Orienteering USA is introducing a monthly series of Orienteering Forums focusing on a wide variety of topics suggested by OUSA participants and clubs. Our first Forum topic will be of particular interest to Event Directors, Volunteers, and Club Officers since we will be sharing best practices on how we run our local events. Did we change our procedures for Covid? Are we keeping some of these changes? What are we doing to make hosting our events easier and safer?
The inaugural Monthly Orienteering Forum will be on Tuesday, November 14, at 8:30-9:30 PM Eastern Time on Google Meet at https://meet.google.com/ama-bpex-yrv. Forum participation is open to all interested persons regardless of experience level. Whether you’re a veteran event organizer, or a newcomer interested in learning more, please plan to join us for these monthly meetings.
For our November forum, Don Fish, Sharmagh Yepremian and Beatri Bennett will get us started with a presentation on Quantico Orienteering Club’s newly updated Event Director’s Manual, reflecting changes made in recent years as the COVID-19 pandemic waxed and waned.
After the presentation we will have a round-table discussion of not only QOC’s manual & procedures, but open the discussion to forum participants to share how their club makes events run more smoothly. So if you are interested in improving the way your club runs local events, plan on joining us on November 14th and feel free to bring along some ideas to share with the group.
Orienteering USA is planning to host these meetings on a monthly basis, alternating between Tuesdays and Thursdays. Odd numbered months i.e. Jan, March, May etc. will be on the 2nd Tuesday. Even numbered months i.e. Feb, April, June etc. will be on the 2nd Thursday.
Future forums will discuss a variety of topics with your suggestions welcome (particularly if the suggester is also up for presenting). Suggestions can be made via ClubNet (https://groups.google.com/a/orienteeringusa.org/g/clubnet) so others can chime in.
We will always get together on Google Meet at https://meet.google.com/ama-bpex-yrv however we have also created a Facebook Event – if you want to let us know you are interested or wish to start some online discussion either before or after the forum takes place. Keep discussions civil, we will delete inappropriate or off-topic posts.
We look forward to seeing you.
Joseph Huberman, VP Club Services
Jon Torrance, VP Competition
Clinton Morse, Communications Manager