Committee and Roles

Committee Structure

Running the WTMC is a big undertaking: we have over 500 members and we generally run between 2 and 5 trips each weekend. That’s a lot of logistics, transport, gear and organisation! In addition, we have our social nights to run, our two huts to look after, our website to update, and our newsletter and journal to publish and distribute.

There are many people involved in making the club work (meet our volunteers). The table below will help you navigate who does what.

We’re always looking for more help, so please get in touch with the Secretary if you feel able to assist, even if only in a small way.

POSITIONFIRST POINT OF CONTACT FOR
President
– Complaints
– Sexual harassment
– Bullying
Vice-President
– Privacy
– Paua Hut
– Mountain House Shelter
– Maintenance
Secretary
– Constitution
– Club policies
– Legal requirements
Treasurer
– Refunds
– Invoices
– Insurances
– Investments
Chief Guide
– Club trips
– Training courses
– Safety on all club activities
Lodge Convenor
– Staying at the lodge
– Queries that relate to RAL
Liaison Officer
– General queries
– New members
– Club nights and events
– IT issues

Our Committee (2023 – 2024)

Anne de Ferron, President

I joined WTMC as a tramping newbie in 2015. Since then, I made many friends through the club and gained the skills and confidence to lead my own trips, navigate off-track or go mountaineering. My favourite club trips bring together good people, challenging terrain, scenic views and tasty kai.

Being on the committee is my way to give back and enable others to explore the great outdoors of Aotearoa. As President, I am responsible for representing WTMC and ensuring that club activities run smoothly and meet the needs of our members. I am also committed to fostering a positive and inclusive club culture, so everyone feels welcome and valued regardless of their experience, background, age, ethnicity, gender or abilities.

Jon Keyzer, Vice-President

My role is to support the President, committee, and members in running a fantastic club. Since joining in 2020, I have developed a passion for all things alpine and been involved in trips and instruction of all levels and types, from day trips to Medium Fit and Alpine. 

VACANT, Chief Guide

Daniel Madley, Treasurer

Kia ora, my role is to manage the club’s finances and financial systems, so that the club is better able to achieve its overall objectives and prepare for the future. I have been a club member since 2019 and enjoy tramping, mountaineering and trail-running. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or suggestions relating to the Treasurer role.

Mathew Denis, Liaison Officer

Kia ora! I have been tramping since I was one, and with WTMC since 2021. As the Liaison officer you can always reach out to me, especially if you have questions our club nights, any upcoming events, or joining the club. I look forward to seeing you out in the bush (and mountains)

David Bakker, Secretary

My role is to ensure the club administration is done effectively by keeping track of correspondence, keeping records up to date, organising meetings, ensuring decisions are carried out, and generally making sure we comply with legislation. When I can I like to get out and look forward to meeting you on a tramp

Miles Davison, Lodge Convenor

Kia ora. I became a member of WTMC way back in 1982 at the age of 16. 41 years on and I’m keener on being in NZ’s great outdoors than ever. Amongst over mountain related goals, I am currently working my way through tramping every track and sleeping in every hut in the Tararua Range.

My role as Ruapehu Lodge Convenor, serving on the General Committee, is my way of serving the club that has provided so much for me over many years. For all things lodge related, whether that be summer or winter use, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Position Descriptions

/!\ Update Jan 2024: Role descriptions are being reviewed and updated. The information below is indicative.

Committee positions:

Other position descriptions:

Committee and Club Meeting Minutes

The minutes of the committee and club meetings can be found at https://wtmc.org.nz/documents/

Get Involved in Running the Club

We always need help to run the club. If you feel you’d like to help us out in any way contact us! If you are interested in becoming a committee member or supporting the club in any other capacity, please email the Secretary for more information.