Iain Peters reports:
About 50 members attended the General Meeting held on Saturday 06 October in North Wales by the Climbers' Club to listen to a detailed presentation by the Club Treasurer, on the proposal to acquire a hut in The Lake District.
Following the presentation, which include detailed plans and outline costs, members then debated whether or not the Club should continue with negotiations leading to the purchase of the property. Initially the meeting looked to be heading towards a “no” vote until powerful speeches from the floor in favour changed the mood, and the Motion was carried by 33 votes to 12 with 3 abstentions. The Committee also felt that in view of the size and financial commitment, full consultation with the membership was required to support the proposal. This was agreed unanimously.
Club President Smiler Cuthbertson said, “I'm pleased with the support we received for the Project at the meeting, but of equal importance was the decision to give the membership the final say in whether or not the Climbers' Club should go ahead with this project. All our members will now have the opportunity to look at the proposal in detail, make up their own minds and then vote."