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Celebrating 21 years of outdoor adventures, the Texins Outdoor Club (aka TOC) was officially formed on September 19th, 1996.

INTRODUCTION
Thank you for considering joining the Texins Outdoor Club. If you like nature, if you like to get outdoors to explore, exercise, and just get away, this is your club - you are among friends. Our events are sometimes challenging! Whether it’s hitting a bike trail on short notice, hiking the woods on a weekend outing, paddling our favorite stream, or traveling to find breath-taking scenery and adventure, we love taking every opportunity to get out there. Browse our website and see what we are about. If you see something you like and live in the North Texas area, RSVP. If you have an idea for an outing, suggest it. One of our organizers will contact you and firm things up. If you are lucky enough to find your way outdoors, leave nothing behind and take nothing but memories.

MISSION STATEMENT
Our mission is to provide opportunities where you may participate in group activities in a fun, easy-going, and healthy environment. Our events are planned to extend individual awareness, knowledge, appreciation, and enjoyment of the outdoors. We strive to build understanding for the wise use, preservation, and respect for the outdoors and its natural beauty. We achieve these goals, in part, by practicing the Principles of Leave No Trace.

ACTIVITIES & MEETINGS
We are interested in many outdoor adventure sports including, but not limited to, backpacking in our country's pristine state and national parks, biking (both road and mountain), camping, hiking, and paddling the wild and wonderful rivers of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Some of us enter regional cycling events. Our events are led by volunteer members. Our goal is to plan year-around outdoor events. Occasionally, we'll take extended trips traveling to far off destinations out of state and even outside the US.

We try to meet monthly to socialize, plan events, and share . Meetup Organizers volunteer their time, skills and knowledge to provide opportunities so that others may improve their skills while participating in outdoor activities.

MEMBERS
TOC's members are folks of all ages who appreciate and are very involved with the outdoors. Member involvement, effort, and volunteerism are what make TOC thrive. Our club is small - we like it that way. Many of us have known each other for as long as the club's been in existence; however, we need and want new members, to keep the club going, to bring new energy, and to introduce new ideas and new trips to our members.

TERMS OF MEMBERSHIP
By joining the Texins Outdoor Club (aka TOC) Meetup group, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to:
a) the TOC Club Charter General Rules included below
b) the Liability Release Agreement included below
c) the Principles of Leave No Trace included below
d) pay membership dues as required

Failure to abide by the Terms of Membership may result in loss of membership in TOC.

Membership renewal, by way of remitting your annual dues payments, constitutes your ongoing acceptance of the Terms of Membership listed above

MEMBERSHIP DUES
Click here to open PayPay.com to pay your 2018 $25.00 Annual Membership Dues (
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New Member dues must be paid within 60 days of joining this meetup.
For 2018, we will continue the 60-day trial membership period for new members, which was implemented in 2017. After that trial period, if you are unpaid, your pending membership in the Club will be dropped. You may rejoin, but your window will only be 30 days. New in 2018, for returning members, we will begin following the same practice as with new members - we will have a 60-day grace period in which to pay our $25 annual fee. If unpaid on March 1 2018, you also will be dropped from the club.

You may also pay by check, payable to Texins Outdoor Club.
Please give your check to any officer, event organizer, or mail to TOC Treasurer, 1909 Rustic Creek Dr, Garland, TX 75040. For check payments, also email mcerralvo@att.net to advise to which member you gave your check.
Dues are not prorated for partial year memberships.

Guys, this is IMPORTANT: To restate the above, for returning members, you will be dropped from the club if your dues are not paid by March 1, 2018.

Click here to read the LIABILITY RELEASE AGREEMENT (http://files.meetup.com/1767879/Membership%20Form.pdf)
Note: The application portion of this document is no longer in use.

Click here to read the Club Charter (http://files.meetup.com/1767879/Texins%20Outdoor%20Club%20Charter.pdf)
This critical document reflects our club's government structure, our club's goals, and the proper etiquette that we expect all members to follow when participating in any club event. Our wilderness areas are slowly shrinking and if the ones we have are not properly maintained, we will have no wilderness areas left. TOC is member club of the Texins Association of Clubs (TAC), a non profit organization related to Texas Instruments; however, anyone is welcome to join TOC.

KAYAK RENTALS
Although the club no longer has climbing and backpacking equipment for rental/use, we still maintain several kayaks which are available for rent.
Our rental fleet of kayaks is housed at one of our member's home in Denton.
|To pay a $10/day kayak rental fee, please click the link below to open PayPal.com.
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Again, thanks for considering joining our ever growing group of outdoor adventurers and explorers! We invite you to become a member and join us on our great outdoor adventures.

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