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Yesterday was Trek for Timor - Kangaroo Valley, raising funds for student housing and scholarships, to assist rural students studying in Dili. See:

WICEN is supporting four Dementia Australia Memory Walk and Jog events, each held on a Sunday morning. The remaining ones are: "The Bay Run", commencing at Leichhardt Oval #3, Lilyfield this morning; and the Hunter event at Speers Point Park, on May 20th. These are great "on-the-job" training events for new members.

True Grit, on the 2nd and 3rd of June will be followed by the Obstacle Course Racing World Championship on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th, both at Lower Portland, north-west Sydney.

Bush Search and Rescue, which runs the the following two events, has announced that it has joined with the State Emergency Service, and is now the NSW SES BSAR group.

The recce for the VH-MDX "Barrington SAREX" in mid September will be on the weekend of the 19th and 20th.

The 30th Navshield, a bush navigation contest, held within 4 hours' drive of Sydney, is on June 23rd and 24th.

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. The Region is supporting two horse enduros in May, the Girrad event near Drake on the 5th and 6th, and the Spring Mountain event near Brisbane on the 19th and 20th.

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 experimenting with an HF net on Thursday evenings at 19:00, on the band-plan's WICEN frequency, 3.600MHz.

WICEN ACT is part of the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club, and supports events in the ACT and the surrounding "Capital Country". The National Capital Rally will be the 1st to 3rd of June. June 9th and 10th is the SCSCC Bega Rally. Saturday, July 21st is pencilled-in as the BMSC Narooma Rally. See the WICEN and Events pages on:

CRARC also runs Foundation courses and all-level exams bi-monthly, the next being on May 19th and 20th, which requires immediate booking.

WICEN Victoria's Kenda Rally, a motorcycle event is today. The Mallee Rally is on the 9th and 10th of June at Lake Tyrell in Sealake. Visit:

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