It is always very difficult to report sad news, especially the loss of a member of our orienteering family. Eureka Orienteers is saddened to report that Life Member and long-time Club Secretary Jenni Jamieson passed away on 14 December 2006, after a courageous battle with cancer. Her input to and enthusiasm for our club, and for orienteering in general, will be very sorely missed.

In spite of her health, Jenni held the position of Eureka’s Club Secretary, a demanding and important role, right up to late October, putting out newsletters, organising club social events, and generally keeping the membership up with event organisation matters through our Mt Beckworth and Linton Championships commitments. Jenni was also noteworthy in her enthusiasm for organising orienteering for school-age youngsters, particularly where she taught at Sebastopol Secondary College, but also for other schools in the Ballarat area through annual events held in Victoria Park.

Eureka’s deepest sympathies go to Jenni’s family, friends and students. As fellow orienteers, we will always carry her bright spirit with us whenever and wherever we have the good fortune to take up our maps and compasses.