Helen Tubing Trip Sign-Up

Summer is over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get out on the river! Come tubing with Georgia Tech Trailblazers. Get to know awesome people while floating down the Chattahoochee River through the classic German style town of Helen. Lunch will be provided.

Date: Semptember 6th
Time: 8am to 3pm
Cost: $14

Note: You must know how to swim.

This trip is full. Sign-ups are closed.

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High Falls State Park Summer Local Project

Hey y’all! I’m super excited to announce that we’ll be doing a summer local project at High Falls State Park (http://gastateparks.org/HighFalls) in a couple weeks! We’ll be leaving out on Friday afternoon, July 18th, and taking part in a ranger-led evening canoe trip. On Saturday, July 19th, we’ll be doing some service work, likely trailbuilding and maintenance, and exploring the gorgeous scenery the park has to offer. We’ll be headed back to Tech on the morning of Sunday, July 20th. Participation will be capped at 16, so when sign ups go up, be sure and claim your spot quick! More information will be on the website soon. Email me at bpoteet@gatech.edu with any questions!

Cost will be $25 a person, which goes towards food, gas for drivers, and the campsites.

[UPDATE]: Sorry, signups are now full! We’d love to have you with us on a trip in the future.

-Breanna Poteet

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Panola Mountain State Park

Join the GT Trailblazers for our last Local Project of the semester as we travel to Panola Mountain State Park on Saturday, April 19th. We will be deconstructing a park boardwalk before trying before trying out hand at a park specialty of harness assisted tree climbing. The group will be meeting at the IC lot near the parking meters at 7:30 am and returning to campus around 3 -4pm. The trip is free but bring a lunch. This is a team effort to make a difference in our parks so people with cars are encouraged to drive. If you aren’t driving, please bring a couple of dollars to pay for gas. Boots and pants are encouraged.

If you have any questions, contact Kyle Randall at krandall7@gatech.edu

Sorry, sign-ups for this trip have closed.

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Minutes 3.31

Storage: Andrew talked to David Nabe, director of CRC, and two managers of CRC and said they are short on space, so dead end there
Jen: main housing person said they are still looking
Walter: off campus option $40 for a 5 by 5 by 5; talk to Honors Program
Two remaining local projects
Leo: Saturday, April 5th Fort Yargo State Park
Kyle: Panola 3 weeks away, tree climbing, might have to pull out late
Treasurer: after new staff we need to refresh bank accounts

Elections: VP local projects- Matt Kaune, Non Wor, Trisha Long
VP Alt breaks-Matt Kaune, Breanna, Trisha Long
President-Trisha Long- unopposed yay! I want to be more unified as exec, some sort of workshop especially with local projects, figure out quarter master business
Breanna: VP Alt Break-I’ve led one, local projects coordinator, secretary, seen a lot in Trailblazers
-Improve on communication as dates get closer, all on same page, consolidate resources on Google Doc, plan for fall done by end of summer, plan for spring by end of Fall Break, and a Summer Trip, will be on campus
Matt: been on 5 breaks, lead one Talladaga, seen what goes well and what doesn’t go well, making sure everyone hits all deadlines, I think I have the force to push them along the schedule, so fall leaders have everything planned way ahead of time, will be on campus

Trisha Long, new President
Matt Kaune, new leader of VP Alternative Breaks
Non Wor, new leader of VP Local Projects
Congratulations to all the new leaders! You will all do a great job!

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Invasive Species Removal at Fort Yargo

Wanna do some awesome mountain biking or canoeing? Come to the Fort Yargo state park with Georgia Tech Trailblazers for a day of fun and service, on Saturday, April 5th! We will be helping the park to remove Chinese Privet in the morning, take a breeak for lunch, and in the afternoon until 3pm, then we will start to enjoy the wonderful views and weather with mountain biking/ canoeing and hiking. Please bring your own lunch and plenty of water. The trip costs 10 dollars, which will be used as gas money for the drivers and rent for recreational activities.

Email me at jxu91@gatech.edu for any questions. Looking forward to seeing you guys there!

[Sorry, sign-ups for this trip have closed]



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Minutes 3/10/14

Meeting Minutes 3/10/14

Matt’s Kennesaw Trip-went pretty well, 5.5 mile loop, went from 21 people to 12

Kelsey-Tech Beautification Day March 29th , meet up at 8 work from 9-12, breakfast and lunch provided, activity TBD-emphasize we are

Leo-Ft Yargo, April 4th-start opening up sign ups, Ally make flyer for housing, getting rid of an invasive species and either canoeing or Mt biking, how much do rentals cost?

Exec Retreat-Trisha’s Lake House, April 12th
-Devil’s Elbow?
-Non’s house-rents will be gone!!!! (Can we say Animal House?)
-Breanna’s house

Quarter Master-no one has gotten back to Walter about finding a new space
-can we move back to our old spot in East Campus housing?
-look into cheap off campus cheap storage?
-ask honors program why we can’t stay there? Don’t bring it up until we find another place
-we want to buy gear ASAP

Treasurer-in the black

Advertising-Come to Rocky Mountain Pizza tomorrow and bring friends!!! Free money!!!

Patty’s trip!!!
-transportation-7 or 8 miles from campsite to the Narrows, early on they said they’d help with transportation might not be able to now or buddy up with Kansas folks
-food issue-storage
-alternatives: angel’s landing-stay back or go forward
-no one can do Narrow’s if river is above certain level, probably be open, it’s been dry this year
-1 person who cannot swim-PFD for backup?

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Meeting Minutes (2/24/14)

Trailblazers Meeting Minutes (2/24/14)

1) Green Alliance Tomorrow

- did not receive feedback so we will not be attending

2) CSC Day of Service Tomorrow

-Sam is the point of contact

- Set up at 9:30

- Event will last from 10:00 – 2:00

- Walter will set up (and maybe Breanna)

- Non and Breanna will be there between 10:00 – 11:00

- Andrew from 11-12

- Kyle from 12-2

- Sam from 1-2

-Flyer for ASB as well

3) Presidents’ Council

-Suggestion: have position-specific email addresses (Pres., VP’s, Treasurer, Webmaster, Quartermaster)


-Move to right after spring break this year

-Move to January or February in future years

- will allow a transition period so that the old exec can actually show the newbies what they do/how to do it

-Move Exec Retreat to Jan/Feb as well

5) Exec Retreat: Tentatively April 11-12

-Following elections on March 24th

6) Georgia Tool Bank – could be a useful source of tools if need be for future local break trips



Jenn: Review feasibility of Leo’s and Kyle’s trips

Breanna: send Sweatwater participants info about Sam’s ASB

Walter: Purchase shelving from Target next weekend

Marc: Design trip t-shirts

- State outline, quote, scene

Non: get people to go to basketball event on Sunday


SGA Meeting Tomorrow

-Katherine and maybe Andrew at 11:00

-Kyle and Matthew at 7:30

-give a 3 minute talk about Trailblazers and associated costs


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Meeting Minutes 2/17/14

Meeting Minutes 2/17/14


Who is your fave Disney Hero and Why? Ally-Alladin, Jen-Hercules, Kelsey-Alladin, Kyle-Woody-“follows a complete arc, he really changes throughout the whole film”, Breanna-Anna from Frozen or Tiana from Princess and the Frog and she’s cool and stuff, Katherine-Merida from Brave, Walter-Bert from Mary Poppins, Non-Tarzan, just yeah, he can swing on vines and talk to the apes, Russell-Wallee, Matt-Woody, Leo-Iron Man, Andrew-Alladin-b/c he’s an underdog and not afraid to bend the rules, Marc-Simba-because he’s pretty chill

Green Alliance-next Tuesday @ 11 am 25th

Sam learned many things during WFA

CSC Forum-Tuesday 25th, 10am to 2pm-Jen, Sam, and Non @ 11

Breanna’s trip this week-leaving IC @9

Few issues with PayPal -make sure it says your trip

Sam’s trip-4 people signed up -Just need to figure out recreation  -info session is THIS Thursday in the Crescent Room 7pm , flyering this week!  -So CAN I GET PIZZA FOR THAT? YES

Zion-everything has been set up, nothing cancelled yet -practice trip March 1-2: Thursday Patty will send out itinerary, 18 people, take off sign ups tonight , RAMEN, TRIP: native species control

Quarter Master-shelving $120 ish each

Marc website-showing how to use pay pal on forms

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Meeting Minutes!!! :) 2/10/14

TB Meeting minutes 2/10/14

What’s everyone doing with their SECOND SNOWJAM day?!?

Non/Matt/Little Bo-will probably be studying because of al the tests pushed back

Russel was supposed to have TWO tests tomorrow but they got pushed back so tonight he’ll do nothing, Katherine-work, Kelsey-work, Ally-working at Rocky all day (come visit her!!!), Jen-various projects, Patrick-studying and submitting buzzfunds and 1981, Leo-study, 4 tests this week but they got cancelled,Walter-watch movies and make French flash cards, Non thought he said he was gonna make French fries and Jen wants French Toast

1) Green Alliance Meeting open forum

-Sam, Kyle going

-same day as CSC tabling, we need to split up our members

-Non, Jen, Breanna

-PDawg will be interviewing for Grad school! WOOT!

-Ally will set up a sign up for CSC tabling

2) Sweetwater Creek, Feb 22nd, leave at 9am, work around 10

-Breanna’s trip

-work 10 to 2

-collapsed mill on premisis

-29 people signed up

-15 car spots? But PDawg can go, cut down to 21 people, 29 is a large group, but good job with the Weekly               Digest!

-refund about 10 people, can be done online through PayPal

-Breanna needs work gloves and first aid kit from Non

3) Quarter Master Update (Walter)

-don’t have online inventory yet, but he will get on that

-looking into shelving

4) ASB-funding is coming along

-PDawg can’t refund a lot because they already purchased something SGA doesn’t allow refunding (which is most of                   the traveling costs)

-Info session for Sam’s trip NEXT week, date TBD, talk to Ally about advertising for it

-PDawg talked to Marc about fixing website, appears to be working

-he will have a red list laid out for if things go badly

-finances-collected $500 for each participant all spent on airfare, reimbursed for shuttle purposes

-20 sounds like cap for the pre-trip, not opened for general public

5) Treasurer: Russell-still in the black not in the red

-dues $35 per semester per person

6) Advertising

-Matt, send Ally Ad stuff for housing!!!

7) Trailblazers for Tech Beautification day March 29th, (Kelsey)

-should we plan one?

-Jen, another club looking to work with us? So Kelsey would just be involved with leading it

8) Non’s trip was great! Got to build trails, and walked past part of trail we did last semester, went canoeing, Sam and Non paired up in one canoe, and Sam said “I think we are taking on water” and Sam said “We should hurry up we are talking on more water” and Non didn’t feel it and was super dry, Sam was calm but super wet, Non saw a backpack fly onto the bank, and was up to his chest in water, once they were on the bank they gave their bags to Kelsey and Sam went to the front and Non went to the back in the canoe, the current was pretty fast and Sam said “Non, there’s a tree coming!!!” and they hit the tree and went into the water again!

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Meeting Minutes – 2/3/2014

Trailblazers 2/3/2014 Meeting Notes


  1. Andrew has a sinus infection


  1. Snow days: PDawg studied, Peter was sick, Sam walked to Publix and played in the snow, Non cleared out his fridge and now he has a new set of food, Matt went sledding and built a 7 foot tall snowman, new Kyle slept and ate and couldn’t get out of his driveway because it was icy, Kyle did his best to do school work, Walter went sledding and made clam chowder, Russell was stuck in his room with his roommate and roommate’s girlfriend, Katherine watched movies, Andrew had his sinus infection and watched the first season of New Girl


  1. Non’s trip is full with 12 people, 3 drivers, going to Chattahoochee Bend state park, it might rain, and working in the rain is ok, 50% chance of rain, if it does rain we might not be able to canoe


  1. Rocky Mt. Pizza, awesome, but not expecting much from it, but good to show SGA we are trying to gain money at other resources


  1. Sam’s ASB trip: talked with Brenna, lots of details on the service and where we are staying, still figuring out recreation, still getting back to group size she wants, it’s moving along well, meeting with a SGA guy about submitting the bill; Ally has already sent the flyers to housing today


  1. PDawg has a cool ringtone on his phone


  1. ASB Zion funding: Kyle and Leo still need to look up Sustainability fund, it’s for new organizations and we might not qualify for it says Andrew


  1. Breanna tried to apply for Honors Program Fund, but we are not eligible


  1. Patrick’s prep trip for Zion @ Cohutta, 11am March 1st to 4pm March 2nd, it will be a Trailblazers event to prepare for the Zion trip, but anyone is welcome who is on exec, but no advertising b/c we want to keep it small, and it’s mainly for spring break preparation. The hike is 15.5 miles


10. Quarter Master-FOUND first aid kit, Walt can you make an online record of our stuffs?


11. Tabling on February 27th ideas for service?


12. SAA guy going to bring Tshirts

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