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-THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER. +====== The Sydney ​Bushwalker======
-=11...1.11.1.1=Mi.MIIININ. +
-- A monthly bulletin of matters of interest to the Sydney ​Bush Walkers, C/- Inersoll Hall, 256 Crown St., Sydney. +
-No.202 SEPTEMBER, 1951 +
-Price 6d. +
-Editor: Bill Gillam, Berowra Reporter: Kath McKay +
-Creek Road, Berowra. Sales and Subs.: Shirley Evans Production and Business Manager: Typed by Jean Harvey. +
-Brian Harvey (JW1462) +
-CONTENTS. +
- Page+
  
-Editorial - Club Funds - And New Equipment 1 +monthly Bulletin ​of matters of interest to the Sydney Bush WalkersC/Ingersoll Hall256 Crown St., Sydney.
-Dorothy Lawry, by Jess Martin 3 +
-Club Funds - Challenge, by Jess Martin 4 +
-Origin ​of the Parks and Playgrounds Movement +
-by H. Stoddart 4 +
-A Week-End on the Hawkesbury, by G. Martin 5 +
-The Way to a Man's Heart 7 +
-Hands Off the Parks, by H. Stoddart 8 +
-Our Federation Delegationby Brian GHarvey 9 +
-Federation Notesby GMartin 10 +
-Paddy'​s Advertisement 11+
  
-EDITORIAL+---- 
-Club Funds - And New Equipment. + 
-A correspondent in this issue asks the question "Why should present members enjoy the benefits of money raised by others? Why shouldn'​t they make a comparable contribution?"​ This is the normal +=== No. 202. September, 1951. Price 6d=== 
-and inevitable question whenever eyes wander in the direction of "​trust"​ funds which exist for some vague or generalised purpose. There is a + 
-tendency to regard such funds as memorials to the hard work of those +|**Editor**|Bill Gillam, Berowra Creek Road, Berowra.| 
-who raised the money, and any attempt to use the funds is "​dissipation"​ or the signal to admonish members not to take things so much for granted. An admonition at the moment is very much to the point for we have been +|**Production and Business Manager**|Brian Harvey (JW1462).| 
-prodigal of the funds to such an extent that we have very little left for further equipment. +|**Reporter**|Kath McKay.| 
-That the money was left for ten or fifteen years to accumulate +|**Sales and Subs**|Shirley Evans.| 
-interest and reverence was probably the last thing those members wished to avoid. With no eye on the hagiographers they organised +|**Typed by**|Jean Harvey.| 
-2. + 
-theatre parties, socials and evenings, with the intention that the money be spent reasonably quickly on needed ​e'​quipment. Now there is a serious economic aspect to be considered in that when the money was first raised it might well have purchased a duplicator, projector, and a dozen or so library books, whereas now the purchase of a new duplicator leaves our cupboard bare. +===== In This Issue: ===== 
-The method of raising future funds needs much consideration. Theatre parties are a good idea if you want to get into something which is fashionable and extremely popular (rather like joining a ski club to improve one's chance of getting to the snow). It is paying a premium for your intertainment ​in that you are persuaded you are +  
-r'doing your duty?' ​to the Club whilst you are enjoying yourselves, and is an indirect and additional price to be paid for membership. A deal of the enjoyment of such an evening is lost if the member is resentful +| | |Page| 
-of the fact that he is there only to make the evening a financial +|Editorial - Club Funds - And New Equipment| | 1| 
-success and he will wish himself home in bed before the overture is ended. +|Dorothy Lawry|Jess Martin| 3| 
-A "​cap-in-hand"​ attitude ​an the part of the Treasurer, or anyone else, appealing for support for such schemes reduces the dignity of +|Club Funds - A Challenge|Jess Martin| 4| 
-that office (for it is the Treasurer'​s job to find the funds). It also reflects on the spirit of the Club generally which is prepared +|Origin of the Parks and Playgrounds Movement|HStoddart| 4| 
-to allow a few members do what is really the responsibility of everyone +|A Week-End on the Hawkesbury|G. Martin| 5| 
-prepared to enjoy the benefits of the new and future equipment. We +|The Way to a Man's Heart| | 7| 
-pride ourselves that the subscription hasn't been raised for years, +|Hands Off the Parks|H. Stoddart| 8| 
-seeming to regard ourselves as paragons of "​anti-inflation"​. Yet we just struggle along from year to year without increasing greatly our reserves from the year'​s ​receipt9. All the improvements and new equip- +|Our Federation Delegation|Brian G. Harvey| 9| 
-ment have come from "​trust"​ funds until now we have almost exhausted them. +|Federation Notes|G. Martin|10| 
-Financing our wants from subscriptions is the most equitable means. An extra five shillings per member would yield about eighty pounds and + 
-still not be an excessive price for the fifty nights of free entertainment received, quite apart from the benefits of belonging to an +===== Advertisements:​ ===== 
-organised club. It would allow us to embark on a planned programme of + 
-refurbishing a larger library and a home more suitable than the present +| |Page| 
-converted china-cabinet,​ a better projector screen and an efficient +|Paddy Advertisement|11| 
-stand for projector. Perhaps a Five Year Plan financed alone by an extra five shillings per member. + 
-Opponents of an increased subscription maintain that members feel some gratification in donating to club funds and like to give their +---- 
-services in arranging money-raising schemes. But the benefits from + 
-new equipment are available to all.. Is it not fair that all should be called upon to finance them? +===== Editorial - Club Funds - And New Equipment. ===== 
-twiffiramwookosiffilmi. + 
-NOTE. Notes on the August and September General Meetings will appear in the October issue. +A correspondent in this issue asks the question "Why should present members enjoy the benefits of money raised by others? Why shouldn'​t they make a comparable contribution?"​ This is the normal and inevitable question whenever eyes wander in the direction of "​trust"​ funds which exist for some vague or generalised purpose. There is a tendency to regard such funds as memorials to the hard work of those who raised the money, and any attempt to use the funds is "​dissipation"​ or the signal to admonish members not to take things so much for granted. An admonition at the moment is very much to the point for we have been prodigal of the funds to such an extent that we have very little left for further equipment. 
-3,+ 
 +That the money was left for ten or fifteen years to accumulate interest and reverence was probably the last thing those members wished to avoid. With no eye on the hagiographers they organised theatre parties, socials and evenings, with the intention that the money be spent reasonably quickly on needed ​equipment. Now there is a serious economic aspect to be considered in that when the money was first raised it might well have purchased a duplicator, projector, and a dozen or so library books, whereas now the purchase of a new duplicator leaves our cupboard bare. 
 + 
 +The method of raising future funds needs much consideration. Theatre parties are a good idea if you want to get into something which is fashionable and extremely popular (rather like joining a ski club to improve one's chance of getting to the snow). It is paying a premium for your entertainment ​in that you are persuaded you are "doing your duty" ​to the Club whilst you are enjoying yourselves, and is an indirect and additional price to be paid for membership. A deal of the enjoyment of such an evening is lost if the member is resentful of the fact that he is there only to make the evening a financial success and he will wish himself home in bed before the overture is ended. 
 + 
 +A "​cap-in-hand"​ attitude ​on the part of the Treasurer, or anyone else, appealing for support for such schemes reduces the dignity of that office (for it is the Treasurer'​s job to find the funds). It also reflects on the spirit of the Club generally which is prepared to allow a few members do what is really the responsibility of everyone prepared to enjoy the benefits of the new and future equipment. We pride ourselves that the subscription hasn't been raised for years, seeming to regard ourselves as paragons of "​anti-inflation"​. Yet we just struggle along from year to year without increasing greatly our reserves from the year'​s ​receipts. All the improvements and new equipment ​have come from "​trust"​ funds until now we have almost exhausted them. 
 + 
 +Financing our wants from subscriptions is the most equitable means. An extra five shillings per member would yield about eighty pounds and still not be an excessive price for the fifty nights of free entertainment received, quite apart from the benefits of belonging to an organised club. It would allow us to embark on a planned programme of refurbishing a larger library and a home more suitable than the present converted china-cabinet,​ a better projector screen and an efficient stand for projector. Perhaps a Five Year Plan financed alone by an extra five shillings per member. 
 + 
 +Opponents of an increased subscription maintain that members feel some gratification in donating to club funds and like to give their services in arranging money-raising schemes. But the benefits from new equipment are available to all. Is it not fair that all should be called upon to finance them? 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +__Note__. Notes on the August and September General Meetings will appear in the October issue. 
 + 
 +----
  
 DOROTHY LAWRY. DOROTHY LAWRY.
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