Welcome to the new season
Greetings, Sedona Westerners,
Welcome to the 2015/16 season of hiking and social events. The entire Board has been working hard all summer to prepare for the next 8 months.Please attend our first general meeting next Thursday, September 10th at 7:00 pm at the Church of The Red Rocks at the intersection of 179 and Bowstring. The upper parking lot should hold everyone's vehicles so please drive all the way up before considering the overflow lot.
Mark your calendars for Thursday October 8th at 11:00 am at The Sedona Elks Club for the Fall Cook Out. We are taking reservations now. Please click here to make your reservation for this fun day which is free to all paid members and is $10 for guests, payable at the event. You must reserve by October 1st.
One of the changes this year is all home made food. At the September meeting there will be an opportunity to sign up to help make the salads. Al Abbot, Chuckwagon Boss, and I are asking for members who love to cook to pull out their recipes for potato salad and broccoli salad and if you aren't a cook but a great sous chef your assignment is fruit. Each volunteer will be asked to fill a 2 gallon zip log baggie. The specifics will be shared at the September meeting.
Of course we will reimburse the cost of your food items but are asking that your labor be donated. The protein menu is our traditional usual: burgers, brats and veggie burgers - you only need indicate if you would like a veggie burger.
Questions? Come to the meeting or ask them on the contact form and I will get back to you.
Remember that the Drovers are starting at 8:00 am every Sunday in September and that hot days require more water. Everyone on every hike please bring 3 liters this month, consider a wet kerchief or a beaded soaker band and bring snacks that have fluid built into them - chunks of watermelon, apple slices or the like.
Let's have a safe and fun year, forge new friendships and all get stronger.
- Red Rock News - September 2015
A New Season for the Sedona Westerners and a New Trail Boss
Mary McCaffrey - Trail Boss
What do Marge Herkenham, Olga Ostrom, Louise Gelotte, Liz Sweeney, Marion Hadji-Agha and Mary McCaffrey all have in common? These six women share a unique position in the hierarchy of the Sedona Westerners - they have all been president of the 54 year old club, or in club parlance, Trail Boss.
Mary McCaffrey, the latest addition to this exclusive group of women, is the lucky, current Trail Boss. “Just being a participant in the Sedona Westerners has been one of the gifts of living in our beautiful community. Serving on the Board layers a level of commitment that adds to the joy. When our members hike on Sedona’s trails we have a true feeling of personal ownership and being one of the 30 members of the Board makes it all just a little dearer to our hearts.”
Mary, a baby boomer, grew up in small town Minnesota in the loving arms of 13 sets of aunts and uncles and all the cousins that provided. In those pre Title IX days small town life was fishing and swimming in the lakes, playing in the surrounding woods, and drag racing on the gravel roads in 8 cylinder cars a foolish but, generally protected and uncomplicated existence.