The President's Corner

"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." -- Dr. Seuss

(It was a pleasure hiking with you, John)

"If we were meant to stay in one place, we would have roots instead of feet." - Rachel Wolchin

As the New Year starts many of our long-term members know this is a wonderful time to get out and embrace the seasonal changes. Hoarfrost on the branches is beautiful, as are the icy streams. This Trailmarker includes many opportunities to get out and see these wonderful events. Start your New Year with activities and have a good time.

Special thanks to Beverly Grier who worked tirelessly to put together the outings in this issue of the Trailmarker. Also a big thanks to all the volunteers who have offered to lead outings. I encourage everyone to participate and get a chance to meet a wonderful group of people I count as friends. The outings leaders try to put enough information in their descriptions so that you can choose those outings that fit your schedule and that you can enjoy, not just endure! Have a wonderful time walking, hiking, eating, and camping.

Our membership has been strong and the numbers stable. We are on budget for the end of the year. Don't forget membership dues for next year are due by the end of January. Also, be sure to come to our annual membership meeting/ potluck with election of officers for 2018 on Monday, January 15, at New Garden Friends Meeting in Greensboro. I hope to see you there.

Sandra Mitchell
Interim President