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Trip Information
Name: How to Organize BCMC Trips (Offering 7)
Starts: Tue Nov 12, 2019
Meetup: Anza Club, 6pm sharp (before BCMC Social)
Return: Tue Nov 12, 2019

Registration opens: Sun Oct 27, 2019
Event category: Instructional Program
Difficulty grade: A1  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 12

Organizer: Michelle Roy
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

What is your main reason(s) for wanting to organize trips?

What types of trips would you like to organize, e.g. ski, snowshoeing?

What is concerns do you have about being a trip organizer?

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Participant Information

Historical photo from BCMC archieveSo good we decided to do it again...

This will be a fun, informal, and interactive info session for those members who would like to know more about organizing club trips.  This session is best suited for those who have been on a few trips but haven't organized one yet, or are just starting to organize them... though all members are welcome.  As an added bonus there will be snacks.  NOTE:  If there are less than 6 signups the course will be postponed until the following month.

In preparation for this tutorial, for everyone attending who has *not* posted a trip before please familiarize yourself with the process by adding a new trip to the club schedule.  Please select a start date in October of 2020 and put the word "TEST" in the title.  It's suggested you post a "test" trip for a route you've done before and would consider redoing with a small group. That should help you with the task of adding a reasonable amount of trip description details for where the group would be going and what equipment will be required.  Also try adding some "Screening Questions" to help ensure participants have any necessary skills, e.g. AST-1, and to find out who can drive (especially if 4WD is needed or preferred).  Thank you!

During our one hour session we will attempt to include the following in our discussion:

  • How to pick a destination that you'll most likely be comfortable with.
  • How many people to take, i.e. a safe minimum and maximum.
  • Safety considerations, including club insurance coverage.
  • Club tools available to you, such as ice climbing tools.
  • An overview of the process from posting the trip to saying "goodnight".
  • The benefits of being a frequent trip organizer, e.g. Pro Deals.
  • The BCMC Trip Organizer Insurance Program and Coverage/Liability

In preparation, please review these Trip Organizer video tutorials (created in 2013?):

We look forward to meeting newer members, as well as returning members.

Other trips or events organized by this BCMC member
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Michelle Roy Grade: B1 Start: Sat 1 Jun '19
M:8, C:3, W:0
Hike in the Mission area east of Stave Lake
Michelle Roy Grade: B1 Start: Sun 26 May '19
M:8, C:4, W:0
Lower elevation springtime hike to 2nd Viewpoint and Potentially Crooked Falls
Michelle Roy Grade: A1 Start: Tue 14 May '19
M:12, C:12, W:0
1hr info session for members wanting to start/improve organizing club trips from 6-7:15pm, before BCMC Social).
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