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WICEN NSW, is a communications support squad of the NSW Volunteer Rescue Association.

Members are encouraged to take advantage of the free courses offered by the Office of Emergency Management, at:

WICEN groups across Australia have been supporting Dementia Australia Memory Walk and Jog events. However due to concerns over COVID-19, the Ballarat event this morning has been CANCELLED, and future events are subject to health advice. NSW's dates are Penrith on April 5th, Lilyfield on May 24th, and Speers Point Park in the Hunter on the 31st. See:

The Glow Worm Tunnel Marathon Weekend at Newnes is June 13th and 14th. BSAR's Navshield, which WICEN both supports and is eligible to compete in is June 27th and 28th.

For Facebook users, there is an official WICEN NSW page; and an informal national WICEN group.

WICEN ACT is part of the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club, and supports events in the "Capital Country" region, and on the South Coast. The BMSC "NatCap" Rally is next weekend. The Canberra Two Day Walk is April 4th and 5th. The Bega Rally is June 6th and 7th. For more info visit:

WICEN Victoria - Scheduled dates for Memory Walk and Jog events are: Melbourne on May 3rd, and Geelong on May 17th. Duncan's Run 100 at Turra Bulga in south Gippsland on March 21st. The Kenda Motorbike Rally is May 3rd at Eildon. The Mallee Rally near Sealake is June 6th and 7th. The weekly net is on each Tuesday at 8:30 pm, on 3.6 MHz. WICEN Victoria's website, which includes a write-up of a recent fun-run, is:

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