The weekly e-newsletter of Bendigo Orienteers Inc.
Issue 02/14: 24 January, 2014
Contact (for this publication): Peter J. Creely: firstname.lastname@example.org (Ph. 5443 1975)
Web site: www.bendigo-orienteers.com.au
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There will not be a separate JSquad e-Bulletin this week, but I have a small note for you to put on your calendar: We have Newcomers CATI events on the 1st. and 8th. March, and it would be good if some of our JSquad members could come out and help welcome some Newcomers to the Bush (as they so ably did last year at Rocky Rises). I’ll have more details in forthcoming Bulletins.
A couple of things as 2014 moves in on us: Don’t forget the opening event for the year – details below. And, almost as important, the Club’s Annual Meeting that follows it. It usually doesn’t take very long, so try and be there for it, and give some serious thought to taking on some sort of role. It’s your Club, and it’s your efforts that will decide where the club goes in 2014.
You should have the newssheet from Jim that came out 22 Jan. A few comments:
1. Our first monthly meeting for 2014 on Tuesday 28 Jan – please try and get there, it’s a friendly atmosphere and the room is usually air conditioned. Jim runs a good meeting!
2. Chicken and Champagne event: This is what it was called when I started it about 25 years ago; I thought I’d resurrect it – so, it’s an old bloke’s whim (and maybe even the start of the old bloke’s journey to his second childhood!)
3. The AGM – Jim says it well – read and take notice! Please be there and be part of the Club in 2014. Read Jim’s newssheet.
The first ever meeting of Bendigo Orienteers (although it wasn’t called that then) was held on 7 February, 1977 (so we are 37 years old). Some of the people who were at that meeting are still actively working for the club today!
Note that a Day of Total Fire Ban in the Northern Country Region will cancel the event.
Sunday 2 February, 2014. Chicken and Champagne Breakfast event.
Followed by the Annual General Meeting.
Map: Kangaroo Gully
Start times: Assembly at 7.00 am for a 7.30 mass start
Course Setter: Chris Creely
Comments: This will be a one hour Score format. The terrain is spur/gully with erosion and old mining, and a good track network. I have been assured that the course will not be too technical so come out and enjoy Bendigo bush on what is sure to be a beautiful summer morning. Anyone coming along will have to visit at least three controls to be eligible for breakfast! There will be plenty of orange juice and water as well as champagne.
Bring a chair for the meeting.
Entry: On the day.
Directions from Bendigo: travel out Carpenter Street and swing left onto Spring Gully Rd. just past the cemetery. Continue for about 1 km and turn right into Burns Street. Continue to where Burns St. tee intersects with Diamond Hill Road and turn left. Continue on DH Rd. to the tee intersection with Kangaroo Gully Road and turn left. Look for start after approx. 400 metres. We have used this start area a lot; it’s got good parking and easy to get to.
NOTE THAT IN THE EVENT OF A DAY OF TOTAL FIRE BAN IN THE NORTHERN COUNTRY REGION THE EVENT WILL BE CANCELLED.
Next Bulletin 30 January