December Monthly Meeting and White Elephant Exchange

  • December 17, 2012 · 6:30 PM
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Normally the Monthly Meetings occur closer to the end of the month, but with Christmas and New Year falling on Tuesdays this year, I'd like to meet a bit earlier. So with that in mind, what say we all take a night off from all of the pre-holiday hustle and bustle and meet for a well deserved post-work bite and beer and talk about everyone's favorite subject- hiking !! As always, this is a great opportunity for new members to meet some of the Hike Leaders and many of your fellow hikers.

Also, since no December would be complete without a White Elephant Exchange, we'll hold the "2nd Somewhat Annual PHMG White Elephant Exchange". Bring a wrapped gift to add to the pile and you will receive a ticket. Once the exchange begins (about 7:15pm), we will draw numbers and the person whose number is called will have the option to either take a gift from the pile and open it up for all to see, or to "steal" a gift from someone else, with the caveat that any given item can only be "stolen" 3 times. If an item is "stolen" from you, you will have the option to grab another gift from the pile or to "steal" from someone else.

One last thing about the gifts: they don't have to be hiking related, and if you are planning on buying something for the exchange don't spend more than about $15 on it- keep it cheap !!

I usually save the "wildcards" for my hikes, but I do have one to keep in mind- hopefully we'll be able to grab the room at the Lucky Lab, but if not we'll move out to the back patio. They do have heaters out there, but it can still get a bit chilly, so come prepared.

Let the merriment ensue!!

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  • Zachary

    Great folks and a wonderful assortment of gifts- especially the squishy bowls! Thanks to all y'all for braving the cold, and I hope that everyone had as much fun as I did!!

    4 · December 18, 2012

    • Bob R

      I had a lot of fun. Thanks for coordinating the event!

      December 18, 2012

    • Kathryn S.

      We're a hearty hiking group, fortified by beer. So we can brave the cold pavement and picnic tables with the best of 'em. Plus my dog Dudley provided some warmth to many. CHEERS!

      December 19, 2012

  • Dawn

    First monthly meeting, had a great time minus the spilled beer and broken glass!!!! Did get to share my gift with my table-mates....thanks all and thanks Zach!!!

    December 18, 2012

  • RJ - Rene' Garcia -.

    Fun Time...Lots of Laughs!

    December 18, 2012

  • Laura N.

    Fun times were had by all.

    December 18, 2012

  • Jeff C.

    What outstanding night , great gift exchange, and lots of fun.

    December 18, 2012

  • Denise

    My first white elephant...I want the squishy bowls. Trade ya something. Great time thank you

    December 17, 2012

  • Cynthia L.

    Fun times, and I got to keep the salsa!

    December 17, 2012

  • Jeff C.

    It's going to be a crazy night ...

    December 17, 2012

  • Kim

    We sitting outside then? I'll go get my long johns on then!

    December 17, 2012

  • Jeff C.

    Hay zackery!! The room at Lucy lab is already taking ....

    December 17, 2012

  • Dawn

    I think I'm looking forward to this event tonight!!! lol :) Just from the posts below, sounds like a great group will be there tonight!

    December 17, 2012

  • Jeff C.

    No,,, You will be fighting OVER my gift ....

    December 17, 2012

    • Kathryn S.

      No mine is truly the one to covet because it is rude, crude and appropriate for this lovely group!

      2 · December 17, 2012

    • Denise

      Hello, I have nothing yet! Might just be a pitcher of beer from Lucky Lab. Not creative but you'll enjoy

      1 · December 17, 2012

  • RJ - Rene' Garcia -.

    Mine has Special Powers that the Power Ranger attempted to Gain, but FAILED!

    December 17, 2012

  • RJ - Rene' Garcia -.

    I bought something for, who may want to Hike into Da Amazon Jungle, but Da Poison is NOT included...No!...it has nothing to do with Da Witch Doctor...He knows me as Da Cool Cuban Dude from North East Portland.

    December 17, 2012

  • Kim

    Ooooo, you guys are going to be fighting over my gift!

    December 17, 2012

  • Jeff

    I've got my gift all wrapped! It will be fun.

    December 16, 2012

  • Jeff C.

    Can't wait for a good all time ...

    December 16, 2012

    • Denise

      Is all the excitement going to cause you to lose sleep? See you all around beverage:30

      2 · December 16, 2012

  • Jeff C.

    Can't wait for a good all time .....

    1 · December 16, 2012

  • Michele

    Looking forward to this. Will be arriving about 7:15 or so. About what time will the white elephant exchange begin?

    December 16, 2012

  • Denise

    I know a couple others that will be there early to help secure the spot. ;) We'll see ya there

    1 · December 6, 2012

  • Zachary

    Thanks, Bro !! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that no one has rented out the room that night.

    December 5, 2012

  • Jeff C.

    Zachary ! I will go early to save the room for the meeting .Cheer's Jeff

    December 5, 2012

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