RMC Newsletter Archive - Presidents' Letters

President's Letter
By John Scarinza, Summer 2012

"As has been discussed during the past year or so we continue to work on ideas to expand our club’s membership and to stabilize our long term funding needs. As part of this effort, at last year’s annual meeting a new by-law was approved establishing a Planned Giving Committee."

President's Letter
By John Scarinza, Winter 2011-2012

"We have been working hard to live within our means and have done so. Our revenues and budget have been pretty much the same for the past several years even though our expenses, mainly in the area of wages for our camps and trails crew, are inching up a bit each year."


President's Letter
By John Scarinza, Summer 2011

"Although both the RMC and the AMC support a system of paying for the costs of search and rescue, we felt that it was inherently unfair that the legislature would place this entire funding mechanism upon the overnight guests..."

President's Letter
By John Scarinza, Winter 2010-2011

"The Randolph Mountain Club is extremely fortunate to have dedicated crews and a fantastic group of volunteers who all came together this past year to accomplish an incredible amount of work in a short period of time."


President's Letter
By Michele Cormier, Summer 2010

"2010 is an historic year for the club. We are busy organizing all kinds of events to celebrate 100 years of existence. One of our proudest moments will take place this summer when we complete the historic renovation of the Perch."

President's Letter
By Michele Cormier, Winter 2009-2010

"2010 brings the Randolph Mountain Club to the verge of a new century. We will celebrate the past 100 years all summer long in 2010. Our active and imaginative Centennial Committee has planned all kind of events and activities for next summer."


President's Letter
By Michele Cormier, Summer 2009

"2009 is proving to be a year of extremes for the Randolph Mountain Club. Trying to get our heads wrapped around the idea of reduced revenues has been a major challenge for the Board."

President's Letter
By Michele Cormier, Winter 2008-2009

"Hello from Randolph! I feel like I am filling some pretty big shoes as your new President. And I believe I am the first President from Randolph in quite some time..."


President's Letter
By Jamie Maddock, Summer 2008

"In the past decade the RMC has done a great job of adapting to the information age. Our membership is now spread out all over the country and in general spends much less time in Randolph than earlier generations did..."

President's Letter
By Jamie Maddock, Winter 2007-2008

"In the last few years the club has undergone a transition from our most senior generation to our younger members. We have been left quite a legacy: a strong membership, well maintained trails and facilities, and a tradition of volunteering and getting the job done."


President's Letter
By Jamie Maddock, Summer 2007

"In the same way, the RMC is entering a new season and the same changes serve to renew and reinvigorate our club. We have built the Stearns Lodge and completed quite a task. Much of the club’s time and energy has gone into the construction effort. Our continuing challenge is to keep the RMC healthy and vibrant for the future."

President's Letter
By Jamie Maddock, Winter 2006-2007

"This summer was very successful for the club as a whole. The Fourth of July Tea was a vibrant event. All ages were represented in the festive crowd. The Board and I had the honor of accepting the deed for the Stearns Lodge land from the Tuckers."


President's Letter
By Jamie Maddock, Summer 2006

"This past winter was a relatively snowless one for Randolph and the RMC paths. While not great news for winter enthusiasts, the conditions did help the RMC with its base camp efforts. The permitting process is now completed, and construction will begin in late summer or early fall."

President's Letter
By Jamie Maddock, Winter 2005-2006

"Hello from Randolph! It's been a windy fall here in RMC country. In late September, an especially dramatic storm came through with winds over 100 mph on the summits and over 60 mph in the valley. This has made some extra work for our volunteers and our fall trail crew..."


President's Letter
By Mary Brown, Summer 2005

"The Board of the RMC is continuing to work on a permanent solution for housing its trail crews and caretakers. The Base Camp Building Committee, chaired by Paul Cormier and Doug Mayer, has been following up on the many thoughtful suggestions made during one-on-one interviews and at the Annual Meeting last summer."

President's Letter
By Mary Brown, Winter 2004-2005

"Plans for a Base Camp to house RMC trail crews and caretakers on days off are proceeding quietly. An excellent building committee under the leadership of Paul Cormier is working to develop a design and a construction method that will give the club this much-needed facility at a lower cost than the original plan."


President's Letter
By Mary Brown, Summer 2004

"The issue of a permanent basecamp to house the RMC’s trail crews and caretakers is once again on the front burner. The club has been offered land in the valley on which to build its own facility. This opens up the possibility for the club to take a huge step."

President's Letter
By Mary Brown, Winter 2003-2004

"In the few months I have been president, and while there were no major issues, I have spent most of my energies tightening up the administration of the club’s activities and routinizing reporting from each of the committees."


President's Letter
By Mike Pelchat, Summer 2003

"The good news is that the Bowman Basecamp Committee has morphed into The Valley Home Needs and Search Committee. This new committee will be looking at land or buildings in Randolph that meet our criteria for a permanent RMC home for our summer trail crews, caretakers on their days off..."

President's Letter
By Mike Pelchat, Winter 2002-2003

"Beginning with this issue, the RMC newsletter will be published twice a year. Through it, we hope to inform the entire membership about all that is happening within the organization..."