Appalachian Mountain Club

Eileen Yin Named Appie of the Year

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

Congratulations to Eileen Yin, who has been named Appie of the Year for 2020! Chapter Chair Kaspar Alexander announced the volunteer award at the Executive Committee Meeting on January 12.

The Appie is someone who has worked tirelessly over several years, sometimes behind the scenes, organizing trips, activities and programs, and leading by in practice and by example. The Award exemplifies the volunteer ethic that makes the Club special.

At the start of the pandemic, Eileen spearheaded the launch of the virtual #BeOnlineWithAMC programming, which has kept Members connected and learning through more than 75 socials, presentations, and trainings.

She organizes dozens of events as Chair of the Programs Committee for the Harriman Outdoor Center and also served as Co-Chair of the Bicycling Committee, leading memorable trips around Randall’s and Roosevelt Islands and across the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. A former Chapter Chair, Eileen has provided decades of service to the Chapter and AMC.

Photo by Loretta Brady

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