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 BWRS has been conducting the Toorooroo Navshield in teh Yalwal
area near Nowra, including the Morton National park and Ettrema
Wilderness Area. WICEN provides safety and event management
communications.

A significant event added to the calendar is the world famous Shahazda
Horse Enduro held around St Albans 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, Inner Western Sydney and
North Wollongong. These are fairly short events, which would make
great first events for newer members. Event commanders are being
sought for Port Macquarie and the Illawarra, with mentoring available
if required.

This year's Trek for Timor will be in the World Heritage Listed Blue
Mountains, now confirmed for the 20th of September, with 13km, 25km
and 45km options. As with the previous Blue Mountains Trek, 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

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

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. They also have Foundation Licence training in July.

Coming events include:

Nav Shield south of Sydney this weekend
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
Sydney Memory Walk on Sunday, 14th September
Trek for Timor around Wentworth Falls on 20th September
Illawarra Memory Walk Sunday 12 October

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