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The group's AGM was held at ARNSW last Saturday afternoon. The committee elected is:

President: Lindsay Bolstad VK2FLEA
Vice President: Neil Fallshaw VK2XNF
Secretary: Steve Diekman VK2MCA
Treasurer: Doug Rosser VK2DCR
Committee Members: Jan Van Ekris VK2FEB, Nicholas McLean VK2KXN, Eric van de Weyer VK2VE, and John Vetters VK2JV

The Hounslow Classic is a running event in the upper Blue Mountains, around Blackheath and Grose Valley, this weekend.

The Hawkesbury Canoe Classic, including the new Classic Relay, runs overnight from Saturday October 26th to Sunday 27th.

The next training session will be here at ARNSW in Dural next Sunday, October 6th. Members are also encouraged to take advantage of the free courses offered by the Office of Emergency Management, at:

Sunday, October 13th is Volunteers Memorial Day.

For Facebook users, there is an official WICEN NSW page; and an informal national WICEN group.

The WICEN Mid North Coast Region monthly meeting is held on the first Saturday of the month, at SES HQ, Central Road, Port Macquarie, beginning at 15:30. The region runs an HF net on Thursday evenings at 19:00, on the WICEN frequency, 3.600 MHz.

WICEN ACT is part of the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club, and supports events in the "Capital Country" region, and on the South Coast. On October 4th and 5th WICEN is providing admin support for ANU's Inward Bound. The Light Car Club of Canberra's Monaro Stages is Saturday October 19th. Fitz's Challenge is a road cycling event on Sunday October 27th. For more info, visit:

WICEN Victoria will be supporting the Stockman's Rally on October 27th in Big River State Forest. The Alpine Rally is November 29th to December 1st, around Lakes Entrance. The weekly net is on each Tuesday at 8:30 pm, on 3.6 MHz. WICEN Victoria's website, which includes write-ups of recent events, is:

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