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Register by May 15 for June 21-23 Chilliwack area hiking, socials, meetings

Meet hikers from across BC!

North Shore Hikers is a member of the Federation of Mountain Clubs of British Columbia. The Chilliwack Outdoor Club is hosting FMCBC’s 2019 annual general meeting, June 21-23. They will be billeting attendees for free, and organizing socials and hikes, as well as the meeting itself.

More info at northshorehikers.org/events/chilliwack-area-hiking-socials-meetings

Mark Latham
NSHikers Rep to FMCBC
mark@votermedia.org

North Shore Hikers Insurance

I created a summary of info about insurance that our club buys through FMCBC. If you're logged into northshorehikers.org, you can find it linked from the page FMCBC Insurance & Advocacy, which is in the NEWS submenu.

Most important point:

Our FMCBC insurance protects only against liability - not personal injuries, nor emergency rescue, nor medical costs etc, unless they are part of a successful legal claim of negligence. Only defense costs and claims settlement are covered.

Mark Latham
North Shore Hikers Rep to FMCBC

FMCBC Advocacy

From your $25 annual membership in North Shore Hikers, $8 buys liability insurance through the Federation of Mountain Clubs of British Columbia (FMCBC, or the Fed), and $10 pays for the Fed's operations, which primarily focus on advocating to the B.C. government for back-country recreation and conservation.

To let you know what advocacy work the Fed does, its Executive Director writes a monthly report to Club Reps, and I've started posting those reports on our website at northshorehikers.org/news-placeholder/fmcbc-insurance-advocacy. Logged-in members can read them via that page, which is in the News dropdown menu.

There you can also read my draft report on some problems at the Fed, including an increasing annual deficit and loss of democratic accountability to us members. Feel free to contact me with any questions, ideas etc.

Mark Latham
North Shore Hikers Rep to FMCBC
mark@votermedia.org