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New England Orienteering Club
Annual General Members Meeting & Picnic
June 8, 2014   Houghton's Pond, Milton MA
Held in conjunction with O-meet

Everyone is invited to orienteer and picnic. NEOC members can elect new members of the club's Board of Directors.

Check the schedule listing for June 8 for details of the picnic/barbeque and meeting, including time and what to bring. It's a great chance to relax after orienteering, enjoy good food and company.

The election will fill five positions on the Board of Directors. At this time there are five candidates for those positions. If you or someone you know would consider serving on the board contact Jim Paschetto, head of the 2014 Nominating Committee.

juniorteam2014 thumbA drive is on to raise funds to help send 16 members of the US Junior Team to the 2014 Junior World Championships in Bulgaria.

To contribute (and claim your perk), visit the campaign page on Indiegogo.

RouteGadget (found in the Results menu), lets you analyze your race and share your route with other orienteers. Most NEOC meets are available in RouteGadget soon after the results are posted.

The new version of RouteGadget is Java-free, so you don't need to compromise your security by enabling Java in your browser.

Enhancements in the new version include:

  • Touch Mode for use on touch-screen devices. Click "Touch mode" after your map loads.
  • An improved SplitsBrowser to analyze your run. Click "SplitsBrowser" in the list of events.

Ed Tulloch, a longtime NEOC member, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2014

 Ed Tulloch was the quiet man with the big smile. Always willing to discuss the course or just chat at the results lines. It might have been at an “away” trip to one of the Scottish 6 Day Events, (in the ‘80s), that his name and face really connected with me. He and his wife Mary were with the American group exploring the Scottish experience.

Ed at PawtuckawayAt A-Meets, Ed was one of the go-to people to help at the start. We missed him at the start line at UNO’s A-Meet last fall as his health had not been good for a while.

Ed (on right in photo) and Kathy are very happy to see Peter G. make good on his promise to bring some sustenance to the start crew after his run at the Troll Cup at Pawtuckaway in ’94.

Ed was a traditionalist. You would always see him in the old-style, green NEOC uniform. Black tights and polypro tops were not his style, and he stayed true to his last event.

The U.S. Relay Championships are being held as part of a two-day meet on April 26 & 27 in Newark , Delaware (a 5 - 6 hour drive from Boston). NEOC has often done well at this type of event in the past, and we hope to enter several teams. The event is structured to encourage participation by all ages and ability levels – you do not have to be a “serious” orienteer to do this!

The relays themselves are on Saturday April 26; on Sunday, there will be a one-day A-meet. Each relay team has 3 members, and there are three different divisions: 3-point, 6-point and 9-point teams. Points are assigned as follows:

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