The Nominating Committee is seeking motivated individuals interested in serving on the Board of Directors for a two-year term. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact the Nominating Committee by midnight May 8, 2012.
The NEOC Board recommends that the membership strive to elect a board with the following characteristics:
by Peter Amram
Mark Monmonier, a professor at Syracuse University, is the author of the 1994 Drawing the Line, tales of maps and cartocontroversy. Prominent among the cartocontroveries are the Vinland Map, a fraud which purports to show pre-Columbian discoveries in the New World, and the Peters Projection, a misleading, politically-correct attempt to show the ‘true’ size of non-European countries. Many maps, Monmonier suggests, are best approached with suspicion.
With many of our national championships scheduled to take place this spring, Orienteering USA has announced a first-of-its-kind program to promote participation in multiple A-meets.
Dubbed the “2012 Championships Challenge,” this program will reward all individuals who enter and compete in at least three of the scheduled nine A-meet weekends from February through June, 2012. These orienteers will receive a custom-designed racing shirt acknowledging their accomplishment.
For more information on the contest go to the Orienteering USA website.
Calling all juniors!
Announcing the 2012 Northeast Junior Training Camp at Blue Mountain Reservation, in Peekskill, NY, to be held on the weekend of March 23 -25.
This camp is open to all juniors who can complete a white course independently, and will focus on improving orienteering skills while promoting a fun social atmosphere. Lodging will be in bunkrooms at the Blue Mountain lodge, but space is limited to 15 girls and 15 boys. Six meals, plus snacks, will be freshly prepared on-site by Janet Porter.
Training exercises, appropriate for the skill levels of the attendees, will be organized by a group of experienced junior team trainers, lead by Erin Schirm. Erin, a former junior and JWOC Team member himself, recently earned a degree in Physical Education from Syracuse University.
Good times are guaranteed!