I attended a club evening a while ago and got told that I have to attend three club meets before they decide \"if the guys like you (me) or not\".
I'm sorry to hear this Stephan. Unfortunately, while the MCSA claims to have changed since 1995, their policy of discrimination is still happening. What you have said above is typically why there are so many non-members.
Now I expect a 'member' to jump in and attack these comments, but the fact still remains that many people are not joining.
Get real. The masses(B&W) are interested in watching sport(rugby, cricket & soccer) on TV, with a beer; & are just not interested in climbing or MCSA, probrably have not even heard of MCSA. Think bigger picture. Your world is not everyones.
Thanks Marshall. I WAS getting real. It's a pity that your opinion is not the only one. Unfortunately the club does not discriminate against people who cannot spell. If they did, you'd \"probrably\" not get in.
I joined MCSA in 2001 & had zero to do with embarrassing racial issues or aphartheid era policies. Does this shroud cover me as well?
Consider for a moment that tomorrow the AWB were to change its policies, issue a public apology make like they were there for everyone, when still, they continued to filter out those tossers
and see if the guys like you or not
. Would you join them? The MCSA DID discriminate against fellow South Africans, they DID acquire land very easily because of this, and they DID issue a rather insincere apology at the very same time that the present government was reviewing land ownership policies.
Marshall, perhaps you were brainwashed by the SADF when you did your service? Did you even know who you were serving back then?
I say that anyone should be allowed to join this club, for a fee. If such areas are so sacred that they need to be protected from the 'tossers' then you can have a permit system [non-profit], where members can get a ticket to go somewhere. This serves another purpose in that the data can be used to control the amount of people entering such protected areas, as well as for rescue/prevention of accidents purposes.