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Bon Tempe Reservoir

Greg Ehrensing Memorial Volunteer Event

Date: Dec. 5 - 6, 2020
Location: Fairfax, CA
Event Director: - 415.456.8118
Course Setter: Dennis Wildfogel
Type: C; Greg Ehrensing Memorial Volunteer Event; LIMITED ATTENDANCE; RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Please note that time limits apply. Events are typically not canceled due to bad weather.

Great news to report! We are now good to go for holding the first official BAOC event since the COVID-19 virus forced us to suspend events back in March!

As in prior years, this event will be restricted to club members only, with limited attendance and preregistration required. Additional provisions will be made for virus protection​—​bring your mask and prepare to stay physically distant from all event personnel.

One big difference from prior years is that we will not limit attendance to club members who have volunteered this year, but those who did volunteer at our events in early 2020 will be guaranteed a spot. All club members in good standing (dues paid up) will be eligible to participate.

Right now, it looks like we will be restricted to 28 people each day, with morning and afternoon sessions of 14 people each. Aside from distancing and special procedures around the E-punch table, the event will run in a very similar fashion to previous year's events at Bon Tempe. This event will provide a good opportunity for us to try out different COVID-19 procedures to see which work well, and how to ramp up to a future event where the public is invited. Unfortunately, the usual feast of holiday food has been canceled, but we may figure out something along these lines before the event!

There will be three, advanced-level courses: Brown, Green, and Red. The same courses will be used both days.

Note: Beginner and intermediate orienteers are advised to not take part because of the navigational difficulty of the courses.

Those interested in participating can now register by either calling or e-mailing to reserve a spot. Please tell me the day (Saturday or Sunday) and time (morning or afternoon) you wish to attend, and the course you plan to complete. You can change your course later if you wish, we just want an idea of how many maps to print.

More detailed information, especially concerning COVID procedures, will be announced closer to the event.

I'm looking forward to actually seeing some of you for the first time in what seems like forever!

Note: We use this event to remember Greg Ehrensing, a dedicated BAOC member, who particularly enjoyed this event “in his backyard”. Greg directed and course set this event several times, as well as always helping out with whatever was needed even when he wasn't on the crew that day.

BAOC Event Coordinator
(October 18, 2020)