ANNOUNCEMENTS

Just a reminder we have a hike meeting Tuesday night 7 pm. Norwich YMCA community room. 

Also please renew your membership by mail or in person. 

Peg 


We are still looking for a new secretary for 2018 - anyone?

It is membership renewal time. I attached the Bullthistle Hiking Club membership form. Please fill out the form for your renewal. Remember membership is only $10 a year and helps us maintain, improve, and promote our hiking trails in Chenango County.
In 2017 our club gave out information about our club at events at Roger's Environmental Center, South Otselic Festival, Wolf Mountain Festival, and the Chobani health department event. New puncheons were build in various locations of the FLT as well as some new trail markers and newly painted blazes. For National Trails Day we build a new spur trail near the Perkins Lean-to. We also provided hike leaders to the YMCA camp for hikes with the children at the day camp. Our club continues to reach out to the community and you can help by sharing a membership application with your friends and family. 

Membership renewal can be done by cash at the meeting (forms will also be available). You can also renew by check and mail it or bring to the meeting. 

I also attached a link to the FLT membership form.
The FLT is actively seeking new members as well as renewals. Trail maintainers do receive a discount. With your FLT membership you receive the quarterly publication of the FLT News and a discount at their store (including maps). The BHC is a part of the FLT and supports their efforts across the state. I encourage all our members to also join the FLT. 

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Peg Fuller
BHC President
315-653-7345
Happy New Year everyone!
Hope you are all staying warm and getting ready to hike in 2018.

Our meeting is Tuesday January 2nd at 7 PM in the community room, Norwich YMCA. We will be having a short presentation by Ted Robinson on a hike in Westchester County. Should be some nice pictures!
I attached the agenda for the meeting, please let me know if you have additions.

We are still looking for a new secretary for 2018 - anyone?

It is membership renewal time. I attached the Bullthistle Hiking Club membership form. Please fill out the form for your renewal. Remember membership is only $10 a year and helps us maintain, improve, and promote our hiking trails in Chenango County.
In 2017 our club gave out information about our club at events at Roger's Environmental Center, South Otselic Festival, Wolf Mountain Festival, and the Chobani health department event. New puncheons were build in various locations of the FLT as well as some new trail markers and newly painted blazes. For National Trails Day we build a new spur trail near the Perkins Lean-to. We also provided hike leaders to the YMCA camp for hikes with the children at the day camp. Our club continues to reach out to the community and you can help by sharing a membership application with your friends and family. 

Membership renewal can be done by cash at the meeting (forms will also be available). You can also renew by check and mail it or bring to the meeting. 

I also attached a link to the FLT membership form.
The FLT is actively seeking new members as well as renewals. Trail maintainers do receive a discount. With your FLT membership you receive the quarterly publication of the FLT News and a discount at their store (including maps). The BHC is a part of the FLT and supports their efforts across the state. I encourage all our members to also join the FLT. 

-- 
Peg Fuller
BHC President
315-653-7345

HELP WANTED!


Thank you for supporting the Bullthistle Hiking Club.
Some of you hike, some of you do trail maintenance, some support the club because it is a good cause. Whatever your reason, it is awesome that you support the club.

We are in need of some help right now.

Our Secretary and Treasurer are unable to continue in their elected positions. The terms end Dec. 2018. So we are in need of people to fill in until that election (and possible continue after that).

The secretary position requires the person to attend each meeting (monthly) and any board meetings (we have one or 2 a year) and take notes. The notes are typed up and reviewed at the following meeting. Meeting notes are kept as files. One tool our current treasurer has used with great success is taping the meeting and reviewed the audio tape as he finalizes the typed minutes.The secretary also passes out the attendance sign in and maintains that form in his file. 

The treasurer position requires the person to keep track of all money in and all money out. Receipts are kept for every purchase. A log is maintained showing current balances. The treasurer reviews our monthly bank statements. The treasurer also maintain the membership list and the count of current members. We have a checking account and a savings account. A budget meeting is held in the beginning of each year (Jan or Feb) with the board members to determine approximate spending for the year.

So again - we are in need of "fill in" people for Treasurer and Secretary. We have one person offering to fill in for Treasurer if no one else steps up. 

If you are interested in either position, please contact me ASAP. I will provide any additional information you need to determine if this is a commitment you can make to help the hiking club. 

My e-mail - peg379@gmail.com
My home phone - 315-653-7345
My cell phone - 908-310-3957

Thank you for your continued support of the Bullthistle Hiking Club.

Please watch your e-mail for the membership renewal form. Membership is only $10 a person and our membership drive begins January 1st. 
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Peg Fuller
BHC President