Susquehanna Appalachian Trail Club
Susquehanna Appalachian Trail Club offers an extensive schedule of activities including scores of group hikes each year with many social and natural exploration possibilities, and numerous trail work outings building our trails and a special sense of camaraderie at the same time!
SATC is one of thirty-one groups that maintain part of the Appalachian Trail, a footpath following the crest of the Appalachian Mountains for over 2,180 miles from Maine to Georgia. SATC is a Pennsylvania incorporated 501(c)3 charitable not-for-profit organization. SATC volunteers contribute well over a thousand hours each year toward the care and preservation of this and other footpaths in Central Pennsylvania.
SATC invites you to join in exploring and learning about nature on scheduled group hikes, in caring for our footpaths, and in helping to
preserve and conserve our trail lands. Scheduled hikes and trail care outings are open to everyone - membership,
while welcome, is not required.
SATC Seeking Officers and Directors for 2014
2014 marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of SATC. What a great opportunity to serve as part of that legacy! Nominations are open for the officer and director positions that expire on March 31, 2014. Two officers will be seeking re-election: Tara Shade, secretary, and Gary LaBelle, treasurer. Open positions are president and vice-president. Two directors have agreed to seek a second term: Sharon Shellenberger and Cindy Radich. There is still one director position without a nominee. More details are on the front page of the newsletter. Please contact Karen Balaban, chair of the nominating committee, at KMBalaban@BalabanLLC.com or 717.232.3708 if you are interested or need more information. Submissions are due by January 24, 2014.
Calling all creative minds!
April 2014 marks the 60th birthday of the Susquehanna Appalachian Trail Club. In those 60 years, members have grown accustomed to the simple and functional SATC logo.
It’s a great logo that has served us well, but the SATC Board would like to consider re-vamping it for a fresher and more current look, while keeping some of the simplicity and tradition that Earl Shaffer inspired so many years ago.
We would like to extend the opportunity to all members to submit ideas, suggestions or a completely new logo for consideration. We want to assure all members that this process will not be taken lightly. We will consider all ideas and work with our Publicity Committee to make a final decision on a fresh, new logo for the club – one which we hope will carry SATC through the next 60 years of our club’s future. We plan to unveil our new logo to the membership at our 60th Birthday celebration at the Annual Banquet on March 28, 2014, so please plan to join us that evening and be part of making SATC history.
All comments and submissions must be sent to SATC's president no later than January 7, 2014, in order for us to have ample time for decision-making and voting. We hope to have lots of membership participation in this process.
A message from Dick Martin, Coordinator, www.PaForestCoalition.org:
Imagine a 500x500 foot compressor station ON the Old Loggers Path at mile 23.53. That's just one of the places where Anadark plans to sever that famous hiking trail. Now, after the departure of Secretary Rick Allan, it is important to keep the pressure up on DCNR and the Governor.
Please help protect Rock Run, the Old Loggers Path, and 26,000 acres of very special unbroken forest habitat by signing the petition.
Then copy & paste some of the wording from that statement and send it to email@example.com. Please CC your legislators on it. That will count as your public comment on the Anadarko/DCNR negotiations.
- 10/26/2013 - History Hike of the Victoria Furnace Farm
- 9/29/2013 - Canoe/Kayak Lake Williams
- 6/12/2013 - SATC Sunset Rocks Loop Hike
- 6/1/2013 - SATC at the 2013 Duncannon Appalachian Trail Festival
- 5/29/2013 - SATC Darlington Trail Work Trip
- 5/5/2013 - SATC Work Trip
This earth we know.
This earth does not belong to us; we belong to the earth.
This we know.
All things are connected like the blood which unites one family.
All things are connected.
~ Chief Seattle