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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, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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

Our agenda is as follows:

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

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.

COVID-19 Resources for Activity Leaders

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.

The resumption of activities will occur in phases. Effective June 22, AMC is in Phase 2 of its reopening plan.

Online Refresher Training for Chapter Activity Leaders

The Berkshire and Worcester Chapter outdoor leadership instructors teamed up to provide a series of refreshers seminars for existing leaders during June and July 2020. These topics are updated with the most recent information from AMC’s Outdoor Learning Institute and the Leadership Requirements and Guidelines.

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. 

FACILITY AND PROGRAM CLOSURES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Many weeks now into the COVID-19 pandemic, our situation in the Northeast remains fluid, with states still sorting out their individual plans for easing restrictions on travel and gatherings post-Memorial Day. AMC currently intends to open most properties and programs on July 1, with exceptions noted on this page.

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.

Executive Committee Meetings

In 2020, the Berkshire Chapter Executive Committee will meet on the first Monday (even numbered months) or the second Monday (odd numbered months) of each month starting at 6:30PM, and ending by 8:00PM. 

Until further notice, all Executive Committee meetings will be held via Zoom.

2020 Meeting Schedule

Executive Committee

The chapter Executive Committee ("ExCom") is the top level of chapter leadership, representing all the committees that keep us humming.

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