BMC AGM 17: How to come to the AGM

Posted by Kate Anwyl on 20/03/2017
Snowdonian mountains in winter. Photo: Shutterstock / Valdis Skudre

Want to visit the AGM? Join us in the heart of beautiful Snowdonia for the BMC’s annual gathering. The 2017 BMC AGM is taking place on Saturday 22 April at Plas y Brenin, the National Mountain Sports Centre in Capel Curig, North Wales. And it's not just the AGM: there are plenty of activites and dinner too.

CAN YOU MAKE IT?

The AGM starts at 11:00 on Saturday 22 April. If you are unable to attend in person, you can still make your vote count by completing the proxy voting card that is enclosed in the 85 edition of Summit.

READ MORE: BMC AGM Proxy Voting explained

WHY YOU SHOULD COME

It’s the crucial, friendly, social event for outdoor enthusiasts who are members of the BMC. Hear our plans for the future and let us know your thoughts, join us in the fantastic setting of Snowdonia for a fun weekend.
 
After we’re done with business, head off to enjoy the mountains or book onto one of the complimentary guided walks or skills sessions for members attending the AGM, with thanks to the Mountain Training Association (MTA) and the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI) for providing them. 
 
 
MTA sessions 
• Legends of Cwm Idwal guided walk (10 people max)
• The Geology Flora and Fauna of the Ogwen Valley (10 people max)
• Moel Siabod the steep way (8 people max) 
• Beginners Navigation Skills (6 people max)
• Intermediate Navigation Skills (6 people max)
• Orienteering for beginners (6 people max)
 
AMI sessions
• Scrambling skills (4 people max)
• Building belays (4 people max)
• Improvised rescue skills (4 people max)
 
PLEASE NOTE: All sessions must be booked in advance through the AGM booking form on the BMC website. All sessions are subject to maximum numbers and minimum numbers.
 
Climbers can head to Tremadog, Llanberis Pass, Cwm Idwal or Gogarth (weather dependent).

THE EVENING

We’re pleased to be able to offer a three-course evening meal to BMC members on Saturday night, entirely for free. This will be followed by celebrating BMC volunteers with the presentation of the BMC George Band Award for Exceptional Voluntary Contribution to Mountaineering.

ACCOMMODATION

All accommodation at PyB includes their hearty breakfast
 
Twin en-suite rooms (main house) are available for £36.00 per person per night based on two people sharing; bedding and towels are provided. Bunk beds with shared bathroom facilities are available for £24.00 per person per night; please bring your own sleeping bag, towel, and toiletries. 
 
Check-in:    18:00
Check-out: 10:00

BOOK: your place at the 2017 AGM now

EVENTS TIMETABLE

Friday 21 April
 
18:00 Head to the Plas y Brenin bar to relax and unwind after a busy week. The bar opens at 18:00 and will serve bar meals between 18:00 and 20:45.
21:00 Showing of BMC TV tribute to Ken Wilson “Hard Rock” with a toast to Ken, followed by slideshow and talk from BMC ambassador James McHaffie, and a selection of other BMC TV films.
 
Saturday 22 April
 
08:00-08:45 Breakfast
09:00-10:45 AGM Registration – mandatory if you wish to vote on the day
09:30-10:30 Question Time with the BMC Directors

11:00 AGM
You must have registered on the day to be able to vote, or have submitted your proxy voting card a minimum of 48 hours before the AGM starts.

AGM agenda
Agenda Item 2 – 2016 minutes
Agenda Item 3 – 2016 annual report
Agenda Item 4 – 2016 annual accounts
Agenda Item 6 - re-elections
Agenda Item 7 - elections
Agenda Item 8 - subscriptions
Agenda Item 9 - ‘no confidence’ motion

12:00 Bar open until midnight
12:30 Eat, drink then head for the hills
19:00 Three-course evening meal, followed by the presentation of the George Band Award
 
Sunday 23 April
 
08:00-08:45 Breakfast
09:30 National Council meeting am (closed meeting)
10:00 Please check-out of rooms by 10:00. Then head off for your own walking and climbing adventures in Snowdonia, fortified by the legendary Plas y Brenin breakfast. 

Welsh Weekender: the BMC AGM 2017 

Want to have your say in how the BMC is run? Join us in the heart of Snowdonia for the BMC’s annual gathering: 22 April, Plas y Brenin, Capel Curig, North Wales.

All you need to know about the BMC AGM:

Want to know what the issue is?

WHAT: What's the issue this year?

Why should you vote?

WHY: It's time to make your voice heard

How to make your opinion count:

VOTE: How you can vote by post, phone or email 

Want detailed documents and information? 

DOWNLOAD: Essential background information and documents

Need info on: AGM timings, accommodation, or activities? 

VISIT: How to visit the AGM in person

Detailed background information from the BMC president:

MORE: The BMC President's statement

 


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