The Forty-fourth Annual General Meeting was held at Crescent House, Ballard Estate, Bombay 1 BR, on 27th December 1972 at 5.00 p.m. for the purpose of :
The following names were proposed and elected at the Annual General Meeting:
|President||J. T. M. Gibson, Esq.|
|Vice-Presidents||A. D. Moddie
B. W. Ritchie
|Honorary Treasurer||G. Ramchandani, Esq.|
|Honorary Secretary||J. C. Nanavati|
|Honorary Local Secretaries|
|Australia & N.Z. ...||Maj. W. M. M. Deacock|
|Calcutta||K. K. Guha, Esq.|
|Darjeeling||E. D. Avari|
|Delhi||H. Dang, Esq.|
|Dehra Dun||Gurdial Singh|
|Great Britain||V. S. Risoe, Esq., M.B.E.|
|Japan||Y. Mita, Esq.|
|Kathmandu||M. J. Cheney, Esq.|
|Kulu||J. Banon, Esq.|
|Pakistan||Col. E. Goodwin|
|Switzerland||E. A. Bolinder, Esq.|
|U.S.A||Dr. S. Dillon Ripley|
Members of Committee
|F. C. Badhwar, Esq., O.B.E.||S. S, Mehta|
|T. H. Braham||K. N. Naoroji|
|K. K. Guha||R. S. Pillai|
|Cmdr. M. S. Kohli, A.V.S.M.||Gurdial Singh|
|R. M. Khatau||M. Tandon|
Additional Members of Balloting Committee
|R. E. Hotz, Esq.
Dr. H. V. R. Iengar
Prof. C. K. Mitra
|Honorary Editor||S. S. Mehta, Esq.|
|Honorary Librarian||F. C. Badhwar, Esq., O.B.E|
|Honorary Equipment Officer ...||Secretary at Bombay and Hon.Local Secretaries at Calcutta and Delhi.|
An Extraordinary General Meeting was held at Crescent House, Ballard Estate, Bombay 1 BR on 27th December 1972 at 5.30 p.m. for the purpose of approving the following resolutions:
1. To replace Clause 10 of the Rules and Regulations by a completely new clause reading as under :
"Without prejudice to the powers of the Managing Committee hereinafter defined, the entrance fee and subscription payable by a member as from January 1, 1973 shall be as follows :
|Resident Members||Overseas Members||Student Members|
|Life Subscription||750.00||500.00||not applicable|
The Managing Committee shall have power at any time to vary the subscription payable by any class of member and to make rules for payment of subscription of an Overseas Member in a currency other than Indian Rupees."
2. To add to Rule 16 two new subrules (e) and (f) reading as under:
"Life Members will receive the Journal of the Club only on payment at a price to be fixed by the Managing Committee from time to time and provided they pay in advance a lumpsum amount to cover at least five issues of the Journal."
"Student members will receive the Journal of the Club only on payment at a price to be fixed by the Managing Committee from time to time."
The Membership Fees have not been increased for over a decade. In the meantime, costs have gone up and particularly in regard to the production of the Himalayan Journal, which is the main expense of the Club. The cost of Volume XXX has risen to a level which has strained the current finances and reserves of the Club. With a view to spread the cost of production equitably between the Ordinary Members and the Life Members, the Committee, after deliberation and obtaining views from various centres of the Club, came to the conclusion that the policy of free issue of the Journal to Life Members could no longer be economically justified and that Life Members should be called upon in future, to contribute partially towards the cost of the Journal.
At the Extraordinary General Meeting held on 16th June 1971 in Bombay certain resolutions were adopted to move the Principal Office of the Club from Calcutta in the State of West Bengal to Bombay, in the State of Maharashtra. This proposal was made in view of the administrative difficulties experienced at Calcutta in recent years due to the frequent transfers of members of the Committee. Due to various legal difficulties involved, the Committee, after obtaining solicitors' opinion decided to continue the Registered Office at Calcutta and the administration of the Club to be conducted from Bombay. This was found to be suitable solution for the implementation as best as possible of the unanimous resolution passed at the Extraordinary General Meeting on 16th June 1971.
HIMALAYAN JOURNAL, VOL. XXXIII, 1974
All papers intended for publication should be forwarded to the Honorary Editor, S. S. Mehta, c/o A.C.C.I. Ltd., P.O. Rishra, District Hooghly, West Bengal, India.
It is requested that all articles be accompanied by sketch maps (these should be clearly drawn in Indian ink) and photographs (half plate size or larger, glossy, black-and-white) with captions clearly printed and attached at the back
All materials should be submitted before the end of December in order to avoid delay in printing.
JOURNAL BACK NUMBERS
The following back numbers are still available-Vol. XXV, XXVI, XXVII, XXVIII, XXIX, XXX and XXXI-These volumes can be obtained from the Honorary Secretary. Mr. V. S. Risoe also holds a few spare copies in London. Revised prices of back numbers are :
Vols. XXV to XXIX Rs. 25 each
Vols. XXX 8c XXXI Rs. 40 each
DESPATCH OF THE JOURNAL
Responsibility for non-delivery of the Journal cannot be accepted if members do not notify their change of address. Considerable trouble is caused in re-addressing Journals returned, and duplicate copies cannot be sent, except on payment.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS
Members are requested to notify the Honorary Secretary promptly of any change of address. If this Journal has not been correctly addressed, will you please advise the Honorary Secretary immediately of the alterations ?
Club Address : The Himalayan Club P.O. Box 1905 Bombay 400001 India
We gratefully acknowledge receipt during the year of the following Journals and publications :
The Alpine Journal
The American Alpine Journal
The A.C.C. Newsletter
La Montague et Alpinisme
Revista Mensile del Cluh Alpino Italiano
The Canadian Alpine Journal
The New Zealand Alpine Journal
The Journal of the Mountain Club of S. Africa
The Appalachia Bulletin
Yama to Keikoku
The Scottish Mountaineering Club Journal
The Ladies' Alpine Club Journal
Holidays in Romania
Union Internationale des Assocs. d'Alpinisme Bulletin The Geographical Journal The Geographical Review
|Ten Years Under the Earth—N.Casteret||Presented by Dr. S. A. Craven|
|My Caves—N. Casteret|
|Caves of Adventure—H. Tazieff|
|More Years Under the Earth—N. Casteret|
The Himalayas—D. Mordecai, presented by the author Makalu 1970—Printed and presented by the Japanese Alpine Club.
Printed by Y. P. Bhagwat at Mouj Printing Bureau, Khatau Wadi, Bombay 400 004 and published by S. S. Mehta for Himalayan Club at P.O. Box 1905,
Bombay 400 001.