Hello, Club Alfresco!

posted Jul 21, 2010, 12:53 PM by David Harrell   [ updated Jul 21, 2010, 9:30 PM ]

Hello Club Alfresco!!  Hope everyone is having a blast this summer!  I know we did not hit Ash Meadows yet, maybe in August. Hot, hot, hot!!! 

Your Madam President just returned from a BIO-496 field study class.  I would like to encourage any members and all students to engage in a field study class at least one time during your college careers.  Gaining hands-on experience and appreciation for science and nature are invaluable. 


We studied the Pika and the Pygmy Rabbit habitat’s at northeastern Nevada’s Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge.  We camped out, looked upon some of Nevada’s most pristine landscapes, gathered scientific data, hiked, and made friends.  This field study ranks up high in the list of the most favorite things I have ever done! 

(Ed. Note: Some pictures from the trip have been posted in the Gallery - check it out!)

Our next President...

posted Jun 15, 2010, 11:15 AM by David Harrell

Hello, fellow members! A small correction on the last news post; President Coutu's term will begin in the fall so as to ease the changeover (responsibilities, paperwork, etc.). Also, we are looking for replacement officers for certain positions - feel free to apply for those positions when you apply for membership (remember to include what you're good at!).

Our dear Madam President...

posted Jun 12, 2010, 4:59 PM by David Harrell

Our Madam President has gone on to UNR to further her education, and no doubt the club will be the less merry and enthusiastic for her absence. Several of our founders are leaving for other colleges (not out of disrespect for Great Basin College, but to pursue lines of inquiry that are not currently in great demand in this area) - myself included. This means that, as of now, VP Tabitha Coutu is our new President! Whether this will affect our rather tenuous plans for the Ash Meadows trip remains unseen. Our new member Bruce Michael has been approached to fill my position as Treasurer; whether that change-over will occur is also unknown. However, those of us who started Club Alfresco know for a certainty that no matter what changes in our active membership, the desires and concerns which brought us together will remain and will continue to bind together members old and new.

The Louisiana Eco-Disaster & Club Business..

posted Jun 8, 2010, 6:12 AM by David Harrell

Hello, everyone! The current ecological disaster which is plaguing the Eastern Coastline - caused by the massive oil pipe leak/break - is sure to have lasting repercussions; people need to do all they can now in order to minimize those repercussions. As we're not in Louisiana, one way for us is to sign petitions and show our support of environmentally-safe ways to dissipate/remove the oil. One petition I found was at; I'm sure there are more, but it's a place to start!

As regards club business: We still haven't decided on the day of our Ash Meadows trip - which we need to do before Madam President leaves for Reno - and I still haven't heard back from our newest member, Mr. Bruce Michael.

Memorial Day!

posted May 31, 2010, 12:03 PM by David Harrell

Hello, everyone! We here at Club Alfresco would like to wish all of you a pleasant Memorial Day, and take a moment of silence for our veterans from the Revolutionary War all the way to our contemporary veterans in this modern era. Thank you!

Members of Club Alfresco, Welcome!

posted May 23, 2010, 10:46 AM by David Harrell

This past Friday, we - by which I mean the founders of Club Alfresco - met to discuss the future of this club. We are ecstatic! We've got SGA approval, a plan to take a field trip to Ash Meadows before June 15th, donations coming in to such a degree that we're going to have to set up a proper account (everything above-board here, old chums!), and our Madam President has arranged for The Pahrump Valley Times to run a brief on our club to introduce it to the general college populace as well as induce membership fervor on a - hopefully -  huge level! Hi-ho, Club Alfresco! Hooray!


posted May 18, 2010, 9:56 PM by David Harrell

That's right, folks! We've been approved by the Student Government Council as the first satellite campus club of Great Basin College! We're having a celebratory meeting this Friday - hopefully, we'll all be able to attend. Remember, keep looking for members - we need new blood (metaphorically speaking)!


posted May 2, 2010, 1:11 PM by David Harrell

Our next meeting will be on Friday, fellow members! It's also possible that the SGA will finally have enough time from their busy schedule to hear our President about the club!

New Logo, plus a homepage photo!

posted Apr 24, 2010, 10:24 AM by David Harrell   [ updated Apr 24, 2010, 10:31 AM ]

Today, a provisional logo has been attached to the website - it's definitely brightened up the place! It depends on the group's approval whether it will stay. However, one picture which everyone will probably like is the ancient bristle-cone pine which is on our homepage.

Meeting on Wednesday, April 14th!

posted Apr 10, 2010, 4:01 PM by David Harrell   [ updated Apr 10, 2010, 4:14 PM ]

  Hello, prospective members and current colleagues! There will be a meeting of our club at the GBC - Pahrump Campus on Wednesday, April 14th at 10:45 AM. Prospective members are welcome; we will be discussing club policy and goals, which makes this an excellent time to find out about our club!

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