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  • December 11, 2010 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2011 Alumni Wilderness Trek

    The Exchange Program: Participate in the Philmont Staff Association’s 25th Annual “Silver” Trek at Philmont Scout Ranch

     

    The Philmont Staff Association’s (PSA) 25th Annual Trek – the Silver Trek on August 7-14 – is your reason to go to Philmont in 2011!


     

    As part of the Exchange Program between the Charles L. Sommers Alumni Association (SAA), Philmont Staff Association (PSA) and, Sea Base Alumni & Friends Association (SBAFA), members are heartily welcomed and encouraged to participate in PSA’s “Silver Trek” at Philmont Scout Ranch. You and your Trek-eligible family members will be received with warm hospitality, fully integrated into a crew, and have the time of your life.

     

    In celebration of the 25th Annual PSA Trek, you will earn a special Silver Trek award patch that will only be awarded to Trekkers.  These patches will not be available for purchase and is in addition to the Philmont Arrowhead award that you will earn. To make the Trek available to “vintage” Trekkers or others not up to a rigorous itinerary Philmont will allow Trekkers to design moderate itineraries which do not require hiking all the way to commissary camps for trail food – Philmont will deliver trail food to easily accessible staffed camps instead. “It’s too hard” will not be an acceptable excuse for non-participation!

     

    If you have Trek-eligible family members, their participation is welcomed. During the past two Treks there has been a marked increase in participation by Trek-eligible family members, especially youth, and we hope this will continue. Since youth tend to be elected as crew leaders, this is the perfect opportunity for your Trek-eligible youth to hone his/her leadership skills by taking charge of a group of adults.

     

    Preceding the Trek will be the PSA Annual Reunion August 5-7.  You are welcome to attend the Reunion at no additional cost.

     

    Start planning now to go to Philmont for the 25th Annual PSA Trek – the Silver Trek. There are only 72 slots available, and when they’re gone, they’re gone!


    The basics

    You will report to the Philmont Welcome Center at 8 a.m. on the morning of Sunday, August, 7, and hit the trail on Monday, August 8. You will come off the trail on Saturday, August 13, and will leave Philmont after breakfast on Sunday, August 14. The Trek cost is $400 and the eligibility requirements are as follows:

     

    1.     Be a member of the SAA member or trek-eligible family member

    2.     Be a member of the BSA

    3.     Have a completed Philmont medical form

    4.     Be 14 years old OR completed 8th grade and be at least 13 years of age prior to participation

    5.     Be in good physical shape


    Trek-eligible family members

    You can bring your spouse, child or stepchild, sibling, parent, grandparent, grandchild, niece, nephew or in-law who meets the eligibility requirements above.


    Registration cut-off

    Registration cut-off is July 1, 2011. Don’t wait until then to register, though, because the Silver Trek will likely be sold out. Use the form below.


    Cancellation policy

    (1)  Cancellations prior to the registration deadline of July 1, 2011 will receive a full refund.

    (2)  Cancellation after the registration deadlines will not receive a refund. Monies paid can be used for another Exchange Program event (prior to the end of 2012) or can be contributed to the SAA General Fund.

    (3)  In exceptional cases, the SAA President can authorize full refunds for cancellation after the registration deadline.



    Registration form


  • December 11, 2010 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The Charles L. Sommers Alumni Association (SAA) Photo Competition Committee is proud to announce the winners of the 2010 Northern Tier staff photo competition. Each year there is an increase in the quality of the entries making the selection process even more challenging.

    The winning images will be used for promotion of the SAA (including scholarship fund) and Northern Tier program.  Professional photographers Steve Niedorf and Joel Sheagren judged this year’s photo contest. Both worked at Northern Tier and are Eagle Scouts.

    After due deliberations and consultations here are the selections:
    • Award of Excellence and winner:  Steven Lee Erdmann - "(Birch Baldy) Bald Eagle Silhouette on Southeast Birch Lake"
    • Award of Merit and winner:  Keatan Williams - "Daisy on the Lake"
    • Award of Merit and winner:  Eric Free - "Dawn Paddle"
    On behalf of the Committee and the Board of the SAA we would like to thank everyone who participated in the contest this year for their excellent work. Thanks for sharing your creative visions on the lake country we all know and love.
    Red-eye!


    Award of Excellence and winner:  Steven Lee Erdmann - "(Birch Baldy) Bald Eagle Silhouette on Southeast Birch Lake"




    Award of Merit and winner:  Keatan Williams - "Daisy on the Lake"




    Award of Merit and winner:  Eric Free - "Dawn Paddle"


  • November 01, 2010 12:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Coral Reef Banner

    SAA LogoHol-Ry!

    You still have time to adjust your schedule for the Coral Reel Sailing Adventure. The registration deadline – and your $100 deposit – is November 9, 2010. Don’t be left standing on the dock!


    Sailing Adventure Basics


    The Sailing Adventure is February 6 to February 11, 2011. The cost is $5,800 per vessel. There is a minimum of 6 sailors per vessel, maximum 8 sailors per vessel. On a per sailor basis, this means that a six sailor crew would pay $966.66 per sailor, a seven sailor crew would pay $828.57 per sailor and an eight sailor crew would pay $725 per sailor. Your actual charge will be determined by taking the total cost for the number of vessels required divided by the total number of sailors. For example, 20 sailors would require 3 vessels and the resulting charge to each sailor would be $870.


    Eligibility requirements

    1. Be a current member of the SAA, SBAFA, PSA, or eligible family member.
    2. Be a registered member of the BSA.
    3. Presented a completed Sea Base medical form – Philmont and Northern Tier medical forms will not suffice.
    4. Pass the basic BSA swim check upon check in – persons not passing the swim check will be required to wear a personal flotation device at all times.
    5. Be 14 years old by September 1, 2011 – youth participants will be required to present a valid ID showing proof of age.

    Eligible family members are your spouse, child or step-child, sibling, parent, grandparent, grandchild, niece, nephew or in-law who meets the eligibility requirements above.


    Becoming a member of the BSA is straightforward: register at your local Scout office by explaining that BSA membership is a requirement for participation in an event at the Sea Base, pay nominal fees and pass a background check.


    BSA swimming requirements are simple: jump feet first into water over your head, swim 75 yards in a strong manner using a forward stroke, turn over, swim 25 yards using a resting back stroke and then float motionless on your back for one minute.


    Questions?  Registration, cost, and contact information here.

     

  • September 14, 2010 12:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Florida Sea Base
    Florida Sea Base
    Coral Reef Sailing Adventure
    Sailing, snorkeling, fishing and new friends await you ”Down in the Florida Keys”. The Florida Sea Base and Friends Association (SBAFA) is proud to host the Charles L. Sommers Alumni Association (SAA) and the Philmont Staff Association (PSA) and for the 2011 Coral Reef Sailing Adventure. This is the first High Adventure opportunity hosted by the SBAFA in the recently expanded Exchange Program of the SBAFA, SAA and PSA.

    During your Adventure, you will sail the Florida Keys in a 42 foot sailing vessel and have the opportunity to snorkel and fish some of the most beautiful reefs in the Keys. You’ll also learn astronomy, navigation, fish identification and coral reef ecology, and hang out with friends, old and new. Except for the last night, you will sleep on your vessel and fall asleep to the rocking of the waves.


    Sailing Adventure Basics

    The Sailing Adventure is February 6 to February 11, 2011. The cost is $5,800 per vessel. There is a minimum of 6 sailors per vessel, maximum 8 sailors per vessel. On a per sailor basis, this means that a six sailor crew would pay $966.66 per sailor, a seven sailor crew would pay $828.57 per sailor and an eight sailor crew would pay $725 per sailor. Your actual charge will be determined by taking the total cost for the number of vessels required divided by the total number of sailors. For example, 20 sailors would require 3 vessels and the resulting charge to each sailor would be $870.


    Your fee includes a berth on the vessel, all fishing licenses and gear, on-water food, (fresh -- not trail food!) snorkel gear, on base-lodging and meals, a Coral Reef Sailing Mate on base and a fully qualified captain for your vessel. You are responsible for the limited personal gear required and your transportation to and from the Sea Base in Islamorada, Florida.


    Eligibility Requirements

    1. Be a current member of the SBAFA, PSA or SAA or eligible family member.
    2. Be a registered member of the BSA.
    3. Presented a completed Sea Base medical form – Philmont and Northern Tier medical forms will not suffice.
    4. Pass the basic BSA swim check upon check in – persons not passing the swim check will be required to wear a personal flotation device at all times.
    5. Be 14 years old by September 1, 2011 OR 13 years of age and completed 8th grade – youth participants will be required to present a valid ID showing proof of age.

    Eligible family members are your spouse, child or step-child, sibling, parent, grandparent, grandchild, niece, nephew or in-law who meets the eligibility requirements above.


    Becoming a member of the BSA is straightforward: register at your local Scout office by explaining that BSA membership is a requirement for participation in an event at the Sea Base, pay nominal fees and pass a background check.


    BSA swimming requirements are simple: jump feet first into water over your head, swim 75 yards in a strong manner using a forward stroke, turn over, swim 25 yards using a resting back stroke and then float motionless on your back for one minute.


    The Schedule

    • Sunday, February 6 -- Arrive at Sea Base by 10:30 a.m., meet your Coral Reef Sailing Mate and fellow/sister sailors, have lunch in the Sea Base galley, go through swimming re-check, snorkel instruction, food pick-up and crew photos. Set sail from Sea Base before dinner and eat Sunday dinner on your vessel.
    • Monday, February 7 -- Sail the Keys.
    • Tuesday, February 8 -- dock at the Sea Base’s Brinton Environmental Center, shower, and then travel to Big Munson Island, site of the Sea Base’s Out Island Program, and complete a fun service project. The opportunity to visit Big Munson Island is not offered to regular Coral Reef Sailing Adventure participants – just you! Tuesday evening return to your vessel and set sail again.
    • Wednesday, February 9 -- Sail the Keys.
    • Thursday, February 10 -- Return to Sea Base, participate in a luau, and receive your Sea Base participant’s award. Those persons having earned participation awards at all three BSA High Adventure Bases will receive their Triple Crown Award.  Spend the final night in a Sea Base bunkhouse.
    • Friday, February 11 -- either return home or continue to Key West with your friends for further crew-building activities, or enjoy a long Valentine’s Day weekend in the Keys with a special friend.

    Persons arriving a day early, or staying a day later, can be accommodated at the Sea Base.


    How to Register

    To reserve your slot, you must pay a $100 deposit by November 9, 2010. Except as set forth below, this deposit is non-refundable, but it is transferable. Immediately after November 9, the number of vessels required will be determined and the final price per sailor calculated. You will be immediately notified of the final price and the balance of the final price must be paid in full by December 8, 2010.  Once paid the balance is not refundable and the purchase of trip interruption/cancellation insurance to protect you against unforeseen cancellation is advised.


    In the event the number of registrants is such that all cannot be accommodated on vessels, sailors will be awarded their slot based on the order in which their registration was received, priority beginning with the first registrant. Sailors who cannot be accommodated will receive a refund of their deposit.


    All registrations will be handled by Randy Saunders, Executive Director of the Philmont Staff Association. To register and get top priority for a slot mail the form below, together with your check in the amount of $100 per sailor payable to the “Philmont Staff Association”, to Randy at Executive Director, Philmont Staff Association, 17 Deer Run Road, Cimarron, NM 87714.


    Alternatively you may register and pay your deposit online.


    Your name: __________________________________________

    Phone #: ____________________________________________

    E-mail: ______________________________________________

    Additional registrants: (List age if under 18 years old)

    Name & age: _________________ Relationship to member:_________



  • August 24, 2010 4:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Holry,


    Another summer is rapidly winding down.  The final crews at the Base are headed home.  Cooler temperatures are behind weather fronts and before we know it, the first signs of fall’s colors will be showing on the maples in Canoe Country.


    Join us at the campfire.I wanted to take this final opportunity to invite you to the 2010 Rendezvous over Labor Day weekend.  Allen Rench and his team of organizers are putting the final touches on a fun-filled weekend.  Whether you can visit for the weekend or just Saturday’s banquet, we hope you can join us.


    We’ve invited fur trade re-enactors to set-up camp in the old canoe yard (the volleyball area for younger members) to take us back to the era when the Ojibway and French voyageurs exchanged trade goods for valuable beaver pelts.  On Saturday night, the kids get to sleep-over with Ted, Honey and Lucky, three black bears at the North American Bear Center (Survivors will be returned to families in time for Sunday service in the Lodge.).  The rest of us will gather Saturday evening to dine at the Grand Ely Lodge.  Tom Widney will share his inspirational experience as an adaptive paddler.  We’ll also be entertained by renowned voyageur auctioneer, Cory Kolodji, who will auction a restored Seliga canoe and Real Berard painting. 


    Whether you are interested in a paddle on Moose Lake, sitting back and exchanging stories with fellow Charlie Guides, or spending a quiet moment with a child or grandchild in the Lodge telling them of your days on staff, the Rendezvous is a great time to step back, relax and have fun.  If your calendar’s still open for the upcoming holiday weekend, please consider making the trip.  We’ll see you soon.


    Redeye,


    Mike Holdgrafer
    SAA President  

  • July 31, 2010 11:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    This is just a reminder that Sunday, August 1st is the last chance to order the SAA polo shirt.  Then the shirts go into production!  In addition, this deadline applies to the option of ordering the shirt when registering for the Rendezvous reunion.

    This shirt is being offered once biannually.  The base polo shirt price is just $25 – this includes the cost of handing and shipping the shirt to you.  However, you can save an additional $5 per shirt when registering for the Rendezvous reunion by August 1st.
  • June 13, 2010 1:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Hol-Ry!

    As members of the PSA, SBAFA, and SAA, you are extended the great privilege and opportunity to voyage by canoe into God's country -- no roads, no phones, no electricity, with only the few other humans who are willing to test their abilities. Worthy adventurers who seize this challenge will embark upon a grand adventure into the lands of the great north of this continent.

    Pierre Radisson, who dared to traverse these lands in the 1600's, is reported to have said: "Out there we were kings, the richest men in all the world." You'll find that a trail sauna followed by a simple dip in the cool lake or a shower under a great waterfall will make you feel as though you are king of all that you survey.

    You will brave winds, hear the call of the loon, explore new territory, and experience and do things you have never imagined were within your ability. For those of us fortunate to have been there before you, it is a return home that calls us to lakes and waterways of the great north. For the new adventurer, it is an experience never forgotten.

    Join us on this Voyage August 28 to September 4 and you will have memories that last a life time.

    -- Patrick Cox, Past President, Charles L. Sommers Alumni Association


    Canoe Voyage
    ...
    Your day on the water
    Hopefully, your socks are dry when you wake up. Breakfast is hot -- oatmeal and coffee -- maybe fish caught early and fried over a wood fire. Camp is struck, the huge Grey Whale canoe packs carefully packed and balanced. The food pack weighs 100 pounds. The gear packs are lighter, but just as hard to pack. Gear seems to expand a bit each day. The crew consists of a maximum of eight Voyageurs plus the Interpreter, three to a canoe. On a portage, one Voyageur carries the canoe, one Voyageur the gear, and one Voyageur the food or kettle pack.

    When all is ready, a final look at the map and today's route, and last policing of the campsite -- Leave No Trace is the rule. Canoes are carefully loaded and checked for balance. Much of the day is on the water. The horizon is low, just a fringe of trees on the shore. The lowest point is usually a portage. A quick conference and study of the map: is that the right portage? Approach the shore carefully. Kevlar canoes are light, but easily swamped when one exits the canoe in too-deep water.

    The shore is often rocky. Load and unload canoes in knee-deep water. Good wet boots are essential; jungle boots work well. The portage trail is measured in rods. One rod equals 16 1/2 feet. Maybe the only contact you'll have with another crew all day will be at a portage. The portage may be 50 rods, or 150. Some days there may be two portages, others 5. After a while, the crew develops an easy routine for portaging.

    In the afternoon, paddle to shore to find a campsite. Most have a fire ring and open air latrine called a "grumper". Set up camp and lay out clothes and boots to dry. Fish for walleye, northern pike, lake trout, and bass. Explore, swim, or hunt for eagles with binoculars. Cook a one-pot meal for dinner, clean up before dark. More time to explore or fish.

    When night falls, stare at the stars, look out over the water...

    The Boundary Waters Wilderness Canoe Area is truly wild. It's changed little since the glaciers melted. There are over 1,500 miles of canoe routes, nearly 2,200 designated campsites, and more than 1,000 lakes and streams. After your first portage out of Moose Lake the first day, you won't see or hear an outboard motor. Even airplanes are prohibited from flying lower than 30,000 feet. You'll see bald eagles, and maybe moose. You might hear loons, grouse, and if very lucky, a pack of timber wolves.

    "Wilderness is more than lakes, rivers, and timber along the shores, more than fishing or just camping. It is the sense of the primeval, of space, solitude, silence and the eternal mystery." --Sigurd Olson


    Thank you to Rick Touchette of the PSA for writing this email and to Lee Huckstep of both the SAA and PSA for composing the previous emails sent. This concludes our email series about the 2010 Wilderness Voyage. We hope you can join us this summer, if not hopefully in 2012. Red-eye.


    Checkout the Latest Northern Tier Promotional Video

    Click the image below to watch the video in your Web browser.



    Watch the video: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=626332183813


    Questions?

    Contact your facilitator below:

    -- Alex D. Nepple, saa@holry.org

    Registration

    Registration deadline is July 1, 2010. Get the crew you want by recruiting your friends and Voyage-eligible family members and signing-up now!

    Registration, $400 per person, can be done using the form below (Mail to: SAA -- Alumni Voyage, PO Box 428, Ely, Minnesota 55731-0428). Checks should be written to "Charles L. Sommers Alumni Association, Inc.". Please also email us at saa@holry.org letting us know your registration is in the mail.

  • June 10, 2010 12:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hol-Ry!


    By popular demand, it’s here:  The SAA Polo Shirt!   Perfect for wearing at a SAA event or work.

    This short-sleeve polo is available in both Dark Green with logo embroidered in stone (khaki) and in Stone (khaki) with logo embroidered in dark green.  Available in men’s (S-4XL, including tall) and women’s sizes (S-XL).

    This shirt is being offered once biannually with an order deadline of August 1st.   The base polo shirt price is just $25 – this includes the cost of handing and shipping the shirt to you.


    Hey!  Going to the SAA Rendezvous Reunion over Labor Day weekend?  It will be great fun, at a great price!  Register in advance for the reunion and order your polo shirt at the same time to save $5 per shirt ($20 each). Pick-up your shirt when you check-in for the reunion.  Register for the SAA Rendezvous and order your shirt today!

    Red-eye!
  • May 24, 2010 11:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Charles L. Sommers Alumni Association - 2010 Rendezvous Reunion

    Join us at the campfire.Hol-Ry,

    How long has it been since you heard that word, Hol-Ry, or even been around friends that knew what it meant? If it has been more than a couple of years then you are way past due for a Canoe Base Fix.

    Labor Day weekend is quickly approaching and it is time for the "Rendezvous" reunion once again. You are thinking "quickly approaching"? It's true we haven't even celebrated Memorial Day yet. But if you don't reserve September 3-6 on your calendar right now for your trip Up North then before you know it the Rendezvous will be over and Thanksgiving here.

    Rendezvous is for the whole family: In addition to your chance to revisit and explore what has changed at Northern Tier's Charles L. Sommers Canoe Base, there will be hands on activities including re-enactors of the fur trade era, tomahawk throwing, logging encampment, coopers, black smith, and much, much more. For the children (ages 10-15), on Saturday we will have an overnight stay at the North American Bear Center in Ely. On Saturday evening join us at the Grand Ely Lodge for the Rendezvous Banquet for an evening of activities and auctions. I even hear there will be a restored Seliga canoe on the auction block!

    This is a time and the place where you can reconnect with your friends and meet their families. You can taste again what it was like to be able to step off the waterfront and leave the modern world behind even if for just and instant. The best part of it all, you have the opportunity to improve, embellish and downright stretch the truth a lot about your canoe trek stories to a different generation of listeners.

    I invite you to come spend some time Up North. Hang out with old and new friends. Take a canoe out on Moose Lake and just exhale.  Register online at www.holry.org. Get the word out to all of your friends and invite them to join in the fun. As always there will be a hot pot of coffee waiting for you at the campfire.

    Register today!

    Red-Eye,


    Allen Rench


  • April 25, 2010 4:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Charles L. Sommers Alumni Association - Alumni Wilderness Voyage

    To be a kid again…
    You gotta’ have the right gear!

    Portaging
    Paddling the Boundary Waters requires the right gear. Gear requirements for canoe country are unique. Some of this unique gear you’ll bring, most will be provided by the Northern Tier. In this e-mail we will continue your journey to being a kid again on the 2010 Alumni Wilderness  Voyage by discussing the gear you’ll use when paddling the Boundary Waters August 28 – September 4.


    Gear you will bring

         --Wet boots are boots that let the water that flows into your boots, flow out of your boots. You will need wet boots because your feet will be wet. You will get out of your canoe in knee deep water and you will get into your canoe in knee deep water. In addition, some of the portages will be covered with pools of knee deep water and mud. “Dry-footing” in canoe country is not an option.

    Water sandals do not work and are not permitted by the Northern Tier. The most common injury in canoe country is foot and ankle injuries caused by sharp, slippery rocks. You will encounter lots of sharp, slippery rocks while getting into and out of your canoe, and on the portage trails as well. Water sandals do not offer the necessary protection.

    The most recommended type of wet boots is American-made jungle boots—the imported jungle boots are poorly made and will not hold up. American-made jungle boots can be purchased at surplus stores or may be purchased directly from the Northern Tier.

    Wet boots can also be made by taking an expendable, but still serviceable, pair of hiking boots and installing grommets along the in-step and out-step and around the toes.

         --Waterproof compression bags are highly recommended. These bags allow you to compact your personal gear and sleeping bag very tightly. This is important because you will be sharing a Duluth pack with 2 other Voyageurs, and if everyone is using compression bags, getting the personal gear into the Duluth packs will be easy.

    Waterproof compression bags also offer the assurance that, in the event of a canoe swamping, your personal gear will remain completely dry.

         --Rain gear is essential, both for wind and rain protection. The Northern Tier does not allow the use of ponchos. They are dangerous because they make it difficult or impossible to swim in the event of a canoe swamping. You will need a lightweight rain jacket and pants. These can serve double duty as a second layer to protect against the cold.


    For a full list of the personal gear you will need and to order forms for wet boots:


    Gear the Northern Tier provides

    Kevlar Canoe     --Canoes (and your feet) are your only means of transportation in the Boundary Waters. The Northern Tier offers the choice of aluminum canoes or Kevlar canoes. There are advantages and disadvantages to each.

    Aluminum canoes offer maximum stability and durability (they can take a few dings from submerged rocks) and make it easier for beginning canoeists to paddle in a straight line. The downside to aluminum canoes is that they are heavy—they weigh about 90 pounds—and you gotta’ carry them across the portages.

    Kevlar canoes are light (about 60 pounds) and fast. The downside is that they are tippy, hard to control for beginning canoeists, and easily damaged by submerged rocks.

         --Duluth packs are issued by the Northern Tier for your personal gear. Each Duluth pack is shared by 3 Voyageurs. (This is easy if you are using compression bags.) Duluth packs fit well into the tight spaces of a canoe. Your personal pack will not work well. It will upset the distribution of the crew’s personal gear and will not fit well into the tight spaces of a canoe. Your pack frame may well get damaged if you try to stuff it into a canoe, or the canoe itself may get damaged.

       --Tents (four men) are issued by the Northern Tier. The four man tent is perfect for three adults.  The use of personal tents is discouraged because the four man tents make the best use of limited tent space available in many campsites.


    For a video view of Northern Tier gear, click the image below to watch the video in your Web browser (22 minutes). While the video dates from 1981, it gives a fairly accurate depiction of your gear. 



    Watch video: http://www.holry.org/essays/promotionalfilms/


    “Out there we were kings…the richest men in all the world”. (Pierre Radisson, Voyageur, 1600’s, writing about canoe country.)


    BerriesQuestions?

    Contact your facilitator below:

    -- Alex D. Nepple, saa@holry.org


    Registration

    Registration deadline is July 1, 2010. Get the crew you want by recruiting your friends and Voyage-eligible family members and signing-up now!

    Registration, $400 per person, can be done using the form below (Mail to: SAA – Alumni Voyage, PO Box 428, Ely, Minnesota 55731-0428).  Checks should be written to "Charles L. Sommers Alumni Association, Inc.".  Please also email us at saa@holry.org letting us know your registration is in the mail.  

    Your name: ______________________________________________________
    Phone #:________________________________________________________
    E-mail:__________________________________________________________
    Mailing address: ___________________________________________________

    Additional registrants: (List age if registrant is under 18 years old)
    Name: __________________________ Relationship to member: ___________ Age: ___
    Name: __________________________ Relationship to member: ___________ Age: ___

    Eligibility requirements: (1) Be a member of the SAA or Trek-eligible family member (2) Be a member of the BSA (3) Have a completed Northern Tier medical form (4) Be 13 years old by September 1, 2010.

    Voyage-eligible family members: Spouse, child or step child, sibling, parent, grandparent, grandchild, niece, nephew or in-law of SAA, PSA or SBAFA member who meets eligibility requirements above.

    Cancellation policy: (1) Cancellation prior to the registration deadline of July 1, 2010 will receive a full refund. (2) Cancellation after the registration deadline will incur a charge of $100.00, which will be contributed to the SAA General Fund, other amounts will be refunded. (3) In exceptional cases, the Executive Board can authorize full refunds for cancellation after the registration deadline.

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