ALA Spring Membership Meeting
May 8-9, 2015

The ALA will once again hold its annual spring membership meeting at Minnowbrook Conference Center on Blue Mt. Lake. The location is beautiful and it has all of the resources needed to host a great meeting. The dates are Friday and Saturday, May 8th and 9th, 2015. This year we are celebrating our 25th Anniversary and we are planning some special things to help recognize this milestone.

Minnowbrook Conference Center
Minnowbrook Conference Center

We will have our usual Friday evening reception along with special displays from ALA members about their properties. Following dinner we will be entertained by Adirondack Storyteller Bill Smith...Bill is well known for his homespun humor and music.

Bill Smith
Bill Smith

Saturday morning will feature presentations on items important to ALA members along with a retrospective on our first 25 years and thoughts on the future. We will also have our normal membership business meeting followed by lunch.

So please save those dates now and make plans to join your fellow members for a great event. The meeting reservation forms are on the website...please check back for updates. See ya in Blue Mountain Lake!

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ALA 2014 Winter Membership Meeting

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ALA Winter Dinner

Our annual winter meeting held at the Adirondack League Club was a great success. We had a record turnout for the Friday nite activities…there was a wonderful social hour followed by a delicious buffet dinner with little auction fun thrown in to keep things lively.

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ALA Winter Auction

The highlight of Friday nite was the presentation of our 2014 ALA Stewardship Award to NYS Senator Betty Little. Betty is well known to ALA members and to just about everyone else in the north-country. She has worked tirelessly to help promote a better quality of life for Adirondack residents while at the same time supporting sound conservation and stewardship of both public and private lands in the Park. We were honored to have her with us and pleased to be able recognize her for the great work she does in the Adirondacks.

2014 ALA Stewardship Award presented to NYS Senator Betty Little
(l-r) ALA Senior Advisor Ross Whaley, Sen. Betty Little,
ALA President Tom Williams
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Ross Whaley, Betty Little, Tom Williams

Our Saturday morning meeting began with an interesting presentation by Paul Jensen, Senior Wildlife Biologist with DEC. He filled us in his Pine Marten study which has been very successful because of a unique partnership between ALA members and the DEC. Learn more at:

Paul Jensen, DEC Senior Wildlife Biologist
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The Pine Marten discussion was followed by our regular business meeting which included reports from ALA President Tom Williams and our Senior Advisor Dr. Ross Whaley. The meeting concluded with a tasty luncheon and everyone headed home to get ready for the holidays.