Our Volunteers

The club couldn’t run without all our volunteers! The committee is supported by over 30 volunteers working behind the scenes on a regular basis.

There is a lot to do and we always need help. Every bit helps share the load. If you are interested in supporting the club, please contact the Secretary for more information.

Vice president: supporting volunteers

Paua Hut MaintenanceRon CanhamResponsible for regular maintenance at Paua Hut
Paua Hut BookingsIrina WinsleyManage online bookings at Paua Hut
Mountain House ShelterAndrew McLellanResponsible for regular maintenance at the Mountain House Shelter,
including liaising with DOC as needed
Greater Wellington Backcountry NetworkJohn DugganLiaise GWBN and identify opportunities for WTMC to support maintenance activities in the Wellington region.

Treasurer: supporting volunteers

Treasurer supportBeverley Holder
Aria Hart
Support the Treasurer with accounts, financial statements,
investment, refunds etc

Chief Guide: supporting volunteers

Assistant Chief Guide
Jamie Hawkins-ElderSupport the Chief Guide as required, including trip planning,
organising traning and responding to queries
Alpine CoordinatorsJon Keyzer
Anne de Ferron
Oversight of club alpine trips
Ashleigh Matheson
Eoin Lynch
Coordinate transport, including ferry or vehicle bookings.
Share the load with others (e.g. one month on, one month off)
Emergency Contact Coordinator
Sarah FisherCoordinate a roster of emergency contact volunteers for every weekend
Van MaintenanceTony StephensResponsible for ensuring the van is appropriately maintained
and safe to drive
Van CleaningAlistair StronachResponsible for regularly cleaning the van
Families Group
Fiona MillingtonCoordinate Families trip
Gear Custodians
Anna Spencer,
Dan Nicholson,
Natasha Harris,
+ vacant
Take turns on Wednesday evenings to enable gear pick-up/drop off

Lodge Convenor: supporting functions

Lodge SubCommitteeBrian Goodwin
Sue Walsh
Tony Gazley
AJ Esler
Paul Vickers
Support the Lodge Convenor to maintain and run the Lodge.
Meet monthly, develop policies and participate in decision making
for matters that relate to the Lodge.
Lodge Maintenance OfficerRoger BolamIdentify needs for maintenance and arrange repairs as needed
Food Officer
+ Assistant
Rene van Lierop
+ vacant
Ensure that food orders and deliveries through the winter season
are managed smoothly
Lodge Bookings
AJ Esler,
Paul Vickers
Take turns to manage online bookings for the Lodge: answer queries,
prepare bunk allocations, manage refunds etc.
Lodge Hosts(tbc)Stay at the lodge for a period of time, welcome visitors and
ensure everything goes smoothly during their stay
Lodge Volunteers(tbc)Help with lodge maintenance and refurbishments,
annual deep-clean, annual food resupply etc.
Lodge PromotionsTony GazleyPromote lodge activities via our social media accounts and website

Liaison Officer: supporting volunteers

Membership Officer
David BakkerResponsible for onboarding new members and
ensuring membership fees are paid
Technology Officer
Juan Rada-VilelaEnsure and improve the operation of our technology platform and related services so that our volunteers and visitors can enjoy a platform that is easy, fast, and reliable to use.
Irina WinsleyUpdates to the website
Social ConvenorTony StephensCoordinate hosts for club nights
Club night hostsDebbie Mellor
Jo Lonsdale
Megan Sety
Take turns to welcome people on Club nights: open the club hall,
prepare tea and biscuits, welcome speakers, etc
Club talk rosterMegan SetyArrange speakers and presentations for Club nights
Social MediaMegan Sety
Tony Gazley (Lodge)
Communicate about past and future club activities
via our social media accounts and website.
Newsletter Editor
Jacqui BozokyEdit and publish trip reports and other articles on the Club website
MailoutsJan Goodwin
Prepare and mailout FMC cards, backcountry magazines
and other communications as needed
Club StatsSteve KohlerCollect trip statistics for club trips and other activities