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Items of interest to New England orienteers

If you are interested in serving on the NEOC Board of Directors, please contact the chair of the Nominating Committee, Peter Frykman, for more information. The election will be held at the Annual General Meeting, June 14, 2015.

Orienteering USA has announced the U.S. Senior, Junior, and Trail-O teams that will compete in the 2015 World Championships. NEOC members are on each of the three teams. Congratulations and best of luck to you all!

Samantha SaegerSamantha Saeger will compete at the World Orienteering Championships in Scotland, July 31-August 7.

Isabel BryantIsabel Bryant will compete at the Junior World Orienteering Championships in Norway, July 4–10.

Mika Latva-KokkoMika Latva-Kokko will compete at the World Trail Orienteering Championships in Croatia, June 22-28.

sam saegerCongratulations to NEOC member Samantha Saeger, who was awarded "Orienteer of the Year" by Orienteering USA! The award is given to the best U.S. orienteer, based on 2014 "results at national and international events."

Honorable mentions and winners in other categories include NEOC members and friends: Sharon Crawford, Ethan Childs, Isabel Bryant, Alex Jospe, and Ali Crocker.

Read the full article on the OUSA website.

Part-time positions: Program Coordinator and Teachers/Coaches
February—June 2014

Administration tasks include advertising for students, organizing travel fellowships and travel logistics, implementing national safety standards, purchasing and managing equipment, communicating with stakeholders (school administrators, teachers, parents, city administration, funders, advisors, directors, children). Location: Cambridge, MA. Prefer someone from Cambridge, who is well-connected. Want  someone smart, reliable, trustworthy, capable, efficient, fun-loving, proven, passionate, professional and respectful  around kids, personable, kind, and a good listener. Will need to pass background and extensive safety check before interacting with children, but can start working on other aspects in anticipation of passing that check. Helpful: Cambridge residency, Cambridge connections, mad internet communication skillz, drivers license.

Teaching/coaching tasks include setting up and delivering lessons on navigating with maps using fun games and exercises. Possibility of travel to US National Inter-Scholastic Orienteering Championships in March. Travel fellowships available. Classes will have additional teacher or parent support.

High school students and parents with experience orienteering are particularly encouraged to apply. Volunteers are also welcome; can get those high school volunteering hours! Contact Barb Bryant.

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