• Bendigo Orienteers would like to acknowledge and pay respects to the traditional owners, the Dja Dja Wurrung people, whose country we are on and extend our respect to their Elders, both past and present.

Victorian Relay Championships – A fun day out

Each year, the Victorian Club Relay Championships is a chance for club members to run in a relay team with other club members and compete against other clubs.

This year the event is on April 7th, close to Bendigo (Eppalock). Bendigo Orienteers pays the entry fee for Bendigo club teams.

We usually have a lot of teams. If you are new to orienteering, not to worry, we aren’t playing for “sheep stations” and it is a good chance to get to know other orienteers.

Details are on the attached flier (right-click to download).

If you would like to enter, contact Darren Eenjes via email letting him know which course you would like to run by 25th March.


AGM Notification

Bendigo Orienteers will have its final event for the year on Saturday 25 November, at the South Mandurang recreation reserve, commencing at 12:30pm.

There will be a fun short orienteering event followed by our Annual General Meeting and trophy presentations, with a shared social BBQ lunch.
Meat, vege burgers and drinks (non alcoholic) will be provided by the club. Please bring either a salad or dessert to share.

Club members are asked to consider nominating for a position on the committee to help guide the club over the next 12 months.

Thank You

Bendigo Orienteers has applied for, and received, funding from Orienteering Victoria to reimburse trophy engraving and medals for the 2016 end-of-year presentations, and Parks Victoria permit fees for 2017.

We would like to thank OV for their contribution.

OA Merit Badges

Bendigo Orienteers would like to congratulate the following members who qualified for OA Merit Badges in 2016.

These badges are awarded to members who performed at a consistent level of achievement over a number of state and national level orienteering events.

Neil Barr               M60    Gold
Clare Brownridge        W21    Gold
David Brownridge        M21    Gold
Andrew Cameron          M45    Gold
Jimmy Cameron           M20    Gold
Don Cherry              M50    Gold
Karina Cherry           W16    Gold
Lachlan Cherry          M20    Gold
Darren Eenjes           M45    Gold
Serryn Eenjes           W14    Gold
Craig Feuerherdt        M40    Gold
Lachlan Feuerherdt      M12    Gold
Luke Feuerherdt         M10    Gold
Samara Fletcher         W16    Gold
Julie Flynn             W55    Gold
Peter Galvin            M75    Gold
Ben Goonan              M21    Gold
Richard Goonan          M21    Gold
Glenn James             M16    Gold
Leon Keely              M21    Gold
Michael Loughnan        M16    Gold
Laurina Neumann         W21    Gold
Archie Neylon           M14    Gold
Alison Radford          W65    Gold
Tony Radford            M65    Gold
Jim Russell             M55    Gold
Dianne Searle           W70    Gold
Peter Searle            M70    Gold
Caitlyn Steer           W14    Gold
Eleanor Williams        W10    Gold
Warwick Williams        M45    Gold
Charles Brownridge      M65    Silver
Daryl Fleay             M70    Silver
Peter Hill              M65    Silver
Leisha Maggs            W17    Silver
Nigel McGuckian         M55    Silver
Christopher Naunton     M21    Silver
Henry Cameron           M16    Bronze
John Chellew            M70    Bronze
Raelee Eenjes           Wop    Bronze
Hans Egefalk            M40    Bronze
Joshua Feuerherdt       M10    Bronze
Peter Forbes            M50    Bronze
Margaret Kertesz        W45    Bronze

We have not automatically purchased the cloth badges this year based on feedback from previous years. If you would like a badge, please let Nigel McGuckian know, or leave a comment on this post. There is no cost to you.

Membership Fees

Orienteering Victoria has raised their membership fees by $5/year for each member aged 12 and over. This was by agreement with the clubs in return for keeping the levies at the same level for 2017. You also get the Australian Orienteer magazine thrown in (which was optional for 2016).

Bendigo Orienteers membership fee will be $50/year per senior member and $7 per junior member (under 21)

This will be formally ratified at the AGM in February, and fees are not due until our O season starts in February. But for those who wish to get in early, Eventor is open for business: https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/MyPages/Memberships

Committee Meeting 22-Feb-2016

The committee held its first meeting on Monday night, with lots on the agenda. The minutes are available on our Resources page:

Minutes Feb 2016

Orienteering Victoria is holding a “Let’s Grow Again” workshop on Sunday 28 February, 3pm – 5pm, Westerfolds Park, Melbourne. If anyone would like to go down and represent Bendigo, please let Julie know.

2016 AGM

The 2016 AGM has been run and won, with a new committee appointed for 2016.

President: Julie Flynn
Vice President: Nigel McGuckian
Secretary: Louise Hall
Treasurer: Andrew Wallace

Committee members: Alison Radford, Heather Jones, Jacqui Knee, Peter Forbes, Jim Russell, Ben Goonan

Some old faces, some new faces. If you missed out, never fear. Everyone here is a volunteer, offering their time and resources to make our club the best it can be, and we always need plenty more willing helpers to keep things running smoothly. If you’d like to help out in any capacity, no matter how small, please let one of our committee members know. Details on the Contact Us page.

Minutes from the meeting are available here: Minutes AGM Feb 2016.pdf

Virtual Maze-O

Score Course

Jim’s Golden Leg Goes Global!

The Golden Leg award was last week awarded to Jim for his 47th control at the Kooyoora ultra-long event earlier this year. Makes me glad I’m not an M21!

World of O picked up the story (aided, perhaps, by a little birdie bardie), and did an analysis on it. Read the full article here: http://news.worldofo.com/2014/12/15/route-to-christmas-day-15-2014/.


Next Event: Rocky Rises, 28 September

It’s Grand Final day, so we’re starting early. Come out for a run and get home before kick-off. Starts 11.00 am – 1.00 pm. Closure 1.45 pm latest. Full details here.

From Olympic Parade Maiden Gully, turn into Rocky Rises Rd and travel for approx 800m. Assembly area is on the right. Park safely along the side of the road.

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