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Re: [nct-l] intro

One good way to spread the word (besides this email list) is to build a
simple but informative website.  When I lived in Chicago, I was looking to
do some trail maintenance in the southern/southeastern part of Michigan.
I did my research on the web, but I wasn't able to find any information
quickly.  If the Baw Beese Chapter had listed their work trip schedule on
a web page, they would have had one more worker.

> I am a newcomer to this list, also.  I just joined the Baw Beese Chapter, in
> Hillsdale County.
> The president of our chapter called me on Friday night to welcome me.  We
> talked some about how to reach people about the trail, etc.  Our club has
> sent out flyers to schools, churches, etc. trying to promote the trail and
> our club.  Unfortunately, Hillsdale County isn't exactly an athletic mecca,
> so it's hard to recruit people.
> I, too, am going to spread the word about our wonderful trail!  I work at a
> school, so I'm going to campaign to get more people involved.
> We could make the North Country Trail great, but we do need the help and
> most of all, the money.  Our local chapter has applied for grants and such,
> but it's not a guarantee that we're going to get the money.  If there's any
> ideas out there about raising money and awareness, I'd like to know so I can
> pass it all on to our president and other members.
> Happy trails,
> Kelli
> wagesk@dmci.net
> At 06:40 PM 11/7/99 -0500, you wrote:
> >Anyone out there on this new list?  I just subscribed and am eager to get
> >the dialogue going.
> >
> >By way of introduction, I am a member of the Western Michigan Chapter.  I
> >edit their newsletter and web page, join in with trail work, and have been
> >known to lead the occassional hike.  All of my NCT hikes to date have been
> >in MI.  Two years ago I thru-hiked the Manistee National Forest section.
> >
> >I'm particularly interested in building the organization (How do we attract
> >more new, active members?  Diverse membership?).  I'm also interested in
> >seeing the quality of trail work improved and standardized.  I grew up in
> >southern NY and have been amazed at the quality of trails in that populated
> >region.  I'd like to see the same for MI.
> >
> >I'll spread the word about this list on another list for hikers and
> >backpackers in the Great Lakes Region to see if we can't get things off to
> >a good start.
> >
> >
> >Paul Haan
> >Michigan Benchmark hiking info
> >http://my.voyager.net/jacobjans
> >
> >"The clearest way into the Universe
> >is through a forest wilderness."
> >				-John Muir
> >
> >
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> >
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