WICEN NSW Communications
WICEN is a statewide body which has been created to serve the needs of the particular state and as such the structure within each state differs according to the emergency management plan within that state.
In NSW, WICEN operates as a specialist support squad under the NSW State Disaster Plan (DISPLAN).
The WICEN NSW membership year runs from 1st April to 31st March.
The membership fee is now $20 p.a.
You can renew by making a direct bank deposit to our St George Bank Account:
Account name: WICEN NSW
Account number: 155 590 471
Please include your callsign or name in the receiver's comment so we know who it's from.
For further information please contact the Treasurer at
WICEN NSW continues to support the various Dementia Australia Walk and Jog events. These are short Sunday morning events, typically packed up by noon, and ideal for new members. The final one is the Sydney event, at Leichhardt Oval #3, Lilyfield, over the "Bay Run", around Iron Cove, on May 19th.
WICEN is intending to conduct training on the first Sunday of the month here at ARNSW Dural. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
True Grit, an obstacle course running event, is the 1st and 2nd of June; and the OCR World Championship 24 Hour is the following weekend, the 8th and 9th of June, both at Lower Portland, in outer NW Sydney. Nic McLean VK2KXN is the event commander. Please contact Nic using email@example.com if you are available for either or both events.
The Glow Worm Marathon at Newnes is the 15th and 16th of June.
September 14th is the Kangaroo Valley - Remexio Partnership's Trek for Timor. See: http://kvrp.net.au
For Facebook users, there is an official WICEN NSW page; and an informal national WICEN group.
The Northern Rivers Region has now been wound up. The members met recently to formally vote to close the region. The last Wicen Northern Rivers net was last Tuesday, April 16th to confirm, on air, that the region has closed. Summerland ARC will continue to support WICEN NSW in its activities. All amateurs in the region are encouraged to support WICEN NSW, through individual membership.
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. Friday May 10 and Saturday 11th are the BMSC National Capital Rally. The SCSCC Bega Rally is the 8th and 9th of June, while the NSSCC "Rally of the Bay" at Bateman's Bay is the 29th. August 6th is the BMSC Narooma Rally. The ACTERA Brookvale Horse Endurance Ride is the 2nd and 3rd of September, on the NW border of the Territory. For more info, visit http://www.crarc.ampr.org
WICEN Victoria will be supporting the Kenda Rally, a motorcycle endurance event at Eildon, on Sunday, May 5th. The Mallee Rally in spectacular Sea Lake is June 8th. The Eureka Rally is August 24th and 25th, around Ballarat. The weekly net is on each Tuesday at 8:30 to 9:30 pm, on 3.6 MHz. WICEN Victoria's site is: http://vic.wicen.org.au
Finally, WICEN wishes members and listenners Happy Easter, and Happy Passover.
Submitted by Julian Sortland VK2YJS, on behalf of the WICEN State Management Committee