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Chapter News   Updated: 2014-11-25    
ADK Needs Your Help to vote in a Video Contest to Win a Prize
ADK has entered a video in PM+CO's "Shoot.Win.Inspire." video contest. The grand prize is a $35,000 brand makeover from PM+CO. The videos receiving votes by November 30th go to the next round. Since the contest is vote-based we need as much action as possible to keep up. ADK is currently in third place in vote totals.

Fans are allowed to vote once per 24-hour period, per IP address. For example: Only one person from the LG HQ may vote per day, because everyone shares the same server, but we can each vote individually from home, and again from a mobile device (using 3G/4G).

How can you help?
  • Click this link: Vote Now .   Be patient - page loads slowly!
  • Scroll to video titled "Adirondack Mountain Club Inspiration"
  • Click "Like" to record your vote (Do this each day!)
Voting closes November 30th, so time is of the essence!!!
Your Chapter Needs Some Good Volunteers!
As a way to develop a listing of chapter members that want to help out with the chapter, a volunteer request form has been developed. Please complete the volunteer form indicating your areas of interest and a member of the executive committee will get back to you to discuss the next steps.

The form is located in the Chapter Links under "Chapter Information Forms & Guidelines" or the link: Volunteer Request Form

Contact Laura Fiske at 518-884-0345 or email chapterchair@adk-gfs.org
Workshops, Hearings, Input for the Draft NYS Open Space Plan
The NYS DEC has recently released the Draft NYS Open Space Plan for review and comment. DEC is holding workshops and hearings throughout state to review the Plan. DEC will also be accepting written comments on the Plan until December 17, 2014.

Workshop and Hearing Schedule: dec.ny.gov/lands/98720.html

View the document PDF: Draft Open Source Plan
2015 ADK Winter Mountaineering School - Jan 27 to Feb 2
The Adirondack Mountain Club has sponsored the Winter Mountaineering School for over 60 years. Its purpose is to promote and teach safe winter mountaineering and camping techniques. Registration deadline is Jan 15.

The school is staffed by experienced all-volunteer instructors who, each year, plan and execute the program designed around experiential learning allowing students to spend the majority of their school time learning, practicing, and applying skills necessary to safely climb and camp in a variety of winter conditions.

To view the flyer, registration and more information: View Details
New Chapter Policy Regarding Dogs on Chapter Outings!
The chapter executive committee has discussed this issue over the last several months and has approved a chapter policy regarding dogs on outings.

View the policy using the Dog Policy on Hikes PDF
Mobile support for smart phones and tablets added to website!
Devices that respond as mobile (smart phones, tablets) will have pages sized to fit on those devices. Non mobile devices (pc, mac) will receive a fixed width web page.

The web server will determine the appropriate page (mobile or pc) to be delivered, based upon the device reporting itself as "mobile". Your mobile browser will detect the device's screen width in pixels and size the page to fit, which should eliminate zooming and left-right scrolling.
2015 Chapter Winter Weekend Heart Lake
The 16 reservations for the Wiezel Cabin, Feb. 20-22, 2015 have been filled. Thanks to Rick Lennox, we will happily celebrate his Winter 46R finish, on 2/21/15. There are 5 on the waiting list, which is a reasonable limit. Participants will be sent details early in 2015. We look forward to another great winter weekend.

  Steve Mackey
  21 MacArthur Dr
  Glens Falls, NY 12801-2317

Please email any questions to: smackey33@verizon.net
J. Schneider Report on Pharaoh Lake Wilderness Area to DEC View
Fill out report if you hiked Pharaoh Lake Wilderness Area Details
Reminder: Include your email address when renewing membership!
We receive membership information bimonthly and update our membership list with your info! You may renew your ADK membership online by clicking on: Renew Online! - Make sure to select "Glens Falls Saratoga" as your chapter!

You may also update your email address at any time, by clicking on the Email Icon.

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