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NEOC's Annual General Meeting will be held on June 5, 2022, at 12:00 Noon, at Houghton's Pond, Milton, MA. Details will be posted on the Schedule closer to that date.

The main business will be the election to fill four seats for a two-year term on the Board of Directors.

If you are interested in being a candidate in this election. please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. NEOC membership is not required to sit on the Board.


Hans igloo smlCamden-area news site, knox.villagesoup.com, recently ran an article about Hans, with nice photos and examples of his dry humor. He's keeping busy teaching igloo construction.

Short, Medium, and Long courses available through March 4 in Gay City State Park (less than 2 hours from Boston). As of Feb. 19, the woods are snow free and the marshes are crossable.

Details and a link to the map files are on the HVO website.


The NEOC Board would like to thank all of the volunteers who helped make 2021 a success. We are an all-volunteer organization, and we could not have made 2021 happen without you. We would like to offer a special thank you to our meet directors and to those who helped with the many ‘unseen’ tasks that allowed us to host orienteering events in a pandemic year. Please look for a small token of the club’s appreciation in the mail.

For the many volunteers who helped at this year’s events, we entered your name into a raffle. Each of the four raffle winners listed below will receive a $50 gift certificate. Congratulations!

Meet Directors and Other Support

  • Magnus Bjorkman
  • Xavier Fradera
  • Ian & Mori Finlayson
  • Phil Bricker
  • Pelle Wåhlström
  • Kristin Hall
  • Alex Vai
  • Kelly Guarino
  • Judy Karpinski
  • Mark O'Connell (QRienteering software developer)
  • Pia Webb (VP of Events)
  • Doug Sevon (Permit support)
  • Pete Lane (Equipment)
  • Bridget Hall (Winter Challenge 2021)

General Raffle Winners

  • Tamara Brenner
  • Patrick McNeal
  • Pete Bundschuh
  • Bill Binette


The 2022 Winter Challenge is open to current NEOC members. Courses have been designed at five locations around Massachusetts. Set yourself a challenge and reach one of these challenge levels:

  • 1 to 3 courses: Who said you couldn’t orienteer in New England in the winter? Congrats for getting into the woods and strengthening the synapses in your brain!
  • 5 courses: You will roll into the spring O-season ready to show off your navigation skills. You have mastered the Winter O-challenge and will be listed as a Winter O-challenge Master on the NEOC website (and contacted to help volunteer in the spring).

The Challenge starts on MLK weekend 2022 and runs through April 1! We'll keep track of who has done which trainings with an online spreadsheet, so make sure you are filling it out for each course you run! Please share your comments on the courses or just enter your name to let us know you are getting out on the courses.

The Winter Challenge is a training activity for NEOC members. Details will be sent with your member card when you join NEOC.

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