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kennettj [JANUARY 1994]
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kennettj [The April General Meeting]
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 Footnote: Peter Treseder will be presenting a slide programme of this trip at a forthcoming club meeting. Footnote: Peter Treseder will be presenting a slide programme of this trip at a forthcoming club meeting.
  
-===== The April General Meeting=====+===== The April General Meeting =====
  
 It was around 2010 when the new president called the 18 or so members and Peter Miller (recently driven from his sumptuously appointed park bench, or so he said, but we saw. no chauffeur) to order and started proceedings. There were apologies from Jim Callaway, Patrick James, Maurice Smith and Margaret Niven. It was around 2010 when the new president called the 18 or so members and Peter Miller (recently driven from his sumptuously appointed park bench, or so he said, but we saw. no chauffeur) to order and started proceedings. There were apologies from Jim Callaway, Patrick James, Maurice Smith and Margaret Niven.
    
-The minutes of the previous meeting were read and received with no matters' ​arising.+The minutes of the previous meeting were read and received with no matters arising.
    
 Correspondence saw mention of a letter of congratulations to the club from Confederation S&R on our participation in a recent search. There was a letter from Anne Brown advising us that her husband Neil, who walked with the club and served for some time a club treasurer, passed away on 25 February this year after being partially disabled by a stroke in 1992. Ann and some family friends have planted a silky, oak tree at Coolana as a memorial to Neil. She wrote seeking assurance that we had no objections to this. A letter will be sent expressing our sympathy in their bereavement and indicating that we agree to the tree-planting. Correspondence saw mention of a letter of congratulations to the club from Confederation S&R on our participation in a recent search. There was a letter from Anne Brown advising us that her husband Neil, who walked with the club and served for some time a club treasurer, passed away on 25 February this year after being partially disabled by a stroke in 1992. Ann and some family friends have planted a silky, oak tree at Coolana as a memorial to Neil. She wrote seeking assurance that we had no objections to this. A letter will be sent expressing our sympathy in their bereavement and indicating that we agree to the tree-planting.
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 Lake Yarrunga led jointly by Ian Debert and Bill Holland. After all that lead-up it was a shame to hear that due to high winds the canoe part of the event was a virtual nonstarter with only Mike and Ainslie braving the waves. There were 7 or so people on the walking segment enjoying fine but cool and windy conditions that made swimming less attractive than they may have expected for that time of year. Lake Yarrunga led jointly by Ian Debert and Bill Holland. After all that lead-up it was a shame to hear that due to high winds the canoe part of the event was a virtual nonstarter with only Mike and Ainslie braving the waves. There were 7 or so people on the walking segment enjoying fine but cool and windy conditions that made swimming less attractive than they may have expected for that time of year.
  
-Tom Wellman ​reported a party of 11 on his Breakfast Creek, Galong Creek trip on the Saturday. The weatherwas pleasant and sunny, in contrast to the cold wet conditions which greeted the 9 starters on David (fairweather) Rostron'​s walk in Morong Deep. As is traditional,​ the walk ended up going to Hundred Man Cave. They made a virtue of this particular necessity however, by doing a trip down Compagnoni Pass and up Gingra Creek when the weather improved on the Sunday.+Tom Wenman ​reported a party of 11 on his Breakfast Creek, Galong Creek trip on the Saturday. The weather was pleasant and sunny, in contrast to the cold wet conditions which greeted the 9 starters on David (fairweather) Rostron'​s walk in Morong Deep. As is traditional,​ the walk ended up going to Hundred Man Cave. They made a virtue of this particular necessity however, by doing a trip down Compagnoni Pass and up Gingra Creek when the weather improved on the Sunday.
  
 Bronny Niemeyer'​s day walk from Homebush Bay to Botany Bay had around 20 starters but was lacking in the all important details. We were left to speculate as to the exact number of ice cream and cappuccino stops and so forth. Bronny Niemeyer'​s day walk from Homebush Bay to Botany Bay had around 20 starters but was lacking in the all important details. We were left to speculate as to the exact number of ice cream and cappuccino stops and so forth.
  
 The 18, 19, 20 March saw the confederation S&R training weekend attended by an undisclosed number of SBW The 18, 19, 20 March saw the confederation S&R training weekend attended by an undisclosed number of SBW
-personnel. Maureen Carter described it all as a good exercise and George Mawer published an article about it in last month'​s magazine. Morrie Ward was out there enjoying the leeches in the Barrington Tops area with a party of 16, and Peter Christian led the 4 or so starters who came on his Gloucester tops canyons trips to Galah canyon for a bit of variety.+personnel. Maureen Carter described it all as a good exercise and George Mawer published an article about it in last month'​s magazine. Morrie Ward was out there enjoying the leeches in the Barrington Tops area with a party of 16, and Peter Christian led the 4 or so starters who came on his Gloucester tops canyons trips to Gular canyon for a bit of variety.
    
 Errol Sheedy led 10 on his trip from Waterfall to Heathcote along the Bullawaring Track. They reported spending some time swimming along the way. There was no report of Eddie Giacomel'​s Colo walk but Peter Miller indicated that the 6 or so people who went on his trip in the Berowra Bushland were pleased to discover that the fires had mostly spared the area they walked through and lounged upon during their long luncheon break. Errol Sheedy led 10 on his trip from Waterfall to Heathcote along the Bullawaring Track. They reported spending some time swimming along the way. There was no report of Eddie Giacomel'​s Colo walk but Peter Miller indicated that the 6 or so people who went on his trip in the Berowra Bushland were pleased to discover that the fires had mostly spared the area they walked through and lounged upon during their long luncheon break.
    
-The weekend of 26, 27 March was all a bit more dramatic with Erith Hamilton breaking an ankle on Mt Sturgiss during Maurice Smith'​s Weekend in the Buddawangs trip. You probably read about that in last month'​s magazine too. Just for the record there were 6 on the walk. The instructional weekend at Coolana attracted a legion of students (well around 10 of them) but instructors were a little thin on the ground. Bill expressed his disappointment that the Students ​didn't get to be tested on their acquired knowledge during the weekend. Greta James took the party of 10 who turned out for her walk In the Royal to Kanulca ​Brook because of closure of The Royal for fire damage recovery. ​lone. Dean's Great Boudi Coastal Walk saw the party of 21 staggering somewhat under the load of champagne and chocolate dispensed at the start for some celebration or other that lone dreamed up for the occasion. (The anniversary of her first walk as leader someone said.) The walk was described as delightful by the ones who could remember and they enjoyed sobering swims at Lobster Bay and Maitland Beach on the way. Peter Christian'​s walk to Banks Canyon went with a party of 4 and not much other detail. ​+The weekend of 26, 27 March was all a bit more dramatic with Erith Hamilton breaking an ankle on Mt Sturgiss during Maurice Smith'​s Weekend in the Buddawangs trip. You probably read about that in last month'​s magazine too. Just for the record there were 6 on the walk. The instructional weekend at Coolana attracted a legion of students (well around 10 of them) but instructors were a little thin on the ground. Bill expressed his disappointment that the students ​didn't get to be tested on their acquired knowledge during the weekend. ​ 
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 +Greta James took the party of 10 who turned out for her walk in the Royal to Kanuka ​Brook because of closure of The Royal for fire damage recovery. ​Ione Dean's Great Boudi Coastal Walk saw the party of 21 staggering somewhat under the load of champagne and chocolate dispensed at the start for some celebration or other that Ione dreamed up for the occasion. (The anniversary of her first walk as leader someone said.) The walk was described as delightful by the ones who could remember and they enjoyed sobering swims at Lobster Bay and Maitland Beach on the way. Peter Christian'​s walk to Banks Canyon went with a party of 4 and not much other detail. ​
  
 The Easter weekend saw a variety of weather conditions. Ian Rennard reported fine conditions The Easter weekend saw a variety of weather conditions. Ian Rennard reported fine conditions
  
- +**Change of address**
-Change of address+
 Ainsley and Mike Reynolds tell us they intend moving to the South Coast June 7th. Ainsley and Mike Reynolds tell us they intend moving to the South Coast June 7th.
 They will set up temporarily at No 13 Allambee Street South. D'​ui-ras for a few months until their new house at No 18 Allambee Street is ready to move into. They will set up temporarily at No 13 Allambee Street South. D'​ui-ras for a few months until their new house at No 18 Allambee Street is ready to move into.
 Phone number later. Phone number later.
  
-general meetingnotes +and pleasant going, mostly on fire trails and tracks around farm lands, for the 16 (less 2 at an early stage) who attended his Hume and Hovel Track walkIan Debert reported some showers, numerous mosquitos and due to an injudicious siting of the fly net tent that kept the mossies at bay for happy hour, an abundance of bull ants. The bull ant problem was solved by relocating the tent, but the mossies persisted it seems. The party also went for day walks to and swims at Box Head beach and Lobster Bay. They reported Lobster Bay as overrun by boats and water skiers. Tony Holgate, the most northerly location, reported rain overnight on each night in the rainforest. The party of 17 also enjoyed leeches, ticks, and lawyer vines, with a few navigation problems thrown in for good measure. To add polish to their adversity training it also contrived to rain on them for most of Monday as they climbed out up the ridge. Tony described the walk as pleasant. Peter Miller took the 5 starters for his Leura to Mt Victoria walk to the Megalong Valley: they had some rain on Friday evening otherwise conditions were pleasant with the water level in the Cox surprisingly low. Peter is still impressed by the black snake that brushed past his leg at Kanangaroo clearing. He was less impressed by the helicopter that shared the flat with them. If anyone out there has hard information on the use of helicopters in this way could they please advise our Confederation delegates. John Hogan got into the act over Easter as well, leading a party of 5 to the Blue Breaks area over Axehead range down Ditchers Creek and up Roots Ridge. David Rostron'​s extended walk from The Cobberas to Thredbo went, led by Kenn Clacher. The party of 6 was serenaded by dingoes, saw brumbies, emus and made the acquaintance of a rat at one of the huts.
-continued.+
  
-a and pleasant goingmostly on fire trails and tracks around farm lands, for the 16 (less 2 at an early stage) who attended ​his Hume and Hovel Track walk. Ian Debert reported some showersnumerous mosquitos and due to an injudicious siting ​of the fly net tent that kept the mossies at bay for happy houran abundance of bull ants. The bull ant problem was solved by relocating ​the tent, but the Mossies persisted it seems. The party also went for day walks to and swims at Box Head beach and Lobster BayThey reported Lobster Bay as overrun by boats and water skiers. Tony Holgate, the most northerly location, reported rain overnight ​on each night in the rainforest The party of 17 also enjoyed leeches, ticks, and lawyer Vines, with few navigation problems thrown in for good measure. To add polish to their adversity training it also contrived to rain on them for most of Mondayas they climbed out up the ridge. Tony described the walk as pleasant. Peter Miller took the 5 starters for his Leura to Mt Victoria walk to the Megalong Valley: They had some rain on Friday evening otherwise conditions were pleasant with the water level in the Cox surprisingly low. Peter is still impressed by the black snake that brushed past his leg at Kanangaroo clearing. He was less impressed by the helicopter that shared the flat with them. If anyone out there has hard information on the use of helicopters in this way could they please advise our Confederation delegates. John Hogan got into the act over Easter as well, leading a.party of 5 to the Blue Breaks area, over Axehead range down Ditchers Creek and up Roots RidgeDavid Rostron'​s extended walk from The Cobberas to Thredbo went, led by Kenn Clacher. The party of 6 was serenaded by dingoes, saw brumbies, emus and made the acquaintance of a rat at one of the huts.+The weekend of 910 April saw John Hogan cancel ​his Six Foot Track in Two Days. The walk would have been a bit of an anti climax after the Blue BreaksPeter Christianin a change ​of form that will keep the punters guessing ​for a whileled the party of 4 who came on his Glen Alice canyons abseiling trip to Banks Canyon ​and Crikey CanyonGreg Bridge had 17 starters out on a hot day on his Megalong Valley ​Sunday walk and Wilf (remember Wilt)? deferred stage 4 of the Great South Walk to the following weekendAll of which brought ​the walks report to an endAmen!
  
-The weekend ​of 9, 10 April saw John Hogan cancel his Six Foot Track in Two Days Walk would have been bit of an anti climax after the Blue BreaksPeter Christian, in a change ​of form that will keep the punters guessing for while, led the party of 4 who came on his Glen Alice canyons abseiling trip to.Banks Canyon ​and Crikey CanyonGreg Bridge had 17 starters out on a hot day on his Megalong Valley Sunday walk and Wilf (remember Wilt)? deferred stage 4 of the Great South Walk to the following weekendAll of which brought ​the walks report to an endAmen!+Conservation report saw mention ​of a letter from the Prime Minister'​s Department acknowledging ours regarding Jervis BayWe also heard of a letter from the Buddawangs Committee ​to the NSW minister, Chris Hartcher, asking about access to Newhaven Gap and Quilty'​s MountainIt seems the plan of management for the area is still being stalled after 15 years preparations. The latest manoeuvre on the wilderness declarations has been to refer them to the Surveyor General for commentThis could look like a delaying tactic if one were the least bit cynical about it all.
  
-Conservation report saw mention of a letter from the -Priine Minister'​s Department acknowledging ours regarding Jervis 'Bay. We also heard of a letter from ,the Buddawangs Committee to the NSW minister, Chris Hartcher, asking about access to Newhaven Gap and Quilty'​s Mountain. It seems the plan of management for the area is still being stalled after 15 years preparations. The latest manoeuvre on the wilderness declarations has been to refer them to,the Surveyor General for comment. This could look like a delaying tactic if one were the least bit cynical about it all +Confederation report was largely concerned with the question of whether there are plans to raise the Top Water Level (TWL), or the spillway height at Warragamba Dam. These are two distinctly different possibilities. If anyone has any information could they please put us out of our mysteryGeneral business saw a decision that the reunion be held on 15, 16 October 1994 at Coolana. We also resolved that in future we will hold the reunion on or immediately before the first full moon after the 15 October. If any mathematical genius out there can see a problem with this, please let us know. A working bee will be scheduled at Coolana in the near future. Contact Ian Debert if you can assist.
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-Confederation report was largely concerned with the question of whether there are plans to raise the Top Water Level(TWL), or the spillway height at Warragamba Dam. These are two distinctly different possibilities. If anyone has any information could they please put us out of our mystery General business saw a decision that the reunion be held on 15, 16 October 1994 at Coolana. We also resolved that in future we will hold the reunion on or immediately before the first full moon after the 15 October. If any mathematical genius out there can see a problem with this, please let us know. A working bee will be scheduled at Coolana in the near future. Contact Ian Debert if you can assist.+
  
 Announcements saw a plea from the walks secretary for more easy day walks for the walks programme. The  Announcements saw a plea from the walks secretary for more easy day walks for the walks programme. The 
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 The meeting closed at 21.52. The meeting closed at 21.52.
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 **Erith'​s Ankle**\\ **Erith'​s Ankle**\\
-We are told that the plaster is due to come off Erith'​sleg soon and no doubt by the time this issue goes to print this will be so. Erith, those of us who have "been there and done that" know that the real work will now begin We wish you a speedy and complete recovery, and remember the old saying "​don'​t let your limp become a habit"​. Good luck, George.+We are told that the plaster is due to come off Erith'​s leg soon and no doubt by the time this issue goes to print this will be so. Erith, those of us who have "been there and done that" know that the real work will now begin We wish you a speedy and complete recovery, and remember the old saying "​don'​t let your limp become a habit"​. Good luck, George.
  
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