Vice-Chair, Education: Jeff Miller, 315-265-2975
This is the time of year when we look back at our accomplishments and eagerly look forward to the future.
We started 2014 with a great series of presentations for our Outdoors-Indoors program. We saw a documentary about Grace Hudowalski, the first woman to summit the 46 High Peaks; traveled with the Kaczka’s to Australia; heard from Nature Up North about their integration of the outdoors and social media; and we listened to chapter member’s poetry, organized by Lila Hunnewell. Our chapter sponsored a 6th grader from Edwards-Knox Elementary School to attend Camp Colby last summer. And we also sponsored Lucas Hanss for the High School Volunteer Trail Work program on Hurricane Mountain.
This coming year promises to be just as exciting. We again start off the year with the Outdoors- Indoors program. We will travel from the frozen glaciers of Antarctica to the highest peak in Tanzania, to the outer reaches of our solar system and then back home to explore the Adirondacks. The schedule of these events can be found elsewhere in this issue. And we’ll again sponsor students to attend summer camp and teens for trail work. I hope that you will join me in supporting our chapter in the coming year’s events.