The Fifty-sixth Annual General Meeting was held at 6.00 p.m. on Monday, 10 February 1986 at Scindia House, Ballard Estate, Bombay. The following names were proposed and elected:
OFFICERS President K. N. Naoroji
Vice-Presidents Dr. M. L. Biswas
Lt. Gen. M. Thomas
S. S. Mehta
Honorary Treasurer S. K. Damania
Honorary Secretary J.C. Nanavati
Members of Committee
A. B. Ghoshal A. D. Moddie
K. K. Guha G.Ramchandani
Harish Kapadia S. R. Shah
Sanjeev Saith M. S. Soin
S. P. Mahadevia Joydeep Sircar
Honorary Local Secretaries
Almora N. B. Parekh
Bombay M. H. Contractor
Calcutta P. K. Ganguli
Chandigarh P. M. Das
Darjeeling E. D. Avari
Delhi Sudhir Sahi
Manali John Banon
Srinagar Sat Paul Sahni
Nepal Mike Cheney
Pakistan Nazir Sabir
Australia & New Zealand W. M. Deacock
Czechoslovakia V. Smida
France Jean Coudray
Great Britain R. G. Pettigrew
Japan Y. Mita
Italy - Prof Ardito Desio
Spain Jose Paytubi
Switzerland E. A. Bolinder
U.S. A.: East A. J. Kaufrman
West Nicholas Clinch
Mid A. D. Black
Additional Members of Balloting Committee
R. E. Hotz Prof C. K. Mitra
Dr. H. V. R. Iengar
Other Appointments Honorary Editor ... S. S. Mehta
Honorary Assistant Editor ... Harish Kapadia
Honorary Librarian ... Janet Rizvi
Hon. Asstt. Librarians
Bombay ... Vincent James
Calcutta ... A. Guha Thakurta
Hon. Equipment Officer ... Arun P. Samant
Hon. Asstt. Equipment Officers
Calcutta ... P. K. Ganguli
Delhi ... Sandeep Kapur
Another very active year for the Himalayan Club. Many sectional meetings were organised at Bombay, Delhi and Calcutta. Bombay section organised a two-day seminar with many illustrated talks. Delhi section organised a photographic exhibition with talks in the evenings. Annual Club Dinners were held at Bombay and at Calcutta. London section organised the London Reunion Dinner in April. It was addressed by Don Whillans: his last public lecture.
Himalayan Journal Vol. 41 was published in April while The Himalayan Club Newsletter 39 was published, in February in a new format. Dhiren Toolsidas has taken over the work of compilation of Himalayan Journal Indexes and the indexes for Vol. 40 and Vol. 41 were published. A Consolidated Index to Vols. 36 to 42 is under compilation.
The Club started a Video Library of mountain films. A book on Garhwal, The Garhwal Kumaon Himalayas was published. The Grindlayfs Bank Mountain Scholarships were awarded to 5 trainees. Many new books and mountaineering equipments were added to the stores.
The Club membership continued to grow beyond 900 members, spread over all parts of the globe. The membership is open to all those who are committed to various aspects of Himalayan interests.
(Full details of the Club activities, 1985 are available in Newsletter 39).
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(3) Leaves from Naomi Uemura's last diary Translated by Prem Motwani
(4) Himalayan Ski Adventure by Gordon Wiltsie
(5) The Shining Wall by Voytek Kurtyka
(6) Kedar Dome - 'The Sunrise Pillar* by Martin Moran
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(11) American Expedition to the Chaturangi Glacier region by Nigel Cleaver
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(13)Sherpas by Sir Edmund Hillary
(14)Himalayan Climbing by Doug Scott
(15)Dodital 'The Emerald Lake* by Sameer Pasricha
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