• Club Meetup: Anniversary Party, 10, 20, 30 Years' Past Events in Review
    Please join us for our Jan 2019 Club Meeting and FORTY-THIRD! Birthday celebration. Where: Front room at Kickstand's on Central Avenue When: Socializing and eating starts at 6 pm. Order from the menu (on your own). Program to follow. Provided: The club will provide Birthday Cake. Program: Our annual look-back at club activities over the past 43 years since the birth of the Bergs. This will be the 10th annual pictorial look back, each time at 10, 20, and 30 years in the past. So this year we will be looking at 2009, 1999, and 1989. (And since this series started at 1980, we may also get some of[masked].) If you have any old slides (film or digital) or photos of Berg trips that we can scan of these specific years, please let Mike (http://www.meetup.com/hiking-323/members/4319367/) know before Jan 15 for inclusion in the show.

    Kickstand Bar & Grille

    1101 Central Ave. · Charlotte, NC

  • Board of Directors Meeting
    This is a meeting of the Board of Directors. Any voting member is invited, but officers are expected to attend. Past minutes are posted under Board Info on the Message Board http://hiking.meetup.com/323/messages/boards/forum/975363 An agenda will be sent to attendees prior to the meeting.

    Tom's House

    10200 Hanover Glen Road · Charlotte, NC

  • Club Meetup: Slide Show: Australia, Africa, and S America
    Please join us for our Mar 2019 Club Meeting When: Socializing and eating starts at 6:00 pm. Program to follow. Eating: Dinner on your own. Order from the menu. Program: Mike Davis will be giving a slide show from his[masked] trip to Australia, Africa, and S America. (Australia apart from the show by Stuart & Kim given last May. Mike's July show was animals; this one will be scenery and commentary. And it may be just part one depending on the quantity of slides.) Come out and socialize with your Berg friends (or meet new ones). We have meetings with programs about once a month.

    Kickstand Bar & Grille

    1101 Central Ave. · Charlotte, NC

  • Announcements (**Oct 3, 2017**)
    October 3, 2017:> Paying dues: For anyone wishing to pay dues, please consult the Membership Form (LINK (http://bit.do/Carolina-Berg-Wanderers-Membership-Form-New)) for the up to date address for mailing a check or the latest on how to pay electronically. (Note: dues paid now are good through all of 2018. Renewing members do not actually need to pay until January. Renewing members will get a reminder in January. Dues are now $20 per year.) October 3, 2017: > Open Meetup Conversations: The concept of open Meetup conversations is a brand new feature and we're not sure we are going to like it. In fact, it seems to be a potential annoyance. So, you'll find that any conversations started using the home page "Start a Conversation" are being deleted. Please consult a Board Member if there are concerns. Aug 5, 2017: > Dues increase for 2018. The Board has voted to raise the membership dues for 2018 from $10 to $20, as they were prior to 2014. Any guest or renewing members paying now will be credited with membership for all of 2018. (Renewals are not actually due until after January 1.) The Board also voted to fund our philanthropic sponsorship of local underprivileged youth to summer camp via a matching gifts plan. More details will follow. For more information, refer to the recent Board Minutes (https://www.meetup.com/hiking-323/messages/boards/thread/50717991). Aug 4, 2017: > Alert!!! Get your National Parks Senior Pass at $10 before price increase to $80! See link (https://www.meetup.com/hiking-323/messages/boards/thread/51021793). July 19, 2017:> ELECTIONS RESULTS: President: Tom Arrigo; Treasurer: Daniel Binford (re-elected); Outings Director: Sean Heenan. At-Large Board Members: Kevin Deery, Bob Kemp, Ted Flor T-SHIRTS: We now have Berg T-shirts free to members. Come to a meeting to get yours. This Calendar Entry is reserved for announcements. "Featuring" it promotes it to the top of the listing.

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  • Who Likes FLATWATER Paddling (Kayaking/Canoeing)?
    This is not an actual event. We created this posting to create a mailing list of members that like to or want to flatwater kayak. RSVP if this would be you, and please note your skill level beside your RSVP. Below are skill levels for flatwater kayaking: 1) Beginnner (all levels) - Individuals who have either never kayaked before, or who feel they will benefit from gaining experience in a milder paddle should look for our events aimed to all levels (beginner) paddles. Those who would feel most comfortable are those with minimal time in small boats, who have never tried to roll a boat, and may be trying different boats and boat types, either as a pre-purchase decision, or who simply kayak only minimally. Parameters for events of this type will generally mean distances < 5 miles, speeds < 2 to 3 MPH, and minimal wind and/or wave action. 2) Intermediate - this level describes those who have ventured a little further in the kayaking experience, and who can handle a little speed, distance, and a few environmental factors. Events in this category will likely venture into deeper water, away from shorelines, with a quicker pace (3 or 4 MPH) and may go 10 to 15 miles in distance (perhaps a little further!). There is an expectation that winds and waves may be encountered, and while these are unpredictable, being comfortable with 10-15 MPH winds, and 1 to 2 foot waves should be expected. Participants in this category also have generally good paddling skills for maneuvering long boats in smaller tributaries and marsh areas as well, and feel comfortable navigating their way through such areas. An intermediate level kayaker should know how to dress for the conditions of both air and water temperatures, and has usable knowledge of energy, and hydration requirements for such activities. 3) Experienced/Expert – A kayaker at this level is pretty much open to any kayaking event, has confidence and capability in winds and surf, to include ocean kayaking. A kayaker at this level can maintain speeds upwards of 4 to 5 MPH, and may reach 7 or 8 MPH + for certain periods. Winds of 20+, and waves of 2-3 feet are navigable in this group. Distances greater than 20 miles daily, and often over multiple days may be required on such adventures. Previous instruction and current skills likely includes the development of roll techniques, as do paddling skills in adverse conditions. Has experience in dressing for the conditions of both air and water temperatures, and has usable knowledge of energy, and hydration requirements for such activities. Also will posses the necessary navigation skills for trip routings and course selection. Trip Organizers: This calendar entry may be used as an email list to promote your event. An example of an appropriate number of times for such use would be no more than twice per event. Such communication should state that it is being sent to the members who have their names on this list. Thanks.

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  • Who Likes XC Skiing?
    This is not an actual event. We created this posting to create a mailing list of members that like to or want to XC ski. RSVP if this would be you, and please note your skill level beside your RSVP. Trip Organizers: This calendar entry may be used as an email list to promote your event. An example of an appropriate number of times for such use would be no more than twice per event. Such communication should state that it is being sent to the members who have their names on this list. Thanks.

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  • Who Likes to Rail Trail/Mountain Bike?
    This is not an actual event. We created this posting to create a mailing list of members that like to or want to mountain bike or bike rail trails (e.g., VA Creeper Trail, New River Trail). RSVP if this would be you, and please note your skill level and type of biking you enjoy (mtn bike and/or rail trail) beside your RSVP. Trip Organizers: This calendar entry may be used as an email list to promote your event. An example of an appropriate number of times for such use would be no more than twice per event. Such communication should state that it is being sent to the members who have their names on this list. Thanks.

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  • Who Likes Road Biking?
    This is not an actual event. We created this posting to create a mailing list of members that like to or want to road bike. RSVP if this would be you, and please note your skill level beside your RSVP. Trip Organizers: This calendar entry may be used as an email list to promote your event. An example of an appropriate number of times for such use would be no more than twice per event. Such communication should state that it is being sent to the members who have their names on this list. Thanks.

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  • Who Likes DOWNHILL Skiing?
    This is not an actual event. We created this posting to create a mailing list of members that like to or want to downhill ski. RSVP if this would be you, and please note your skill level beside your RSVP. Trip Organizers: This calendar entry may be used as an email list to promote your event. An example of an appropriate number of times for such use would be no more than twice per event. Such communication should state that it is being sent to the members who have their names on this list. Thanks.

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  • Who likes backpacking?
    This is not an actual event. We created this posting to create a mailing list of members that like to or want to go on backpacking trips. RSVP if this would be you, and please note your preferences--trip length and difficulty--beside your RSVP. Also please make a note of your experience and skill level. Trip Organizers: This calendar entry may be used as an email list to promote your event. An example of an appropriate number of times for such use would be no more than twice per event. Such communication should state that it is being sent to the members who have their names on this list. Thanks.

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