IAT Maine Members Meet New AMC President

On Monday June 3, IAT Maine board members Dick Anderson and Thomas Urquhart had the pleasure of meeting John Judge, the new President of the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) at a gathering at the home of IAT member Elizabeth Ehrenfeld in Falmouth, Maine.

L-R, IAT Founder Dick Anderson, AMC President John Judge, and IAT Maine Board Member Thomas Urquhart.

They had several opportunities to bring John up-to-date on the status of the IAT in both North America and Europe, and also learned more about the many outdoor programs organized and managed by the AMC. It was a nice, social evening that allowed Thomas and Dick to make a connection to the leader of one of the most influential and effective outdoor conservation and recreations organizations in North America.

The AMC was founded in 1876 and is the oldest outdoor and recreation organization in the United States. AMC has 100,000 members, 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 feature story about the IAT in 2007.

To learn about the AMC and their many wonderful programs and activities, visit www.outdoors.org.