If you need to contact the Brunel Committee please send us an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). There is some info about each of us below so you can recognise us on a walk or in the pub. Come and say hello, we’re friendly.
A new committee is elected each year at our AGM at the end of October. Please e-mail us if you’re interested in taking on one of the roles.
Responsible for overseeing the work of the Brunel committee and representing the Group during meetings and discussions with other local walking Groups. David would like to hear your thoughts about the Group and how we can improve the programme of walks we offer. As well as leading and taking part in walks with Brunel, David enjoys holidaying, reading, bird watching and mountaineering all while studying for his Masters.
20s & 30s Programme Secretary: Mark
Mark is responsible for our calendar of walks for the 20s & 30s group, by encouraging people to lead walks and managing the programme to ensure it is filled with a variety of walks all year round. Without walks we have no club, so it’s very important that everyone helps when they can by submitting walks to the programme here. When not walking he mainly fills his time road-cycling, keeping fit, enjoying the outdoors and satisfying his inner geek by reading about, and building, mechanical watches.
Vice Chair and Brunel Plus Rep: Philip
Philip’s main aim is to make Brunel Plus so attractive that it becomes the group which active forty somethings want to join – starting with a warm welcome. He loves it when people contribute to Brunel Plus – whether leading their first walk or booking a meal out for the Group. Feel free to run ideas past him. Philip also enjoys being on the Brunel committee – these guys enjoy getting things done over a pint.
Brunel Plus Programme Secretary: Steph
Steph’s role is to fill up the Brunel Plus programme with interesting and varied walks. The group is fortunate to have enthusiastic walk leaders who enjoy leading in a range of different locations. However, Steph is keen to encourage and support more people to lead walks, especially 1 and 3 boot walks. As well as walking Steph also enjoys travel, sailing, live music, films and Sunday roasts.
Brunel Plus Social Secretary: Tim
Tim is responsible for keeping the Brunel Plus social diary filled up with a varied set of events including the regular Brunel Plus monthly pub nights. He also enjoys laying on camping trips for the club as well as leading walks, and loves to try new outdoor activities of any sort. Indoors he likes to write fiction, and some (arguably lucky) Brunel members occasionally get to hear him play the guitar.
20s & 30s Social Secretary: Tina
Tina looks after the 20s & 30s social calendar, including the monthly pub nights. When not leading the entertainment she enjoys bird watching, cooking and natural history documentaries. She can sometimes also be spotted at power ballad and rock music events strumming her air guitar.
Group Secretary: Kirsty
Kirsty is responsible for organising the committee meetings and the AGM. Whilst supporting the Chairperson and the other committee members, Kirsty also deals with some of the general admin for the group. In her spare time, Kirsty Enjoys taking her dog Lessi out into the big wide world, camping, travelling, baking and needle felting. If you’re lucky, you may sample her baked goods on a Brunel walk!
Jon keeps the accounts up to date for the group. This involves simple budgeting, authorising payments, working with the Avon Area Ramblers treasurer and advising on funding for events the group wants to organise.
Marketing secretary: Josie
Josie is responsible for attracting new members to the group and communicating with existing members through a variety of mediums. The marketing secretary works with others on the committee to produce regular email newsletters for members, keep the website and Facebook pages up to date and looking good, and takes on ad hoc activities to raise the profile of the group. When not trying to coax people outdoors, Josie likes to fill her time with bad dancing, good books and mediocre gardening. You can easily identify her on walks – just look for the binoculars and the neon-striped hat.
Membership Secretary: Pam
Pam looks after our membership address list and acts as the interface to the Rambler’s Membership department. She will answer membership enquiries via email and welcomes new members to the group. As well as walking, Pam also likes baking cakes and running marathons.
Footpaths Representative: Dave
Dave’s role is to oversee the conditions of the local footpaths and public rights of way in the area. He also reports obstructions to the rights of way or poorly maintained footpaths to the relevant parties. Dave enjoys Geocaching, Frisbee Golf, teaching scouts how to navigate around Dartmoor for the Ten Tors, travel, helping to grow stuff on allotments, watching Shakespeare, going to gigs and attending Glastonbury every year. Favourite places to hike include Kyrgyzstan, Africa, Argentina and Nepal.
Graham is looking after our website and getting to grips with WordPress. His role includes updating the website with new content and improving the layout and structure of the site. Graham is a qualified Mountain Leader and particularly enjoys hiking in Scotland and Snowdonia.