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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!!