All Club meetings, meets and activities are now cancelled until further notice.
Linda e-mailed the Committee yesterday to ask for their views on how the Club should respond to the Coronavirus crisis. Replies show that we are all thinking the same, particularly after the latest advice from the PM, COBRA and the NHS that people should avoid “non-essential” contact with others and should avoid “gatherings”.
We have decided, therefore, to follow that advice, so this means that all Club meets and activities are now cancelled until further notice: Monday evening Open meetings, both indoor and outdoor, day meets, weekend meets, social meets and Committee meetings. We will continue to monitor the situation and the advice given and e-mail again when there are any important updates.
Coincidentally, the fire station had contacted Bob Railton to inform him that they had taken the decision to close the premises to clubs and groups for the time being, so our last indoor Open Meeting and Members’ Night on 6th April would have been cancelled anyway
We are very sorry to give you this news, especially as we are just coming into the best and fullest part of our year’s programme which so many of us look forward to and enjoy. So many good things may be missed in the weeks and possibly months to come, but they are insignificant beside the present crisis, and the hills will always be there for another time.
While this uncertain and difficult situation continues and evolves, I think that many of us may well make our own arrangements to go out into the hills and will enjoy stretching our legs and escaping into the fresh air and open spaces.
We in the Committee wish you all the best in this difficult time to come and we hope you all stay safe and well. And let’s hope, too, that the Club can resume normal activities again before too long!
Meantime, please don’t lose touch during our enforced separation. Let us know if your have been out and about in the hills, or even out and about somewhere nice on the flat! Some of the oldies are not on Facebook, so send Colin your photos and comments and he’ll put them on the Club website.
Bon courage! ( A very apt French expression.)
At the recent AGM the following fees for the new year were agreed:
Full Member : £28 (or £12 if Mountaineering Scotland membership fee paid directly or via another Club)
Associate Member : £12
Junior Member: £12
The new fees are up slightly from last year (£25 to £28 and £11 to £12). This is due to an increase in fees payable to Mountaineering Scotland and a small increase to be retained by the Club. Members are asked to arrange payment ASAP either via BACS or by cash or cheque handed over to Steve Wilson, Treasurer. If paying by BACS, please add reference of "Surname-Fees".
Meet Cancelled. The booking has been transferred to a 2 night weekend of Friday 10th - Sunday 12th September.
Steve will be touch with those already booked to see if you want a refund or transferred to the new date.
Contact Debbie & Brian for latest availability and prices at firstname.lastname@example.org.