AORE Association News September 2015 - Page 8

Who is Dr. Odell Buckenflush? Dr. Odell Buckenflush represents "everyman." He projects the persona of the supreme paddler and a legend (in his own mind). If something weird or goofy has happened around the river, it has happened to Dr. B. By the same token, his many years of paddling have resulted in numerous adventures. Throughout his diverse paddling experiences, the tendency for a "dark cloud" to appear overhead asserts itself repeatedly. In spite of all challenges, Dr. Odell Buckenflush keeps his “chin up." After all, the glass is always half full!

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Spencer, S. (2015). The Odell Buckenflush Chronicles: A Collection of River Tales. Vol 1. ISBN 978-0990441113 Publisher: Wilderness Education Assn. 156 pgs.

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Every year, the AORE looks to its membership for service on committees. These leadership opportunities allow members to have a strong impact on the future of the AORE. Current AORE committees include:

Access and Permitting

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Research and Publications

Student Development

Contact the National Office for committee contact information.

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The board of directors provides an opportunity to influence the professionalization of the outdoor industry. The Board of Directors oversees the overall operation of the AORE.

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