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Monthly Chapter Meeting via Zoom!
March 2nd 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Join us for our regular monthly meeting!
We'd really love you to join us as we start up our regular monthly meetings again. We'll be using Zoom, the video-conferencing app that's allowed so many of us to stay in touch with loved ones and friends during the pandemic. It's easy, fun, and a great way to socialize safely.
We'll have a social portion of the meeting for the first 30 minutes. Say hi, catch up, meet new members. Then after the social portion we'll get down to club business and the official meeting. Everyone's welcome to participate, but only core group members can vote on motions.
We don't know yet when it will be safe to resume having in-person events, but we want to get ready and start planning. Come join us the first Tuesday of each month. These meetings are a great way for us all the stay in touch, continue building friendships, and start some new ones. Everyone is welcome!
See you at 7:00 PM on Tuesday March 2nd!
Click the button to register for this event. We'll send the link for the Zoom Meeting.
Not sure what this Zoom thing is? Or need help figuring it out? Let us know and we'll hook you up with someone that can help.
Great Friends... Great Times... The Great Outdoors
California Great Outdoors -
Special Board Meeting
Saturday, March 6, 2021, 10 AM - 11 AM
The Great Outdoors Board will meet on Saturday March 6, 2021 starting at 10:00 AM. Due to COVID-19 our meeting will be conducted virtually via Zoom teleconference software.
This a Special Meeting to discuss the approval of two documents (click here for Agenda and documents):
1. COVID Reopening Protocol
2. COVID Training Protocols
To attend this meeting - via Zoom teleconference - you must register for the meeting. Once you are registered, you will be sent a confirmation email with a link to this particular meeting. Save that email as it will contain a link (URL) to the meeting which includes the meeting number and password.
All GO Board Members and Chapter Reps attending this meeting will need to register for this event.
All GO members may attend this meeting if interested.
If you have any questions, please contact Dennis Curran via email - Chair@GreatOutdoors.org.
Sunset Virtual Campfire
Enjoy a mid-week virtual getaway evening with friends around a virtual campfire in the comfort of your own home! We'll have a images of a campfire and you can join in the conversation. Share your stay-at-home isolation with a dozen or so of your GOPS friends!
WHAT TO BRING:
You can join the Zoom meeting using your computer equipped with a camera and microphone (preferred); you can also use a smartphone with a camera. Bring your own beverage and snacks. It's becoming winter, so dress accordingly.
Dennis Curran is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: PS - Virtual Campfire
Time: Wednesday, March 10, 2021; 07:00 PM Pacific Time
Register early! Registration closes March 9. Login information will be emailed to registrants a few days before the event.
Event Leader: Dennis Curran Email click here
Health Problems/allergies: It's virtual! No one leaves their home! So there aren't any!
Due to the Coronavirus epidemic, the GOPS Monthly Core Group Meeting is being held as an on-line meeting of the Core Group Members, and is available to the public. The Core Group members will meet in an on-line meeting starting at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, March 23, 2021.
GOPS Members can attend by registering for the meeting; Core Group members do not need to register. For best results, plan to use a computer or tablet equipped with a camera and microphone. Information on how to enter the meeting will be provided to registrants in their Confirmation and Reminder emails.
Time: Wednesday, March 24, 2021; 07:00 PM Pacific Time
Register early! Registration closes March 23. Login information will be emailed to registrants a few days before the event.
Lets get ready to return to our overnight camping trips! One of the premier features of Great Outdoors is overnight trips. As a leader you will identify, research and manage overnight trips. We will use Zoom with multimedia presentations including group discussions with Q&A. Learn tips and techniques to help create and manage trips.
TRIP LEADERSHIP - OVERNIGHT EVENTS - SECTION II
Click Here to View Manual
Create a new trip or update a former trip.
Planning, scouting, securing reservations.
Finances and budget.
Create a trip description and promotion.
Secure all logistics including any permits, and support staff as necessary.
Communicate with participants to provide information and answer questions.
Conducting your trip, safety issues, group management issues - preventing and solving.
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Resources Required by Participant: Zoom application
Course Preparation: Review the training manual ahead of time.
Current Trip Leaders are welcome to attend as a refresher.
Contact: Scott Connelly, Chair Outdoor Experience: email click here
This is a "Save the Date" at this point.
As the COVID restrictions change, we will make updates and open up registration if the regulations at the time allow.
Brief Description - We have 8 sites, 4 of which can accommodate small RV's or trailers (25 feet). One of the RV/Trailer sites is available Friday to Sunday only (instead of Thursday to Sunday like the rest of the sites).
Dogwood is a beautiful campground in the San Bernardino mountains. The towns of Lake Arrowhead and Crestline are nearby.
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