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Colorado Mountain Club Celebrates Centennial with Open House

Leading Outdoor Organization Hosts Clinics, Expo and Speaking Events in Colorado Springs

 
PRLog - Oct. 1, 2012 - COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- In celebration of the organizations 100th birthday, the Colorado Mountain Club (CMC) is hosting an open house, outdoor expo, and speaking events open to the public Saturday, October 20 2012 at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (FAC).  

“Our Centennial Open House and Volunteer Appreciation Party is a way to showcase all the CMC has to offer as well as pay tribute to the 3,000 dedicated volunteers of the organization” said CMC CEO Katie Blackett.  “We hope to have many members travel to the Fine Arts Center in the Springs to help us celebrate our 100th anniversary, but also we hope for local participation as well.”  

CMC members and non-members are invited to participate in one of several workshops scheduled throughout the day, including a speaking event 12,000 Feet Above Pikes Peak:  Climbing an 8,000 Meter Mountain by Mike Teger from 9 AM to 3 PM. Lunch will be provided by Natural Grocers and drinks by O'dell's Brewing company.  Members and nonmembers interested in participating in the event can register at www.cmc.org/centennial.  General admission to the party is $22 and closes Thursday, October 18th. Advance registration is encouraged. All registrants receive tickets for over $1000 in door prize drawings.

The Centennial Open House and Volunteer Appreciation Party is part of the Colorado Mountain Club’s Kaiser Permanente Centennial Celebration series celebrating the club’s 100 years of backcountry conservation, education and adventure.  The club was founded by two dozen backcountry recreationalists in April of 1912, and today it has over 7,000 members. The organization played an instrumental role in the creation of Rocky Mountain National Park. Additionally, through its courses, it has helped tens of thousands learn how to enjoy the backcountry safely; its members organize and lead approximately 3,000 backcountry trips in Colorado, around the Rockies, and throughout the world every year.
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Centennial sponsors include Kaiser Permanente, Exempla Healthcare, Silver Oak Winery, Adventure Medical Kits, Chums, Osprey Packs, Regency Office Products, White Wave Foods, REI, Mountain Smith, Backpacker’s Pantry, Odell Brewing Company, Gateway Canyon Air Tours, EcoFlight, Town of Frisco, RC Special Events, KBCO, DaVita, Which Wich, and Lake Dillon Lodge.

CMC’s Open House & Volunteer Appreciation Party is sponsored by these local businesses: Mountain Chalet, Cheyenne Mountain Resort, City Rock, High Rise Coffee, Bristol Brewery, TriNity Brewery, Cog Railway, Fine

Arts Center, VEDA Salon, Therapeutic Alternatives, Coffee Exchange, REI, Garden of Gods Gourmet, Natural Grocers, Colorado Springs Visitors Bureau, Fargo’s Pizza, and O’Dells.
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Event Schedule:  CMC Centennial Celebration - October 20, 2012

9:00 am   Slacklining Demo-Front lawn of Fine Arts Center
9:15      Check-in begins for eligibility for $100 gift certificates and grand prizes
10:00      Welcome-Mayor message
10:20      Workshops (choose one); Drawings in each workshop                                                        
   Snowshoeing-Bill Houghton  (upper landing)
   Lite Backpacking-Tim Heckel    (screening room)
   Women in Mountaineering-Wynne Wyman (Board room)
11:00      Break-Grand Prize drawing in courtyard
11:25   12,000 Feet Above Pikes Peak:  Climbing an 8,000 Meter Mountain – Mike Teger (only 100 seats available)
12:20 pm   Lunch and Door Prizes
1:25      Afternoon Workshops (choose one); Drawings in each
   Through Hiking the Colorado Trail-Greg Long
   Climbing 14ers-Lisa Heckel
   The Centennial Man – a Tribute to Spence Swanger (The first recorded finisher of the top 100 highest peaks-the Centennials-in Colorado)-Susan Paul, Steve Mueller, Stewart Green
2:20              Closing Remarks-Final Drawings in Courtyard
3:00      VIP-Volunteer only Happy Hour
About the Colorado Mountain Club
The Colorado Mountain Club is the premier outdoor conservation, education, and recreation organization in Colorado. Founded in 1912, CMC reaches an annual constituency of over 40,000 citizens, including 7,000 members and 6,000 youth, providing a comprehensive and diverse range of programs and activities. Programs revolve around education, conservation, science, history, policy, recreation, arts and culture. The CMC offers a wide range of opportunities for the public to explore, observe, and learn about the Southern Rockies, while simultaneously leading efforts to protect the species, habitats, and wildness of our public lands. The CMC publishes a quarterly magazine, Trail & Timberline, and operates a press with more than 20 current titles. No other organization in the Intermountain West has such a strong or broad-based approach connecting people to our Colorado landscape.

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