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1st Annual Steve Gladbach Memorial Hike

Please, no analysis or debate in this sub-forum. This is for memorial threads only.

Which of these weekends would you be able to attend?

Poll ended at Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:47 am

September 21-22
24
20%
September 28-29
24
20%
October 5-6
44
37%
October 12-13
27
23%
 
Total votes : 119
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Re: 1st Annual Steve Gladbach Memorial Hike

Postby mjsherman » Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:38 pm

I will try and make any of the weekends work.

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Re: 1st Annual Steve Gladbach Memorial Hike

Postby mjsherman » Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:44 pm

dmccool wrote:While donations are great and likely plentiful, nothing like this should ever be about money. Maybe the financial end of this event could be discussed through PM. IMO, it sort of takes away from the beauty of remembering and honoring Steve. As mentioned above, Steve was a cheerful giver and making giving mandatory doesn't seem Gladbach-like.



I also agree with this. Steve would not want to exclude people due to fee. dmccool. I am not sure if you remember me. I hiked Massive with you a couple years ago and my dog was hit by a porcupine. It has been a while since that hike and would like to hike with you again so we can talk about Steve more.

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Re: 1st Annual Steve Gladbach Memorial Hike

Postby globreal » Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:47 pm

mjsherman wrote:
dmccool wrote:While donations are great and likely plentiful, nothing like this should ever be about money. Steve was a cheerful giver and making giving mandatory doesn't seem Gladbach-like.



I also agree with this. Steve would not want to exclude people due to fee.



Now that I have thought about this, I think I agree. We should not charge. At the gathering we can just "pass the hat"... kinda like taking an offering at church. Those who want to donate to the MEMORIAL MOUNTAINEERING TRAINING FUND can, but nobody is under any obligation.

I like this approach better. It feels more like how Steve would want it done.
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Re: 1st Annual Steve Gladbach Memorial Hike

Postby Perea » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:50 pm

I'm in for any of the weekends and think we should all sport an orange hat like the one Steve always wore.

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Re: 1st Annual Steve Gladbach Memorial Hike

Postby Scotzman » Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:46 pm

El Chupacabra wrote:I'm in for any of the weekends and think we should all sport an orange hat like the one Steve always wore.

It would be cool to wear a "Steve hat" although did I read somewhere that they don't make them anymore? If they do, I have a feeling they might all of a sudden have a supply shortage! If not maybe just a orange hat. :)
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Re: 1st Annual Steve Gladbach Memorial Hike

Postby Fisching » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:04 pm

globreal wrote:
mjsherman wrote:
dmccool wrote:While donations are great and likely plentiful, nothing like this should ever be about money. Steve was a cheerful giver and making giving mandatory doesn't seem Gladbach-like.



I also agree with this. Steve would not want to exclude people due to fee.



Now that I have thought about this, I think I agree. We should not charge. At the gathering we can just "pass the hat"... kinda like taking an offering at church. Those who want to donate to the MEMORIAL MOUNTAINEERING TRAINING FUND can, but nobody is under any obligation.

I like this approach better, and I bet it will even raise more training $$'s.


Out of experience with fundraising, people are far more willing to be generous when it's a "donations accepted" style instead of a $X amount.
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Re: 1st Annual Steve Gladbach Memorial Hike

Postby RyGuy » Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:13 am

globreal wrote:
mjsherman wrote:
dmccool wrote:While donations are great and likely plentiful, nothing like this should ever be about money. Steve was a cheerful giver and making giving mandatory doesn't seem Gladbach-like.



I also agree with this. Steve would not want to exclude people due to fee.



Now that I have thought about this, I think I agree. We should not charge. At the gathering we can just "pass the hat"... kinda like taking an offering at church. Those who want to donate to the MEMORIAL MOUNTAINEERING TRAINING FUND can, but nobody is under any obligation.

I like this approach better, and I bet it will even raise more training $$'s.

Agreed. I'll retract my previous thought about a minimum fee. dmccool makes a very good and true point.
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Re: 1st Annual Steve Gladbach Memorial Hike

Postby dmccool » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:25 am

mjsherman wrote:
dmccool wrote:dmccool. I am not sure if you remember me. I hiked Massive with you a couple years ago and my dog was hit by a porcupine. It has been a while since that hike and would like to hike with you again so we can talk about Steve more.
Matt, I definitely remember such a great day. I'll send you a PM and hopefully we can reconnect. Thanks so much for mentioning this
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Re: 1st Annual Steve Gladbach Memorial Hike

Postby Scotzman » Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:12 am

Looks like Oct 5/6 has a large lead in votes for the hike; when will, if it hasn't already been set, the date be finalized so those interested can block the day off and plan accordingly?
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Re: 1st Annual Steve Gladbach Memorial Hike

Postby altidude » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:35 am

Looks like I'll finally be able to make it to a gathering, and what a fantastic one this will be!
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Re: 1st Annual Steve Gladbach Memorial Hike

Postby semitrueskerm » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:51 am

I love the orange hat idea. If nothing else, we could probably order a bunch somewhere online (or even get some outfitter to donate them) and it would be pretty cool to see a mountain full of climbers in orange hats. It would be a nice tribute.

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Re: 1st Annual Steve Gladbach Memorial Hike

Postby SpringsHiker » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:09 am

I definitely want to participate and unfortunately, Oct 5-6 are the only dates I cannot attend as I will be out of state. I know majority rules but I will sure hate to miss it.
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