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2019 News

Hill End - GO's BIG DAYS OUT

March 30th/31st saw 59 Garingal members amongst the 400+ participating in the State League 1 and 2 or the National Orienteering League competitions being conducted that weekend.  For Garingal it was a mammoth exercise in logistics.  Jim Forbes was course setter on the Saturday and Aniko and Peter Fozo setters on the Sunday (guided by Controllers Ron Junghans from GO and Andrew Lumsden from BF).  After a year of planning, all went beautifully! We are so indebted to them and to Johnny Petersen and Warwick Selby who were the Organisers, and to the Start team led by Graeme Dawson and the Finish team led by Colin Burnett. A foggy start on the Saturday came after much rain overnight.  But things only got better.  Thirty-five for dinner at the Lodge Motel on Saturday night for a bit more conviviality.  Orienteering runs so well because of the amazing goodwill of the volunteers.  We thank them all - and there were many!


Congratulations to Jim Merchant

Jim Merchant

Garingal’s New Life Member – Jim Merchant

Congratulations to Jim Merchant on being awarded life membership of Garingal for his many years of outstanding service to the club.

Since he joined in 1984, his service has included many activities, but a major contribution is the many maps he has made. Jim has been involved in field work and cartography for over 18 maps! Including: the 1992 version of Curl Curl Lagoon, the 2005 version of Mitchell Park, Amazing Wahroonga Park, The Clay Pan, and The Chase. As part of the 3 Amigos team he has also had a major role in finding new locations that are suitable for making orienteering maps at State League level.

Another important contribution has been to act as Events Coordinator – TWICE. Jim has also spent many hours setting orienteering courses at the highest levels. Some of his most memorable courses were: NSW State Champs 1993, and the Qualifier for the JWOC Middle distance champs at Dubbo in 2007. Jim has also been involved with nearly 50 club events, and has a wealth of course setting experience which he is happy to share with newer setters.

Finally, Jim is Garingal’s club statistician. He keeps detailed records to calculate who is the club champion each year, and also has a historical database and facts and figures.


Moonlight Madness 2019

NSW Champs 2019

 NSW Champs

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