Minutes for OH Steering Committee Meeting, 6/14/16

Minutes for

OH Steering Committee Meeting,

June 14, 2016

 

Present: Bill Barrett, Dick Low, Moose Meserve, Stroker Rogovin, Elizabeth Seabury, Doug Shaffer, John Thompson.

 1)       Treasurer’s Report (Moose Meserve)

Five months into 2016 and we’re ahead of budget for the year. No donations yet to speak of for the Lonesome hut croo photo project. Dues and other donations are strong to date. All bills still not submitted for last year’s Hut Anniversary video shoot, which should offset some income. Overall, OHA is financially healthy.

 

2)         Cabin (Stroker)

Assistant Huts Manager Eric Gotthold was tasked in November, 2015, with helping Y-OH to locate photos of younger OH leaders and hang them in the Cabin. This work should be completed by the end of the summer. Doug Hotchkiss will produce photos of Jim Hamilton and Bob Temple and hang them after Y-OH photos go up.

Other means of reviewing photos at the Cabin were also discussed, including photo albums and providing an electronic device (e.g., iPad, etc.) that could display digital images. Committee voted to limit our current display options to framed photos on walls.

Ari Ofsevit to make recommendations for improving signage at the Cabin once he’s back from summer exploits in Chicago.

                       

3)         Gala Report (Stroker)

Betsy Cook and Toben Traver represented the OHA at this year’s Gala, introducing another incoming class of croo to the organization and what we offer. Their presentation was well received.

 

4)         Spring Reunion Report (John Thompson & Moose Meserve)

This year’s event attracted 35 – 40 participants, including many Trail Crew alumni, but no Y-OH.   Favorable weather with few black flies. Bridget Stetson and John Lamanna served up the usual spectacular fare for lunch and dinner.

Doug Hotchkiss presided over a Steering Committee meeting which was largely intended to provide an update on OHA business and projects to members who don’t or can’t attend regular meetings. The minutes as submitted indicated a Treasurer’s report and a report from Ken Olson on the status of his efforts to establish an OHA archives, but little else.

The Committee discussed the suggestion to eliminate lunch at future spring reunions to reduce workload for the folks preparing the food. It was agreed that those doing the work should weigh in with their advice here. The Committee’s preference was to keep lunch and dinner, but simplify lunch to reduce work, possibly by returning to the earlier format of cold cut plates, salads, chips, etc. Stroker will contact Richard and Bridget Stetson to get their input.

 

5)         Fallfest, 11/5 (Stroker)

Grace Pezella (Lakes HM, Fall 2015) has agreed to be this year’s featured speaker and will present her research on the history of women in the huts.

Doug Hotchkiss will present the family of Charlie Kellogg with his posthumous OH Honorary award.

Bridget Stetson was nominated and voted to receive the OH Special Member award for her tireless support of Spring reunion, Oktoberfest, and general efforts to maintain the cabin and cabin-related events. Mike Waddell will present the award.

Bill Barrett will be posting Greenleaf photos for auction on our website, with notice also posted on the OHA Facebook page. Photos will be distributed to highest bidders at Fallfest.

Dave Huntley is still editing video footage of last summer’s hut anniversary celebrations at Mizpah and Lakes, which will be ready for viewing at Fallfest.

An acoustic music jam also looks to be in the works, to run concurrently with Happy Hour.

Cost of dinner is $37 a plate. Stroker to work with James Wrigley to try to arrange a way to keep the cost to $20 a plate for OH 25 and younger, through a Hut System subsidy, OH subsidy, or both.

AMC Reservations are open for anyone wishing to reserve a room at the Highland Center or a seat at table. Use group #311873. (207) 466-2727. Deadline is 10/1. Do it now. This will sell out. Don’t say we didn’t tell you. Call now.

6)         Hut System Update (Stroker for James Wrigley)

New bunks went into Mizpah this winter and spring. Improvements to the croo room are also reported, including more room, fire egress, and a nice view out a new dormer window. Huts officially opened for biz 6/2.

 

7)         OH Hut Ambassador Program (Stroker for Josh)

Four huts still available for visits this summer (Lakes, Zealand, Mizpah, and Galehead). Sign up with Josh now for a free night at a hut for you and a guest. One of the best deals the OHA offers our members, courtesy of the AMC. And all you have to do is show up, help the croo as needed, learn about their hut experiences, share your own, and introduce them to the OHA.

Stroker just returned from Lonesome and reported that while the weather was horrible, the croo were friendly, the hut looked great, and the food was fantastic (gotta love that Senegalese soup).

 

8)         Lonesome Croo Photo Project (Stroker for Beth Eisenhower)

With help from OHA Secretary Tom Kelleher, Beth obtained contact info for past Lonesome croo and sent out a call for croo photos and donations.

           

9)         Resuscitator (Stroker for Beth Weick)

Spring issue was published 5/1 and submissions for the fall issue are trickling in.

 

10)       Membership Development (Liz Seabury)

     The OHA is sponsoring a family afternoon at Pawtuckaway Park, NH (just east of Manchester), 8/27, 12 – 4 PM.   Afternoon will include picnicking, games and activities for kids, and possibly live music. Lakefront, covered pavilion, ice cream vendor on site. What’s not to like? More info will be posted on the OHA website and FB page.

 

11)       Website (Tom Kelleher)

No report.

 

12)       New & Other Bidness

     Oktoberfest is 10/8 – 9.

Stroker just visited an exhibit at Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, on the role of women in the Whites. Taking the Lead: Women in the White Mountains, runs through 10/7, and was put together with help from many OH, including Catherine Amidon, Peggles Dillon, Becky Fullerton, Grace Pezella, and others.

Ari Ofsevit will be managing a trail race the same day of Fallfest. The Hutmen’s Hustle, 11/5 , 12 PM, will feature a race following the Hutmen’s trail. Notice and signup can be found on the OHA FB page under Events. Racers and anyone interested in acting as support staff please contact Ari.

Fill-in croos are still needed to cover Cater, Lonesome, and Mizpah during Madfest. Contact Huts Manager James Wrigley.

No trail work performed yet this year, but Bill Barrett, Liz Seabury, and John Thompson will be sweeping the Hutmen’s Trail on 7/1 and would welcome any help. Meet at the Cabin at 7 AM.

 

13)       Date for Next Steering Committee Meeting: Sept. 20. Doug Shaffer to suggest a venue north of Boston (possibly Malden?).

 

Stroker

6/14/16

 

 

 

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Acadia National Park: A Centennial Celebration

W. Kent Olson is a co-author of a new book. Full details here.

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Maine Huts & Trails

I wanted to make all of you aware of the fact that Maine Huts & Trails is looking for a new Executive Director.   I am deeply involved in Maine Huts & Trails as a Board member and we are looking for an outstanding leader who will lead trans-formative growth and regional impact.  Please take a look at the job requirements on our web site at this link:  http://www.mainehuts.org/inside/work-us#long.  This is a rare opportunity in outdoor recreation, and the next MH&T leader will be well positioned to impact recreation, conservation, and economic opportunity for the Western Mountains region of Maine for years to come.

Paul Boghossian

paulboghossian@gmail.com

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Minutes for OH Steering Committee Meeting, 4/26/16

Minutes for

OH Steering Committee Meeting,

April 26, 2016

 

Present: Josh Alper, Nat Balch, Bill Barrett, Doug Hotchkiss, Ari Ofsevit, Stroker Rogovin, Elizabeth Seabury, James Wrigley.

 1)       Treasurer’s Report (Stroker for Moose)

Money is tracking similar to prior years. Insurance for the year has been paid, along with a few years-worth of website fees.

 

2)         Cabin (Ari Ofsevit & Stroker)

     At the last meeting, the Steering Committee approved issuing annual family passes for cabin use, at $150, to compliment the individual passes approved earlier ($75). Passes are good for one calendar year.

Cabin road will receive some attention this year, specifically the creation of a parking space at the top of the road near the bridge. Caretaker Mike Waddell is coordinating the work.

With help from Eric Gotthold, young OH have been encouraged to submit photos of notable OH for hanging in the cabin. John Thompson to assist, as needed.

Cabin signage is in need of improvement. Ari Ofsevit agreed to make recommendations regarding standardizing cabin rules and info at the PNC front desk, on our website, on the Cabin key fob, and on signage at the Cabin itself.   Info should be updated so it’s consistent, clear, and concise.   “Long form” info can stay over the wood bin (updated), but other postings should be limited to the few locations mentioned above, on the theory that the greater the number of signs, the less people will read them, and the less information actually gets communicated.

                       

3)         Gala (Stroker for Beth Weick)

Toben Traver and Betsy Cook will represent the OHA on 5/25. Beth Weick will help them update the annual letter we distribute introducing incoming croo to the OHA.

 

4)         Spring Reunion, 5/14 (Stroker)

Due to a death in the family, John Thompson is unable to assist with reunion planning and management. Doug Hotchkiss to contact Mike Waddell, Richard Stetson, and John Lamanna to discuss logistics.

A Steering Committee meeting will convene at the Cabin at 11 AM for our northcountry members who can’t always make it to Portland, Portsmouth, Boston or other locations.   Doug Hotchkiss will preside.

 

5)         Fallfest, 11/5 (Doug H. & Stroker)

Current croo member Grace Pezella will be this year’s featured speaker, presenting her undergraduate research on the history of women in the huts. We’ll be looking to Grace and other Y-OH and current croo to help spread the word about this fantastic program!

Recently deceased OH Charlie Kellogg will receive a posthumous OH Honorary Award, to be presented by Doug Hotchkiss, with help from Andy Cook, Josh Alper, Roger Foster, and Al Koop. Charlie’s family has been invited to attend as guests of the OHA.

Bill Barrett has agreed to oversee a silent auction of Greenleaf croo photos, featuring croos from the 30s into the 90s. We discussed the possibility of hosting an auction on the OHA website, but the software didn’t seem practical. Bill will be posting photos on the website with help from webmaster Tom Kelleher, and solicit bids leading up to, and including Fallfest, where top bidders will be awarded their purchases.

Video footage of last summer’s milestone hut anniversaries (Mizpah 50th and Lakes 100th) is being edited by David Huntley and will be available for viewing at Fallfest.

 

6)         Hut System Update (James Wrigley)

Mizpah is currently undergoing renovation, with a dormer added on the roof to accommodate a relocated, larger croo room. New space will be above some guest space, but CC is installing soundproofing. (Guess we’ll see about that!) Downstairs bunkrooms are being refurbished with LED Lighting and more headroom for every bunk.

Greenleaf will enjoy a 7th croo member this year, and Lakes croo will now number 11, making the hut experience more enjoyable for croo and public alike. Increased OTC sales are expected to cover the cost of these additional positions, making them revenue neutral.

Whitney Brown (Assistant Hutmaster at Madison for summer 2015 and Hutmaster for fall) has been hired as a field assistant for summer and fall 2016 to assist James Wrigley and Eric Gotthold

The plan to add a “9th hut” in Crawford Notch is currently “in stasis,” with NH Fish and Game and the USFS officially opposing the proposal. Stay tuned.

 

7)         OH Hut Ambassador Program (Josh)

So far, we have four takers for next summer, covering Lonesome, Greenleaf, Carter, and Madison. The OH Hut Ambassador program entitles each participant and a guest to a free night in a hut in exchange for socializing with the croo, introducing them to the OHA, and generally making yourself useful. One of the best deals we offer our membership. Sign up soon! Contact OH Josh Alper or Huts Manager James Wrigley.

 

8)         Lonesome Croo Photo Project (Stroker for Beth Eisenhower)

Stroker to check with Beth Eisenhower to see if she has Lonesome croo rosters for outreach to collect photos and donations.

 

9)         Resuscitator (Stroker for Beth Weick)

     While Will Murray is fulfilling some academic requirements, Caroline Santinelli will be helping Beth with gormings and copy editing.   The Spring Resuscitator should be ready for publication 5/1.

 

10)       OH Family Picnic (Elizabeth Seabury and Nat Balch)

In response to the Steering Committee’s search for family- and kid-friendly events, Liz and Nat narrowed a long list of good options down to two recommendations: a picnic at Pawtuckaway Park, NH, or a similar event at Drumlin Farm, Lincoln, MA. Pawtuckaway won the vote, for its waterfront activities, handy location, and all-round fun factor. Parents will be encouraged to monitor younger children when near the water. Event is scheduled for 12 noon, August 27th (rain date the following day). Picnic will be pot-luck, so bring something yummy to share. Organizers may offer a scavenger hunt for the kids, but otherwise the emphasis will be on keeping things simple and fun—a good opportunity to catch up with other OH in a relaxing, outdoor setting suitable for children and families (others welcome too!)

 

11)       Website (Tom Kelleher)

No report.

 

12)       New & Other Bidness

     Oktoberfest will be held 10/8 – 9.

Ari Ofsevit suggested sponsoring a trail running event the morning of 11/5, to coincide with Fallfest later that day. The Huts Hustle will be a 10K trail run up the Halls Ledge Trail and down the Hutman’s Trail to the Cabin. Hot chili will be provided following the race. Members of the RMC and Trail Crew will also be invited, and Ari estimates the race might draw 10 – 20 participants. No fee. Older OH have offered to provide logistical support.

 

13)       Date for Next Steering Committee Meeting: June 14th, venue TBD.

 

Stroker

5/3/16

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Minutes for OH Steering Committee Meeting 3/15/16

Minutes for

OH Steering Committee Meeting,

March 15, 2016

 

Meeting held at Lui Lui, Nashua, NH.

 

Present: Bill Barrett, Eric Gotthold, Tom Kelleher, Stoker Rogovin, Doug Shaffer, Ryan Smith, Mike Waddell.

 1)Treasurer’s Report (Stroker for Moose)

Total income to date for 2016 is 10% over 2015. This should be balanced by extra anticipated outlays, including $1K or so for improvements to the Cabin road and another $3K+ for other property work. To date, we’ve received 307 dues payments by mail (same as this time last year) and 19 payments by PayPal (ahead of 2015 by 5). Donations are up a healthy 19% overall, with Croo Photo Project donations up a whopping 91%, largely owing to a very generous contribution from Dave Porter.

 

2)         Cabin (Mike Waddell, Tom Kelleher, & Stroker)

                    To date, we’ve sold 4 $75 season passes (good for one person). The Steering Committee discussed and approved offering a $150 Season Pass valid for families, effective immediately. Tom Kelleher will post info on both passes on the website.

As mentioned in the Treasurer’s Report, the upper section of the road just below the bridge to the Gervais property will be improved to provide parking and turn around space. Mike Waddell spoke with the Gervais and obtained permission to do the work (on their property). Further, the Gervais are on record as having no immediate plans to sell the property.

Cabin access road will probably need a major facelift in 5 years (Mike W’s assessment).

Eric Gotthold reported that he expects to assist current croo next summer with adding some recent croo photos to those already on the walls. Plenty of room for more pics.

Building on prior discussions, the Committee agreed that signage at the Cabin and related sites (PNC front desk, website, Cabin interior, and Cabin key fob) should be updated so info is consistent, clear, and concise.   “Long form” info can stay over the wood bin, but other postings should be limited to the few locations mentioned above, on the theory that the greater the number of signs, the less people will read them, and the less information actually gets communicated. Stroker to ask Ari if he’d be willing to help spearhead signage improvements.

                       

3)         Gala (Stroker for Beth Weick)

Thanks to Beth Weick, Toben Traver and Betsy Cook will represent the OHA at this years Gala, on 5/25. Huts management is enthusiastic about our reps.

 

4)         Spring Reunion, 5/14 (Mike Waddell)

Stetsons to purchase and manage the food, John Thompson to manage the money, John Lamanna to manage the clams, and Mike Waddell to manage John Lamanna. Others will hopefully manage to get a tan and some good photos.

After floating the idea for some years now, the Committee agreed to hold a Steering Committee meeting the morning of Spring Reunion, 11 AM, so local OH—and those planning to attend the event anyway—can attend and participate. Meeting will coincide with lunch—if there’s food, that makes it a party.

 

5)         Fallfest, 11/5 (Stroker, Bill Barrett, Tom Kelleher)

Stroker has attempted to contact Rebecca Oreskes and Grace Pezella to see if either wants to be our featured after-dinner speaker at Fallfest. No replies as yet, but Stroker will persist. Becky Fullerton and Catherine Amidon have also both been mentioned as good candidates.

At the last meeting, Charlie Kellogg was voted to receive a posthumous OH Honorary award. Doug Hotchkiss was suggested as the most capable OH to present this recognition and make the necessary arrangements for Chuck’s family to attend.

Some years back, the first round of hut croo photos at Greenleaf were removed due to minor blemishes and replaced with newer copies. The old photos are grouped by decade and will be available for purchase by our members through an online auction. Tom Kelleher to investigate the feasibility of hosting the auction through the OHA website. Bill Barrett to coordinate the process of labeling, promoting, and producing the auction. Decades available are 30s and 40s (both in one panel), 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. Auction to conclude before Fallfest, where photo panels can be picked up by auction winners (or winners can have panels shipped, for cost of postage.)

Dave Huntley to begin editing last year’s Lakes and Mizpah hut anniversary video footage in April, for debut screening at Fallfest and hopefully posting online sooner.

 

6)         Hut System Update (Eric Gotthold)

Major interior rehab of Mizpah to begin next week. Croo room will be moved to the 3rd floor, with an emergency exit provided and a dormer added to the rear roof. Bunks will be upgraded with LED lighting and improved ladders. Space for information volunteers will go in attic.

Hiring of next sumer’s croo recently completed with 17 new hires selected from 195 applicants. Lakes croo now numbers 11 and Greenleaf 7.

 

7)         OH Hut Ambassador Program (Stroker for Josh)

OH currently signed up to visit huts include Josh (Carter), Stroker (Lonesome), and Maria (nee Lord) Van Dusen (Galehead). Plenty of openings for any OH who want to enjoy a free night at a hut for you and a friend. One of the best deals we offer our membership. Contact Josh Alper, Stroker, or James Wrigley for more info.

 

8)         Lonesome Croo Photo Project (Stroker)

Professional obligations required Dave Huntley to relinquish his role organizing the collection of photos and donations to complete the Lonesome hut croo photo collection. Beth Eisenhower has agreed to take up the cause, and welcomes any assistance from Lonesome alum. Beth represents recent croo and is looking for pre-00s Lonesome croo to help get word out and collect photos and cash from earlier croo. Only 4 photos submitted to date!!. Beth to contact Tom Kelleher for assistance accessing Lonesome croo contact info.

 

9)         Resuscitator (Stroker for Beth Weick)

Next edition due out May 1; deadline for submissions 4/15. Young OH are particularly encouraged to contribute writing, photos, and ideas.

 

10)       Membership Development (Stroker for Liz Seabury)

Liz and Nat Balch came up with a           long list of suggestions for family-friendly events, to provide social opportunities to OH with young families. Next meeting we hope to pick 1 or 2 events to try out this year or next.

 

11)       Website (Tom Kelleher)

Tom observed that not everyone who’s joined the FB page is an OH, which is the only criteria for membership. Vetting people can be difficult, but admins should try to apply tougher standards to those seeking to join to ensure that only OH are afforded membership.

 

12)       New & Other Bidness

Bill Barrett reported that the Feb 21 – 24 OHA Maine ski trip to Little Lyford Pond and Gorman Chairback Camps was a smashing success, notwithstanding the scarcity of snow. Skiing and hiking were in equal supply. The trip was in memory of Charlie Kellogg. 9 OH attended, including Bill, Josh Alper, Doug Hitchkiss, Andy McLane and wife, Maria Van Dusen and friend, and others. Another trip is already in the works for 2017. Lodges seem in fine shape, and both croos provided excellent service.

Oktoberfest will be 10/8 – 9.

 

13)       Date for Next Steering Committee Meeting: April 26, Josh Alper’s (70 Clark St., Belmont, MA).       Call Stroker for a ride from Alewife Station, end of the Red Line. Josh is also a 5 minute walk from the Belmont commuter rail station. Food and drink provided (at minimal cost).

 

 

Stroker

3/16/16

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Old and New Friends Ski and Snowshoe Trip

Little LyfordA small group of geriatric OH (GOH) just completed a three night trip to AMC Little Lyford and Gorman Chairback camps. We lucked out on having just enough snow to get us in and out by ski, foot, and snowshoe.

Am glad to report that the facilities are in great shape with many improvements since our last visit. All the cabins at LLC have new roofs and floors, and the log walls have been re-caulked. The renovated Jim Hamilton lodge has much more dining space as well as a library. Several cabins have been added at GCB with en-suite facilities. The food was the best camp cuisine I have ever tasted.

Fun was had by all and we are planing to return next year.

Submitted by Doug

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Minutes for OH Steering Committee Meeting 1/26/16

Minutes for

OH Steering Committee Meeting,

Jan. 26, 2016

 

Present: Josh Alper, Catherine Amidon, Bill Barrett, Peter Church, Peggles Dillon, Beth Eisenhower, Becky Fullerton, Lew Lloyd, Dick Low, Ari Ofsevit, Sheldon Perry, Stroker Rogovin, Elizabeth Seabury, Benny Taylor, John Thompson, Gwen Wilcox, Gordon Witington.

 

  • Treasurer’s Report (Stroker for Moose)

Income is closely tracking what it was at this time last year; 48 more dues receipts will match 2015 . $4500 will be required in 21016 for cabin work, including road improvements and repairs.

 

  • Cabin (Stroker)

$75 season pass to start 1/1/16.

Road repairs and other work scheduled for 2016 (see above).

Y-OH have been invited to add contemporary photos to those already at the Cabin. Eric Gotthold (Huts Field Assistant) and John Thompson to offer advice and consent, as needed.

Signage could use some updating. Ari Ofsevit (and any other interested parties) to consider improvements in wording and location and report back.

 

3)         Gala (Ari Ofsevit and Stroker)

Beth Wieck recommended having Becky Cook, Toben Traver, and Hillary Burt introduce the OHA to new and returning croo at Gala 2016, in keeping with our policy of increasing participation of Y-OH and “putting a younger face” on the organization.

 

4)         OH Hut Ambassador Program (Josh)

All OH are welcome to visit a hut this summer as an “official” representative of the OHA. OH Ambassadors are entitled to a free overnight for themselves and a guest (blackout nights are Fridays and Saturdays). Purpose of the visits is to introduce ourselves and our organization to current croos and make ourselves useful. Ambassadors are encouraged to make their visits creative and fun; last summer, Gerry Whiting joined the current croo in presenting an evening program for guests around the theme of “Huts: Then and Now.”

 

5)         Fallfest, 11/5 (Stroker)

Plenty of good ideas were floated for speakers for this year’s Fallfest. In keeping with our desire to welcome more Y-OH and women, the following suggestions were made:

  • AMC Librarian Becky Fullerton reviewing photos and memorabilia from the OH Archives
  • Grace Pezzella talking about her research on women in the huts
  • Rebecca and Brown and Catherine Amidon tag-teaming “Women Mountainerering”
  • Rebecca Oreskes discussing her White Mountain oral history, “Mountain Voices”
  • Hillary Girardi presenting on the French Alps

Final speaker selection to be made at a following meeting.

Charlie Kellogg was nominated and approved to receive a posthumous OH Honorary award.

Greenleaf croo photos (replaced as part of the recent croo photo project) will be auctioned off at Fallfest; Bill Barrett to post photos online in advance.

 

                       

6)         Joe Dodge Award (Bill Barrett and Benny Taylor)

Willy Ashbrook was this year’s OHA nominee but the award was given to Rob Burbank, the AMC’s Director of Media and Public Affairs, for his work getting word of the amazing recreational opportunities of the White Mountains before millions of people.

 

7)         Lonesome Croo Photo Project (Stroker for Dave Huntley)

Dave is still adjusting from relocating his business last summer but plans to turn his attention to soliciting photos and money in February. Beth Eisenhower agreed to help, particularly with younger OH.

 

8)         Resuscitator (Stroker for Beth Weick)

Deadline for the next issue is April 15th. As ever, we welcome contributions of photos, articles, news, gossip, cartoons, etc., particularly from first-time contributors.

 

9)         Membership Development (Liz Seabury)

After conferring with other OH, including Nat Balch, Liz came up with the following ideas for new OH social events targeted for young families;

  • Boston area outdoor events
  • Trip to Pawtuckaway State Park (southern NH)
  • Small mountain hikes
  • Sleepovers at the Cabin
  • Trip to Echo Lake Camp or Three Mile Island Camp
  • Music event (jam? Family event?)
  • Park Picnics
  • Car Camping at Dolly Copp

 

11)       Website (Tom Kelleher)

No report.

 

12)       New & Other Bidness

     Doug Hotchkiss and Josh Alper will be hosting a Charlie Kellogg Memorial Ski Trip at Little Lyford and Gorman Chairback Lodges, in Maine, 2/21 – 24. 9 OH signed up to date. Interested parties should contact Josh. Josh to get info to Stroker for posting on Facebook.

Bill Barrett to compose an article on the recent Mizpah 50th and Lake’s 100th hut anniversary celebrations for publication in the AMC’s Appalachia Journal.

Dave Huntley to edit video footage shot last summer at the Mizpah and Lakes hut anniversaries. Edits to take place in April and May and should be ready for posting online by summer and “official” screening at Fallfest.

 

13)       OH Archives Tour (Becky Fullerton)

AMC Librarian Becky Fullerton regaled all with a narrated slideshow in the venerable AMC Library, of historic and recent photos of people and places near and dear to OH. Her presentation was all too brief, and but a sampling of the incredible wealth of images, documents, memorabilia and other OH material stored in the AMC Library. Donations may be made through the OHA for the express purpose of furthering work on this wonderful collection, including digitizing papers, photos, films, and other materials to be shared on the web; digitizing hut logs (including croo logs); creating facsimilies of older logs to be kept at the huts; expanding and organizing OH oral histories (not done since the ‘70s); etc. Becky is a consummate professional and great resource for the OHA, and any work we can help her accomplish will have direct benefits for the OHA and our membership. Please speak with Stroker if you’re interested in contributing to this very worthy cause. No amount too small.

 

14)       Date for Next Steering Committee Meeting: March 15, Lui Lui restaurant, Nashua, NH.

 

 

Stroker

2/18/16

 

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