HOCP Quarterly Meeting October 3-4, 2013 (Thursday and Friday) At Camp Menogyn on the Gunflint Trail Pontoon access only: Access to the camp is by the camp’s pontoon service only. Please call Paul Danicic at 612 332-9630 to inquire ahead about the logistics of attending only a portion of the meeting.
Registration form is below the agenda.Day 1: Thursday afternoon, 3 October 2013 11:30 am – 12:30 pm | Lunch at Trail Center Restaurant - all are welcome to join the Steering Committee for informal pre-meeting conversations. 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm | Pontoon Shuttle from Menogyn Landing Welcome Center to Menogyn 1:30 pm General Meeting —Dining Hall, Camp Menogyn 1:30 pm – 1:55 pm | Welcome and Introductions (Frank Jewell, Chair, HOCP Steering Committee and St. Louis County Commissioner) 2:00pm – 3:20 pm | Community Visioning on the Gunflint Trail - Presentation and dialogue about the current effort underway to lead a community visioning process that fits with Gunflint Trail values. 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm | Break 4:15 pm – 4:30 pm | Volunteer Initiative Update (Chris Stromberg, Quetico Provincial Park and Ann Schwaller, Superior National Forest) - Summary of the 2013 pilot efforts, and invitation to participate in the 2014 season. 4:35 pm – 5:00 pm | Geotourism Initiative Update (Mary Somnis, Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board and Doug Franchot, Voyageurs National Park Association) - Update from the Design Team, which has begun actively planning this partnership with National Geographic. 5:00 pm | Adjourn 5:15 pm – 5:45 pm | Menogyn Walking Tour (Director Doug Nethercutt) 5:45 pm - 6:15 pm | Volunteer Activity - Earn your supper with a 30 minute physical activity to help the camp. 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm | Supper in Dining Hall Day 1: Thursday evening, 3 October 2013. Camp Menogyn Dining Hall 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm | Presentation: How the Chik Wauk Museum Came to Be - Chik Wauk museum staff will tell the story of the collaboration that led to this new treasure at the end of the Gunflint Trail, followed by refreshments. Day 2: Friday Morning, 4 October 2013. Camp Menogyn Dining Hall 7:45 am – 8:00 am | First word, thought for the day (Paul Danicic, Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness) 8:00 am – 8:45 am | Breakfast in the Dining Hall 9:00 am – 9:45 am | HOCP Reset: Where are we and where are we going? A chance for folks to reflect on HOCP’s goals and current activities (meetings, Geotourism Initiative, Volunteer Initiative.) 10:00 am | Pontoon Leaves for Field Trip to Chik Wauk Museum (30 minute drive from parking lot) 11:00 am - noon | Chik Wauk Museum Tour 12:30 pm Lunch at Gunflint Lodge. Closing lunch will be held at this historic resort as we head back down the Gunflint Trail. Lodging: On-Site: Bunkhouse style accommodations at Menogyn: $40 per person. Bring a sleeping bag and pillow. Off-Site: Hotel or cabin style accommodations may be available at nearby lodges, Hungry Jack Lodge, Trail Center Lodge, Windigo Lodge and others. Please contact these places as you have interest. (Note: Any of these options would require boat shuttle to get to and from Menogyn. Please call Paul Danicic at 612 332-9630 to inquire ahead about shuttle logistics.) Costs (please indicate which you plan to attend, to help us plan): The only meeting costs are meals and lodging. Please indicate which of the following apply, and pay when you arrive, by cash or check to “Camp Menogyn.” Thanks. • Dinner at Menogyn ($15) • Breakfast at Menogyn ($10) • Overnight at Menogyn ($40) Lunch Thursday (at the Trail Center Restaurant): Each pay for their own Lunch Friday (at Gunflint Lodge): Each pay for their own