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The Circle's First Anniversary Beach Bash

On a foggy Sept. 23, 2012 at Muir Beach, 19 Trustees launched the Circle of Trust & Beer Hiking Club as a Meetup entity.

Twenty-one hikes and more than 500 Trustees later, it's time to celebrate an extraordinary inaugural year of hills, hops and humans. 

No need to sweat this one, Trustees. We'll be skipping the Climbing and Descending ... and going straight for the Drinking. We've reserved Mariners Lagoon, a picnic site at Robert Crown Memorial State Beach in Alameda, for the festivities. And, you'll be happy to hear, we've also secured a beer license. 

Bring your swimming gear - the mostly mercury-free Bay is just a few yards from our site. Beach volleyball, swimming (the water is considerable warmer than ocean) and frisbee-tossing is the order of the day. And feel free to bring your bike!

Debbie Bisaillon, who led all Trustees not named Brian by conquering 14 of the 21 hikes in our inaugural year, is co-hosting the event. She'll be emailing you with food or beer assignments. Manning the grills will be Our grillmasters will be Seven-hike Veteran Lloyd Phraner (fresh off his Eastern European tour) and Three-Peater Tim Boyd, who will be giving a command performance after a major-league grilling our Yosemite BBQ. 

WHO'S INVITED?

 All Veterans (5+ hikes) & Four-Runners

• Any Three-Peaters who have been active since our Yosemite Hike in May (including those who will complete their third hike on Sept. 1)

• All who attended our Yosemite Hike

WHAT TO BRING

• Please prepay $15 to defray the costs of the site rental, beer license, grilling supplies, meat, buns, condiments, recyclable plates/utensils, bottled water and ice. Your prepayment will serve as confirmation of your attendance. Prepayment is via PayPal, to Brian's account: [masked] (not case-sensitive). 

• Everyone should also bring either a) a six-pack of microbrew or b) a side dish. Debbie will designate the assignments. 

Who's In?


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  • Anna W.

    anyone driving over from SF (or able to give me a lift from West Oakland/ other BART station)?
    I'm coming on the earlier side. looking forward!

    September 4, 2013

    • Eric

      Anyone coming from the San Mateo area?

      September 21, 2013

    • Brian Patrick H.

      Great to see you, Anna "Tunnel"

      September 23, 2013

  • Jen

    So great to have a relaxing afternoon with everyone! And thanks for letting me vent about my crappy trip - that was very cathartic! :-)d

    1 · September 22, 2013

    • Brian Patrick H.

      Welcome home to the warm embrace of The Circle, L'il Jen!

      September 23, 2013

  • Stephanie

    Great to see everyone today! Thanks again to Brian and Debbie for organizing, I had a great time:)

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • Kerri

    Awesome!

    September 21, 2013

  • Eric

    Wreck on 880

    September 21, 2013

    • Eric

      Dead stop at exit 35

      September 21, 2013

  • Kerri

    Eric, I am about to get on bridge. Is it really bad?

    September 21, 2013

    • Eric

      Not super bad, but slower

      September 21, 2013

  • Eric

    Wreck on San Mateo Bridge

    September 21, 2013

  • Rich

    Rain or shine, right? How's it looking in Alameda, Brian?

    September 21, 2013

    • Eric

      0% chance of rain all day in Alameda, its sprinkling in Foster City right now, but then 0% chance of rain from noon onward

      September 21, 2013

  • Brian Patrick H.

    Does anyone have a volleyball they can bring?

    September 20, 2013

    • Debbie

      I found one, bringing it

      1 · September 21, 2013

  • Stephanie

    Looking forward to the bbq tomorrow!

    September 20, 2013

  • Jen

    So sorry, but I have to bail. I don't know how I didn't realize this earlier but I'll be flying home from the east coast on Saturday. Ugh.

    September 19, 2013

    • Jen

      Aw, you guys! You don't know how good it feels to be missed. This business trip has been total crap! But on the bright side I managed to weasel my way out early and am flying home tonight. YAYY!!! So I will see you all tomorrow after all. :-D

      3 · September 20, 2013

    • Eric

      Bummer

      September 20, 2013

  • Brian Patrick H.

    Here's the map for everything you need to get to the party (including parking and nearby stores for ice or beer)

    https://www.google.com/maps/ms?msid=201775671971120843384.0004e6c185f0f7dae6cc5&msa=0&ll=37.787539,-122.30135&spn=0.100525,0.209255

    September 19, 2013

  • Eric

    Anyone coming from the Peninsula across 92 aka San Mateo Bridge? I wouldn't mind carpooling if someone doesn't plan to drink.

    September 19, 2013

  • Debbie

    Circle's First Anniversary Beach Bash - follow up

    Hi All!

    I have completed sending individual emails to each of you with your food/beer assignment (and a reminder to pay your $15 if you haven't already) Please do reply to the email and confirm receipt. If you have NOT received the email with your food/beer assignment, please check your spam/junk folder. If it's not there either, please email, call or text me directly and I'll tell you what you need to bring. My contact information is below. Thanks and looking forward to a fun day!

    Debbie Bisaillon
    [masked][masked]

    1 · September 12, 2013

  • Cun

    Does not fit the criteria for the invitation. :'(

    September 9, 2013

  • Eric

    September 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really don't know of I am going to be able to make it....so

    September 6, 2013

  • Eric

    Someone want to volunteer for this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJ-h0SO8EUI#t=91

    September 4, 2013

    • Jen

      Okay, we definitely need to try that!

      September 4, 2013

    • Brian Patrick H.

      Badass - we must have one!

      September 4, 2013

  • Eric

    Paypal sent

    September 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    :(

    August 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The only activity in my backyard and I am not qualified to attend?!
    Just kidding...
    Have fun.

    August 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Brian! I would love to go on the Portola hike, but I doubt I would be able to get in as I am one of the last people on the waiting list.
      I may find my way to the Crown Beach on the 23rd to make sure you guys are behaving and are not trashing my "hood" :)

      August 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Maybe I can bring you as my date, Mahtaj, but then, Brian might get cross...

      1 · August 19, 2013

  • Kathy W.

    Have fun, guys! I'll still be trudging through Spain on this day. Hope to see everyone when I get back in November!

    1 · August 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll probably work until 3ish. If you yahoos will still be on the beach, I'll come over!

    1 · August 15, 2013

21 went

  • Brian Patrick H.
    116-HIKE VETERAN/39 Semi-Circles, Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Debbie
    26-HIKE VETERAN/7 Semi-Circles (TOP 100 PBR),
    Event Host
  • Harshal
    19-HIKE VETERAN/4 Semi-Circles (TOP 100 PBR)
  • Merle
    25-HIKE VETERAN/9 Semi-Circles
  • Reid
    *CLUB 66* 23-HIKE VETERAN/3 Semi-Circles (TOP 100 PBR)
  • Laura A.
    16-HIKE VETERAN/5 Semi-Circles (AUGUST PBR: 37)
  • Kurt W
    34-HIKE VETERAN/10 Semi-Circles
  • Lloyd P.
    DIVINE-NINER/2 SEMI-CIRCLES (PBR: 63)
  • Anna W.
    HIGH-FIVER/1 Semi-Circle (PBR: 93)
  • Eric
    13-HIKE VETERAN/3 Semi-Circles (PBR: 42)
  • Rich
    12-HIKE VETERAN/3 Semi-Circles (PBR: 45)
  • Tom
    14-HIKE VETERAN/5 Semi-Circles (PBR: 38)
  • Tim N.
    14-HIKE VETERAN/3 Semi-Circles (TOP 100 PBR)
  • John R.
    17-HIKE VETERAN/6 Semi-Circles (AUGUST PBR: 33)
  • Jen
    24-HIKE VETERAN/5 Semi-Circles (Top 100 PBR)-2016: 1/1
  • Stephanie
    19-HIKE VETERAN/5 Semi-Circles (TOP 100 PBR)
  • Kerri
    GRRR-EIGHT!
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member

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