While it seems Highpointers always somehow easily find each other not suprisingly on highpoints, Tim Townsend has proposed a very funny good natured “secret handshake.”
Tim, who completed his 50th state in 2013, explained the handshake to George Johnson during the Maine 2013 convention. George is one of the founding 9 highpointers at the Michigan 1987 convention.
BTW George proposed hosting the 2019 convention in Michigan.
The Highpointers Annual Convention and Membership Meetings rotate from region to region and are held in one of four geographical areas in the United States each year.
For those who have the “Highpoint Calling” they’re an almost religious experiences where you meet others obsessed with our noble and unique hobby.
Many of our pages are not yet put in the blog, but here’s a little history of the previous conventions and their respective pages along with some photo galleries.
Malcolm Whitney Stebbins, Leslie Skellenger, Tani Livick and Rhonda Bateman received Paul Zumwalt Awards at the 2013 Convention.
Here’s their nominations:
Receiving the Frank Ashley Awards at the 2013 Convention were Mick Dunn, Mark Adam, Al Dempsey, and Bill Gunther.
Those receiving the award but not attending were Kenyon Rainier Stebbins, Lyle & Kathy Blomberg, and Blaine and Linda Sorenson.
Here’s their nominations:
Membership guy and gal Ray and Jan Nelson were awarded the Vin Hoeman Award at the 2013 convention in Maine. Here’s the nomination:
Our current header was shot during the Maine 2013 convention and specifically was shot during the Friday social overlooking a sunset on Katahdin.
The 2012-2013 header photo on our page was taken on June 8, 2012, during the Highpointers Convention and is taken at the Mazamas Lodge in Government Camp, Oregon, where the club was holding its Friday social. Snow storms during the week (dubbed “Juneuary”) were so frequent that almost nobody summited Mount Hood during the convention.
The 2013-2014 Board of Directors at the Highpointers Convention in Maine.
Below are the minutes of the electronic session of the Highpointers Board of Directors as discussed on email@example.com between the June 9, 2012 Board meeting at Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood in Oregon and the July 20, 2013 at the Katahdin Inn & Suites, Millinocket, Maine. The minutes were prepared by Secretary Roger Rowlett and were approved unanimously at
July 20, 2103 Board meeting in Maine.
The Jack Longacre Award (the award was earlier named the “Highpointer Cum Laude Award”) is the highest award the club has. It is devoted to a lifetime of service to the club.
We were delighted to see that the Sterler residence at the extensively renovated Hawkeye Point is a residence again and we welcome Cody & Rachel Wills who are the official caretakers of the highpoint.
Mike Earll, Hawkeye Point Foundation Chairman, shared the above Powerpoint presentation with Iowa governor Terry E. Branstad in January. The Highpointers Foundation has been very active in helping with the renovations of the highpoint.
The Coloradan has article on Boundary Peak, Nevada which includes this note about the Highpointers box on Boundary.
Many summits contain a register of one kind or another in which climbers can memorialize their trip to the top. The Boundary Peak register consisted of a military surplus ammo box that contained a new-looking notebook with a cover proclaiming a “high pointers club” as the sponsor. The register’s last signature was dated Dec. 3, 2012. Also in the ammo box were an assortment of pens and pencils, some random trinkets (good luck charms left by previous visitors?), and a couple of energy bars.
High point of Nevada far from lights of Sin City | The Coloradoan | coloradoan.com
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