Ryan Lang - Meets Co-ordinator
It's true that AMA meets don't just happen and that someone out there has to step up and volunteer to run it. But just how hard is it to run? What needs to be done? Will I get any help?
Firstly as the AMA meets co-ordinator, I am here to help you as much as is required through the process, so there is no need to panic.
Let's answer two questions in the opening statement.
What qualifications do I need?
The answer is none at all! The meet organiser is responsible for all the administration required to allow the meet to happen. Qualifications are not required to perform this role. A technical lead is required to cover the safety aspects of the meet. As the AMA meets co-ordinator, I will ensure that a technical lead is provided by the AMA or provide an external instructor to perform the role. However, if you have the correct qualification and are happy to be the admin and technical lead then great!
What needs to be done?
So you've volunteered and are the admin lead here is a list of tasks you will need to do:
During the meet
That's right; as an incentive to run meets I will be giving the meet leaders a £50 DMM voucher when the article has gone to the journal editor to say thanks for stepping up and supporting the AMA.
If you want to run a meet elsewhere, rather than what is in the diary, there is always scope to manoeuvre. Speak to me early.
Hopefully you can now see that running a meet is not as daunting as you first thought. You will have help along the way if required, if you still have questions just get in touch!
The AMA recognises that climbing and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death.
Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions.