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October 1, 2018

John Barron
JohnBarron@sympatico.ca
613-828-2296

There seem to be signs of some new people willing to become outing leaders. This is very encouraging, and we’re looking forward to an even more vibrant and varied recreation program. We’re planning to run our outing leadership clinic on October 27. This event originated in our Educational Affiliate Program at SUNY Potsdam, where attending it is mandatory for a student to lead trips. In the regular program the clinic is not a requirement, but it is informative and tends to be a lot of fun. All members are welcome.

We welcome Jim Burdick as merchandise coordinator. Jim has a lot of good ideas about how to run the office. He is also one of the emerging new outing leaders.

Our guest speaker at the fall pot luck, ADK Outdoor Skills Coordinator Tyler Socash, will present 7,000 Miles to a Wilderness Ethic: A Transformation After One Year on the Pacific Crest Trail, Te Araroa, and the Appalachian Trail. This grand adventure into the wilderness inspired Socash to help defend the wildest remaining places in New York’s Forest Preserve, namely, the newly purchased Boreas Ponds Tract. We hope you can attend, on November 4 at Canton Presbyterian Church (see Outing Schedule).