There might come a day when we go to our web site and the archives are gone. The site itself might be gone as well. Huwei could buy wordpress, which would make us a national security risk, next thing you know it’s all darkness.
We published a yearbook for 2014 some years ago and everyone who bought a copy just loves it. Dave Fortier brings it out at the fall meetings and it seems to be in constant circulation. With that in mind we’ve decided to go ahead and publish four more books: 2009-12, 2012-13, 2015 and 2016.
So far the plan is to print three sets, one for the club archives (authorized by the board of directors) and two others for individual members. If you’d like a set, or individual years, let me know by the end of the month.
I’m a little embarrassed to admit to how much this is costing: one complete set will be around $375.oo. The individual books are around $100.oo, based on the number of pages and how many photos (color) there are. 2014 was cheaper because there were fewer pages. But look at it this way: it’s about what you’d pay for a lousy set of runners…
Imagine a new iceboater some decades in the future stumbling across these books and how much he will learn about scouting ice, organizing races and touring, and safety. Some of Lloyd’s best writing is in these years.
We’re trying to work out how best to have our fall meeting. It won’t be inside at Dave’s this time; we’re looking at a few spots around Lake Damariscotta were we can gather outside. Updates to follow.