Virtual AGM Details available

Due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic and lack of national events, this year’s OrienteeringUSA Annual General Meeting will be held, like so many other things these days, in an online virtual format.  The meeting date is now less than 4 weeks away on October 22nd.

Please be aware that in order to coordinate the technology required for the meeting, all delegates as well as voting and non-voting individuals will be required to register online no later than Monday, October 12th.

Full details, tentative agenda and proposed bylaws changes can be found on the 2020 Virtual AGM web page, which will continue to be updated as new information becomes available.

Have a great weekend!!

EventReg Team seeks feature request feedback

Earlier this year, due to the ongoing SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, Orienteering USA waived the EventReg fees for local club use through the end of next year (2021). This gives clubs the opportunity to utilize the online system to streamline registration & administration at their local events to help maintain social distancing protocols while still holding regular events.

We realize that every club has slightly different procedures and protocols for holding their normal events and that adapting to the new online system is not always as seamless as it could be. The EventReg team is actively developing new functionality to ensure all clubs are able to utilize the system in a simple and effective manner.

We would like to get feedback from club officers, registrars and event directors on the features that would make it most expedient for you to adopt the system at the local level. Please take a moment to fill out our Feature Request Form with your feedback so that we may prioritize our ongoing behind the scenes work to make the system work for you. This form can also be used to report bugs with the system if you come across them.

You can also check out the current list of enhancements currently in the development queue. If you think something on this list should be a higher priority, let us know!! Feedback from you is the best resource we have to make sure the system works for everyone.

OUSA Announces Basic Orienteering Online

Orienteering USA is pleased to announce its new Basic Orienteering Online curriculum. This orienteering resource has been developed as a companion platform to OUSA’s Discovering Orienteering (hardcopy & e-book)

Each lesson includes resources to understand, practice, and reflect upon the skills, techniques and processes involved in getting serious about improving navigation. Take the full course, or focus on the elements of most interest to you. Access to the online content is provided as a free member benefit to Orienteering USA members and is also offered at a premium to non-members ($15 juniors, $50 adults).

More information & registration for the Basic Orienteering Online program can be found on the Orienteering USA Education site. Links can also be found on the recently updated training page on the main OUSA website.