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2019 OCSJ CALENDAR NOW  AVAILABLE   PRINTED OR  ONLINE
For  paper  copies  Contact Doug  at the  The Print Shop and More • 908 White Horse Pike • Stratford, NJ 08084 
Phone 856-309-8817 • Fax 856-309-8819 • E-mail Us... 
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Information on the Selection of Photos for this Year’s Calendar

 

 

Please remember that the purpose of the calendar has always been to display the winners in the Club’s photo contest. The Photoscramble website was chosen so that all members could vote in the contest.

 

Unfortunately:

  • Photoscramble was frustrating to use the first year and virtually impossible to use this year. Many didn’t try to submit photos, - others couldn’t get on the site.
  • The result was that only a few people actually were able to submit photos this year, making a fiasco of any pretense of a photo contest.
  • It was decided that the fairest thing was to include all submitted photos in the calendar. Yes, that is all that was submitted! Since it represented multiple photos from these few people the selection is not representative of all of our activities, and many members seem to have taken offense.
  • In making the calendar we were not able to supplement the submissions with the wonderful photos on MeetUp and Facebook. These sites reduce the number of pixels in photos to the point where they can’t be enlarged and used for the calendar. Therefore, the only pictures available for use in the calendar were the high resolution photos submitted for the contest.

 

The Board has already voted to revamp the format of the contest. They voted Thursday night to have a committee judge the photos in the future and to make them representative of all Club activities. The committee still has to be formed, and new contest logistics and rules need to be established. We welcome any of you to volunteer for this committee. We want as much member input as possible!

 

Photographers: Please keep track of your best OCSJ photos and be ready to submit them when we finalize the Photo Contest format and rules. We are trying our best to make it simple and fair.  

NEW THIS YEAR JOIN THE 300,  400 & 500 MILE PADDLERS’ CLUBS Any kayak trip counts with any group or individual. The miles are sent in first week of January 2018, but the last trip is December 31 2017. The people who do not make the 300, 400 or 500 miles, but turn in miles will get honorable mention on the website. For details contact Ericka Blank powerofpink58@verizon.net or text 856-364-6029.

2019 WINTER TREKKER  IS AVAILABLE ONLINE

2019 PADDLER'S MILEAGE  CLUBS

JOIN THE 300, 400 & 500 MILE PADDLERS’ CLUBS Any kayak trip counts with any group or individual. The miles are sent in first week of January 2020, but the last trip is December 31 2019. The people who do not make the 300, 400 or 500 miles, but turn in miles will get honorable mention on the website. For details contact Ericka Blank powerofpink58@verizon.net or text 856-364-6029.

PADDLER'S MILEAGE  FOR 2018


                       2018                   total for the two years we kept records
Steve Levick               909.5                   1792.7
Tom Mulvaney             825.6                  1804.58
Ian Blundell                 723                      1625.
Ericka Blank                603.4                    984.85
Linda Yeager               597.8                   1059.1
John Yeager                537.5                    948.7
Shirley Maribaona       510.6                   1118.6
Robert Schwab            437                       851.9
Brandy Saxer               523                       First-year keeping records
Jason Pimble               340.9                    First-year keeping records
Christine Pimble           346.4                   First-year keeping records
Barbara Brandt            110                      469    Honorable mention
Ira Grindlinger              108                      282   Honorable mention
SAVE THE DATE  
MAY  4 , 2019 OCSJ  ANNUAL  PICNIC AT PAKIM  POND

Location:   Stockton University
                   101 Vera King Farris Dr.  
                   Galloway, NJ  08205

                Click here for registration brochure

                            HIKING  PROJECT
Free app  for  hikers. Know  where you are at all times-even when off line. Find trails -add trails.




Current paid members of OCSJ have access to our Ride with GPS Club Account with PREMIUM navigation features at no extra cost. The club account is used for cycling, hiking, kayaking/canoeing and XC skiing. With it, the user either uses existing trips or adds new trips either with the GPS tracking or manual input.  It can be used with any mobile device or a GPS device.  Check out the Club Account Member Benefits Page for more information and tutorials on how to use the site and app.  Please email Neil Kornhauser nkornhauser@gmail.com if you have any questions, or for the link to join our Club Account. You must be a current paid OCSJ member in order to receive the link.


CHECK   OUT THE  CLASSIFIED  SECTION .
KAYAK WITH  MANY  ACCESORIES $300
Find  Classified  Section in drop down  menu under about us 

NOTE: It is  suggested that  participants   have  leader's  cell phone  number. either  in their phone or in their  possion in their  phone. This  can help if last  minute  changes  occur  or  if  seperate  from the  group for any reason.

NON-OCSJ  EVENT WATER TRAIL MARKERS MAINTENANCE

There is a Park Service volunteer who is looking for another kayaker to help him maintain the mileage markers on the Pine Barrens Rivers in Bass River and Wharton.  He is one of the folks that did them originally. It could be a different helper each day and he anticipates needing help for 8 days or so.

Cynthia L. Coritz Superintendent of Bass River State Forest ,Barnegat Lighthouse State Park

762 Stage Road Tuckerton NJ 08087

Tel. 609.296.1114Fax 609.296.5456 Cynthia.Coritz@dep.nj.gov

OCSJ Non-member participation Policy

 

 

1.  OCSJ is a member organization. Membership funds pay for insurance and other Club overhead. However, prospective members and guests of OCSJ members may try one regular activity from each of our activity sections without joining.  Thereafter they must join to be eligible for the hundreds of activities and events available every year.

 

2. Participants on trips which charge money must be members of OCSJ, except where the trip is a joint trip with another club and the participant is a member of that club.  Members of OCSJ may bring guests on a day trip charging money.  Participants on overnight trips charging money must always be an OCSJ member.

 

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