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198208 [2012/05/17 13:22]
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198208 [2015/08/06 02:15] (current)
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-Page 2 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER August,​ 1982. +===== Our Second Honorary Active Member ​Alex Colley ===== 
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-OUR SECOND HONORARY ACTIVEMEKBER ​ALEX COLLEY. ​ +by Jim Brown 
-by Jim Brown.+
 During 1981 the Club adopted a Constitutional Amendment creating a new category of membership - Honorary Active Member, and the Committee promptly elected Dot Butler to that status. The decision was applauded universally because Dot, in her fiftieth year of membership, and actively engaged in a range of Club activities, really seemed to represent the "​spirit"​ of the Club. During 1981 the Club adopted a Constitutional Amendment creating a new category of membership - Honorary Active Member, and the Committee promptly elected Dot Butler to that status. The decision was applauded universally because Dot, in her fiftieth year of membership, and actively engaged in a range of Club activities, really seemed to represent the "​spirit"​ of the Club.
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 Of course, some other long-standing members had already been invited to become "​Honorary Members"​ under an earlier provision in the Constitution,​ but this class of member was not permitted to debate or vote at business meetings of the Club. Plainly such a limitation should not apply to people still playing an active and valuable role in Club affairs. Of course, some other long-standing members had already been invited to become "​Honorary Members"​ under an earlier provision in the Constitution,​ but this class of member was not permitted to debate or vote at business meetings of the Club. Plainly such a limitation should not apply to people still playing an active and valuable role in Club affairs.
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 At the July meeting the Committee elected as Honorary Active Member Alex Colley - another of those people who have given long and supportive service to the Club, and one who is still enthusiastically filling a vital position in achieving the Club's objectives. At the July meeting the Committee elected as Honorary Active Member Alex Colley - another of those people who have given long and supportive service to the Club, and one who is still enthusiastically filling a vital position in achieving the Club's objectives.
-Alex first came to the Club in 1936,​gaining full membership in the 
-same year. By 1937 he was filling a position on the Committee and four years later was elected President for 1941-42. During a later tenure.of the office of Magazine Editor he introduced the practice of publishing a report of the monthly General Meeting - a system followed to this day. Many of us who came later to the Club will gladly acknowledge that our thinking an Club affairs and the many conservation proposals put before our meetings was influenced by Alex's lucid and reasoned comment. 
-, For about twenty years he has been the Caub's Conservation Secretary, 
-taking on that job at a time when S.B.W. was one of the few voices crying in the wilderness (because we believed some wilderness should be left unspoiled) and carrying through to the present when the conservation lobby iS almost influential enough to make-or break Governments. 
  
-In the Committee - deposits at major force Plateau ​and the State'sconservation ​field he has been closely involved in the Colong originally established in the late 1960s to protect limestone Colong from the threat of cement miners - but continuing as a +Alex first came to the Club in 1936, gaining full membership in the same year. By 1937 he was filling a position on the Committee ​and four years later was elected President for 1941-42. During a later tenure.of the office of Magazine Editor he introduced the practice of publishing a report of the monthly General Meeting - a system followed to this day. Many of us who came later to the Club will gladly acknowledge that our thinking on Club affairs ​and the many conservation proposals put before our meetings was influenced by Alex's lucid and reasoned comment. 
-in other projects, notably the preservation of the Kanangra/​Boyd + 
-in more recent representations leading to the proclamation of second-largest National Park....Wollemi - the Colo catchment. +For about twenty years he has been the Club's Conservation Secretary, taking on that job at a time when S.B.W. was one of the few voices crying in the wilderness (because we believed some wilderness should be left unspoiled) and carrying through to the present when the conservation lobby is almost influential enough to make-or break governments. 
-Yet with all these other activities he has always remained a true + 
-walker. In a recent issue of the National Parks Association'​s journal he replied to a correspondent who had claimed bushwalkers were self-centred and intolerant. He wrote "I know of no other group of people with a wider range of interests and more friendly dispositions than the Club I belong to - the SYdney ​Bush Walkers"​. +In the conservation ​field he has been closely involved in the Colong ​Committee - originally established in the late 1960s to protect limestone ​deposits at Colong from the threat of cement miners - but continuing as a major force  
-It was perhaps typical of Alex that, at the July General Meeting when his election as our second Honorary Active Member was announced, he told us that, while appreciating the honour, he felt the Club owed him nothing  rather that he owed the Club for the many good years it had given him. +in other projects, notably the preservation of the Kanangra/​Boyd ​Plateau and in more recent representations leading to the proclamation of the State'​s ​second-largest National Park ... Wollemi - the Colo catchment. 
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-Page 3 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER August,​ 1982. +Yet with all these other activities he has always remained a true walker. In a recent issue of the National Parks Association'​s journal he replied to a correspondent who had claimed bushwalkers were self-centred and intolerant. He wrote "I know of no other group of people with a wider range of interests and more friendly dispositions than the Club I belong to - the Sydney ​Bush Walkers"​. 
-BACK ON THE BANKS OF WILDERNESS ABOUND ​+ 
 +It was perhaps typical of Alex that, at the July General Meeting when his election as our second Honorary Active Member was announced, he told us that, while appreciating the honour, he felt the Club owed him nothing ... rather that he owed the Club for the many good years it had given him. 
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 +===== BACK ON THE BANKS OF WILDERNESS ABOUND ​===== 
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 (Of Pencil.Pine-Tarn,​-Central,​Platea4/​ Tasmania) ​ (Of Pencil.Pine-Tarn,​-Central,​Platea4/​ Tasmania) ​
 by Peter Harris. 3iter the Tarn  by Peter Harris. 3iter the Tarn 
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 CONGRATULATIONS to Margaret and Hans Stichter an the birth of their second Son EVAN'​on 6th July last. CONGRATULATIONS to Margaret and Hans Stichter an the birth of their second Son EVAN'​on 6th July last.
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