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POC Newsletter 02/02/2016

Salutations my fellow POCers!
We elected two new gear consultants this week! Congratulations to Kathy Roeder and Alex Serov!!
The backpackers taught us how to read a topographical map using coordinates and a Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM)! The maps are labelled with Easting and Northing coordinates with the Northing being along the sides of the map and the Easting being at the top and bottom. The closer the elevation lines are on the map, the steeper the ridge, and solid green areas indicate level ground. If you want to know more about orienteering, email one of the backpacking consultants for more info (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)!
Last Weekend:
Leanna found the tallest waterfall in Indiana! It's about 90 feet tall!
A few cool kids went a checked out the new Elite Air trampoline place in Lafayette!
Sam and Evan went on two bike rides over the weekend and Natalie went biking too!
Also, Tycho went on another funtastic caving trip with some of your fellow POCers!
This Weekend:
Tycho and Zach are going to Sullivan Cave in Bedford, IN! This is a beginner trip involving a lot of crawling, low ceilings, and tight spaces, no vertical caving. Email Tycho (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) ASAP if you want to go! There are very few spots available!
The mountain bikers are taking a trip to Ray's Indoor Bike Park in Milwaukee, WI this Saturday! It's about a 5 hour drive and will cost about $30 for entrance fee and bike rental if it is your first time, not including gas. Email Sam Moan if you want to go! (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Future Weekends:
The Climbing Lock-In at Evo Fitness in Indy is coming up next weekend from 8:00PM February 12th to 8:00AM February 13th! Get hype! The price has now gone down to $20 per person, and there will be chili for you to buy of both the vegetarian and carnivorous variety! Sign up here by February 9th if you want to go!
No plans on Valentine's Day? Well then you should go ICE CLIMBING!!! There are still spots on the trip to Peabody in Michigan on Sunday February 14th! The trip will cost about $45, and we do ask that you be top rope belay certified in order to go.
Sign up here!
Also happening that weekend, Ice Fest! February 10th-14th is Michigan Ice Fest!!!!  This is going to be quite an expensive trip, but worth it nonetheless. The cost is $40 to register for the festival, not including classes and demos.
You can read about the classes here: http://downwindsports.com/icefest/schedule/clinics-classes/  
This trip will cost you about $500 if you leave Friday and go to classes/demos on Saturday and Sunday.  If you are interested, you can sign up here: http://downwindsports.com/icefest/registration-2016/
Get ready for the next bouldering competition happening on Saturday, March 6th! The registration fee is $25 and includes a t-shirt if you sign up by February 17th! There is a division for every skill level and the coordinators have got some killer prizes set up for the winners! All proceeds from the competition will benefit the Holy Boulders in Southern IL.
You can also sign up to volunteer at the event if you just want to hang out! They especially need help washing holds the weekend before the competition on February 28th.

In April, there will be a Trail Day at Red River Gorge! There will even be a few beginner trips on the following day depending on whose care you are in. Keep a look out for emails with more information and sign ups!
Trey Roob is thinking about starting up a weekly trail running thing now that it is starting to warm up again. Email him and express your interest if you wanna!
Final Business:
Coming up next week, the mountain bikers will be giving a presentation during the meeting on Tuesday at 7:00PM in the Boilermaker Room!
If you want to get recertified for CPR/AED and First Aid but cannot make the recertification class times, email Katie Warner and let her know so she can work something out with the instructor. If you signed up for a full certification class and you were charged more than $40, ask member services desk for a reimbursement, and find someone who can sign you up for the right class. Make sure you tell them you are a Club Sports Member. If you still have problems, email Katie (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) your questions.
Support your favorite club next week, February 9th and Skip-A-Meal to go to Hot Box Pizza! 20% of what you spend will be donated to the POC if you mention Purdue Outing Club when you place your order!


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