Who are The Cascadians?

The Cascadians is an outdoor recreation and conservation club located in Yakima, Washington.

Activities include hiking, backpacking, climbing, skiing, snowshoeing, bicycling, golf, paddling and more.

Cascadians have been enjoying the trails and peaks of the Pacific Northwest since 1920.

March General Meeting

Wednesday, March 29, 7:00 p.m.

Meyer Auditorium at The Terraces at Summitview

(Formerly the Living Care Retirement Center), 215 N 40th Ave Yakima

PROGRAM:  Wildflowers: How to Find, Identify, and Photograph 

by David Hagen

Our own well known Honorary Lifetime Cascadian, David Hagen, will speak about the resources he uses and/or knows of to help know where to go to find good flowers and how to identify them.  This will be followed by a short section of a few non-technical tips for photographing wildflowers and will conclude with a gallery of wildflower photos, from the shrub-steppe to the alpine.

BUSINESS MEETING:  There will be a vote by the general membership on proposed amendments to The Cascadians Bylaws (see below).

NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION is 6:00-7:00 p.m. before the general meeting in the Village CafĂ© West room.

Leader: Dan Fortier (509-952-5900). This is a time set aside to welcome new members to the club, provide information about Cascadians, and answer any questions that new members may have.

Proposed Amendments to The Cascadians Bylaws

As per the Policies and Procedures of The Cascadians, Section 1.), the Board of Directors has reviewed The Cascadians Bylaws and proposed amendments as of the March 1, 2023 Board Meeting.  Below are links to the documents that members may review prior to attending the March 29 General Meeting, at which time the general membership will vote to approve or reject the proposed amended Bylaws.

For more information and to review the proposed amendments, go to the Proposed Amendments page under the Bylaws menu or click here.

Update on The Annual

The 2022 Cascadians Annual printed version will be available for pickup at the March 29, 2023, General Meeting, after the business meeting.  This will give the program presenter the courtesy of your full attention.

If you want a printed version, come to the meeting!

For those of you who prefer the electronic version, it will be available on the website for viewing or download in early April on the members-only 'Annuals' page under the 'Resources' menu. 

It is not too early to submit items for the 2023 Annual.  I have received several articles on winter activities already.  Get yours in before hiking gets into full swing and you forget about all the fun you had this winter.

Joyce Hagen, Annual Editor

Do you want to be the Cookie Monster?


The Cascadians have had a tradition of serving refreshments at the end of our General Meetings for as long as anyone can remember. Members are quick to volunteer to bring the cookies, but someone has to sign them up for each month, remind them when their month is up, bring the punch or juice to go with, and set everything up on the table at the back of the room. Thankfully, Alison Nolz has been that person for some time, but it's time to give her a break. If you are interested in volunteering for this critical position, please let us know. You will be the most popular member at the meetings, and there could be fringe benefits when no one is looking.

Interested parties can speak up at one of the meetings or contact us by email at  Blue fur would be nice, but not required.

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