The 2013 TCRC Meetup Spring Social is upon us!
We are climbing at VE - St Paul tonight and then going to Sweeney's upstairs banquet room for food, drinks, socializing, and the raffle!
We hold semi-annual raffles to serve as fundraisers for the TCRC Meetup. Organizer dues cost $144 annually and this helps offset those costs and allows us to reserve group campsites throughout the year as well as host events like this. This spring, we are also donating from our proceeds to the Minnesota Climbers Association and to Gram Parker's Summit for Someone fundraising goal.
Raffle tickets will be $1 each and you can put your tickets towards whatever individual prizes you would like to win. Buy as many as you like! Cash is preferred, but we will have credit card service available. We will have some door prizes, too, that everyone will be eligible for.
New this year is sponsorship from Mad Rock! Mad Rock will be at VE St Paul from 5-9 pm with many of their latest model shoes for you to try on and use around the gym. Later, they will be joining us at Sweeney's where TCRC Meetup climbers can take advantage of a special offer and order all Mad Rock products (except crash pads) for 25% off. You can take 20% off the new R3 pad and 10% all other crash pad orders. See Mad Rocks product list here and more information about the shoe demo here.
Here are PHOTOS from Fall 2012, PHOTOS from our Spring 2012 Social, and PHOTOS from our Fall 2011 Social.
See you at the Social!
RAFFLE! (I'll update as sponsors commit)
Midwest Mountaineering is donating a gift certificate! (amount not yet determined)
Meetup climbers, Anthony and Kristen Quill are donating a wine barrel coat rack from their business By the Barrel. (picture above representation only, will vary)
Long time sponsor, NE Community Chiropractic, is donating again!
New sponsor, Organic, donated a chalk bag and bucket! Awesome!
Pizza Luce, one of our favorite post-climb venues, is donating again in 2013!
Mad Rock is getting in on the raffle with a FREE pair of Mad Rock shoes and a few chalk bags!
MNCC is donating to the raffle (Item TBD).
VE is donating day passes and a free sport leading lesson for two!
Local company, Escape Climbing Holds, is donating to the raffle! I'm very excited that Escape will be donating their exclusive Willow River guidebook and brand new logo chalk bag to the raffle!
TCRC Meetup is purchasing two of these custom made shirts to add to the raffle. Blue in Medium, Pink in Small. Order your own if you don't want to wait for the raffle; details at http://justclimbmn.wordpress.com/shop/
Meetup climber, Janna, is starting her own business - Paulette Bakery. Paulette Bakery is donating two batches of one dozen croissants to the raffle! Check her out here: https://www.facebook.com/PauletteBakery
From Meetup climber, Allecia Olson and Allecia's Toy Chest: "Take the monotony out of monogamy! A variety of sensual products to bring passion to life! A great gift for a lady or a lady and her partner! Valued at over $150! If you have any questions after winning this gift basket please speak to Allecia. She will be present at the social and she will attach her business card to the gift basket."
Access Fund sent water bottles, a winter hat, a chalk bag, and LOTS of mini cliff bars for the raffle! Become a joint AF/MCA member here.
Applebee's gift card in the raffle from the Meetup group Social Events for 20s-30s.
MCA president, James Loveridge, has donated some BD winter hats, a BD baseball hat and some t-shirts to the raffle!