GME activity team meeting notes for 22-4-13
Meeting held at Ken Sever's Office
Keith Hampson, Ken Sever, Caroline McCann, Dan Barber, Gareth Williams, Ann Vernon, Chris Harbut.
Andrew Procter, Sue Nolan.
It was disappointing that the meeting was so poorly attended again, there was only one district rep, the rest were assessors or potential assessors.
Activities since last meeting
Winter Skills, good snow and good session, numbers could have been higher but costs were covered.
County Ski trip, another successful trip, Phil is still having an uphill struggle getting the message out to interested parties.
Stockport district climbing day, held at Awesome Walls. Over the day lots of scouts got to climb and 5 leaders gained an artificial wall climbing permit.
Workshops for 2013
Basic Hill walking fully subscribed. Theory night; Keith, Ann, Ken, Dan. Practical day; Ken, Keith, Dan, Alan
Wall Climbing 9 signed up Ken and Gareth should be OK for all 4 weeks, Caroline all but last and Keith only the first 2.
Security on steep ground, only 2 so far. Keith looks to be the only instructor available.
Scuba; The expedition Andrew was hoping to organise is not going to happen now. Andrew will be assessing a leader for his snorkelling permit in May but he is not from our county.
Leaders climbing club, this is just ticking over meeting at Awesome on Wednesdays. It is hoped to get some sessions out on rock if the weather ever improves.
Water we are in need of strengthening the water activities team as we do not have one, At the moment there is only Chris Harbut on the team and he has enough to do in his own district. It was suggested that people could try GMN or one of the many commercial providers.
County website there is still no sign of any of the issues of updating and usability being resolved. Which is not helping to get the our message out there.
There was no AOB.
Next meeting; November 11th, venue TBA