The Take A Hike AGM is on Saturday 16th November

All Take A Hike members are invited to attend the Take A Hike Annual General Meeting on Saturday 16th November 2019.

The purpose of the meeting is to reflect on 2019, review the group’s position and elect a committee for 2020. Take A Hike is very much shaped by its members and this meeting is an opportunity for you to show your support. We hope as many of you as possible are able to attend.

The meeting will be held in a private room at The Victoria Hotel (pub) in Leeds city centre. As soon as the agenda has been covered it will transform into a social so it will be a good chance to catch up with people.

Take A Hike needs your help!

All members are encouraged to contribute to the group in whatever way they can, whether that is leading a walk, organising a social, helping other people to do so or simply supporting the events and walks that are posted in the diary.

Something else to consider is joining the committee – it’s a great opportunity to contribute and find out more about how the group works. Just like the walk leaders and social organisers, all committee members are volunteers. They retire from their positions at the AGM and are eligible for re-election if they wish to stand again (which generally is the case this year). Committee roles are open to all members, with the exception of the technical post of Web Secretary which is appointed to a suitable candidate by the committee. As well as the officer roles, there is the post of Member Representative (of which there can be several), which is a great way of contributing and finding out more, without having any formal responsibilities. The committee generally meets 4-6 times a year.

Below is a summary of the committee roles:

General Secretary & Treasurer
Main responsibilities are arranging committee meetings, writing up the minutes/actions and holding the purse-strings. First point of contact for matters regarding the group/feedback. Represents the group within the Ramblers organisation.

Membership Secretary
Receives membership updates from Central Office and ensures new or prospective members are given a warm welcome. Responsible for answering questions about membership and replying to queries from potential and existing members.

Walks Secretary
Co-ordinates the Walks Diary and encourages members to lead walks. Checks walk information accuracy before approval. Represents the group within the Ramblers organisation.

Social Secretary
Co-ordinates the Social Calendar, keeping the Social Diary up to date and supporting everyone to get involved. Traditionally responsible for organising the summer and winter bashes.

Footpath Secretary
Keeps a watching brief on matters relating to rights of way in the area and is the point of contact for footpath issues. Collates information and reports problems affecting footpaths and rights of way. Represents the group within the Ramblers organisation.

Member Representative(s)
An opportunity to provide input and feedback from a group member perspective, without any formal responsibilities. It’s a good way to find out more about how Take A Hike works.

If you have any questions about what these roles involve, please ask the current role holder (see Group Info -Committee for contacts) or e-mail Susan If you are interested in putting yourself forward for a committee role please contact Susan, before the AGM ideally.

If there is a motion or a topic you wish to raise for discussion/consideration at the AGM please provide advance notice by e-mail to by Friday 8th November 2019 at the very latest.