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by Jan C. Hoffmaster | 2009

As many of you already know, Dan Soeder has moved to West Virginia and has resigned his position as our outings chair. I know he’s going to be active in the West Virginia Chapter and I will attempt to fill his shoes as best I can.

As many of you already know, Dan Soeder has moved to West Virginia and has resigned his position as our outings chair. I know he’s going to be active in the West Virginia Chapter and I will attempt to fill his shoes as best I can.

The most recent outings news in the chapter is that we’re trying to reestablish the Maryland Chapter Outings Committee. The purpose of the committee will be to promote the coordination and sharing of outings information between chapter groups and other entities; ensure safety and leader training; build and expand the outings program and activities; and support conservation efforts by encouraging the alignment of outings with conservation issues. The committee will be composed of the state outings chair and group outings chairs or group reps, and others interested in helping to build the Maryland Sierra Club outings program.

One of the first projects of the committee will be an attempt to create a user-friendly, statewide database containing a current list of all group outings. So if someone wants, for example to go kayaking this weekend, they can query the database asking “Are there any Sierra Club kayak outings this weekend?” rather than have to search the individual websites of all nine Maryland groups. We’ll see how it goes!

 

See you on the trail!     

 

Jan C. Hoffmaster is the  MD Chapter Outings Chair. He can be reached at

Outings@Maryland.sierraclub.org

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