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BAOC Board Meeting

Date: (Tue.) Sep. 10, 2013
Location: Foster City, CA
Event Directors: - 408.313.3753, - 510.407.1876
Type: Quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors—7:00-10:00 PM; free pizza and salad will be available at 6:30—All club members are welcome

Meeting Highlights


President's Report

This has been a summer of highs and lows for BAOC. The high point was of course the Sierra Summerfest: six events in five days, with about 530 A-meet starts and many recreational and fun-event starts. The U.S. orienteering community will be talking about this for a long time, not least because of pizza freshly-baked in a historic shepherds' oven. We also had successful, if lightly attended, TrailCross events at Wilder Ranch and Joaquin Miller; a well-attended event at Bayfront Park; and a great, if hot, Camping Weekend at Tamarancho. At the Orienteering USA Annual General Meeting in Truckee, Gavin Wyatt-Mair was awarded the Golden Troll Award for his activities at both the club and national level.

The low point was the sudden loss of our new Juniors Director, Wayne Caplinger. Wayne had been a member of BAOC from the earliest days, and after several years' hiatus, had returned to an increasingly active role in the club as the Berkeley High School orienteering team coach, Juniors Director, and Bronwyn's father. He leaves a big hole in our club. Another low point, although with hope for improvement, is the condition of our founder, Joe Scarborough. Our thoughts go out to him and his family as he begins his recovery.

Looking forward, we have a Camping Weekend coming up at Boggs Mountain, the U.S. Ultra Long Championship at Pacheco, the Scout-O at Tilden, and a busy schedule of other meets. I hope as many of you as possible will attend, volunteer, and bring your friends.

Agenda Topics

The BAOC Board voted to create a Venue Search Committee. Contact Rex Winterbottom or Scott Aster if you are interested in exploring new places that might be suitable for orienteering or have suggestions. (Click here for contact information for all the Board members [and others].)

OUSA has sent out new guidelines for waivers that need to be integrated into our registration system. Steve Haas would appreciate input on this process.

The Board would appreciate volunteers (or nominations) for two open positions on the Board: Social Director and Juniors Director.

Ski-O events are scheduled one week later than usual, beginning on Super Bowl weekend (instead of ending that weekend) Feb 1 to Feb 9. The first events will be at the Tahoe venues and the last two events will be at Bear Valley. Tony Pinkham could use some help setting up an on-line registration form and with other aspects of this fun series.

The full BAOC Board meeting minutes are available on the BAOC website here.