The annual new members night was held on 22 Feb and was a great success with around 60 new people turning up, a large number of which signed on for trips or the Bushcraft course. I’d really like to thank all the members who came on the night and did all the work. It was awesome to see such a turnout to chat to the new people, make them feel welcome and provide encouragement to join some trips. It’s also a good reminder that sometimes an effort is required to make new people feel welcome on any club night. It can be really hard walking into a room full of strangers! From my experience talking to them it’s actually pretty cool meeting so many nice people.
Another good opportunity to show how friendly we are is on the door on club night. With the leaving of Donna (off on a Nepalese adventure) we are needing to slightly extend the door persons role to assist with tea making, (possibly) opening and closing up and speaking duties. There will be a main ‘acting’ social convenor, until the role is officially filled at the AGM, but extra help is needed to provide some flexibility in case they have other things on and need to leave earlier or come later. I run a roster for the door and am always looking for more people to help: email or come and see me at club!
I’m looking at finishing the Promotions role in April so if anyone is interested in becoming more involved in the club come and see me or any other Committee member. It’s not a hard role, it is very satisfying and is a great way of giving something back to the club.