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Saturday, August 1, 2009

NCTA Conference- Friday

people in a workshop

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The day began with workshops. Some were geared towards the goals of the NCTA, such as dealing with problem areas within chapters. Other sessions were of more general interest, such as GPS use or photographing wildlife.

hikers at Kathryn, ND
In the afternoon, participants had several hikes to choose from. One hike followed the former rail bed of the "Ladies Line" from Kathryn, ND to Claussen Springs Recreation Area. The Ladies Line was so named because it connected the towns of Kathryn, Alice, Elizabeth, Marion and Myra.

dinner tables

auctioning a stuffed horse
Friday, dinner moved inside to a more elegant setting. This was followed by the live auction, with Bruce Matthews, NCTA Executive Director, serving as auctioneer. Here, Bruce poses with Molly the Wells Fargo bank mascot, as Molly goes up for bids.

Between the live and silent auctions, $6000 was raised for the NCTA. One of the two most expensive items was this quilt. It was made by members of the Sheyenne River Valley Chapter out of t-shirts that have been issued by the NCTA over its history. It sold for $525.

NCTA quilt

The evening concluded with a program by Gregg Treinish and Deia Schlosberg about their 7800 mile trek the length of the Andes Mountains.


Sandy said...

Neat looking quilt. Popped in to say thanks for placing my ad, it's appreciated. Hope you'll swing by for a visit, the welcome mats always out.


Sharkbytes said...

Hi Sandy- Thanks for stopping by. I'm off hiking, will visit more when I get home. Intermitant web access at present. The quilt went for $525.