A PLEA has gone out for more members and trip leaders to join the Southland Tramping Club.
Club president Anne McDermott said there were a couple of potential reasons why numbers were not picking up, but there was also nothing to really stop anyone from leading a trip.
“If someone suggests an idea and says, ‘I want to do this but I don’t feel happy about leading it’, we would assist and help you in leading a trip.”
She said all the information needed was on the club’s website, as well as information about what the club does and what members get up to.
“Since we’ve gone web-based we have had a lot more inquiries… we have picked up two or three new members.”
Attracting new members had been a bugbear since she joined the club, she said. With other clubs nearby, the potential for more joint trips was a possibility.
“I know all the clubs are struggling a bit… I think you’ll find all sorts of clubs have this issue.”
Meetings are held every month, with the next being held on Wednesday, July 8, at 7.30pm in the Federated Farmers building on Forth St, Invercargill.
Predator Free Southland project co-ordinator Ini-Isabee Gunn would be speaking, as well as information provided about past and future trips.
Ms McDermott said people were welcome to try out a trip before paying a subscription for the club.