A Brief Overview
The Hawaiian Trail and Mountain Club was originally organized in 1910 by Alexander Hume Ford. It had enjoyed an informal existence for many years before that time. Club activities ceased during World War I, but HTMC was reorganized in 1919 (and 2019). Membership levels have varied from a few dozen to around 500 currently.
A board of directors elects officers and conducts HTMC business between annual general membership meetings, usually held on the first Sunday in April. The monthly board meetings (almost always at Waimanalo and on the third Wednesday of the month) are open to all members. The board is supported by a number of standing and special committees.
Everything we are, and everything we may become, depends on the willingness of our members to donate time and energy to HTMC activities. We are always looking for people to help out, particularly by volunteering to help maintain our trails, by participating in our various committees or, eventually, by becoming a hike coordinator.. We hope that you will not only join HTMC, but will also join up with other members keen on making it the kind of organization that we all want to be a part of.