The Obsidian Bulletin, October 1960, p. 1

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The OBSIDIAN

VOL. XX OBSIDIANS INC. - P.O. BOX 322 - OCTOBER 1960 - EUGENE, OREGON NO. 9

Club House Assured!

THE OCTOBER BOARD MEETING

The regular meeting of the obsidian Board of directors was held October 6 at Gerry Fehly's apartment, 414 E. 15th. Board members present: Tom Taylor, Gerry Fehly, Kay Fahy, Donn Chase, Ray Cavagnaro, Gene Renard, Mike Stahl and Ray Sims - Committee members Jim Jeppesen and Bob Medill.

ACCEPTED BID OF V.A. HARDING, CONTRACTOR TO BUILD THE OBSIDIANS LONG LOOKED FOR CLUB HOUSE. As Tom remared a "real milestone has been reached."

Gerry read the previous minutes and Tom read the Forest Services final statement on the Glacier Peak area which seems to be modified considerably from previous statements. This final plan will include 458,505 acres for this wilderness area. Ray Cavagnaro reported bills of Mis hlers $93.13; Bob Medill, stamps $6.00; Tom $52.60; Kay, Secretary material $6.50; Gene, $2.85; and Western Eng. Consultnt. $99. work on acreage. Bills were ordered Paid.

Gene Renard, Building committee chairman reported two bids that were opened at their meeting - but the one of V.A. Harding for $12,025 was one that the Board realized could be handled. Some modification may be realized even from that figure and then the amount for other materials to some of our own club contractors will also be made with in our means. The Boards vote was unanimous. It seemed like a time to celebrate - to think back to the many building committees that have worked and put many hours to this end.

In this connection Jim Jeppesen reported finding liability insurance to cover building and lot and also Obsidians on any trip for the sum of $42.31 per yr. Kay reported two new active senior members - Ina Foss and Dorothy Towlerton, who were voted as active members.

An air mail folder from the Sierra club stating their policy toward the Forest Service and agencies in general was read and discussed but moved to give to the conservation committee for a reply which was to be before October 15th. Jim Jeppesen as chairman of the climbing wishes those who have ropes, ice axes, first aid and trip reports to contact him soon.

Adjourned -

PRIMITIVE AREA SIGN

The sign which read:

OBSIDIAN TRAIL
ENTERING THE THREE SISTERS PRIMITIVE AREA
U.S.DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE
ELEVATION 5100 ft.

This sign has been seen by the many hikers who have traveled the trail South from Frog camp, on the McKenzie Pass highway. But now, fallen by the wayside this sign has been brought into town, to be properly presented, when the Obsidian town lodge is finished. It was brought to our attention by Mike Stahl on his return from the North Sister. Letters were written by the clubs secretary and the Forest service at McKenzie Bridge said "go get it".

Altho weighing 54 pounds - it fits snugly on a Kelty Pack. Bob & Ray

Also pertaining to the removing of the primitive area sign from the forest, the Forest Service assured in their letters, that since the area has been a Wilderness Area for some time, that new signs on trails and roads are in the making and will be properly marked.

OBSIDIAN PICTURE NIGHT

The Obsidian picture night at Friendly house will be Monday October 24 this month and Gene Renard will make a showing of some of his collections of beautiful slides.


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