Your Connection To the Outdoors

Should the Berkshire Chapter Change its Name?

Western Massachusetts region

We need your feedback now.

We are asking our members to share your thoughts on a potential chapter name change.

AMC chapters are typically named to reflect where most of their members reside and where most of the chapter activities take place. Today we are called the Berkshire Chapter. Yet in addition to Berkshire county, the Chapter also includes Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire counties. It also turns out that at least three quarters of our chapter's volunteer-led activities happen in the Pioneer Valley!

We seek to engage people of all ages, races, and persuasions in outdoor recreation and nature conservation. While the "Berkshires" may evoke inviting images of pristine mountains, forests and streams, it may not resonate as such with all of our possible members. We are seeking a name that reflects the full range of communities our chapter serves in Western Massachusetts.

Please take a few minutes to complete this brief survey to share your thoughts on the potential name change.

Thank you in advance for your participation and support!

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