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The Ian Dear Memorial Fund

As members will recall, the Ian Dear Memorial Fund is there to provide help for younger members to go on trips like that just described.  The Chairman of the Ian Dear Memorial Committee - 'SETT' (R.A. Setterington) supplies a timely reminder to young club members about the fund.

The late Ian Dear - a much respected and active member of the B. E. C. - in 1964 bequeathed a sum of £300 "To assist junior members of the B. E. C. to visit caving or climbing areas of the continent".  Since that date, monies have been managed by the Ian Dear Memorial Committee, meeting as required.  It has come as rather a surprise to this committee and to myself in particular that this fund has only been used twice in the last six years.

At a recent meeting of the fund committee, it was decided that the existence of the fund should be made more widely known.  The possibility of extending the terms of reference was also discussed, but this would have to be confirmed by the general club committee and possibly by an A.G.M.  We also discussed the likelihood of older members of the B.E.C. chaperones on trips already arranged by themselves.

As January is commonly the time when we start thinking summer holidays, now is the time to consider whether we, individually, might be eligible for a grant from the fund or would accept the job of advising or chaperoning a younger member.  Applicants will each be considered on individual merits, with initiative and originality being important.  As the terms of reference may well be changed, even if you are not sure whether you qualify – why not apply?  The Ian Dear Committee will decide.

Changes and Additions to Member’s Addresses

R.F. Bidmead.  41 Fishponds Rd, Eastville, Bristol BS5 6SE
J. Manchip. c/o Egan,16 Warrender Pk.Cres., Edinburgh EH9 1EA
N. Hallett. 73 Queensdown Gds, Brislington, Bristol 4.
N. Jago.  40, Mount Pleasant Terrace, Bedminster, Bristol 3.
P. Coles.  18 Cobthorn Way, Congresbury, Nr. Bristol.
N. Rich.  Ballochyle Estate,Sandbank, Dunoon, Argyllshire.
J. Bulger.  23 Ajax Close, Gt.Wyrley, Wallsall, WS6 6JU
R. Brooks.  5 Gordon Road, Clifton, Bristol 8.
J & M. Riley.  12 Lawlwy Place, Deakin, Canberra, Australia, ACT 2600
B. Smart.  c/o Beuin Hospital Site, Costain (W. Africa,) P. O. 28, Lagos, Nigeria.
P. Ifold.  The Cedars, Blackferd, Nr. Wedmore, Somerset.
J.M. Stafford, Bryher, Badgworth, Scmerset.
A.T. Williams.  Hendrew Farm, Llanderaied, Newport, Mon. NP6 2AB.
J. Ifold.  5 Rushgrove Gdns., Bishop Sutton, BS18 4XB.
Miss C. Salisbury, 59a Ashley Hill, Bristol 6.
Mrs. P. Rees, 10 Hawthorn Way, St. Ives Huntingdon.
S. Grime, Letterewe, Wester Ross, Scotland.

If YOU have recently changed your address, PLEASE let Alan Thomas have your new address so that we make sure you get the B.B.