Thursday, September 10, 2009

THE ARCHAEOLOGIST Vol. 9, September 2009 excerpts

President’s Message:

I look forward to seeing everyone on the 18th and hope you had a wonderful summer. As many of you know I was working in Kenya for six weeks trying to locate groundwater sources to help elevate the severe drought they are currently experiencing. During that time I often wished I could have attended our chapter’s summer events, however I never worried about how they turned out because I knew they were in the hands of so many outstanding chapter members.

This summer was certainly an active one for the chapter and very rewarding thanks to the support of several dedicated members. The fall schedule is equally active with a major event each month. As a result of these activities our membership continues to grow bringing in people with a wide variety of skills and experience which helps strengthen our chapter. We are also lining up some interesting presentations for each meeting to keep the momentum going.

Please feel free to share your comments and suggestion with me at any time.



Fall Conference: On Saturday, October 24th, our chapter and the North Jersey Historical Society will co-sponsor a conference at Ringwood. Members Gary Keeton and Kate Ahmadi, Phd., will represent the chapter as speakers that day. Member Ed Lenik is chairman of the event. The morning program consists of a field trip and papers will be presented in the afternoon. More details will be posted here,, as they become availible. This is a great day for seeing fall foliage at its best.


Fall Symposium: The symposium will be held on October 31st, from 9 AM until 5 PM at the Montgomery Middle School located on Rt. 17K in Montgomery. There will be a full program of speakers and displays. Plan to attend and bring a friend, there will be lots of things to see and do, children are welcome. We will be inviting the public via the media and help will be needed. The focus of the symposium will be mastodons, in concert with the Town of Montgomery’s on-going promotion of the mastodons exhumed in the town and also the promotion of their new museum. Contact Charles Tudor directly or email us via the link on this page to get on the program as a speaker or to help in any way.


Annual Dinner Chairman Charles Tudor has secured the facilities at the Town of Wallkill Golf Club for our annual dinner to be held on Sunday, November 22, beginning at 5 P.M.

The principal speaker for the evening will be Robert Ferenac, Phd., Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at the NYS Museum.

This event will be catered by the Eagle’s Nest Restaurant, a culinary experience awaits. This event is open to the public, bring a friend. Details and registration data will be in the October newsletter.

The dinner will take the place of the November meeting. No Friday night meeting in November.


Bravo to the Chairmen who headed our wonderful summer events:

Picnic: Tom Branan

Gander Mountain Event: Kevin Storms

Goshen Exposition: Walter McGrath

And a hearty 'Job Well Done' to all who participated!


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