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The Club Aims and Purposes
The purposes for which the Bayside Bushwalking Club Inc. was formed are:
- to promote recreational walking and allied activities.
- to encourage a wider appreciation and better understanding of the wildlife and natural assets and to assist in their preservation.
- to encourage participation in the recreational activities in safety and with due consideration for others and the environment.
Take a minute to consider the three statements. The first allows us to be involved in a wide range of activities allied to recreational walking. The Club takes full account of this in planning activities for its members. However the statement stipulates that we promote recreational activities, not necessarily within the limited boundaries of our Club, but within the wider community.
The second challenges us to develop an understanding of our natural assets through our activities. To fully appreciate these resources, we need to study them, their interactions, and their frailties. In exercising our right to utilise these resources, we accept the responsibility for their preservation.
The third, ties together the other two adding the requirement that all activities must be carried out safely. We are not the only users of these resources and whilst we expect consideration from other recreational users, we must also consider their rights. Both our rights and those of others to use these resources must be balanced against the long term preservation of the environment.
The Statement of Purposes carries a significant responsibility for both the members and committee. Consider them carefully and test your motives and actions to see if they meet the Statements criteria.