Climb & Curry event

On Sunday 15th December we will be climbing at Gecko in the afternoon, then going onto the Curry house in Romsey for the meal. If you wish to renew your membership for 2020 and are attending this event, you can do so by handing me a renewal form and the £25 in cash, a cheque or by making a BACS payment to the RoCs bank account. I will be at Gecko form about 3 pm onwards.

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RoCs renewal for 2020

Now we are in December, you will need to pay your renewal membership fee for 2020 before the end of the year. Due to a £6 increase from the BMC, we have had to increase our membership fee by £5, so the new fee for 2020 is now £25. You can pay by cash, cheque or BACS transfer. I will be at Gecko on most Friday evenings so you can renew then, or collect your 2020 membership card if you have already renewed.

Please let me know if you do not wish to renew for 2020 so I can remove you from our data base and e mail list. Pete

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Committee members positions

At the AGM on Friday 22nd November at Calshot, we will be voting the committee members in for 2020. As well as the opportunity for any member to stand for any of the committee roles, there are some vacancies available.

We will be needing a new Membership Officer, Gear Officer and a Committee Member. We also wish to create a new role as Social Officer (to arrange any social events for the club). If you wish to stand for any of the roles, please let me know before the 15th November, in time for the voting at the AGM on Friday 22nd November at Calshot wall. All members are invited to attend the AGM at 8-00pm in the Boothman Room. We will be climbing from 6-00 to 8-00 before the meeting, and gathering in the cafe after the meeting (about 9-30 for a drink and chat. Pete

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Membership Renewal for 2020

Hi to all existing RoCs members.

Now is the time to start thinking about climbing in 2020. Your current membership will expire on 31st December. I have sent you a renewal form for you to complete and return to me, regardless of how you pay your membership fee for 2020, which has had to be increased to £25 (due to an increase of £6 per member by the BMC). When you pay your renewal by cash, cheque or bank transfer, please send or give to me your completed form for 2020, as I cannot register you with RoCs or the BMC without it. Please renew before the end of December.

Thanks, Pete

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Meets news

There are still four opportunities to join us on a club meet in 2019: three weekends in September and October and the Spanish trip in November.

The next is this weekend to Gower, a beautiful holiday area on the South Wales coast. The climbs are mainly single pitch and many start from the beach so it’s very atmospheric! It’s only a couple of days away so you’d better get your skates on and sign up on the webpage if you want to go…

The following meet is at the end of the month to the mountains of North Wales for some easy climbing and scrambling. We’re staying in a climbing hut near Llanberis; we’ve stayed there several times and it’s very comfortable.

The 11-13 October meet was due to be an ‘experienced climber’ trip to Baggy Point in North Devon. No one had signed up for this and organiser Jon Gibbons can’t now make that weekend so we have a gap in the calendar.  Due to the lack of interest in the venue I propose we move to a more popular location: maybe Wye Valley/Symonds Yat, Peak District, Portland…anywhere you’d like to go for a weekend. It just needs someone to volunteer to organise it, which only involves suggesting where to go and finding somewhere to stay. That could be a campsite, climbing hut, bunkhouse, AirBnB – depending on preference (and cash!). If you’re interested, get in touch with John H to talk about it. Without an organiser there’ll be no meet…

In November we’re off on the annual shorts and T shirt sport climbing week in Spain. At the moment there are eight of us signed up. We’re flying from Bournemouth and staying in a villa with a pool that sleeps twelve (the villa, not the pool!) so there’s still room for any latecomers – see the webpage for more details.

Enjoy your climbing and don’t forget to look (or post) on the RoCs Facebook page for last-minute and impromptu trips!

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RoCs Annual General Meeting 2019

Hi to all RoCs members. Just for you to put this in your diary for November. The AGM will be held at Calshot wall on Friday November 22nd in the usual Boothman room starting at 8-00pm. After the meeting has ended (usually about 9-30) we will retire to the cafe/bar for drinks, food and a chat about our plans for 2020! (and stories from 2019?) If you wish to climb before the meeting we shall be there about 6-00pm. All members are welcome to attend this friendly (not too official) meeting of Romsey Climbers.

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Fairy Cave Quarry meet Sunday 25th

The meeting place will be Gecko wall at 8-30 where we can sort out lift sharing and cars. I will be going with Patrick and Ro. Looks like the weather is going to be ok. An ideal trip for members who have not climbed outside on real rock or wish to be introduced to some Trad climbing. If you wish to go, be at Gecko wall on Sunday by 8-30.

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New meet venue for 30 August-1 September – Dartmoor

Patrick has pulled out of organising this weekend’s meet because it clashes with a family wedding (Roland’s daughter). I’ve taken over the reins and have changed the venue to Dartmoor (because I haven’t been there this year). Take a look at the meet webpage and sign up if you’re interested!

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July Committee meeting minutes

The minutes of the July committee meeting have been posted on the Committee meeting page under 2019 section, under the members Tab. You will need to log in with your password to see this.

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Changes to RoCs Constitution & Rules

Please read the changes to the RoCs Constitution and Rules which have been updated to comply with the latest BMC instructions. You can find them on the Members page, which you will need to log into using your password. A copy has been sent out by E mail to all club members. Pete

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