Do I have to be a member to go on club trips?

Yes! Club trips are for club members. If anyone could come on club trips, there would be no point joining, and so there would be no club or associated benefits such as a group of people to go on trips with, gear for cheap hire, networking with other clubs, first aid training, insurance coverage etc. So the short answer is yes, you need to be a member. If you are not a member and want to go on a trip sign up here.
Please note, if you apply for membership and are not yet 18, your membership application will be placed on hold until you turn 18. Unfortunately you cannot attend club events whilst your membership application is on hold.

Do I have to be super experienced?

No, our club is for everyone, and our trips are at a range of levels. Some trips are suitable for beginners and others are for more experienced members

What if I don't have equipment?

No problem, the club has a big stash of gear that as a member you can hire for club trips very cheaply. As you become more experienced and work out what sort of equipment you want you may choose to start buying your own gear

What can the club do for you?

LUMC mission, is to get people outdoors. We wish to provide people the opportunity to partake in safe, friendly, fun, social and cost effective way to get outdoors and in outdoors adventure sports including Bushwalking, Rockclimbing, Kayaking, Rafting, Mountain Biking, XC Skiing and Caving

The club is a great way to get outdoors and have fun! Learn new activities, make new friends and have a great excuse to get up in the morning! We organise discounts for members, offer training opportunities and are a place where make lifelong friends

What can you do for the club?

You can help support us. Everything that we can and will do for you requires the time and energy of volunteers, and we want you to be one of them! You can help integrate new members and join us on university Welcome Days, O-Week Celebrations and any other event that spreads the word of our awesome club. You can learn how to maintain our equipment, help set up pool sessions and climbing @latrobe, show your skills on the BBQ, and assist in any other way that helps our club to improve. We want you to become a familiar face around the club! We want you to be the type of member other clubs want to steal!

LUMC is not a business - we are a club and as such wish to maintain club values. We aim to attract people from the La Trobe Community students, staff and alumni so that we may foster an identity of our own and establish a strong club environment which will continue for many years. So what can you do to help?

Renew your membership!
The club is here because of its members, without any members, there would be no club! So whats stopping you? Renew online now!

Be involved!
Be involved in a way that works for you, is it coming to kayaking sessions, go indoor rockclimbing with the club (maybe even organise a time you are going and advertise it as a club trip for fellow members), maybe Bushwalking takes your fancy, craving a social night, why not organise one for the club? Maybe its you just love the outdoors from the comfort of your lounge room and you want to be our admin extraordinaire. Whatever it is, the best thing you can do for the club is be an active member!

Advertise us on Social media!
Everytime you like or comment, or tag your friends on a post on Facebook, you increase the exposure of the club which we love. Like our page, say you are "interested" in O-week, and Big Weekend

Run a club trip
We encourage all members to run a club trip, so after you have been on a few. We would love some people to schedule events they plan to run in our calendar so we can show the world (and prospective members) how active we are. See more here: http://www.lumc.org.au/handbook:how-to-run-a-trip

O- week Sports Carnival is our busiest recruitment day for the year so we need your help! At its peak we can have 20 people all wanting to talk to us at once (awesome!) but that means we need all hands on deck! Lunch provided.
When- Wed 22nd 11-3 (help is wanted from 10.30-4- even if you can only help for an hour that is fantastic!
There's lots of jobs that anyone can help out with, so don't let being new deter you from being involved! Email ua.gro.cmul|laicos#ua.gro.cmul|laicos if you are able to help and we will coordinate details

I don't have a car. Can I still go on trips?

Many people in the club do not have cars. This is not a problem. Most club trips leave from uni, and car-pooling is organized. Just let the trip leader know that you will require transport. See below for notes about petrol.

What is a club trip?

Club trips and personal trips are two different things and its important to keep in mind the difference.

Club trips are
- Advertised to all members (through the club email list), secondary advertising is fine, but the email must go out to the club.
- Inclusive
- Align with the club purposes
- Open to members of suitable experience and equipment to join in at the time of advertising to the email list (i.e. a trip isn't a club trip if you send an email out but its already full - that's not in the club spirit!)
- Organized by a current club member
- Not be in conflict with the clubs constitution, policies or risk management guidelines (the convenor approval process deals with this bit)

Why organise a club trip?

Lots of reasons!
We are a club, organising club trips is the whole reason for our existance! You will have a group of people ready to go do fun stuff with, the support of the club, be covered by club insurance, have priority gear hire.

I am under 18, can I join?

If you apply for membership and are not yet 18, your membership application will be placed on hold until you turn 18. Unfortunately you cannot attend club events whilst your membership application is on hold.

I am not affiliated with La Trobe, can I join?

We have a very limited number of places for non-affiliated members each year. If you think you would make a good club member and have skills that would benefit the club email ua.gro.cmul|reciffobulc#ua.gro.cmul|reciffobulc about why we should offer you membership, if successful, you will be given a discount code to join online. A limited number of memberships are available for non-university affiliated people as the club is required to retain a high % of members which are university community - Priority is given to those who will contribute substantially to the club.

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