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Complimentary Membership

The Complimentary Membership Program is designed to recruit new members and cultivate potential leaders in the Laurentian Chapter.

The Laurentian Chapter will pay for your student or adult membership for one year in exchange for one year of active participation in the Chapter. Up to ten Complimentary Memberships will be awarded each year dependent on available funding.

You must be 18 years or older, must provide proof of COVID vaccination, and must be available to complete participation requirements.

If accepted, you will be assigned a Chapter mentor who will help you

  • identify how you can best participate,
  • familiarize yourself with Chapter policies and practices,
  • design your service plan, and
  • complete your goals.

You will need to complete at least one activity from each of the two menus below. You are encouraged to participate in additional activities if you have the time and interest.

Menu One (select one):

  • Attend an annual meeting / potluck and assist with event logistics (set up-breakdown)
  • Attend one outing as a participant while shadowing the Trip Leader and gleaning leadership skill (excluding Weekly Walks)
  • Attend a Chapter Leadership Training Workshop

Menu Two (select one):

  • Volunteer for one day of Laurentian Chapter sponsored trail work.
  • Lead or co-lead one Chapter outing (difficulty levels 1-3 only). Complimentary members may lead an outing if they have completed the Laurentian Chapter Leadership Training Workshop, otherwise complimentary members may co-lead an outing with an established Chapter leader if the Leadership Training Workshop has not been completed.
  • Serve in an officer or appointed capacity (e.g. Hospitality, Secretary, or other position) for one year
  • Present at one Outdoors-Indoors event
  • Plan and present a workshop or educational event (Adirondack or nature theme)
  • Other proposals considered with approval by the Executive Board

To apply, complete and submit the application form.

For more information, contact Blair Madore,, 315-261-0751.

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