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Peg Odell is now adding us to Otsego Outdoors as long as I get the hike info. to her in a timely manner. Here's the listing: http://otsegooutdoors.org/event/group-hike-with-adk/ - Moira

Director's Report - Dec. 7 Minutes - I attended the BOD meeting at ADK headquarters in Lake George yesterday. Since it was the end of the year, budget items were the main concern. Indeed, it was a lengthy meeting with much discussion on how to deal with the $187,000 shortfall, why it occurred and how to prevent this in the future. We determined suitable funding to eliminate the shortfall and not leave a burden on Mike Barrett, our new Executive Director.

Most of the shortfall was due to improvements and construction for our High Peaks Information Center (HPIC). New procedures will be placed to ensure that each department lives within budget limitations. On the plus side (pun intended) we exceeded revenues in every category.

The rest of the meeting was compressed due to time limitations and the focus on the above. As always, should anyone want detailed information, I save the handouts covering the entire meeting. - Al Martel, Director, Susquehanna Chapter

A FEW GUIDELINES/REMINDERS FOR TRIP LEADERS FOR SUSQUEHANNA CHAPTER (Revised Dec 2019) -
1) No more than six days prior to the outing, send information to both Jared Stanley at adksusq@gmail.com who will forward it to those on the e-mail list, and to Currie Marr at cmarr@stny.rr.com who will put the info on the website calendar. Information should include location, approximate distance and difficulty, meeting time and/or carpooling info, as well as your name, phone number and e-mail address.
2) If a trip has to be cancelled, notify Jared and Currie by e-mail as soon as possible. Also, you can call Jared (518 578-1554), Currie (432-5434), Julie (432-8642) or Linda (432-8969) if a decision is made on Tuesday morning.
3) When the Liability Release Form has been signed by all participants, turn it in to Julie Smith or Linda Pearce. The Form can be downloaded from the Website www.susqadk.org.
4) If you should be asked about bringing a dog on the outing, our chapter’s policy is not to allow dogs. An exception would be if a leader in on their own property, and chooses to have their own dog along, and the dog does not pose a problem for the hikers in any way.
5) Following the outing, you may send a trip report to Currie (cmarr@stny.rr.com) who will post it on the website and it will later appear in Footloose.
If you have any further questions, contact Julie Smith, 607 432-8642, smithj3@hartwick.edu or Linda Pearce, 607 432-8969, lpearce42@yahoo.com .

A Few Guidelines/Reminders for Trip Leaders for Susquehanna Chapter
1) No more than six days prior to the outing, send information to both Jared Stanley at adksusq@gmail.com who will forward it to those on the e-mail list, and to Currie Marr at cmarr@stny.rr.com who will put the info on the website calendar. Information should include location, approximate distance and difficulty, meeting time and/or carpooling info, as well as your name, phone number and e-mail address.
2) If a trip has to be cancelled, notify Jared and Currie by e-mail as soon as possible. Also, you can call Jared (518 578-1554), Currie (432-5434), Julie (432-8642) or Linda (432-8969) if a decision is made on Tuesday morning.
3) When the Liability Release Form has been signed by all participants, turn it in to Julie Smith or Linda Pearce. The Form can be downloaded from the Website www.susqadk.org.
4) If you should be asked about bringing a dog on the outing, our chapter’s policy is not to allow dogs. An exception would be if a leader in on their own property, and chooses to have their own dog along, and the dog does not pose a problem for the hikers in any way.
5) Following the outing, you may send a trip report to Currie (cmarr@stny.rr.com) who will post it on the website and it will later appear in Footloose.
If you have any further questions, contact Julie Smith, 607 432-8642, smithj3@hartwick.edu or Linda Pearce, 607 432-8969, lpearce42@yahoo.com .

ADIRONDACK MOUNTAIN CLUB ANNUAL MEMBEERSHIP DUES are $50 for individuals and $60 for families (other membership levels are available, including seniors and students). Benefits of membership include:
• discounts on ADK merchandise
• discounts on ADK workshops and programs
• invitations to member only outings and extended trips
• reduced rates at ADK facilities: lodges, lean-tos, cabins, and 20% discount on ADK trail guides, canoe guides, maps, campgrounds
• books and calendars
• membership in one of ADK's 27 chapters throughout the Northeast
For more ADK information please go to www.adksusq@adk.org or call 1 800 395 8080

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