As I prepare this past year's 2013 Event Calendar for relegation to the website archives, I'm struck by the number of members who have shared their time and sweat to make our events happen.  These generous folks put on eleven orienteering meets last year, one of which was a regional event.

The Arizona training camp fees will be increasing on December 15th. Please let Barb Bryant know if you are planning to come, to lock in your low rate. The training camp is for all advanced orienteers, with a special focus on intermediate and advanced juniors. OUSA will subsidize attendance for US junior team members and others. For more information, please see this flyer.

Tucson Orienteering Club has approved Lois Kimminau as its new treasurer.  The treasurer's responsibilities include maintaining our club bank account, paying club bills, ensuring that our volunteers receive their reimbursements, and keeping our finances in order year-to-year.  Lois will be replacing Jeff Berringer, who we would like to thank for his many years of dedicated service to the club as the previous treasurer.
Thank you very much, Lois, and we are looking forward to working with you!

The Catalina State Park map is growing a little bigger.  This winter Leif Lundquist and Ludwig Hill are doing the mapping that will expand the size of the existing orienteering map by about one square kilometer.

The Tucson Orienteering Club has changed the form it uses for registration at orienteering events.  The new forms incorporate recent changes recommended by our parent organization, Orienteering USA.  The old forms are no longer valid, and any supplies found should be thrown out and replaced with the new forms (dated 9/17/13).  This new form may be downloaded for printing from our Documents, Guides, and Forms page.  Please contact us if you have any questions.

Now that summer is officially here, remember to keep hydrated, protect your skin from the sun, and watch out for venomous snakes.

Snake Control"As they say in the Beginner's Clinic: 'Each control marker has a device that will punch a distinctive set of holes in your score card.'" (Copied from our February 1985 issue of the club newsletter)