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Berkshire Bash 2020 - Annual Meeting

The Berkshire Bash, the Berkshire Chapter's annual business meeting, will be held online via Zoom on Friday, November 6, 2020, starting at 6:30 p.m.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please click this link to register.

AGENDA:

Date: 
Friday, November 6, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Berkshire Chapter Executive Committee 2021

The chapter Executive Committee ("ExCom") is the top level of chapter volunteer leadership. Elected annually, the Executive Committee consists of four Officers plus the chairpersons of all standing committees.

Below is the Executive Committee slate for 2021.

Chapter Officers - 2021

Chair: Brant Cheikes
Vice Chair: Heather Wyman
Treasurer: Tricia O'Neil Hanrahan
Secretary: Ashley Warner

Mountaineering 101: The Basics for Beginners

Mountaineering 101: The Basics for Beginners

By: Leah Brodsky, Social Media Editor

Should the Berkshire Chapter Change its Name?

Western Massachusetts region

We need your feedback now.

We are asking our members to share your thoughts on a potential chapter name change.

Volunteer-led Activities to Resume after June 22nd

Although the COVID 19 pandemic is by no means over, AMC and the Berkshire Chapter are applying careful evidence-based risk management practices to chart a path forward for volunteer-led outdoor activities to resume safely. 

On June 22 we will begin offering volunteer-led activities in small groups employing social distancing measures. Group size will be capped at ten (10) participants including leaders. Activity leaders are receiving training on new trip safety protocols and procedures. 

Appalachian Trail Volunteer Opportunities

Appalachian Trail Volunteer Opportunities

By: Leah Brodsky, Social Media Editor

The Women of Paddling

The Women of Paddling

By: Leah Brodsky, Social Media Editor

The Berkshire chapter is blessed to have many strong female leaders within its volunteer ranks. This year, two of our officers are women (our vice chair and our treasurer), and women lead our Bicycling, Outings, and Paddling committees. In fact, the chapter’s paddling operation has recently been revitalized thanks to the enthusiastic leadership of three amazing women: Mary Therese Durr, Bonna Wieler, and Dee Dice.

History of the Northwest Cemetery

History of the Northwest Cemetery

By: Leah Brodsky, Social Media Editor

Paddling 101: How To Pick a Boat

Paddling 101: How To Pick A Boat

By: Leah Brodsky, Social Media Editor

Paddling is a fun and exciting activity. You want to be out on the water more. But how do you pick the right boat for you? This how-to article focuses on the selection of a boat and the different factors that go into the decision-making, including: location, materials, and size. In the last section of this article, there is a list of a few different boat options with their specifics.

Location

The most important factor of picking a boat is where you will be boating.

Online Refresher Training for Chapter Activity Leaders

As restrictions ease up across Massachusetts, the AMC Berkshire and Worcester Chapters are teaming up to offer a series of online refresher seminars for current activity leaders.

Date: 
Repeats every week every Thursday 8 times.
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 7:00pm
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 7:00pm
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 7:00pm
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 7:00pm
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:00pm
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 7:00pm
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 7:00pm
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 7:00pm

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