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To Affiliate or not to Affiliate?

That’s the question the committee are wrestling with at the moment. Normally affiliating to the YHA each year is a matter of routine, but the name change fiasco and certain changes to the rules are making us hesitate this year.

All group members are requested to read up about the issues we face, and let the committee know what you think. After all, it’s the future of your group we’re talking about!

One Response to “To Affiliate or not to Affiliate?”

  1. 29 Jan 2007 @ 4:22 pm

    This question is one that is being considered by all local groups. One has to remember that we now live in the 21st century, and the American practice of litigation for whatever accident or wrong decision that can be directed at a leader or group managing committee with a view to obtaining financial redress is more likely to happen. YHA have arranged for insurance at a fee of £1.30 per person for 2007 is one which you, the members have said is necessary for the group at the EGM. We should therefore affiliate to gain the insurance benefit and protect our walk leaders and organisors. The alternative is to affiliate the group to the Ramblers Association to obtain the necessary protection.

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