<![CDATA[Vancouver Hoo-Hoo Club #48 - Events & Blog]]>Tue, 23 Jan 2018 23:47:21 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Pagoda Ridge Scramble 2017]]>Fri, 09 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://hoo-hoo48.org/events--blog/pagoda-ridge-scramble-2017
Progressive Scramble 2017
Pagoda Ridge Golf Course

We hope you join us at the annual Pagoda Ridge Progressive Scramble Golf Tournament. Here are the details. Registration is via Eventbrite, please use the link provided below.

Date: Friday, June 9, 2017
Place: Pagoda Ridge Golf Course, 7887 264th Street, Langley, BC
Check-in: 12:29 pm
Shotgun Start: 1:29 pm
Dinner: 6:29pm - prizes to follow
Price: $159.99 per person 

Registration closes June 3, 2017

Registration includes beer & hot dog at the "turn", dinner and carts

EARLY BIRD PRIZE: Be one of the first 30 to register for the event, and you will be entered into our Early Bird Registration prize draw for 4 free golf passes.

CARTS: Pagoda is a walking friendly course - carts are not mandatory.  

Prize Contributions Gratefully Accepted.
Hole sponsors needed! Suggest sponsorship is $150
For more information contact Hoo-Hoo via Meghan Kavelman (Powerwood) at 604-882-9663 or email her at meghank@powerwood.com

Register online with our Eventbrite App 
<![CDATA[Members' Night Reverse Draw]]>Wed, 29 Mar 2017 22:58:41 GMThttp://hoo-hoo48.org/events--blog/members-night-reverse-drawPicture
Hoo-Hoo Members' Night and
​Reverse Draw 2017

Join us at the Terminal City Club and enjoy a buffet dinner, our reverse draw, booze-barrow draw and more.

Date:Thursday, May 4th, 2017
Place:Terminal City Club, 837 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
Cocktails - 5:29 PM
Dinner - 7:15 PM 

Early Bird Draw
The first 100 people to register via Eventbrite will have their names entered into a draw for a weekend away for two.

The event includes:
  • Buffet Dinner
  • Reverse Draw - $2,500 Grand Prize
  • Early Bird Draw for Southern B.C. 2-Day Get-A-Way           
    ***Eligible only to the first 100 tickets sold, includes:
  • Round trip Float Plane - Vancouver or Richmond return to Victoria or Nanaimo (or other way around!)
  • Hotel - 2 Nights in a Four Star Hotel
  • Dinner Voucher - $300
  • Estimated Trip Value - $1000

If you would like to book a table for your company, please contact us to arrange your table (tables available in rounds of 8 and 10). Only pre-paid bookings will be reserved so please register on Eventbrite first and then call to book your table. Although we prefer members to pay for their tickets using Eventbrite, we can arrange for an invoice for larger order requests.

The Terminal City Club dress code restricts jeans, please respect this request.

For more information or to request to pay by invoice or cheque please contact  Jay Puder at jpuder@transpacgroup.ca or 604-808-2967, OR Sandy McKellar at sandy@treefrogcreative.ca, or 604-916-9117
To register online now, click here https://hoo-hoo_membersnight2017.eventbrite.ca

<![CDATA[Spring Concat - March 30, 2017]]>Tue, 24 Jan 2017 19:27:35 GMThttp://hoo-hoo48.org/events--blog/spring-concat-2017-announcedPicture
Spring Concat 2017
Join us for dinner, Concat and new and unique entertainment!
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Bar Opens: 5:29 pm
Dinner Served: 6:29 pm
Concat: 8:00 pm
Price: $99.99 + fees and taxes
Please register by March 21st as this will allow us to provide the caterers with our final head count within their required time-frame. 

Location: The Eagles Club 
170 West 3rd Street 
North Vancouver, BC V7M 1E7
(See box on right for details)

New Kittens
Do you have someone you want to sponsor as a Kitten? Please contact Jake Power or Russ Patton
Russ at 604-308-2820 or email him at 
Jake at 778-558-1602 or email him at jakep@powerwood.com
New Kitten forms are available on our website at http://hoo-hoo48.org/join.html

All Kittens MUST be pre-registered!
Underground parking is available. Please make arrangements to arrive and depart safely! 
Great Food! Good Fun! Good Friends!

The Entertainment
Join us after Concat for Improv Comedy with The Fictionals
The Fictionals Comedy Co. have been serving up award-winning improv comedy in Vancouver since 2010. Our trademark brand of live improv is “seriously laugh out loud” (Vancity Buzz) and “guaranteed to tickle your funny bone” (Georgia Straight), so if you’re in need of a good time, come on down to any of our shows around Vancouver.

<![CDATA[Annual Hoo-Hoo Ski Trip Planned for Apex Mountain]]>Sun, 11 Dec 2016 21:36:07 GMThttp://hoo-hoo48.org/events--blog/annual-hoo-hoo-ski-trip-planned-for-apex-mountainJoin us for the Winter 2017 Ski Trip. This time around Duncan is organizing a trip to Apex Mountain.

Dates: Thursday, February 9th to Sunday, February 12th, 2017
Price: $550 per person

The price includes round trip bus transportation, 2-day ski pass and accommodation.
Pick-up 2pm February 9th at PowerWood, 9760-190 Street, Surrey, BC. Return pick-up February 12th at Apex Mountain (times may vary - confirmation closer to departure date).

Sponsor the Bus: Corporate and personal contributions toward the cost of the bus are gladly accepted.

To confirm your seat and pre-pay, please contact Duncan Chisholm directly at:
Email: dchisholm@aatrading.com
Phone: 604-313-1153
<![CDATA[​Getting connected in the digital age!]]>Wed, 16 Nov 2016 17:45:34 GMThttp://hoo-hoo48.org/events--blog/getting-connected-in-the-digital-ageGetting connected via technology may seem daunting, but it can sure make life easier once you get the hang of it. Club 48 in Vancouver is taking advantage of user friendly, cost effective ways to enrich our communications with our membership by using digital online tools.
We started down this path three years ago when we switched from paper mail, to manually emailing notifications to our members, to finally migrating to an online messaging service. Called Mail Chimp, it’s features and integrations allow us to send promotional emails, automated messages, and targeted campaigns to our members. It also provides detailed reports that help us keep track of current email addresses, how popular a message is (number of opens) and more. In fact, we now use the data-management feature in Mail Chimp to house our membership database. We love it because it’s easy to use, and our members can update their profile whenever their information changes.
Mail Chimp’s e-newsletter service is free to users with less than 2000 contacts – that works for us. And each recipient gets what feels like a personalized one-of-a-kind message! You can add in your logo, images, and hot-links. In fact, we will use it to congratulate our club President, Jake Power on winning the Hoo-Hoo Challenge at the International Convention in Cairns. That man is an apple bobbin’ fool!
This system worked great for getting the word out about events, but with a large membership, our next hurdle was dealing with registrations and payments! We solved this with another e-tool called EventBrite. This powerful and easy to use platform allows us to manage ticket sales for our events and collect payments in a number of forms (all major credit cards, cheques, payment at the door, etc.).
Allowing you to create posters and announcements about events, you can then post a link to an online registration page where members can buy one or more tickets. Through EventBrite we collect participants’ names, groups (for events like golf), and we can process credit card payments, track registrations, print check-in lists, and much more – it takes the hassle out of event management. What we also learned was that our non-profit status in British Columbia qualified us for discounts on user fees!
Lastly, this fall we updated our website—again using a nifty online tool. Rather than pay a programmer to build you a site, you can take advantage of “you-build-it” online programs that use templates and drag-and-drop to create stunning websites. You can do it all for free, or for the cost of buying a domain name and paying for hosting, you can upgrade to a paid site that lets you have your own URL (domain name, www.hoo-hoo48.org) and additional features. We chose Weebly.com. It was easy to learn, fun to use and we think the new site is fresh and engaging.
Three simple tools, Mail Chimp, EventBrite and Weebly and Club 48 looks like a million dollars! Try it yourself!

​Submitted to the Log & Tally
<![CDATA[Progressive Scramble 2016]]>Fri, 10 Jun 2016 07:00:00 GMThttp://hoo-hoo48.org/events--blog/progressive-scramble-2016We hope enjoyed the annual Pagoda Ridge Progressive Scramble Golf Tournament.

Date: Friday, June 10, 2016Place: Pagoda Ridge Golf Course, 7887 264th Street, Langley, BC

Check-in: 12:29 am
Shotgun Start: 13:29 pm
Dinner: 6:29pm - prizes to follow
Price: Early Bird $149.99 per person (plus processing fee) before May 30th 

Regular Registration $169.99 per person (plus processing fee) after May 30th
Registration closes June 3, 2016

Registration includes beer & hot dog at the "turn", dinner and carts

Pagoda is a walking friendly course - carts are not mandatory.  A limited number of carts are available, please contact the pro shop at 604-856-0929

Prize Contributions Gratefully Accepted.
Hole sponsors wanted.

For more information contact Hoo-Hoo via Meghan Kavelman (Powerwood) at 604-882-9663 or email her at meghank@powerwood.com or Chris Hodder at 604-273-2821 or email him at chris@hoddertug.com 

<![CDATA[Members' Night 2016]]>Thu, 05 May 2016 07:00:00 GMThttp://hoo-hoo48.org/events--blog/members-night-2016Picture
It’s becoming an annual tradition for the Snark of the Universe to participate in the Members’ Night Reverse Draw and Dinner hosted in Vancouver by Club #48. Jay Puder and the board pulled off a successful sold-out event this year, with more than 140 members in attendance including Hoo-Hoos from neighbouring clubs.
The Terminal City Club provides an elegant venue for the networking event. Past President Lloyd Brown opened the program—introducing the new Club #48 president, Jake Power. Jake welcomed members and recognized special guests before inviting the guest of honour – Snark of the Universe, Kent Bond to the podium. Promising an eight-minute speech Kent shared his definition of what it means to be a Hoo-Hoo and why the club is so important to the forestry sector. As a token of gratitude for his participation, Jake presented Kent with a traditional Squamish First Nation, Yellow Cedar talking stick carved by local artist Jim Yelton. The talking stick is symbol of authority used by aboriginal leaders. Kent’s stick is topped with an Eagle – representing power and prestige – and the face of a Chief, appropriate as Kent is the “Chief Hoo-Hoo”!
Rameses Jim Spiers led a hearty rendition of the Hoo-Hoo Yell to kick off the event. The Reverse Draw puts everyone in attendance into a draw for $2,500. As names are pulled, Hoo-Hoos bet amongst each other paying out “Toonies and Loonies” as they are eliminated from the draw. This year, the first one out was Jesse Ingram. First-out pays the most in personal bets, but is compensated with a cheque for $250. The final five are given the option to share the pot, or go to the end. This year, the consensus was draw to the final man standing. Brad Meeker won the big cash prize – and then generously donated it back to Club #48’s primary charity – the Evans Lake Forestry Camp. Congratulations Brad, and a big thank you from everyone!
Other winners included Shawn Munson – who won our Booze Barrow draw! A great way to make new friends – Shawn went home with $500 in liquid happiness! Table stakes go to the last man standing at each table and the Snark took the pot at his table!
Club #48 is already planning next year’s reverse draw and would like to extend an invitation to members from neighbouring clubs to join the party!