Annual Meeting, Reports & Bylaws

Bread Loaf Section 2023 Annual Meeting was held on Wed. Feb. 15th.

Members interested in one of the remaining two open positions (read details below on this page) are encouraged to contact us at  

Our 48th Annual Section Meeting was held in-person for the first time since 2019!

We celebrated another year of maintaining the Long Trail and leading outdoor activities. The business meeting included section reports and a comprehensive report by GMC's Keegan Tierney, Director of Field Programs. Following the business meeting, guest speaker Jason Hill from the Vermont Center for Ecostudies presented a talk and slideshowMountain Birdwatch,” a citizen science program on montane birds in New England and Quebec. ANNUAL MEETING PHOTOS

Agenda and nominees for 2023 Executive Committee

Last Year's Meeting Minutes and 2022 Annual Reports

Above: 2023 Annual Meeting speaker, Jason Hill with Vermont Center of Ecostudies. More about Jason on VCE's website.

 Interested in filling one of the open positions described below? 

Nominations for 2023: As announced in our winter newsletter, we are interviewing candidates for two positions as announced in our Winter Newsletter.  Inquire at

OPEN POSITION IN 2023: Outings Chairperson
Do you love to study trail maps, explore new areas or have hikes you love to do every season of the year? The person in this position works closely with our experienced leaders to plan and schedule seasonal hikes. A brief description follows. 

Solicits activities/outings from leaders at least 4 weeks before the Section Newsletter publication deadline.  An Activities Calendar is published 4 times a year: Spring for the months of March, April, May; Summer for the months of June, July, August, and Fall for the months of September, October, and November; Winter for the months of December, January and February.  Finalize and prepare for publication the Activities Calendar which includes for each event/type of activity, leader(s), date, description, difficulty, elevation gain, required equipment/clothing, etc. Complete description.

OPEN POSITION IN 2023: Website and social media administrator (a newly defined position) 

Websites and Social Media platforms are easier than ever to manage, and we are looking for someone who has the knowledge and skills to take over the reins with very little training to improve/increase our online presence.   

After purchasing Bread Loaf's domain name in early 2009, Ruth Penfield created the website and has filled the position of website administrator for 13 years. Because Ruth plans to retire from this position in January of 2023, we are currently seeking a volunteer who can use their website & social media skills to give back to the GMC and Long Trail by working with us to continue our section's outreach to members and the public. This volunteer will be able to create and make updates on their own schedule and also will serve as a member of our section's executive committee. News and calendar updates are generally quarterly but may be needed at other times during the year. 

Previous Years' Annual Meetings & Reports are available on our Special Events page.