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6 THE OBSIDIAN - JUNE 1957
all your accomplishments. I always reminisce on those members I know from those early days and rejoice on seeing new names and the active part the new members take in the functions of the Club...this shows a Real Live Club. I am amazed at the names and places you have on your list for Outings. You have diverse types of trips between the mountain climbs and the ocean; some trips to suit the capacities of all members ...women, men,young and the "less young." I assure you the "Obsidian" is read from cover to cover.
For the most part my excursions into the mountains have been with an automobile doing the most of the climbing. I have just come back from a trip to the Joshua Tree National Monument; take off from Twentynine Palms in California, accessible by auto from an oiled road, elevation 2500 feet, 5000 to 8000 feet. The wild flowers were very different from Oregon scenery, but to my mind the rock formations and erosion patterns were equally interesting. The cactus flowers on the Hedge Hog Cactus and the Beaver Tail Cactus while low to the ground were very beautiful. Of course I used some color film.
Some time I hope to visit Eugene, Oregon, and one of the top items on my list is visit the Obsidian Club.
Give my kindest regards to the members,
(signed) John F. Bovard
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The regular meeting of the Obsidian Club was called to order on June 6, 1957 at the home of Henry Carlson and the following members were in attendance: Henry Carlson, Frank Sipe, Bob Medill, June Carlson, Dale Carlson, David Carlson, Bernice Lehrman, Karl Onthank, Ruth Onthank, Ray Cavagnaro, Jim Jeppesen, Ray Harris, George Hermach, Helen Hughes and Bette Hack.
The Minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. The Treasurer reported a balance of $663.20. Three bills were approved for payment as follows: Commercial Printing for the 1957-58 schedules for $29.25, Mishler's for bulletin for $25.62, Postoffice for $12.00.
Reports were given by the following committees: SCIENTIFIC. Frank Sipe reported the jointly sponsored coast trip by Scientific, Trips and Entertainment Committee was well attended and the study of sea life proved interesting to everyone.
TRIPS. George Hermach reported and asked for some discussion on how much freedom should be given the trip leader in cancelling a trip or substituting another. Two trips have been cancelled so far this year. Most felt that weather conditions or impractical road conditions in reaching an area should determine the decision by the leader but no conclusions were reached.
OUTING. Ray Cavagnaro reported lots of interest is being shown and the sign up sheet for summer camp is already quite large. The Committee is investigating the possibility of buying a new stove, preferably a Kimmel, which costs about $118. The Committee asked for a transfer of money for expenses and the motion was made and carried that $100 be transferred from the general fund to the special fund for the use of the Summer Camp Committee. Motion carried.
MEMBERSHIP. Bernice Lehrman turned in $8 dues. Also the resignation of Bob Lemon, Jr. The following report on membership was given: Paid up members - 164, umpaid - 12, delinquent - 4. For the year, 14 members dropped, 1 resigned, 1 was deceased and there were 10 new members. The Board reluctantly accepted the resignation of Bernice Lehrman as a Member of the Board and as Membership Chairman. It was decided to turn over the membership work temporarily to whomever is qualified and names of a person to fill out the term as membership chairman be presented at the next meeting. A letter was read from John Bovard who is an honorary member, and the $5 which was enclosed was placed in the building fund by unanimous vote.
CLIMBING COMMITTEE. Ray Harris reporting and the possibility of getting written permission of parents for minors before a climb was discussed also obtaining insurance for the club in case of an accident. This would involve a higher fee being charged for a climb. The motion was made and carried that the Climbing Committee investigate ob-
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