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).

The WiCEN NSW membership year runs from April to March, so membership fees of $15 are due soon.
You can renew either:
     At the WICEN stand at the Wyong Field Day on the 28th February, or
     By direct 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.
For further information please contact the Treasurer at

WICEN is supporting a number of Alzheimer's Australia Memory Walk & Jog events. These are fairly short, and ideal for new members. This morning's is / was over The Bay Run at Drummoyne in Sydney. Albury-Wodonga's event, with the 10 km run option crossing from Wodonga, onto Gateway Island, to Albury and back, is on May 22. The Hunter event will be May 29, at Warner's Bay.

Members should have received an email regarding the training day is planned for Sunday 5 June, to be held here at the ARNSW site in Dural, commencing at 9:30 a.m.

True Grit, a military inspired obstacle course, will be on June 11 and 12 in Lower Portland, requiring both daytime and overnight operators.

The BWRS Navshield will be over the weekend of 2nd and 3rd July, with set-up on Friday 1st. The location remains secret. As well as the support roles, there is the possibility of a WICEN Team.

WICEN has a twitter account: @wicennsw
It can be viewed at: http://twitter.com/wicennsw

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

WICEN ACT is part of the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club, and supports events in the ACT and southern NSW. The club's website is at: http://www.crarc.ampr.org

Their coming events include the BMSC National Capital Rally over the weekend of May 28 and 29. The Sapphire Coast Sporting Car Club Bega Rally will be on 11 and 12 June. Foundation courses are provided bi-monthly, with the next on the weekend of May 21 and 22, with exams for all levels on the Sunday.

WICEN Victoria are supporting the Australian 4 Day Enduro, a motorcycle event from 11 May around Mansfield, and the Kendra Rally Sunday, on May 15. The Mallee Rally is on the weekend of 11 and 12 June at Sea Lake, south of Euston and Robinvale. The group's website is at: http://vic.wicen.org.au

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