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The WICEN NSW 2014 AGM was held yesterday at ARNSW in sunny Dural.

Office Bearers appointed at the WICEN AGM are as follows.

President: Steven Heimann VK2BOS
Vice President: John Harper VK2LJ
Secretary: Steve Diekman VK2MCA
Treasurer: Doug Rosser VK2DCR
Committee Members: Compton Allen VK2HRX, Jan van Ekris VK2FEB, Irene
van Ekris and Al Hirschel VK2KAM

ARNSW presented WICEN, being one of the recipients of the development
fund, with the cheque, which is a significant contribution towards
building a new repeater trailer.

Compton also discussed WICEN's involvement in the search for VH-MDX.

Julian Sortland remains as Publicity Officer.

The BWRS will be conducting the Navshield at a location within 3
hour's travel from Sydney on the 5th and 6th of July, with set-up on
the 4th. WICEN provides safety and event management communications.
The base and at least one checkpoint can be reached by 2 Wheel Drive

There is also the option for members to join the WICEN team for the event.

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 witht hte previous Blue Mountains Trek, this
year's is raising funds for several educational projects. Their site
is at:

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

WICEN ACT is part of the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club, and
supports events in and around the Territory. The club's website at 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:

20th - 23rd of June is WICEN ACT's DSMRA Kowen Ride
Nav Shield on Saturday 5th and 6th of July
Hunter Memory Walk and Jog at Lake Macquarie on Sunday 24th 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

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