MCA General Meeting Minutes
March 21, 2012
Library: The MCA library has been in storage and not very accessible for a number of years. We pay monthly storage fees. The board has decided on a timeline to mid-summer for finding a new home or its disposition. Volunteers are encouraged to help Brian Aho inventory the library. Organizations who may be interested in housing the collection will expect some idea of its size and content. Please volunteer if you would be willing to store the library in a place accessible to MCA members.
Equipment: Troy Rhodes, who has generously stored the club’s equipment for years, is moving. MCA has rented another storage unit where the library is stored. While there is a cost, equipment should be more easily accessible for trip leaders and training instructors.
Trips: Greg Bragiel’s Eklutna Traverse trip has a waiting list. Vicky Lytle is seeking volunteers to lead another Eklutna Traverse trip. Greg Bragiel and a representative from American Heritage Girls, a Christian group of high school-age girls, asked for trainers of basic rock climbing. Instructors are needed for 2 or 3 days during July 6-15, 2012.
Training: Upcoming basic winter mountaineering seminars are being planned for glacier travel & crevasse rescue, winter camping, nutrition, navigation, and equipment. Visit the MCA website. There was interest in Greg Bragiel’s idea of a beginner’s summer mountaineering school.
General: Carlene Van Tol will be deleting inactive MCA members from the Listserve.
Slide Show Presentation by Ralph Tingey: “Winter Climbing in the Desert” highlighted rock climbing in the southeast Utah desert and other places as well as a few slides of the Tetons.