2022 NPSO Annual Meeting Cancelled (1/13/22)

They say, “the third time’s a charm,” but it was not to be. Once again, uncertainties about the projected status of Covid variants in May and the hesitancy of many NPSO members to attend a large indoor gathering tipped the scales in favor of cancelling the 2022 Annual Meeting. The Cheahmill Chapter is deeply grateful for the willingness of the Spirit Mountain Lodge to accommodate our changing plans for hosting the meeting, the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde for their generous support, and for the enthusiastic support of field trip leaders, speakers, and vendors who committed to participate, and remained steadfast in their commitment, these past three years.

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