upcoming hike variety. [Tamar].
    We have "A", "B" and "C" hikes on the schedule.
    People appreciate easy hikes this time of year.
  7. Promotional handouts. [Jim].
    There are many to choose from. Bandage dispensers are favored.
    AI [Jim] → Pass around a list at the March 19 club meeting.
  8. Wilderness First Aid.
    Some of us have had classes, of varying effectiveness.
    AI [Ted] → Include a question about it in the club meeting announcement.


January 2019

Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Meeting Minutes
January 15, 2019, 7:00 PM
Mimi’s, 1250 S. Alma School, Mesa
  1. Reports
    President [Tamar Gottfried]
    •  Don’t miss the Awards hike, Potluck, and Gear Exchange! Be at Papago Park Ramada 2 at 8:00 AM.
    Other topics are from the Executive Committee, January 7.
    Treasurer [Monika Hahues]
    As of January 15, the club has 158 paid members and a bank balance of $7,136.91.
    Webmaster [Ted Tenny]
    We have over 60 Trip Report authors. Thanks to all of them!
    Statistician [Jim Buyens]
    Jim’s report will be given at the Awards ceremony on January 19.
  2. Previous Hikes   
    Nov. 23 Picketpost Perimeter SuperiorTamar Gottfried
    Nov. 24 Idaho Pass GoldfieldsTed Tenny
    Dec. 1 Saddle Mountain MazatzalsMichael Humphrey
    Dec. 1 Pass Mountain Trail GoldfieldsMonika Hahues
    Dec. 8 Coyote Canyon Trail ScottsdaleQuy Nguyen
    Dec. 8 La Barge Canyon SuperstitionsTamar Gottfried
    Dec. 15 Dome Mountain GoldfieldsDebbie Rowray
    Dec. 15 Hawknest Trail ScottsdaleQuy Nguyen
    Dec. 22 Windgate Pass ScottsdaleTom Simonick
    Dec. 22 Butcher Jones Trail Saguaro LakeQuy Nguyen
    Dec. 29 Hackamore to Dome GoldfieldsTed Tenny
    Dec. 31 Thunderbird PhoenixMichael Humphrey
    Jan. 5 Picketpost Perimeter SuperiorDebbie Rowray
    Jan. 5 Badger Brawl PhoenixGabe McConnell
    Jan. 12 Adero Canyon Fountain HillsMonika Hahues
    Jan. 12 Pemberton Trail McDowellsQuy Nguyen
  3. Upcoming Hikes   
    Jan. 19 AZHC Awards Potluck Papago ParkTamar Gottfried
    Jan. 26Lost Goldmine Trail SuperstitionsTed Tenny
    Jan. 27Bike-Hike South MountainYanis Braukis
    Feb. 2<< open >>
    Feb. 9 Lake Pleasant PhoenixGabe McConnell
    Feb. 16Chimney Mountain SedonaMark Purcell
    Feb. 17 Picketpost Mountain SuperiorDebbie Rowray
    Feb. 23Flatiron SuperstitionsTom Simonick
    Mar. 2<< open >>
    Mar. 9<< open >>
    Mar. 16 Sunflower Foothills MazatzalsTed Tenny
    Mar. 17-19 Charlebois Backpack SuperstitionsMichael Humphrey
  4. Guest Speaker: Kelly Nalder
    subject: Backpacking the Appalachian Trail
        Kelly backpacked the Appalachian Trail from March 26 to October 10, 2018. She wore out six pairs of hiking boots and almost stepped on a copperhead. Two hiking companions were with her much of the way. The trail goes through 14 states, from Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine. Unlike the Arizona Trail, you go up to every summit along the way.
  5. Next Meeting
    Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 7:00 PM, location TBD.


Executive Committee, January 7, 2019

attendees: Tamar Gottfried, Andy Zaharchuk, Monika Hahues, Ted Tenny
  1. AHTC
    AHTC has disbanded, and Andy received the membership list.
    AI [Andy] → Send the list to Ted.
    AI [Ted] → Send out the email announcement to AHTC members.
  2. Club meeting location
    We’re going to try Mimi’s this month, then decide.
  3. Awards Hike & Potluck, January 19
    Award categories include miles hiked with the club, hikes led, and trips driven.
    AI [Jim] → Print the award certificates.
    AI [Monika] → Buy gift cards to be handed out for hikers, leaders, carpool drivers.
    AI [Andy] → Buy price tags for the gear exchange, plates and cups.
    AI [Tamar] → Buy plasticware and get a beer permit.
  4. Speakers for July 16, September 17, November 19
    We have guest speakers for January, March, and May.
    AI [Tamar] → Contact other potential speakers
  5. Whether to make the Statistician part of the Executive Committee this year.
    Yes.
  6. Promotional handout items
    Deferred.
  7. Recognizing Accomplishments (Jim, Diva, Ralph, Ted)
    AI [Ted] → Send Jim an email about what goes on each certificate.
    AI [Jim] → Print certificates to be handed out at the Awards ceremony.
  8. Ted’s vacation, July 11-18
    Ted will miss the July 16 club meeting.
    AI [Andy] → Prepare to take over as secretary.
    AI [all] → Find someone to take over the video if need be.

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