June 15-17, 2012

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Annual Meeting of the Membership

June 16, 2012, 3:00 PM
Bard Hall, Keuka College

The 2012 Annual Meeting of the Membership will be held at 3:00 PM at the FLTC 2012 Spring Weekend at Keuka College. View the Agenda here.

Hosted by the FLTC, this year’s SPRING WEEKEND returns to Keuka College to celebrate our 50th Anniversary where it all began March 17, 1962, when Wallace D. Wood invited existing hiking clubs to establish the foundation of the current FLTC.

Our evening programs will be special for this historic weekend. John Adamski and Mike Allen will present the story about saving the bald eagle on Friday evening, the 15th of June.

Mike Allen, retired from the Fish and Wildlife Division of the DEC, has had a very long association with the FLTC through his career at Hi Tor Wildlife Management Area and really restored the bald eagle to NYS. He was honored with the FLTC’s Erv Markert Award in 2008 along with the entire Bath office of the DEC.

John Adamski, president of the Finger Lakes Museum, had a 30‑year career in the field of residential and resort design and development, and a previous occupation in fish and wildlife management. John retired to focus on his other interests of freelance writing and wildlife photography. In his article, “Showered with Ideas,” which was published in the Spring 2008 issue of Life in the Finger Lakes magazine, he proposed the creation of a world-class museum to showcase the cultural and natural histories of the 9,000 square-mile Finger Lakes Region of New York State. There will be a Finger Lakes Museum display on site during our weekend.

Saturday evening’s program will be a slide show about the Finger Lakes Trail Conference by Tom Reimers, assisted by Jacqui Wensich.

Tom Reimers, retired from Cornell University, created our first slide show for presentation at public programs and has been updating his history of the trail conference regularly. Tom was the third recipient of the FLTC’s Howard Beye Lifetime Achievement Award (2008) and Wally Wood Award (1998). He was for 10 years editor of the FLT News, has held various FLTC board seats, including president, and Cayuga Trail Club officer positions, was president of the NCTA, and is a trail maintainer and photographer.

Michael Warren Thomas will broadcast live from 9 AM until noon Saturday at the college. He is the host of radio shows that cele­brate life every weekend on WYSL 1040AM (www.savorlife.com). “Naturally Green”, “For the Love of Food”, “The Grapevine”, and “Discover the Finger Lakes” are some of his popular shows. Stop by and meet Michael.

Donna Flood has organized a display area to show off the mem­ber clubs and organizations supporting the trail and the area.

The popular RAFFLE will include many wonderful donated items from individuals and businesses that will be recognized at the celebration. The highlight of this raffle is a beautiful quilt made by Jay Zitter. (See quilt photo.)

As in the past, the FLTC store will be available so you may purchase FLT items for the 2012 hiking season. The new 50th Anniversary Shirts will be available.