No KOTR is NOT a club, it has no president, no fees, no ranks or positions, no executive committee or organizer, no chain of command.
Korea On The Rocks는 산악회 아닙니다, 회장도 없습니다, 회비도 없습니다, 계급/ 실행위원/ CEO/ 관리자/ 지휘계통도 없습니다
I want to say this clearly, just so that we are not confused in peoples minds with (the much more common, and accountable) "club/ 산악회" structure.
OK, we sometimes act like a club when we have 'get togethers' at a crag etc, BUT the actions of any person one or group of people, HAVE NO SANCTION/ PERMISSION "per se" from KOTR. This is very different from typical Korean climbing clubs, where good or bad actions reflect directly (or more directly) on that club, it's ethics and rules etc.KOTR accepts no responsibility for actions (good or bad) done by "members" (Korean or Foreigner).
사실은 KOTR는 "산악회" 말고 그냥 한국에서 클라이밍 정보/ 충고/ 경고 등등 웹페이지 입니다. KOTR 멤버들이 물론이죠, 항상 좋은행동/ 태도/ 인상 해야하지만, KOTR "멤버들 (나쁜/ 좋은)행동 etc 대한 책임이 없다
I hope that poor Korean is understandable...I don't mean it to sound negative, but just reflect accurately what our KOTR "structure" is. We just don't have the structure to monitor/ reward/ punish each others actions in any official way. It's just individuals sharing info and (hopefully) helping each other and having a good time.
quem deus perdere vult, primus dementat