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Some democracy happened last night and we have a new committee:

President -- David Southgate
Vice President -- Ellie McEntee
Treasurer -- Adam Visick
Secretary -- Iain Ballantyne
Meets Secretary -- Sam Ng
Membership -- Will Hempstead
Journal & Internet Secretary -- Alice Butler
Competitions Secretary -- Sophie Moodie
Safety & Gear Secretary -- Jonáš Gaigr
Transport & Alps Secretary -- Robert Giddy
Hut Custodian -- Geoff Cooper
Honorary Office Bearer -- John Nelson
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REUNION MEET Friday, 23rd - Sunday, 25th March 2018

Morning lovely GUMC folk,

In a tradition that goes back over 75 years, we have an annual get-together up at our club's hut in Clashgour and a dinner celebrating the rich history of GUMC with past members. It's a wonderful opportunity to discover what the club was like for students from decades gone by and meet some of the people that have helped contribute to making the club what it is today. I would encourage as many of possible of you to come up, even for just a day trip, to come and see what the hut is like now (it's fantastic!) and share stories of mountaineering.

There's a dinner on the Saturday night (timings tbc) at the Inveroran Hotel in Bridge of Orchy. If you play an instrument and fancy jamming with generations of club members after the meal this would also be welcomed and absolutely lovely. The hotel are providing a set menu costing £30, the choices are as follows:

Starters -
Tian of Crab, Prawns and Avocado
Leek and Potato Soup
Goats' Cheese Crotin

Mains -
Poached Supreme of Chicken
Butternut, Spinach and Tomato Pithivier
Roast Sirloin of Scottish Beef

Desserts -
Sticky Toffee Pudding
Selection of Scottish Cheeses
Baileys Cheese Cake

If you'd like to come to the dinner but would prefer to have a smaller dinner, there is the option of having something from the main menu. Starters range from £5-7, mains £12-£14 and desserts are £5-7.

There are a number of places available for this dinner for current students; if you'd be interested in joining us for Reunion Meet, please come and find me at the AGM tonight and I can answer any questions you might have.

If you're thinking of spending the weekend up near Clashgour, the hotel have suggested there is camping ground that we can use about 200 metres from the hotel itself. There will also be a number of us driving us on the Sunday morning, so if you're interested at all, please come chat to me at the AGM tonight or drop me a message and I'll give you more info.

This is my last post as Meets Sec for this year, so just want to take this opportunity to say it's been a pleasure hanging out with you all, meeting all the new members that've joined us this year and helping you all out. I'm excited to see who takes on the role for next year and will be more than happy to help you along the way. Any questions about this, come find me at lunch in the Crypt or drop me a message (I'll be tootling about all day so can reply anytime)

Look forward to seeing you at the AGM later!
Ellie
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***T-SHIRT WEATHER***

Ran out of clean T-shirts?
Jealous of older members with GUMC merchandise?
Not got enough GUMclub gear already?
Need a fool proof method of being returned to Glasgow Uni after a drunk night out?

Well it’s that time of year again but this time swanky GUMclub T-shirts are on offer! T-shirts are all going to be Navy Blue (to keep the cost down and make us cute cos we match!) and feature an embroidered logo on the front and a large Ice Axe print on the back! They will cost £10 each.

To get your paws on a brand new “tee” send Iain Ballantyne (me) a message over Facebook with your size (Unisex sizing applies i.e. S, M, L, XL, ect.) and then pay £10 to me or transfer the money to:

GUMC
Sort: 80-22-60
Account: 15130568
Ref: Tshirt

You have until 16:00 on Friday the 9th to order.
I will put up a second post when they have all arrived.

Lots of Love,
Iain
P.S. Invisible bouldering versions are available free of charge
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WALES MEET

Good evening lovely GUMC folk,
Unfortunately owing to the fact that we don't have any drivers available for next weekend, the Wales meet has been cancelled. It may possibly be rescheduled, though at this point in time no alternative meet has been planned for the coming weekend.

If you're 21 or over and have held a full driving licence for a minimum of 2 years, you're eligible to take the minibus test and become one of our drivers. Perks of this include transportation to meets and occasionally accommodation costs being waived. We would really appreciate as many people that are eligible joining the minibus driving pool, as often our meets really rely on having minibuses. Chat to Paul for more info.

Apologies to anyone that was psyched for Wales, hopefully you'll find another opportunity to head South of the border in the near future,

Warmest wishes,
Ellie
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