Welcome to my first column as President. Thank you to all of the people who supported me at the AGM. It is a privilege to serve as President of the WTMC. I would like to acknowledge the hard work of the previous President (Maj-Britt) and Committee for their service over the last couple of years. I would also like to acknowledge Tony G who also offered to serve as President. Having more than one nominee for President really stimulated interest in the AGM and helped contribute to the good turnout at the AGM (the largest turnout for many years).
The new Committee is getting to grips with their roles and duties but will it take some time for everyone to get up to speed.
One change that you will notice is that there is now a roster of people who will be hosting Club nights. Instead of one person hosting the fortnightly meetings we now have a team of people who will take it in turns to host meetings. This will reduce the workload on any particular person.
We have an excellent schedule of trips coming up in the next few months and there have been successful trips to the Ruapehu area, Matiu/Somes Island and the South Island. I love getting outside in the autumn and I encourage you all to sign-up for a trip (or two or three).
I would also like to remind all Club members that the WTMC operates in an environment of respect, trust and dignity amongst members. Any behaviour that is offensive, humiliating, aggressive or threatening is not acceptable in the Club. For more information about this please see the WTMC policies document (https://wtmc.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/WTMC-Policies-Revised-04-Sep-2018.pdf)
See you in the hills!