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joan [The September 1996 General Meeting]
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 by Peter Miller by Peter Miller
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 With the President, Tony Holgate, in the chair and Secretary Michelle Powell back from her overseas trip hastily scribbling notes, the September General Meeting kicked off at 8.10 pm. There were no apologies and the meeting started with seven new members (Catherine Mulane, Ric Shorter, Donald Wills, Bruce Gilbert, Diane Richards, Kaite Matilda and Don Troy) being welcomed to the club. With the President, Tony Holgate, in the chair and Secretary Michelle Powell back from her overseas trip hastily scribbling notes, the September General Meeting kicked off at 8.10 pm. There were no apologies and the meeting started with seven new members (Catherine Mulane, Ric Shorter, Donald Wills, Bruce Gilbert, Diane Richards, Kaite Matilda and Don Troy) being welcomed to the club.
  
-Minutes of the August General Meeting+Minutes of the August General Meeting\\
 The minutes of the August General Meeting were read and accepted with an amendment to the Treasurer'​s report by Greta James. The only business arising from the minutes concerned the Draft of the Tasmanian Permit system which will have an effect on walkers accessing Tasmanian heritage areas. The minutes of the August General Meeting were read and accepted with an amendment to the Treasurer'​s report by Greta James. The only business arising from the minutes concerned the Draft of the Tasmanian Permit system which will have an effect on walkers accessing Tasmanian heritage areas.
  
-Correspondence In and Out+Correspondence In and Out\\
 The item of greatest interest was a press release from Senator Hill publishing the results of a survey showing overwhelming support for the conservation and preservation of our natural environment. Correspondence out concerned the catchment for the Sydney Water supply and the continuing problem of feral pigs in National Parks. The subject of the Tasmanian permit system which is intended to come into operation in the 1997 - 1998 summer season was explained and it boils down to a proposal to charge walkers a fee to access selected heritage areas and limit the size of walking parties. An interesting statistic showed that only five percent of walks in the affected areas are either organised by clubs or commercial operations and the remainder are privately organised. The item of greatest interest was a press release from Senator Hill publishing the results of a survey showing overwhelming support for the conservation and preservation of our natural environment. Correspondence out concerned the catchment for the Sydney Water supply and the continuing problem of feral pigs in National Parks. The subject of the Tasmanian permit system which is intended to come into operation in the 1997 - 1998 summer season was explained and it boils down to a proposal to charge walkers a fee to access selected heritage areas and limit the size of walking parties. An interesting statistic showed that only five percent of walks in the affected areas are either organised by clubs or commercial operations and the remainder are privately organised.
  
-Treasurer'​s Report+Treasurer'​s Report\\
 Greta James reported that we started the month with a balance of $12,133.18 and after outlaying $8330.34 (Including an investment of $5000) we finished the month with a balance of $5064.84. Greta James reported that we started the month with a balance of $12,133.18 and after outlaying $8330.34 (Including an investment of $5000) we finished the month with a balance of $5064.84.
  
-Conservation Report+Conservation Report\\
 Alex Colley reported that he had good news from Senator Hill in the press release recognising that wild rivers had become a mainstream issue. (There must be a vote in there somewhere.) According to the survey more than 90 per cent of those surveyed supported the preservation of wilderness areas for future generations and around 80 per cent were in favour of banning activities such as road building, tracks, mining, four wheeled vehicles and buildings. Alex also had a letter from Pam Allan, the Minister for Conservation,​ concerning the protection of old growth forests Alex Colley reported that he had good news from Senator Hill in the press release recognising that wild rivers had become a mainstream issue. (There must be a vote in there somewhere.) According to the survey more than 90 per cent of those surveyed supported the preservation of wilderness areas for future generations and around 80 per cent were in favour of banning activities such as road building, tracks, mining, four wheeled vehicles and buildings. Alex also had a letter from Pam Allan, the Minister for Conservation,​ concerning the protection of old growth forests
  
-Confederation Report+Confederation Report\\
 Ken Smith reported on the Confederation Meeting held recently in Canberra which saw Bill Holland elected to the position of Secretary (congratulations Bill) and that the changes to Confederation'​s Constitution mean that General Meetings will be held only once every three months but the Management Committee will meet monthly. Ken has been Ken Smith reported on the Confederation Meeting held recently in Canberra which saw Bill Holland elected to the position of Secretary (congratulations Bill) and that the changes to Confederation'​s Constitution mean that General Meetings will be held only once every three months but the Management Committee will meet monthly. Ken has been
 elected to sit on Management Committee (congratulation Ken). elected to sit on Management Committee (congratulation Ken).
-The organisation TOPs (The Outdoor Professionals ​with a membership of 150) is to be admitted the Confederation once they have submitted their constitution for approval.+The organisation TOPs (The Outdoor Professionals with a membership of 150) is to be admitted the Confederation once they have submitted their constitution for approval.
 Confederation has regular meetings with the National Parks and Wild Life Service and has requested the service that blanket consent be given to its member clubs to engage in risky activities such as rock climbing and canyoning. The proposal is that all clubs engaging in risky activities send their programs to the district officers where the activities are to take place and reasonable limits will be placed on numbers. This is a subject which we will hear more about at future meetings. Confederation has regular meetings with the National Parks and Wild Life Service and has requested the service that blanket consent be given to its member clubs to engage in risky activities such as rock climbing and canyoning. The proposal is that all clubs engaging in risky activities send their programs to the district officers where the activities are to take place and reasonable limits will be placed on numbers. This is a subject which we will hear more about at future meetings.
  
-Walks Reports+Walks Reports\\
 Eddy Giacomel started off in his inimitable manner by reminding us that we had only 44 thinking days left to get walks on the summer program. Eddy Giacomel started off in his inimitable manner by reminding us that we had only 44 thinking days left to get walks on the summer program.
 There were no reports on the extended walks in the Cooloola National Park led by Paul McCann from August 10 to 23 and only a comment that Bill Capon'​s walk in the Budawangs went but there were no details. There were no reports on the extended walks in the Cooloola National Park led by Paul McCann from August 10 to 23 and only a comment that Bill Capon'​s walk in the Budawangs went but there were no details.
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 Finally Ken Cheng reported that he had between 12 and 14 walkers on his trip from Wondabyne to Patonga finishing with a ferry ride in perfect weather. Finally Ken Cheng reported that he had between 12 and 14 walkers on his trip from Wondabyne to Patonga finishing with a ferry ride in perfect weather.
  
-Announcements+Announcements\\
 Peter Miller gave a brief run down on the activities of the 70th Anniversary Committee (see next page for a full report) and, urged on by Tony Holgate, concluded with the news that Jan Brown is to become Jan Miller on November 23rd. The ceremony will be held at St Matthews Church, Windsor. Peter Miller gave a brief run down on the activities of the 70th Anniversary Committee (see next page for a full report) and, urged on by Tony Holgate, concluded with the news that Jan Brown is to become Jan Miller on November 23rd. The ceremony will be held at St Matthews Church, Windsor.
 Don Brooks made a plea for more help from members with the continuing weeding needed at Coolana which was supported by Tony Holgate. Don Brooks made a plea for more help from members with the continuing weeding needed at Coolana which was supported by Tony Holgate.
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