State Committee activities
The State Committee continues to meet on a monthly basis and we are working our way through a large amount of relevant topics. We are taking a break over Christmas with the next meeting scheduled for Feb the 8th 2012.
WICEN's support of the BWRS Barrington Tops Search and Rescue
Exercise, SAREX continues today. This is a multi-agency exercise,
built around the search for the missing aircraft VH-MDX, the only
civilian aircraft which remains missing on mainland Australia.
Saturday's Daily Telegraph had an article on the Search, the online
edition including a video segment. Google "VH-MDX" and select News to
find it, or click the link below.
A regular event WICENs support is the BWRS Barrington Tops Search and
Rescue Exercise, SAREX. This is a multi-agency exercise, built around
the search for the missing aircraft VH-MDX. This year it is scheduled
for the 15th and 16th of Oct. If you are interested in assisting
please contact WICEN.
WICEN ACT has a car rally and a long distance bike ride coming up at
the end of October, and Rallye des Femme in December.
Just a short note to let you know the results of the AGM
President - Mal VK2YVA
Senior Vice President - Compton VK2HRX
Junior Vice President - Julian VK2YJS
Secretary - Vacant
Treasurer - Steven VK2BOS
Committee - Andrew VK2XPT, Al VK2VEC, John VK2FCOM
It's great to see some enthusiastic new blood. Welcome to Al and John.
Three existing committee members did not restand. Thanks to Bob VK2TG,
Alan VK2DAN, and Barry VK2FP for their past efforts.
Annual General Meeting
Start 3 September 2011 - 1400
End 3 September 2011- 1600
The Annual General Meeting will be held at Auburn RSL Club, 33 Northumberland Road, Auburn 2144 (UBD Map 231 Q1).
Notices of the meeting have been either posted or emailed to members that were financial on 10 August 2011.
WICEN NSW Inc is reviewing the various options we have available for training our members in
emergency communication techniques. This was discussed at our recent State committee meeting in
At this stage we are cautious about the WIA course and believe it may not meet the
requirements the Volunteer Rescue Association, (VRA) has for
There are no more scheduled events for the year. This however does not mean members can become complacent. The summer period has traditionally been a time for activations. Members should ensure that their equipment is working and that they are ready in case WICEN is needed.
For those who use Facebook, there is a "WICEN" group. Search for "WICEN" in the site.
Members are reminded to update their contact details if they move, change phone numbers or change their email address.
This week is the 30th running if the world famous Shahzada Horse Enduro
in the St Albans area north of Sydney.
In December VK1 WICEN will be supporting the Brindabella Motor Sports
Club's "Rallye des Femme", described as an event for Lady Drivers.
This morning sees the second radio survey for Trek for Timor underway. The objective of this survey is to check
hand-held coverage on the first two sections of the course.
The 30th Shahzada Horse Enduro, 23rd to 27th August
Trek for Timor on 18 & 19 September.
Brookvale Endurance Ride in the ACT on 19 September
Barrington Tops SAREX on 16-17 October
Hawkesbury Canoe Classic on 23 and 24 October
Fitz's Challenge bike ride in the ACT on 7 November
National Capital Rally on 20 November