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WMCC Board Retreat Recap

The weekend of June 24th, 2023 was a rainy one, but that didn’t stop nine of our board members, plus several other key community members, from meeting at the Legion in Sandisfield, MA for the second annual WMCC Board Retreat. With 11 board members from locations across Massachusetts, the board meets regularly on zoom, but rarely in person.

The retreat kicked off on Friday night with a potluck dinner. After coffee Saturday morning and time to dry off from a damp night, President Andy Nueman started by acknowledging all the accomplishments from the last year and reviewing goals from the previous board retreat. Lively discussions continued through the morning until the rain came down so hard that we could no longer hear each other speak! We took a break for lunch and reconvened our climbing access discussions in the early afternoon. When the rain finally broke, we took a hike around Hanging Mountain and toured the soon to be open crag: The Beech. After our hike, the board and Operating Executive met once more to discuss board related topics. After a long and productive day, Jon LaValley cooked burgers on the grill and we enjoyed each other’s company by the fire.

Another soggy night brought wet and humid conditions Sunday morning, but some found dry rock and climbed some pitches before heading home. Everyone left energized with big ideas for the next year!

View the full minutes from the 2023 Board Retreat here.