Issues of the magazine Orienteering/North America from 1984-1999 (the "Berman years" *) are now scanned and available online. Find copies you can browse and search here: http://fliphtml5.com/bookcase/aigx
*Larry and Sara Mae Berman from CSU published O/NA turned over publishing the magazine tomDonna and Steve Fluegel in 1999.
EMPO membership is on a calendar year basis. Find the Membership Form here.
as no scout groups registered by the Friday deadline.
People on Attackpoint have been brainstorming ideas for clubs to reach out to future orienteers. ;-)
Maybe a club member who hasn't hosted an event yet could pick one of these and follow through on it.
Find the results from Niskayuna here.Our annual club meeting was held; minutes will be posted on the Annual Meeting page (eventually). Among other topics was how we might spend some of the the Pine Ridge meet income.
One major change is that Janet Tryson has retired after 21 years as EMPO Treasurer (not a tedious or arduous job) and we've elected Cynthia Johnson of Berne as the new treasurer. Best of luck, Cynthia! Also important to note is that Glen Tryson is no longer the meet equipment manager; we've split equipment storage into three locations:
For now, Janet and Gabor will continue to share EMPO webmaster tasks, so if you see anything needing corrections or updates, please let one of us know via empire.orienteering at gmail.com If anyone else has an interest in taking over please let one of us, or one of the officers, know of your interest.
Find the results here.Be sure to read about the annual club meeting and election of officers. The Treasurer position is being vacated this year and we need to elect someone new to this important position.
The write-up and results for the Vischer Ferry event on May 14, 2016, part of the Clifton Park Open Space initiative and directed by Eric Hamilton, are posted. CN Weekly wrote an article about the weekend and led off with a story about the orienteering portion of the initiative. Both are linked from the Results page.
This weekend's orienteering at Vischer Ferry Preserve is a part of the the Town of Clifton Park's Open Space Celebrations. The white course will be free to all in exchange for the Town printing the maps. Regular local meet pricing for other courses ($5 members/$10 non-members of EMPO). Register anytime between 10 and 12 noon at the Main entrance to the preserve, at the intersection of Riverview Road and Van Vranken Road.
Due to the nature of the Preserve there will not be a long advanced course.
White (beginner) - 2.3 km with 6 controls
Orange (intermediate skill level) - 3.4 km w/ 8 controls
Brown (advanced-short) will be about 5 km
Green (advanced-medium) 6+ km
I have set it up so we will use classic cardboard punch cards, and control description sheet on the back edge of the respective maps.
Although the water levels appear to be high in the preserve, the level in the Mohawk is low for this time in the navigation season. [I don't understand why.] Depressions that are usually dry have water in them and you might make a route decision to favor avoiding a low spot(s). Things may dry out as the week progresses. Vegetation is just starting to come out, but the sunlight may accelerate development this week.
If you would like to participate in some of the other Open Space events, see document attached below. If you finish early enough, you are certainly welcome at the Grooms Tavern celebrations and any other event. I will have information on the Mohawk Towpath Byway (which in Clifton Park is Riverview Road).