KHC News

The Board of Directors met this week and discussed Club business.   Some brief highlights are provided here:

  • Online registration for 2015 will be enabled in the first week of November (not Nov. 1)
  • Payment of fees will through Paypal, email, or cheque (mailed).
  • Hike leaders will not be collecting forms or fees in 2015 (with the exception of Guest fees and waivers, which are infrequent).
  • Waivers will be completed on-line at the time of registration.   KHC is working with FMCBC on this initiative.
  • Registration information (including cell phone, emergency contact, email, etc. will be collected only once (with the annual member registration) and provided to hike leaders on a need-to-know-basis, respecting Privacy Laws in B.C. (not multiple times in the year).
  • Members need an email address to have a website account (we can help with this) and need to access their email from time-to-time.
  • KHC fund-raised and added a donation (a total of $200) to the Canadian Wildlife Federation.
  • The Trails Alliance continues to make good progress on the Isobel Lake Low Mobility Project (Isobel Lake 2014 Report).
  • Membership fees will stay the same for 2015, but we will see increases for couple and families in 2016.
  • Expectations for members using Sponsor/Supporter discounts will be clarified better.
  • A first aid session will be planned for hike leaders and interested members.
  • KHC now has 4 sets of radios and a Spot Device.
  • KHC is in a sound financial position.
  • Member registration will be open in November, December, and January.   Current plans are to close registration at the time with a target membership of 200.
  • Membership cards will be mailed to all members (registered/paid/waiver) after Feb. 1st.
  • Potential hike leaders for 2015 are encouraged to review a document on the website – Standard Operating Procedures (link).
  • The website is substantially complete, but refinements will be added as volunteer time permits.   A hosting account has been established for 3 years.
  • A fall social is planned.
  • The photo contest runs from October 1st to November 1st.  More information.
gregs lodgepoleGreg’s photo contest entry – Lodgepole Lake area

Doug Smith

Retired now, I get into the outdoors most days to hike, paddle, camp, run, snowshoe, or explore. Some of my activities involve more difficult routes, but a few are also suitable for moderately fit people who like a bit of a challenge. Since I am out several times a week, I post one (or two) event(s) each week and I invite a small group of like-minded people to join me. Kamloops Trails