Packing for the World Cup in Portugal

Packing for the World Cup in Portugal

Post by PackrDia » Thu, 10 Sep 1998 04:00:00


If there are any competitors not already over there.....e-mail me if you still
need a packer for the competition and/or the last few training days.  A team we
were counting on to pack for didn't come through, so we still have room for
more teams.

We get to Portugal the 16th; the DZ the 17th.

See you there!

The Packing Zoo

Blue Skies & Soft Openings!

Diane the Packer
D-15202
http://members.aol.com/PackrDiane/index.html

 
 
 

Packing for the World Cup in Portugal

Post by Scott K Ziolk » Thu, 10 Sep 1998 04:00:00

Hello all

I am working on restarting the Skydiving Club at my university (Carnegie
Mellon U in Pittsburgh, PA) and I was wondering if anyone reading the
newsgroup can offer any advice on the club side of things (my DZ has the
skydiving covered for me).  Did you get funding from a student senate or
other body, did you do intercollegiate competition (is there any
organized intercollegiate competition) ? Any info would be appreciated,
from what not to do to anecdotes about what happened in your club...

blue skies
Scott
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Packing for the World Cup in Portugal

Post by Kirk Baue » Thu, 10 Sep 1998 04:00:00


: I am working on restarting the Skydiving Club at my university (Carnegie
: Mellon U in Pittsburgh, PA) and I was wondering if anyone reading the
: newsgroup can offer any advice on the club side of things (my DZ has the
: skydiving covered for me).  Did you get funding from a student senate or
: other body, did you do intercollegiate competition (is there any
: organized intercollegiate competition) ? Any info would be appreciated,
: from what not to do to anecdotes about what happened in your club...

Did you see the article in the September issue of Parachutist?

We get money from the Student Goverment... we get an annual budget
as well as occasional money for purchasing/maintaining gear.

There is an organized collegiate competition.  This year, it is
in Arizona.  It is every year right after Christmas... and
Georgia Tech is always there.

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Packing for the World Cup in Portugal

Post by Wulf » Thu, 10 Sep 1998 04:00:00

I was an officer at our university's climbing club
(rock climbing) for a couple of years.  You do need
to register the club with the University, and they
will probably require you to have a staff/faculty
sponsor and/or advisor.

Our climbing club managed to get some equipment
from REI (a climbing equipment supplier) so we had
the equipment to take a fairly large group of
people (20+) climbing if we wanted to.  We got
this equipment through a request to REI directly,
without going through student government.
You -might- be able to purchase 'club' rigs or
something like that, but I think the costs, the
maintenance requirements, and liability issues would
prohibit it.  For climbing, it only takes around
$500 to get a dozen or more people on the rock
cheaply, this isn't the case with skydiving.

I would imagine you could approach the student govornment
and ask, but they will probably be fairly reluctant to
do much for you unless you get a fairly significant number
of members.  If your DZ is a helpful one you may be
able to work out a deal like discounts on jumps or
on gear rental for club members, and charge a very
minimal membership fee to help out with adverti***t,
meetings, bringing in guest speakers/instructors, etc.
I would advise you to focus on the latter, having
guest speakers, safety meetings, etc for the club, and
advertise them with flyers or radio ads if your
school has a radio station.  The more work you put
into this, the more helpful your local DZ will be,
since you will become a source of new customers.

I don't know much about the intercollegiate competition,
as far as skydiving goes I don't think there are many
resources out there for that.  You might be better off
making some competitive teams out of club members and
competing at non-collegiate events.  Others here will
probably know more about that than I ;-)

Blue Skies, and Good Luck!

Nathan

Quote:

> Hello all

> I am working on restarting the Skydiving Club at my university (Carnegie
> Mellon U in Pittsburgh, PA) and I was wondering if anyone reading the
> newsgroup can offer any advice on the club side of things (my DZ has the
> skydiving covered for me).  Did you get funding from a student senate or
> other body, did you do intercollegiate competition (is there any
> organized intercollegiate competition) ? Any info would be appreciated,
> from what not to do to anecdotes about what happened in your club...

> blue skies
> Scott
> _______________________________________________

> Scott Ziolko                     412-862-2539
> Carnegie Mellon University