Club Night & Annual Meeting July 2020

The Annual Meeting, having been delayed for 2 Months by the pandemic, took place at our July meeting with a full SAR room of Club members.

President Robbie Verhoef, in his Annual Report summarised the Clubs activities over the past year, with 17 day trips and 2 weekend trips. There were quite a number of trips cancelled because of unsuitable weather. A lot of work was also done in the Port Blakley Herbert Forest on track maintenance and pest control.
He commented of his wish for a more balanced way of life which is more in keeping with nature, where his grand daughter can enjoy the privileges we have had and that our special places and creatures will remain for her grand-children to enjoy.

The Treasurer reported a small surplus for the year. It was agreed to increase the amount we contribute to the Federated Mountain Clubs in recognition of the crucial advocacy work they do on our behalf.

Julian Hardy was elected the new Club President. The photo competition results were announced with Ross Milmine winning and Bronwyn McCone a close second.

Trip Reports:With the lockdown restrictions lifted, 18 trampers spent a winter wonderland weekend at Mt Cook with snow and sun producing some fantastic photos. There was also a day trip to the Tavora Reserve near Goodwood, with a beach walk and a climb around Bobby’s Head.  Puketapu was climbed on the way home.

Coming trips are to Mt. Nimrod Reserve, a weekend trip to Liverpool 

Hut, Mt. Studholme and a local mystery bike ride.

The Wednesday Walkers had day trips around Oamaru and Cape Wanbrow during level 2.  With the more relaxed level 1 rules there were trips to Hampden – Moeraki, Elephant Hill, Durden Hill and Mt. Baldie, a Ngapara farms walk and the Timaru walkway to Centennial Park.