Tacoma Branch Awards Banquet - Dec 9

Join us for an evening of camaraderie, merriment, and honoring our volunteers!
The Mountaineers The Mountaineers
November 23, 2016

Please join us for an evening of fun, camaraderie, and festivities as we celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of our fellow Tacoma Mountaineers! This year’s Tacoma Branch Awards Banquet will be held on Friday, Dec 9, at the Tacoma Program Center. We’ll be honoring our most dedicated volunteers, awarding Peak Pins, and enjoying a special presentation by ultra-mountaineer, Gavin Woody.

A Long-Standing Tradition, Re-Envisioned

For years, we've held the Branch Awards Banquet in October - a fitting time to celebrate the end of the summer adventure season. But the event has long been in competition with many other branch events - Climbing and Scrambling Graduation, the Hiking/Backpacking Potluck, the Sea Kayaking Celebration, and this year - the Dance Party Fundraiser. And as much as we love our Mountaineers potlucks - we also want to spend some October weekends outside! The solution: a Friday night party to celebrate with our Mountaineers friends during the holiday season!

The Feast

The Tacoma Branch Council will be supplying a main course of lasagna (regular and gluten-free options), and we ask that attendees bring a dish to share. If your last name begins with letter A – N, please bring a side dish or salad. If your last name begins with letter O – Z, please bring a dessert. Beverages are BYOB.

6pm               Happy hour
7pm               Dinner
7:30pm           Awards and Peak Pins Presentation
8pm             “The Infinity Loop” special presentation by Gavin Woody

 Special Presentation: "The Infinity Loop"

On Saturday, July 23, Adventurers Gavin Woody and Ras Vaughan set off to complete the Mount Rainier Infinity Loop: climbing Rainier twice and running the Wonderland Trail in both directions. Ninety-nine hours and seven minutes after setting off, Gavin and Ras completed the unsupported adventure to raise funds for The Mountaineers youth programs, covering 120 miles and 40,000 vertical feet. Join us as Gavin shares tales from this grueling adventure! 


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