There are many different ways to get involved in the MOC! I suggest these steps!
A. COME TO A MEETING (OR MANY)!
Time: every Wednesday at 7:30PM
Location: Check your Listserv emails!
We will be announcing trips, reporting trips and selling memberships. Then we’ll play Frisbee and go for beers afterwards.
B. Get involved by SIGNING UP ON THE LISTSERV on which many many people will let everybody know about their trips, join the mailing list for free. You’ll get announcements about a wide variety of trips. There are over two thousand people on this mailing list, that anyone who wants to something outdoorsy in the Montreal area can use. You only need to have an MOC membership to go on official MOC run trips announced on this mailing list, other trips that are announced by members don’t require an MOC membership. The weekly MOC meeting locations are announced on there too! If you see an interesting trip, just respond to the person sending it!
B (Part 3!): Join the Slack! We’re trying a new platform to partially replace the listserv.
C. BUY A MEMBERSHIP – See if you are free during a general meeting or during any of these office hours and say “hey! I want to join!” Fill up the given form with some of your info and pay the $20 (or $25) for a yearly membership, which lets you rent our gear for super cheap, go stay at the house, go on exec-organized trips, and be eligible for an executive position (if you’re a McGill student) which grants cool perks (half-price for all rentals and free stay at the house wow!).
D. GO ON A TRIP (OR MANY) – Contact people who announced a trip and go do some cool outdoorsy stuff with them (hiking, rock climbing, paddling, cycling, downhill skiing, telemark skiing, cross-country skiing, ice-climbing, winter camping, other recreation … wow so many!). Both member-run and exec-run trips are usually announced on the listserv but for more specific info, you can contact the execs who are respectively responsible for one of those activities (Fall or Winter activity officers). Or, just come to our weekly meetings on Wed. 19:30 (location is confirmed by email to the listserv) and talk to people in person – and hear to what’s going on outdoors on the upcoming weekends!
E. RENT GEAR Another attractive service we have is our extensive gear collection, with student friendly prices. You can find information about this on the gear section, where you can browse the inventory and check what we have in stock.
F. RUN A TRIP (OR MANY) – Want to go hiking, but don’t know where? Not sure what you need? Want to do something different and have company? Read this guide, and/or ask your friendly neighbourhood execs! Once you’ve got an idea of where, when, and cost – announce it on the listserv, have tonnes of fun, get leadership experience, breathe the fresh air, meet new people.. and when it’s all over, apply for an MOC Trip Leader Subsidy so you have money to run another!
G. Or you can also be part of our exec team! Enjoy half priced gear rentals and free house stay, in exchange for helping out in various areas of the club. Elections happen at the end of each term.
End result: Become more amazing with each passing day!