MATC Annual Meeting
April 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
April 22 @ 9 am – 4 pm
Colby College’s Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center in Waterville, Maine.
Please join us at the Annual Meeting, held in person for the first time since 2019.
- Free registration.
- Lunch tickets available for purchase.
- On-campus parking.
- Registration opens at 8 am.
Hear what’s going on in the club. Get ready for a successful season. Highlights include:
- A conversation with keynote speaker Barry Dana, a former Penobscot chief and artist who runs the 100 Mile Wilderness. Bring your questions.
- “Ask Me Anything” panel discussion with the ATC and the MATLT.
- A Day in the Life of a Ridgerunner presentation
- Annual club business
- Meet other maintainers and corridor monitors. Connect with district managers and campsite managers
- Raffle tickets and silent auction
Barry Dana is a teacher, artist, and former chief of the Penobscot Nation. He grew up on Indian Island in the Penobscot River, where he learned traditional skills and values from tribal elders. Barry creates traditional styles of birchbark baskets, many etched with artwork or quill decoration. Credited with reviving the Katahdin 100, a Native spiritual run that combines a 100-mile trek by canoe, bike, and foot from Indian Island to Katahdin, Dana also runs the 100 Mile Wilderness to Katahdin. When he does he brings an energy drink he makes with a birch syrup from trees tapped in his backyard, trekking poles he carved from hophornbeam wood, a sheath knife, and an eagle feather, which connects him to his ancestors. “When I run,” he has said, “it’s not just for me. It’s for my people.”See the Annual Meeting webpage for details.