University Outing Club was founded in
1931 at Rutgers University in
New Brunswick, NJ. Professors, townspeople and
their families were the
first members. Sharing a desire to be
outdoors, they organized weekend
outings, hikes, kayaking trips etc.
Today the club's
membership is open to the general public and
who enjoy spending time outdoors,
learning about their natural environment and
taking excursions to nearby places of
The club's various
activities include day hikes, visits to
gardens and historic sites.
It regularly does volunteer trail
public park gardening projects in
There are dinner meetings with
speakers on topics related to our
The club is affiliated
with the New York-New Jersey Trail
are $20.00 for individuals,
$30.00 for family. Join Now!
In Memory of John Clyde
John Clyde, UOC’s past Program Chair, VP
and President passed away on Jan 24, 2019 at the age of 63.
We will miss John at our UOC gatherings. He led or
participated in many of our activities.
He was always helpful, positive, willing to help work out
problems. He was fun –
he had many a good time and enjoyed life despite his
health problems. He had two heart transplants
and was dedicated to the transplant community,
participating in many of their activities.
He was dedicated to his family and children, for
example, being involved in Boy Scouts
for many years. He was a community leader in Franklin
Township known for working well
with people of all political parties. He served for 20
years on the Township Council, for a year as
Mayor and also on the Environmental Commission
participating in and leading stream clean-ups.
Fittingly, Franklin Township has announced the “John
Clyde First Annual Memorial Spring Stream
Clean Up” to take place on Saturday April 13, 2019.
And for our first spring outing, UOC will participate in
this clean-up as listed in this Cairn.
On a more personal note, here are some comments from
UOC members: He wasn’t just a friend –
he had a warmth and love for everything – he was a joy
to be with. The best friend.
Always willing to help out. A humble man. The nicest
Fine and classy. Always went the extra step. In one
word John was “Gold” .
We will miss John.
New addition - Some
Go to the Activities
& Multimedia pages
New videos added - 7/15/2019
Check out the Historic info section to read historic
copies of the 'Cairn', known then as the 'Bulletin'.
A few 'Laws of
The probability of being watched is directly proportional
to the stupidity of the act.....
If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal,
someone always answers.
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For every minute you are angry you lose
sixty seconds of happiness.
----Ralph Waldo Emerson----
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facts about Atlantic City
It is the home of the
tallest lighthouse in New Jersey with 228 steps reaching
It is the third tallest in the United States.
The boardwalk was the first
built in the United States. Built in 1870.
The boardwalk Convention Hall is home to the largest pipe
organ in the world.
With over 33,000 pipes, it is the loudest and
largest musical instrument in the world.
The Miss America
competition was originated here back in 1921
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