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Club Loses Founding Member Helen Menz, #42
The 46er family mourns the loss of Helen Menz #42 who died on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at the age of 99. Helen was a founding member of the Adirondack Forty-Sixers, attending the inaugural meeting of the newly formed organization on May 30, 1948 at Adirondak Loj. She remained active in the club and attended the annual meetings until last year. Helen’s first high peak climb was Marcy on June 23, 1932. She finished on Allen on September 13, 1946.
PEEKS editor Chuck Schwerin spent an afternoon with Helen recently to talk about her hiking experiences. His article about their visit appeared in the Spring 2016 issue of the magazine. We offer it here as a tribute to Helen, her service to the club, and her spirit of adventure. Helen, may your hikes in the celestial hills be on smooth trails, with good friends, and fair skies.
Spring Meeting Celebrates New 46ers
The 46ers held their annual Spring Meeting at the Crowne Plaza in Lake Placid on Sunday, May 29, 2016. The weekend activities included club-sponsored volunteer trailwork projects on Saturday to clear blowdown and clean water bars on trails to Indian Pass, Wallface Ponds, and the North Trail to Giant. The 46er Executive Committee met on Sunday afternoon for its business meeting prior to the membership meeting and banquet in the early evening. But the main event of every spring meeting is to celebrate the new 46ers – those who reported their finish of climbing the 46 during calendar year 2015. About 200 of the 606 climbers in the Class of 2015 were on hand to receive their Certificates of Accomplishment. It was an evening of fun and good fellowship as 46ers young and old, along with their families and friends, swapped hiking stories and shared memories of the pride and rewards of climbing the high peaks. Click here for a photo gallery of Spring Meeting highlights.
2016 Trailwork schedule and Sign-up Now Available - Download information here
Follow the Board reaction to recent events this past hiking season HERE
Your 46er Contributions at Work
This past fiscal year the 46er Board voted to contribute $46,750 to various agencies, individuals, and programs. This was financed by member donations of $45,800. Those of you who send a few extra dollars with your regular dues make funding these programs possible. Actually, members donated more in contributions than they paid in dues! Thanks to your generosity the Executive Board has been able to fund the following projects:
Download your contributions HERE
Download 46er Donations 2001 to Present HERE
The Forty-Sixers have donated over $107,000 to the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) for trail work projects between 2001 and 2014.