History of the Delaware Valley Chapter

2021
January 1, 2021 3:53 am
shelter-dedication
In 2022, the Delaware Valley Chapter will celebrate its 60th year of existence. In October...
2016
February 10, 2016 6:05 am
harriman-state-park
In 2016, DV Chapter members became involved with leading chapter trips at the new AMC...
1999
March 2, 1999 6:00 am
illicks-mill-bethleham-office
In 1999, the AMC opened the first Mid-Atlantic Regional Office in Titusville, NJ, which helped...
1997
February 28, 1997 5:59 am
leadership-training
The DV Chapter Leadership Committee was formed in 1997 in response to a clubwide initiative...
1993
March 10, 1993 5:57 am
Kent-Johnson-at-Mohican
The Chapter has also become involved in a number of other programs over the years....
1992
June 10, 1992 4:28 am
mohican-committee
The Ridge Runner program on the chapter section of the Appalachian Trail began in the...
1982
May 2, 1982 4:39 am
Mac-White-b
The DV Chapter has a long history of involvement in building, maintaining, and advocating for...
1977
March 31, 1977 3:56 am
canoeist-on-river
The rise in membership has been matched by a rise in the level of activity...
1975
May 10, 1975 5:52 am
white-water-paddling-Eric-Pavlak
From the mid 1970s until 2014, the chapter had a very active whitewater paddling program,...
1974
January 1, 1974 4:04 am
Lennie-Steinmetz-Lois-Rothenberg-others
Ruby Horwood, DV Chapter Chair from 1969-70, went on to become the first female president...
1972
November 10, 1972 4:17 am
early-stages-shelter-construction
The LeRoy Smith Shelter was completed in November of 1972 off the Katellen Trail on...
May 31, 1972 3:59 am
work-on-Falling-Waters-Trail-at-PEEC
Not everything in AMC has changed, however. Chapter Chairman Gardner Dean noted in the 1972...
1 Jan 2021
10 Feb 2016
2 Mar 1999
28 Feb 1997
10 Mar 1993
10 Jun 1992
2 May 1982
31 Mar 1977
10 May 1975
1 Jan 1974
10 Nov 1972
31 May 1972

As you can see, the Delaware Valley Chapter has had a long and rich history of engagement in a wide-ranging variety of efforts to foster the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the outdoors.

Past DV Chapter Chairs

Susan Weida 2019-20
Lois Rothenberger 2017-18
Joan Aichele 2014-16
Allen Male 2012-13
Craig Smith 2010-11
Jim Catozzi 2009
Paul Davis 2007-08
Andrea Deaton 2005-06
Chris Rapacki 2003-04
Peter Jason 2001-02
Priscilla Estes 2000
Lennie Steinmetz 1997-99
Bill Steinmetz 1994-96
Tom Stress 1993
Alan Kahn 1990-91
Kent Johnson 1987-89
George Heckler 1985-86
Kay Cox 1982-84
Jane Shepard 1980-81
Malcolm White 1978-79
Win Howe 1976-77
Fred Cox 1973-75
Gardner Dean 1971-72
Ruby Horwood 1969-70
Martin Davenport 1967-68
Ted Talbot 1965-66
Dr. Robert Tyson 1962-64