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President's Report 1998 / Rapport du président 1998

Members didn't receive a spriing newsletter -- we just didn't manage to get our act together -- so this report will deal briefly with the activities of the past 12 months.
For the second time, GNS hosted the wine and cheese party on the Bird Count day, our contribution to this important and popular event that has been held in Georgville for the past 20 years.
It wasn't a good year for Cross-couontry skiing -- but we did escape the ice storm! Conditions for the Barbara Clift Ski Day were far from ideal, but the 41 people who showed up to ski coped with the icy trails and returned congratulating themselves on their daring. The dinner that followed -- great punch great food, great fun -- was the usual social success, though we went into the hole financially. The ice storm kept some people away.
Our summer program offered four nature walks -- a spring flower walk, visits to the Marlington Bog and Katevale Marsh, and a tree walk on Thanksgiving weekend. Not all were attended as we should have wished, but were greatly enjoyed by those who showed up. Now we look forward to skiing again.
The trails have all been cleared and flagged -- may the snow come early! Two major changes have been made in the routing of the Yellow trail. Coming norht from Magoon's Point, you will now go straight ahead across Camber Road onto Danny Rhodes farm (thank you Danny for moving your fences) and continue north to join the Red Trail just west of the old log cabin (now known internationally as Wickerby). From there to Louison Begin's driveway the red ribbons have been replaced with yellow ones. The other change is in the stretch betwen the Fitch Bay Road and the East Road. Coming north, when you reach the old gravel pit road you will not turn left and follow it out to Channel Road but go straight across into the woods. Oldtimers will rememeber that as a former route of the Yellow trail. Maps have been corrected and are available to members on request.
John Boynton