Annual Meeting, Reports & Bylaws

2022 Bread Loaf Section 47th Annual Meeting,
Wednesday, January 26th beginning at 6:45 p.m.

Join us via a secure online Zoom session at our 47th Annual Meeting as our Section celebrates another year of maintaining the Long Trail and leading outdoor activities.

Printable Meeting Agenda (highlights below)

A brief business meeting will begin at 6:45 p.m. with section reports, and reports by Keegan Tierney, GMC's Director of Field Programs.

2021 section reports (to be posted here soon).

A vote will be taken to accept the 2021 Annual Meeting Minutes.

Nominees for 2022 Executive Committee, as published in our winter 2021-2022 newsletter, will be voted on. (List of committee nominees & profiles)


Guest Speaker: After the meeting (at about 7:25), our guest speaker for the evening will be author Celia Ryker ( Celia's first book "Walking Home: Trail Stories" is described as "about more than mud, sweat, and blisters while thru-hiking the Long Trail."

This event is open to the public.

An email will be sent to section members inviting them to register for the Annual Meeting and receive the Zoom link via email.

Keegan Tierney, GMC's Director of Field Programs

(above) Keegan Tierney, Director of Trail Programs, will present a report from GMC.

The 'up side' of holding a meeting online is that members and guests won't need to travel (+ for the environment). We will also record the meeting for later viewing. Registration will allow us to count attendance as well as verify votes by GMC members only as well as foster a sense of friendship and community. Also we'll acknowledge individual questions posted in the Chat, during the business meeting and with our guest speaker.

Celia Ryker

Celia Ryker (shown on her Long Trail hike in 2014). Celia will present photos and trail stories from her recent book.

Guest speaker Celia Ryker's first book "Walking Home: Trail Stories" is described as "about more than mud, sweat, and blisters while thru-hiking the Long Trail."

From Celia Ryker's website:

Celia (Ryker)’s first career was with horses. She trained horses and taught students on Southeast Michigan’s hunter jumper circuit for more than 30 years. Her second career sent her back to school to study gardening fine arts and landscape design. They were not just careers, they were passions and when life left room for a new passion she began to distance hike. Her husband said, “She got to H in the alphabet and stopped. She went from horses, to horticulture, to hiking.”

Celia has kept journals and written short stories and poems all of her life. She has written articles for newsletters, local newspapers, and The Vermont League of Writers. Walking Home is Celia’s first book but she has been working on her craft for decades.

Celia, her husband Don and their border collie Flurry divide their time between Michigan and Vermont.

Last Year's Annual Meeting & 2020 Reports
Bread Loaf Section 46th Annual Meeting was held Jan. 21, 2021 on Zoom.

Did you miss the meeting? Play the meeting recording on GMC's YouTube Channel.

Click here to open the MEETING HANDOUT (11 PAGES)

2021 Meeting Agenda

2020 Annual Meeting minutes (a draft for acceptance)

2020 Treasurers Annual Report

All other 2020 Annual Reports:
President, Director, Membership, Trails & Shelters, Outings, Newsletter/Publicity.

Feeling nostalgic for our pre-COVID-19 in-person meetings?