We had a very enjoyable occasion celebrating the 50th birthday of Tahurangi Lodge at the Camp house on Monday of Queens Birthday weekend. More than fifty members, both past and present had a lovely lunch and reminisced about many happy times spent on the mountain. Glen had a brilliant selection of photos on display and we celebrated with the usual delicious cake. Thanks to everyone who came along and helped to make this such a special occasion.
We also took this opportunity for George Mason to tell us about the Axe that he has donated to the club which is now mounted on the wall at Tahurangi Lodge (copy included in this newsletter).
FMC Membership cards are now available for those who would like one. In the past we have mailed these out individually, but many members tell us they have no use for them. Given that this is a fairly costly and time consuming exercise, we have decided on a different approach this year. If you would like an FMC Membership card, please email the treasurer:
firstname.lastname@example.org and Andrew will get one in the post to you.
Alternatively I will also have a supply at club night. Your FMC Card provides valuable discounts on DOC’s Annual Hut Pass and at many outdoor retailers including Bivouac, Gearshop and Macpac. Click the link below to find out more: http://www.fmc.org.nz/discount-card/
Just an update on current Exec members – Glen Hodges has resigned from the role of Secretary in order to devote more time to the TACR team. After having several offers of assistance to fill this role, we are pleased to advise that Conrad Murray is our new Secretary.
For those of you who are unable to get to club night to pick up the latest FMC Backcountry publication, you may be interested in reading it online. There is usually a delay of a couple of weeks until an issue appears online: