It was with a heavy heart that last Friday I resigned from my position as secretary and from my elected place on the executive committee of the Malta Climbing Club. I came to this decision after considerable thought, as it became clear over the past several months that there are irreconcilable differences between myself and various members of the executive committee.
Over the past two and a half years or so, I have done my best to bring the Malta Climbing Club in line with its own statutory requirements, as well as in full compliance with the requirements of its registration with Sport Malta. Among other things, the club went through its first annual financial audit this year (since its formation in 2010) and held its first two AGMs in 2017 and 2018. As a result of this effort, and with the full support of the rest of the committee, the club applied for and was accepted as a full member of the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (UIAA) and subsequently became a founding member of the European Union of Mountaineering Associations (EUMA). These are exciting times for the club and for the sport locally, and it is my hope that this will lead to greater things ahead.
At this point I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to those club members who encouraged me to join the committee in 2016 and supported my candidature, as well as those who supported my re-election in 2018. I trust that I have repaid that support with concrete and meaningful action.
As I part ways with the committee, I hope that I’ll be able to continue supporting club activities as time permits. I also wish the club the very best in the coming years.