I know it’s been a few days since I last posted, but that’s the draw back of this work malarky. I’m not writing any less, in fact I’m writing more than ever, it’s just you don’t get to see it because it is for work.
Anyway following on from the post about the Backpackers Club AGM and 40th Anniversary Celebrations, it is now official that there will be no lightweight gear show this year at the AGM. So my worst fears for the AGM have come true.
I don’t know why this is the case, or what the thinking was behind the decision. To me it seems madness, and a lost opportunity.
The decision was announced in the latest issue of the club magazine along side the details for the AGM. Ironically in the same issue is an article with a call to arms to promote the club, to grow the club and become “experts in the field”.
Yet for me and many others the lightweight show was a great way to promote the club and it’s activities. And for some members the thing that made attending the AGM attractive, and I will include myself as one of those members.
It seems to me that the author of the impassioned plea about growing the club membership must be out of sync with the thinking of the clubs ruling elite. How else would you explain dropping one of the clubs attractions for attracting new members and informing the public about the club?
Well I know I won’t be going to the AGM now, it hardly seems worth the trip. So now I will miss what ever super low key celebrations they had organised to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the club (if they had any). But it seems that the club that likes to remain super secret, will celebrate in a super secret way too. Mind you I won’t be the only one missing the anniversary I heard that the clubs president is also not going also, so I am in good company.
Ok I have had a rant, it’s out of the system.
And if you want another very good rant go read this, it does ask a very important question at the end.