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Chapter News

AUGUST - NO CHAPTER MEETING
SEPTEMBER 26 - CHAPTER PICNIC

In lieu of a September virtual meeting, lets celebrate a "Fall, Food & Friendship" picnic at Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park (The picnic area overlooking Lake Hall ).  The chapter will provide hot dogs, buns and toppings, paper products/utensils and we ask folks to bring a side dish to share, non alcoholic beverage and  chair(s). Bring your paddle boat, bike, yard games and cool off after a hike with a swim in Lake Hall.   
More details will be posted on Meetup.
AUGUST 2021 ACTIVITIES
 

Please read the GUIDELINES FOR OUTING PARTICIPANTS before signing up for an activity. This will make for a better outing experience. COVID Resources.

ACTIVITY SIGN-UP/DETAILS: https://www.meetup.com/Apalachee-Florida-Trail-Hiking/events/calendar/


AUG 1 SUN 8:00 AM-1:00 PM – Florida National Scenic Trail Maintenance: Apalachicola National Forest. Open to the public. Contact: For more information and directions contact Mike Tucker (850) 545-3489, tuckems@hotmail.com.

AUG 2,9,16 MON 9:15 AM - A Walk in the Woods, Piney Z
AUG 4,11 WED 9:15 AM - A Walk in the Woods, Thornton Trailhead/Miccosukee Greenway
AUG 10  – NO CHAPTER MEETING
AUG 18, 25  WED 9:15 AM
- Heart and Sole Urban Walk & Talk
AUG 23,30 MON 5:15 PM - A Walk in the Woods, Piney Z


SEPT 14 – NO CHAPTER MEETING
SEPT 26 - CHAPTER PICNIC - FTA MEMBERS ONLY. More details on Meetup. 


ACTIVITY SIGN-UP/INFORMATION: https://www.meetup.com/Apalachee-Florida-Trail-Hiking/events/calendar/
IDIDAHIKE UPDATE


Elwood and Dawn G. met on Friday, June 11 with the manager of the City of St Marks. We are pleased to announce that barring any unforeseen circumstances we are planning to move forward on planning the IDIDAHIKE for February 26 & 27, 2022. The city manager could not have been more welcoming and accommodating. 

The IDIDAHIKE is an annual outdoor event and fundraiser for the Florida Trail Association designed to showcase the wonderful and abundant trails in our backyard. Though we had to postpone the event in 2021, your chapter is committed to organizing the 2022 event and plans to offer a "buffet" of wonderful hikes. There is a lot that goes into hosting this public event and volunteers are crucial to its success.  We will continue our planning efforts initially using zoom and perhaps have in person meetings closer to the event as we want this to be the best IDIDAHIKE ever!

How you can help:
Show off your creativity and consider submitting a design for the event t-shirt contest
Assist on one of the five hikes (FTA activity leaders to lead and co-lead)
Perhaps you or a friend are a talented craftsperson (or can solicit a local store) and make a donation for the silent auction.  We need a silent auction coordinator (solicit donations and operate)
Assist with Fund raising, event donations & sponsorship
Promotion & printing, Day of event parking
Trail maintenance, Volunteer recruitment & organization
Develop an online event registration (encouraging pre-registration)
Day of event registration area setup and operation
Signage development, placement and removal
Event Photographers and post event article

Don’t miss the fun of working alongside some pretty amazing people.  Interested in learning more or have questions on how you can help plan and organize this event? Contact Event Coordinators: Dawn Griffin (Griffindd@aol.com) (850) 509-6103 or Andrea Fenn (603) 785-0021.


 

CHAPTER OFFICERS

 
CHAIR:  Elwood McElhaney
VICE-CHAIR:   Dawn Griffin
TREASURER: James Kimbrel
ACTIVITIES: NEED VOLUNTEER
MEMBERSHIP:  Debbie Grant
NEWSLETTER/WEBSITE:  April Edmonds 
PROGRAMS: Howard Pardue
PUBLICITY/SOCIAL MEDIA:  Ron Harrison  
TRAILS: Kent Wimmer 
VOLUNTEER HOURS:  Dawn Brown  

TRAIL SECTION LEADERS

FNST: ANF WEST -  Al Ingle (850) 509-1162
FNST: ANF EAST -  Richard Graham (850) 878-3616
FNST: ST. MARKS - Dale Allen (850) 656-8050
FNST: AUCILLA  -   Need Volunteer(s)
FT. BRADEN TRACT -   Howard Pardue (850) 386-1494
ELINOR KLAPP-PHIPPS PARK - Dawn Brown (850) 668-0091
TORREYA STATE PARK - Need Volunteer(s)

 

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