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Saturday, May 5th is Trek for Timor - Kangaroo Valley, raising funds for student housing and scholarships, assisting 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 on May 6th; and the Hunter event at Speers Point Park, near the lake correctly named "Awaba", on May 25th. These are great "on-the-job" training events for new members.

The recce for the VH-MDX "Barrington SAREX" in mid September will be on Sunday, May 19th.

True Grit, on the 2nd and 3rd of June will be followed by the Obstacle Course Racing World Championship the next weekend, the 9th and 10th, both at Lower Portland, north-west Sydney.

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

For members without current First Aid training, or whose certificate expires shortly, attention is drawn to an email sent on the 3rd regarding the possibility of such training via the RFS.

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. Their next meeting was the AGM this morning at 1000. 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 WICEN frequency, 28.450 MHz.

WICEN ACT is part of the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club, and supports events in the ACT and the surrounding "Capital Country". The Canberra Two Day Walk, part of the Canberra Walking Festival, is being conducted this weekend. The National Capital Rally will be the 1st to 3rd of June. The following weekend, the 9th and 10th is the SCSCC Bega Rally. Saturday, July 21st is pencilled-in as the BMSC Narooma Rally. The Club runs Foundation courses and all-level exams bi-monthly, the next being on May 19th and 20th. Their site is:

WICEN Victoria's next event is the Sunraysia Safari Rally will be held in the far north-west corner of Victoria, south of Wentworth, on April 21st and 22nd, with the Pajero Challenge the same weekend at Toolangi State Forest. May 6th is to-be-confirmed as the Kenda Rally, a motorcycle event. The Mallee Rally is on the 9th and 10th June at the Lake Tyrell in Sealake. Visit:

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