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Club Shirts Reflect COVID-19 Theme

The 2020 HSCSS T-shirts, which are available in various colors, reflect the unique social conditions we all face.

The 2020 shirt order has been completed. Most members picked up their preordered shirts in person at Ralph Olliges’ home on November 14. Some members received shirts via postal mail.

Additional Shirts

A small number of shirts are still available for purchase – see list below. These will be offered during the December Winter Party.

Prices for standard shirt sizes are $18, with 2XL $19 and 3XL $20. Shirts can be picked up after the party or mailed at an additional cost, if needed. E-mail if you are interested in buying a shirt.

Men’s Crew Neck
M – 1 light sand | XL – 1 navy, 1 sand, 1 aquatic blue
2XL – 1 natural | 3XL – 1 athletic heather

Men’s Long Sleeve
M – 1 light blue

Womens’ Crew Neck
S – 1 sapphire | L – 1 aquatic blue

Women’s Vee Neck
S – 1 coral | M – 1 coral, 1 pink
L – 1 ash | XL – 1 raspberry

COVID-19 Theme

The photo image that is the basis for this year’s HSCSS T-shirts shows a stand of giant saguaros, Carnegia gigantica, on the Vineyard Trail above the southwest side of Theodore Roosevelt Lake in Arizona.

The image – from John Crossley ( – conveys the natural spacing characteristic that saguaros exhibit in habitat. This allows them to maintain root systems that support the plants and adequately share required water.

This spacing trait is a natural fit with the now-usual conditions of life with social distancing in 2020.

Theodore Roosevelt Lake is within the Tonto National Forest about 80 miles northeast of Phoenix. The lake is formed by a dam on the Salt River that holds a reservoir as a water supply for the city. The light-colored stripe in the background of the picture is a segment of the scenic Apache Trail, a well-known landmark in the region.