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Society Incorporation, formal memberships and caps for sale!

Kia ora koutou,

We are very happy to report that New Zealand Society for Mountain Medicine is now an Incorporated Society. You will find our constitution if you search the Incorporated Societies Register on the New Zealand Companies Office website. Many thanks to everyone who worked hard to make this happen!

At our 2022 AGM the formal membership structure of the Society was agreed. An annual subscription fee will be introduced for a few reasons:

  • Right now, we don’t know who our members are and that means we don’t have an efficient means of communication
  • A Society is made up by its members and members will drive and determine activity
  • The Society needs some money to make things happen
Cost should not be a barrier to anyone who wishes to formalise their membership.
Thus a member determined koha/ donation allows everyone to pay what they wish.
A suggested amount  for eg a full-time employed medical professional may be $25/year, for people  earning a living wage or students we would be happy with  $5 .
For current members of the google discussion  forum we already  have all your details on our database but we need full name and  preferred email address.
We will then gradually work out the preferred platform for communication but for the time being the forum will continue.
We would like everyone  who already considers themselves members  to join before September 2022. This year’s annual subscriptions will be valid to April  2023 in and in the future May will be the renewal month.
You may ask “What will you get for you membership?” The answer to that is that the  best way to find out is to join and become involved!
Bank transfers to 03-0498-0788279-003
reference sub and fill the contact form in with your preferred email address.
If you are not already a forum member we will need name, geographical address, profession and professional registration number if you are a doctor or paramedic to our email which is
Caps for sale
Would you like to show your support to the NZ Society for Mountain Medicine by wearing one of our caps? I can testify they are super comfy, and after more than a year of  wearing  one of the prototypes every day, the colour has mellowed from grey to “understated scree” but the embroidery is still like new. They are Legend heavy brushed cotton, adjustable back, and can be yours for $25.
If you live in Christchurch you can pick up, otherwise  postage and packing is extra (most likely $5.90 urban, $9.90 rural delivery within NZ, and more  for overseas delivery). Please order by email to and pay to the bank account above with reference cap.
The Society now has a professional Zoom account and we look forward to hosting informal discussion groups and educational events on this platform for our members.
Ngā mihi,
Malin  on behalf of NZ Society for Mountain Medicine Incorporated


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