AMC’s 142ND Annual Summit
Saturday January 27th, 2018
AMC’s Annual Summit celebrates the people who make AMC’s mission real everyday- our dedicated volunteers! Whether you’re a lifelong member or a newcomer interested in discovering all AMC has to offer, Summit is for you!
The 142nd Annual Summit will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018.
- Interactive workshops and presentations with AMC experts and outdoor pro
- Committee business meetings
- Delicious buffet lunch
- The 142nd Annual Business Meeting
- Announcement of AMC’s annual volunteer awards
- Updates on AMC’s work in conservation, recreation, and education
- Evening Celebration Reception, with drinks and hors d’oeuvres
Early Bird Special Pricing: Pay $35 when you register before January 1, 2018.
Regular Rate of $45 applies after January 1, 2018.
Attend any combination of sessions, trainings, and committee meetings you choose. Over lunch, John Judge, President & CEO, will highlight AMC’s 2017 accomplishments and share our plans for 2018. Later, at the 142nd Business Meeting, hear the club’s annual business reports, meet the board’s incoming and outgoing members, and help us applaud our volunteer award recipients. Finally, join your AMC community for a complimentary drink and hors d’oeuvres at our Celebration Reception.
Location: The Four Points by Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Norwood, Massachusetts.
Hotel Accommodations: For those interested in staying over Friday and/or Saturday night, AMC has arranged for special group rates at the Four Points by Sheraton. The rates include full buffet breakfast, wifi, a fitness room, and parking. The AMC group rates are:
- Standard Queen (1 bed): $115* (single occupancy)
- King or (2) Queens: $135* (single occupancy) or $145* (double occupancy)
*plus applicable taxes
To book your hotel reservation, please contact the hotel’s Reservation Manager at 781-769-7900 and mention the AMC Annual Summit to receive the discounted rate. (After January 3, the rate is subject to hotel availability and not guaranteed.)
Workshops and PresentationsSign up in advance for workshops to learn new skills and develop your existing talents. With our biggest program lineup yet, we know you will find a session that inspires you!
142nd Annual Business Meeting
The 142nd Business Meeting will be held January 27, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at the Four Points by Sheraton in Norwood, MA. Included in this meeting:
- Introduction of new board members
- Recognition of retiring board members and clubwide committee chairs
- Reports from the Board of Directors
- Introduction of new Chapter Chairs
- Presentation of club-wide volunteer awards
All members are invited to attend the business meeting.
The following committee meetings are scheduled for the Annual Summit. Meetings are open to all members, though only committee members may vote. Please include the meetings you plan to attend in your registration choices.
|Chapters Committee||8:00 – 12:00|
|Adventure Travel Committee||8:30 – 12:00|
|Inter-Chapter Trails Committee||8:00 – 12:00|
|Club-wide Conservation Committee||9:00 – 12:00|
|Volunteer-Led Camps and Cabins Committee||9:00 – 12:00|
|Inter-Chapter Paddling Committee||10:00 – 11:30|
|Chapter Membership Chairs Meeting||1:45 – 3:45|
|Outdoor Leadership Development Committee||1:45 – 3:45|
The Appalachian Mountain Club’s Annual Summit is a time of celebration! Each year, AMC presents awards to some of our club’s most dedicated volunteers. AMC has thousands of amazing volunteers that deserve to be recognized for their commitment and hard work. Awards that will be presented this year are listed below. For more information and lists of past award recipients, go to www.outdoors.org/volunteers/awards.
Distinguished Service Award – This award highlights long term commitment to enhancing and sustaining the integrity of the Club’s conservation, education, and recreation values, with a special acknowledgement that the recipients have developed a complete understanding of the values and goals of the entire organization.
Volunteer Leadership Award – The Volunteer Leadership Award recognizes AMC’s outstanding volunteer leaders who demonstrate the desire to share their time and expertise in the pursuit of AMC’s recreation, conservation, and education mission.
Joe Dodge Award – The Joe Dodge Award is presented to a member of the AMC community who best exemplifies the type of high quality public service and mountain hospitality that became the hallmark of longtime AMC Huts Manager Joe Dodge’s long and distinguished career at Pinkham Notch.
Emerging Conservation Leader Award – The Emerging Conservation Leader Award was established in 2013 to recognize and encourage an emerging leader who has demonstrated a commitment to conservation.
Stewardship Society Award – The Stewardship Society Award honors AMC volunteers who carry on the tradition of public service activity and bring new members to join in the effort. Stewardship Society members typically volunteer on trail work, conservation, or other stewardship projects.
Marian Psychowska Award recognizes those who have given at least 96 Hours
Warren Hart Award recognizes those who have given at least 224 Hours.
Eligible recipients of the Stewardship Society Awards must submit their 2017 hours by December 1 to email@example.com.