Dawn Wall – additional tickets available


The film Dawn Wall is showing in Southampton and has seen such interest that they have made more tickets available.

Take a look at the web site for more details but be quick … 


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October Committee meeting minutes

Hi all RoCs members. The minutes of the October committee meeting have been posted on the website under the “Members” tab- “Committee meetings”-“2018 October” for all to read, to see what we have been discussing about RoCs.

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RoCs Facebook page

The Outdoor climbing page has not been used for some time, so we have decided to remove it, and we will now use the RoCs group Facebook page for arranging ad-hoc day trips and reminders for weekend trips as well as for other social events plus posts about who is climbing where at one of the climbing walls more than we do at the moment, due to a change in the way people communicate socially. The page is a Secret one, so only current RoCs members can see it, and post messages or respond to events posted on it, so it is very secure. At the moment not all RoCs members are using the page (or even using Facebook at all.)

If you are a Facebook user, but do not have access to the page, you may well be missing out on information about meets, social events and day trips etc. To get access to the RoCs group Facebook page, contact Mark Griffiths and he will add you as a user. If you wish to be able to see all our information, and are not yet a Facebook user, create a Facebook account and contact Mark to be added to our group page.

We will still be using our Website for details of weekend meets, signing up for meets and all things to do with The BMC, indoor climbing dates and venues and RoCs News information, so still keep checking the RoCs website as well as the Facebook page.

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RoCs AGM notice

Hi all RoCs members.
Romsey Climbers will be holding the RoCs AGM at Calshot climbing wall in the Boothman room on Friday November 16th starting at 8-00 pm. The AGM usually only lasts to about 9-30 pm and then we retire to the cafe for a drink and a chat.
Prior to the AGM, we also invite all members to join us at Calshot for a climb from 6-00 pm to 8-00 pm. Put this date in your diary and please support us by attending the AGM, even if you can not climb with us that evening.
The AGM is a low key friendly meeting with not too much to discuss, other than closing the years outstanding business from the previous committee meetings (usually a very quick event!), voting in the new committee for 2109, and discussing any points raised by attending members. This is your chance to tell us of any ideas or thoughts you have with the way RoCs is run.
If any RoCs club member wishes to stand for one of the committee roles, can you please let me know so that I can put forward the proposal. The existing committee members will be asked if they wish to continue in their roles for 2019 at the next committee meeting in October.
The AGM is also an ideal time to renew your RoCs membership for 2019. It is still only £20 (Cash or Cheque only) for the year including your Club membership with the BMC, starting in January 2019. We hope you all will be renewing and I would really appreciate it if you can renew either at the AGM if you are attending, or certainly before the 31st December 2018. We require a new renewal form each year for our records, and so that we can accurately update the BMC details that the BMC hold as part of your BMC Club membership.
I also have to remind you that any club member who does not renew their existing membership by the 31st January 2019, will incur an extra £5 admin fee on top of the £20 membership fee if they then decide to renew after that date. We are expected to submit all our new membership to the BMC by February and it creates a lot of extra admin work for us and the BMC if that is not achieved.
If you are not wishing to renew your membership with RoCs for next year, please let me know so that I can remove you from our records and mailing list for 2019. This will also mean you loose your BMC Club membership for 2019.
Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the AGM. Pete
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Next day trip – August 26th

Hi club members, the “Beginners” day trip on Sunday August 26th is now at Fairy Cave Quarry. This trip is suitable for all levels of climbers, not just for those new to outside climbing as there are routes of all grades there. John Horton is organising this, and so far there are only 3 members attending. If you fancy a day out on rock for the bank holiday, post on the meets page on the website so that John can see who is going, so that lift sharing can be maximised as the parking at the quarry is very limited. An ideal venue for those newer members who wish to experience real rock!!

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RoCs new garments order

Hi all RoCs members. In case you missed the e-mail from Trevor, we will be ordering  a selection of garments with our Logo on. As we have many newer members since the last order, we hope many people will be placing an order. We have found a new supplier who is willing to print off  garments individually, once we have placed one bulk order. We need to get this going soon, so we ask anyone who wishes to order a T shirt, a Polo shirt or a Sweatshirt with a hoody, to do so with Trevor before the end of August. If you have lost the E-mail and wish to place an order, please contact me and I will send you the details on what to do. Pete

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June Committee meeting minutes published

Hi to all club members. If you wish to read the minutes of the June committee meeting to see what was discussed and decided on, log into the “Members” tab using your password and look under “Committee meetings” and pick June 2018 in the list.

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GDPR policy

The new General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect today on the 25th May 2018. Here at Romsey Climbers (RoCs) we take the privacy of our members data seriously and will only use your personal information for club administration purposes and for communicating with you about your membership. Only the official Club Committee members will be able to access your details. More information about how we look after your data can be found in the club rules and the New Members welcome pack issued to all new members of Romsey Climbers. RoCs Privacy Policy can be found on this website under the  “Join RoCs” tab.

As a BMC-affiliated club we will provide your name, contact details and date of birth to the BMC to administer your membership of the BMC including your combined liability insurance cover. The BMC will use your data to communicate with you about your membership. The BMC will contact you to invite you to create a ‘Member Profile’ which, amongst other things, allows you to set and amend your privacy settings. More information about how the BMC uses data can be found at www.thebmc.co.uk/privacy. We will never share or sell your data without your prior permission.

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Dartmoor meet in June

Hi guys, the Dartmoor meet will be on us soon and I need to provisionally book places at the campsite very soon, to ensure we have some pitches. Usually they let us share two or three pitches together, depending on numbers, and charge us a rate per person. At the moment there are 5 people on the list so I have reserved 2 pitches, hopefully with the possibility of increasing it to 3 pitches if more people wish to come. See the meets page for full details about this meet.

The people so far who have posted they are attending are:-

Myself, Helen, Charlotte, Matt and Patrick.

If any members wish to join us we will be there Friday to Sunday (2 nights camping). Please mail me or post on the meets page for Dartmoor your intention to attend and what nights you will be camping. If you prefer to use a Pod or caravan, please also contact the campsite direct as you will need to book this yourself and pay a deposit to the campsite. If you are camping, just let me know and I will include you in the numbers when I make the camping booking. Pete



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Peaks Trip in April

The next weekend trip is in April to the Peaks. If you wish to attend and have not already posted on the meets page, please do so, and I will add you to the list. I will need to also know if you are camping, which nights, and what days and times you will be traveling up and down, to arrange car sharing. I will be provisionally booking places at the campsite next week to ensure we get in this year. Pete

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