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.

Current Club Officers

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

President John Godino

Vice President Planning Mike Bruns

Vice President Events  Mike Holliday

Secretary  Debby Wenzel

Treasurer Virginia Church

Mapping Coordinator  Glen Cafferty

Training Coordinator Anndy Wiselogle

Youth/Scouting Coordinator  Patrick Gottsacker

Publicity Coordinator  Abra McNair

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
  • Zer-O or training event waiver form
  • 2017 Deschutes Daze Registration


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