KHC Newsletter – December 10, 2017


  • At the time of publishing this newsletter, we have about 85 members who have renewed for 2018 so far.
  • Paypal was a little erratic for a while, but it seems to have settled down.   E-transfers have worked well.   If your Paypal payment went through, Paypal will send you an email confirmation.   If your e-transfer went through, the bank will send you an email confirmation.   Any further enquiries should go to Membership Services through the Contact Us Form (see the menu bar).
  • We sent a bulk email reminder to all our 2017 members (250), which included those who have already renewed.
  •  We would like to welcome Mark Hopkins who joins our team as Co-Leader, on his way to becoming a Hike Leader.
  • An article by Hosteling International – Why the Rockies are Better in Winter
  • Although we have a total of about 25 Hike Leaders, only about 15 are active at a time, depending on the season and the circumstances of their lives.   A list of our current leaders is available on the website (link).
  • Registration for New Members starts Dec. 15.   No cap is proposed for 2018 at this time, although we will keep an eye on the number of available booking spaces for events.
  • Wherever possible we are trying to credit the photographer for their photos from our Media library (if we can find the information).  Contact us, as needed.
  • Our best seasonal wishes to the Battjes Family who are now living in the Kootenays.
  • KHC Youtube Videos can be seen on our Kamloops Hiking Club Youtube Playlist.
  • As we exchange communication with renewing and non-renewing members, we receive feedback on what has worked (or not) for them.  Most comments are positive, but we also hear about some areas for improvement.   These are being saved and then compiled and the Board will be talking about them in the winter.   Feedback helps us to focus on the principles of kaizen,  continuous improvement.

Featured Photo:

C. Moslin – Spirit Tree on Opax

Vendors/Supporters News (from M. Dressler)

  • TRUE OUTDOORS are renting their snowshoes this season for $30/day for adults and $60 for those weekend warriors (p.u. Thurs evening, drop off Monday morning).   The price includes poles.
  • Spoke ‘N Motion no longer rents snowshoes.
  • Sun Peaks rents their snowshoes for $20/ day for adults.  That includes your $5 trail usage fee.  It doesn’t include poles, so you would have to provide your own.

The Christmas shopping season is upon us and your KHC Membership provides for at the following vendors –  TRUEOUTDOORS, Atmosphere, Big Boot Inn/Red Wing Shoe and  Spoke ‘N Motion.  More info –  KHC Supporters.

Our thanks to Wholesale Sports for being a big supporter for our club this past year.  We wish the staff all the best on their future ventures.

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