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Mandatory Troop Service Event – Rose Maintenance at Leo J. Ryan Park

Date:  Saturday, December 13, 2014

Times: 9:00 am to 2:00 pmrose

Adult Coordinator:  Mrs.Teer

Summary:  This is a mandatory service event for our chartering organization, The Rotary Club of Foster City.

As required by our charter, we will be working with the Rotary Club of Foster City to provide maintenance for the Roses in Leo J. Ryan park.  We will be working with other Rotarian’s to deadhead and remove the leaves on the rose bushes to force them into dormancy.

Wear your class B uniforms, with a long sleeve shirt underneath. Some rose bushes have extremely long and thick thorns.  If you have work gloves please bring them.  Dress appropriately for the weather.

This a 2 day service event with a follow up service day scheduled for January 10th.
This is a great opportunity to get your service hours.
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Mt Diablo – Rim of the Bay Hike

When:  Sunday December 14, 2014

What:  Why a hike of course!

Where:  Mount Diablo!

Adult Event Coordinator:  Mr. Cheng

Scout Coordinator: TBA

Mt Diablo

North Peak at Mount Diablo

Come hike with Mr. Cheng in his Clayton Valley “backyard” where he grew up (Concord, CA). Mt. Diablo has been the site of countless hiking, backpacking and car camping trips for him.

This is the best time of year, enjoy the green hills and lack of heat. Take in great views of the Bay Area, Central Valley and on a clear day the Sierra Nevada’s. Lots of wildlife to be seen including deer, foxes, coyotes, chip-stealing raccoons, snakes, California Quails, wild turkeys, hawks, vultures etc.

Yes the quarry was there when Mr. Cheng was a kid and probably will be there for several more generations too. Mitchell Canyon and Summit Visitor Centers have interesting displays. Be sure to checkout the prehistoric fossils in the rock walls of the Summit Visitor Center.

This is a strenuous hike from the base of Mt. Diablo (~ 400ft) summit (3849ft) and will require ALL DAY This will be worth bragging about to your friends. Be prepared for uphill all morning and downhill all afternoon. Hike on well marked trails through Oak-filled valleys and dry Manzanita brush.

Difficulty: Strenuous

Distance: 10-14 miles depending on exact route

Time:   ~8 hrs

Elevation: ~3400 ft elevation gain

Park closes at sunset, 4:49PM on 12/14/14

Required Equipment

  1. 10 essentials (the headlamp may be necessary if we run late)
  2. Water – at least 1+ qt., there will be places to top off 2/3 of way to summit and at summit, ~2X a must in summer/fall.
  3. Sack lunch – there will be NO places to buy anything and because we’re time limited we cannot stop enroute.
  4. Snacks – you’re going to need a lot of snacks for sustained energy, especially on way back
  5. $10 for pizza dinner on way home (long hike and 1+hr drive thus we may not make it back before dinner)
  6. Light jacket for cool valleys and near sunset

Optional

  1. Hiking boots for grip & traction on those steep hills
  2. Binoculars to see the view and spot animals
  3. Camera for pictures along the way
  4. Electrolyte or sport drinks for hydration and prevent muscle cramps

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