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 by Barrie Murdoch. by Barrie Murdoch.
  
-What a good idea, Patrick, to suggest that as the Annual General Meeting approaches, I write an article on the Constitutien. What an idea! What a....+What a good idea, Patrick, to suggest that as the Annual General Meeting approaches, I write an article on the Constitution. What an idea! What a....
  
 Of course, an essential to a well informed membership is that each member has a copy of the constitution,​ and Bill Holland is doing his best to bring that desirable condition to reality. Of course, an essential to a well informed membership is that each member has a copy of the constitution,​ and Bill Holland is doing his best to bring that desirable condition to reality.
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 These newcomers are passing quickly through as their interest is purely recreational. Some come only for the sake of coming here and leaving there and are not of the spirit of the valley but are of themselves and where they go, they disturb the peace with their noise and they disfigure the beauty with their litter - and by so doing, they dim the glory and weaken the spirit of the valley. These newcomers are passing quickly through as their interest is purely recreational. Some come only for the sake of coming here and leaving there and are not of the spirit of the valley but are of themselves and where they go, they disturb the peace with their noise and they disfigure the beauty with their litter - and by so doing, they dim the glory and weaken the spirit of the valley.
  
-And some come to share the spirit of the valley and where they go, they create no litter and they rejoice in this and they say it is because they are one with the spirit of the valley. But the strength of that spirit is drawn from a harmony that can only be created by the random forces of nature and which can only be disturbed by the willful behaviour of insensitive men. If that harmony is to be regained, it is only sensitive men who can regain it - and in so doing, the spirit'​s strength. Of all those who are now passing through, only he who, not only refrains from disfiguring the valley but who removes the disfigurement of others, can truly claidt ​to honour it - and only he who honours it can truly claim to be as one with it. Significant numbers of this new man have yet to come into the valley.+And some come to share the spirit of the valley and where they go, they create no litter and they rejoice in this and they say it is because they are one with the spirit of the valley. But the strength of that spirit is drawn from a harmony that can only be created by the random forces of nature and which can only be disturbed by the willful behaviour of insensitive men. If that harmony is to be regained, it is only sensitive men who can regain it - and in so doing, the spirit'​s strength. Of all those who are now passing through, only he who, not only refrains from disfiguring the valley but who removes the disfigurement of others, can truly claim to honour it - and only he who honours it can truly claim to be as one with it. Significant numbers of this new man have yet to come into the valley.
  
-As I write this I feel for that valley and wonder if her spirit has been further dimmed since my last visit. And I think of spirit and soul in general and I acknowledge that the bulk of modern man has rejected the church of his ancestors and I wonder how long that same bulk of mankind can continue to replace the spiritual component of his own life, so essential for his fulfilment, with the superficial. And I wonder why we individuals who have discovered the bush to be a church and who claim to be amongst the fotunate ​few who are in communion with the mystical body of that church, baulk at removing a little of that blasphemy which is the litter left in that sacred place by unenlightened people. I wonder also, of the reasons for my past failure to demonstrate my respect for her by helping her regain her dignity and I have sought to find so that I may justify the barriers to action which appeared to have been so insurmountable to me.+As I write this I feel for that valley and wonder if her spirit has been further dimmed since my last visit. And I think of spirit and soul in general and I acknowledge that the bulk of modern man has rejected the church of his ancestors and I wonder how long that same bulk of mankind can continue to replace the spiritual component of his own life, so essential for his fulfilment, with the superficial. And I wonder why we individuals who have discovered the bush to be a church and who claim to be amongst the fortunate ​few who are in communion with the mystical body of that church, baulk at removing a little of that blasphemy which is the litter left in that sacred place by unenlightened people. I wonder also, of the reasons for my past failure to demonstrate my respect for her by helping her regain her dignity and I have sought to find so that I may justify the barriers to action which appeared to have been so insurmountable to me.
  
-The barrier I thought I found was that it was not I who desecrated and others were being paid to prevent it from occurring and to remove the disfigurement which was there, but it was a barrier of no substance for I as an individual with an individual'​s conscience and an individual'​s responsibilities. Wherever I meet with the natural environment from which my species evolved and of which my own body and mind is but a manifestation ​df that work of long ago, the relationship has to be a personal one. There was in fact no barrier except that which I erected to shelter myself from the inconvenience of demonstrating my respect for that valley and all valleys and all wilderness and for this I must stand in shame. I came as a guest to a feast and I made no offering in return. But the guilt is not mine alone and it follows that the shameshould ​not be mine alone - so will you share it with me?+The barrier I thought I found was that it was not I who desecrated and others were being paid to prevent it from occurring and to remove the disfigurement which was there, but it was a barrier of no substance for I as an individual with an individual'​s conscience and an individual'​s responsibilities. Wherever I meet with the natural environment from which my species evolved and of which my own body and mind is but a manifestation ​of that work of long ago, the relationship has to be a personal one. There was in fact no barrier except that which I erected to shelter myself from the inconvenience of demonstrating my respect for that valley and all valleys and all wilderness and for this I must stand in shame. I came as a guest to a feast and I made no offering in return. But the guilt is not mine alone and it follows that the shame should ​not be mine alone - so will you share it with me?
  
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 +===== Federation Bushwalking Clubs NSW - Report of January Meeting. =====
  
-Federation Bushwalkin Clubs NSW. 
-Re2ort of January Meeting. ​ 
 by Spiro Hajinakitas. by Spiro Hajinakitas.
-Radio Fund Raising ​Report: Presented by Peter Treseder.+ 
 +__Radio ​Fund Raising ​Report__: Presented by Peter Treseder. 
 Amount donated to date is $17,096.34 which includes $3,860.53 collected at Echo Point (bucket brigade). Eight radios have been bought for $12,560 and have been successfully used this year. The balance will be used to buy ropes, pagers, a shed to house S & R equipment and improvements to trailer. Amount donated to date is $17,096.34 which includes $3,860.53 collected at Echo Point (bucket brigade). Eight radios have been bought for $12,560 and have been successfully used this year. The balance will be used to buy ropes, pagers, a shed to house S & R equipment and improvements to trailer.
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 A motion was carried to purchase two alpha numeric pagers and continue to operate them while S & R continues to raise the annual operational funds. A motion was carried to purchase two alpha numeric pagers and continue to operate them while S & R continues to raise the annual operational funds.
-Kowmunq ​Committee ​Report: Presented by Ian Wilson,+ 
 +__Kowmunq ​Committee ​Report__: Presented by Ian Wilson
 Ian would like to compile a brief list of slides or prints of the Kowmung (particularly the lower Kowmung) available from bushwalkers. Ian would like to compile a brief list of slides or prints of the Kowmung (particularly the lower Kowmung) available from bushwalkers.
-Search ​& Rescue ​Report: Presented by Keith Maxwell. + 
-pie callout last month, co-ordination with Police excellent, good atmosphere.+__Search ​& Rescue ​Report__: Presented by Keith Maxwell. 
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 +One callout last month, co-ordination with Police excellent, good atmosphere. 
 Next practice at Newnes Plateau on 19/20 March, ref Cullen Sullen 435104. Bring abseiling gear. First Aid Course will be held on 21/22 May at Marrickville. Next practice at Newnes Plateau on 19/20 March, ref Cullen Sullen 435104. Bring abseiling gear. First Aid Course will be held on 21/22 May at Marrickville.
-Bush Dance will be held on Friday 13th May - 8 pm till 12 midnight. + 
-Anzac Day Service at Splendour ​Rock. +__Bush Dance__ ​will be held on Friday 13th May - 8 pm till 12 midnight. 
-Jan Wouters is organising transport for elderly walkers and for the gate at Medlow Gap to be opened, and is attempting to get a piper and bugler. + 
-Report. A disturbing rumour that the commercial ski areas in Kosciusko will in future be out of the Kosciusko National Park's boundary. This, it is rumoured, will be achieved by alterations to the existing boundaries. +__Anzac ​Day Service at Splendour ​Rock__. Jan Wouters is organising transport for elderly walkers and for the gate at Medlow Gap to be opened, and is attempting to get a piper and bugler. 
-Reunion. The Annual Reunion of F.B.W. will be held on 5/6th March at Diggers Flat. + 
-#######​*.*****#​ +__Report__. A disturbing rumour that the commercial ski areas in Kosciusko will in future be out of the Kosciusko National Park's boundary. This, it is rumoured, will be achieved by alterations to the existing boundaries. 
-THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGAND THE ANNUAL REUNION+ 
-The AGM will be held in the clubrooms on Wednesday 9th March 1988 starting at 7.45 pm. Notice of the meeting will be posted to all members together with the Annual Report to arrive 14 days before the meeting is due. All official positions are declared vacant and are open to any full member of the Club. For details of the new constitution see the +__Reunion__. The Annual Reunion of F.B.W. will be held on 5/6th March at Diggers Flat. 
-article written by Barrie Murdoch on page 2 of this magazine. + 
-The Annual Reunion at Coolana.  +---- 
-The annual Reunion will be held on the weekend following the AGM, thus on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th March. The weekend revolves around the inauguration of the Club President, a simple painless bloodless operation, plus associated campfire activities of singing, sketches and supper. On Sunday a damper-making competition is held (only SIR flour, salt and water to be used), followed by the Annual Swimming Carnival for serious and non-serious swimmers and non-swimmers. + 
-Coolana is on the Kangaroo River in Kangaroo Valley. ​ Go via the Southern Highlands to Kangaroo Valley, thus from the north, and after crossing Hampton Bridge turn right (west) into Tallowa Dam Road. Coolana is on the northern side of the road about 100 metres past the Mount Scanzi Road turn-off on the left. Cars must be left at the top of the hill and members walk down to their campsites (not far, about 10 mins).+===== The Annual General Meeting And The Annual Reunion===== 
 + 
 +The AGM will be held in the clubrooms on Wednesday 9th March 1988 starting at 7.45 pm. Notice of the meeting will be posted to all members together with the Annual Report to arrive 14 days before the meeting is due. All official positions are declared vacant and are open to any full member of the Club. For details of the new constitution see the article written by Barrie Murdoch on page 2 of this magazine. 
 + 
 +=== The Annual Reunion at Coolana. ​=== 
 + 
 +The annual Reunion will be held on the weekend following the AGM, thus on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th March. The weekend revolves around the inauguration of the Club President, a simple painless bloodless operation, plus associated campfire activities of singing, sketches and supper. On Sunday a damper-making competition is held (only S/R flour, salt and water to be used), followed by the Annual Swimming Carnival for serious and non-serious swimmers and non-swimmers. 
 + 
 +Coolana is on the Kangaroo River in Kangaroo Valley. Go via the Southern Highlands to Kangaroo Valley, thus from the north, and after crossing Hampton Bridge turn right (west) into Tallowa Dam Road. Coolana is on the northern side of the road about 100 metres past the Mount Scanzi Road turn-off on the left. Cars must be left at the top of the hill and members walk down to their campsites (not far, about 10 mins). 
 See you there. See you there.
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-SBW 1-Shirts. - are still available except size 22. Beverley Foulds, 
-phone 798 5650 after 6 pm or Wednesday evening at the Club. $7 each, 
-postage $1.50 extra. 
  
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 +__SBW T-Shirts__. - are still available except size 22. Beverley Foulds, phone 798 5650 after 6 pm or Wednesday evening at the Club. $7 each, postage $1.50 extra.
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