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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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/.
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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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