Outings Management Committee
The next OMC meeting will be Monday, April 2, 2012, starting at 7pm at the Chapter headquarters.
OMC, the Outings Management Committee, is the committee responsible for the Outings Program in the Angeles Chapter. It teaches wilderness skills and environmental awareness, promotes and certifies leaders, manages risk by formulating and enforcing safety policy, and provides support to the entity outings programs (see Links). Part of these responsibilities demand close cooperation between the OMC and the Entities, e.g. the timely review of proposed outings.
OMC was created in June 2002, to create a more vibrant outings program. The approach was to create a more democratic entity to oversee the program. This is requirement is mostly accomplished by the elections held at the annual Outings Assembly. Each entity with an outings program elects a set of representatives to the OMC (5), Safety Committee (1), and the Leadership Training Committee - LTC(1), at the yearly assembly held at Eaton Canyon. We encourage all outings leaders are to attend.
Organizationally, the OMC is a standing committee and reports directly to the ExComm; the OMC chair is a non-voting member of ExComm. Chapter Safety, WTC, and LTC all report to OMC, and each of their chairs are members of OMC. The entities really don't report to the OMC, but there is substantial influence between the "two", for example, through the acts of leader certification and publication monitoring. The OMC also has significant influence upon the National Committees. This occurs in two ways, through the "Org chart" (OMC "reports" to the Local Outings Support Committee (LOSC)), and through the individuals on OMC who are also members of the National Committees: Outdoor Activities Governance Committee (OAGC - the lead National Committee), the Mountaineering Outings Committee (MOC), and the Outdoor Activities Training Committee (OATC).
The 2012 OMC is made up of the following individuals:
OMC meetings are held at chapter headquarters on the first Monday of the even numbered months at 7:00pm sharp. All those involved in the outings program are invited to attend.