General Meeting

Tuesday, October 13th
Education Workshop: 6:30 – 7:15

Happy Half Hour: 7 – 7:30                                                                                                                    
General Business Meeting and Program: 7:30-8:45                                                                     

77 Washington Highway, Snyder Amherst Community Church
NOTE: Please park in rear and enter through back door.NOTE: Please park in rear and enter through back door.


According to semi-retired UB Instructor Joe Allen, no one returns untouched from the sheer power of the wilderness experience. The strength of the wilderness experience lies in the blending of recreation, social interaction and inspired learning. Joe is a avid outdoorsman, and has taught for over 22 years at numerous colleges in Western New York and in the Arizona and Wyoming as well.

He leads educational outdoor field trips to many of the National Parks in the western United
States, as a means for students to garner an environmental ethic and love of wilderness and natural areas. There is a profound need to respect and protect the natural world now more than ever, with upcoming global decisions being made about climate change and
environmental policies.

In particular Joe leads educational wolf viewing trips to Yellowstone National Park, where
wolves were nearly nonexistent during the mid-1900s. In 1995, the Gray Wolf was reintroduced into Yellowstone, and in 2009 the Gray Wolf was removed from the Endangered Species List. Scientists have studied the remarkable changes in elk, coyote and beaver populations since the wolf was reintroduced. Joe looks forward to sharing with ADK the countless stories about his wolf-siting adventures in the wild. He will also discuss teaching strategies he has developed to instill environmental ethics and prepare his students to become responsible stewards for the natural world.

Education Program October 13 –

Map and Compass Skills

New Improved Location!!

We have moved our education program to be “closer to the action”. We will now meet in the community room directly adjacent to the fellowship hall where we have our main meeting. We will meet from 6:30 to 7:15 sharp so everyone has a little time to mingle before the meeting! We will get things started with some work with good old map and compass skills. (No GPS devices or phones please, but bring a compass and a topo map if you have them. Don’t worry if you don’t, we will all share). We will work with some very basic skills during the workshop, and then there will be a part 2! A special outing on the morning of Saturday October 31 to learn and practice more in the field. (See the outings section for more information and to sign up!). Please help us kick off our workshop in this great new location!


Are You a 46er? We Want You on Our List!

Loretta Yerke, who is a long term member of our chapter and former ADK Newsletter editor, made up a list of all our chapter 46ers in 2008. Wilma Cipolla and Loretta thought we should update the list to include all of the new 46ers since then. If you don’t have a number because you didn’t register we can still add you to the list.

Click here to see the current list. To add your name send it to Cheryl Peluso, cherylp17@verizon.net, or call Kate Hacker at 688-8618.

Changes to our website and how YOU can help!

Note the changes we are slowly making on our website.  We are soliciting our members to submit articles and/or pictures for two of these new Pages: Remember When and Sharings.

What to submit?  Photos or stories from more than 15 years ago for the Remember When page and current photos and stories from our members about outings they are currently doing on their own and which may be of interest to our membership.

How to submit these?  Please email them to Cheryl Peluso at cherylp17@verizon.net.