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Sidetrackers Outdoor and Active Singles Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

  • Feb 6, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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THE SIDETRACKERS MONTHLY MEETUP is held on the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m., excluding holidays. The Monthly Meetup consists of trip reports and discussion of recently-completed activities and events, and review and discussion of upcoming activities and events. We try to schedule guest speakers on an occasional/as-available basis. members and subscribers to our free YahooGroups email list service receive an automatic reminder message in their email before the meetup. The full Club Newsletter, Activities Calendar, and Yahoo e-mail list can be found at:  

*** Guest Presentation ***

February 6, 2013, The Sidetrackers welcome guest speakers from Beaches Habitat for Humanity.  President Ralph Marcello, & Volunteer Coordinator, Sarah Rutkowski will share their mission and give us the opportunity and support we need, so we may play a part in this community outreach program. Sidetrackers are joining Beaches Habitat for Humanity by volunteering March 23, 2013.
Habitat is not a giveaway program. Our program is a hand up, not a hand out. Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Beaches Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses alongside our homeowner (partner) families.

Partner families are selected by a volunteer Family Selection committee based on Our Four Criteria:

1. Need – Currently living in over-crowded, sub-standard or unaffordable housing.
2. Ability to Pay – Earning an income within certain limits, allowing the repayment of an interest-free mortgage.
3. Willingness to Partner – Willingness to volunteer a minimum of 300 hours on the construction on their own or other’s homes.
4. Connection to the Beaches Community – Living or working in our service area for a minimum of one year.

In addition to a down payment and monthly mortgage payments, homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor (“sweat equity”) into building their Habitat house and the houses of others. Upon completion, Habitat homes are sold to our partner families at no profit and financed with zero-interest loans. The homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments go into a “Revolving Fund for Humanity” which is used to build still more Habitat homes.


See future posting for volunteering for the March 23, 2013.

“There is no better exercise for your heart, than reaching down and helping to lift someone up.”  Bernard Meltzer

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  • A former member
    A former member


    February 6, 2013

  • Melody E.

    Very organized; well planned. Great activities and nice people. I'm looking forward to participating in some activities with the group.

    February 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I met the most friendly and active a people!

    1 · February 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry for the late notice, but I can not make it tonight. thanks, Denise

    February 6, 2013

  • nicole b.

    is the 12 noon trip for the 1 day trip if so Im going if I can find others that are going for the day trip ?my phone number is[masked] and i wouldn't want to be the captain of the boat.

    February 6, 2013

  • Scuba Diver B.

    Sorry, I have a previous commitment.

    February 3, 2013

  • Joe S.

    I went on last Sunday's bike ride and look forward to meeting more of the group.

    January 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Visiting from Wyomiing.

    January 31, 2013

  • Joanne

    Don't think I can make it tonight..but still going to try.

    January 23, 2013

  • Peggy M.

    I am somewhat confused with all the meetup groups. It seems I am not a member of this one, so how can I find out what group/groups I do belong to. I volunteered in the office of a Habitat once and am familiar with their good work.

    January 15, 2013

    • Frank N

      Peggy, Sidetrackers is both a Meetup group and a club. This is outlined in the materials which you may have read when you joined our Meetup group. For more information you can visit the Membership Information page at http://www.Sidetracke...­.

      January 15, 2013

    • vic c.

      You have to pay the 15 dollar yearly membership to be a Sidetracker,meetup is just a site to find your interests and then Rsvp that particular private group or event your intent of involvement

      January 15, 2013

  • Carmen V.

    Working late

    January 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Relative coming into town so won't make it.

    December 23, 2012

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