Thursday, April 9, 2009

Potluck Brunch for volunteers May 9, hosted by the Mountaineers

From Meadow Rover Amy Mann, here's an update on our annual Volunteer Breakfast:

The date of our Spring Potluck Brunch is approaching. Time to catch up with each other and to kick off the 2009 Meadow Roving Season! The date is Saturday, May 9, at The Mountaineers Tacoma clubhouse. We'll plan to start serving food at 9:30 a.m.

The menu is potluck - bring whatever you think would be fun. Coffee, tea, juice and tableware will be provided. Last year the food was great and, of course, bountiful--why should this year be any different!

We'll be there to open the doors at 8:00 a.m. and could use some help setting up tables and chairs. There are two ovens and a microwave if you have something that needs to be heated up.

We hope you will join us and will pass the word along to any other volunteers we missed and to anyone who is interested in finding out how much fun we have volunteering at MRNP. This is a great recruiting opportunity--what better advertisement than a room full of people having fun!

And, of course, all Park employees who can get away are welcome to attend.

Below is the notice that has been running on The Mountaineers website and may well run in the Tacoma newspaper. Let us know if you will be joining us so we know how many tables to set up.

Looking forward to seeing you on May 9th!

Potluck Brunch hosted by the Mountaineers Tacoma Branch Hiking & Backpacking Committee and the Mt. Rainier Volunteers In the Park (VIPs), at the Tacoma clubhouse, 2302 N. 30th Street, Tacoma, WA 98403. All are welcome to attend this event to find out about volunteering at Mt. Rainier National Park and to help the Park VIP's kick off the 2009 Meadow Roving season. There are a number of Tacoma Mountaineers who volunteer at Sunrise during the summer, as well as other Mountaineers who volunteer at Paradise and in the backcountry on a year round basis. Opportunities at the Park abound - check out the volunteer opportunities listed on the Park website, It's a terrific job! If you have just a couple of days a month (weekends or weekdays) there is something for you to do at MRNP. If you've done all the trail maintenance and rebuilding that your body can handle, meadow roving might be just the ticket to get you out and let you give something back to the Park. Bring something yummy to share for brunch. We'll plan to start serving food at 9:30 a.m. Doors will be open by 8:00 a.m. if you want to come early to slip your treat into the oven to heat it up. Coffee, tea, juice, tableware will be provided. Questions or for directions, contact Amy Mann,, 253-759-2796 or Carol Berry,, 253-845-9297.

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