Details of the new committee, appointed by last weekend's AGM, can by
following the Committee link under Contacts on the WICEN website.
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. Please contact Kevin Dawson VK2CKD.
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
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. Their site is 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
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:
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
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
Submitted by Julian Sortland VK2YJS on behalf of the WICEN State