The Obsidian Bulletin, September 1954, p. 1

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Since my term as President of the Obsidians is about to expire I am taking this opportunity to express my appreciation to all members who have made this year a pleasant one for me. As in past years, much hard work has been accomplished by the Board of Directors and by Committees. Much help has also been received by members not serving on Committees. During the past year, it has been our pleasure to enjoy many fine hikes which were planned by our Trips Committee. The Publications Committee has kept us well-informed of coming events and of important Committee and Board activities. This Committee also deserves credit for the Obsidian articles published in the FWOC Bulletin. Our social functions have been as much fun as ever and there have been many of them. Only the members of the Scientific and Conservation Committee can know the enormous amount of work and planning which they have accomplished. They have met with other clubs and groups both locally and away from home in order to better carry on their efforts to protect the natural beauty of National Parks and wilderness areas, The Building Committee has overcome many obstacles which previously stood in the way of a Club House. The lot owned by the Obsidians has been rezoned to permit the building of our town house. A completed set of plans has been drawn and approved. Much money has been raised and more has been promised. It seems very likely that our Club House will become a reality next year. An interesting and educational climbing school was held in the Spring by the Climbing Committee. Many successful climbs have been completed during the season with Diamond Peak being especially well attended. Other Committees including Ski, Library, Auditing, Search and Camera, though their work is ordinarily not so time-consuming as the aforementioned Committees, have nevertheless been active and carried out their work well. Credit for considerable hard work is due the Treasurer, Secretary and Assistant Secretary. Through articles submitted to the Register-Guard, the Club Reporter has kept the public informed of our coming activities.

It is my opinion that all who have attended Obsidian activities, either hikes or social events, have helped maintain our fine club through the year. Without good attendance at the functions of our Club, the Obsidians could not last as an organization. Again, I would like to express my sincere thanks to all, of you as you have made my year as President, of the Obsidians an enjoyable one. Thank you for this high honor!

Dale Carlson


This is the date of our Obsidian Annual Meeting. You will hear the reports of the past year's Committees and you will elect new officers for the coming year. In addition you will partake of one of those famous Obsidian Potluck Dinners.

Actually it is the duty and responsibility of members to vote. Those who cannot attend the meeting may vote by absentee ballot by simply requesting the ballot from the Club secretary, Clarence Scherer. at the Obsidians' address: P.O. Box 322. or calling him, 6-1348.

A fine list of members have agreed to serve the Club next year as its Board of Directors. Nine will be elected from the group. We greatly appreciate their willingness to serve their Club, and all Club members should extend their congratulations and help to these folks.

The question is often asked why six men must be elected and only three women. There are two "stock" answers. One is that the women get twice as much done as the men so there is only need for half as many on the Board. The other is that the men are twice as important as the women, so we need twice as many men.

We hope all members can be present at the Annual Meeting. Dues for the coming year may be paid at this time. Voting will start at 6:00 P.M. and continue until 6:45. Potluck dinner and then the Annual Meeting. See you there, eh? Willamalane Mem. Bldg., October 8.

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