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e-Newsletter May 2021
Welcome

The BMC AGM is being held virtually on Saturday 15 May at 9am, with a special screening of A Dream of Edwin Drummond at 8am.

Voting is underway - you should have received a voting email from Civica Electoral Services (CES), check your junk folder if you cannot find the email. Please submit your votes, or intention to vote in person via the CES portal by 12 May. Details explaining how to vote, and how to attend the AGM can be found in the articles below.

The annual BMC member satisfaction survey is also live and you can complete this here. The survey will take 5 minutes to complete and results will be presented at the AGM.

Latest BMC News
BMC AGM 2021: how to vote
This year, the BMC’s AGM is being held virtually using the platform Zoom webinar. You can join us on Saturday 15 May at 9am to have your say on the running of the BMC, from the comfort of your own home.
Guide to the Voting Portal for BMC’s AGM 2021
Civica Electoral Services (Civica) are administering all the voting for us this year: proxy voting and voting on the day of the AGM, the voting website is operated by Civica. When you receive your email from Civica (don’t forget to check your junk mail), you will be provided with two unique codes which allow you access to the voting website.
What it means to appoint the chair of the AGM a discretionary proxy
Under our articles of association, the chair of the AGM is the President, unless they are not present within 30 minutes of the AGM starting, at which point National Council members present will choose one of them to chair the AGM.
Meet the Candidates standing for Elected Positions at the AGM 2021
We have all the statements from each of the candidates standing in the various elections at the BMC 2021 AGM.
Club networks
Introducing Club Networks - a new way for clubs to be able to communicate with each other, with BMC Clubs’ Committee and with the BMC.
Paul Davies appointed new BMC CEO
The BMC is pleased to announce Paul Davies as the newly appointed CEO.
Sphagnum: reversing the fortunes of our northern moors
We take a closer look at the plant that's reversing the fortunes of the Peak District and South Pennine moors. Alice Learey from Moors For The Future investigates.
Club support: webinar programme for officers, leaders and volunteers
During 2022 the BMC will continue to deliver free webinars designed for the officers, leaders and volunteers within affiliated clubs. These will be a mixture of workshops, Q&A’s, and lectures.
Survey: Your movement matters
We've joined forces with seven of the UK’s leading walking, climbing and outdoor leisure organisations for a ground-breaking research project examining the demographics of people who go walking and climbing.
Dark knights: eight tips for night bouldering sessions
Is bouldering at night the perfect time to try your long-time project? It's true that the lower temps can mean better friction, plus you won't have to queue up for rock, but are there any issues with climbing in the dark? We highlight what's best if you're planning on cragging at night.
Clubs, Huts, Meets and current Covid-19 Restrictions
With government rules, regulations and guidance changing regularly it can be difficult for clubs to keep up with what they are allowed to do. This article summarises the BMC’s understanding of the constraints on club meets and access to huts, based on information available at the time and date of publication. Please remember to check for local changes that may affect your club or hut.
APPG discusses impact of Brexit on mountaineering
The first 2021 meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Mountaineering was held on 22 April to discuss the important topic of mountain tourism and development of mountain knowledge post-BREXIT, in particular the rights of training providers to perform short-term work in Europe and the potential impact of this on the wider outdoor education and outdoor recreation sector in the UK.
Join us for the Million Mile Mountain Clean
100,000 Volunteers x 10 Miles = 1 Million Miles. We’re working in partnership with Surfers Against Sewage cleaning one million miles of mountains, rivers, beaches and streets to protect the environment from the growing problem of plastic pollution. Join us for the biggest, most ambitious mountain clean campaign ever during the week of 15th - 23rd May.
Training Essentials: mountain skills
Get set with Training Essentials and take on your next adventure with confidence.
Training Essentials: climbing skills
Get set with Training Essentials and take on your next adventure with confidence.
No Moor BBQs: Help us extinguish disposable BBQs
Each year, moorland fires have a devastating effect on wildlife, livestock and people, and can often destroy the underlying peat that is crucial in our fight against climate change. Worldwide, peatland contains more than 550 gigatonnes of carbon, twice as much carbon as all of the world’s forests.
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