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Gear Rooms but now scrunchy | ODC Newsletter 9/26/22

hello ODC friends, I hope y’all are having a fall break as adventurous or restful as you desire. Today’s word of the day is ~tomatillo~ ~mitch     ANNOUCEMENTS: PARTY TIME THIS FRIDAYYYYY That’s right. ODC is coming back at you with yet another rager. This Friday, show up to the Shrack (116 Washington Ave) for a ROCKY HORROR PICTURE …

College Outside ProDeals (aka discounted gear)

Hey Everyone! We’re excited to tell you that we’ve created a College Outside pro-deal account for each of you. College Outside is an awesome organization that helps groups like ours buy outdoor equipment at a discount. With this account, you’ll have access to discounts up to 50% off, and Free Shipping on orders over $150. You should have already received …

GEAR ROOM UPDATE FOR FRIDAY

Hey goobers! I’m moving my gear room time on Friday to 9 AM. I’ll try to be there for an entire hour so that people get a little bit more flexibility, but if this really truly doesn’t work with you, shoot me a text at 2026440304 and I’ll make my best effort to accommodate you. so to be clear — …

New River Gorge Extravaganza 2022

Lovers of the Outdoors, October is (nearly) already upon us and the New River Gorge Extravaganza (NRGE) is fast approaching. What is NRGE you ask? Quite simply, NRGE is the highlight of your semester, and it’s our pleasure to invite each and every one of you to the club’s most popular event of the year. Please read all of the …

PLEASE RETURN YOUR GEAR!!! :)

Hello ODC friends, I, Mitch, am emailing you all for the second night in a row (wow). This time I have a bit more of a serious reminder. I am extolling you all. Please. RETURN YOUR GEAR TO THE GEAR ROOM. Gear is due a week after it is checked out. This can be extended by coming into a gear …

Gear Rooms but now scrumbo | ODC Newsletter 9/26/22

hello ODC friends, did you know about this wonderful show? it is called The Great British Baking Show. the premise of the show is that they bake delicious things and are just really nice to eachother. it is a great time. I really hope you go on netflix and watch it if you haven’t already. Ok. now on to the …

Gear Rooms but now slimy | ODC Newsletter 9/19/22

hello ODC Friends. I am back again with your weekly email. See below for all things gear rooms, trips, and very importantly ~ adventure of the week ~ Also importantly, **fall is approaching**   ANNOUCEMENTS: MEGGGA Tripz – Creekathon! Fall Creekathon 2022 is upon us! The main carpool is at capacity so now we need those of you signed up …

ODC OFFICER ELECTION PROCESS REVISION

Helloooo, fellow creatures of the Earth!   As we march into this school year and think more deeply about our boppin ODC community of animals, plants, and minerals, we’re piloting a new method of OFFICER ELECTIONS that we’re hoping can make the club more equitable and inclusive. Where before anyone could apply to officership and receive a decision on a …

introducing our newest officers <3

Hey nature lovers and fun enthusiasts!   ODC is back in action for the year! As you all have seen, trips are up and running– we’ve had some awesome ones, from deep water soloing and whitewater paddling to intro to caving and lots of hikes. We’ve also had some great trip leader workshops and can’t wait to see all our …

Gear Rooms but now sexy | ODC Newsletter 9/12/22

Hey y’all it mitch. You might not know me because according to eliza no one does unless you come on my super cool whitewater trips but I slang the gear room emails around here. Hot on the heels of one of our most bangin parties ever (iykyk), ODC is trying something new, something exciting, something.. dare i say… revolutionary. This …

Hey [YOUR NAME HERE], lets go thrift shopping! (PARTY ON SATURDAY)

Do you wanna pop some tags? Do you only have 20 dollars in your pocket? Then we’ve got the party for you!!!   When: This Saturday, 9/10 9:00 PM  at the most glorious, most temperature stable, aesthetically pleasing of all shacks: THE SHRED SHACK (116 Washington Ave)   Come dressed in your favorite, most creative, most outrageous thrifted apparel OR …

GEAR ROOMS: week of 9/5/22

Howdy folks, here’s your gear room schedule for the week: Gear Room Schedule: Mon: (9/5) 6:00 pm —> Ed Aten (434) 326-8868 Tues: 11:00 am —> Phillip Reeves (571) 332-3740 Weds: 11:30 am —> Mitch Lang (804) 955-8990 Thurs: 2:00 pm —> Will Lankford (202) 321-1197 Fri: 12:00 pm —> Sophia Benmhend (202) 644-0304 Sat: Sun:  If none of these …

EARLY BONFIRE BONDING

hey there!! ODC was supposed to help with AdVAnture week from 6:30 to 8 and we have hella extra spots!!!!!!! Pull up to the shred shack RIGHT NOW if you are hungry, stoked for this semester and wanting to hang out with your favorite officers! Snope

THE RETURN OF THE BONFIRE: A SUNDOWN SOIRÉE

Woohoo!!!!! Hello friends, new and old! Let us mingle together once again after a long, hot, sweaty summer apart for the first bonfire of the fall! 🙂 The important stuff: there’s a bonfire THIS THURSDAY, September 1st @ sunset (8pm)   Where: the most glorious, most structurally sound house around –  the Shred Shack (116 Washington Avenue)!   Pack your …

GEAR ROOMS: week of 8/29/22

Howdy folks, here’s your gear room schedule for the week: Gear Room Schedule: Mon: (8/29) 6:00 pm —> Ed Aten (434) 326-8868 Tues: 11:00 am —> Phillip Reeves (571) 332-3740 Weds: 11:30 am —> Mitch Lang (804) 955-8990 Thurs: 2:00 pm —> Will Lankford (202) 321-1197 Fri: 12:00 pm —> Sophia Benmhend (202) 644-0304 Sat: Sun:  If none of these …

Summer Gear Room Update!

Hello ODC members! With summertime here the officers have been getting a lot of questions about where the heck did the gear room email go and how the heck am I supposed to check out or return gear?! Do not fear crunchy friends, the officers are now here to provide some information on our summer gear policy and hopefully clear …

DEI UPDATE <3

Hellooooo friends!  Since the school year has wrapped up, it’s important for y’all to know what our wonderful DEI committee has been up to! It’s been an interesting process and bumpy road being that this is a new realm for the club, but we want to assure you that changes are being made and that we’re working really hard to …

BIRTH N WOODS: ODC TRAIL CREW LOVE and SEMESTERLY SUMMARY

Helloooo, my fellow dirt lovers!!! This year we’ve had a proliferation of trail-related service trips — from corridor clearing, mapping and designing a trail, benching, tracking signage, litter obliteration, and maybe some birthing vibes thrown in there — and I want to express my deepest and most heartfelt gratitude to every person who made these trail ventures possible. We started …

GEAR ROOMS: week of 5/1/22

Howdy folks, here’s your gear room schedule for the week: Gear Room Schedule: Mon: (5/1) 5:00 pm —> Eliza Stowe (540) 553-1367 Tues: 6:30 pm —> Phillip Reeves (571) 332-3740 Weds: 4:30 pm —> Sophia Benmhend (202) 644-0304 Thurs: 4:00 pm —> Shay Utzinger (540) 750-5431 Fri: 11:00 am —> Burke Haywood (540) 817-4002 Sat: Sun:   If none of …

Please take the ODC Census!

Thank you to everyone who has already taken the census! We are sending it out one more time before the semester is over: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScPirIvifEEKgH0vh4wFSkRUaLfyF_0ExbyVr4E9v-Y2ypepA/viewform?usp=sf_link As always, if you complete it, you can come to a scheduled gear room and get a free shirt! mwahhhhh Sophia

READ THIS IF YOU LIKE FREE STUFF

Hello nature folks! The DEI committee has revamped the return to grounds survey/census from last year to help us figure out what we can do to make the club more enjoyable for everyone! We have so many members in our club, and we want as many of you to be heard as possible! The survey is pretty short and won’t …

GEAR ROOMS: week of 4/25/22

Howdy folks, here’s your gear room schedule for the week: Gear Room Schedule: Mon: (4/25) 5:00 pm —> Eliza Stowe (540) 553-1367 Tues: 6:30 pm —> Phillip Reeves (571) 332-3740 Weds: 4:30 pm —> Sophia Benmhend (202) 644-0304 Thurs: 4:00 pm —> Shay Utzinger (540) 750-5431 Fri: 11:00 am —> Burke Haywood (540) 817-4002 Sat: Sun:   If none of …

FRIDAY 4/22 GEAR ROOM TIME CHANGE

Hey peeps, Something came up (AKA I am going rock climbing) so Shayla will now be holding my gear room on Friday at 12 pm, instead of 11 am. TLDR: Friday gear room is at Noon, NOT 11. Sorry for any inconvenience! Peace, Love and Dirt, Burke

Let’s get silly stupid *sustainably* (LAST PARTY of SEMESTER earth day edition)

let’s get silly stupid *sustainably* after sunset!!!! – last party 🙂 happy happy earth day week month lifetime! let’s all get silly stupid *sustainably* this Friday at our final party of the year! when: 7:30 FRIDAY post climate march!!! pre sunset!!! where: shred shack (116 washington ave) BYOLV: Bring Your Own Liquid Vessel to be filled with delicious bold rockin’ …

GEAR ROOMS: week of 4/18

GEAR ROOMS FOR WEEK OF 4/18 Greetings, outdoorsy folks! Here’s your gear room info for the week: Gear Room Schedule: Mon: (4/18) 5:00 pm —> Eliza Stowe (540) 553-1367 Tues: 6:30 pm —> Phillip Reeves (571) 332-3740 Weds: 4:30 pm —> Sophia Benmhend (202) 644-0304 Thurs: 4:00 pm —> Shay Utzinger (540) 750-5431 Fri: 11:00 am —> Burke Haywood (540) …

GEAR ROOMS schedy for week of 4/11

GEAR ROOMS FOR WEEK OF 4/11 Howdy folks, here’s this week’s gear room schedule: Gear Room Schedule: Mon: (4/11) 5:00 pm —> Eliza Stowe (540) 553-1367 Tues: 6:30 pm —> Phillip Reeves (571) 332-3740 Weds: 4:30 pm —> Sophia Benmhend (202) 644-0304 Thurs: 4:00 pm —> Shay Utzinger (540) 750-5431 Fri: 11:00 am —> Burke Haywood (540) 817-4002 Sat: Sun: …

COLLEGE OUTSIDE ACCOUNTS!!! AKA Discounted gear!

Hey Everyone!   I’m excited to tell you that we’ve created a College Outside pro-deal account for you. College Outside is an awesome organization that helps groups like ours buy outdoor equipment at a discount. With this account, you’ll have access to discounts up to 50% off, and Free Shipping on orders over $150. You should have already received an …

GEAR ROOMS for week of 4/3

Howdy folks, here’s this week’s gear room schedule: Gear Room Schedule: Mon: (4/3) 5:00 pm —> Eliza Stowe (540) 553-1367 Tues: 6:30 pm —> Phillip Reeves (571) 332-3740 Weds: 4:30 pm —> Sophia Benmhend (202) 644-0304 Thurs: 4:00 pm —> Shay Utzinger (540) 750-5431 Fri: 11:00 am —> Burke Haywood (540) 817-4002 Sat: Sun:   If none of these times …

FRIDAY (4/1) BONFIRE BONFUEGO @ 8 pm!

What does a guitar sound like? According to the user “plumbgit” on acousticguitarforum.com, the words that describe a guitar’s sound include “tight, dry, punchy, mellow, ringing, warm, boomy, woody, mature, clean, shimmer, complex, dark, muddy, refined, full, rich, fat, crisp, articulate, lyrical, throaty,” and there are “countless more you can add.” Speaking of the guitar, come listen to a bit of …

GEAR ROOMS for week of 3/28

Greetings outdoorsy folks, here’s this week’s gear room info: Gear Room Schedule: Mon: (3/28) 5:00 pm —> Eliza Stowe (540) 553-1367 Tues: 6:30 pm —> Phillip Reeves (571) 332-3740 Weds: 4:30 pm —> Sophia Benmhend (202) 644-0304 Thurs: 4:00 pm —> Shay Utzinger (540) 750-5431 Fri: 11:00 am —> Burke Haywood (540) 817-4002 Sat: Sun:   If none of these …

GEAR ROOMS for week of 3/21

Howdy folks, here’s your gear room info for the week: Gear Room Schedule: Mon: (3/21) 5:00 pm —> Eliza Stowe (540) 553-1367 Tues: 6:30 pm —> Phillip Reeves (571) 332-3740 Weds: 4:30 pm —> Sophia Benmhend (202) 644-0304 Thurs: 4:00 pm —> Shay Utzinger (540) 750-5431 Fri: 11:00 am —> Burke Haywood (540) 817-4002 Sat: Sun:   If none of …

Virginia is for Clovers: get lucky with odc and sailing friends (3/17 @ 9 pm)

To my favorite green thumbers: ODC is green and green is St. Patricks day, so let’s celebrate. Gillup and Gallup out to the Sailing House (519 14th St. NW) at 9pm this Thursday to have our first ever ODC and sailing mixer!!! Per usual, BYOC (bring your own cup #sustainability) and huge points for the best leprechaun costume (bonus points …

GEAR ROOMS for week of 3/14

Darling dirt babies, here’s your gear room info for the week: Gear Room Schedule: Mon: (2/14) 5:00 pm —> Eliza Stowe (540) 553-1367 Tues: 6:30 pm —> Phillip Reeves (571) 332-3740 Weds: 4:30 pm —> Sophia Benmhend (202) 644-0304 Thurs: 4:00 pm —> Shay Utzinger (540) 750-5431 Fri: 11:00 am —> Burke Haywood (540) 817-4002 Sat: Sun:  **note: since we …

Gear Rooms Week of 2/28/2022: SPECIAL SPRING BREAK POLICY PLS READ

Greetings outdoorsy folk:   Hey everyone, since the Moab trip leaves this week we are only having gear rooms Monday and Tuesday. If you have gear checked out return it Monday or Tuesday.  If this doesn’t work for you, please email the officers. Hope you all have a fantastic break!   Gear Room Schedule: Mon: (2/28) 5:00 pm —> Eliza Stowe …

Gear Rooms Week of 2/21/2022

Greetings outdoorsy folk:   Given that our Moab mega trip goes out in just over a week (!!?!?), we will be limiting gear checkouts this week and next week. In particular, we will not be checking out: sleeping bags, sleeping pads, climbing gear, tents, headlamps, and big stoves. If you want to check out any of these gear items, we …

THURSDAY (2/17) GEAR ROOM TIME SWAP

Hey folks! I am moving my gear room this Thursday from 4 –> 1pm! If this is an issue for you and you can’t make it to the other gear rooms this week, please don’t hesitate to text me (540-750-5431) and we can absolutely work something out!! Peace, <3, and dirt, Shay

Gear Rooms Week of 2/14/2022

Howdy folks, here’s your gear room info for the week: Gear Room Schedule: Mon: (2/14) 5:00 pm —> Eliza Stowe (540) 553-1367 Tues: 6:30 pm —> Phillip Reeves (571) 332-3740 Weds: 4:30 pm —> Sophia Benmhend (202) 644-0304 Thurs: 4:00 pm —> Shay Utzinger (540) 750-5431 Fri: 11:00 am —> Burke Haywood (540) 817-4002 Sat: Sun:  If none of these …

Gear Rooms Week of 2/7/2022

Greetings, outdoorsy folk, here’s this week’s gear room info: Gear Room Schedule: Mon: (2/7) 5:00 pm —> Eliza Stowe (540) 553-1367 Tues: 6:45 pm —> Phillip Reeves (571) 332-3740 Weds: 4:30 pm —> Sophia Benmhend (202) 644-0304 Thurs: 4:00 pm —> Shay Utzinger (540) 750-5431 Fri: 11:00 am —> Burke Haywood (540) 817-4002 Sat: Sun:  If none of these times …

GENDER BENDER PARTY – THIS SATURDAY 2/5/22 9PM

Yuhhhhhhh! After two long years of waiting, it’s finally time to have our third (and typically annual) GENDER BENDER !!! Join us for a night of revelry where we embrace the absurdity of gender norms. The theme? “Guys in Pearls, Girls in Ties”. This is arguably the club’s zaniest, craziest, RAUNCHIEST party of the year so do not be afraid …

Gear Rooms Week of 1/31/2022

Howdy folks, here’s your gear room info for this week: Gear Room Schedule: Mon: (1/31) 5:00 pm —> Eliza Stowe (540) 553-1367 Tues: 6:45 pm —> Phillip Reeves (571) 332-3740 Weds: 4:30 pm —> Sophia Benmhend (202) 644-0304 Thurs: 4:00 pm —> Shay Utzinger (540) 750-5431 Fri: 11:00 am —> Burke Haywood (540) 817-4002 Sat: Sun:  If none of these …

Gear Room Today (Thursday Jan 27)

Hi all, following up on Sophia’s announcement yesterday, I will be having a gear room today at 3:30. Hope to see you there!   ~ Phillip

Gear Room Changes Week of 1/24/22

Hello grubsters! Unfortunately both Shay and I are not feeling well and thus are unable to hold our gear rooms this week :(. That means that as of right now, there will be NO GEAR ROOMS today or tomorrow (January 26th and 27th)! We are so sorry about any inconvenience that this may cause, and hope that you are still …

Gear Rooms Week of 1/24/2022

Welcome back friends! Here’s your gear room info for the week: Gear Room Schedule: Mon: (1/24) 5:00 pm —> Eliza Stowe (540) 553-1367 Tues: 6:45 pm —> Phillip Reeves (571) 332-3740 Weds: 4:30 pm —> Sophia Benmhend (202) 644-0304 Thurs: 4:00 pm —> Shay Utzinger (540) 750-5431 Fri: 11:00 am —> Burke Haywood (540) 817-4002 Sat: Sun:  If none of …

MOAB ‘spring break gnar train’ 2022 LOTTERY REMINDER

Shred babies, This stands as your official reminder that the Moab Gnar Train “desert healing magic time” Spring Break lottery is going to be held this upcoming Monday (Jan 24th) afternoon. That means you need to have joined the trip AND filled out the the pre-trip questionnaire google survey (https://forms.gle/4qetvnBWU64ywDuq6) by the end of Sunday, January 23rd. Spread the word …

Gear Rooms Week of 12/13/2021

Greetings outdoorsy people, I hope your finals are going well! Here is your information for the last week of gear rooms of the year. If you still have any gear checked out, please return it before winter break! Gear Room Schedule: Mon: (12/6) 3:45 pm —> Burke Haywood (540) 817-4002 Tues: 3:00 pm —> John Cooney (774) 284-5449 Weds: 6:15 …

JINGLE BELL FESTIVE HOLIDAY BONFIRE BASH on Saturday 12/11!!!

What better way to celebrate the end of the semester than getting cozy with some peppermint schnapps hot cocoa and your ODC besties around a blazing fire? Want to wear an ugly sweater? Do it. Want to get crazy and bring us a christmas tree or pet elf? Also do it.  Rumors have it (@Kieran + co) that we may …

NEW GROUPME!!!

Happy almost LDOC my most favorite dirt children, I have been meaning to send this out for weeks now, but better late than never. We have a new groupme for the club for active members to communicate with, plan informal social events and adventures, and for us to post reminders! https://groupme.com/join_group/68250538/0HmzE2tL The link above should enable you all to join. …

Wednesday 12/8 Gear Room Correction

The Wednesday gear room will be at 6:15pm this week, not 4pm; I mistyped in the original announcement. Sorry for any confusion this causes! ~Phillip

Gear Rooms Week of 12/6/2021

Howdy folks, here’s your gear room info for the week: Gear Room Schedule: Mon: (12/6) 3:45 pm —> Burke Haywood (540) 817-4002 Tues: 3:00 pm —> John Cooney (774) 284-5449 Weds: 6:15 pm —> Phillip Reeves (571) 332-3740 Thurs: 3:45 pm —> Eliza Stowe (540) 553-1367 Fri: 10:30 am —> Sophia Benmhend (202) 644-0304 Sat: Sun:  If none of these …