IAT Maine Board members Thomas Urquhart and Dick Anderson had the pleasure of meeting John Judge, the new President of the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) at an event at the home of IAT member Elizabeth Ehrenfeld in Falmouth, Maine last evening.
They had several opportunities to bring John up-to-date on the present status of the IAT in both North America and Europe. They also learned more about the many outdoor programs organized and managed by the AMC. It was a nice, social evening and allowed Thomas and Dick to make a connection to the leader of one of the most influential and effective outdoor conservation and recreations in North America.
The AMC was founded in 1876 and is the oldest outdoor and recreation organization in the United States. AMC has a membership of 100,000, 16,000 volunteers, 450 full-time and seasonal staff and 12 chapters from Maine to Washington, D. C. AMC also produces an award-winning magazine, AMC OUTDOORS, which published a great feature story about the IAT in 2007.
To learn more about the AMC and their many wonderful programs and activities visit www.outdoors.org