March 16th 2020 -Weekly Hikes Suspended until further notice.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, all future weekly hikes sponsored by the Susquehanna Chapter of ADK are suspended until further notice. Friends can get together if they want, but walks and hikes will not be sponsored, advertised or promoted by the chapter. Membership will be notified when sponsored weekly hikes by the chapter resume.
Aleda Koehn & Bob Ciganek
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