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.


This year's Trek for Timor was around Wentworth Falls in the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains, yesterday, with the 45 km option finishing either late last night, or in the small hours of this morning. This year's event is raising funds for several school, vocational and higher education projects. As of yesterday morning teams had raised a just short of $50,000. Sponsorship and donations can be made at: www.trekfortimorbm.org.au

The final WICEN supported Alzheimer's Australia Memory Walk and Jog will be held at North Wollongong on Sunday 12th of October. As it is a fairly short event, it would make a great first event for newer members.

Northern Rivers region will be conducting a second training event on Sunday the 12th of October.

SAREX, a search exercise involving the search for the missing Cessna 210M [two-ten em], VH-MDX in the rugged Barrington Tops. The correct dates are Friday 24th of October for set-up, to Sunday the 26th. This involves the Bushwalkers Wilderness Rescue Squad and NSW Police Rescue, among others.

WICEN is seeking operators for the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic on Saturday 25th October and Sunday 26th. As WICEN will be staffing several new checkpoints the number of operators required has increased, along with the clash with SAREX, means that if you have been considering taking part, this is the year to do so. New participants will be placed with an experienced member. Those with a Maritime radio certificate would also be most welcome. This event raises significant funding to the Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation.

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 the ACT and "Capital Country". The club's website at http://www.crarc.ampr.org/ includes details of both WICEN and general events. October events are the BSMC Tumut Rally; the Brookvale Horse Enduro, named for a property straddling the ACT - NSW border; and Fitz's Challenge, an endurance bicycle ride in the western area of the ACT. The BSMC "Rallye des Femme" is beign planned for a Saturday in December.

WICEN Victoria will be supporting two events on the Murray River, which is located in New South Wales. The first is a 50km paddle from Barmah, finishing in Echuca on Saturday 18 October, with an 8km "Sweat vs Steam" race against the historic Echuca paddle-steamers on Sunday 19th. The second is the YMCA Massive Murray Paddle between Yarrawonga and Swan Hill from Monday 24th to Friday 28th November. See: www.vic.wicen.org.au/ for these, and other interesting events; or join their net on or above 3.6 MHz on Tuesday evenings at 8:30 pm.

Coming events include:

Trek for Timor around Wentworth Falls concluded in the wee hours this morning
Illawarra Memory Walk on Sunday 12th October
Northern Rivers Training session on Sunday 12th October
WICEN ACT's BSMC Tumut Rally Saturday 18th October
WICEN Victoria's Mini Marathon at Moama - Echuca on Saturday 18th October
WICEN ACT's Brookvale Horse Endurance Ride on Sunday 19 October
Sweat versus Steam at Echuca on Sunday 19 October
Fitz's Challenge Bike Ride in the ACT on Sunday 26th October
Hawkesbury Canoe Classic is on Saturday 25th and Sunday 25th October
SAREX on Saturday Friday 24th to Sunday 27th October
WICEN ACT's "Call of the Beast" on Saturday 8th of November
Caves Rescue Operational Exercise 8th and 9th of November
YMCA Massive Murray Paddle from Monday 24th to Friday 28th November

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