Update from Lynn Robinson, BMC president: February 2020

Posted by Lynn Robinson on 27/02/2020
President Lynn Robinson on the BMC's stand at Kendal Mountain Festival.

BMC President Lynn Robinson provides an update on a busy and successful second half of 2019.

In addition to chairing National Council meetings and working with the Board of Directors, the ongoing work of the Organisational Development Group has made good progress thanks to regular meetings and conference calls. Important elements of this ‘behind the scenes’ work have included:

  • Chairing three National Council meetings (June, September and December 2019) and associated planning, preparation and work. In addition, we’ve held two National Council webinars (January and February) covering specific topics.
  • Ongoing detailed work with oversight of the Organisational Development Group (ODG) work streams 5 – 8 (Governance; Policy; Partnerships; Member Engagement).
  • Regular conference calls with the ODG sub-group which is developing proposals for the reconstitution of National Council.
  • Initial planning for the 2020 BMC AGM, which will be held on Saturday 13 June.
  • Working with the Board of Directors to ensure that it seeks approval or considers the views of National Council on Reserved Matters, and in partnership with the Board for the greater good of the BMC.
  • Launching the 2020 Volunteer Recognition Scheme, and continuing to work on the development of the BMC Volunteering Strategy.

I really enjoy attending BMC events and supporting the volunteers who make them happen, as well as representing the BMC at other events and meetings in which we are partners or stakeholders, and I’ve had the opportunity to attend and support numerous events, including:

  • Association of British Climbing Walls AGM and Annual Conference (June)
  • Rendezvous Haute Montagne women’s climbing meet, Langdale (July)
  • BMC British Bouldering Championships (July)
  • Black Dog Outdoors walk in Snowdonia (July)
  • Women’s Trad Festival (August)
  • BMC Gower Climbing Festival (September)
  • BMC British Lead & Speed Climbing Championships (September)
  • Glen Brittle Memorial Hut AGM (September)
  • IFSC European Climbing Championships, Ratho (October)
  • Kendal Mountain Festival (November)
  • British Association of International Mountain Leaders Annual Dinner (November)
  • IFSC European Plenary, Nuremberg (November)

For more information, read the report submitted to the December 2019 National Council meeting: President's Report

Many thanks again to everyone for their warm welcome as I’ve travelled around the country.

With best wishes,

 

Lynn Robinson, BMC president

 

Get in touch via email. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram @bmc_lynn


The winners of the 2020 BMC Volunteer Awards have now been announced! 

READ: 2020 BMC Volunteer Award winners announced

READ: Find out who last year's winners were

 

Find out more about the work that goes on behind the scenes with the BMC specialist committees:

Behind the scenes: access and conservation

Behind the scenes: clubs

Behind the scenes: equity

Behind the scenes: guidebooks

Behind the scenes: huts

Behind the scenes: international mountaineering

Behind the scenes: land management

Behind the scenes: technical equipment

Behind the scenes: training, youth and walls

Find out more about: BMC specialist committees

 

Keen to get involved with our work? Find out how you can volunteer with the BMC here

 

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