Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Club T-Shirts

With the approval of the design and colors of the new club t-shirts comes the next step.... Ordering them. Sarah has posted a sign-up sheet on the FC bulletin board. Please choose what colors and sizes you want. The minimum order quantity is 40, so we need as many folks to commit as possible.


Saturday, January 23, 2010

ApSAF Winter Meeting

It's almost time, folks, Wednesday is coming up fast. All sophomores that haven't renewed their SAF membership but are planning on attending the Winter Meeting in Greenville, need to try to get it done ASAP. You can renew at the meeting, but it slows things down for the group. An important email was forwarded to me concerning PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) needed for the student tour on Thursday, so I'm posting an excerpt from that letter here, and will go over it again on Tuesday at the FC meeting.

ApSAF Winter Meeting Student Tour

Hello to all. I just wanted to send out a quick reminder regarding PPE for the ApSAF Student tour on Thursday Jan 28th. Please advise students and others planning to attend the tour to wear boots suitable for a field visit (they do not have to be steel toed but should afford substantial ankle support). Also, high-vis vests and hard hats along with safety glasses will be required. Realizing that every student might not have an orange vest, glasses and hard had, I will have some available, but please bring what you have..


W.C.Tucker, Jr.

That's all I have for now folks, see you on Tuesday.


Saturday, January 16, 2010

Welcome Back Folks!

Well, another semester has begun and, after the first week, it hold the promise of being a cold one! Club officers met Tuesday to discuss activities and possible projects and have cobbled together a rough outline of what's in store for us this semester. Sarah Miller has already taken the initiative to get a calendar posted on the Forestry Club bulletin board, so look for solid dates posted there. Here's what we have so far...
  2. The annual ApSAF Winter Meeting is slated to take place Jan. 27th through Jan. 29th in Greenville, NC. This is a great opportunity for students following the forestry track. At this meeting, students will get the opportunity to attend technical sessions presented by some of the top minds in our field as well as participate in a field tour presented by the local SAF chapter. This is an excellent chance for students to meet professionals in our field of study, make important contacts, and also to meet students from other colleges. Preference will be given to sophomores in the program, and the students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to attend. More information will be given at our meeting on Tuesday.
  3. We will be hosting a guest speaker on Feb. 9th. Ched Kearse, the current ApSAF Executive Committee Chair, has agreed to come speak with us. An agenda and subject matter will be posted soon.
  4. Timber Beast, the timbersports event hosted by Virginia Tech will be held toward the end of February at Virginia Tech. We really want to send a team, so be thinking about whether you will be able to make it.
  5. Mid-Atlantic is going to be held in Pennsylvania this year around mid-April. WE WILL WIN THIS ONE!!!! Practice during January and February will have a low-expectation practice schedule, but we are going to be cranking that dial UP in March and April. We spanked Penn State Mont-Alto at the Cradle and we will do it again, this time on their home turf! Commitment is expected!
  6. Firewood orders are rolling in with the cold snap we've had over the past month, and we only have enough cut wood to fill about one order. WE NEED FOLKS TO HELP WITH THE CUTTING AND SPLITTING OF WOOD!!! This is our primary way to earn money for the club, and with this cold weather we could make a bundle. Please help with this project, folks! See Rance Rogers or Boomer for times to volunteer.
Well, folks, I look forward to seeing you all at the meeting on Tuesday!