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e-Newsletter September 2018

Summer is waning but thankfully it stuck around long enough for one of the best outdoor festival events we’ve ever organised with 450+ people enjoying dry conditions at Wilton last weekend. Big thanks to all the volunteers who made it happen, we’re looking forward to the next one already.

There’s an important new position at the BMC and we’re looking for the right candidate to become the Chair of our Board of Directors. The Chair will help build consensus across the organisation in a time of development and change, focusing on delivering the BMC’s future strategy and working with officials and staff to ensure the BMC remains member focused and represents the best interests of all those who climb and walk.

The Chair will have the skills, time and energy to strengthen and grow the BMC and activity as a whole. Candidates are encouraged from amongst the membership and others with a genuine interest and involvement in our work and activities.

If you’re interested, find out more and how to apply here.

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