I hope everyone who came on the Dinner Meet had a great weekend! Without doubt, my favourite part was meeting our alumni- did you know that in the 80’s we were banned from the King’s House pub in Glencoe for 3 years after a Dinner Meet?
Also, that tossing the president into a frozen loch used to be the New Years eve tradition? Dunno if I’m bringing that one back.
Anyway, here are some important announcements:
1. Epic Major Gear Recall 5000
If you have ANY gear left please bring it to pub lunch on Wednesday from 1-2 pm. If you cannot make it please email tjms2 and arrange an alternative. We are in the processes of re-labelling and doing inventory so ALL gear must be returned without exception.
1.2. Also, please pay all standing debts
at pub lunch
2. Driver incentives 2016/2017
The only way we can run successful trips is if we have AU drivers. There are many pros of being a driver, including:
1. You get 50% off all trips
2. You get to choose or heavily influence day trip locations and driving distance route choices on weekend trips
3. NEW! If you pass your AU drivers test for the first time this fall, membership for a year will only cost you 17£!
4. New! As of next year even if you drive your personal car on a trip with our members you will get a 50% discount on the trip
You will be receiving another reminder closer to September.
3. A New Hope
Next year we are promised a new climbing wall and better training times. I am more than excited and will try to keep you updated on new developments. I chatted with the AU that they want to open the wall for public use so they will need employees. Please let us know if you would be interested and tell us any existing qualifications and experience you may have.
4. Revision Pub Lunch and Socials
Pub lunch will commence! Wednesdays at 1 pm, and socials will be posted on facebook. See you there!
Have a great summer, do some awesome climbing and have some epic adventures! Stay safe 😉 And to those graduating- I hope we will stay in touch, you will be dearly missed.
And finally, quote of the week:
St Andrews University Mountaineering Club
The finest club around
Well I’ve spent 4 years with you guys now,
And there’s a few things I have found:
1st things 1st, when off climbing you go,
And clearly you want to come back,
You can’t go far wrong, whatever you do,
As long as you take along Jack!
Second, when you first join the club,
You may be an innocent fresher,
But with Jacob around, soon denim-clad you’ll be found,
And your drinking will never be better!
Speaking of which, 3rd must be, how many
Of these trips are hazy
We sure love to drink – from hip flask and bottle
Or a growler if you’re Hayley!
Fourthly, being President was great!
And I’m sad to see it go,
But I surely couldn’t have done a good job,
Without my vice pres, Tim Lowe
With Rasa as President, the future looks bright,
STAUMC is here to stay!
That is, of course, if we don’t lose our Committee
Like Peter, to Breakaway
With this club I’ve done so much,
I’ve laughed and been scared on every meet,
Though the fear, I’ll admit, mainly comes,
When Skylar’s in the driving seat!
So the time has come to stop rambling on,
And simply say thank you for all the years,
It’s been a blast and I’ll end with this,
To STAUMC – cheers!
-Lucy Stanfield, dinner meet speech