President’s Report

This year so far has been an eventful and busy one for the Ramblers Committee.  The incorporation and separation from WEA is being achieved very smoothly.  Various subcommittees were formed, each of which had a specific task and some of these tasks are still ongoing.  I would like to congratulate all members of the committee who continue to work hard to achieve the transition. The background to the changes and the new constitution were presented at a special general meeting in June and ratified unanimously.  We are now officially Illawarra Ramblers Inc., so if you have any queries relating to the club, please contact a member of the committee and not the WEA.  Fred Morrison has been appointed as Public Officer.

For your convenience our two PLBs are now in the care of Neil Williams (0408 422 178) in the south and Alan Ryan (4283 3121) in the north and are available for Ramblers activities in remote areas.  Please contact either Neil or Alan should you require one.

Copies of all Ramblers programs dating back to the start of the club have been archived at Wollongong library, along with photo albums and DVDs.

There is a large collection of maps to be given away, mainly AGD 66, available for those who may be interested in using them when exploring and looking for tracks which may no longer be in existence.  Please contact me if you are interested.  Strictly first in – first served.

The Christmas Party this year is on Friday18 December, again at Dapto Leagues Club.  Payments for this will be made directly to the Ramblers and not to WEA.  For details on how to do this, see the full page advertisement in the Newsletter.

Whatever activities you are interested in, make the most of the wonderful spring program.

Chris English


Special General Meeting 13 June 2015