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-====A christmas message ​From The President.====+====A Christmas Message ​From The President.====
  
 Out calendar year is just about over and a few of us are looking forward to the extended Christmas walks, which have become so popular over the years. Other people are doing different things - socialising,​ meeting old friends, or just having Christmas with the family. Whatever you are doing I wish you all the best for a safe and Happy Christmas, and of course a great New Year of walking. Out calendar year is just about over and a few of us are looking forward to the extended Christmas walks, which have become so popular over the years. Other people are doing different things - socialising,​ meeting old friends, or just having Christmas with the family. Whatever you are doing I wish you all the best for a safe and Happy Christmas, and of course a great New Year of walking.
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 Les Powell was concerned that he had come to Coolana on the wrong weekend, as he was the only member present for quite some time. However, he was eventually joined by other members during the course of Saturday afternoon, thus allaying his fears. Les Powell was concerned that he had come to Coolana on the wrong weekend, as he was the only member present for quite some time. However, he was eventually joined by other members during the course of Saturday afternoon, thus allaying his fears.
  
-Talking of John Hogan, he was seen on Saturday afternoon wearing just a pair of Volleys while weilding ​his chainsaw to clear some fallen branches and trees. Perhaps there is a name which reflects his propensity for this strange activity.+Talking of John Hogan, he was seen on Saturday afternoon wearing just a pair of Volleys while wielding ​his chainsaw to clear some fallen branches and trees. Perhaps there is a name which reflects his propensity for this strange activity.
  
 Louise ("​totally orgasmic"​) Verdon, a member who lives in the Wollongong area, arrived in time to pan-fry her chops, eat, debate with Les Powell the best outdoor activity for maximum thrills, and then return home, as she had a very early start at work the next morning. Louise ("​totally orgasmic"​) Verdon, a member who lives in the Wollongong area, arrived in time to pan-fry her chops, eat, debate with Les Powell the best outdoor activity for maximum thrills, and then return home, as she had a very early start at work the next morning.
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 ===Crazy whist (a la Oliver Crawford).=== ===Crazy whist (a la Oliver Crawford).===
  
-A smaller than usual crowd of members indulged in Oliver Crawford'​s Crazy Whist night on the evening of 27 October. Oliver, as our MC. (Master of Cards, that is) taught us the everc hanging ​rules of Crazy Whist. We had an enjoyable evening playing cards and scoring points, with the highest point scorer being awarded a brown paper wrapped prize. The package had the appearance of a bottle of wine, perhaps to be consumed on the next wine and cheese weekend.+A smaller than usual crowd of members indulged in Oliver Crawford'​s Crazy Whist night on the evening of 27 October. Oliver, as our MC. (Master of Cards, that is) taught us the ever changing ​rules of Crazy Whist. We had an enjoyable evening playing cards and scoring points, with the highest point scorer being awarded a brown paper wrapped prize. The package had the appearance of a bottle of wine, perhaps to be consumed on the next wine and cheese weekend.
  
 A fun night was had and I got to see my fellow members in a new light when involved in a competition. No, I'm not a sore loser, even though John Hogan, our social secretary, and I vied for right to possess the wooden spoon, ultimately won by John. Thanks for organising it Oliver. A fun night was had and I got to see my fellow members in a new light when involved in a competition. No, I'm not a sore loser, even though John Hogan, our social secretary, and I vied for right to possess the wooden spoon, ultimately won by John. Thanks for organising it Oliver.
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 This month I faced two interesting challenges when I sat down at my computer keyboard to write this column. This month I faced two interesting challenges when I sat down at my computer keyboard to write this column.
  
-The first problem was how to describe the visit of Mr. Macpac (alias Dan Collison) without being an unpaid advertisement for Macpac ​bushwalkin ​equipment. Our guest speaker is the Australian manager for Macpac, which is based in New Zealand. Dan was visiting Macpac'​s Australian retailers and talking with groups such as ours, obtaining feedback on the performance of their products and ideas for new features for the next models of existing products. For a supplier to provide a lifetime warranty on all their products speaks volumes for their confidence in the product design and manufacture quality control.+The first problem was how to describe the visit of Mr. Macpac (alias Dan Collison) without being an unpaid advertisement for Macpac ​bushwalking ​equipment. Our guest speaker is the Australian manager for Macpac, which is based in New Zealand. Dan was visiting Macpac'​s Australian retailers and talking with groups such as ours, obtaining feedback on the performance of their products and ideas for new features for the next models of existing products. For a supplier to provide a lifetime warranty on all their products speaks volumes for their confidence in the product design and manufacture quality control.
  
 It seems that club members were also very interested in what Dan had to say as there was a very good attendance at the meeting, with standing room only for the late comers. It seems that club members were also very interested in what Dan had to say as there was a very good attendance at the meeting, with standing room only for the late comers.
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 Dan displayed the new season models of Macpac'​s products and spoke very knowledgeably about the entire range of gear sold, how it is manufactured and used by users such as the club members who push equipment to the limits. Thanks for spending the evening with us Dan and we look forward to seeing you again some other time. Dan displayed the new season models of Macpac'​s products and spoke very knowledgeably about the entire range of gear sold, how it is manufactured and used by users such as the club members who push equipment to the limits. Thanks for spending the evening with us Dan and we look forward to seeing you again some other time.
  
-The second ​probiem ​was how to describe delicate taste sensations provided to us by our Indian born member Jan Mohandas without being an advertisement for an Indian restaurant.+The second ​problem ​was how to describe delicate taste sensations provided to us by our Indian born member Jan Mohandas without being an advertisement for an Indian restaurant.
  
 Jan had a large number of members in attendance to sample the food which he cooks when out on bushwalks, using no more than two billies and a campfire. The secret is in premixing the spices and herbs at home before setting off on a walk and planning their use in your cooking. Jan had a large number of members in attendance to sample the food which he cooks when out on bushwalks, using no more than two billies and a campfire. The secret is in premixing the spices and herbs at home before setting off on a walk and planning their use in your cooking.
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 There were two letters from Natural Areas Ltd, one relating to our request for issue of script covering our investment and asking for a copy of our certificate of incorporation and street address, and one advising us of the intention to carry out weeding on the block of land. Unfortunately this letter was received too late for any action on our part. The matter of the copy of our certificate of incorporation is in hand and this will be furnished. A letter has been sent to Natural Areas Ltd advising them of the delays imposed by mail clearance times and general meeting schedules. There were two letters from Natural Areas Ltd, one relating to our request for issue of script covering our investment and asking for a copy of our certificate of incorporation and street address, and one advising us of the intention to carry out weeding on the block of land. Unfortunately this letter was received too late for any action on our part. The matter of the copy of our certificate of incorporation is in hand and this will be furnished. A letter has been sent to Natural Areas Ltd advising them of the delays imposed by mail clearance times and general meeting schedules.
  
-We also received a copy of a letter from the Budawangs Committee to Chris Harcher regarding the problems of access to the Clyde River and requesting restraints be placed on sub-divisions which are contributing to the problem. The Club resolved to write to the Minister supporting the Budawangs Committee and to pass information on the the Confederation for further action. We also received a letter from a Mr. J. Sorenson asking for advice of possible jobs in the leisure industry. If only we knew. A letter has been sent to Mr. George Souris regarding the closure of part of the Great North Walk near Hornsby. There were no further matters arising from the correspodnence.+We also received a copy of a letter from the Budawangs Committee to Chris Harcher regarding the problems of access to the Clyde River and requesting restraints be placed on sub-divisions which are contributing to the problem. The Club resolved to write to the Minister supporting the Budawangs Committee and to pass information on the the Confederation for further action. We also received a letter from a Mr. J. Sorenson asking for advice of possible jobs in the leisure industry. If only we knew. A letter has been sent to Mr. George Souris regarding the closure of part of the Great North Walk near Hornsby. There were no further matters arising from the correspondence.
  
 The Treasurer'​s Report indicated that we spent $1,422 and ended the month with a balance of $4,753. The Treasurer'​s Report indicated that we spent $1,422 and ended the month with a balance of $4,753.
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 Jim Brown Jim Brown
  
-Andy Macqueen opens the Preface to his "Life and Journeys of Barrallier"​ with some questions: (1) "What was a Frenchman doing in the British Army and how did he come to be exploring in New South Wales."?​ (2) "Why was he appointed by Governor King as 'an ambassador to the King of teh Mountains'"?​+Andy Macqueen opens the Preface to his "Life and Journeys of Barrallier"​ with some questions: (1) "What was a Frenchman doing in the British Army and how did he come to be exploring in New South Wales."?​ (2) "Why was he appointed by Governor King as 'an ambassador to the King of the Mountains'"?​
  
 They are valid questions, bearing in mind that France and Britain were at war for most of the years between 1795 and 1815: and that the regimental commander of the NSW Corps had forbidden the utilisation of military personnel on exploratory missions. Even before reading Andy Macqueen'​s tale, I already had some answers to both questions. They are valid questions, bearing in mind that France and Britain were at war for most of the years between 1795 and 1815: and that the regimental commander of the NSW Corps had forbidden the utilisation of military personnel on exploratory missions. Even before reading Andy Macqueen'​s tale, I already had some answers to both questions.
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 by John Hogan by John Hogan
  
-Where has the year gone? It can't'be Christmas, already! Well, I guess it is and our Christmas Party is upon us once again. Several of our recent activities have not attracted as many members as we might have expected, but I'm sure you won't let us down for the big event on December 15th. The Club will supply refreshments and you are simply asked to bring along a plate filled with some imaginative goodies and I promise you a very enjoyable evening!+Where has the year gone? It can't be Christmas, already! Well, I guess it is and our Christmas Party is upon us once again. Several of our recent activities have not attracted as many members as we might have expected, but I'm sure you won't let us down for the big event on December 15th. The Club will supply refreshments and you are simply asked to bring along a plate filled with some imaginative goodies and I promise you a very enjoyable evening!
  
 I wish each and every one of you a safe and happy Christmas and those of you who are walking... have a ball! I wish each and every one of you a safe and happy Christmas and those of you who are walking... have a ball!
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