Remembering Ted Wickersham

The ALA is saddened by the recent passing of one of our founding members Ted Wickersham. Ted was a lifelong member of the North Woods Club in Minerva, was a regular at all our meetings, served on the ALA board for many years and was a past President. He was a gentleman of the finest order and will be truly missed by all of us in the ALA.

Ted Receiving Adirondack Boat Seat to honor his time as President....ALA Spring Meeting 2011
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Ted Receiving Adirondack Boat Seat to honor his time as President....ALA Spring Meeting 2011


His family offered these thoughts which speak volumes of their love and respect for Ted.

A message from Tod and Walter Wickersham

Our Father, Ted Wickersham, died on September 8th at the age of 75 after a long battle with aggressive prostate cancer.  The end was peaceful with his loving and loved wife Norma by his side.

He is now free to fish, hike and explore all the wonderful lands and waterways of the Adirondacks as well as anywhere he chooses.  His love, humor, generosity and compassionate action will be missed, but we are all better for knowing and sharing time with him. In his new place and with an enhanced connection to the divine, you can be assured he is still working to protect the Adirondacks, support the nature and people who call it home, maintain the gift of the North Woods Club and work for the betterment of all.

Ted's Family in the Woods
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Ted Wickersham and his family in the woods
 

There will be a memorial service with reception following at the Church of Heavenly Rest, Fifth Ave and 90th St. in New York City on Friday September 19 at 2:00 pm.  Memorial contributions can be sent to Legal Aid Society of NY, 199 Water Street, NY, NY 10038 or Adirondack Foundation, The Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region, P.O. Box 217, North Creek, NY 12851 would be appropriate.

Obituary
New York Times Obituary

ALA 2014 Spring Meeting

The Adirondack Landowners Association held their annual membership meeting on May 9/10 at Minnowbrook Conference Center on Blue Mt. Lake. “Early-birds” were treated to a special private tour of the Adirondack Museum with Museum Director, David Kahn. We then started the meeting with a discussion forum attended by key Adirondack legislators, the NYS Comptroller’s office and the ALA Board of Directors. This was followed by our evening social hour/reception and then with a great dinner in the main dining room.

ALA Members John Wunderlich, Wilbur Rice and Peter Bertine
ALA Members John Wunderlich, Wilbur Rice and Peter Bertine


Adirondack Museum Tour Guides
Adirondack Museum Tour Guides


Following dinner we heard from NYS Assembly members Marc Butler and Dan Stec along with Elizabeth Wolters, Legislative Director for NYS Senator Betty Little. We had a number of special guests including Fred & Carol Monroe, Bill Farber, Brian Towers, Steve Hamilton, Willie Janeway, Karen Feldman, David Kahn, Dennis Phillips, Kim Finnigan and Bob Stegemann.

Dan Stec speaking to ALA members
Dan Stec speaking to ALA members

Our Saturday morning meeting featured a presentation titled: “The Challenge of Property Taxes and Generational Change" by Dennis Phillips, a well known and respected Adirondack attorney. The ALA members found this presentation to be very informative and it kicked off some interesting questions and discussion.

Dennis Phillips
Dennis Phillips

This was followed by the “members” portion of our meeting where we heard reports from ALA President Tom Williams and our Senior Advisor, Dr. Ross Whaley. Minnowbrook is a great venue for our meeting and it was obvious all the attendees had a great time in Blue Mt. Lake.

ALA Membership Group Photo
ALA Membership Group Photo


View from the Minnowbrook Terrace
View from the Minnowbrook Terrace


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