might that be normal? I think of unique starters in a given year, we may not exceed 2% visiting a national event (to my knowledge, which doesn't match the OUSA membership totals).
Well, that's a point well-taken. In BOK, there are probably 20 very dedicated orienteers who come out to every meet unless there is a serious scheduling conflict. (Then there are probably another 20 or so who come occasionally.) Among the hard-core bunch, only two or three go to national meets. Perhaps these are typical rates; I don't know. Maybe this is about how SMOC is, too. I do think that OCIN's rate would be higher.
I know OLOU's rate is higher only because of the close proximity of the Flying Pig. Our numbers would be lower if the closest meet was in Georgia.
ICO, on the other hand, is as close to OCIN as OLOU but has only 3 members, in the same family, who are engaged in the national-O scene.