Committee Meeting Minutes 24th of January 2011

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Minutes of the FMC Committee Meeting held on Monday 24th January 2011

Held at the Conservative Club, Kirkham


Present. Clive Bell, Martin Dale, John Wiseman, Chris Bell, Andy Hird, Alan Lovett, Tom Knowles, Kevan Ebbrell.

Apologies. Darren Hartley, Mike Howe, Christine Moylan, Caroline Webb, Andy Dunhill, Mick Dugdale, Tony Mitchell.


This meeting was called to commence work on the 2011/12 Syllabus and therefore the normal business of the Committee meeting was suspended with the exception of the following matters.


Matters arising from and acceptance of the minutes of the previous meeting.

There were no matters arising and the minutes of the meeting held on 10/01/11 were accepted.


Secretary’s Report. 

·        The BMC had sent out a notice advising that this year they had been asked by Sport England to bring forward the application for funding process for Section B – Mountaineering Equipment, and that the closing date for funding applications was 18th of March. The notice has been forwarded to all Committee members.

·        A letter has been received from the High Country Trekking Company of Kathmandu, Nepal. The letter explained that the company was owned and staffed by Sherpa people and advertised their services in organising expeditions etc. Kev will endeavour to pass on the information to the general membership.


Membership Secretary’s Report.

·        Martin presented an application for Full membership from Mary Aspin and an application for Introductory membership from Laura Moran. The Committee accepted both applications.


Any Other Business.

·        Clive reported that he had been contacted with regard to a Malta climbing guidebook. Martin stated that he would deal with the matter if Clive forwards him the message.


The next committee meeting will be held at Kirkham Conservative Club, 20.00 hours on Monday 28th of February 2011.  


  Minutes compiled by Kevan Ebbrell.

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