Did you know that AMC membership dues account for 65% of the chapter’s annual base income? (The balance comes from an endowment established in 1992 per bequest of a generous donor.) The chapter uses these funds to support our programs, activities, and basic business operations, as well as to reduce or eliminate participation costs to our members.
Come celebrate spring with the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Western Massachusetts Chapter as we hold our first Spring Festival celebration on Sunday May 22, 2022, from 9am until 4pm. We want to share with you what we do as an AMC chapter and give you a chance to explore AMC’s beautiful Noble View Outdoor Center located in Russell MA. Get tickets now!
The Western Mass Chapter of the AMC is seeking a Communications Chair to help with regional and club level communications efforts. This includes the regular update of website content, email distribution and social media oversight. The time requirement is approximately 8-10 hours per month.
The role details are:
Meet some great people, get your hands dirty and help support our beautiful recreational and ecological sites. Work projects are open to all -- no prior experience is necessary. Please note that some projects require a moderate hike to and from the work site, and others will be off-trail adventures.
While the AMC supports the development of solar power, Massachusetts laws and regulations have permitted many thousands of acres of forest and farms to be lost to solar facilities. A decades old law is being interpreted to sharply curtail municipalities authority to zone for solar facilities to protect key resources. Bill H.4331 is a bill which would restore a municipality’s right to reasonably regulate solar power locations and is supported by the AMC. This bill needs your support to gain passage.
The Western Massachusetts Chapter is looking for an organized, creative, and computer-savvy member with experience in website management and maintenance to volunteer as Webmaster for the Chapter! The Webmaster stewards and maintains the Chapter’s online web presence at amc-wma.org, and serves as a member of the Executive Committee. The Webmaster commonly serves for two years, and is eligible to stay on for additional years. Duties may be shared among qualified members of a committee. Current Webmaster will provide training.
From time to time the Chapter’s Executive Committee reviews the Chapter’s operating bylaws and recommends any changes that are needed. Revised bylaws were prepared and approved at the chapter's annual meeting on November 5, 2021. The Chapter’s current bylaws are posted on the Chapter’s public website at this URL: https://www.amc-wma.org/bylaws. Below is a summary of what was revised and why.
SUMMARY OF BYLAW CHANGES
On Friday November 5th from 5:00 - 7:30pm, the Western Massachusetts Chapter held its Annual Meeting. This meeting was held online via Zoom.
Noble View Outdoor Center
October 16, 2021
11am to 5pm
Ample parking will be available
It's the time of year in New England when temperatures cool, leaves start to turn wonderful colors and the smell of pumpkin spice permeates coffee shops everywhere. But, nothing says 'fall' like the AMC Fall Festival! Join us for hikes, free food, entertainment and other fun activities starting at 11am on October 16th at the beautiful and scenic Noble View Outdoor Center in Russell, MA. All members and non-members are welcome to attend!
The Appalachian Mountain Club and its volunteer-led chapters including the Western Massachusetts chapter, are outraged by the increase in senseless and racist acts against Asian and Pacific Islander Americans across the country, culminating in the shocking murders of six women of Asian descent in the Atlanta area earlier this month.