Club Organization

BMECC Mission and Objectives

  • To preserve the forests, protect the wildlife, and promote and encourage mountain climbing, hiking, camping, and the appreciation of nature.

  • To assist in and provide for the preservation and perpetual protection of the Appalachian Trail (specifically on the Blue Mountain between the Lehigh Gap and the Susquehanna River).

  • To construct and maintain shelters, arboretums, and other facilities for public use and enjoyment.

  • To acquire for the above purpose by purchase, lease, gift, grant, devise, or otherwise such tracts of land as may be necessary.

  • To provide a program of activities whereby members can enjoy nature and each others' fellowship.

Constitution and Bylaws

The Club Constitution & Bylaws are available for review.


President: David Bailey

Vice President: Leon Jaskuta

Treasurer: Carolyn Mohn

Secretary: Gordon Araujo


Term Ending 4/5/2023

  • George Shollenberger

  • Linda Enders

  • David Reitz

Term Ending 4/5/2025

  • Curt Fitterling

  • Don Slick

  • Tracey Davis-Witmyer

  • Al Shrom

Committee Chairs

  • Trails: Scott Birchman

  • Corridor Management / Lands: Larry Kramer

  • Shelters: Vacant

  • Rentschler Arboretum: Linda Enders

    • Kalbach Pavilion (ad hoc): Joan Moyer

  • Program: Joan Moyer

  • Membership: Vacant, David Bailey (acting)

  • Activities (Newsletter): Howard Reid

  • Public Relations / Education: Michelle Adshead

    • Awards and Recognition (ad hoc): Michelle Adshead

  • Archives: Barry Webb

  • Invested Funds Management: Dodson Dietrich

  • Social Media (ad hoc): Greg Wasser

    • Website (ad hoc): Gordon Araujo

Partner Organization Representatives

Mid-Atlantic Regional Partnership Committee (MARPC)

  • David Reitz

  • Barry Webb (alternate)

Keystone Trails Association (KTA)

  • Vacant

Pennsylvania Trail Advisory Committee

  • Scott Birchman

Executive Committee

The executive committee shall consist of the officers, the board of directors of the Association and the chairmen of all committees. The executive committee shall have responsibility for all the assets of the Association, and it shall be their duty to ensure that such assets are not misappropriated. It shall further be the responsibility of the executive committee to transact such business as may be appropriate or necessary between meetings of the membership.