Board of Directors Blog

Vote Now! Board & Branch Elections - 2022 Vote Now! Board & Branch Elections - 2022

Each year our members are asked to participate in board elections. Learn about the 2022 Board of Director candidates and proposed bylaw updates, our branch elections for Everett Foothills, and Tacoma, and how to vote. Members in good standing will receive a personalized link to vote September 30 or October 1, 2022.

Watch The Mountaineers Annual Meeting from Sep 13, 2022 Watch The Mountaineers Annual Meeting from Sep 13, 2022

Every September, we host an annual meeting for our members in accordance with our bylaws. Nearly 100 people joined us virtually on September 13 to hear about how The Mountaineers is doing, learn about our strategic planning process, and have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in the at-large director nominations process. Watch the recording now.

Open Nominations: Join The Mountaineers Board of Directors in 2022 Open Nominations: Join The Mountaineers Board of Directors in 2022

Our goal is for the members of our Board of Directors to represent the communities we currently serve and those we wish to serve. Last year, we launched a new, innovative nominations process to help identify prospective Board members who could bring the qualifications and perspectives we seek for our Board. Now is the time to nominate yourself or someone you know to help drive the future of our organization.

Meet Our 2022 Board Officers Meet Our 2022 Board Officers

In March 2022, we welcomed a new slate of officers to our Board of Directors. Join us in welcoming those individuals and in thanking our outgoing officers for their many contributions.

Remembering Mountaineer Norm Winn Remembering Mountaineer Norm Winn

Legendary outdoor advocate and former Mountaineers Board President Norm Winn has passed away. His contributions to the outdoor experience are immense, and we are incredibly grateful that he shared so much of his time and talents with The Mountaineers.

Mountaineers Elections 2021 Mountaineers Elections 2021

It's election season at The Mountaineers. Learn about the 2021 Board of Director candidates, proposed bylaw updates, our branch elections, and how to vote. Members in good standing will receive a personalized link to vote via Alchemer.

Watch The Mountaineers Annual Meeting - Sep 14, 2021 Watch The Mountaineers Annual Meeting - Sep 14, 2021

Every September, we host an annual meeting for our members in accordance with our bylaws. We hosted this event virtually on September 14, offering a retroactive tour of the last year from our board members and staff, and gave the opportunity to ask questions and participate in the at-large director nominations process. Watch the video here.

No Resolution on the Keta Legacy Foundation Lawsuit Against The Mountaineers No Resolution on the Keta Legacy Foundation Lawsuit Against The Mountaineers

Unfortunately, the Keta Legacy Foundation has declined to respond to the settlement proposal we presented to them which would resolve their lawsuit against The Mountaineers. While we continue to be open resolving this in an amicable way, at this point we expect to go to trial to defend The Mountaineers and our donors later this year.

Open Nominations: Join The Mountaineers Board of Directors Open Nominations: Join The Mountaineers Board of Directors

It’s important that the members of our Board of Directors represent the communities we wish to serve. That’s why we’re launching a new member nominations process to discover potential and qualified board members to bring diverse perspectives to our org leadership. Nominate yourself or someone you know to help drive the future of our organization.

Board & Branch Elections - 2020 Board & Branch Elections - 2020

It's election season at The Mountaineers. Learn about the 2020 Board of Director candidates, our branch elections, and how to vote. Members in good standing will receive a personalized link to vote via SurveyGizmo.

Join The Mountaineers Annual Meeting - Sep 15, 2020 Join The Mountaineers Annual Meeting - Sep 15, 2020

Every September, we host an annual meeting for our members in accordance with our bylaws. Join us virtually on September 15 to get a retroactive tour of the last year from our board members and staff, and gave the opportunity to ask questions and participate in the at-large director nominations process.

Congratulations to Steve Swenson On His 2020 Piolet d'Or Award Congratulations to Steve Swenson On His 2020 Piolet d'Or Award

In August 2019, Steve Swenson, Mountaineers Books author and a member of our Board of Directors, made the first ascent of Link Sar with climbing partners Graham Zimmerman, Chris Wright, and Mark Richey. For this pioneering ascent, Steve and his partners have been awarded the prestigious Piolet d’Or. It’s the second Piolet d’Or Steve has received.

51 Years of The Mountaineers Foundation 51 Years of The Mountaineers Foundation

It is a sad moment in the history of The Mountaineers. With a heavy heart, we learned that the foundation we created more than 50 years ago has filed a lawsuit against The Mountaineers. We want to explain the events that led to this and share our plan to defend our beloved organization and the wishes of our donors.

Board Policy Update Project 2019 Board Policy Update Project 2019

Based on feedback received from members, volunteers, guests, board directors, officers and staff, the Board of Directors approved revisions of several existing Board Policies throughout 2019. Learn about those updates and what they mean for the organization.

Board & Branch Elections - 2019 Board & Branch Elections - 2019

It's election season at The Mountaineers. Learn about the 2019 Board of Director candidates, our branch elections, and how to vote.

Equity & Inclusion Working Sessions: Key Learnings Equity & Inclusion Working Sessions: Key Learnings

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our July working sessions to discuss inequities in our internal systems and processes. We aspire to offer outdoor opportunities for all, and your feedback outlined in this blog is a critical part of creating equitable solutions.

Equity & Inclusion Working Sessions - July 9 & 15 Equity & Inclusion Working Sessions - July 9 & 15

Join us for a July working session to discuss inequities in our internal systems and processes. We aspire to offer outdoor opportunities for all, and your feedback is a critical part of creating equitable solutions.

Teaching & Gathering Places - Initial Concept Proposal Process Teaching & Gathering Places - Initial Concept Proposal Process

Enhancing our existing facilities and/or creating new teaching and gathering places is part of our strategic plan, Vision 2022. In the coming months, the Board of Directors will evaluate new project proposals. Read on to learn more about this important process!

Branch Collaborations Task Force - 2018 Progress Update Branch Collaborations Task Force - 2018 Progress Update

Several years ago, a Mountaineers task force examined opportunities for Branches to work together most effectively to advance our mission. Many people across the organization have put the task force's recommendations into action. We're pleased to share a progress update on this work.