RRGCC to Become a Land Trust
In its first meeting of 2012, the RRGCC Board of Directors unanimously approved a resolution adopting Land Trust Standards and Practices and voted to submit an application to become a full member of the Land Trust Alliance. Our adoption of these Standards and Practices plus membership in the Land Trust Alliance will bring with it a number of benefits towards our goal securing and preserving in perpetuity the land on which we climb.
We would also like to congratulate Bentley Brackett for being re-elected to a second three year term as a Board member and Uma Nanjundan for being elected as a new member of the Board. Uma is a climber from Florence, Kentucky who has a background in accounting and works as a manager for Duke Energy. In subsequent officer elections the RRGCC’s officers for 2012 are: Paul Vidal, President; Bentley Brackett, Vice President; Uma Nanjundan, Treasurer; and Josephine Neff, Secretary. Many thanks go to our outgoing President, Rick Bost for his service and leadership. We look forward to Rick continuing to serve out the remainder of his term as a BOD member (we don’t let people off that easy, Rick).
Another important matter taken up at the RRGCC’s February 11, 2012 meeting was the discussion of an updated Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the RRGCC and the US Forest Service, Daniel Boone National Forest (DBNF). The RRGCC first entered into an MOU with the Forest Service in February 2000 and has been cooperating with the DBNF under the terms of this MOU ever since. The updated MOU intends to improve cooperation between the two parties in regards to developing climbing management plans, encouraging the establishment of new climbing areas, and performing trail work and climbing area maintenance. After the discussion, the RRGCC authorized RRGCC Executive Director, Bill Strachan to submit the updated MOU to the Forest Service for review.