Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Spring Volunteer Brunch set for May 8 at Tacoma Mountaineers Clubhouse

It's hard to believe, but the vernal equinox is now barely a week and a half away! The summer volunteer season cannot be far behind. To that end, it's time to announce this year's Spring Volunteer Brunch, sponsored by the Tacoma Mountaineers. It's been on the calendar for a  long time (since last year, actually), but due to a computer glitch, had dropped off our online calendar page. Thanks to Amy Mann for noticing the omission; it's now back online, along with this official announcement.

Are you interested in volunteering at Mount Rainier? Do you have questions about what's available and what's involved? This year there are more ways to volunteer than ever, and as we get closer to summer, the calendar will fill up rapidly with specific projects and events. Come learn all about it at this event sponsored and organized by volunteers themselves:

May 8, Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Potluck Brunch hosted by the Tacoma Branch Hiking & Backpacking Committee and the Mount Rainier Volunteers In Parks (VIPs), at the Tacoma clubhouse, 2302 N. 30th Street, Tacoma, WA 98403. All Mountaineers members, as well as Non-Members, are welcome to attend this event to find out about volunteering at Mount Rainier National Park and to help the Park VIPs 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, and at the VIP blog.

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 Mount Rainier National Park. 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 Carol Berry, busbuster@aol.com, 253-845-9297, Amy Mann, agmann@comcast.net, 253-759-2796, Martha Scoville, garyandmartha@harbornet.com, 253-752-5014.

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