FMC Committee Meeting 15.9.14- Outstanding Action Report

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FMC Committee Meeting 15.9.14- Outstanding Action Report







Officers to write job descriptions in time for next committee meeting.


Complete, Copy of Membership Secretary’s Description sent to Dave Wood on 12.1.2014. All Job Descriptions to be sent to Darren for consideration of uniform format. Sent to Darren on 12.1.2014


Darren raised the issue of whether the job descriptions should be presented in a uniform format and when this might be done. He felt that it could not be achieved before the AGM. The feeling of the meeting was that the information needed to be made available and placed on the website / sent out to members. Re-formatting could be onsidered at a later date when more time allowed.


Sent to Dave for uploading onto website. Darren will check they have been uploaded.

No standard format. Ongoing only a to get onto website –otherwise closed.




Discuss measures to increase recruitment of members.

Dave Wood

Next steps discussed at meeting on 21.10.2013.

Dave says we have done OK on Facebook and that there was one application after a social.

  • Three steps suggested by Dave:
  • Posters at wall not yet changed
  • Print cards / write to colleges saying we are around
  • Offer membership for part of year

Posters at wall to be changed for next season. Dave has  written to West View twice asking for a section of wall for the club, but West view personnel have changed. No response so far.   Dave will offer a choice of card formats – to be selected by committee members.  The focus is on FMC as a mountaineering club.






Chris stated that five year electrical testing has been done. He is waiting for risk assessment information from Andy and for PAT testing to be done.

Andy / Chris

Darren has procured the necessary HSE guidance document relating to portable electrical appliance testing. The next step is to discuss this with the hut custodians. Guidance relating to the frequency of installation tasting is still required.

  • We do not have fire escape plans at present
  • We do not have fire risk assessments at present
  • Review periods of inspection / regular regime for electrical equipment Darren stated  that we could pay someone to do this. Chris said that it needs to be moved on.


Joint action will be started after the 2 May.









Ask Dave Ball if he can move articles on the website to a public area

Darren to get in touch with Dave Ball to ensure that Dave is happy with the assistance Simon will give.

Simon Fenna has offered to assist. E-mail Simon and ask him to get involved. Dave H to get Simon and and Dace together.







Find out what is happening with regard to the wildfowlers’ projector.


Contact Alan Bell and inform Kev of progress. Darren e-mailed Alan Bell on 15 July but no response to date.






Steve to canvass opinion regarding future annual dinner on the Fylde. After some discussion on this topic the action is to book the 2015 dinner on the Fylde

Very little feedback. Steve will find a venue.







Following previous work with questionnaire and analysis Dave W to introduce and guide proposals for change though committee / sub-committee. Dave to examine which specific improvements need to be made, then look at rule changes to support these improvements.


Rule changes are needed. Dave and John will work on these.


Changes need to be in format. John thinks that we need the V.C. thinking of him/herself as potential chair. The changes need proposing separate motions. Darren stated that we need the final version to be in a format acceptable for the AGM.

Dave W






Look at the feasibility of installing a wood burning stove at Little Langdale.


Chris has examined the building regulations and there are a number of difficulties. He thinks the idea is a non-starter. There was considerable discussion as to whether this could be done, but it was decided that we would need professional advice.


Dave H. has taken over and has commissioned a report. The hearth does not need extending but a flue test is necessary. A resin liner is best. We need a competent person to conduct a smoke test.

Mike mentioned that a coal supply was available, John stated that we would need to have wood in store. Darren felt that there was no maintenance to the current bar heater. We would need to consifer the cost of installation and fuel – is it worthwhile? Rob wondered if a multifuel stove might not be better than a woodburner. John thought thatb the fire might not be required that much as people go to the pub. Dave H thought that the residual heat would eliminate dampness.






Look at costs benefits of first aid / self rescue training

Dave H

Dave will apply for a BMC grant

Self Rescue course at Plas Y Brenin June 21/2 and July 26/7 Self rescue arranged for early August then for 13/14 September.  Two courses at Plas –Y –Brenin with the club funding 50%. Darren has applied for a BMC grant. Steve and Dave W are pursuing first aid opportunities with Fylde Coast.


Dave H is to provide feedback to the committee re the benefits of self-rescue course.

Fylde Coast to offer immediate life saving and what to do in semi-remote conditions.








Look at schemes to generate money for the club


Mike will place in newsletter.






Assemble costings for new Stair roof







Feasibility of electronic locks and keys. Andy is working on obtaining a lock with a keypad with time limited access.








Consider priorities for spending money on the huts; we need medium and long term plans.

Review as a committee the list that Chris has assembled. Chris has list of priorities.

Hut Wardens and the Committee







Order new membership cards







Apply for BMC lecture opportunity

Steve /Rob

BMC inundated with applications.





Ask Kev for a summary of events at Little Langdale


Kev will summarise ‘journey’.






Action for the committee is to seek a new booking secretary.

The committee







Action to look for new newsletter editor

The committee






Write to Diane and Dave Westby







Write to Ultimate Outdoor







Format tenure rules for AGM

The Committee




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