~ November 2020 ~
Greetings! Thanks for renewing your membership!
Your membership is valid through Dec. 31, 2021
Message from our president:
Cindy: "Mark, any message this month?"

Mark: "Is it the end of the month again!? Boy, I feel like I'm just sitting on my hands. What can I say?

'Hello Members. We are continuing to monitor 'The Situation' and be ready to address 'Situation Normal' whenever that arrives. In the mean time, we are trying to find ways to get outdoors when possible with reasonable numbers and locales. Keep an eye on the web site, and be safe. ~ Mark' "
Pandemic Calendar of Events

- Think about Show 'n Go events you might be able to host when we are comfortable getting together outdoors.

January 23 - 30
- Big Sky, Montana Postponed to 2022
February 6 - 13
- Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado - Postponed to 2022
February 20 - 27
- Snowbird/Alta, Utah - Postponed to 2022
More than 130 memberships were renewed in the weeks since Homecoming, and that's a great start. Only 400 to go! Thanks for being one of the 130 memberships, representing 240 members.
Show N Go Events - Easy Peasy!
November can be a beautiful but chilly month in our area. Perhaps you’d like to get out for a simple meet-up with friends for a walk, or a more adventurous hike? This can still happen with appropriate social distancing and cautions, particularly outdoors. How simple it is to think ahead a couple of days, when the weather looks promising, and plan such an activity.
With 8 hours notice, or often less, Cindy will send your details out to the entire membership via an email message. Fun, easy, and even if it the turnout is small, worthwhile.
Keep this in mind as you think of friends and recreation!
2021 Ski Trips 2022
CVOA will not be running any major ski trips in 2021. However, as the ski season progresses, there might be some opportunities within driving distance. Perhaps a day trip to Saddleback? Or check out the package below at Smugglers’ Notch Resort. Maybe the Canadian borders will allow a short trip in that direction?

All it takes is for someone to say “hey, let’s go to . . . “, whether it be put together by you, or perhaps Great Events & Escapes. CVOA will promote your trip via our newsletters, or it could be a last minute Show N Go, which can be sent out to the membership. Let Cindy Foster know how we can help.
Smugglers' Notch, Vermont
2-night 3-day lift for $279 pp do
From Ben Childs at Smugglers’ Notch:

Hi All,
I am reaching out to see if the CVOA Ski Club or any of your members are interested in coming up to Smugglers’ Notch this winter. I think your club would love our Slopeside lodging and 3 big mountains of skiing. We offer a 2 nights package with a 3 day lift ticket for $279 per person (double occupancy). We also have great early and late season specials.

I can offer group rates to any of your members that want to come visit us this winter. If someone wants to organize a bigger group we can be a little more aggressive on the pricing and we offer comps and perks.

I would love to work with you on a great trip. Thank you.
Ben Childs
Smugglers’ Notch Resort Group Vacations
(802)644-1282, direct
Range News
Hello All,

We have a few more weeks of crisp temperature shooting! And many of you will be sighting in your hunting guns. See you at the Range. If you have any questions feel free to contact Neal Trask or me.

Diane Stone, Range Secretary

Neal Trask, Range President
We will continue to have just for fun 5 Stand and Trap Shoots into November, weather permitting as long as there is interest.
Shoots and Operating Hours
Check our facebook page for cancellations.

   Five Stand Shoots – Saturdays – 9am until noon, rain or shine
   Trap Shoots – Sundays – 9am to noon, weather permitting
   Trap Shoots – Wednesdays – 10am to noon, weather permitting
   Rifle Range – Every day – Dawn to Dusk
   Pistol Range – Every day – Dawn to Dusk

Trap and Five Stand costs $5/round or you may purchase 10 rounds for $40, which will save you $10 and make it easier for us to manage the sign up for the Shoots. Your 10-round punch card can be used for both the Five Stand and Trap Shoots, and can be used for multiple shooters, with no expiration. Such a deal!
"Take A Hike" is in digital format!
Thanks to Sue Strommer, who moved this project forward, the CVOA hiking guide "Take A Hike" is available in digital form as a pdf.
CLICK HERE to Download and View "Take a Hike". At 58 pages, you might not want to print it, but feel free to save it to your computer or device. "Take a Hike" is also available via a button on the home page of our website.
The next phase is to update and expand the contents. Sue would like to hear from any members who can update the current hikes or add hikes to the guide.
So, if you can HELP Sue with this project, please reply to this email, or email cvoa.secretary@gmail.com, or reply to this email, and your message will be forwarded to Sue.

p.s. – How about a “Show N Go” hike from the guide this month?
Newsletter Content
It appears that our newsletter will be short of content for months.

If you have any tidbits of info, links to sites, shout outs, or a photo to contribute, send them along!
Carrabassett Valley Outdoor Association
Valley Crossing #6
Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947