Global Positioning System Special Interest Group


The Global Positioning System Special Interest Group (GPS SIG) is a special interest group of Sun City Grand Hiking Club (Grand Hikers). Membership requirements for the GPS SIG are included in the membership of the Grand Hiking Club. A Sun City Grand resident may attend three (3) GPS SIG meetings before they would be asked to join the Grand Hikers if not already a member in good standing. Further attendance of that individual without membership to the Grand Hikers will not be allowed.

Statement and Objectives

Mission Statement

The GPS SIG's purpose is to review and share information concerning a GPS devices and related software to allow hikers to have a more enjoyable and safe experience.

GPS SIG Objectives

Operational Details


The general operational theme of the SIG will be to have members share their knowledge of the operation of GPS devices, related computer programs, sources of GPS maps and hiking trail data, and general information related to GPS.  The meetings will be run as roundtable discussions with themes for the discussion.  Members with knowledge in the topics are encouraged to help lead the discussion. The meetings are scheduled for two hours ahead of the Hiking Club monthly meeting so that only one afternoon is occupied by hiking.  The meeting will be broken into three 20+/- minute segments to focus the discussion and cover the outlined topics.  We will try to have some free time for speakers and topics of immediate concern.  Because many members will not be able to make all the meetings; the topics may not follow a progression of depth and will have some repetition.  We will attempt to get outside speakers for different segments to provide information on a topic.

Operating Requirements

The GPS SIG is a special interest group of the Chartered Grand Hikers Club and operates in accordance with the requirements of the Sun City Grand Community Association Management (CAM).

Facilitator Job Description

The Grand Hiking Board of Directors appoints the GPS SIG Facilitator.

The facilitator's responsibilities are:

Co-Facilitator's job Description

Adopted by the Board and approved by CAM.