Hello all Forest Peeps,
Monday March 12th 6 o'clock at Orange Innovation Center 3rd. floor 131 West Main Street is the time and place for this month's Gathering.
Please bring those "Delicious Dishes" as always and I thank you for these Delicious Dishes for the past several years as they have made for a wonderful communal meal time together.
To continue the Hot Streak of quality speakers at our Gatherings for the past couple of months NQTA proudly presents--
Guest Speaker Bri Pena:
Bri is Mount Wachusett Community College's Career Developmental Coach. Last month's Guest Speaker Doctor John Henshaw is the Director of this program for the free Robotic and Advanced Technical training. He introduced us to this program.
Bri is the 'boots-on-the-ground' representative and lead contact to start the implementation process.
I will be reaching out to the Vet Organizations for the youths in their twenties and our own NQTA Youth Community leader Ally will be bringing in the youths of high school age to attend and take advantage of this wonderful program.
Bri will be there to set up campus visits and give detailed information to begin the implementation process (an NQTA favorite word ) for the youths in the Quabbin Region age 17 to 29.
All are welcome and encouraged to come learn more about this exciting program.
I am personally grateful and proud to announce that Red Apple Farm owner and leading North Quabbin entrepreneur Al Rose will be this month's Educational Speaker
Al's educational talk will focus on the history of the lineage of the generational changes to Red Apple Farm.
It will emphasize the business change from patriarch Bill Rose to Al's vision of the development of the business model "A Country Experience" for Red Apple farm.
Al has been a personal friend (and fellow A.T thru hiker) and has allowed NQTA in so many ways to develop as a outdoor trail organization.
The NQTA custom-designed Red Apple trail system is a personal laboratory of tick eradication, blazing, proper mapping and trail development.
I encourage all entrepreneurs both young and old to come and learn from Al on how we can utilize the natural resources of our North Quabbin for both community and financial betterment and sustainability.
The Red Apple Farm is also one of the area's leading youth employers during it's seasonal cycle.
⭐ And finally, NQTA is now in its Membership Cycle Time.
I have been so grateful and humbled by all of your support in the past and ask for your continued support. Our growth has created the need for General Trail Liability Insurance and funds to help with the daily cost of running a larger and more social community active organization.
Of course as part of your membership many new NQTA Custom Designed Maps will be coming out this year starting with the new Poplar Mountain Ridge Loop Trail now available.
All maps will be available at this Gathering to get everybody caught up.
Please go to nqta.org for more membership information ⭐
Thanks again for all of your support.
See you on March 12th with those Delicious Dishes.
Upward and Onward
Man in Motion
Maine to Georgia '85'
*WEEKLY TUESDAY HIKES
Join the Tuesday Trekkers each Tuesday for a hike on local trails. Meet at the Athol YMCA at 9:00 AM.
We gather at 6 PM on the second Monday of each month at :
OIC (Orange Innovation Center) Room 222
131 West Main Street
Orange, Ma 01364