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Queensland Bushwalkers Club Newsletter March 2013
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  QUEENSLANDBUSHWALKERSCLUB Inc. PO Box 2199Sunnybank HillsQLD 4109Email qldbwcya!oo comP!on# $o %0&' ((41 &)09!**+,--si*#s .oo.l# com-si*#-qldbwc- Newsletter March 2014 Helen and Marion navigate along Birnum Range Club   News Note from the Editor /#lcom# *o *!# ac! #di*ion o *!# n#wsl#**# /# a# a li**l# li.!* on o walk #+o*s *!is mon*! 3ns*#ad *!is issu# #a*u#s inoma*ion im+ac*in. on *!# wid# wold o bus!walkin. !is includ#s a l#**# om *!# +#sid#n* o Bus!walkin.  5us*alia !i.!li.!*in. w#bsi*# and insuanc# c!an.#s %+ ('6 an u+da*# on a 7ai#*y o issu#s om *!# +#sid#n* o Bus!walkin. Qu##nsland %+ 4'6 a co+y o *!# da* minu*#s o *!# Bus!walkin. 5us*alia con##nc# !#ld in Qu##nsland in $o7#mb# %+ 8'6 and a ocus on #c#n* c!an.#s *o Qlds $a*u# :ons#7a*ion 5c* %+ 10' En;oy< = Ed Navigation Skills Training and BB On Sa*uday 1 >#buay6 ?o!n and ?uli# S!#a aan.#d and !os*#d an a*#noon s#ssion o na7i.a*ion skills *ainin.6 ollow#d by a bbq !# is* c!all#n.# o *!# a*#noon was *o loca*# *!# S!#as +o+#*y n#a ?imboomba wi*!ou* *!# b#n#i* o a !ous# numb# a* *!# on* .a*# ?o!n mad# a clu# by ixin. a +a+# +la*# a* *!# #n*y and i* +o7#d #makably succ#ssul  5bou* @ m#mb#s *!#n +oc##d#d by ca *o *!# n#aby Binum Aan.# 5m#d wi*! com+ass#s and ma+s s+#cially mak#d wi*! ob;#c*i7#s6 w# asc#nd#d om *!# oad !#ad *o *!# id.# *o+ ?o!n +o7id#d ins*uc*ion on ob*ainin. com+ass b#ain.s6 #la*in. *!a* *o *!# ma+6 and s#**in. a cous# /# *!#n s#* o sou*!wads alon. *!# id.# *o+ o aound a kilom#*# *!ou.! #la*i7#ly o+#n bus!land wi*! som# mo# s#c*ions o asc#n*  5*# ac!i#7in. *!# *!id +oin*6 *!## was a .#n#al cons#nsus *!a* w# !ad .as+#d *!# undam#n*als o *!# #x#cis# !## may also !a7# b##n m#n*ion o *!# bbq /# *!#n *un#d back and did *!# #x#cis# in #7#s# *o #inoc# w!a* w# !ad l#an*  5ll in all i* was a 7#y succ#ssul #x#cis# E7#yon# in7ol7#d #i*!# .ain#d o ##s!#d *!#i com+ass and ma+ #adin. skills 3* was also a w#ll c!os#n loca*ion 3* was 7#y #asy *o #la*# *!# o7#all *o+o.a+!y *o *!# ma+6 w!ic! m#an* *!a* +a*ici+an*s could #adily ass#ss w!#*!# *!#i calcula*ions and d#cisions w## accua*# !# o+#n na*u# o *!# bus! and #la*i7#ly b#ni.n cous# !#l+#d us *o ocus on *!# #x#cis# a*!# *!an woyin. abou* s*ayin. in*o a lan*ana bus! o o a cli 5nd *!## w## 7i#ws *o #n;oy om *!# *o+ o *!# an.#6 as w#ll as *!# +l#asu# o doin. an unamilia bus!walk on a +l#asan* a*#noon in .ood com+any /#ll don# and *!ank you ?o!n<Ou #wad was *o ;oin o*!# mo# #x+#i#nc#d na7i.a*os and-o la*# ai7als o a bbq dinn# !is was w#ll a**#nd#d wi*!numb#s mo# *!an doublin. ood ood6 win# and anima*#d con7#sa*ion ollow#d ?us* w!#n i* s##m#d *!# day couldn* .#* any b#**#6 ?o!n +oduc#d a docum#n*ay abou* *!# :as! o *!# S*inson o ou 7i#win. +l#asu# $om was ac*ually *#m+*#d in*o s*ayin. lon.# o *!is6 d#s+i*# !a7in. *o l#ad a walk #aly *!# n#x* day !# 7i#win. s+ak#d ano*!# ound o discussion abou* *!# S*#*c!# ack and associa*#d walks !# #7#nin. #nd#d la*# o som# /#ll don# *o all *!# na7i.a*ion *ain##s and a bi. *!ank you *o ?o!n and ?uli# o a 7#y succ#ssul *ainin. day and bbq<  Hoo+mann Mem!ershi  5s a* 2@ >#buay *!# club !as 84 inancial m#mb#s and is .owin.< /!y no* in*oduc# a i#nd *o *!# clubC >##s a# (0 >ind a om a*, !**+,--si*#s .oo.l# com-si*#-qldbwc-m#mb#s!i+Pa.# 1 o 10  General Inforat!onQBW ana#eent Co!ttee P#sid#n*Aobin Laban 041& 991 149ic# P#sid#n*ay S!#lock(209 @)14S#c#*ayaion Laban040) )(8 &1@#asu#H#l#n c5llis*#0419 8@4 (19Ou*in.s Oic#Aic!ad Folaski((41 &)09 %H'#mb#s!i+ Oic#a.i# Aa#((9) 1@(@ %H'Edi*oic!a#l Hoo+mann0401 )2& 01&ainin. Oic#?o!n S!#a))48 0(@1 %H'Social S#c#*aySandy !omas(&11 41(4 %H' #ther $oluntar% &ositions Equi+m#n* Oic#Aic!ad Folaski((41 &)09 %H'Su++# :on7#no$o#l#n# c:ay(@@9 0284 %H'Libaianay S!#lock(209 @)14B/Q A#+5nn# F#m+((&1 2&0&B/Q A#+Aic!ad Folaski((41 &)09 %H' Meeting &lace :lub m##*in.s a# on *!# is* u#sday o *!# mon*! s*a*in. a* & (0+m !## is no club m##*in. in ?anuay ##*in.s a# !#ld a* *!# Li**l# Fin.s Hall on *!# con# o :al and OF### S*##*s6 Buanda En*y is 7ia *!# .a*# on :al S* !## is +akin. wi*!in *!# .ounds and in :al S*##* #a-co## and cak#-biscui*s a# +o7id#d a*# *!# m##*in.  5 coin dona*ion would b# a++#cia*#d Mem!ershi Probationary Membership  5 non=m#mb# au*oma*ically b#com#s a Poba*ionay #mb# on !is-!# is* walk a*# si.nin. *!# 5cknowl#d.#m#n* o Aisk om $o ## is +ayabl# *o b#com# a Poba*ionay #mb#  5 Poba*ionay #mb# mus* b#com# an Odinay #mb# on !is-!# s#cond walk by illin. ou* a m#mb#s!i+ om and +ayin.*!# m#mb#s!i+ ## Ordinary Membership  5 +#son may b#com# an Odinay #mb# by illin. ou* and si.nin. a m#mb#s!i+ om6 !a7in. a +o+os# si.n *!# om and !andin. *!# om wi*! *!# m#mb#s!i+ ## *o a commi**## m#mb# o walk l#ad# !# +o+os# may b# a i#nd w!o is a m#mb# o *!# club6 a QB/ walk l#ad#6 *!# #mb#s!i+ Oic# o on# o *!# commi**## m#mb#s  5n Odinay #mb# !as *!# i.!* *o 7o*# a* an 5 o b# #l#c*#d *o a commi**## +osi*ion Members of Another Bushwalking Club #mb#s o ano*!# bus!walkin. club w!ic! is ailia*#d wi*! Bus!walkin. Qu##nsland 3nc %o an in*#s*a*# >#d#a*ion' and w!o a# co7##d by *!# sam# insuanc# do no* n##d *o b#com# a m#mb# o ou club *o .o on ou walks How#7# QB/ m#mb#s will !a7# +ioi*y i *!## is a limi* on numb#s Club E$u!%ent 'om assesTo o Ma s(H) RadiosEmergenc% *ightsSteri en)irst +id ,its !# abo7# a# o us# by m#mb#s a* nil cos* -armin -&S  QB/ !as 4 PSs w!ic! !a7# a 20 m#*# con*ou *o+o ma+ o *!# w!ol# o 5us*alia includ#d &*Bs .ith in!uilt -&S QB/ !as ) PLBs wi*! inbuil* PS !# PLBs will b# mad# a7ailabl# a* #ac! club m##*in. and will n##d *o b# #*un#d a* *!# ollowin. club m##*in. Back &ack for Hire ) 00 c!a.# Biv% Bags )or Sale ( 00 #ac! o 2 o ) 00 !#s# bi7y ba.s a# 2 m#*#s by 0 9 m#*#s and a# bi.!* oan.# in colou Gs# as a +ack lin# o #m#.#ncy bi7y ba. S ace Blankets )or Sale 2 )0 #ac! Li.!*w#i.!* and *ak# u+ no oom a* all 5 mus* o all walk#s<:on*ac* Aic!ad on ((41 &)09 o any o *!# abo7# Rec!%rocal Wal&s w!t' (t'er Clubs Redlands Bush.alking 'lu! Only s*i+ula*ion is *!a* A#dlands club m#mb#s !a7# +ioi*y o7# 7isi*os :al#nda is a7ailabl# a*,!**+,--www #dlandbus!walk#s o. au-s*a*ic-cal#nda !*ml Bush.alkers of Southern ueensland /B#S BOSQ allows inancial m#mb#s om o*!# bus!walkin. clubs ailia*#d wi*! Bus!walkin. Qu##nsland *o ;oin in BOSQ ac*i7i*i#s wi*!ou* !a7in. *o b#com# m#mb#s o BOSQ o +ay 7isi*o ##s !is will b# wi*! *!# a.##m#n* o *!# ac*i7i*y l#ad# #mb#s o BOSQ will !a7# +ioi*y o nomina*ions :al#nda is a7ailabl# a* !**+,--www bosq bwq o. au-   H+ Bush.alkers #mb#s o o*!# B/Q ailia*#d clubs can ;oin u+ *o *!## walks +# cal#nda y#a :al#nda is a7ailabl# a*, !**+,--si*#s .oo.l# com-si*#-y!abus!i#s-ou*in.s -old 'oast Bush.alkers old :oas* Bus!walk#s may admi* as !onoay m#mb#s inancial m#mb#s o bus!walkin. clubs w!ic! a# ailia*#d wi*! B/Q !is dis+#nsa*ion will b# a* *!# disc#*ion o *!# ana.#m#n* :ommi**##  s.ich Bush.alkers nc 3n*#ndin. walk#s mus* con*ac* *!# l#ad# in ad7anc# !# n#wsl#**# also con*ains a ull d#sci+*ion o *!# .adin. sys*#m and a lis* o :ommi**## m#mb#s and *!#i con*ac* numb#s :al#nda a7ailabl# a* www i+swic!bus!walk#s bwq o. au  Co!n# Wal&s  5ny +#son wis!in. *o com# on a walk mus* con*ac* *!# walk l#ad# is* !# l#ad# will o.anis# *!# m##*in. +lac# and ca +oolin. and !as ull disc#*ion on w!o can com# on *!# walk $omina*ions clos# 9,00+m on *!# /#dn#sday +io *o a w##k#nd *i+ o 9 00+m on *!# onday b#o# /#dn#sday *i+s o# d#*ail#d inoma*ion is a7ailabl# on *!#  clu! calendar    arc' )*+, 1431)ri3SunSouth Bald Rock /-irra.een T56 Da7id Halic# 04(2 9010(0 17Sat'a!!age Tree 'reek /89+guilar N& 856 Aic!ad Folaski ((41 &)09 1SunSomerset Trail /Mt Mee 856 H#l#n c5llis*# (@44 4@88 22SatTam!orine Mt .alks 856 Pa*icia Folaski ((41 &)09 2:SatBohga!an )alls Surve% /Binna Burra 856 Aic!ad Folaski ((41 &)09 ;0Sun6alks &lanning 8a% and BB /; m Aic!ad Folaski ((41 &)09 A%r!l )*+, 7SatRaining 'liffs e< lorator% /#9Reill%s Aic!ad Folaski((41 &)09 12Sat6idgee )alls P#*# /#allans ))41 2&)) %w' 1;SunMt -reville /+ratula 856 a.i# Aa#(((9) 1@(@Pa.# 2 o 10  A Letter fro Bus'wal&!n# Austral!a to aff!l!ate- Ql- clubs   Bush.alking +ustralia %B5' is *!# $a*ional body #+#s#n*in. *!# in*##s*s o bus!walk#s and o*!# #c#a*ional walk#s B5 is a >#d#a*ion o S*a*#=bas#d +#ak=body o.anisa*ions w!o in *un !a7# clubs andindi7iduals as m#mb#s B5Is Ob;#c*i7#s a# *o, ● A#+#s#n* bus!walkin. and bus!walk#s on ma**#s o na*ional and in*#na*ional si.niicanc# ● Pomo*# sa# and #n7ionm#n*ally #s+onsibl# bus!walkin. *o *!# communi*y ● >acili*a*# in*#ac*ion and s!ain. o knowl#d.# and skills b#*w##n S*a*# bus!walkin. bodi#s6 clubs and indi7idual bus!walk#s acoss 5us*alia ● Po7id# s#7ic#s *o #mb# 5ssocia*ions6 bus!walk#s and *!# wid# communi*y in u*!#anc# o *!#s# ob;#c*i7#s 3n ?uly 201( *!# B5 w#b si*# was u+da*#d wi*! a n#w con*#m+oay d#si.n and *!# con*#n* sys*#ma*ically #7i#w#d and am#nd#d 5 n#w Links s#c*ion !as b##n add#d *!a* coll#c*s in on# +lac# links *o us#ul and #l#7an* inoma*ion o bus!walk#s +lannin. in*#s*a*# *i+s6 suc! as +ublic and sc!ool !olidays6 #m#.#ncy inoma*ion6 na*ional +aks6 *a7#l and oad inoma*ion o *!# ou*back s*a*#s #*c Su..#s*ions o addi*ional links o *y+#s o inoma*ion *o b# add#d a# w#lcom# Bus!walkin. 5us*alia !as #n.a.#d as! 3nsuanc# Bok#s P*y L*d *o mana.# i*s insuanc# #qui#m#n*s6includin. ob*ainin. *!# +olici#s and co7# and !andlin. claims and #nquii#s om m#mb# clubs 5ll #nquii#s #.adin. claims6 +olicy *#ms and co7#a.#6 :#*iica*#s o :u#ncy o addi*ional co7# a# *o b# di#c*#d *o as!6 w!o !a7# s#* u+ a d#dica*#d *#l#+!on# numb# o 1;00 =2;>10 o Bus!walkin.  5us*alia m#mb# clubs *o di#c*ly con*ac* *!#m i # #nquii#s and inoma*ion is no lon.# a7ailabl# om Bus!walkin. Qu##nsland D#*ails o *!# Public Liabili*y6 P#sonal 5ccid#n* and 5ssocia*ions Liabili*y insuanc# +olici#s6 includin. *!# +olicy docum#n*s6 and #mail con*ac* d#*ails o as! s*a #s+onsibl# o claims and #nquii#s a# a7ailabl# on *!# 3nsuanc# s#c*ion o *!# B5 w#b si*# 3 am also +lannin. on d#7#lo+in. in comin. mon*!s a numb# o >5Q docum#n*s co7#in. di##n* as+#c*s o *!# insuanc# aan.#m#n*s and +olici#s *!a* will +o7id# mo# inoma*ion *o assis* clubs and *!#i m#mb#s in b#**# und#s*andin. *!# insuanc# aan.#m#n*s 3 am !a++y *o #c#i7# su..#s*#d *o+ics o qu#s*ions *o b# includ#d in *!#s# >5Qs :!is ow#s Bus!walkin. 5us*alia P#sid#n* +#sid#n*bus!walkin.aus*alia o. /#b Si*#, www bus!walkin.aus*alia o. Pa.# ( o 10  Bus'wal&!n#Queenslan- Inc. From the President's Desk to affiliated clubs and their members February 2014 Hi affiliated clubs and their committees and members,A few items have arisen through Bushwalking Queensland Inc. ( BWQ ) which are worth promulgating intothe wider club communit.!egards avin #ale$resident MEMBERSHIP CHANGES It is with regret that B%Q have accepted the resignation of Brisbane Bushwalkers &lub Inc. from affiliationwith B%Q. B%Q wish them well and hope in the near future the ma renew their affiliation.B%Q, however, has received in'uiries from two clubs based in Herve Ba. hese clubs are eager to become members, if not for the insurance, but have been informed of other benefits. KEEP WALKING NEPAL PRESENTATION n %ednesda *+ th ebruar, !on -ackson, from eep %alking /A, on the e0ecutive of %alks /A, and the/outh Australian delegate to Bushwalking Australia Inc., gave a presentation about eep %alking 1epal.his organisation treks all over 1epal with a sherpa as a guide, with minimum part si2e of *. urther information at http344www.keepwalkingnepal.com4inde0.phpAll attendees had a great time and special thanks to 5ountain #esigns for donating door pri2es, 6 small backpacks, and 7 water bottles, plus the taste testing of a variet of free2e dried meals, and a displa of various items.  James and Jordana from Mountain Designs MOUNTAIN DESIGNS DISCOUNTS B%Q is organising discounts for members of affiliated clubs. he discount is added to the discount alreadon the loalt card. nce the process is confirmed, B%Q will notif clubs on how to access this discount. INSURANCE QUESTIONNAIRE 8es, its that time of ear again. Bushwalking Australia Inc. has forwarded the insurance 'uestionnaire toB%Q, for distribution to clubs. he insurance 'uestionnaires are a %ord document (.doc0) are tailored for each club with their 69*: responses. he 'uestionnaire also contains 'uestions that have not been asked for awhile, plus other 'uestions in relation to the Associations ;iabilit $olic. he B%Q reasurer will emailclubs through the usual contacts plus those who completed the form last ear to ensure its distribution. The questionnaire needs to be completed and forwarded by 13 April 2014. B%Q appreciates the work in compiling the information in the short time<frame. Insurance Reminder – Further information and questions %hile on the sub=ect of insurance, all information including policies are located on the BushwalkingAustralia Inc. web<site at www.bushwalkingaustralia.org.au4insurance. An 'uestions about insurance are to be directed as per the web<site. he AQ section is due to be added shortl. GOOGLE CALENDAR #oes our club utilise oogle &alendar> he B%Q %eb 5aster is looking at putting a oogle &alendar onthe B%Q web<site, with clubs? oogle calendars linked to it. As clubs put their activities and events on their calendar, their activities and events will be combined on the calendar on the B%Q web<site. Pa.# 4 o 10
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