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Tour de Pines Bicycle Tour

The Tour de Pines, sponsored by Pinelands Preservation Alliance, celebrates Pinelands Month in October with five consecutive single-day bicycle tours of the New Jersey Pinelands. Proceeds benefit the Pinelands Preservation Alliance, a nonprofit organization working to protect the resources on New Jersey Pinelands since 1989. There is no other bike ride like this in New Jersey!

Ride one day, two days or all five - it is up to you!  The dates are October 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.  Click on the following link for more info and registration.


http://www.pinelandsalliance.org/exploration/ppaprograms/tourdepines/

RAIN OR SHINE

OCTOBER 6  FALL FORESTRY FESTIVAL 10 AM TO 3 PM

Some of the fun activities of the day will include:

• Maple Sugaring• Nature Walks• Crafts

• Forestry Displays & D

• Classroom Presentations Given by Naturalist and Much, Much More!emos• Greater Pinelands Dulcimer Society

Located at the Forest Resource Education Center in Jackson, NJ

Enter through 370 East Veterans Highway for parking

Questions? Call 732.928.2360

OCTOBER 12 ANNUAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING. AT 7:30 pm.
 The meeting will  include election of   Treasurer for 2019 and an open member’s forum.
Fran Horn was nominated for the position of Treasurer at the September Board meeting, but others can run. 
Come out and share your ideas to improve the club or to ask questions. New
Cherry Hill Library, 1100 Kings Highway (Rt. 41), North of Rt. 70 in Cherry Hill. All are welcome.

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.

Thank you!

Neil Kornhauser Cycling Chairman OCSJ  

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.
SEPTEMBER  22 JIM THORPE BUS TRIP.  FULL

Join friends for a self-guided, day trip to the "Switzerland of the Americas". All payments  by check ($36 per person), must be remitted by August 15th so we can compensate the bus company. We need your payment ASAP

CLICK FOR DETAILS AND TO RESERVE

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.

 

JOIN THE  PADDLER'S  MILEAGE  CLUB

The Paddlers'  Mileage  Club starts  its 2nd.  year.

Any canoe/kayak trip  counts with any group or individual.

The miles are sent in the first week of January 2019. but the last trip is December 31,2018

The paddlers who  do not make 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

The official log sheets can  be  found on  the OCSJ  website   listed under canoeing

http://ocsj.org/images/OCSJ_MILEAGE_LOG.pdf>

 

 2nd Outdoor Club of South Jersey Photo Contest.
A simpler and more user friendly contest this year.
Make sure you read all the rules so your pictures don't get disqualified. This is the second year for this and we've made things simpler to enter.
There are NO categories this year. Upload your favorite photos (up to 20 per person). And then when voting, vote for as many photo's as you like (but only one vote per photo per person).
All photo entries must be taken from an OCSJ outing from January 01, 2017 to September 30, 2018. Any previously entered/uploaded photo is not allowed. Photo entries from a non-OCSJ outing and/or not in the contest date guideline will not be accepted. Please caption your photo accordingly (eg. Palisades hike, spring 2017, etc)

Judging will be done by the members who have registered on the Photo Scramble website (required) Each member may vote for as many photo's as you like (but only one vote per photo per person).

The contest will be broken down into 2 parts. The first part is the photo upload portion and the second part is the voting portion. The whole contest will run for 60 days from September 1st, 2018 till October 31st, 2018. The top 15 vote getting photo's will be used in the club 2018 calendar to be made available for download. The highest vote getting photo gets on the cover. The rest of the winners will be placed in the calendar in no particular order.

You can register now, but will not be able to upload photo's until the contest actually begins (September 1st, 2018).

You will only be able to upload pictures from 12:01 am on September 1st till midnight September 30th, 2018. At that time the uploading will be shut off. Voting will begin beginning 12:01 am on October 1st and ending at midnight on October 31st, 2018. At that time the votes will be tallied up and winners announced.


You must use this link  CLICK HERE TO ENTER/VIEW PHOTO CONTEST
 (or bookmark it) to find our contest. It is not open to the public. This contest is only for Outdoor Club of South Jersey dues paying Members.

You MUST register on the Photo Scramble contest web site to be able to upload & vote. There are NO categories this year. Upload your favorite photos (up to 20 per person). And then when voting, vote for as many photo's as you like (but only one vote per photo per person).

Judging will be done by the members who have registered on the Photo Scramble website (required) Each member may vote for as many photo's as you like (but only one vote per photo per person).

CLICK HERE TO ENTER/VIEW PHOTO CONTEST
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