Calendar of Events
Events which may be of interest to you.
Reoccurring Third Sunday of Each Month Informal Black Powder Shoot
Townsend Rod and Gun Club
contact Bob Smith 978 621 6283
Second Saturday of each Month Informal Black Powder Shoot
Old Colony Sportsman's Club
June 10 - 17 "Original" Northeast Primitive Rendezvous
De Hickman, Booshway Cathy Cripps, Segundo
Late June/Early July AMM Nationals in Wyoming
August 1 & 2 Woodswalk Tiverton Rod & Gun Club
September 12 & 13 Blackpowder Shoot and Primitive Camp
Leominster Wachusett Mountainmen
September 26 & 27 Woodswalk
Stump Jumpers Old Colony Sportsmans Club
October AMM Eastern Territorial hosted by the Westfield River Party, NE Brigade
October NEMM Fall Rendezvous
November 15 Turkey Shoot Stump Jumpers Old Colony SC
Wishing You Joy of the Day,
My vest buttons cover a number of commitments in the early nineteenth century, a booshway in the NEMM, current national Clerk in the AMM, and as a member of the Steering Committee of the Northeast Primitive Rendezvous Association, Inc. It is my goal to build bridges in our community. As a booshway of the NEMM, I believe that we, as an organization, should be inclusive rather than exclusive. It is not enough to sit idly by. We should actively reach out to others in our unique fraterinity with free and open communication to inform people of events that they may be interested in.
Twice a year the North East Mountain Men hold a rendezvous. While not as big as some other "National" events, it is of high quality. Throughout the year we sponsor a number of "Gatherings" as well. They may take many forms. While these events are open to the NEMM members, as a general rule they are open to members of the American Mountain Men, the Women of the Fur Trade, and invited, juried guests as well.
There is quite an overlap between the NEMM and the AMM. Of our sixty plus active members, one third are also full members of the AMM with another ten Associate AMM members. Our membership includes the party booshways and clerks of the Westfield River Party, the Jed Smith Party, and the White Mountain Party; all of the members of the Westfield River Party; most of the members of the White Mountain Party. Members of the Jed Smith Party and the Warren Ferris Party have joined us in our camps. Over the last year we have enjoyed the company of a member of the Great North Woods Party. It is our great pleasure to support their events in turn.
We are proud to have a member of the Women of the Fur Trade as one of our members as well.
If you think you might be interested in any of our upcoming "Gatherings", I invite you to contact me by whatever means you may find convenient or talk with one of our members.
Dan'l B. Cripps