Region Director Election

It’s time, again, for a Region Director election at your Fall refresher.  Our current RD, Joe Manna, will be running again, but in accordance with the Eastern Division Bylaws Section 4.3, 5.2 and 5.3, Regions must hold this election every other year.

Should YOU wish to run against Joe Manna, I need your patrol resume by July 1, to post on the NJ Region website. 

I realize some of you think this is a waste, but ‘back in time’, some Regions just appointed their RDs, and some who wished to be considered for the position were never recognized.  A few years back, HOURS were spent at an Eastern Division meeting clarifying Bylaws to prevent this from happening again.  PLEASE respect your right to vote and those that choose to put the time and effort into taking such positions to protect your rights as a patroller.

Resumes to run for Region Director in the Fall 2016 election should be emailed to BY July 1, 2016.

Wishes for a delightful summer.

Sue-Ellen Helmacy
NJ Region Elections Chairperson


Check your NSP profile by June 30th!

If you have not yet printed your patrol history/data from the NSP website, DO SO BY JUNE 30 as our data is going electronic and we’re not sure how well info will be transferred.  Let’s hope for the best just the same!


NSP NJ Region Annual Banquet 2016

Come join the after season party!

When – Sunday May 1st, 2016, 5pm-9pm

Where – Lake Mohawk Country Club
21 The Boardwalk Sparta, NJ 07871

Cost –  $50 per person
          ($60/person after April 15th!)

Checks made out to:   NSPNJ 

Send to:

Harriet Frawley
70 Coventry Rd.
New Foundland, NJ 07435


DJ by Bob Kern Entertainment

Door Prizes and 50/50

Fun, Food and Friends

Congratulations MTR Challenge teams!

Updated! With pictures!

Two teams from NJ Region took first & second places at the First Annual MTR Challenge held Sunday February 28th on Mount Greylock in MA . It was a grueling day & congratulations are in order for the First Place team of Steve Devine and Chris Mazza and the Second place team of Matt Karpinecz and Rod Schmidt.

Both teams did an excellent job!!  – Deb Cowell

The two teams were separated by only a minute which is very impressive considering that this was a 9 hour competition day!

It is a grueling mix of outdoor rescue challenges, including fire starting, rope skills, shelter building, first aid, avalanche, etc. There are also pictures on Facebook.
We are very proud that our own Patrollers ruled this competition!  –  Susanne Ebling

Congratulations MTR Teams!

Thanks to Deb and Susanne for the text & Matt (1) and Deb (2-8) for pictures.