Items of interest to New England orienteers
As part of the recent North American Championships in Hanover, NH, NEOC's first President, Hans Bengtsson, presented his overview of the beginning of orienteering in North America. Hans generously shared his slides with us.
In the Links menu there is an entry for Orienteering Vendors. Many of them sell finger-sticks through their websites. The capabilities of the various SPORTident "cards" (finger-sticks) are detailed at sportident.com.
NEOC does not sell finger-sticks, compasses, or other merchandise in order to spare our Treasurer the task of dealing with state sales tax.
Orienteers at NEOC events this fall will see bright, sturdy control flags in the woods. We are the beneficiaries of a matching donation from Michael Commons, and the "matches" it generated.
Thanks to all who donated: Michael, Patti, Bud, Peter, David, Richard, Gary, Michael, Tobias, and "anonymous." Thanks to Pete Lane for procuring and installing the new flags.
Yesterday Mil Plant passed away peacefully in her sleep, in her special cozy cabin, surrounded by family. For the past few years Mil has been living in Clark, near Steamboat Springs, next to her daughter Barb's home. Mil (and of course Jim) will be remembered by many of us, both old and young, for all they did for orienteering from the very early years in New England, and later here in the high country.
There will be a family gathering this coming Saturday in Frisco at 2 pm at the Plant home there. Friends are welcome.
Area orienteers from the 1980s will remember Mil, and her husband Jim. She won the Women's 55+ class for NEOC at the 1985 U.S. Championships.
All NEOC members are invited to co-direct a NEOC meet this fall. There are many openings on the schedule. We will match first-timers with a "veteran" meet director to ensure your success.
Please contact Barb Bryant if you are willing to consider this opportunity!