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As the final events of the 2022 Rogaining Year come upon us, I write to ask for some volunteers - to help the committee and the next events.

Please consider this short term effort to ensure we complete 2022 with a flourish.

Firstly thank you to all those who have already helped, especially those behind the scenes and those whose names don't always appear on the thank you lists. Without everyone banding together, this club would not be the wonderful community it is.

Saying that - The last 3 years have been a grind, and they've taken their toll mentally, and with the current worker shortage in WA many of the committee are under immense work pressure as well. I am sure many of our members will be in similar situations. Personal and family concerns have taken their toll on the committee – for instance Owen's family needs him now more than ever, and it is with gratitude and thanks we see him step down from his role.

But these pressures leave gaps. Big gaps in our capacity to be, and stay, across each event. In short the Committee needs a bit of a boost for the last stretch – some help to complete the year properly. Some new energy, some extra help to make sure our events can continue and everyone is safe.

For the next 3 events we need help with:

* Safety coordinator / Camp Manager
* First Aid officer

We need to make the decision soon (Tuesday 20th), whether to cancel the next event or not. It is not something we want to do, so it is worth a last reach out.

>From now until the AGM we need help with:

* Event coordination
* Administration and paperwork

Janice, our wonderful Volunteer Coordinator, has done an absolutely amazing job, and is ready on hand to talk to anyone who can offer any help at all.

Without the extra assistance the committee will need to do some hard thinking, so I look forward to hearing how you can help.

Thanks again
Peter Trenaman
President 2022

Last Updated (Sunday, 18 September 2022 08:15)

 

postheadericon What is Rogaining?

Rogaining is the sport of long distance cross-country navigation in which teams of two to five members visit as many checkpoints as possible in twenty-four hours. Teams travel entirely on foot, navigating by map and compass between checkpoints in terrain that varies from open farmland to hilly forest. A central base camp provides hot meals throughout the event and teams may return at any time to eat, rest or sleep. Teams travel at their own pace and anyone from children to grandparents can experience the personal satisfaction that comes from cross-country navigation at their own level of competition and comfort.

 

Last Updated (Wednesday, 15 September 2010 19:14)

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postheadericon Are you proud of your rogaining achievements?


Do you sometimes feel you want to let everyone know what you've achieved, and are looking for a more subtle way then shouting it from the rooftops?
Did you know that there are points achievement badges available for purchase from WARA?

They are available for those Rogainers that achieve the points milestones in bush rogaines of 3000, 2500, 2000, 1500, 1000, or 500 points:
wara Badges
Interested?
Then why not go to http://wa.rogaine.asn.au/shop and place your order now.

Last Updated (Wednesday, 26 December 2018 10:30)

 

postheadericon The DIDO 12 Hour Rogaine - 8 October 2022 -CANCELLED

***Event cancelled due to burn-off in area***

 

Setting and vetting are in good shape for this event. It will be close to the SE edge of Perth, which is fortunate because it is entirely in a water catchment area and competitors won't be able to camp overnight (sad emoji). You Drive In, do the rogaine and Drive Out, unless you are helping out next morning. Need to plan ahead if collecting controls etc – more details with the event instructions. The Hash House location still is still in flux. It will be easily accessible with regular cars but caravans are unlikely to be a good idea – TBC with upcoming entry announcement.

It's all in bushland with an A3 map at 1:50,000. There are plenty of controls within a reachable distance for beginners and families. There are further opportunities for rogainers with high ambitions; controls are set up to 500 metres above sea level – great view if you can get there.

We have seen a range of wildlife – echidnas, kangaroos, emus and (just one) dugite. The bush isn't too thick if creek beds and swamps don't count! Lots of roads and tracks in various stages of disrepair. There is something for everyone.

Entries close Wednesday midnight 10 days prior to event

Reminder - how to get the event info and directions - click the unique link in your original confirmation of registration email (not the Paypal receipt), and if not a repeat of this link will be emailed to you on the Thursday before the event. 

Last Updated (Thursday, 22 September 2022 13:18)

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postheadericon Volunteering:- your association needs you!

Volunteering is part and parcel of the culture of rogaining in WA. Unlike many other states, the WA rogaining association has been able to keep prices low and event quality high by the many members who every so often kindly forego an event to help out with administration, hash house, setting, vetting, first aid, or truck driving duties.

People step forward for the event roles usually in the last few weeks leading up to the event which is alway very much appreciated.

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Last Updated (Thursday, 06 February 2020 21:19)

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