Tuesday June 23 1:00 pm
The 2015 Newsletter is now available on the website.
MESSAGE FROM CLUB PRESIDENT:
The Club has embarked on a number of initiatives which are presented in the following message from the Liz DeLong, the Club President.
Please take time to read this message and the subsequent documents that provide further information on the initiatives introduced in Liz's message.
President's Message June 2015
2015 HIKING INITIATIVES:
Group Leaders and Bus Coordinators:
The Hiking Committee has developed a set of best practices for the Group Leaders and Bus Coordinators which are being piloted for the 2015 Hiking season. Members are asked to familiarize themselves with the proposed practices by reading the following documents.
Group Trail Leader Best Practices
Bus Coordinator Best Practices
The Club has negotiated a new insurance policy. A Summary of the coverage provided by this policy is presented in the following document.
SSOC Insurance Coverage Summary
A REMINDER ABOUT TICKS:
It's that time of year again when ticks are hungry and looking for blood. A member returned from our April 8 outing with a tick on her jacket.
Members should be aware of the Tick Surveillance Program run by Alberta Health Services. Members finding ticks on themselves or their pets can submit them for analysis and this helps monitor whether any are the ones that can trigger Lyme disease.
Any ticks found should be placed in a small container, such as a plastic pill container.
See the following links for information about the program. The first is about the program and the second is the list of AHS environmental health offices that the ticks can be taken to.
Health Alberta Lyme Disease Program
Environmental Health Offices Accepting Tick Samples
Our Summer Hiking Season kicked off on Wednesday May 6 with a trip to Jumping Pound Loop.
The weather has cooperated for all outings so far and attendance has been excellent.
Check out the 2015 Hiking Schedule
to see the location of upcoming outings. Remember that destinations may change so check the Evite invitation and Club Hot Line Message.
City walks continue year round and, like our other activities, are very popular.
Check the Club hot line or email each week for details of the location of the upcoming Monday walk.
Our golf program is available to all members who would like the opportunity to play with a variety of people in a friendly and non-competitive atmosphere. Our season begins Monday May 4th and will continue through the summer months until the end of August. We play every Monday except on Statutory holidays at Lakeview or Richmond Green Golf Courses. Please see our Golf page for additional information on our schedule,fees, golf contact and rules of play.
Hyperlinks to our growing repertoire of bespoke Summer SSOC maps are in the pages titled 'SSOC 'Maps'. To access this from the Menu System opposite follow the sequence which pops out sideways to the right:
The Club makes every effort to look after Members and Guests on outings, but the bottom line is that each person is responsible for him or herself.
Out-of-City Activities–>Hiking–>Trail Information->SSOC Maps
We urge all Members to come on outings armed with a downloaded and printed 'Map of the Day'. This is especially important when we are visiting a new or variant of a venue.
HOW TO VIEW AND DOWNLOAD A MAP:
This is for anyone having difficulty in viewing and downloading a map:
You are asked to 'click on hyper link'. Hyperlinks are links which take you to a document held on the website one is in. Links take one to a document on a different website. Both take the form of underlined red text, as per the example below:
CG49 Jumpingpound Loop
Once the map is open and displayed you must download it. Different browsers have similar Download control icons. Sometimes you will see a 'Download' button; sometimes this is shown as a 'floppy disk' icon. Identify and click on it. The maps are often a megabite or two in size so the time taken to download can be several seconds or more, depending on the speed of your internet connection. If you have cable it takes only a few seconds, but not all of us are so lucky. Be patient and watch your downloading progress indicator.
LOST AND FOUND:
A list of Lost and Found items is included in the bus books.