Submitted by VK2YJS on

On Sunday 23rd March a VRA Induction training session was held at the
SARC Clubrooms in Lismore for about 10 WICEN members. This covered
the 5 basic competencies required for active VRA members. The WICEN
Northern Rivers group approached the training with enthusiasm and all
made a big effort to get through all the work required on the day.
This training will help continue WICEN's relevance to today's changing
emergency service environment. Thank you to all those who attended.

Northern Rivers is providing communications for Tenterfield Equestrian
Club's Horse Enduro on the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of May, in the
Girard State Forest.

WICEN ACT is part of the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club, the
successor of the ACT division of the WIA. Their website at includes details of both WICEN and general

WICEN's Sister Squad, the Bushwalker's Wilderness Rescue Squad will be
running their four day Comprehensive Remote Area First Aid over the
weekends of 3 and 4 May, and 17 and 18 May at North Wahroonga. See:, ensuring you include the Ws.

Coming events include:

WICEN ACT's Canberra Two Day Walk on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29th of March
Northern Rivers' Horse Enduro, Saturday the 3rd and Sunday the 4th of May

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