October 2023

Meeting held Mon.7th Oct 2023

Our meeting opened with Jenny welcoming members and our guest speaker Jan Finlayson executive member and past president of F.M.C.Jan talked about the role of F.M.C.and how it advocates for tramping clubs and others.F.M.C.(Federated Mountain Clubs) was founded in 1931 to protect public interest in the mountains and back country.
Some of the things they are involved in are Tenure reviews,concession applications, crown pastoral issues,overseas investments, legislative changes pertaining to recreation and conservation access.It also supports Trusts and provides outdoor education opportunities.lobbying the government  on our behalf is an ongoing job also.At the moment the classification of Stewardship land is the big project for F.M.C. We were impressed with the amount of work they do behind the scenes.
Trip Reports
Sailors Cutting to Benmore Dam 8 people on this walk Good weather and good views.
Trotters Gorge Dave’s Track working bee.Good days work on the track and some track markers were also installed .
Wednesday Walkers gave their report
Up and Coming Trips
White Horse Waimate
Labour Weekend Trip to Glenorchy 
Meeting Closed with a cup of tea at 8.50p.m.