Sunday, June 14, 2015 — Three events in one!
Nobscot Scout Reservation
1 Nobscot Rd., Sudbury, MA


Courses from White through Green will be offered, with starts from 10 – 11:30 AM. Note earlier-than-usual cut-off time! Courses will close at 1 PM. Details of the meet are here.


A charcoal grill will be available starting at 12:30. NEOC will provide plates, flatware, cups, punch, and cookies. Bring something for the grill or a prepared dish for yourself and your family, plus a potluck item to share with everyone.

If your last name begins with A–M, bring a dessert; last name N–Z, a salad / side dish.

Lawn chairs and bug repellent are also recommended. For the supermarket-challenged we will have some extra hamburgers and hotdogs, $3 and $2 respectively.

Annual Members Meeting

The Meeting starts at 1:30pm. That’s about the right time to settle down with some yummy desserts. There will be the usual short reports from the officers, a question and answer period, (time to bring up those suggestions for running the club), and election of board members.   

Board Election

If you can’t make it to the meeting you can still vote by using a proxy form. The form has directions for how to use it and make your vote count.

Below are the bios of the four candidates.

Jim Crawford

I've been orienteering with NEOC for over 35 years, participating in many different facets of the sport, most recently by making new maps, directing meets, handling club membership, and serving on the Board of Directors. I think the club has made great strides recently with Epunching, RouteGadget, on-line membership renewal, the NEOC web site, no-meet-fees for members, and an increase in meets. But we need to improve by hosting more A meets, upgrading our maps, and offering more variety such as Trail-O's, Bike-O's, and relays.

Bud O'Leary

I am relatively new to orienteering, just approaching 5 years. I was introduced to the sport at the annual Fall Scout-O at Nobscot. My son and I were both struck by the mental aspect and the fun of the search for the controls. I now run in the M-60 class and often walk more than run. I am a former Scoutmaster and now actively involved with the administration side of Scouting. I would like to involve Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in orienteering. To that end, I hope to bring orienteering courses to active Scout camps. I would like to have orienteering available to visiting troops as part of the scout programs at the camps.

My wife, Janet, and my son, Dan, also enjoy orienteering. We have traveled to national and international meets. We all agree that orienteering has brought us to places we would never have visited and seen sights that we only would have read about.

Jim Paschetto

I joined the Board of Directors in 2005. In 2010 I worked with Harriet Cohen to redesign NEOC's Web site, and have maintained the site since that time. I can be found at the results computer at most meets.

Joanne Sankus

I started orienteering in 1976 at Nobscot in Sudbury. After finding that first control I was hooked. Over the years I have been meet director, course setter and have volunteered for all the various jobs at events. After being invited to join the board (and being elected in the ‘80’s) I have served in most all the positions. Presently I am the VP of Administration, Clerk (for purposes of our MA corp. status), and the newsletter editor, and still enjoy finding those controls.

Each year, every new board has the chance to reinvent itself, maybe as the board that really “grew the sport”, or the board that got the fullest schedule of events going, or maybe the board that brought back the old glory of two A-Meets every year. (Yes, NEOC used to do that!) Quite often a single board member will have the vision and drive to push forward on one of these themes. As a member of the board I will support wholeheartedly the efforts of the “visionaries”, and expect to receive the same support in turn. I look to involve more women, (young, old, and in-between :), in enjoying orienteering and having a greater voice and impact on the sport.