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January 2019
Tuesday 1st
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Tuesday 8th
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Tuesday 15th
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Wednesday 16th
7:30pm BMC Forum
Tuesday 22nd
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Tuesday 29th
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station

Come and share the adventure with the Bowline Climbing Club!
Rock climbing, bouldering, mountaineering, cycling, walking; based in the Leicester area we welcome new members, with or without experience. For more information contact: Zoe Pickering on 07709 337976 or via email.

Bowline CC - BMC Affiliation Review

E-mail sent by Zoe Pickering, Sunday, 13th January 2019 @ 8:21pm

Hello

Just a reminder that Dave Turnbull, CEO of The BMC, will be  coming to speak with us on Wednesday this week (16 January) in an open forum for all members. 

This is a very important opportunity for club members to engage with both The BMC and the club and we look forward to seeing you all there!  

We will be in the upstairs room at the Black Horse in Aylestone, start time 19.30. There will be chips! 

Best regards 
Zoe Pickering - Chair

Bowline CC - BMC Youth Climbing Series - Volunteers needed

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Monday, 7th January 2019 @ 1:22pm

Hi Bowliners,

As you are hopefully already aware a number of club members are also volunteers with the BMC. The BMC Youth Climbing Series Competition (Midlands and Peak area) is taking place over the next few months. We are looking for keen climbers/boulderers to volunteer as judges for the competition. This is a great opportunity to help support a new generation of climbers, and see some really impressive bouldering/climbing skills.

Some familiarity with bouldering/climbing competitions would be an advantage. But if you don't feel confident judging we are also looking for some volunteers to help with competitor registration and collating the results.

The 1st round takes place on Saturday 12th January at The Depot Climbing Centre in Birmingham from 10am to 5pm. If you can help all day that would really great, but any time you can spare could be helpful.

Contact the Midlands Area Youth Co-ordinator - Claudia Sarner - claudiasarner@hotmail.com

Kind regards,

Andy

BMC Forum

  • Wednesday, 16th January 2019 at 7:30pm
    Location: Blackhorse Pub, Aylestone

    Following our recent membership survey, just over half the responses received indicated wish to…

    • 2 people attended

Bowline CC - BMC Affiliation Review

E-mail sent by Zoe Pickering, Saturday, 22nd December 2018 @ 9:35am

Hello

At the 2018 Bowline Climbing Club AGM the club committee was asked to review the club's affiliation to the BMC. The Terms of Reference document for this review can be found in the Committee and General meeting minutes section in the members area of the club website.

As part of the affiliation review we have been looking at the key services that we obtain from the BMC. Of particular importance to the club is the insurance cover we obtain from the BMC, which includes civil liability cover for all club members across a wide range of activities, cover for club members working on our club hut, and insurance for the hut itself. We have been unable to identify any alternative providers who are prepared to provide the same cover to us as an independent organisation. It goes without saying that we would not be able to operate responsibly as a club and a registered society without this cover.

We have also conducted a membership survey to the BMC. Just over half the responses received indicated either a need to understand our affiliation in more detail, or a wish to engage with the BMC to explore areas of concern more fully. In response to this, the CEO of the BMC, Dave Turnbull, is coming to speak with us in an open forum for all club members. This is a very important opportunity for club members to engage with both the BMC and the club.

In order to ensure we make an informed proposal to you all regarding our affiliation to the BMC we would strongly encourage all members to attend the forum.

The venue for the forum will be the The Black Horse pub in Aylestone. We'll be in the upstairs function room starting at 19:30 on Wednesday 16th January 2019, there will be chips!

Following the forum we will be drafting a motion, to be voted on by all club members at our AGM in March, regarding our affiliation to the BMC. We'd really like to consider as much input from members as possible before drafting the motion. If you are unable to attend the forum but have some feedback for us please send an email to the chair (Zoe Pickering).

Best regards

Zoe Pickering - Chair

Bowline CC - What's on!

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Thursday, 13th December 2018 @ 7:03pm

Hi Bowliners,

Welcome to this week's "What's on", letting you know what's happening over the next 7 days, plus any announcements from the club.

PLEASE NOTE - This is the last "What's on" for 2018. We'll be back in the New Year on the week commencing 7th Jan.

Club meets this week:

Announcements:

  • White Hall Outdoor Pursuits Centre - Did you ever do a course at White Hall Outdoor Pursuits Centre near Buxton?  Do you have memories that you could share with others? If you did, then Dan Riley at Derbyshire Children's Services would be interested in hearing from you. Dan has lottery funding to develop a People's History of the Centre. Contact Dan via email - My.whitehall@derbyshire.gov.uk. His project is described online here.   

Bowline CC - What's on!

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Wednesday, 5th December 2018 @ 1:04pm

Hi Bowliners,

Welcome to this week's "What's on", letting you know what's happening over the next 7 days, plus any announcements from the club.

Special announcement - The club hut is now available to be used again after the recent refurbishment works. Sporting new insulation, a raised ceiling in the lounge, new electrics and plumbing for the lounge and bedroom, new flooring, and a fresh lick of paint the hut is now better than ever. Of course this doesn't all happen by magic, a very big thanks goes to Paul Parker who has spent many many days at the hut to get this done (and Paul's brother Tommy who is not a club member but has spent 7 days helping Paul at the hut). And of course the club members who helped out with clearing out the hut, decorating, and reinstalling all the furniture and fittings, a big thanks to you all!

Club meets this week:

Announcements:

  • BMC Organisational Development Group (ODG) - The BMC wants to hear from you! There's now a website where you can find all the documents relating to the work the ODG has done so far, and you can comment on each document and article. Find out more on the BMC website.
  • Cademan bouldering guide - There is a fresh update to the Cademan woods bouldering guide. Great to see development of bouldering in the local area, check out the latest guide here.

Bowline CC - The 33rd Charnwood Hills Race - Your Club needs YOU!

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Monday, 3rd December 2018 @ 11:43pm

Hello Bowliners,

The Charnwood Hills Race is being held on Sunday 3rd February 2019 and we need volunteers to help make sure it all goes smoothly! The race is a hugely important event for the club and the income keeps your subs low and has also enabled the supercool improvements to the club hut that have recently been carried out. This is the moment where you can help support the club by volunteering a few hours of your time during the morning of the 3rd February to marshal or help out with teas and coffees.

For the race to run safely, we need at least 45 marshals at a variety of points along the race course. You will need to be in position for around 3 hours, and in return for your trouble you will receive free tea or coffee back at the school hall, a goody bag with a sandwich and cake and a free pint should you care to come to pub with us afterwards. You also need to be good at clapping, cheering and generally being encouraging - there's always a good atmosphere out on the course. To volunteer, please contact Zoe Pickering via thechairman@bowlineclimbingclub.co.uk as soon as possible.

We also need 6 volunteers to help with the teas and coffees in the school hall, three of whom need to be at the school for 7am, and three  for an 8am start. To volunteer for this job (first come first served so get in quick!) please email Lisa Mackenzie at lisamackenzie8@gmail.com.

Thank you for your help!

Free Solo screening at The Phoenix

  • Saturday, 22nd December 2018 at 8pm
    Location: Phoenix cinema, Leicester

    Club members are booking tickets for the screening of 'Free Solo' at the Phoenix cinema in…

    • 2 people attended

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