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How to Join the PCS - Loma Prieta PCS

I don't want to belong to any club that would have me as a member.
Groucho Marx

Why Join the PCS?

It is unnecessary to formally join the PCS in order to be an active participant. Non-members may go on unrestricted PCS trips, our meetings are open to the public, and our newsletter Scree is available to anyone.

So why join?

The PCS provides a meeting place for backcountry enthusiasts of all stripes to get together and plan adventures, whether they are members or not. Actual membership in the PCS is required for trip leaders and PCS Officers, and you must be a member to vote at our elections. So join and give something back to the section by leading trips or volunteering your time in the organization. Or join simply to be a part of the fun.

For participation in restricted PCS outings, current Sierra Club membership is required.

How to Join

PCS membership is open to all Sierra Club members.  Simply tell the PCS Treasurer who you are, indicate your wish to join the section, and you're in!  Membership in the PCS becomes effective on the first of the month following request for membership.

Step 1 - Become a member of the Sierra Club

Current membership in the Sierra Club is required for all PCS members.  You can join the Sierra Club online.

Step 2 - Join the PCS

Request membership by writing a letter or sending an email to the Treasurer with the following information:

  • Your Name
  • Your Telephone Number (specify home or work) or your Email Address
  • Optional: An alternate phone number (home/work)
  • Optional: The City in which you live or work
  • Indicate whether or not you would you like your contact information listed in the PCS Member Roster, published annually in Scree and on this website

Send this information to the PCS Treasurer: Treasurer/Membership:
Terry Cline,, 650-424-9015

Step 3 - Join the PCS Listserv

You can join the PCS Announcement Listserv and receive announcements and updates of trips and meetings by sending an email with the message body "subscribe lomap-pcs-announce" (no quotes) to Or you can visit the listserv's web page.