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General Meeting Tuesday, January 14th 2020

Fellowship Hall
Amherst Community Church
77 Washington Highway
Snyder, NY 14226

NOTE: Park in rear, enter back door, and go up to 2nd floor.


Snowshoe & Cross Country Ski Round Table | 6:30p

Winter in Buffalo is more fun when you make time to play in the snow … cross country skis or snowshoes can help! This workshop is for those new to cross country skiing and snowshoeing, and for those with information to share. We will cover some of the basics of cross country skiing and snowshoeing, resources for learning how to ski, exercises to help the body get ready, routes across WNY, and information on outings led by your local ADK chapter.
Come ready to give and get knowledge! Our workshop is in the community room adjacent to the main meeting room. We hope to see you there!

Our first meeting of 2020 will be a historical journey back in time! | 7:00p

How fitting as we jump into the New Year!

The Niagara Region Parks will be sharing the history of The Great Gorge Route. The rail system ran alongside the Niagara Gorge Rapids between 1895-1935. They will share historical photos and some fascinating stories from that era. Look forward to seeing you folks at our January General Meeting!


Next Conservation Committee Meeting:

Tuesday, January 21, 7:00 pm
at SORRENTINO’S Spaghetti House
5640 Main St, Williamsville NY 14221 (corner of Mill St.)
Please not, beginning in FEBRUARY, the Conservation Committee will meet at 7pm in the Amherst Community Church in the upstairs (balcony) room. This is the same church where our regular monthly meetings are held. 

If any member has conservation-related information that you think would be of interest to our chapter, please email content or a link to adkpaddles.bvh@gmail.com for possible inclusion in an upcoming newsletter.

— Bob Van Hise, Conservation Chair


46er NEWS

Our Chapter’s 46ers webpage has been updated. It now includes useful information for Aspiring 46ers and a colored, terrain map showing the locations of the 46 High Peaks in Adirondack Park. Also updated is the list of Niagara Frontier Chapter members who have completed the 46 High Peaks.

We want you on our list! Please submit any new entries or updates to David Kowalski (dfk2008@gmail.com).

Congratulations to our Chapters Recent 46ers!

Name  – Final Peak

  • Gayle Schutte, Marcy
  • Leslie Salathe, Allen
  • Patty Pikul, Allen
  • Lin Pierce, Whiteface
  • Stephen Pierce, Whiteface

Updates:

New Year 2020 brought several new additions to our ADK-NFC 46-er List.  Scott R. Patronik finished  the 46 High Peaks on Cascade (10/01/16), Dan Perry finished on Whiteface (8/25/2012), James E. Pankow finished on Santanoni (11/17/12), Rick Albrecht finished on Nippletop (10/20/12), and Jamie Shanahan finished on Panther Peak (9/19/16).

Thanks for the updates, Scott, Dan, James, Rick and Jamie!

To view Our Chapter’s 46ers List, click here.


46er FLAG

Carry on our Chapter tradition of carrying our ADK-NFC 46er Flag to the top of your 46th peak. Call Lynn Kenney (825-7329) to pick up the 46er Flag so it can be a part of your celebratory photo when you complete your final peak to become an Adirondack 46er.



Here’s a fun way to display the wonderful opportunities offered by ADK!

To enlarge the image, click here.


ADK-NFC Meeting Cancellation Policy
The Executive Committee approved a new policy coordinate the decision to cancel the Monthly General Meetings with the Amherst Central School Closings. Since the Amherst Community Church property abuts Amherst High School, the winter weather conditions that warrant school closings will also dictate our General Meetings. When Amherst Schools or After School Activities are cancelled on the day of our ADK meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, then our monthly general meeting will be cancelled. Cancellation news will be reinforced with emails and Facebook postings.


MEMBERSHIP UPDATE:
Join the ADK Niagara Frontier Chapter!
Click here to visit the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) website. Select a Membership Type and Number of Years. Under Chapter, select Niagara Frontier.

Affiliate Membership of the Niagara Frontier Chapter:
We welcome ADK members of other Chapters to become Affiliate Members of the Niagara Frontier Chapter! Affiliate Members receive our monthly newsletter and may attend our chapter outings and events. Annual dues are $5. Contact the ADK Membership office to arrange Affiliate Membership: (518) 668-4447 or laurie@adk.org


HELPFUL LINKS:
ADK By-Laws2016

Education Scholarship Application

Education Scholarship Guidelines

Education Scholarship Info

ADK CARES about:
Conservation, Advocacy, Recreation, Education and Stewardship