HiTAC August 2018

President’s Desk

First up this month is to advise that a date has been set for the 2019 Open Climb. Mark your diaries for Saturday 16 February, with a reserve date of Sunday 17 February. If anyone is fielding inquiries you can let people know that bookings will open on our website from early December. We will hold the Open Climb induction at the October club night, to be accompanied by a mountaineering movie of Glen’s selection.

IMPORTANT NOTICE – Planning is well underway for the Downstairs Upgrade of Tahurangi Lodge. Locker holders – you will need to empty and clean your locker by 30 September. All lockers to be left UNLOCKED. There will be restricted access to the Lodge during October and November whilst the renovations are taking place. We will also be calling for Volunteers to assist with a variety of tasks associated with the Upgrade. If you are keen to help, watch out for notices in HiTac and on Facebook from September onward. Please see the Update Notice below, for full details of the limited access, new lockers, volunteer tasks and further information about this major club project.

I hope you’ve all called in to Macpac to get your tickets for the NZ Mountain Film Festival presentation on Wednesday 1 August at Event Cinemas, which takes the place of our August club night. As usual Joelle has done a fantastic job organising a selection of movies from the Wanaka event.

Hope to catch up with club members at the Pot Luck dinner and Movie night to be held at Tahurangi Lodge this Saturday 28 July. Glen has organised a great selection of movies and typically you can expect to enjoy some culinary masterpieces!

Elaine Sinton

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