Are there any membership fees?
No. Anyone is welcome to come along to our meetings, or one of our events without
having to ďjoinĒ the club in a traditional sense. If you enjoy yourself, keep coming back.
So are there any other fees involved?
If an event is out of town, we usually carpool
with the gas costs being split between the occupants of the vehicle. Other than that,
youíll only have expenses involved in the actual activity, camp site fees, parking charges,
etc. as appropriate.
What is the age range of the club?
Our most Frequently Asked Question. We have no upper or lower age limits.
Occasionally folks bring kids along, while some of our active members are well into
retirement. However, most of our active members are probably between 35 and 60.
What are the skill levels?
Again, we cater to all tastes. Some of our members enjoy extreme endurance activities
while others only show up when thereís food and alcohol involved, with a full spectrum
in between. If you have any doubt about your abilities for a particular activity, the event
coordinator will give you an honest appraisal.
Where and when are the meetings held?
We are currently looking for a location to hold our meetings, which lately have been held on an irregular basis. Normally we would hold the
meetings on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, with the exception of November
and December when they are generally only on the 3rd Wednesday. Everyone is
Iím interested in learning to canoe/kayak but donít have a boat.
Donít worry, we have several members that have boats to spare and are more than willing
to share their knowledge to get new people interested in the sport. Just let the event
coordinator know in advance and we can usually arrange something.
What the heck is WEGES?
WEGES is an occasional feature on our activity list and stands for Wednesday
Evening Gourmet Eating Society. Every now and
again, someone picks a restaurant and we all go and pig out. Sometimes it's on a
Thursday when it would be a ThEGES, should it be on a Monday it would be a MEGES.
But it's usually on a Wednesday.
I e-mailed the webmaster days ago and he still hasnít replied yet. Whatís up with
Our webmaster checks the e-mail infrequently. Sometimes he doesn't have the
answer and has to speak with the person who knows and then get back to you.
I wrote requesting advice on where to hike/climb/camp/canoe/raft on my upcoming
visit to Arizona and didn't get a reply. Why not?
We're sorry, but we were being inundated with requests of this type and simply don't
have the local knowledge, the expertise, or the time to give individually tailored advice
for each one of these queries. Our links page gives several good resources and if you
come across others, feel free to let us know and we'll add them.
Your "Upcoming Activities" page says to contact the activity coordinator for details,
but there's no telephone number.
Yep, for privacy reasons we don't post phone numbers on the web, but we try to give you
an e-mail address for questions. You can also contact Ed, who can be reached at (480)
921-3821. He can arrange for an activity coordinator to contact you. Perhaps the best
way to find out about an event is to come to an SOC meeting.
Check The Adventurer for details of