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 When the final draft Constitution is available, a copy will be sent to everyone, probably with the magazine, and an Extraordinary General Meeting will be called. More meetings may be necessary. When this has been accepted, the Club can apply for incorporation. When the final draft Constitution is available, a copy will be sent to everyone, probably with the magazine, and an Extraordinary General Meeting will be called. More meetings may be necessary. When this has been accepted, the Club can apply for incorporation.
  
-In the meantime, the current ​Consitution ​applies.+In the meantime, the current ​Constitution ​applies.
  
 Personal Accident Insurance, as agreed in principle at the December General Meeting, has still to be considered in detail by the Committee. Personal Accident Insurance, as agreed in principle at the December General Meeting, has still to be considered in detail by the Committee.
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 === S.B.W. in the news! === === S.B.W. in the news! ===
  
-Ben Esgate was to be seen on ABC T.V. on the "7.30 Report"​ on Tuesday, 25th March. Sickness and pollution in the Blue Moutains ​are reaching scandal proportions,​ or at least, the television news.+Ben Esgate was to be seen on ABC T.V. on the "7.30 Report"​ on Tuesday, 25th March. Sickness and pollution in the Blue Mountains ​are reaching scandal proportions,​ or at least, the television news.
  
 __The problem__ is that effluent - Sewage to you - is partially treated daily and let out into the creeks from towns which are growing rapidly. The sewerage system is antiquated, badly maintained, with concrete pipes in poor shape, sewage can be seen bubbling out of the cracks. For example, untreated sewage beside Leura Falls Creek goes into the Kedumba Valley and eventually into the Cox's River and Warragamba Dam. The Grose River and its tributaries are similarly polluted. __The problem__ is that effluent - Sewage to you - is partially treated daily and let out into the creeks from towns which are growing rapidly. The sewerage system is antiquated, badly maintained, with concrete pipes in poor shape, sewage can be seen bubbling out of the cracks. For example, untreated sewage beside Leura Falls Creek goes into the Kedumba Valley and eventually into the Cox's River and Warragamba Dam. The Grose River and its tributaries are similarly polluted.
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 Every cry in the wilderness helps! Every cry in the wilderness helps!
  
-=== N.S.W. South Cpast. ===+=== N.S.W. South Coast. ===
  
 And while you've got pen and paper out, how about another letter to Mr. Kerin, M.P. for Eden-Monaro,​ on the matter of - woodchips or water? And while you've got pen and paper out, how about another letter to Mr. Kerin, M.P. for Eden-Monaro,​ on the matter of - woodchips or water?
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 The reference to Mr. Wran as a "​dedicated conservationist"​ intrigued me. This is the self-same Neville Wran who directed the N.P.W.S. to rewrite its Corporate Plan after declaring Labor to be "​adamant in opposing"​ much of the Lewis government'​s conservation policy! I still have the quoted words, in typing, over Mr. Wran's personal signature. The reference to Mr. Wran as a "​dedicated conservationist"​ intrigued me. This is the self-same Neville Wran who directed the N.P.W.S. to rewrite its Corporate Plan after declaring Labor to be "​adamant in opposing"​ much of the Lewis government'​s conservation policy! I still have the quoted words, in typing, over Mr. Wran's personal signature.
  
-Listening to Mr. Carr on the night and thinking over it since, I could not but remark the striking similarity between his pronouncements,​ now, and those of the Hon. Mr. Tom Lewis in those heady 1970's days when we all thought that Mr. Lewis was the Creator'​s greatest gift to conservationists;​ and of the similarity between Mr. Carr's recent Coalition quotes and Labor'​s adamant opposition in those times. Nor could I help remembering how roundly the elctorate ​consigned the Lewis government to past history.+Listening to Mr. Carr on the night and thinking over it since, I could not but remark the striking similarity between his pronouncements,​ now, and those of the Hon. Mr. Tom Lewis in those heady 1970's days when we all thought that Mr. Lewis was the Creator'​s greatest gift to conservationists;​ and of the similarity between Mr. Carr's recent Coalition quotes and Labor'​s adamant opposition in those times. Nor could I help remembering how roundly the electorate ​consigned the Lewis government to past history.
  
-I am left, therefore, with two worrisome thoughts. In the last 25 years, conservationists have become organised and vociferous. But will we have the great, silent majority of the elctorate ​with us in the 1988 or earlier ​elctions? Or will it, as in the U.S.A., think that we are going too far, too fast and seek to redress our former gains? If conservationists have stirred up the thousands of four-wheel drivers and the even more numerous fishermen, and if even S.B.W. bares its teeth to the Minister most responsible,​ does the government'​s current conservation policy have any real friends left, apart from a few vocal radicals?+I am left, therefore, with two worrisome thoughts. In the last 25 years, conservationists have become organised and vociferous. But will we have the great, silent majority of the electorate ​with us in the 1988 or earlier ​elections? Or will it, as in the U.S.A., think that we are going too far, too fast and seek to redress our former gains? If conservationists have stirred up the thousands of four-wheel drivers and the even more numerous fishermen, and if even S.B.W. bares its teeth to the Minister most responsible,​ does the government'​s current conservation policy have any real friends left, apart from a few vocal radicals?
  
 And even worse: if, for example, we are really opening up Kosciusko to the pigs and other national parks to bushfires instead of people, have we even convinced ourselves that conservation is going in all the right directions? And even worse: if, for example, we are really opening up Kosciusko to the pigs and other national parks to bushfires instead of people, have we even convinced ourselves that conservation is going in all the right directions?
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 Herewith is an eyewitness account of the Peter Miller birthday weekend and cultural workshop written by an attendee who was there and who saw nearly everything; however, some literary licence has been used. The venue for the weekend was the left bank of the Shoalhaven River at Long Point; down the hill, turn left, walk 1000 metres then flop down. The basic, underlying, fundamental reason for the gathering was the n+1th birthday of young Peter Miller combined with a saints and sinners gourmet repast (don't confuse this with a meal attended by gourmet saints and gourmet sinners). Herewith is an eyewitness account of the Peter Miller birthday weekend and cultural workshop written by an attendee who was there and who saw nearly everything; however, some literary licence has been used. The venue for the weekend was the left bank of the Shoalhaven River at Long Point; down the hill, turn left, walk 1000 metres then flop down. The basic, underlying, fundamental reason for the gathering was the n+1th birthday of young Peter Miller combined with a saints and sinners gourmet repast (don't confuse this with a meal attended by gourmet saints and gourmet sinners).
  
-As the 18 of us started out from the top of Long Point we met an interesting group of young men and a woman all dressed in the finest jungle green the disposal shops can offer and each equiped ​with a machete. Some machetes were attached to the belt while others showed more imagination or simply more attention to Hollywood detail, i.e. strapped to the back a la Robin Hood's arrows. One small machete was secured upside down over the left breast - ready for a quick draw, or if not careful, an unplanned mastectomy.+As the 18 of us started out from the top of Long Point we met an interesting group of young men and a woman all dressed in the finest jungle green the disposal shops can offer and each equipped ​with a machete. Some machetes were attached to the belt while others showed more imagination or simply more attention to Hollywood detail, i.e. strapped to the back a la Robin Hood's arrows. One small machete was secured upside down over the left breast - ready for a quick draw, or if not careful, an unplanned mastectomy.
  
 Our campsite was prepared under the watchful eyes of the birthday boy, a well-cleared area with nothing but dirt to sit on and the firewood heap outside the light of the fire so that at night only the fearless, the reckless or the torch-lighted could get extra fuel. The cultural aspect of the weekend started at 3 pm or, as the machete men would no doubt say, 1500 hours. At least, I think it started at about 3 pm, I did take notes but as the function progressed the notes became shorter and less and less legible so now I'm working from my photographic,​ eyewitness memory. Our campsite was prepared under the watchful eyes of the birthday boy, a well-cleared area with nothing but dirt to sit on and the firewood heap outside the light of the fire so that at night only the fearless, the reckless or the torch-lighted could get extra fuel. The cultural aspect of the weekend started at 3 pm or, as the machete men would no doubt say, 1500 hours. At least, I think it started at about 3 pm, I did take notes but as the function progressed the notes became shorter and less and less legible so now I'm working from my photographic,​ eyewitness memory.
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 After a couple of drinks to aid night vision the saints and sinners went off to visit two nearby groups of fellow campers; a herd of boy guides and the machete men. I did not go but volunteered to stay behind and keep the possums from the food and drink. Eyewitnesses to this visit (the visitors, not the visitees) say they were well received and that they managed to enter the machete men's camp unchallenged and without being mistaken for sugarcane. After a couple of drinks to aid night vision the saints and sinners went off to visit two nearby groups of fellow campers; a herd of boy guides and the machete men. I did not go but volunteered to stay behind and keep the possums from the food and drink. Eyewitnesses to this visit (the visitors, not the visitees) say they were well received and that they managed to enter the machete men's camp unchallenged and without being mistaken for sugarcane.
  
-Interesting items of gear observed on the weekend were Uta's glow-inthe-dark shoelaces, very handy aiming marks when going to the loo in the dark. The other new piece of gear was a mono-bra, a supplement to normal wear. In this case the extra item was not on the back for dancing but mounted between the chin and the navel and contained a 35 mm SLR with 80-500 mm zoom lens, tripod, spare film and portable darkroom. Very ingenious.+Interesting items of gear observed on the weekend were Uta's glow-in-the-dark shoelaces, very handy aiming marks when going to the loo in the dark. The other new piece of gear was a mono-bra, a supplement to normal wear. In this case the extra item was not on the back for dancing but mounted between the chin and the navel and contained a 35 mm SLR with 80-500 mm zoom lens, tripod, spare film and portable darkroom. Very ingenious.
  
 The party broke camp on Sunday afternoon, climbed the 600 metres to the cars and had dinner in Mittagong. The weekend raises three questions: The party broke camp on Sunday afternoon, climbed the 600 metres to the cars and had dinner in Mittagong. The weekend raises three questions:
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 __Footnote to "The Great Snake Debate"​.__ __Footnote to "The Great Snake Debate"​.__
  
-A check was also made with The Australian Museum, which referred me to a pamphlet "First Aid for Snake Bite in Australia"​ by Dr. S.K. Sutherland, published by the Commonwealth Serum Laborities, 3rd Revision, 1985. He advises to leve the venom on.+A check was also made with The Australian Museum, which referred me to a pamphlet "First Aid for Snake Bite in Australia"​ by Dr. S.K. Sutherland, published by the Commonwealth Serum Laboratories, 3rd Revision, 1985. He advises to leave the venom on.
  
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-REUNION ​1986. +===== Reunion ​1986. ===== 
 by Helen Gray. by Helen Gray.
-We Grays with Dot Butler arrived later than intended at Coolana, as is usual. There were diversions such as the St.Vincent de Paul at Bowral + 
-to replace forgotten hats (total cost, 90c) and for Dot to replenish her supply of "​gardening"​ gloves (left-overs from the 50s, pearl buttons and all), and two stops for meat pies for Dot, whose taste buds still crave +We Grays with Dot Butler arrived later than intended at Coolana, as is usual. There were diversions such as the St. Vincent de Paul at Bowral to replace forgotten hats (total cost, 90c) and for Dot to replenish her supply of "​gardening"​ gloves (left-overs from the 50s, pearl buttons and all), and __two__ ​stops for meat pies for Dot, whose taste buds still crave meat after a long stay with her vegetarian daughter. That's her excuse, anyway! 
-meat after a long stay with her vegetarian daughter. That's her excuse, + 
-anyway! +Kangaroo Valley shimmered in the heat as we arrived. We were in for a hot day. "Too hot to do any work now; we'll help later" we decided as we collapsed with heat on the terrace under the Davison Tree (above the hut), accepting glasses (yes! glasses!) of cold wine from the ever thoughtful Ray Hookway. Our feeble intentions were, I'm afraid, soon forgotten as more and more friends arrived and joined in the conversation. The Hodgsons and Vatiliotises had pooled their daughters on one rug and were reminiscing about the good old days, but none seemed the slightest bit unhappy about his/her present lot. Further down the hill near the river the Davidsons and their little boys and the Austins and their one-of-each were likewise thriving on their changed status, all of which was very encouraging to Steve and Jenny Brown whose first child is due in May. 
-Kangaroo Valley shimmered in the heat as we arrived. We were in for a hot day. "Too hot to do any work now; we'll help later" we decided as + 
-we collapsed with heat on the terrace under the Davison Tree (above the hut), accepting glasses (yes! glasses!) of cold wine from the ever thoughtful Ray Hookway. Our feeble intentions were, I'm afraid, soon forgotten as more +However Fazeley, who had already contributed six nephews and friends to the gathering, suddenly took panic at the thought of little voices in the night and early morning, and pitched her tent well out of sight and sound. (In the wee small hours of Sunday a lone creature was heard stumbling around, tripping over tent ropes, and eventually Fazeley'​s soft voice was heard to say, "​I'​ve lost my tent!" John Redfern'​s voice replied from nearby, "It must be somewhere, Fazeley"​. "I know," she moaned, "​but ​where?") 
-and more friends arrived and joined in the conversation. The Hodgsons and Vatiliotises had pooled their daughters on one rug and were reminiscing about the good old days, but none seemed the slightest bit unhappy about + 
-his/her present lot. Further down the hill near the river the Davidsons +Ainslie and Mike Renolds had arrived at 7 am after comet-watching on Seven Mile Beach, and had commenced work on removing the profusion of weeds on the flat and collecting fire-wood. They were joined by Barbara Bruce and Carol Bruce, Matthew Walton, Steve Brown, Bill Holland, Fran Longfoot and David Rostron. I apologise to any I've left out, for you all deserve many thanks for a long, hard job on such a hot day and for braving the many grass ticks. Maurie Bloom and Denise Shaw continued the good work on Sunday. 
-and their little boys and the Austins and their one-of-each were likewise thriving on their changed status, all of which was very encouraging to Steve and Jenny Brown whose first child is due in May. + 
-However Fazeley, who had already contributed six nephews and friends +The campfire was under way by 7.30 and people started ​arriving from every direction. Barry Wallace and Barbara Bruce as leaders got some order into the singing and on one occasion everyone was reasonably in tune and time. (And that's an improvement on last year!) This year we each had a songsheet but some were printed in 1979, some in '80 and some in '82, with different songs. This was discovered when Barbara shouted "Top of the page, Page Two. Are you ready?"​ and.... chaos! 
-to the gathering, suddenly took panic at the thought of little voices in the night and early morning, and pitched her tent well out of sight and sound. (In the wee small hours of Sunday a lone creature was heard stumbling around, tripping over tent ropes, and eventually Fazeley'​s soft voice was heard to say, "​I'​ve lost my tent!" John Redfern'​s voice replied from nearby, "It + 
-must be somewhere, Fazeley"​. "I know," she moaned, "​but ​WHERE?") +The sketches were great fun. Dot's reading of "The Undertakers",​ an Indian story by Rudyard Kipling, was splendidly acted by Mike Reynolds (adjutant bird), Jim Brown (crocodile) and Ray Hookway (the hunter) in full costumes. Don Matthews was cast as The Jackal, but in his absence Frank Rigby stood in at short notice and made up for his lack of costume with realistic acting and great charm. Who needs Robert Redford! (The Matthews'​ car had broken down on the way to the reunion, we were later to learn.) Dot threw herself into the evening'​s activities with her usual gusto, despite having been hit by a car two weeks ago while riding her bike. "I ran over a car," said Dot, which was literally true, but as she hurtled over the car she got concussion, gashes in her foot requiring 22 stitches, and injuries to her knee. 
-Ainslie and Mike Renolds had arrived at 7 am after comet-watching on Seven MIle Beach, and had commenced work on removing the profusion of weeds on the flat and collecting fire-wood. They were joined by Barbara Bruce + 
-and Carol Bruce, Matthew Walton, Steve Brown, Bill Hglland, Fran Longfoot +Oliver Crawford gave us two sketches, including "The Man from Ironbark",​ mimed by Barry Wallace and Matthew Walton. The bit players had to be bearded, but casting George Gray as a "​gilded youth" was really stretching the imagination,​ Oliver. During this sketch the bike riders had arrived - David McIntosh ​and Robert King from Sydney, and Bronny Niemeyer who joined them at Mittagong - to a camp-oven baked dinner provided by friend Matthew Walton, who'd cycled the distance last year and declares once is enough. 
-and David Rostron. I apologise to any I've left out, for you all deserve + 
-many thanks for a long, hard job on such a hot day and for braving the many grass ticks. Maurie Bloom and Denise Shaw continued the good work on Sunday. +This is my 27th reunion in a row, and I can't recall one when Jim Brown hasn't provided original sketches of high quality. (How many years is it, Jim? I think it's time you got an Oscar, at least.) This year we were treated to "​Colo-rific",​ a sketch about the Colo River and the several trips done there '​85-'​86. Barbara Bruce, Dot, Ainslie and Mike, young Matthew and Jim Brown acted and sang their way through five songs. Mike Reynolds took over Don Matthews song (a rather difficult one) at short notice. Good work, Mike. This sketch will probably be put into the magazine in due course. Jim's second sketch was "​Rhymes of the Times",​ about recent official events ​in the Club treated ​in a very light-hearted way, and performed by the same people, except that Frank Rigby again helped out in place of Don Matthews. 
-The campfire was under way by 7.30 and peopiestarted ​arriving from every direction. Barry Wallace and Barbara Bruce as leaders got some order into the singing and on one occasion everyone was reasonably in tune and +
-time. (And that's an improvement on last year!) This year we each had +
-a songsheet but some were printed in 1979, some in '80 and some in '82, with different songs. This was discovered when Barbara shouted "Top of the page, +
-Page Two. Are you ready?"​ and chaos! +
- The sketches were great fun. Dot's reading of "The Undertakers",​ an +
-Indian story by Rudyard Kipling, was splendidly acted by Mike Reynolds (adjutant bird), Jim Brown (crocodile) and Ray Hookway (the hunter) in full +
-costumes. Don Matthews was cast as The Jackal, but in his absence Frank +
-Rigby stood in at short notice and made up for his lack of costume with +
-realistic acting and great charm. Who needs Robert Redford! (The Matthews'​ car had broken down on the way to the reunion, we were later to +
-learn.) Dot threw herself into the evening'​s activities with her usual +
-gusto, despite having been hit by a car two weeks ago while riding her bike. "I ran over a car," said Dot, which was literally true, but as she hurtled over the car she got concussion, gashes in her foot requiring 22 stitches, and injuries to her knee. +
-Oliver Crawford gave us two sketches, including "The Man from Ironbark",​ mimed by Barry Wallace and Matthew Walton. The bit players had to be bearded, +
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-but casting George Gray as a "​gilded youth" was really stretching the imagination,​ Oliver. During this sketch the bike riders had arrived - David +
-McIDtosh ​and Robert King from Sydney, and Bronny Niemeyer who joined them at Mittagong - to a camp-oven baked dinner provided by friend Matthew Walton, who'd cycled the distance last year and declares once is enough. +
-This is my 27th reunion in a row, and I can't recall one when Jim Brown hasn't provided original sketches of high quality. (How many years is it, +
-Jim? I think it's time you got an Oscar, at least.) This year we were +
-treated to "​Colo-rific",​ a sketch about the Colo River and the several trips +
-done there '​85-'​86. Barbara Bruce, Dot, Ainslie and Mike, young Matthew +
-and Jim Brown acted and sang their way through five songs. Mike Reynolds +
-took over Don Matthews song ;a rather difficult one) at short notice. Good +
-work, Mike. This sketch will probably be put into the magazine in due course. Jim's second sketch was "​Rhymes of the Times",​ about recent official events +
-jr Club tr...%td,in,a..very ljght-hearted way, and performed by the same +
-people, except that Frank Rigby again helped out in place of Don Matthews.+
 Barbara Bruce was then "sworn in" as President for a second term, decorated with the symbols of office by the 9 ex-presidents attending the reunion, who all wished Barbara well for another year. Barbara Bruce was then "sworn in" as President for a second term, decorated with the symbols of office by the 9 ex-presidents attending the reunion, who all wished Barbara well for another year.
 +
 While we were being entertained,​ Spiro and John Redfern were preparing supper. This time Spiro fed us with his home-made fruit cake which, under pressure, he admitted had taken up many evenings the previous week to make. Many thanks, Spiro. While we were being entertained,​ Spiro and John Redfern were preparing supper. This time Spiro fed us with his home-made fruit cake which, under pressure, he admitted had taken up many evenings the previous week to make. Many thanks, Spiro.
-BY two o'​clock most had retired to their tents. The comet-watchers had + 
-all come with binoculars, but as the sky became increasingly cloudy that even- +By two o'​clock most had retired to their tents. The comet-watchers had all come with binoculars, but as the sky became increasingly cloudy that evening ​none bothered waking in the early hours of Sunday. Except Rosemary Baxter who, out of her tent for a nature call, looked up and saw the comet with her naked eye. (Why didn't you wake me, Rosemary?) 
-ing none bothered waking in the early hours of Sunday. Except Rosemary + 
-Baxter who, out of her tent for a nature call, looked up and saw the comet +Sunday'​s damper competition was a great success. Lots of entries, all edible, some delicious. The judges, Barry Wallace and Jim Brown, were most entertaining. After much deliberation young Dane Austin'​s was declared the best. Spiro had appeared with butter and golden syrup and before little Dane's amazed and slightly sad gaze his damper was devoured, together with all other entries, by the crowd. 
-with her naked eye. (Why didn't you wake me, Rosemary?​) + 
-Sunday'​s damper competition was a great success. Lots of entries, all +Carol Bruce, recently cleaning out the Club'​s ​cupboard, discovered the old swimming carnival cups and decided to resurrect ​the event. I'm pleased to report that this year's carnival was run on Rafferty'​s-Rules with plenty of cheating, in keeping with the non-competitive S.B.W. spirit. 
-edible, some delicious. The judges, Barry Wallace and Jim Brown, were most + 
-entertaining. After much deliberation young Dane Austin'​s was declared the +The lilo race - two per lilo, to the opposite bank and return - was probably the most strenuous race. From the confusion, spills and collisions Matthew Walton and Chris Scott, followed by Kathleen Gray and friend Marion, then Carol and David McIntosh emerged as clear winners. The next lilo event involved trying to dismount or sink everyone in sight, the winner being the one to stay afloat. At first everyone was on the defence, but after booing from the spectators, the battle was on. I noticed Ian Debert put on a great fight but it finally came down to a semi-final battle between Kathleen and Matthew, and a final with equally-matched Matthew and David, who tied. 
-best. Spiro had appeared with butter and golden syrup and before little + 
-Dane's amazed and slightly sad gaze his damper was devoured, together with all other entries, by the crowd. +There were two match-box-on-wine-skin races, the winner being the first to light a match after arriving on shore. I won my race, but victory went to my head and I didn't record the other winners. Kathleen won the next, with Bill Holland second and Ainslie third. (Bill cheated, he put the matches on his head.) Having proved that cheating does pay, BIll started ahead of the mob in the final championship,​ but despite removing his swimmers to reduce friction he still didn't win and the same names came up again:- (1) Carol, (2) Matthew, (3) David, (4) Kathleen, with about 10 arriving fifth, 30 in the next bunch, then Bill Holland! No one cared who won so the cups didn't even appear. It was a fun event and, like the damper competition,​ may became part of the reunion tradition. 
-Carol Bruce, recently cleaning out the Club'​s ​supboard, discovered the old swimming carnival cups and decided to re-surrect ​the event. I'm pleased + 
-to report that this year's carnival was run on Rafferty'​s-Rules with plenty of cheating, in keeping with the non-competitive S.B.W. spirit. +At the weekend'​s conclusion, the Davidsons and Austins were canoeing back to their cars on the bank opposite Coolana when they were met by the local Ranger who asked that in future they park on our side of the river and leave the opposite bank for others. This Ranger has discouraged people from using the flats on our side so I feel we should "keep in good" with him and comply with his not unreasonable request. Without his attitude we could well arrive one reunion to find the flats camped out by other groups who would be quite within their rights as, legally, the flats belong to the Water Board just as the opposite bank does. 
-The lilo race - two per lilo, to the opposite bank and return - was probably the most strenuous race. From the confusion, spills and collisions +
-Matthew Walton and Chris Scott, followed by Kathleen Gray and friend Marion, +
-then Carol and David McIntosh emerged as clear winners. The next lilo event +
-involved trying to dismount or sink everyone in sight, the winner being the +
-one to dtay afloat. At first everyone was on the defence, but after booing +
-from the spectators, the battle was on. I noticed Ian Debert put on a great +
-fight but it finally came down to a semi-finalbattle between Kathleen and Matthew, and a final with equally-matched Matthew and David, who tied. +
-There were two match-box-on-wine-skin races, the winner being the first to light a match after arriving on shore. I won my race, but victory went +
-to my head and I didn't record the other winners. Kathleen won the next, +
-with Bill Holland second and Ainslie third. (Bill cheated, he put the matches +
-on his head.) Having proved that cheating does pay, BIll started ahead of +
-the mob in the final championship,​ but despite removing his swimmers to reduce friction he still didn't win and the same names came up again:- (1) Carol, +
-April, 1986 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER Page 15 +
-(2) Matthew, (3) DaviA,:-(4) Kathleen, with 'about 10 arriving fifth, 30 in the next bunch, then Bill Holland! No one cared who won so the cups didn't even appear. It was a fun event and, like the damper competition,​ may became part of the reunion tradition. +
-At the weekend'​s conclusion, the Davidsons and Austins were canoeing back to their cars on the bank opposite Coolana when they were met by the local Ranger who asked that in future they park on our side of the river and leave the opposite bank for others. This Ranger has discouraged people +
-from using the flats on our side so I feel we should "keep in good" with him and comply with his not unreasonable request. Without his attitude we could well arrive one reunion to find the flats camped out by other groups who would be quite within their rights as, legally, the flats belong to the Water Board just as the opposite bank does.+
 So, with an estimated attendance of about 80 people, ended the 1986 reunion. See you in '87! So, with an estimated attendance of about 80 people, ended the 1986 reunion. See you in '87!
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-THE 1986 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING.+---- 
 + 
 +===== The 1986 Annual General Meeting===== 
 by Barry Wallace. by Barry Wallace.
-The meeting began at around 2000 with the President in the chair and some 40 or so members present. There were appologies ​from Bill Holland, + 
-Gordon Lee and Hans Stichter. New members Gayle Cooksley, David Matthews, and Geoff Grace were welcomed into membership with badge, constitution and applause.+The meeting began at around 2000 with the President in the chair and some 40 or so members present. There were apologies ​from Bill Holland, Gordon Lee and Hans Stichter. New members Gayle Cooksley, David Matthews, and Geoff Grace were welcomed into membership with badge, constitution and applause. 
 Minutes of the previous meeting were read and received, and we were just about to accept as fact the Secretary'​s advice that there were no letters of interest, when Kath Brown pointed out that her letter to the Committee regarding the inclusion in the new constitution of clauses covering the Club magazine and the presence on Committee of the Editor and Conservation Secretary might be read to the meeting as a matter of general interest. And so it was. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and received, and we were just about to accept as fact the Secretary'​s advice that there were no letters of interest, when Kath Brown pointed out that her letter to the Committee regarding the inclusion in the new constitution of clauses covering the Club magazine and the presence on Committee of the Editor and Conservation Secretary might be read to the meeting as a matter of general interest. And so it was.
-The meeting then moved to the election of office bearers. There was + 
-someinitial ​confusion over systems of voting, and the absence of the necessary motion for the suspension of suCh of they standingorders ​as was necessary to permit voting to proceed concurrently with the business of the meeting, but scrutineers were duly elected and voting commenced. The results were published last month, so will not be repeated here.+The meeting then moved to the election of office bearers. There was some initial ​confusion over systems of voting, and the absence of the necessary motion for the suspension of such of they standing orders ​as was necessary to permit voting to proceed concurrently with the business of the meeting, but scrutineers were duly elected and voting commenced. The results were published last month, so will not be repeated here. 
 There was no monthly Treasurer'​s Report available as all documents had been in the hands of the Hon. Auditor for the annual audit. There was no monthly Treasurer'​s Report available as all documents had been in the hands of the Hon. Auditor for the annual audit.
-Federation Report brought news that Federation had declined an offer from a' ​Mr. DickSmith ​to install an emergency radiophone at Kanangra Walls, that Federation had obtained insurance for the Bushsports programme, that the Central West Bushwalking Club had experienced a membership increase of 500% after producing and screening a video tape of club activities, that five member Clubs had recently been crossed-off for non-payment of Federation subs, that John Berry is the new Federation Secretary, that a Bush Dance is scheduled for 2nd May and the Federation Ball on 19th September, and that there is a S.' ​& R. exercise planned for the weekend 12/13 April. All of which gave rise to a motion that our delegates protest that the decision on the offered radio telephone should have been referred to the member Clubs for consideration. + 
-Then came BillCapon ​with a new high speed force-fed Walks Report, which wentsomething like this:- Thurat Rift trip went on the Sunday due to inclement weather, Jim Laing'​s Du Faurs Creek trip had 6 persons, Bill Hall'.s trip on the Sunday had 11 starters and Len Berlin'​s trip the same day had 10. (Pause, take breath.) The following weekend Peter Miller had 6 people on +Federation Report brought news that Federation had declined an offer from a Mr. Dick Smith to install an emergency radiophone at Kanangra Walls, that Federation had obtained insurance for the Bushsports programme, that the Central West Bushwalking Club had experienced a membership increase of 500% after producing and screening a video tape of club activities, that five member Clubs had recently been crossed-off for non-payment of Federation subs, that John Berry is the new Federation Secretary, that a Bush Dance is scheduled for 2nd May and the Federation Ball on 19th September, and that there is a S. & R. exercise planned for the weekend 12/13 April. All of which gave rise to a motion that our delegates protest that the decision on the offered radio telephone should have been referred to the member Clubs for consideration. 
-THE SYDNEY BUS + 
-265 VICTORIA ROAD GLADESVILIE,​ 2111 PHONE (0R) 817 S590 HOURS - MON.-FRI. 9-6 +Then came Bill Capon with a new high speed force-fed Walks Report, which went something like this:- Thurat Rift trip went on the Sunday due to inclement weather, Jim Laing'​s Du Faurs Creek trip had 6 persons, Bill Hall's trip on the Sunday had 11 starters and Len Berlin'​s trip the same day had 10. (Pause, take breath.) The following weekend Peter Miller had 6 people on truncated Mt.Colong-from-the-other-side trip, Bill Capon and a cast of 10 did over his Fossicker'​s Flat base-camp and a passing Italian Restaurant, Ben Esgate had 21 on his Explorer'​s Tree to Explorer'​s Tree Saturday walk and Peter Christian had 12 on his Engadine to Heathcote Sunday walk. There was an offer for anyone who thought they knew more about any of the walks to comment at the conclusion, but no-one did. There was, after all, a certain breathlessness about it all. 
-THURS. 9-8 +
-SAT. 9-4 +
-(PARKING AT REAR OFF PtTTWATER ROAD) +
-A LARGE RANGE OF LIGHTWEIGHT,​ QUALITY, BUSHWALKING Et CAMPING GEAR +
- ​LIGHTWEIGHT FOOD FOR BACKPACKERS AND CANOEISTS +
- COLD WEATHER PROTECTION CLOTHING AND RAINGEAR +
- MAPS, BOOKS AND LEAFLETS +
- ​INFORMATION SERVICE FOR CANOEISTS AND WALKERS +
- ​KNIVES ​ COMPASSES ​ SURVIVAL GEAR +
-WE STOCK THE LARGEST RANGE OF CANOEING GEAR IN N.S.W. +
-QUALITY TOURING CRAFT OF ALL TYPES HIGH QUALITY, PERFORMANCE COMPETITION CRAFT +
- A HUGE RANGE OF PADDLES FOR ALL TYPES OF CANOEING ​ WETSUITS ​ SURF SKIS +
- ALL TYPES OF SPRAY COVERS ​ WIDE RANGE OF JACKETS & CAGS  FACE MASKS +
- ​FOOTWEAR ​ MANY TYPES OF BUOYANCY & LIFE VESTS  HELMETS +
-April, 1986 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER Page 17 +
-truncated Mt.Colong-from-the-other-side trip, Bill Capon Wand a cast of 10 did over his Fossicker'​s Flat base-camp and a passing Italian Restaurant, Ben Esgate had 21 on his Explorer'​s Tree to Explorer'​s Tree Saturday walk and Peter Christian had 12 on his Engadine to Heathcote Sunday walk. There was an offer for anyone who thought they knew more about any of the walks to comment at the conclusion, but no-one did. There was, after all, a certain breathlessness about it all.+
 Determination of the level of Annual Subs brought forth the Treasurer'​s recommendation together with a budget for the coming year. The results of the deliberations that followed were published last month. Determination of the level of Annual Subs brought forth the Treasurer'​s recommendation together with a budget for the coming year. The results of the deliberations that followed were published last month.
 +
 A motion that the Club return to the previous practice of holding general meetings at monthly intervals was passed after a debate which indicated that many folk believed that what had appeared to be a good idea at the time had not turned out that way in practice. A motion that the Club return to the previous practice of holding general meetings at monthly intervals was passed after a debate which indicated that many folk believed that what had appeared to be a good idea at the time had not turned out that way in practice.
 +
 The change to clause 5(c) of the constitution,​ forehsadowed in the notice of meeting, was carried. The change to clause 5(c) of the constitution,​ forehsadowed in the notice of meeting, was carried.
-General Business brought a motion that the Club write supporting Dr.Bob Brown in the battle to save the Farmhouse Creek area from logging...carried. Then there were a series of votes of thanks; to Phil Butt and Barry Wallace for the printing, to the retiring Committee, to Kath Brown and Christa Younger for all that typing, and to Bill Capon for the Walks Programmes. Alex Colley remarked to the meeting at large on how much he had enjoyed the Annual Reports. + 
-Thken it was just a matter of some debate as to how best we should cope with the weed invasion on the river flats at Coolana, a warning that those same flats were host to numerous grass ticks which had displayed a total lack of loyalty by transferring their affections to human visitors over a recent weekend, the announcements,​ and the rallying cry "LET US RE-UNE", and it was all over at 2153. +General Business brought a motion that the Club write supporting Dr. Bob Brown in the battle to save the Farmhouse Creek area from logging... carried. Then there were a series of votes of thanks; to Phil Butt and Barry Wallace for the printing, to the retiring Committee, to Kath Brown and Christa Younger for all that typing, and to Bill Capon for the Walks Programmes. Alex Colley remarked to the meeting at large on how much he had enjoyed the Annual Reports. 
-NOTES OF COMMITTEE MEETING ​2/4/86.  + 
-Anyone who would like to help organizPlelub'​s ​DIAMOND JUBILEE ​(60th Anniversary) please ring Carol Bruce 798 0915 (H).+Then it was just a matter of some debate as to how best we should cope with the weed invasion on the river flats at Coolana, a warning that those same flats were host to numerous grass ticks which had displayed a total lack of loyalty by transferring their affections to human visitors over a recent weekend, the announcements,​ and the rallying cry "Let us Re-une", and it was all over at 2153. 
 + 
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 + 
 +=== Canoe & Camping. === 
 + 
 +265 Victoria Road, Gladesville,​ 2111. Phone (02) 817 5590. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-6, Thurs. 9-8, Sat. 9-4. (Parking at rear off Pittwater Road). 
 + 
 +A large range of lightweight,​ quality, bushwalking & camping gear: 
 + 
 +  * Lightweight food for backpackers and canoeists 
 +  * Cold weather protection clothing and raingear 
 +  * Maps, books and leaflets 
 +  * Information service for canoeists and walkers 
 +  * Knives 
 +  * Compasses 
 +  * Survival gear 
 + 
 +We stock the largest range of canoeing gear in N.S.W. 
 + 
 +Quality touring craft of all types. High quality, performance competition craft. 
 + 
 +  * A huge range of paddles for all types of canoeing 
 +  * Wetsuits 
 +  * Surf skis 
 +  * All types of spray covers 
 +  * Wide range of jackets & cags 
 +  * Face masks 
 +  * Footwear 
 +  * Many types of buoyancy & life vests 
 +  * Helmets 
 + 
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 + 
 +===== Notes Of Committee Meeting ​2/​4/​86. ​===== 
 + 
 +Anyone who would like to help organize the Club'​s ​Diamond Jubilee ​(60th Anniversary) please ring Carol Bruce 798 0915 (H). 
 The draft of the new Constitution was further discussed and will be typed up for printing so that it can be sent to members and then put to an Extraordinary General Meeting in due course. The draft of the new Constitution was further discussed and will be typed up for printing so that it can be sent to members and then put to an Extraordinary General Meeting in due course.
-S.B.W. ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION + 
-1986 +---- 
-See reverse of this notice! + 
-Page 18 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER April, 1986 +===== Social Notes For May. ===== 
-SOCIAL NOTES FOR MAY. +
 by Narelle Lovell. by Narelle Lovell.
 +
 May 7 will be a Committee Meeting and there will be a General Meeting instead of the photos and displays competition,​ on May 14th. May 7 will be a Committee Meeting and there will be a General Meeting instead of the photos and displays competition,​ on May 14th.
-After a convivial dinner at The Fernery at 6.30, magazine wrapping occupies the evening of May 21st, and the assistance of many agile hands and smiling faces makes a friendly evening. In additon, the hand-eye co-or- 
-dination involved is said to slow ageing of the brain. This may counteract the effect of wine quaffed during the evening. 
-"​People in Unusual Places"​ is the theme on May 28 for Members'​ Slide Night. No more than three derisive comments per slide will be permitted, 
-so dig deep into your collections and bring along the interesting ones for peer group criticism. 
-Postscript: Don't forget the Bush Dance being run by the Federation of Bushwalking Clubs to raise money for S. & R. at Lane Cove Town Hall, 
-Longueville Road, on Friday 2nd May. Bring your own drinks and SUPPER. 
-Dress, casual, no need to bring a partner. Ask for S.B.W. table. Pay at door - $7 or $8 ( think). 
-May 2 Bush Dance 
-7 Committee Meeting 14 General Meeting 
-* 21 Magazine wrapping 
-28 Members Slide Night - "​People in Unusual Places"​ 
-DINNER at "The Fernery",​ 6.30 pm, 60 Alexander Street, Crow's Nest. 
-* * * * * * * * 
-WALK NOTICE UaGENT - 1 I 1!  
-May 3 - 18 School Holidays. LEADER: Geoff Grace 817 2807 
-WOLLEMI NATIONAL PARK: Baerami (near HUnter Valley) to Bell. Ridge, creek and track - 160 km MEDIUM/​HARD/​EXPLORATORY. Experienced,​ fit walkers are invited to ring Geoff for his wonderful detailed plans. 
-************ 
-THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKERS - ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION 1986.  Cut out: 
-Please send this notice with your cheque/​money order to:- Bill Holland, Hon. Treasurer, 
-The Sydney Bush Walkers, Box 4476, G.P.O. Sydney 2001. NAME/S: 
-(For ALL members 
-in household) 
-ADDRESS: 
-I will collect the RECEIPT at Clubroom/I want it posted. 
-TYPE: Single / Household / Non-active with Magazine / 
-(Cross out those Non-Active / Active over 70 years of age / Entrance Fee not applicable) (New Members) 
-AMOUNT ENCLOSED: $  ​ 
-(Single $20 - Household $20 plus $10 for each extra person, $30 for two, 
-$40 for three, $50 for four - Non-active $5 - Active over 70 years of age $10 - Non-active with Magazine $10 - Prospectives (6 months only) $15 
-Magazine subscription only - $10 
  
 +After a convivial dinner at The Fernery at 6.30, magazine wrapping occupies the evening of May 21st, and the assistance of many agile hands and smiling faces makes a friendly evening. In addition, the hand-eye co-ordination involved is said to slow ageing of the brain. This may counteract the effect of wine quaffed during the evening.
 +
 +"​People in Unusual Places"​ is the theme on May 28 for Members'​ Slide Night. No more than three derisive comments per slide will be permitted, so dig deep into your collections and bring along the interesting ones for peer group criticism.
 +
 +__Postscript__:​ Don't forget the Bush Dance being run by the Federation of Bushwalking Clubs to raise money for S. & R. at Lane Cove Town Hall, Longueville Road, on Friday 2nd May. Bring your own drinks and supper. Dress, casual, no need to bring a partner. Ask for S.B.W. table. Pay at door - $7 or $8 ( think).
 +
 +  * May 2 Bush Dance
 +  * May 7 Committee Meeting
 +  * May 14 General Meeting
 +  * 21* Magazine wrapping
 +  * May 28 Members Slide Night - "​People in Unusual Places"​
 +
 +* Dinner at "The Fernery",​ 6.30 pm, 60 Alexander Street, Crow's Nest.
 +
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 +
 +=== Walk Notice - Urgent!! ===
 +
 +May 3 - 18 School Holidays. Leader: Geoff Grace 817 2807. Wollemi National Park: Baerami (near Hunter Valley) to Bell. Ridge, creek and track - 160 km Medium/​Hard/​Exploratory. Experienced,​ fit walkers are invited to ring Geoff for his wonderful detailed plans.
 +
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 +
 +===== The Sydney Bushwalkers - Annual Subscription 1986. =====
 +
 +Cut out:
 +
 +Please send this notice with your cheque/​money order to:-
 +
 +Bill Holland, Hon. Treasurer,​\\
 +The Sydney Bush Walkers, Box 4476, G.P.O. Sydney 2001.
 +
 +Name/s: (For all members in household) ....
 +
 +Address: ....
 +
 +I will collect the receipt at Clubroom / I want it posted.
 +
 +Type: (Cross out those not applicable) Single / Household / Non-active with Magazine /  Non-Active / Active over 70 years of age / Entrance Fee (New Members)
 +
 +Amount enclosed: $ ....
 +
 +(Single $20 - Household $20 plus $10 for each extra person, $30 for two, $40 for three, $50 for four - Non-active $5 - Active over 70 years of age $10 - Non-active with Magazine $10 - Prospectives (6 months only) $15 - Magazine subscription only - $10)
 +
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