About CROC

The Columbia River Orienteering Club (CROC), founded in 1990, is a Portland, Oregon based club dedicated to enjoying and promoting the international sport of orienteering.

For more than two decades, our all-volunteer club has put on hundreds of orienteering events and introduced thousands of people to the sport. CROC has most of its events in local, regional and state parks, and federally owned land managed by the BLM and US Forest Service. We greatly value our long time partnerships with these agencies.

Both members and nonmembers are welcome at our events, and we almost always have beginner clinics and courses suitable for beginners. 

CROC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.  The CROC governing board meets quarterly. Minutes of board meetings are posted below.

The Year in Review

A presentation of events, highlights and photos from our annual member party. Thanks to Abra McNair! (Files are PDF, on Google Drive, and will open in a new window.)

2017 in review

2016 in review

Current Club Officers

General Inquiries (use email link at the bottom of any page.)

President  Sue Grandjean

Vice President Planning  Mike Bruns

Vice President Events  Dan Grabski

Secretary/Treasurer  Mike Holliday

Mapping Coordinator  Virginia Church

Training Coordinator Anndy Wiselogle

Youth/Scouting Coordinator  Patrick Gottsacker

Publicity Coordinator  Abra McNair

Minister of Epunch and Webmaster   John Godino

Marketing Coordinator (vacant)


Newsletter Archives (on Google Drive)

Ocad Map Files - (Password required. Password hint - CROC house combo)

Board Meeting Minutes (on Google Drive)

Forms (on Google Drive)

  • Membership application and renewal
  • Meet registration form
  • Scout Orienteering registration
  • Expense reimbursement form
  • Informal or training event waiver form


Club By-laws

Club Policies (travel grant info and more)

Meet Director Guidelines

Course Setting Guide (pdf)

CROC's course setting guide (pdf)

Another nice course setting guide (pdf from Orienteering USA)

How to set up the e-punch and thermal printer (pdf)

How to use the thermal printer and download station at a meet (pdf)

FAQ about the SPORTident timing system (from Scarborough Orienteering)

Top 10 Rogaine Tips

Safety Procedure Policy

501(c)(3) determination letter     page 1     page 2     page 3