Recent Club News
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New Membership Achievement Award
The Board of Directors recently approved a new Membership Achievement Award (the eleventh award), which will be awarded to any member who recruits three or more new members during the Club year. The member who brings in the most new members will not have to pay dues the following year. Winners of the Membership award will receive the same recognition as other Achievement Award winners. The new member application on the Forms page of the website now includes a place for the applicant to name the member who most influenced them to join the Club. If you invite a guest to a hike and they subsequently join, request that they recognize you on the application form.
If you have any old new member application forms that you have been handing out to guests, please destroy them and use the new form on the website.
Follow IHC Members Across Spain
Three of our members, Mary Bruss, Kathy Hough and Kae Ramey, recently completed hiking the Camino de Santiago, also called the Way of St. James, across northern Spain (east to west). Pilgrims have been walking this famous 600 mile trail to the tomb of the apostle St. James since the middle ages. Click here to learn more about the famous pilgrimage. Our girls left Indy on August 22 and finished their journey on September 27. You can view photos of their trip on our photos page.
The Indiana Crossroads Orienteering Club has an open invitation to IHC members to learn about the fun sport of orienteering - navigating the woods with a map and compass. Check out their website and consider attending one of their events. Hopefully, we will be able to schedule a joint event with them in 2015. There is a nice overview of Orienteering at the top of the hike schedule page.
New Website Features
Check out three new links on the Home page appearing above “Recent Club News” for
Today’s Hikes, Tomorrow’s Hikes and Calendar. Select a day and you will see a list of all the hikes for that day. If you select Calendar the current month's calendar will be displayed. Click on any day on the calendar and that day’s hikes will be displayed almost
instantaneously. Even if a hike is a repeat date (e.g., appears in the full schedule as See March 21) you will
see the complete description. If a blue Map reference is included in the hike description, click on it to see a Google
map pointing to the hike meeting location.
Now, if you simply want to confirm the start time or directions to a hike,
pull up the Home page and click on the date. This should be especially valuable from a cell phone or other handheld device. No longer will you have to retrieve the entire schedule (which takes time) and scroll down to the date you want. A simple click should do it.
Discounts for Club Members
The Runners Forum offers IHC members a $10 discount for running, walking and trail shoes. Simply show your IHC badge. Merrell Shoes at Clay Terrace mall in Carmel also offers members a 10% discount.
Online Logo Merchandise
Our online Logo Merchandise Store offers a nice selection of warm and cold weather apparel in many colors, including hats and tote bags, all with our Club logo.