November 21, 2010
Susan Omohundro and Mary Jo Whalen Recognized as Distinguished Volunteers
Mary Jo Whalen, Canton, and Susan Omohundro, Hannawa Falls, were recognized as Distinguished Volunteers by the Laurentian chapter at the fall meeting, November 20, 2010.
Mary Jo Whalen joined the Laurentian Chapter in 1980. She has served as chapter chair for two years, and was the chapter’s membership coordinator for many years. She has led both chapter and club trips, including windjammer cruises, canoeing the Fulton Chain of Lakes, and numerous ski and paddle trips in St. Lawrence County. She is particularly known for her “Lazy Days” late summer outings.
Susan Omohundro has been a member of the Laurentian Chapter since 1975. She has served the chapter in numerous roles, both official and unofficial. The very long list of chapter outings that she has led with her husband John over the decades, in all seasons, is unmatched in chapter history. Since 1997 they together have been the force behind the concept and then the development of the Red Sandstone Trail. They also have been the ‘glue’ that has kept the chapter strong and ever growing through the many years of their very active involvement in all facets of the chapter’s life. They have actively encouraged increasing our membership and then have served as mentors for the new younger members. Presently, they serve as the North Wind newsletter editors, producing a quality newsletter four times a year. Their love of the Adirondacks has found a worthwhile avenue of expression through their work with the Adirondack Mountain Club.
Susan Omohundro (L) and Mary Jo Whalen (R) with chapter chair John Barron at the annual meeting of the Laurentian Chapter on November 20, 2010.
Nov 21, 2010: Omohundro Whalen Distinguished Volunteers