Club Night May 2018
The Clubs Annual Meeting saw all office holders returned for another year apart from one new committee member.
President John Chetwin reported that there had been 31 trips or events during the past year and the Clubs 40th Anniversary had been celebrated. An introduction to tramping course had been run resulting in safety skills being learnt and 7 new members joining the Club. The Herbert Forest Tracks had received regular maintenance and predator control from the Club. Subscriptions stay the same as last year.
The Introduction to Tramping course was reduced to one day with instruction in compass use and river crossings, even though it was a cold day. One instructor gave an involuntary demonstration of why it can be a bad idea to cross a river on your own!
One trip was cancelled because of adverse weather but an enjoyable bike and tramping weekend in the Twizel area was had.
Wednesday Walkers walked roads and bike trails in the Weston area, the Benmore Walkway with autumn colours, Dome Hills to the Big Rock, Kinbyron Station on the North side of the Waitaki River which was a new walk and the Earthquakes farm walk. 16 walkers enjoyed a guided walk down the Hollyford with a flight out to Milford.
Coming Trips are a Silver Peaks round trip, Mavora Lakes at Queens Birthday weekend and there will be a Herbert Forest maintenance day. See the “What’s on” page for details.
The evening finished with members showing pictures of the Hollyford trip, Lake Harris and Lake Wilson and a trail walk in the Rocky Mountains.