- Last Updated on Sunday, 09 March 2014 20:07
Newcomers over the age of 55 will receive free entry (and coaching) to orienteering events on Wednesday March 19 as part of NSW Seniors Week.
These events are Newcastle's Park Tour at Walka Water Works in Maitland, and Bennelong's Sydney Summer Series at Clontarf.
Club members will be on hand to provide basic instruction, then our rookies will go out on a course and experience what orienteering has to offer.
Please help spread the word about these promotional activities, which have been supported by a NSW Seniors Week Grant.
Downoad the flyers: Clontarf and Maitland.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 08:44
It's a chance to catch up with friends from interstate (and sometimes overseas), in a lovely relaxed atmosphere... what the Germans call 'gemuetlich'.
This year the dinner is on Sunday April 20 at Rylstone Community Hall, with pre-dinner drinks at 6:30 and dinner served at 7:30. Organise a group to attend and at registration you can book a table for seating. BYO drinks.
The menu will include roast beef, pork and lamb with gravy, mustards, apple sauce, mint sauce. Six dishes of salads and vegetables: savoury rice salad, sun dried tomato pasta, home style coleslaw, Mediterranean salad, roast pumpkin, vegetable medley (5 vegies). Desserts: fruit salad, strawberry cheesecake, apple crumble, lemon meringue pie- all served with fresh cream.
All this for just $30. Children 10 and under pay $15. And it's BYO.
The formal part of proceedings includes presenting the Orienteering Australia annual awards including the Silva medal, coaching award, David Hogg medal for event management, athlete of the year, services to orienteering award and the champion club of the year.
You must pay by April 12 for the dinner on “Eventor” under services. Tickets for the dinner will be issued at registration to those who have paid.
And don't forget... entries for the Easter carnival close March 14. Late entries (attracting higher fees) close March 21.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 March 2014 18:16
Several long-serving Board members are stepping down next month after helping drive our sport to new heights in participation, publicity and memberships (both individual and club).
If you have the time and interest to contribute to the running of orienteering, please consider nominating for a Board position.
Meetings are normally held once per month in Sydney but the format is flexible and may include evening or daytime meetings and remote access such as Skype.
The ONSW Annual General Meeting will be held in Armidale on Saturday evening, March 15.
At that meeting the current President, Paul Prudhoe, will be retiring and a number of other Board positions will become vacant. These include Finance Director (Robert Spry), Promotions Director (Barbara Hill) and Special Projects Director (Kev Curby).
Nominations can be made from the floor at the AGM but if you are not going to Armidale, please express your interest to either Paul Prudhoe in the ONSW office, or by email to
. We would be happy to answer any questions concerning the positions.