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Our Committee

Tony Gazley

Tony Gazley, President

The president's job is essentially to ensure other club committee members can satisfactorily carry out their own tasks - it is the chief guide, secretary, treasurer and other organisers that actually do all the hard work and they are the ones you are likely to have contact with.

I joined the club mnay years ago, then left to do other thinks, but they were always outdoor related such as adventure racing, mountain running and orienteering. I re-joined a few years back to find a club with a completely differnt culture - but one that is still vibrant and exciting. Your committee is intending to remain that way - and even get better yet. We hope you will come along for the fun.

Emily Shrosbree, Vice President

My role as the Vice President of WTMC is to support the President, the rest of the committee and all our members to run this fantastic club. I’ve been an active member of WTMC since 2013 – you’ll mostly find me out in the hills or next to the trip sign-up board deciding where to explore next!

Richard House, Chief Guide

I have taken over from Illona and continue to make sure that we have a great trip schedule, and that they run smoothly. This relies on you all coming up with great ideas that will attract leaders and trampers. If you think that the club should do a trip or training - suggest it! Another job is to encourage people to lead the wonderful trips - I would be happy to hear what would encourage new leaders.

Matt Conway, Assistant Chief Guide

Kirsty van Reenen, Secretary

I'm the secretary which means I keep the minutes of all the club committee meetings and the all-important annual AGM. I also make sure all the policies and documentation on the website are up-to-date. I love the outdoors. Most weekends you'll find me mountain biking, skiing, kayaking and of course tramping.

Graeme Hearfield, Treasurer

My job as treasurer is to manage the club finances, including paying suppliers, reimbursing members and preparing the annual financial statements. I’ve been a club member for just over a year and I enjoy climbing, running, skiing and spending time outdoors.

Rene Auer, Transport Officer (Logistics)

My job is to help groups get to their destination by allocating the clubs vans and organizing additional transportation where required, such as rental vehicles and ferries, and for driver vetting. Making my job so much easier is Pete Silverwood, whose efficient van maintenance keeps the vans in running order ready for the weekends.


Jane Latchem, Membership Officer

My role mainly involves receiving applications for membership and answering questions about becoming a member. I make sure members' contact information is up to date - so remember to let me know about any changes of phone numbers, email, and street address.  Easy or Easy Medium tramps are my thing. But I'd love to do the Southern Crossing one day so I'd better start tackling some Medium tramps!

Andre Zubkov, Promotions Officer

As promotions officer it's my role to promote club activities with a view to increase club membership.  You'll find me most club nights at the front door welcoming first time club goers and new members!  I love to get outdoors as much as I can and to plan awesome adventures in New Zealand and overseas.

Catherine Mills, Social Convenors

Caryl Ramos, Communications Officer

My job is to ensure WTMC communicates effectively with you! I want you to be able to find the right information about club activities that interest you quickly and easily. And I want to keep you up-to-date with what’s going on so you can get involved with the WTMC community both in and out of the hills.

Ruapehu Lodge Convenor


Aimee Paterson, Newsletter Editor

My job as the newsletter editor is to encourage members to document their awesome adventures with the club through trip reports and photos, which I then upload onto the club's online newsletter. The newsletter is a great source of information if you are planning a trip to an area where the club has been (which is pretty much everywhere!) It is also a great way to keep up to date with the shenanigans our club members get up to when they are out in the hills. Make sure you have a look!

Rodrigo Orquera, Webmaster

Kerry Charles, General Committee

Journal EditorTony Gazley
Gear CustodianFrancis Boysen

Emergency Contacts Coodinator

Megan Banks
Family Tramping CoordinatorsBeth Piggott, Richard Lyth
Alpine CoordinatorDavid Jewell
Trip Monies CoordinatorStuart Beban
Paua Hut BookingsPhil Kendon
Paua Hut MaintenanceMike Pratt
Ruapehu Lodge BookingsEric Evans
SARWayne Stevens
Van MaintenancePeter Silverwood
Van CleaningBernie Dixon (DPY), Matt Cowan (WTMC)
Trip StatisticsSteve Kohler
Mailing FMC BulletinsBeccy Day and Gareth Gretton, Garth Ireland
Sexual harassment contactsTony Gazley and Emily Shrosbree
Bullying contactTony Gazley
Privacy OfficerEmily Shrosbree (Vice President)


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