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Next Meeting -- March 12, 2014
Program 7:30 pm: Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time
Jim and Carol May present an Emmy® award-winning film
Aldo Leopold is considered one of the seminal figures in America’s environmental movement. His classic work, A Sand County Almanac, is considered basic reading for ecology and environmental science students, and has been read by countless others, not only for the accuracy of Leopold’s perceptions about the natural world but also for the eloquent and poetic way in which he describes what he has observed. Unlike John Muir, whose primary focus was on the preservation of wilderness, Leopold emphasizes the need for man to live in harmony with nature. At our March chapter meeting, Genesee Valley ADK members Jim and Carol May will present the Emmy® award-winning film, Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time, which describes and celebrates the life and work of the man whose writings during the 30’s and 40s helped awaken America to the notion that land is not simply a commodity to be exploited but is worth protecting because it is part of a community to which we all belong.
6:30 pm Workshop: DEER TICKS AND LYME DISEASE
Days are getting longer, daylight savings time is back and, before long, ectothermic invertebrates will be waking up from their winter hibernation. These will include hungry ticks, looking for a blood meal. Deer ticks, Ixodes damini, carrying crippling Lyme Disease, are expanding their range. Hikers had encounters with them on local trails, last summer.
GVC member, Gene Binder, had to learn about deer ticks and Lyme Disease when he was inspecting nurseries on Long Island. In this workshop, he will share with you, how to reduce your chances of being bitten and, what to do if you find a tick embedded in your body.
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There will be a Wilderness First Aid Course on March 9 at Perinton Ambulance Base, 1400 Turk Hill Rd, Fairport, NY 14450 .
The first 10 ADK members who provide proof of paid enrollment to Education Chair, Bruce Tehan (firstname.lastname@example.org) will receive a partial reimbursement of $75.00 towards the cost of the course from the Genesee Valley Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club. For more information about the reimbursement please contact Bruce Tehan.
Due to the Chapter’s change in fiscal year, we neglected to properly publish notice of the election of officers for 2014. Following the bylaws, we will elect new officers at the February 12th Chapter Meeting. Additional nominations may be made by petition signed by at least five members of the Chapter and accompanied by a signed statement of acceptance from all such nominees; such nominations shall be delivered to the Secretary at least two weeks prior (January 29).
The Nominating Committee designates the following nominees:
* The director’s position is a two-year term. ADK-GVC’s other director, Shirley Thomas, was elected the previous year and is serving her second year as a director.
In order to succeed and survive, the Genesee Valley Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club relies almost exclusively on the volunteer efforts of its members. The High Summit Honor Society (HSHS), established in 2002, acknowledges those members of the Chapter whose volunteer efforts over many years have consistently exceeded all expectations in the advancement and promotion of the Club. At this time, we are seeking nominations of those individuals who will be inducted into the HSHS “Class of 2014” at the September Chapter meeting.
Any current member of the Genesee Valley Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club may nominate someone for HSHS membership. In order to be eligible for membership, the candidate must be a member (present or past) of the Chapter for a minimum of ten years. In accordance with the Chapter rules, election to the Class of 2014 will be made by a selection committee consisting of the current elected officers of the chapter, plus a maximum of four volunteers who have been Chapter members for at least five years and who are either a previous Chapter Chair, current or past member of the Chapter’s Executive Committee, or a member of the High Summit Honor Society.
This year, the selection committee consists of the following Chapter members:
Nominations forms may be obtained at http://www.adk-gvc.org/about/volunteer/hshs/hshs.pdf or from any member of the selection committee, and must be submitted to any member of the selection committee by May 1, 2014.
Note: If you have previously submitted a nomination for someone who has not been selected please feel free to update and resubmit that nomination.