Board of Directors Blog

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.

Board & Branch Elections - 2021

Board & Branch 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.

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.

Outdoor Alliance’s Adam Cramer on the Outdoor Advocacy “Superpowers” of The Mountaineers

Outdoor Alliance’s Adam Cramer on the Outdoor Advocacy “Superpowers” of The Mountaineers

What impact does The Mountaineers have on regional and national work to protect public lands? Hear from Adam Cramer, Executive Director of Outdoor Alliance, on some of the advocacy “superpowers” of The Mountaineers and how we work with Outdoor Alliance to make a difference for the outdoors.

Results: 2020 Board of Directors & Branch Elections

Results: 2020 Board of Directors & Branch Elections

Learn the results of our 2020 Board of Directors and Branch elections. Thank you to everyone who participated by voting and accepting a nomination as a candidate for the Board of Directors.

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.

What Does the Board of Directors Do At The Mountaineers?

What Does the Board of Directors Do At The Mountaineers?

Hear from our board president about the roles and responsibilities of our board of directors, how members are selected and elected, and the committees of the board, and learn more about how you can get involved.

Vision 2022 Progress Update: A Two Year Look At Our Strategic Plan

Vision 2022 Progress Update: A Two Year Look At Our Strategic Plan

Learn about the progress made on our strategic plan, Vision 2022, from Mountaineers Board President Lorna Corrigan.

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.

American Team Makes First Ascent of Link Sar In Karakoram

American Team Makes First Ascent of Link Sar In Karakoram

Steve Swenson, Mountaineers Books author and a member of our Board of Directors, made the the first ascent of Link Sar with climbing partners Graham Zimmerman, Chris Wright, and Mark Richey.

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.

Equity & Inclusion Update: Committee Charter, Working Group Sessions, & Resources

Equity & Inclusion Update: Committee Charter, Working Group Sessions, & Resources

Learn about the efforts to help The Mountaineers become a more equitable and inclusive organization. View our committee charter and sign up for a summer listening session.

Remembering Mountaineer Tab Wilkins

Remembering Mountaineer Tab Wilkins

With incredible sadness we share that Tab Wilkins, former Board President and active member of The Mountaineers, has passed away.

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.

Equity & Inclusion Update: Community Feedback and Steering Committee

Equity & Inclusion Update: Community Feedback and Steering Committee

In November 2018, we hosted a town-hall style meeting to hear from members of our community interested in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Learn what was discussed, how we're moving forward, and how you can support this work.

Results: 2018 Board Of Directors Election

Results: 2018 Board Of Directors Election

Learn the results of our 2018 Board of Directors elections.

Board & Branch Elections - 2018

Board & Branch Elections - 2018

It's election season at The Mountaineers. Learn about the 2018 board candidates, proposed bylaw amendments, and how to vote.

Introducing: Vision 2022

Introducing: Vision 2022

Vision 2022 is The Mountaineers' strategic plan, approved by the Board of Directors in the spring of 2018. This roadmap charts the priorities, actions, and investments that will enable us to advance our mission and positively impact the outdoor community and public lands here in the Pacific Northwest...and beyond.

Forbidden Peak Incident - Summary Incident Report

Forbidden Peak Incident - Summary Incident Report

In 2017, The Mountaineers community experienced the tragic loss of Sue Bennett when she fell while descending Forbidden Peak during a climb of the Mount Torment - Forbidden Peak traverse. The Mountaineers initiated a critical response process, including creating an incident review committee that compiled an incident report.

The Fiercest Competition of the Year: Battle of the Board

The Fiercest Competition of the Year: Battle of the Board

Each year, climbers race through the dining room at Fremont Studios, above the heads of 400+ attendees, to kick off our annual Gala. This year's competition is sure to be fierce, as we pit Board Presidents past and future against one another in the 'Battle of the Board'. Meet our contenders!

Meet The New Faces of Our Board of Directors

Meet The New Faces of Our Board of Directors

The Mountaineers is pleased to welcome six new members to our board. Meet them and learn about the different ways you can join The Mountaineers leadership.

Remembering Mountaineer Bill Maxwell

Remembering Mountaineer Bill Maxwell

Former Mountaineers President, Bill Maxwell, passed away on November 20. Bill served as president from 1986-1987 during a critical “turn-around” time for the organization. He and his wife Judi later received The Mountaineers Service Award for their outstanding contributions.

Board of Directors and Branch Elections 2017

Board of Directors and Branch Elections 2017

It's elections time at The Mountaineers. Learn about the 2017 Board candidates and how to vote, plus save the date for the Annual Meeting on September 26 where members can make nominations from the floor.

Vision 2022 Progress Update: Online Survey and Town Hall Outcomes

Vision 2022 Progress Update: Online Survey and Town Hall Outcomes

We're beyond the halfway point in the 'Vision 2022' planning process. In this blog, we share the feedback from our survey and three 'town hall' meetings along with the priorities for the next five years.

Vote Now! Board of Directors Election 2017

Vote Now! Board of Directors Election 2017

It is time for The Mountaineers 2017 Board Elections. This October, we're voting for new Board Directors At-Large Positions. As a member, your vote counts! Vote now!

How I Became a Mountaineer

How I Became a Mountaineer

At a recent reunion with old climbing friends, Dan Lauren, a past-President of The Mountaineers, got to reminiscing about how he became a Mountaineer. Here's his story.

The Mountaineers Core Values

The Mountaineers Core Values

Our current strategic plan wraps up this year and we're turning our attention to creating Vision 2022. The Mountaineers Core Values, along with our mission statement, are the foundation upon which we'll build the future of adventure, advocacy, community, education, and volunteerism.

2016 Mountaineers Service Award Winner: Eric Linxweiler

2016 Mountaineers Service Award Winner: Eric Linxweiler

The Mountaineers Service Award is given annually to one volunteer in the entire organization who has contributed to the mission of The Mountaineers in a way that exceeds all expectations. Learn about our 2016 winner Eric Linxweiler.

2016 Everett Election Results

2016 Everett Election Results

The results of our 2016 elections have been tabulated. We elected officers for the current term and approved modernization of Branch Rules.

Results: 2016 Board of Directors Election

Results: 2016 Board of Directors Election

Learn the results of our 2016 Board of Directors elections.

Reminder: Vote in our 2016 Elections by Oct 21

Reminder: Vote in our 2016 Elections by Oct 21

This October, we're voting for new Board Directors and updated Board Bylaws. And our Everett Branch members are voting on officers and governance. As a nonprofit, your vote counts! Vote now!

Board of Directors and Branch Elections 2016

Board of Directors and Branch Elections 2016

Take a moment to learn about the 2016 Board candidates and how to vote!

How are Board Members Nominated?

How are Board Members Nominated?

Learn about the Governance Committee and how it plays a part in our board elections.

Our National Parks - The Next Chapter

Our National Parks - The Next Chapter

Conservation & Stewardship at Yosemite National Park to celebrate 100 years of the National Park Service -- and plans for the next 100!

Board Retreat at Mt. Baker Lodge a Success!

Board Retreat at Mt. Baker Lodge a Success!

In November, our Mountaineers Board retreated to our scenic Mt. Baker Lodge to discuss the future of The Mountaineers, and how we can work together to get more enthusiasts outside. And to play in all the new snow!

Thank You Veterans!

Thank You Veterans!

Join us in saying thank you to our Veteran members.

VOTE NOW! Board of Directors Election 2015

VOTE NOW! Board of Directors Election 2015

Vote now in The Mountaineers Board of Directors 2015 elections.

Board of Directors Election 2015

Board of Directors Election 2015

The Mountaineers Nominating Committee is pleased to present the following board endorsed candidates to the membership for consideration in the upcoming Board of Directors elections: Tom Varga, Chloe Harford, Kara Stone, and Steve Swenson.

Seeking Applicants for New Board Position of Vice President of Branches

Seeking Applicants for New Board Position of Vice President of Branches

We are working to strengthen collaboration and communication across the organization and between branches, the front-line volunteers, and the Board of Directors by Vice-President of Branches to the Board. Please consider applying to serve in this critical role.

Former Mountaineers Snoqualmie Lodge property to be sold

Former Mountaineers Snoqualmie Lodge property to be sold

Mountaineers seeks buyer for former Snoqualmie Lodge property