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AMC COVID-19 Update: March 24, 2020

 

Effective March 24, 2020, AMC has issued the following guidance to its members and the general public:

BE OUTDOORS in the time of COVID-19: close to home, with our collective health and wellbeing as the highest priority.

PHOTO CONTEST - #BeOutdoorsOnline Heart Challenge

Send in your photos to connect and share with other families who could use a little love in these crazy times.

Winners will be selected from most original and best Earth Day-themed hearts.

WHAT TO DO: Take photos of hearts you see in your backyard, or on your local neighborhood walks.

Date: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 (All day) to Friday, May 15, 2020 (All day)

FACILITY AND PROGRAM CLOSURES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

On March 16, 2020, the Appalachian Mountain Club announced facility and program closures.

Please visit this page for details.

Please stay safe and healthy during this difficult time.

If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to email chair@amcberkshire.org.

CANCELED: WILDERNESS FIRST AID TRAINING

Effective 3/12/2020 the WFA training course is canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Please stay safe and follow all guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Date: 
Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 8:00am to Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 4:00pm

CANCELED: BERKSHIRE/WORCESTER CHAPTER LEADERSHIP TRAINING

Effective 3/12/2020 the Berkshire Chapter Leadership training course is canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Please stay safe and follow all guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Date: 
Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 4:00pm

AMC’S 144TH ANNUAL SUMMIT

AMC’s Annual Summit celebrates the people who make AMC’s mission real everyday–our dedicated volunteers! Whether you’re a lifelong member or a newcomer interested in discovering all AMC has to offer, Annual Summit is for you!

Location: Four Points by Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Norwood, Massachusetts.

Cost:  Early Bird Special - By 12/31 $40, $50 after 

Date: 
Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 8:30am

Lessons Learned from a Hiking Incident

We recently received a hiking incident report from a leader in the New York-New Jersey Chapter of the AMC. The report describes an injury that occurred on a recent hike, what happened after that injury, and the essential equipment that the hike leaders and hikers did and did not have to help them through the subsequent hours spent on the trail awaiting a rescue. Below we include the original report (names have been elided). Following the report, we offer comments including a list of 10 essentials that each hiker should carry on every hike.

Berkshire Bash 2019 - Annual Meeting

UPDATE 10/23 -- WE ARE SOLD OUT!!! WALK-INS CANNOT BE ACCOMMODATED.

The Berkshire Bash, the Berkshire Chapter's annual dinner meeting, will be held at Hadley Farms Meeting House - 1 Russell St, Hadley, MA 01035 - on Sunday, November 3, 2019.

Date: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Berkshire Chapter Mourns Karen Daniels

Karen L. (Blackburn) Daniels

The AMC Berkshire Chapter mourns the passing of Karen L. (Blackburn) Daniels. Karen was one of our finest hike leaders and a much loved member of our Tuesday hiking group, Karen passed away on Friday, August 23. We will miss Karen's kindness, her quiet leadership, her generous sharing of knowledge of the natural world and especially her friendship.

There will be a Celebration of Life service on September 4 at the Colonel Forestiere Funeral home in Agawam.

Follow this link for further details.

Appie of the Year Award

The Berkshire Chapter presents the "Appie of the Year" Award every November at its Annual Meeting.

The award recognizes outstanding sustained commitment in service and leadership in the Berkshire Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club.

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