Dear Odyssey community,

The year and season are flying by faster than I can believe. I trust that you all were able to enjoy a happy Thanksgiving with family and friends. Mary Beth and Bill have put together some helpful information on spontaneous. This will serve as a reminder for our seasoned coaches, and as a great teaching tool in addition to the program guide for our new coaches. If any of you are interested in receiving bi-weekly emails from Bill with old spontaneous problems to help prepare your teams for competition, please send him an email and he will include you on those messages.

Also remember that you must register your teams for the local competition that will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Pocono Mountain West High School by January 15th. After doing so, please be sure to forward your regional dues payment of $125.00 per membership to our treasurer:
Rick Stine
1026 Cypress Court
Lake Ariel, PA 18436

Payments must be postmarked by January 15, 2017. This deadline will be strictly enforced this year. Rick has been sending invoices as teams register, if there is an issue, please contact Rick ( or me ( immediately. Remember that obtaining a check from a district is often up to a two-month process, so please plan accordingly.

Finally, it is never too early to begin to look for people to fulfill your required judging commitments. Please keep in mind that if your team places in first or second place at the Northeast Pennsylvania Regional Tournament on March 11, then s/he will be required to represent your team at  Pennsylvania Odyssey of the Mind State Finals at Moon Area School District near Pittsburgh on April 1, 2017.

Creatively Yours,
Phil and Mary Beth

Philip Patterson, Regional Director
(570) 499-1520

Mary Beth Adelman, Assistant Regional Director
(570) 586-2358


Attachment: Spontaneous (.pdf)

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