Friday 17 February Twilight and ANU O week events
ACTRA is starting 2017 with a bang. On Friday 17 February, we will be holding two events. First, a taster 2 hour O-week event for the newly-oriented ANU students (2.30 - 4.30pm). Then a 3 hour twilight event for all-comers (6.30 -9.30pm). Both events will be held on that old-favourite, Black Mountain, so it is super-accessible to all. Entries are now open for the twilight event at, so enter on the ACTRA website by Sunday 12 February.
2017 Australian (Ridgy Didge) Rogaining Championships, 6-7 May near Cooma
ACTRA is organising the 2017 Australian Championships and it will definitely be our signature event this year. Jean Douglass and Ron Simpson have found a gem of an area just north of Cooma, with ideal open woodlands allowing fast and comfortable travel. The area has gold mining history and is the home to the famous bark-eating koalas (fear not; scientists are yet to record them feeding on rogainers). If you're ridgy didge, you'll be there.
Entries are not quite open yet, but we expect to launch the special 2017 Australian Rogaining Championships website very soon. We will announce this on Facebook, the ACTRA website and in the February ACTRA newsletter.
Rogaining depends on volunteers. The great thing is that volunteering is also a fun way to learn more about our sport. Please contact the following to help out with the upcoming events:
Glenn Bridgart for the O Week/Twilight events, 17 February
Owen Cameron for the Paddy Pallin rogaine, 5 March
Jean Douglass on 6248 9874 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for the Australian Championships, 6-7 May
Susie Sprague for the winter 4 hour event, 2 July. We are particularly looking for setters and vetters for this event.
Membership renewals now due
To enter a rogaine, for insurance purposes you must be a member of a state Rogaining Association. The ACTRA membership fee covers insurance costs and the Australian Rogaining Association levy, both of which are charged to ACTRA (and other states) on a calendar year basis. So, memberships are valid for the calendar year. The ACTRA membership is $10.00 per adult, and $1.00 per junior (for 17 years of age or younger). Memberships can be renewed on the entry form when entering your first event for the year (e.g. the upcoming Twilight event) or independently (http://act.rogaine.asn.au/membership_renewal.php). If you are new to rogaining or have not previously been a member of ACTRA, you will also need to complete a membership form before participating in a rogaine (http://act.rogaine.asn.au/membership_withevent.php). Names on event entries are automatically checked against the membership database to check an individual’s membership status. It is therefore important that the same name is used for both. This streamlines the administration process and ensures that you do not receive an unsolicited email from the Membership Secretary!
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