Lorana Jinkerson: Volunteer Spotlight
Lorana Jinkerson is one of the most dedicated volunteers, leaders and donors the NCTA has ever seen.
Consider a too-short list of her contributions: She has served on the NCTA Board, has chaired two committees that require a lot of work, and has done so with great attention to organization and gentle leadership (NCTA Awards, North Star Advisory), and even wrote a children’s book about the Trail. She then mailed the book, “Nettie Does the NCT,” to every local library near the Trail in each state, at her own expense!
Clearly, promoting the Trail is one her higher priorities. She goes out of her way to house, host, and feed long-distance hikers (or anyone visiting Marquette, including staff, and Chapter members and leaders from other states), and is the primary organizer for her Chapter, the North Country Trail Hikers. Lorana is pretty much beloved to many, many members.
This year, Lorana became the first donor to reach a major milestone by giving more than $100,000 to the Association over her years of membership. This is truly remarkable support. Please join us in celebrating and thanking her!
Who are you thankful for in your local Chapter, state or region? Nominate them for an NCTA Award! Learn more at northcountrytrail.org/volunteer/volunteer-awards