Chair Archive


Chair’s Report

July, 2015

Chair Tom Wheeler

At out Spring Potluck I had the honor to present John Barron with our Distinguished Volunteer Award. I know that many of you were in attendance, but many of our membership were unable to attend.

Our distinguished volunteer award, our highest award, is given to those who have rendered outstanding service to the chapter. Ours is a volunteer organization which over the years has achieved its level of success only because of the efforts of individuals who commit their time and effort to our chapter. John Barron is an individual who has made such a commitment. His enthusiasm, intelligence, leadership, and interest have had a profound impact on the success of our chapter over the past ten years.

He has served as our Publicity Coordinator, as our Chapter Chair for four years, as a leader in our involvement in the Educational Affiliates Program, and as an alternate director at the club level. At last count he has led over seventy five outings for the chapter. John makes his home in Ottawa, Canada and has traveled countless miles to attend meetings and to participate in our programs.

Recognizing his energy and intelligence, I appointed him secretary of the Adirondack Forty Sixers when I was president. He now is entering his seventh year in that position. I believe this demonstrates not only his commitment to our club, but also to the Adirondacks experience.

On another note, several of our members celebrated National Trails Day in Wanakena on June 6th. It was nice to see John and Tom Ortmeyer among others in a well attended event which focused on improvement of the Cranberry 50 trail network.

Best wishes for an enjoyable summer.