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 Regrettably the "September General Meeting Notes" printed, the October issue of the magazine were if fact the meeting notes for September 1994. I was quite amazed when Spiro phoned and told me about it. This was very easily done with the way the magazine files were stored in my PC. The correct notes follow sorry Ed Regrettably the "September General Meeting Notes" printed, the October issue of the magazine were if fact the meeting notes for September 1994. I was quite amazed when Spiro phoned and told me about it. This was very easily done with the way the magazine files were stored in my PC. The correct notes follow sorry Ed
  
-The September General Meeting.+**The September General Meeting.**\\
 There were around 20 members present by 2011 so the president called the meeting to order and began proceedings. Apologies were tendered on behalf of Joy Hynes and Ian Debert and Bill and Fran Holland. The minutes of the September general meeting were read and received with no matters arising other than a mention that Maurice Smith would address the meeting later on behalf of Confederation. There were around 20 members present by 2011 so the president called the meeting to order and began proceedings. Apologies were tendered on behalf of Joy Hynes and Ian Debert and Bill and Fran Holland. The minutes of the September general meeting were read and received with no matters arising other than a mention that Maurice Smith would address the meeting later on behalf of Confederation.
-Correspondence was the next item called. We received a request for contact information from the ACF. Wonder how they got in touch with us? Confederation have sent us a copy of their strategic plan and Wild magazine have asked that we fill in a questionnaire. The KNC (our landlord) have sent us two new keys for the meeting rooms. We have received a copy of Natural Areas Limited's annual report. A 'fax from our insurer indicates that our cover does not extend to joint activities with other organisations. Joan Rigby has written to us pointing out some of the weed infestation problems at Coolana and suggesting we see what can be done about this. The letter appeared in last month's magazine so you know the details if you read the magazine. We wrote to our new members welcoming them. We wrote to the KNC about the fact that we will not be using the Gallery on 25 October when Peter Tressider will entertain us at St Alloyisus College. No Virginia, that's not my spelling. Alex Colley our conservation secretary has written to Pam Allen, the relevant state minister, protesting about the latest gazetted Sydney Water Corporation Ltd restrictions on access and activities in areas under the control of the Corporation.+ 
 +Correspondence was the next item called. We received a request for contact information from the ACF. Wonder how they got in touch with us? Confederation have sent us a copy of their strategic plan and Wild magazine have asked that we fill in a questionnaire. The KNC (our landlord) have sent us two new keys for the meeting rooms. We have received a copy of Natural Areas Limited's annual report. A fax from our insurer indicates that our cover does not extend to joint activities with other organisations. Joan Rigby has written to us pointing out some of the weed infestation problems at Coolana and suggesting we see what can be done about this. The letter appeared in last month's magazine so you know the details if you read the magazine. We wrote to our new members welcoming them. We wrote to the KNC about the fact that we will not be using the Gallery on 25 October when Peter Tressider will entertain us at St Alloyisus College. No Virginia, that's not my spelling. Alex Colley our conservation secretary has written to Pam Allen, the relevant state minister, protesting about the latest gazetted Sydney Water Corporation Ltd restrictions on access and activities in areas under the control of the Corporation. 
 At this stage new members Patricia Bickley, Ken Cheng, Bill Ridley and Dianne Stewart were welcomed into membership with badge, constitution, and membership list. At this stage new members Patricia Bickley, Ken Cheng, Bill Ridley and Dianne Stewart were welcomed into membership with badge, constitution, and membership list.
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 Then it was the treasurer's turn to regale us with tales or monetary splendour. It seems we closed the month with a balance of $300. Then it was the treasurer's turn to regale us with tales or monetary splendour. It seems we closed the month with a balance of $300.
-The walks reports began at the weekend of]!, 12, 13 August with no report for Kenn Clacher's XCD trip in KNC. We did a bit better with Jan Mohandas's Cloudmaker trip, the same weekend, but not much. There were somewhere around 12 people on the walk. The first aid instructional weekend was transferred from Coolana to Bill and Fran's place due to the prevailing inclemency. All in all it turned out to be a fairly social event with some people sleeping over and others, who were not doing the course, dropping in for the barbecue(s). You can probably understand why we have no hard numbers for this one. We started out very well on the report for Alan Mewett's Saturday walk from Wondabyne to Kariong Brook, with someone from the floor providing a most detailed report. It all came apart badly when someone else pointed out that the description fitted one of Alan's other walks and that our reporter had confused the two. Nothing is ever as it seems somehow. Don Brooks had 12 on his Sunday walk from Cowan to Hawkesbury River and Eddie Giacornel led  20 something on his Evans Lookout to Perrys and return along the cliff top track the same day. + 
-The weekend of 18, 19, 20 August sawSpiro conducting his annual visit to Mount Colong with a party of 18. Conditions that weekend were hotter than usual and the party managed to enjoy an appropriate level of suffering during Saturday afternoon by hauling the necessary water to the top of Colong to arrive at around 1800. The trip back to Kanangra provided a full day on the Sunday with theparty reaching the cars after dark. There was no report for Maurie Blume's weekend walk to Mount Carrialoo but there was a general belief that it did go. Tony Maynes led+The walks reports began at the weekend of 11, 12, 13 August with no report for Kenn Clacher's XCD trip in KNC. We did a bit better with Jan Mohandas's Cloudmaker trip, the same weekend, but not much. There were somewhere around 12 people on the walk. The first aid instructional weekend was transferred from Coolana to Bill and Fran's place due to the prevailing inclemency. All in all it turned out to be a fairly social event with some people sleeping over and others, who were not doing the course, dropping in for the barbecue(s). You can probably understand why we have no hard numbers for this one. We started out very well on the report for Alan Mewett's Saturday walk from Wondabyne to Kariong Brook, with someone from the floor providing a most detailed report. It all came apart badly when someone else pointed out that the description fitted one of Alan's other walks and that our reporter had confused the two. Nothing is ever as it seems somehow. Don Brooks had 12 on his Sunday walk from Cowan to Hawkesbury River and Eddie Giacornel led  20 something on his Evans Lookout to Perrys and return along the cliff top track the same day. 
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 +The weekend of 18, 19, 20 August saw Spiro conducting his annual visit to Mount Colong with a party of 18. Conditions that weekend were hotter than usual and the party managed to enjoy an appropriate level of suffering during Saturday afternoon by hauling the necessary water to the top of Colong to arrive at around 1800. The trip back to Kanangra provided a full day on the Sunday with the party reaching the cars after dark. There was no report for Maurie Blume's weekend walk to Mount Carrialoo but there was a general belief that it did go. Tony Maynes led
 4 starters on his Bundeena to Otford the hard way trip on the Saturday and Sandy. Johnson had 9 walkers on his walk around the old sites near Medlow Bath the same day. Sandy's mob had to contend with rail problems due to track works but nonetheless reported it as an enjoyable walk. Dick Weston carried the flag on the Sunday with a party of 12 on his Govetts Leap to Bluegum and return trip. 4 starters on his Bundeena to Otford the hard way trip on the Saturday and Sandy. Johnson had 9 walkers on his walk around the old sites near Medlow Bath the same day. Sandy's mob had to contend with rail problems due to track works but nonetheless reported it as an enjoyable walk. Dick Weston carried the flag on the Sunday with a party of 12 on his Govetts Leap to Bluegum and return trip.
-Maurice Smith led a group of 12 on his Budawangs trip over the weekend of 25, 26, 27 August. The scrub was scratchy in the hot conditions that prevailed throughout the-dayon Saturday and the clear balmy evening around the fire gave no indication of the cold wind and rain that turned up in the early hours of Sunday morning. It was certainly, a surprise to Peter Miller who had elected to sleep out under the: stars. Reports indicated Peter struggling with a wind blown fly sheet and failed torch in the darkness and driving rain. Was it Pat Harrison who was seeking after people who did eccentric things? Ian Debert cancelled his Gingra Creek walk that weekend. Someone saidhe went bush dancing instead, though why he did not combine the two activities was not clear. Rosemary MacDougal had a warm day for the 5starters on her Winmalee to Faulconbridge via Grose River walk on the Saturday. Morag Ryder was also out that day leading some 7 souls through hot conditions on her Grand Canyon walk. They managed to catch the 1620 train despite the temperatures. Sunday saw David Trinder with a party estimated at 15 travelling fast to complete a Victoria Falls to Evans Lookout car shuffle. George Mawer's walk out from Glenbrook the same day had no report. + 
-Over the period 30 August to 11 September Ian Wolfe led group of 7 on his extended NCD tripin the Victorian Alps. They broke the trip into two segments of 4 days and 5 daysviews were good but there was a problem with some unnamed official at one of the resort ski areas who threatened to arrest them for trying to go outside the resort boundary markers. The Six Foot Track in a day stampede went to program with some 35 or so pounding the track in cool wet condition. There was no report for Steve Ellis's Megalong Valley Sunday walk. Wilf, still operating asynchronously, led a party of 3 in warm conditions tempered by a breeze on a triumphant entry into Goulburn as the final section of the Great South Walk. All those of you who were oiling your cranks, or cranking your oils, or whatever it is cyclists do as preparation, will have had to wait until 7 October for Wilfs scheduled bicycle trip along Cooks River Cycleway. Bill Holland's Sunday stroll along the wetlands boardwalk of Grosvenor Track went with a group of 12. +Maurice Smith led a group of 12 on his Budawangs trip over the weekend of 25, 26, 27 August. The scrub was scratchy in the hot conditions that prevailed throughout the day on Saturday and the clear balmy evening around the fire gave no indication of the cold wind and rain that turned up in the early hours of Sunday morning. It was certainly, a surprise to Peter Miller who had elected to sleep out under the: stars. Reports indicated Peter struggling with a wind blown fly sheet and failed torch in the darkness and driving rain. Was it Pat Harrison who was seeking after people who did eccentric things? Ian Debert cancelled his Gingra Creek walk that weekend. Someone said he went bush dancing instead, though why he did not combine the two activities was not clear. Rosemary MacDougal had a warm day for the 5 starters on her Winmalee to Faulconbridge via Grose River walk on the Saturday. Morag Ryder was also out that day leading some 7 souls through hot conditions on her Grand Canyon walk. They managed to catch the 1620 train despite the temperatures. Sunday saw David Trinder with a party estimated at 15 travelling fast to complete a Victoria Falls to Evans Lookout car shuffle. George Mawer's walk out from Glenbrook the same day had no report. 
-Kenn Clacher's ski touring trip over the weekend of 8, 9, 10 September went, with an undetermined number of skiers. The snow was good on the upper slopes but fair to lousy lower down. There were no details for Peter Miller's instructional walk out from Glenbrook that same weekend. Three Saturday walks went that weekend. Alan Mewett led his trip from Woy-Woy to Wondabyne in reverse with a party of 12. They came across large displays of wildflowers and even a few Warraths. Greg Bridge had 5 on his extended car shuffle trip out along Narrow neck to Carlons Farm and Ron Howlett conducted a leisurely tour of a section of Warrimoo Track. It was an easy day, with stops to admire the wildflowers, and even fish if you had that much faith. Sunday saw Wilf Hilder leading a party of 13 on his walk from South Head to North Head. It went against the grain a bit when they were initially intercepted while surveying possible ingress points onto the navy land and then given a group pass to visit the chapel, legitimately! Greta James led 13 starters on her Bundeena to Bundeena walk the same day. The more observant of the party saw waratahs along the way. Not only that they ended the walks reports for this month. +Over the period 30 August to 11 September Ian Wolfe led group of 7 on his extended XCD trip in the Victorian Alps. They broke the trip into two segments of 4 days and 5 days. The views were good but there was a problem with some unnamed official at one of the resort ski areas who threatened to arrest them for trying to go outside the resort boundary markers. The Six Foot Track in a day stampede went to program with some 35 or so pounding the track in cool wet condition. There was no report for Steve Ellis's Megalong Valley Sunday walk. Wilf, still operating asynchronously, led a party of 3 in warm conditions tempered by a breeze on a triumphant entry into Goulburn as the final section of the Great South Walk. All those of you who were oiling your cranks, or cranking your oils, or whatever it is cyclists do as preparation, will have had to wait until 7 October for Wilf'scheduled bicycle trip along Cooks River Cycleway. Bill Holland's Sunday stroll along the wetlands boardwalk of Grosvenor Track went with a group of 12. 
-Conservation report indicated that the re-gazetted Sydney Water Corporation Limited regulations prohibit anything but walking around in circles in the 'outer catchments. These areas include large chunks of the Upper Blue Mountains National Park. Discussions are continuing to try to resolve the problem in some way other than the Corporation agreeing to turn a blind eye. Watch this space.+ 
 +Kenn Clacher's ski touring trip over the weekend of 8, 9, 10 September went, with an undetermined number of skiers. The snow was good on the upper slopes but fair to lousy lower down. There were no details for Peter Miller's instructional walk out from Glenbrook that same weekend. Three Saturday walks went that weekend. Alan Mewett led his trip from Woy Woy to Wondabyne in reverse with a party of 12. They came across large displays of wildflowers and even a few Warratahs. Greg Bridge had 5 on his extended car shuffle trip out along Narrow neck to Carlons Farm and Ron Howlett conducted a leisurely tour of a section of Warrimoo Track. It was an easy day, with stops to admire the wildflowers, and even fish if you had that much faith. Sunday saw Wilf Hilder leading a party of 13 on his walk from South Head to North Head. It went against the grain a bit when they were initially intercepted while surveying possible ingress points onto the navy land and then given a group pass to visit the chapel, legitimately! Greta James led 13 starters on her Bundeena to Bundeena walk the same day. The more observant of the party saw waratahs along the way. Not only that they ended the walks reports for this month. 
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 +Conservation report indicated that the re-gazetted Sydney Water Corporation Limited regulations prohibit anything but walking around in circles in the outer catchments. These areas include large chunks of the Upper Blue Mountains National Park. Discussions are continuing to try to resolve the problem in some way other than the Corporation agreeing to turn a blind eye. Watch this space. 
 Confederation report indicated that the strategic plan was further discussed and amended at the AGM to shift the focus outward a little more. The view still persists within Confederation that we can influence the course of events in the accreditation debate despite all signs to the contrary. A motion at the AGM that our organisations withdraw from participation in the process was defeated. Confederation report indicated that the strategic plan was further discussed and amended at the AGM to shift the focus outward a little more. The view still persists within Confederation that we can influence the course of events in the accreditation debate despite all signs to the contrary. A motion at the AGM that our organisations withdraw from participation in the process was defeated.
-General business saw Ian Debut and Patrick James, smarting from the most recent chain cutting incident at Coolana, moving a motion to provide funds to reinforce and refurbish a second hand sump-buster obstruction device. Was that Acme brand? The motion passed after an amendment to increase the amount to $200.+ 
 +General business saw Ian Debut and Patrick James, smarting from the most recent chain cutting incident at Coolana, moving a motion to provide funds to reinforce and refurbish a second hand sump-buster obstruction device. Was that Acme brand? The motion passed after an amendment to increase the amount to $200. 
 Announcements included notice that Natural Areas Limited will hold their AGM on Friday 22 September and that they are considering forming a bush care group. We were also invited to join in the bicentennial re-enactment of a walk across the Blue Mountains by Everingham over 5, 6, 7, 8 October. Announcements included notice that Natural Areas Limited will hold their AGM on Friday 22 September and that they are considering forming a bush care group. We were also invited to join in the bicentennial re-enactment of a walk across the Blue Mountains by Everingham over 5, 6, 7, 8 October.
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 Maurice Smith addressed the meeting in his capacity as secretary of Confederation, pointing out the services they provide to member clubs and answering questions from the floor. Maurice Smith addressed the meeting in his capacity as secretary of Confederation, pointing out the services they provide to member clubs and answering questions from the floor.
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 The meeting closed at 2209. The meeting closed at 2209.
-Barry Wallis+ 
 +Barry Wallace
  
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