Dear HMC members
Before we all settle into our festive holidays, tucking into mince pies and turkey dinners, there will be the opportunity for HMC members to meet up one last time before the New Year to raise a glass and toast to the many excellent and safe adventures we have had this year.
We are meeting at the Ye Olde Fighting Cocks pub in St Albans (reputed to be the oldest pub in Britain) at 8pm on Saturday 19 December. Everyone is welcome; past and present members as well as partners. This is a way to meet new members and discuss all the fun we had in the past year and up coming trips.
I hope that you have had an excellent year of adventures over 2015 and are looking forward to gettig out into the hills in 2016. As of the 1st January, your HMC subscription will be due in order to continue your existing membership of the club.
The HMC membership fee from the start of 2016 will be £22. The new membership fee covers the BMC subscription fees and will also help the club to maintain a healthy financial position to continue to support future events.
If you are renewing your membership for 2016, fees can be made by:
– e-bank transfer to the HMC account (SC 20-74-09) (AC 90371467) – please notify the treasurer by email
– sending a cheque made payable to the Hertfordshire Mountaineering Club (not HMC) to the treasurer or secretary.
– cash given to committee members at the pub socials.
Please note that if any of your contact or address details have changed over the last 12 months, please complete a HMC membership form providing your new details and send it to the Secretary together with your membership fee. Membership forms can be downloaded from here http://www.thehmc.co.uk/membership/
A window of three months is open to renew your membership until 31 March to coincide with the HMC’s requirement to update subscription fees to the BMC each quarter. Please note that in order to receive your Spring edition of the BMC magazine, Summit, please renew your membership by the end of February 2016.
As a demonstration of support for our mountain rescue services in 2016, the HMC is offering the option to make an additional discretionary contribution of £3 as part of the membership renewal which will be given to a nominated mountain rescue charity. The contribution will be entirely optional. If you wish to make a contribution please add £3 to your membership fee.
We look forward to seeing you all return for another great year of adventure in the mountains.
DON’T FORGET – our first trip in 2016 is planned for the Seathwaite in the Lake District on the weekend of the 8-10 January. This is a great event and it would be great if the HMC can show support for the people of the Lake District given the recent weather impacts.
Hope to see you on Saturday 19 December at 8pm at the Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, St Albans