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[EurekaO] FW: New OV Social Media Officer

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From: Patrick Jaffe [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 11:58 AM
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Subject: New OV Social Media Officer

 

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to give people a heads up about the new role I’ve taken on with OV. I’m now coordinating the various aspects of social media and helping to give OV a more active presence in these areas. The main goals of this will be to promote OV to potential newcomers and to present the outside world with an image of just how good our sport is. Also part of this will also involve sharing news and interesting things from within our community. Initially I’ll mainly be using Facebook and Instagram (as well as the OV website) but we are also looking at expanding to other platforms in the future. I just wanted to let the community know about all of this and to also ask for a few things: 

·  If you know of something interesting that’s going on that you think the wider community could be interested in, please let me know (eg. a club member reaching a significant milestone, a new mapping project, an interesting training session, some other news from Australian/International orienteering). I can’t guarantee that I’ll post everything but I’d love to hear any ideas people have. 

·  In the lead up to events that have the potential to be attractive to newcomers, I’ll be creating Facebook events for these. I’m happy to do this (I’m working on a standard format for them that gives consistency and the kind of information that newcomers need) but if you’re organising an event and can give me things like map samples, photos from the terrain, tips about good coffee shops near the event, etc. that’d be fantastic! Once I make these event pages, I can much more easily promote it (including with paid ads which OV receives funding for) as well as building a bit of hype/excitement before the race. 

·  Please engage with the OV social media pages (and encourage your club mates to also do so)! The more people that like/comment/share- the more we can spread the word about how good Victorian orienteering is! It also has the potential to be a great environment for respectful discussion about the sport.

One other thing is that as part of this role I’ll also be editing the weekly bulletin. Nothing too much should change as a result, it’ll just be a different person replying if you do submit news to it. 

 

Thanks so much and please feel free to forward this on to anyone within the community. 

 

Looking forward to hearing from people soon,

 

Patrick

 

[EurekaO] FW: FoCC General Meeting Wednesday April 18th focussing on Phytophthora disease in the Park

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Apr 112018
 

It would be great if we could have some representation at this meeting as an outbreak of Cinnamon Fungus could be detrimental for our use on foot and on bike.

 

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From: Jeffrey Rootes [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 5:39 PM
Subject: FoCC General Meeting Wednesday April 18th focussing on Phytophthora disease in the Park

 

Dear members and friends,

 

A reminder of the very important presentation on "Phytophthora" or its common name Cinnamon Fungus by Mr David Smith a recognised Victorian expert on Phytophthora.

 

This is a great opportunity for all friends whether walkers, native gardeners, cyclists or nature lovers to learn more about this threat to the Park and what may be able to be done.

 

7pm Wednesday April 18th

at Earth Ed Centre

Mt Clear College

Olympic Avenue 

Mt Clear

 

All welcome, entry with gold coin donation. Light refreshments served at conclusion.

 

Attached is a PDF poster for workplaces or circulation

 

Kind regards

Jeff Rootes

FoCC secretary

 

 

[EurekaO] BUNS 08/04

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Apr 052018
 
Hi all,
Due to lack of organisational interest (probably as alot of the club are away for easter) we have had to cancel the BUNS on this coming weekend 08/05. We apologise but will make it up to you with some great events shortly.

On the following weekend there is an event on at Redesdale which makes up the second state autumn series. https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/6027

Buns will resume on the next wrekend after that on the 22-4.

More details will be provided shortly.

Thanks for your understand and if you have any queries please email Jenny [email protected] or myself.

Kind regards
James gray

[EurekaO] BUNS 22 March Report

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Mar 272018
 

Our most recent BUNS event was held last Thursday in fine weather (Jenny’s skill in getting the weather right is improving!) in the green and leafy suburb of Lake Gardens with an extension into the playing fields of Prince of Wales Park. (Map attached).

 

It was quite tricky to work out an “efficient’ route with several outlying checkpoints and others in “dead ends” requiring an out-and-back trip to get to them. Perhaps a good route would go

1-9-7-18-10-4-12-13-2-11-20-8-19-17-6-15-5-16-3-14.  #16 was a very unpopular point, as was #10.    #11 enticed some people (the dog had to be carried!) to try the stepping stones through the pond.  The consensus seemed to be that it was a good challenge to find a satisfactory sequence of checkpoints, so the brains were exercised too.

 

 

With the end of daylight saving, our next BUNS will have to be on the weekends. We are looking at having the events on Sundays with a mass start at 4pm.

Tentative dates for these events are

Sunday  8 April

Sunday 29 April

Sunday 13 May

Sunday 27 May.

Note that there is a 3 week gap between the first and second events, and a 2 week gap between the others. This is because of clashes with scheduled orienteering events.

 

Of course, to have these events we need people to organise them. So I am asking for offers from people willing to arrange an event. Assistance can be given if you have never organised a BUNS event before. You can choose the venue you prefer. We now have many parts of Ballarat covered by BUNS style maps, so there would be a venue close to where you live.

 

We urgently need someone to do the 8 April event as it is only in 12 days time. Can anybody help?????? I am unable to do either the 8 April or 29th April so will need some volunteers.

 

Please direct all offers of help to me at [email protected] Thank you in anticipation.

 

I’ll let you all know if this event will go ahead.

 

Cheers

Jenny

 

 

Results for BUNS 22 March Lake Gardens:

 

Peter                     160 points        45 mins

Aaron +1+dog      170                    48mins

Blake                     150                     32mins

BJ                           130                     44mins

Karen and Mark  180                     46mins

Warwick               190                     42mins

James                    200                     44mins

Geoff                     200                     42mins

Gary                      140                     41mins

Mark and Pepe   140                     40mins

Mike and Angela 170                    42mins

David                     200                    31mins

 

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[EurekaO] BUNS

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Mar 212018
 

The last event in the latest BUNS is on tomorrow evening (Thursday) at Lake Gardens. The start is in the small park at the eastern end of Ayrvale St.

Mass start will be at 5.45pm, with some leeway for those who need to start earlier or later.

 

There is also an orienteering event close to Ballarat next Sunday. It will be held at Mt Beckworth which is a forested reserve west of Clunes. It has many granite boulders and good views from the higher parts.

If you have never experienced orienteering in the bush, this is a good chance to try. There will be a range of courses varying in length (from 2 – 6km) and difficulty (very easy to hard) and you can choose whichever suits you. You can start anytime between 10.30am and 12.30. Just turn up on the day and ask for assistance in getting going.

Directions to the event are:

From Clunes, take the road towards Maryborough (C287, Bailey St) for 1.5 km. Veer

left onto Cemetery Rd. After 350 metres, cross a railway and immediately turn right into Pickfords Rd. After a further 300 metres, veer left at the unsignposted fork in the bitumen road. After 1.2 kilometres you will reach a crossroad and turn left into Kierces Rd.

2.8 km down Kierces Road, turn right into Mountain Creek Rd. When you reach the edge of

the forest, turn right and continue to the event parking. It is about 40mins drive from central Ballarat.

 

If you are interested in going and want more information, see me at BUNS tomorrow or send an email.

 

Hope to see you at Lake Gardens

 

Jenny

 

 

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[EurekaO] Vic MTBO Sprint on the RACV Golf Course a Resounding Success

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Mar 182018
 
Thanks to all those members who attended, rode or helped at the Victorian MTBO Sprint Championships on the RACV Goldfields Resort Golf Course. We had bad luck with the total fire bans (postponing the Long and Middle events) on both Saturday and Sunday – but since the Resort is on private land, the owners permitted us to ride on Sunday morning BEFORE the golfing. Tony’s excellent map, using Lidar data from Ken, and hid attention to all details made Peter Cusworth’s courses challenging and very well received. Thanks to Ian and his perfect 2 tv screen results – all set up and working in less than 45 minutes. With the team of Mark, Tim and Els, Monica, BJ, Rose and Andrew, James, Dale and Blake – coupled with Bayside and Yarra Valley workers the result was positive. Now we need to get behind Warwick W and John Erwin’s organisation of next Sunday’s event at Mt Beckworth. Finally congratulations to Cooper and Sam Northey who rode their first official course by themselves – impressive work by our youngest EU riders! Cheers Blake _______________________________________________ allmembers mailing list [email protected] eurekaorienteers.asn.au/mailman/listinfo/allmembers_eurekaorienteers.asn.au

[EurekaO] SPRINT MTBO ON – BUT MIDDLE DISTANCE OFF

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Mar 172018
 

Sorry to hear blake

 

From: allmembers [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of All Members of Eureka
Sent: Saturday, 17 March 2018 5:21 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: [EurekaO] SPRINT MTBO ON – BUT MIDDLE DISTANCE OFF

 

Hi all

 

We’ve been dealt a pretty bad bunch of cards for the weekend’s mtbo. Due to the total fire ban from today being rolled over into tomorrow – THE MIDDLE DISTANCE EVENT – HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO A DATE TO BE DECIDED.

 

Those of you riding in the SPRINT MTBO WILL GET A RIDE because it is all on private land (RACV is happy to have us ride in the early morning).

 

But EU will not need any of you who had volunteered for the 11.00 to 2.00 Middle Distance work either at the start or the finish. We are gutted by the bad luck with the weather – but hope that we see you all at the Mt Beckworth on Sunday week.

 

Cheers

Blake