Monthly Archives: April 2017

Adaptive Outdoor Education Center Project WILD Workshop

AOEC would love to have local volunteers help leading nature groups. They will be offering a Project WILD workshop, which offers practical hands-on classroom and outdoor field investigation experiences. Volunteers are welcome to attend the workshop. For more information, Click Here.

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Facebook Junky? We need your help!

There is lots of potential for our CVOA Facebook page to spread the word about CVOA, what we are, what we do, and what we have done. A Social Media Master would bring our FB page to life with regular posts, and manage the input from other members. There is no end to how our FB page can be enhanced. …

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Maine State Modern-Skeet Championship

On Sunday, April 30th the Arnold Trail Sportsmen’s Association in Sidney, Maine, will host this non-registered shoot. There will be three 50 target events: Modern-Skeet, Regular Skeet and a modified 5-Stand with trophies to the High-over-all and top two scores in each event. Fees will be $25 per event. Lunch will be provided. Shooting will begin at 10 a.m. For …

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Reed Falls Hike Cancelled

It was scheduled for this weekend ….. The hike into Reed Falls has been cancelled due to a variety of reasons: – too much snow unfavorable to snowshoes – trail indistinguishable with so much snow – some of the trail is now a logging road – predicted rain – Trip Leader Gail Miller broke her leg last week while skiing/falling …

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Telluride Avalanche Dogs Thank you note

Telluride travelers were presented a delightful program by the Telluride Avalanche Dogs, and $300 of our Telluride trip reservation fee was donated to the organization. Kim Richard, daughter of our own CVOA member Bill Chapin, sent along a nice note of thanks. “Dear Cindy and CVOA, Thank you so much for your donation to the Telluride Avalanche Dogs! We had …

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Adaptive Outdoor Education Center Charitable Donation

Earlier this year, CVOA made a donation to the Adaptive Outdoor Education Center, an organization that meets and furthermore exceeds all of our Charitable Donation Policy criteria. With our $500 donation, they were able to purchase a dozen or more pairs of snowshoes from an organization in Portland that sells refurbished gear to non-profits. Annemarie Albiston wrote a thank you …

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Neal Trask – Volunteer of the Year

  In an organization where everyone involved is a volunteer, it can be difficult to single out and honor just one person as Volunteer of the Year. This is not the case with CVOA thanks to the tireless efforts of Neal Trask. When Neal was honored at the CVOA annual meeting, he said that there are many people who have …

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In Memorium

Ron Stagers 1943 – 2017 Long time CVOA Range member Ron Stagers passed away on March 7. Jim Heichel writes: “Ron brought and shared his extensive expertise in pistol and rifle shooting to the range. He had won many competitions in both venues before he and Bonnie moved to the Valley. He always stopped and chatted with us at the …

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Range ID Tags & Raffle Winners

Spring is here and shooting season is just around the corner! The Five Stand covered shooting stand is under way and will be completed sometime this spring. We are working to improve the berms of the Rifle and Pistol Ranges. Flowers planted last fall should make a nice show. And your new 2017 Range ID Tags will be mailed out …

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Adventure Ideas?

Adventures, as we call them, are at the heart of CVOA, whether half-dayhikes, or 7-day ski trips. It is a rare event where the leader and participants don’t have fun. Please consider becoming a “trip leader” for an adventure to add to our calendar. We will guide you through the process, and offer support such as paper goods for meals …

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