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May 2010

die Zeit vergeht…

Hard to believe but here we are again in the twilight of yet another TNSAR search season. Please join friends, family, and foes (go ahead and bring ‘em if you can find any) for year-end festivities at the Granlibakken Hut, 6:00pm Monday, May 3rd. Dinner and libations will be provided by the infamous Schroepfer et al catering company, currently in training for the upcoming season of Iron Chef…

Bark Loud Enough…

And someone is bound to hear you. After spending at least two or maybe even three years fielding suggestions and concerns about wasted paper, accelerating postage costs, and the hazards of dry mouth from excessive stamp lickage,  I am finally ready to announce that SnowLine has abandoned the pulp and is now available online only. I know, many of you are out there saying, “…Knucklehead, what took you so long?” Well, old dogs are hard to trick. No, wait. Old dogs need training wheels? No, trained dogs hardly get old? Oh, whatever that cliché is, the truth of the matter is that I like the printed word. And even as I sit here next to my cousin while he plays with his brand new iPad, “…have you seen the Crazy Frog app?” and wonder at the technology as it passes by me, I can’t help but feel nostalgic for ink on paper. Just thinking about all the stamps I won’t be licking makes my mouth water. But change is inevitable and though hard to swallow, sometimes it is for the better. I hope this new electronic version of TNSAR’s monthly newsletter will satisfy those of you out there who actually read it. I have to say, it does look nice and crisp on that new iPad, though the Crazy Frog thing completely escapes me…

 

Spring Sprung…

Someone said spring is here.

Where exactly?

Not Too Late…

To nominate TNSAR folks for the upcoming annual elections…Board member? Officer positions? Member of the year? As always, the final TNSAR meeting for the season is the time for YOU to step forward and get into the action, the fray, the belly of the beast. Volunteering to join the few, the proud, the over-booked, over-committed, the constantly chasing their tails behind the scenes group of roustabouts who guide this organization, just may be the resume building activity that sets you apart in this troubling economic time. Or not. Either way, we’re not picky. If you want to help, step right up, there’ll be a cold beer waiting for you at the finish line.  I know it's hard to believe, but you may even make this man happier.

 

 

 

Trainings Past and Present…

Why is this man smiling?  No, it's not because he's wearing a bolo tie on a TNSAR training. It's because he gets to play with guns, helicopters, snow machines, and all these other characters. TNSAR members on a spring time training in paradise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For those of you who can’t get enough, check out the trainings tab on the TNSAR website. We have several listings for upcoming summer time trainings. Rumor has it that there may even be a motorcycle/atv team forming for snowless summertime searches. As you already know, TNSAR pagers work no matter what the weather and we can get called out for searches any month of the year. Not sure where to get started? Try www.tahoenordicsar.com. You won’t regret it.

die Zeit vergeht revisited...

Yes, time does indeed fly by, no matter what language you're speaking. And as another search season winds down I am flabbergasted, as always, by the talent, the commitment, the camaraderie, the jocularity, and the overwhelming gumption of the members of this Team. How dare you don goggles, headlamps, and pockets stuffed with candy bars! How dare you shuffle off into a snowstorm and search for lost strangers! Who do you think you are? What do you think you're trying to do? And though we may not always come up with the same answers, we may not even know the answers, we still do it. No matter what the weather. No matter where the mere strangers may have wandered.

Thanks to all for yet another spectacular TNSAR search season.

Carpe Snickers!

B.Wright

 

The goal of TNSAR is to conduct fast and safe rescues, and to help educate the public on winter safety. If you would like to help TNSAR in this cause, please use the following PayPal donate link. Thanks!

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