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page 6 The Obsidian March 1972
It tkaes a vast amount of work to get the Organization thru one year. It is up to the President to see that all offices function and to conduct all meetings, To see that all business is attended to. It is the duty of the secretary to keep all meeting minutes and to take care of all correspondence. Being treasurer is no small job as one might think. Every cent taken in in dues, trips, climbs and contributions at all functions must be kept as well as records annually made out. An auditor is picked to go over all financial records once each year. The trips committee meets several times a year to plan out trips and to get leaders for same. Then it is the duty of the trips chairman each week to see that the leader or leaders is supplied with signup lists and other papers necessary to the trip.. such as trip reports sheets, etc. If a leader finds that he cannot make the lead when his time comes it is up to the chairman to find someone to do so, or as happens many times, make the lead her or himself. The same goes for the climbing committee chairman. Outing chairman is another matter. This office floats along a good part of the year with not much to do, but when this office is active it is one of confusion, commotion and rush. It entails, when the time comes, the business of figuring out how much food will be required. This depends on where it has been decided where to go, how many are going: for one week; for two weeks, or just a week-end. What equipment to take and how to get there. The entertainmanet job is one rather hectic too
As it is a year around job and one that is subject to more or less criticism it is not a position much sought after. The membership chairmanship is another that is continuous. This entails a vast amount of work keeping all records straight. Also lots of writing and mailing of notices when dues become in arears. Librarian work consists of keeping scrap books filled with everything that has ever been published about the Obsidians and each member, so if you ever want to find out who has been in jail and for what it is there. Librarian also keeps a record of every person who has ever been a member and each and every trip, or climb that he or she has made. Conservation is work unlimited. And Don Hunter puts in a vast amount of time and in lots of cases money out of his own pocket. Science and education is a rather difficult position In that one does not always know just the membership wants to know. We are most fortunate in having Dr. Baldwin at the present time. He is most sincere in wanting to fill this post, but wishes to hear from the membership as to what they want Buildings and grounds is another unended chore requiring lots of time and work. One of the big disappointments in this area is the chore it is to get help when needed. Search & Rescue is, or can be and is, a most responsible position. We used to handle this all alone, in fact this is why the Club was organized for in the first place, but now is held in conjunction with the Parks and Recreations Dept. of Eugene and the Sheriffs office. Youth is one that only a few have what it takes to get along with the young and Frank Moore seems to be particularly well put together to handle this spot. Getting out the Bulletin and other printing that the Club demands is not one that one can forget very long either. The big job is getting material for the monthly issue of this paper. An example is all this stuff on this back page. Of course this back page could be left vacant, but ye editor does not like to do that. Getting out the Bulletin is one that requires most of the full month getting facts, figures and errors to fill The running after stamps, inks, papers, stencils and keeping the old mimeo machine going all adds up to work.
ALL THE ABOVE JUNK JUST TO FILL THIS BACK PARE. AND IT MAY NEVER BE READ.
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