Climbing meetups and more

From: Meghan M.
Sent on: Thursday, March 11, 2010 10:49 AM
Hi All,

I hope you're enjoying climbing with us every Wednesday. For those of you who haven't made it to a meetup yet- we'd love to meet you!! Come join us in the climbing fun. No worries if you're a complete beginner, we'll get you going right away. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me.

One of our very active members, Mellisa, is now an event organizer and is setting up new meetups during the day on Friday. If you don't have to work then it's a great time to climb as the gym is nearly empty. If anyone else is interested in becoming an event organizer let me know. We'd like to offer climbing meetups on other days as well. And if you have any other ideas, we're eager to hear them!!

On a completely different note, but very important, for the first time ever, budget woes may close down 55 parks and historic sites in New York State. This is hugely relevant to climbers in our area as one of the parks is the climbing area at Minnewaska State Park Preserve.

We urge all members, whether climbers, hikers, or just lovers of natural places to join the letter-writing campaign that is organized by the Access Fund. They have a template you can use to contact your legislative representatives to voice your opposition. It is very simple and takes only a few minutes, but could make a huge difference. Please take a moment to support the cause. Here is the link:

http://www.accessfund.org/c.tmL5KhNWLrH/b.5208267/k.8C84/Action_Center/siteapps/advocacy/ActionItem.aspx?c=tmL5KhNWLrH&b=5208267&aid=13932

Thanks and see you on the wall soon!!

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