The Women of Paddling
By: Leah Brodsky, Social Media Editor
The Berkshire chapter is blessed to have many strong female leaders within its volunteer ranks. This year, two of our officers are women (our vice chair and our treasurer), and women lead our Bicycling, Outings, and Paddling committees. In fact, the chapter’s paddling operation has recently been revitalized thanks to the enthusiastic leadership of three amazing women: Mary Therese Durr, Bonna Wieler, and Dee Dice.
In this Issue we discuss:
- Covid-19 Update
- Corridor Monitoring Coordinator Position
- Remote Opportunities
- History Through Stories
- Volunteer Spotlight
- ATC Survey
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As restrictions ease up across Massachusetts, the AMC Berkshire and Worcester Chapters are teaming up to offer a series of online refresher seminars for current activity leaders.
Send in your photos to connect and share with other families who could use a little love in these crazy times.
Winners will be selected from most original and best Earth Day-themed hearts.
WHAT TO DO: Take photos of hearts you see in your backyard, or on your local neighborhood walks.
Join us for our Annual AT Volunteer Gathering!
If you already volunteer or are interested in volunteering with the Massachusetts Appalachian Trail Maintainers come over and meet with all of our volunteers. We will recap what we have done this past year, future plans, gear swap, as well as breakout sessions!
The gathering will be on February 1st, 2020 9 AM- 2 PM at the Taconic High School 96 Valentine Rd, Pittsfield, MA
RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 27th.
We hope to see you there!
AMC’s Annual Summit celebrates the people who make AMC’s mission real everyday–our dedicated volunteers! Whether you’re a lifelong member or a newcomer interested in discovering all AMC has to offer, Annual Summit is for you!
Location: Four Points by Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Norwood, Massachusetts.
Cost: Early Bird Special - By 12/31 $40, $50 after
The Dalton AT Community Members have created a short film to commemorate Kay Wood and her devotion to the Appalachian Trail. Kay Wood was a founding member for the Massachusetts AT Committee, a thru hiker, Dalton Community member, and avid trail volunteer.
The video will have its premiere showing at the Dalton CRA's new building at Mill and Main Streets in Dalton on Tuesday October 15th at 6:30pm. Come see the story of this iconic AT volunteer to whom we owe so much for what we enjoy on the Trail today.
The Executive Committee ("ExCom") is the top level of chapter leadership, representing all the committees that keep us humming.