October 2017 Board Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors

Mountaineering Club of Alaska


6 PM

BP Energy Center

Roll Call

Stephen Austria (Director) - Not Present

Ralph Baldwin (Director)- Present

Jennifer Duford (Director) - Not Present

Nathan Hebda (Director) - Present

Cory Hinds (Past President) - Present

Brian Miller (Treasurer)- Not Present

Max Neale (Secretary)- Present

Charlie Sink (President)- Present

Katie Strong (Vice President)- Present


Max Neale

President’s Report

Nothing new to report.

Committee Reports

Vice President (Katie)

?      Nathan Hebda is presenting next week at the general meeting

?      We’ll likely do the Backcountry Film Festival in February and another fundraising event over the winter

?      Katie will coordinate presentations on the Eklutna and Bomber traverses


Treasurer (Brian Miller)

?      Board has agreed to give members the option to select one-time annual memberships or recurring annual memberships. The objective with recurring memberships is to simplify the renewal process.

?      Board has agreed to raise the family membership dues by $5 (from $25 to $30). This will generate approximately $1200 in additional revenue and help to increase equity among individual memberships (currently $20 per year) and family memberships (currently $25 per year).


Secretary (Max)

?      Max volunteered to create new welcome signs for all huts

?      Max will plan an event at the rock gym


Huts (Cory)

?      Max will volunteer to create new welcome signs for the huts

?      Board will consider creating a hut maintenance schedule and taking steps that foster a culture of caretaking at the huts



?      Nathan will step down from the Board but will continue to assist with training and mentorship


Parks Advisory (Jennifer + Ralph)

?      Ralph will host an MCA booth at an outdoor event in Palmer, Saturday 10/14/2017


Hiking and Climbing (Ed Smith)

?      Nothing new to report


Library (Charlotte Foley)

?      Nothing new to report

New Business


?     The Awards Committee is considering giving a Lifetime Member Award to someone. Details to come in the coming months.


Election Nominating Committee

?     The Nominating Committee has requested nominations and identified individuals who are interested in running for various positions.

Time and location of next meeting

11/06/2017, 6 PM, Charlie Sink's house. Please email secretary@mtnclubak.org for directions.

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