Chapter Chair Description
Chapter Chairs are volunteer leaders that organize the AAC at the local level. These individuals are the core of the climbing community in their specific communities, delivering AAC programming to their gyms, crags, and/or local community.
A Chapters Purpose
AAC Chapters are organized groups of members with common interests. Any location with a critical mass of members is a very common chapter driver, but chapters can also be created around other interests including preferred climbing discipline, age, gender, or even experience. The purpose of an AAC Chapter is to better serve members based on what is most important to them.
A successful AAC Chapter provides the following benefits to the climbing community:
Establish a basic organizational foundation from which members may pursue activities focused on their local interests and priorities.
Provide the resources and guidance to members to deliver local events, develop innovative programs, and advocate for policies on issues such as access, regulation, and conservation that are relevant and important to their local community (and consistent with AAC mission and guidelines).
Personalized Member Service
Provide on the ground customer service for new and existing American Alpine Club members.
aAC Chapter communities
Chapters are the AAC's touch point with members and local climbing communities. Often times the community dictates what is most important for the chapter to provide. Chapters are engaged in a wide variety of community activities, including:
Best Practices Rappelling
Gym to Crag Clinics
Anchor Cleaning Best Practices
Universal Belay Method Instruction
Countless local stewardship events across the country
Partnering with Access Fund affiliate Local Climbing Organizations for Adopt a Crag events
Fundraising for local conservation efforts
Send and Social / Gym Nights
Alpine Pint Night / Pub Clubs
AAC Speaker Series
Chapter Meetings / Dinners
Film Tours - Reel Rock, Adventure Film Fest, 5Point Film Fest, Banff Film Fest
Interested in starting an AAC Chapter in your community?