Some short news items.

  • The KHC Board of Directors met to discuss and resolve any outstanding issues, make plans, and review progress.   A summary is provided here.
  • Some Board member duties were reshuffled for 2015.   Thanks to Anthony Stahn for taking on Webmaster’s duties.   KHC Communications was divided among three Directors.   Dave Schmidt has taken on additional administrative responsibilities.   Thanks to Sheila Powell for co-leading the Hike Leaders group with Katherine Roberts.
  • The membership cap of 200 was confirmed and will remain for 2015.   The number of members for 2016 will be set at the fall Board meeting.   A small number of special-case memberships will be addressed this month.
  • For interested non-members, the date for new registrations will probably be November 1st.   All dates/deadlines will be published to the website in the fall.
  • Extensive discussion on what to do about inactive members resulted in some decisions which will be addressed by the President in an email to all members.  The process for renewing memberships for 2016 and the timeline for admitting new members was set and will be addressed in the same email and on the website.
  • Discussion on what to do about a small number of members who consistently register for events and then cancel was also addressed for year-end follow-up.
  • A program to support new members was outlined and will be addressed at the end of the year (on the website), in place for 2016 members.
  • Hiking on trails that cross private property was discussed.   The Board will take a role in working out issues with hike leaders, as required.
  • Some minor changes to the Guest policy were made.   Changes are now reflected on the Guests page.
  • In light of member concerns over a small number of incidents when dogs have been a problem during an outing, the Board discussed procedures for the Board’s follow-up action.    These will be addressed with the dog owners, when required.   For all dog owners and hike leaders, please review the KHC Dogs Policy.
  • Smartwaiver was a successful experiment that the Board will repeat for 2016.
  • The next Board meeting will be in the fall.   If members have issues that need to be discussed, please contact a Board member (link).

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