Iowa Selected for 2015 Convention


Hawkeye Point in Iowa will host the 2015 convention. Hawkeye was nominated by Jim Sutton who hosted the 2007 convention at Timms Hill, Wisconsin. Jim’s presentation included some nifty hawkeye black and gold t-shirts.

Convention chairman Nikki Hemphill organized a very funny counterpoint getting her entire crew to raise papers urging South Dakota at the conclusion of Jim’s speech. Otherwise there was no opposition.
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Joseph “Mitch” Michaud (1928-2013)

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Joseph “Mitch” Michaud (February 12, 1928-May 2, 2013) who was the second person to complete all 50 states when he did it on December 4, 1970, passed at his family home in Worcester, Massachusetts.
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50 and 48 Completers in 2013-2014


John Mitchler at the Maine 2013 convention reported on those who completed since the 2012 convention. There have been 11 50-state completers and 19 48 state completers.
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2013 Board News: Change in Longacre Memorial Ownership


Club President Tim Webb presented brief highlights of the Club’s board of directors meeting in Maine on June 20, 2013

Probably the biggest news was that ownership of the Jakk Longacre Memorial on Russell Mountain on the approach to Taum Sauk in Missouri has changed. Ownership has now changed to the man who bought club founder Jakk’s property but the club is given a perpetual easement to the property which is also now officially on the Ozark Mountain Trail. The transfer eliminates the need for the club to pay insurance on the property but still keeps it accessible to the club.
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Tennessee to Host 2014 Highpointers Convention July 24-26


Tennessee convention host Todd Brown talks about plans for the 2014 convention during the 2013 convention in Maine.
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“Secret” Highpointers Handshake


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.

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History and Future of Highpointers Conventions

The Highpointers Annual Convention and Membership Meetings rotate from region to region and are held NC Konventionin 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.
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Karin Harmon, Malcolm Whitney Stebbins, Leslie Skellenger, Tani Livick and Rhonda Bateman Receive Paul Zumwalt Awards at 2013 Convention

Malcolm Whitney Stebbins, Leslie Skellenger, Tani Livick and Rhonda Bateman received Paul Zumwalt Awards at the 2013 Convention.

Here’s their nominations:
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Mark Adam, Kenyon Rainier Stebbins, Lyle & Kathy Blomberg, Bill Guenther, Blaine and Linda Sorenson, Al Dempsey, Mick Dunn Receive Frank Ashley Awards at 2013 Convention

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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:
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Ray and Jan Nelson Awarded Vin Hoeman Award at the 2013 Convention.

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Membership guy and gal Ray and Jan Nelson were awarded the Vin Hoeman Award at the 2013 convention in Maine. Here’s the nomination:
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