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.


The results of the Annual General Meeting, held here at Amateur Radio NSW last Saturday, are:

President: Steven Heimann VK2BOS
Vice President: John Harper VK2LJ
Secretary: Steve Diekman VK2MCA
Treasurer: Doug Rosser VK2DCR

Committee Members: Jan Van Ekris VK2FEB, Al Hirschel VK2KAM, Irene van Ekris VK2FIRV, Eric van de Weyer VK2VE.

The Northern Rivers region is supporting the "Paddle for Life" canoe event on the Richmond River, on the 12th and 13th of September.

The Barrington Tops SAREX, built around the search for the missing light aircraft, VH-MDX will be over the weekend of October 17 and 18. A significant amount of research and modelling has resulted in a refined search area.

The Hawkesbury Canoe Classic, one of the largest events on WICEN's calendar, will be on October 24th and 25th.

Caves Rescue Squad, a sister VRA squad, will be Operational Exercise at Jenolan Caves over the weekend of 31st October and 1st November.

WICEN has a twitter account: @wicennsw
It can be viewed at: 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 Capital Country. The club's website at www.crarc.ampr.org includes details of both WICEN and general events. The group is supporting the ACTERA Brookvale Horse Enduro on the weekend of the 26th and 27th of September, in the North West of the Territory. The BMSC - Tumut Valley Rally is on Saturday the 17th of October. Fitz's Challenge is a long distance cycling event held on Sunday 25th of October.

WICEN Victoria's website lists the Mini Marathon at Moama, NSW on Saturday, 17th October. The Stockmans Rally is on Sunday the 25th of October in the Big River State Forest.

Coming events include:

Annual General Meeting on Saturday 22nd August 2pm at ARNSW Dural
Paddle for Life on the Richmond River, on the 12th & 13th September
Brookvale Horse Enduro, 26 & 27 September
BMSC - Tumut Valley Rally on 17 October
Mini Marathon at Moama on 17th October
Barrington Tops SAREX on 17 & 18 October
Hawkesbury Canoe Classic on 24th & 25th October
Fitz's Challenge on the 25th October
Stockmans Rally in Victoria on 25th October
Jenolan Caves Operational Exercise on 31 October

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