Items of interest to New England orienteers
With much sadness, we note the passing of Bob Dangel.
Bob was a longtime, and very active, NEOC member who not only competed among the "upper echelon" of his age cohort, but served as club President and made major contributions to the very foundation of NEOC: our library of O-maps. His work is noted on many NEOC maps, at least as far back as 1998 (Mt. Misery). He soon became the "keeper" of our OCAD files, incorporating updates and converting all club maps to Acrobat format for distribution to meet directors. Orienteers at NEOC events will continue to benefit from Bob's dedication for years to come.
Bob's fellow orienteers send their condolences to his wife, Harriet, and their family.
Bob's obituary notice gives the times of shiva memorial observance, Sept. 27 & 28, and lists donations that can be made in lieu of flowers.
From Tim Parson:
Bob was one of the quiet, highly competent, behind-the-scenes people who've kept NEOC going over its many years. I met him not long after I started orienteering back in 1985, and soon learned that he was both a fast runner and an excellent navigator. That combination would have placed him high in national rankings, but he'd never go the necessary A-meets unless they were very close to home. "Never drive longer than the time you'll spend in the woods" was his motto in this regard. It seemed typical of Bob: he had no need for the glory of placing high, but just enjoyed the challenges of the sport and being in the woods.
Tim Parson sent this photo of NEOC folks who now live in Maine, gathered recently to celebrate Ann Humphrey's birthday.
Hans Bengtsson, Lena Bengtsson, Aaron Glazer, Ann Humphrey, Tim Parson, Anne Dentino & Steve Dentino.
The main item at NEOC's Annual General Meeting (June 16 at Houghton's Pond) is the election to fill five seats on the Board of Directors. Below are the candidate statements.
Current NEOC members, at least 18 years old, may vote. Family memberships are limited to two votes.
If you can not attend the meeting, you can designate an attending NEOC member (who is at least 18 years old) to vote as your proxy with this form.
Scheduled for the day before (or the Monday after) HVO's One-Day National Ranking Event, Ed Hicks will give a full-day class on map-making with OCAD. Ed is North American Sales & Support person for OCAD.
Details of this hands-on workshop are in this .pdf file.