COLVIN CREW HISTORY

The “Colvin Crew” was founded on January 16, 1997 in the library of the Holiday Inn at Lake Placid, N.Y. during the annual conference of the New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors, by Kermit Remele, L.S.. There were thirteen individuals present at that time.

March 20, 1997, the Colvin Crew was designated an ad-hoc committee of the New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors.

January 4, 1998 in honor of Colvin’s 150th birthday (1/4/1847), charter membership was closed but was then extended through February 6, 1998 for the annual meeting of the New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors. Thusly, an additional seventy-eight charter members were added. We currently have 140± members hailing from both Canada and the U.S.

The Crew’s original officers were:
  • Kermit Remele, Superintendent
  • John Deming, Asst. Superintendent
  • Stacey Allot, Recorder
  • George Butts, Camp Clerk
  • Donald Wilson, Keeper of the Records
Also in January of 1998, Verplanck Colvin and the Colvin Crew were recognized by the State of New York in the form of a Legislative Resolution paying tribute to Mr. Colvin and our organization.

Between 1997 and 2005, fourteen recoveries were held to “follow in the footsteps” of our namesake. The reports detailing these recoveries can be found in Volumes I & II of the Colvin Crew Records.

On August 24, 2006 our founder and first Superintendent, Kermit Remele, L.S. passed away.

March 28, 2008 The Colvin Crew was reorganized with the following officers elected to a two year term:
  • Jim Vianna, Superintendent
  • Joe Malinowski, Asst. Superintendent
  • Mike Webb, Camp Clerk
  • Larry Rathman, Historian
  • Gail Simmons, Notekeeper