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August, September and October sees WICEN supporting several Alzheimer's Australia Memory Walk and Jog events. This morning is the Sydney event, over the Bay Run in the Inner West. The final one is at North Wollongong on the 12th of October. 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 event will raising funds for several school, vocational and higher education projects. They are currently accepting team registrations and sponsorship at:

Northern Rivers region will be conducting, a second training event on Sunday the 12th of October. The region also has the Paddle for Life this weekend.

SAREX, a search exercise involving the search for the missing Cessna 210M, 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.

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 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.

Coming events include:

Northern Rivers Paddle for Life concluding today
Sydney Memory Walk on Sunday, this morning
Trek for Timor around Wentworth Falls on 20th September
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 ACT's Brookvale Horse Endurance Ride 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

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