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 Just before leaving Cascades Hut on the dawn of Boxing Day, through the heavy mist appeared a beautiful ici umby family peacefully grazing on the flats, 200-300 metres below the hIft,. There was a stallion, mare and a tiny foal - all a glossy black coludr - a supendous scene. Just before leaving Cascades Hut on the dawn of Boxing Day, through the heavy mist appeared a beautiful ici umby family peacefully grazing on the flats, 200-300 metres below the hIft,. There was a stallion, mare and a tiny foal - all a glossy black coludr - a supendous scene.
 All in all, a most rewarding wali 1, in spite of the rather fickle weather conditions! Highly recommended!! All in all, a most rewarding wali 1, in spite of the rather fickle weather conditions! Highly recommended!!
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-THE 1985 ANNUAL (ENERAL MEETING. by Barry Wallace.+====== The 1985 Annual General Meeting ====== 
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 +Barry Wallace. 
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 The meeting began at around 2005 with some 50 or 60 members present and the President in the chair. The meeting began at around 2005 with some 50 or 60 members present and the President in the chair.
-There were apologies from Alasta:​r ​Battye, Barbara Evans and Maurie Bloom. New members Peter Sharp, ​Vercnique ​Crowther, Helmut Land, and +There were apologies from Alastair ​Battye, Barbara Evans and Maurie Bloom. New members Peter Sharp, ​Veronique ​Crowther, Helmut Land, and Don and Ruth Seymour were welcomed in the usual way with constitution,​ badge and applause. 
-Don and Ruth Seymour were welcomed in the usual way with constitution,​ badge and applause.+
 The minutes of the previous general meeting were read and received. The minutes of the previous general meeting were read and received.
-Correspondence brought letters from Ron Knightley, proposing various activities as the Club's contribution;to the bi-centenary celebration and an application for reinstatement to fiAl membership from Dorothy Webb, + 
-The Annual Reports for the President, the Walks Secretary, Social, New Members, Coolana, Magazine Editor, and Conservation Secretary were taken as read-and adopted. +Correspondence brought letters from Ron Knightley, proposing various activities as the Club's contribution to the bi-centenary celebration and an application for reinstatement to full membership from Dorothy Webb. 
-The Treasurer'​s Report was taken,as read, and at this stage the +The Annual Reports for the President, the Walks Secretary, Social, New Members, Coolana, Magazine Editor, and Conservation Secretary were taken as read and adopted. 
-Hon. Auditor, Gordon Redmond, sought ​:​i.eave ​to address the meeting. Leave + 
-+The Treasurer'​s Report was taken as read, and at this stage the Hon. Auditor, Gordon Redmond, sought ​leave to address the meeting. Leave was granted, so Gordon proceeded to draw to the attention of the meeting certain matters that had become ​apparent ​to him during the progress of the audit. He began by pointing ​out that most members were probably unaware of the sheer volume of work ard time involved in the execution of the Treasurer'​s duties, and appealed or the Committee and membership to more fully support the Treasurer in the management of the club. He remarked upon his concern that on some occasions the principle that the Trustees were appointed for the purpose of ensuring that the wishes of the general membership were carried ​out, was not observed as scrupulously as might be desirable. It seems that on one occasion during the year, one of our income producing loans had become due for rollover at rather short notice, and that in haste, one of the steps in the laid down procedure had been missed, such that the Trustees were not involved in the transaction. There was also the matter of an as yet unallocated ​invoice for the Club's offset printer. Gordcn suggested that complete familiarity would only be gained over an extended period as Treasurer, and that as far as the Treasurer'​s position was concerned, the membership should reconsider the present tradition of persons only holding office for a maximum of two years. After some further general discussion the Treasurer'​s Report was accepted. 
-was granted, so Gordon proceeded to thaw to the attention of the meeting certain matters that had become ​appareht ​to him during the progress of the audit. He began by pointing ​outi that most members were probably unaware of the sheer volume of work ard time involved in the execution of the Treasurer'​s duties, and appealed or the Committee and membership to more fully support the Treasurer in tte management of the Club. He remarked upon his concern that on som occasions the principle that the Trustees were appointed for the purpose of ensuring that the wishes of the general membership were carried ​olt, was not observed as scrupulously + 
-as might be desirable. It seems that on one occasion during the year, one of our income producing loans had become due for rollover at rather short notice, and that in haste, one cf the steps in the laid down procedure had been missed, such that the Trustees were not involved in the +The meeting then proceeded to the election of officers for the coming year. A voting system was agreed, ​and elections proceeded. The results will have appeared in last month'​s ​magazine, so I have no intention of repeating them here. There was a move to replace ​the Trustees with the aim of making access easier for the Treasurer, but this was set aside in view of possible costs and complications which Dot Butler warned the meeting might ensue. 
-transaction. There was also the matter of an as yet unlocated ​invoice +
-for the Club's offset printer. Gordcn suggested that complete familiarity would only be gained over an extended period as Treasurer, and that as far as the Treasurer'​s position was concerned, the membership should reconsider the present tradition of persons only holding office for a maximum of two +
-years. After some further general discussion the Treasurer'​s Report +
-was accepted. +
-The meeting then proceeded to the election of officers for the coming year. A voting system was agreed, ​aid elections proceeded. The results will have appeared in last month'​s ​mafazine, so I have no intention of +
-April, 1985 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER Page 15 +
-repeating them here. There was a move fer6place ​the Trustees with the aim of making access easier for the Treasurer, but this was set aside in view of possible costs and complications which Dot Butler warned the meeting might ensue.+
 At this point the motion on the Agenda to replace "​married couple"​ subscription rates by a "​household"​ rate was discussed and carried. A resultant procedural motion that only one copy of the magazine and Club publications be forwarded to each "​household"​ was also carried. At this point the motion on the Agenda to replace "​married couple"​ subscription rates by a "​household"​ rate was discussed and carried. A resultant procedural motion that only one copy of the magazine and Club publications be forwarded to each "​household"​ was also carried.
-The Treasurer then proposed that the annual ​,..subscription for the coming year be set at $11 per household of one person, with an addition + 
-of $5 per person for households larger than one. The student subscription +The Treasurer then proposed that the annual subscription for the coming year be set at $11 per household of one person, with an addition of $5 per person for households larger than one. The student subscription 
-was to be $9, and the entrance fee $3. In support of the proposed fees +was to be $9, and the entrance fee $3. In support of the proposed fees the Treasurer outlined the budget for the coming year, primarily one of containment with a small surplus predicted. After some discussion, and one or two unsuccessful amendments the proposed subscription levels were accepted. 
-the Treasurer outlined the budget for the coming year, primarily one of + 
-containment with a small surplus predicted. After some discussion, and one or two unsuccessful amendments the proposed subscription levels were accepted. +The Treasurer'​s monthly report indicated that we began the month with $2614.54 in the kitty, earned or otherwise acquired $648.58, spent $1440.41, and concluded with a balance of $1822.71. ​ 
-The Treasurer'​s monthly report indicated that we began the month with $2614.54 in the kitty, earned or otherwise acquired $648.58, spent $1440.41, and concluded with a balance of $1822.71.+
 All of which only served as a warm up for the Walks Report. For the weekend of 15,16,17 February Elwyn Morris took a party of 5 to the Munmoral State Recreation area, Barry Wallace had 6 people on his Kbwmung River tea bag trip, and the Coolana prospectives weekend drew 9 starters, although the mix of instructors to students to hangers-on is not clear. Of the day walks, Petei. Harris'​ Du Faurs Creek trip was cancelled and Len Berlin'​s Bundeena to Otford walk had 13 starters. All of which only served as a warm up for the Walks Report. For the weekend of 15,16,17 February Elwyn Morris took a party of 5 to the Munmoral State Recreation area, Barry Wallace had 6 people on his Kbwmung River tea bag trip, and the Coolana prospectives weekend drew 9 starters, although the mix of instructors to students to hangers-on is not clear. Of the day walks, Petei. Harris'​ Du Faurs Creek trip was cancelled and Len Berlin'​s Bundeena to Otford walk had 13 starters.
 Roger Browne led the bidding for the weekend of 22,23,24 February with 20 people on his Shoalhaven River walk. Hans Stichter'​s Megalong Valley for beginners trip was cancelled, but Bill Holland'​s Apple Tree Bay walk reported a cast of thousands. There was no report of the other day walk, Joe Marton'​s Glenbrook trip. Roger Browne led the bidding for the weekend of 22,23,24 February with 20 people on his Shoalhaven River walk. Hans Stichter'​s Megalong Valley for beginners trip was cancelled, but Bill Holland'​s Apple Tree Bay walk reported a cast of thousands. There was no report of the other day walk, Joe Marton'​s Glenbrook trip.
 Over the weekend of 1,2,3 March Bill Holland had 22 starters on his Bob Turner'​s track day walk, Peter Harris cancelled his trip to the Port Macquarie area, Bill Gamble cancelled his Cox River weekend trip and Peter Christian cancelled his Woronora River day walk. HELP! HELP1 the sky is falling. Over the weekend of 1,2,3 March Bill Holland had 22 starters on his Bob Turner'​s track day walk, Peter Harris cancelled his trip to the Port Macquarie area, Bill Gamble cancelled his Cox River weekend trip and Peter Christian cancelled his Woronora River day walk. HELP! HELP1 the sky is falling.
 The weekend of 8,9,10 March saw Roger Browne leading 12 people on another trip in the Shoalhaven area. David Rostron and Laurie Quaken both cancelled their ttips that weekend, so it was left to the day walks to carry the day, so t6 speak. Joan Cooper'​s Erskine Creek trip had five starters, but alas no Joan. Jan Mohandas is reported to have led a multitude on his Waterfall to Otford trip. All of which, with the Walks Secretary'​s urging, brought the Walks Report to an end. The weekend of 8,9,10 March saw Roger Browne leading 12 people on another trip in the Shoalhaven area. David Rostron and Laurie Quaken both cancelled their ttips that weekend, so it was left to the day walks to carry the day, so t6 speak. Joan Cooper'​s Erskine Creek trip had five starters, but alas no Joan. Jan Mohandas is reported to have led a multitude on his Waterfall to Otford trip. All of which, with the Walks Secretary'​s urging, brought the Walks Report to an end.
-We were advised that there was no significant report of F.B.W. matters to present. + 
-General Business consisted of a vote of thanks to the outgoing administration group, and announcements were limited to notification of changes to programmed walks.+We were advised that there was no significant report of S.B.W. matters to present. 
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 +General Business consisted of a vote of thanks to the outgoing administration group, and announcements were limited to notification of changes to programmed walks. 
 It was then only a matter of declaring the meeting closed, together with some prompting from the audience, before a near approximation of the traditional call "LET US RE-UNE"​ echoed (well, sort of echoed) from the chair, and the ravening hordes fell upon what remained of the bikkies. It was then only a matter of declaring the meeting closed, together with some prompting from the audience, before a near approximation of the traditional call "LET US RE-UNE"​ echoed (well, sort of echoed) from the chair, and the ravening hordes fell upon what remained of the bikkies.
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 FOR SALE: One pair Volley O.C. sandshoes, size 5 (feel more like size 6), $12 - Barbara Bruce, phone 546-6570. FOR SALE: One pair Volley O.C. sandshoes, size 5 (feel more like size 6), $12 - Barbara Bruce, phone 546-6570.
 PaGE 16 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER April, 1985 PaGE 16 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER April, 1985
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 THE LONGEST DAY.  THE LONGEST DAY. 
 by Jim Brown: (Sketch presented at the S.M. Annual Re-union, by Jim Brown: (Sketch presented at the S.M. Annual Re-union,
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