I want to thank everyone who has been so helpful to me since taking over as president. We have had three very successful and enjoyable events during the past six months. Mark Remaly had a beautiful day for his tandem bike ride in June. There were eight tandems, one triple and two single bikers who rode on a scenic 30 mile course throughout the Massachusetts countryside. In August a group met at the Cranmore Mountain Mountain Inn in No. Conway, NH for a weekend of canoeing and hiking. On October 2nd, we had a challenging and fun-filled walk in the Middlesex Fells Reservation in Stoneham, MA. It was a pleasure to have seven students and one faculty member from the University of Maine at Farmington Rehabilitation Club join us to enthusiastically guide our hikers.
TRIPS FOR THE WINTER! (2005)
1) Craftsbury Nordic Center, Craftsbury , VT: January 7-10, 2005
Come to ski and snowshoe with us in this wonderful spot!! The price is $195 per person double occupancy. This covers lodging and meals From Friday evening through Monday noon as well as trail fees. There is a sauna in the dorm. We plan to have an auction/raffle on one of the evenings, so be prepared for LOTS of fun!!! Bring games to play if you wish.
2) Royalty Inn and Great Glen,Gorham NH: March 4-6 , 2005
The price is $130 which covers 2 breakfasts, Saturday night dinner and trail fees. Lunch is on your own at the Great Glen Ski area. The Royalty Inn has an exercise center, pool and hot tub, so bring your bathing suit.
Payments and Refund Policy:
Please make payments by check made out to:
New England Regional Ski for Light
and mail to:
P.O. Box 2170
West Brattleboro, VT 05303.
You must send the total payment for the Craftsbury trip with your registration. You may submit either a deposit of $25 or the entire cost for the Great Glenn/Royalty Inn trip. Enrollment and initial payment must be received by December 12. The balance due for the Great Glen trip must be received by January 9, 2003. All deposits ($25 per trip) are nonrefundable. The balance for the trips is nonrefundable unless your space can be filled. We will do our best to assist you to find a substitute, but it is ultimately your responsibility to find a replacement. Financial assistance is available for people who cannot afford the full cost of a trip. To be considered, submit a letter of need with the application.Application:
An application in on
this web site for you to complete and send with your payment. Health
and Liability forms will be sent to you after we receive your
enrollment. All forms must be filled out and signed before you can
participate in the event. For your own health and safety, NERSFL
requires all participants, sighted or not, to complete the personal
health form. This confidential record requires your candid, accurate
and legible completion. Every item in every section must be completed.
Anyone in average physical condition can expect to
participate in these events. If we have any questions about your
ability to participate, we will call and discuss it with you. In
questionable cases, the decision to participate will lie with the
participant and his or her physician. Participants must take
responsibility for their own health at these events. Your enjoyment
will be enhanced by any measures you take to improve your physical
fitness and stamina before the event.
Transportation will be available by carpooling. You will
be contacted about a week before an event to make travel arrangements. Guides are encouraged to let us know if they are willing to drive andhow many passengers they can take. All passengers are expected to contribute towards the cost of gasoline. If you are coming to an event from out of town, do not make travel plans on public transportation prior to 7:00 pm on the last day. It is very difficult to guarantee a return to transportation centers prior to this time without disrupting other participants.
PLEASE send us your email address so that we can up-date
our files. We can now deliver your newsletter to you via your email.
Please stay tuned for summer event listings!:
Summer week-end trip
Don't forget your contributions to the Craftsbury weekend
auction/raffle! The more the merrier!!
We are a tax exempt non profit organization. We always
appreciate donations if you wish to include one with your application.