WICEN NSW Communications

WICEN is a statewide body which has been created to serve the needs of the particular state and as such the structure within each state differs according to the emergency management plan within that state.
In NSW, WICEN operates as a specialist support squad under the NSW State Disaster Plan (DISPLAN).


Membership renewal season is here once again. If you would like to pay
by bank deposit, please make payment to:
     Account name: WICEN NSW
     BSB: 112-879
     Account number: 155 590 471
 
Please include your callsign in the receiver's comment so we know who it's from.


WICEN will be once again providing communications for the world famous
Shahazda Horse Enduro held around St Albans, on the MacDonald River,
to the north west of Sydney, from Monday 25th to Saturday 30th August.

August, September and October sees Alzheimer's Australia Memory Walk
and Jog events in Port Macquarie, the Hunter, over the Bay Run in
Inner Western Sydney and at North Wollongong. These are fairly short
events, which would make great first events for newer members.

This year's Trek for Timor will be around Wentworth Falls in the World
Heritage Listed Blue Mountains, on Saturday the 20th of September,
with 13km, 25km and 45km options. This year's is raising funds for
several school, vocational and higher education projects. They are
currently accepting team registrations and sponsorship at:
www.trekfortimorbm.org.au

The Northern Rivers region will be conducting two training sessions,
the first being on EMR Assessment for portable operations on Sunday
the 10th of August, and a second event on Sunday the 12th of October.
The region also has the Paddle for Life pencilled to run from Saturday
13th to Monday 15 September.

Amateurs also holding a marine radio qualification are being sought
for the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic on Saturday 25th October.

For those who prefer email, WICEN has several functional addresses:
just put the function in front of AT nsw DOT wicen DOT org DOT au.
Examples are operations, secretary and treasurer.

WICEN has a twitter account: @wicennsw

Facebook users will find the official WICEN New South Wales page, an
informal national WICEN group, and a few interstate groups.

WICEN ACT is part of the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club, and
supports events in and around the Territory. The club's website at
http://www.crarc.ampr.org/ includes details of both WICEN and general
events. October includes the Tumut rally, a horse enduro and bicycle
ride.

Coming events include:

Northern Rivers EMR Training on Sunday 10th August
Hunter Memory Walk and Jog at Lake Macquarie on Sunday 24th August
Shahazda from Monday 25th to Saturday 30th August
Port Macquarie Memory Walk on Sunday 31st August
Northern Rivers Paddle for life on Saturday 13th to Monday 15th September
Sydney Memory Walk on Sunday, 14th September
Trek for Timor around Wentworth Falls on 20th September
Illawarra Memory Walk on Sunday 12th October
Northern Rivers Training session on Sunday 12th October
SAREX on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th October
WICEN ACT's BSMC Tumut Rally Saturday 18th October

Submitted by Julian Sortland VK2YJS on behalf of the WICEN State
Management Committee.