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198607 [2016/03/09 01:24]
kennettj [The Magical Limestone Cave Tour]
198607 [2016/03/10 01:39]
kennettj [The June General Meeting]
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 The walk was led by Bill Capon, A canny leader he.\\ The walk was led by Bill Capon, A canny leader he.\\
 The first stretch was through Myall Creek Then Bill did show his class,\\ The first stretch was through Myall Creek Then Bill did show his class,\\
-"​We'​ll be marooned,"​ said Bill Capon "If we don't find Naked Pass".\\+"​We'​ll be marooned,"​ said Bill Capon "If we don't find Naked Pass". 
 The pass was found the second try, Then into Ettrema Creek,\\ The pass was found the second try, Then into Ettrema Creek,\\
 And up Jones' Creek the party walked, 'Twas no place for the meek.\\ And up Jones' Creek the party walked, 'Twas no place for the meek.\\
 Plain Creek was followed next, downstream, But something Worried Bill.\\ Plain Creek was followed next, downstream, But something Worried Bill.\\
-"​We'​ll be marooned,"​ said Bill Capon, "'​Cos this creek flows uphill."​\\+"​We'​ll be marooned,"​ said Bill Capon, "'​Cos this creek flows uphill."​ 
 At last the rogue creek flowed downhill To Moore Creek as it should.\\ At last the rogue creek flowed downhill To Moore Creek as it should.\\
 The walkers followed the rough creek bed Rock hopping best they could.\\ The walkers followed the rough creek bed Rock hopping best they could.\\
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 "​We'​ll be marooned, 'less we can find A way round Williams Falls."​\\ "​We'​ll be marooned, 'less we can find A way round Williams Falls."​\\
 A way was found, not as Bill feared Up umpteen feet of cliff,\\ A way was found, not as Bill feared Up umpteen feet of cliff,\\
-To Bundundah Creek, along and out, Up Pass Point in a jiff.\\+To Bundundah Creek, along and out, Up Pass Point in a jiff. 
 Down Paul's Pass now the program said But rain made things too wet.\\ Down Paul's Pass now the program said But rain made things too wet.\\
 "​We'​ll be marooned,"​ said Bill Capon, "It hasn't eased up yet."​\\ "​We'​ll be marooned,"​ said Bill Capon, "It hasn't eased up yet."​\\
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 "​We'​ll be marooned,"​ said Bill Capon, "It could take us a week."​\\ "​We'​ll be marooned,"​ said Bill Capon, "It could take us a week."​\\
 So Bill said Transportation Spur Would see us home instead.\\ So Bill said Transportation Spur Would see us home instead.\\
-There was one problem that remained, When would it be ahead?\\+There was one problem that remained, When would it be ahead? 
 We chose a spur to climb on out By democratic vote.\\ We chose a spur to climb on out By democratic vote.\\
 "​We'​ll be marooned,"​ said Bill Capon, "If despotism'​s smote."​\\ "​We'​ll be marooned,"​ said Bill Capon, "If despotism'​s smote."​\\
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 ====== The June General Meeting ====== ====== The June General Meeting ======
    
-by Barry Wallace.+by Barry Wallace
  
 The meeting began at around 20.13 with the President presiding and some 25 or so members present. There were apologies from Alex Colley, Belinda McKenzie, Gordon Lee and Ross Coyle. New members Jeff Niven, Lesley Moore, Jim Oxley, Ross Coyle, Carolyn Wilcox and Rosemary Kenny were summoned to be welcomed into membership but only the latter two were actually present to receive their badges. The meeting began at around 20.13 with the President presiding and some 25 or so members present. There were apologies from Alex Colley, Belinda McKenzie, Gordon Lee and Ross Coyle. New members Jeff Niven, Lesley Moore, Jim Oxley, Ross Coyle, Carolyn Wilcox and Rosemary Kenny were summoned to be welcomed into membership but only the latter two were actually present to receive their badges.
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 The minutes of the previous meeting were read, and with some minor corrections,​ received. A recission motion was foreshadowed regarding the previous meeting'​s decision to build an additional fireplace in the hut at Coolana. This should come forward at the July General Meeting, so if you have an interest, be there. At this stage there was something of an hiatus while someone explained part of the proceedings of the previous month'​s meeting to someone else who had not been there - Hmmmmm ​ The minutes of the previous meeting were read, and with some minor corrections,​ received. A recission motion was foreshadowed regarding the previous meeting'​s decision to build an additional fireplace in the hut at Coolana. This should come forward at the July General Meeting, so if you have an interest, be there. At this stage there was something of an hiatus while someone explained part of the proceedings of the previous month'​s meeting to someone else who had not been there - Hmmmmm ​
  
-Correspondence comprised a letter of apology from Spiro H. for his absence from the committee and the meeting, enclosing a copy of the items of interest from the latest F.B.W. Meeting, a press release from the State Opposition opposing the Government'​s rumoured intention to build dams on the Colo and having a bit each way, by both deploring the use of external affairs powers in conservation matters and urging the Federal Govt. to use them in this instance (one can only assume they were relying on the press to edit the whole thing into unintelligibility before publication),​ and acknowledgments of receipt of our letters regarding ​woodchipping ​from the Victorian and Federal Governments. No outgoing correspondence was reported.+Correspondence comprised a letter of apology from Spiro H. for his absence from the committee and the meeting, enclosing a copy of the items of interest from the latest F.B.W. Meeting, a press release from the State Opposition opposing the Government'​s rumoured intention to build dams on the Colo and having a bit each way, by both deploring the use of external affairs powers in conservation matters and urging the Federal Govt. to use them in this instance (one can only assume they were relying on the press to edit the whole thing into unintelligibility before publication),​ and acknowledgments of receipt of our letters regarding ​wood chipping ​from the Victorian and Federal Governments. No outgoing correspondence was reported.
  
 Business arising brought a motion that we write to the relevant State Government ministers seeking information on any dams proposed for the Colo River. Business arising brought a motion that we write to the relevant State Government ministers seeking information on any dams proposed for the Colo River.
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 19 people on a Govetts Leap walk which went to program. (No Bill, even a real mate would not have arranged it the other way round.) 19 people on a Govetts Leap walk which went to program. (No Bill, even a real mate would not have arranged it the other way round.)
  
-Over the June long weekend David McIntosh led a Colo walk, there were 4 People, but no report. Bill Capon'​s Budawangs trip had 13 starter'​s and did not go to program despite the cold. Laurie Quaken had 7 people on his BUdawangs ​trip. They reported blurred glimpses of Bill's party from time to time and all returned safely. Ian Debert and Stan Madden reported a variable number of attendees ranging from 14 to 17 on a leisurely three days around Stan's farm.+Over the June long weekend David McIntosh led a Colo walk, there were 4 People, but no report. Bill Capon'​s Budawangs trip had 13 starter'​s and did not go to program despite the cold. Laurie Quaken had 7 people on his Budawangs ​trip. They reported blurred glimpses of Bill's party from time to time and all returned safely. Ian Debert and Stan Madden reported a variable number of attendees ranging from 14 to 17 on a leisurely three days around Stan's farm.
  
 The Federation Report indicated that the November Bushsports event attracted 35, that insurance is still under review, and that the M.W.S.& D. Board have advised that they have no plans to increase the storage capacity of Warragamba Dam. There was one S. & R. call-out for the month. The Secretary is to write condemning offshore minerals exploration of The Royal National Park. The Federation Report indicated that the November Bushsports event attracted 35, that insurance is still under review, and that the M.W.S.& D. Board have advised that they have no plans to increase the storage capacity of Warragamba Dam. There was one S. & R. call-out for the month. The Secretary is to write condemning offshore minerals exploration of The Royal National Park.
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