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The WICEN NSW Annual General Meeting will be held here at ARNSW in Quarry Road, Dural, on Saturday August 11th, at 15:00. AGM papers have been either emailed or mailed by post to members. Please note that the WICEN Secretary has been advised that some of the posted-out papers were missing a copy of the Appointment of Proxy Form. The printers inserted two Nomination Forms in error in some cases. If you require a form, it is available here, or contact the Secretary on 0408 397 217, and he'll Express Post one.

September will be busy, starting with the "Great North Walk ULTRA", going from Teralba to Patonga Wharf, on the 8th and 9th.

The VH-MDX "Barrington SAREX", or Search And Rescue EXercise in the Barrington Tops is on the 14th to 16th, with the second recce concluding today.

The Hounslow Classic, on September 22nd and 23rd, is a running event centred on Blackheath.

The Hawkesbery Canoe Classic, and the Wisemans Dash will be on the 27th and 28th of October. These raise funds for the ARROW Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation.

Day 2 of Induction Training will be here at Dural on Sunday, August 19th.

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

WICEN Northern Rivers has a weekly net on Tuesdays at 8:00pm, on the Lismore repeater VK2RSC on 146.8 MHz, requiring a 123 Hz tone. Listen for VK2WIR. Sunday, August 12th, at 1000 is their meeting, at the SARC site.

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 is also running 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 region. The Batemans Bay Rally is August 11th. The ACTERA Brookvale Horse Endurance Ride is September 29th and 30th. October has the ANU "Inward Bound" adventure race on the 5th and 6th; and both Fitz's Challenge and the Whitwood Carriage Driving event on the 28th. See the "WICEN" and "Events" pages on:

The aforementioned CRARC runs Foundation courses and all-level exams bi-monthly, the next being September 22nd and 23rd.

WICEN Victoria's is supporting the October Field Weekend at Lauriston Scount Camp in the Macedon Ranges, on the 5th and 6th; and the Stockmans Rally at Big River on Sunday, October 28th. They hold a net on 3.6 MHz each Tuesday at 8:30 pm. Visit:

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