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PO Box 2199

QUEENSLAND Sunnybank Hills


QLD 4109
BUSHWALKERS Email qldbwc@yahoo.com
CLUB Inc. Phone No: 0401 527017
http://sites.google.com/site/qldbwc/
Newsletter December 2018

On the Yellowpinch road (see writeup on p.2) Photo: Michael H

Club News
From the editor
Welcome to the December newsletter. Membership
The weather is definitely warming up, but members are The club currently has 56 members.
still keen to explore our great outdoors. Walks at Green We welcome Michael Freemantle into the club. We've
Mountains, the Conondales, and D'Aguilar NP have already enjoyed your company on several walks and
provided a retreat into the relative cool of mountain top we hope you get the opportunity to do many more
forests, as well as opportunities to swim at cascading (throughwalks too...).
waterfalls. Bonus! This month we have a few local
walk reports as well as Aileen's Via Francigena walk in The membership fee for 2018/19 is $30. Please send
Italy which looks quite cool. your payment to Helen McAllister or by direct transfer
into the club bank account. Payment details are on
The heat brings with it a greater risk of bushfires so all page 10.
leaders and walkers are urged to check the latest
alerts from National Parks, Police, etc prior to heading The same membership form is used whether you are a
out to a walk location. Walker safety is a top priority. new member signing up or a current member wishing
to renew – it is on the club website.
I take a break now from newsletter writing for a month.
I wish you all a safe and happy festive season. Please complete the form, sign it and either post, email
a scanned copy, or hand it to Helen (at a club meeting
Enjoy your reading and see you on the trail. or on a walk). The club email is qldbwc@yahoo.com.
Michael H

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20th QBW Christmas Party - Bigriggen The rest of us really appreciated the shorter, shadier,
A really fun time was had by the attendees at the and relatively flatter walk with regular cooling dips in
annual QBW Christmas Party at the Bigriggen Camp- the creek. Some of us took a small detour to enjoy a
ground on the weekend of 30 Nov – 2 Dec. This event magnificent view of Mt Barney from the Yellowpinch
has been held every year since the club began in early lookout. We also tried to locate a memorial near the
1999, therefore this year was the 20th anniversary. creek but were not successful. Our walk over, we
returned to The Shed for drinks and met up with some
As arranged, the helpful staff at Bigriggen had roped members who had arrived mainly for the Saturday
off a large grassy and shaded area for us adjacent to night festivities.
the communal hall. Members arrived during Friday
afternoon and set up their tents. The well maintained
grounds, wildlife, birds and riverside setting soon set a
positive mood and we were ready to enjoy our
weekend in fine spirits.

Mt Barney from Yellowpinch Photo: Michael H


QBW compound at Bigriggen Photo: Michael H Swims and chats with friends filled the warm afternoon.
A consultative process without the help of a white
The erection of Sandy's gazebo proved a brain teaser board clarified the sequence of the evening events.
but willing hands soon sorted it out. Christmas lights From memory this included 'Happy Hour', viewing of,
strung through the trees and decorations inside the hall voting, and prize-giving for the photo competition
added a festive touch. The all important audio visual entries, presentation of leader awards (pre-dinner),
equipment was set up to enable the viewing of entries bring and share dinner, dress-up and parading of
in the photo competition. Happy hour merged into costumes on the 'Book Character' theme, dessert,
dinner. Short movies of walks by members provided Secret Santa, more walk movies and off to bed.
entertainment into the evening.
Forecast temperatures in the mid-30's influenced the
choice of walks on Saturday with most participants
opting to do a 7km creek walk from Yellowpinch (see
page 1) which included the possibility of several swims.
Two super enthusiastic walkers, Richard and Mary,
chose to tackle a longer and steeper walk to
Mezzanine Ridge to see a waterfall. They achieved
that objective, though the conditions were apparently
quite hot.

Book Characters Photo: June


Cudos also go to those members who did a great job
with their 'Book Character' costume. Where's Wally?,
Little Red Riding Hood, the Wicked Witch of the West,
the Cat in the Hat, Cinderella, Mr Normal, the Girl with
the Dragon Tattoo, a Great Gatsby flapper, the Hunt for
the Wilderpeople, Santa, and Robinson Crusoe were
all in the room together. Quite a collection! And the
costumes looked fabulous. All participants showed
The best swimming hole Photo: Michael H imagination, initiative, flair and/or courage to varying
degrees and great effect. I've included one photo here

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- more are available on social media. Do see them... how you may win a hot air balloon ride over the
Winners of the photo competition categories included Serengeti in Africa. See the Take a Walk website for more
Michael H for Nature, Noelene for Pictorial, Aileen for information and to register for the evening.
Club Character and Michael H for Non-club Walk.
Patricia took out the People's Choice award. The 102
photos entered in the competition gave a wide breadth Coming Walks
of memories from 2018 club activities and private Any person wishing to come on a club walk must
walks. The work of the photographers was much contact the walk leader first. The leader will organise
appreciated. the meeting place and car pooling and has full
A big thanks also goes to Lynne Kenrick for all the time discretion on who can come on the walk. If possible
and effort spent in judging 102 entries. A difficult task! provide leaders with plenty of forward notice if you wish
The winning entries will be included in the upcoming to nominate for a walk or if you change your plans.
February newsletter and on social media. Nominations close 9:00pm on the Wednesday prior to
Next morning people enjoyed a leisurely breakfast a weekend trip or by 9.00pm on the Monday before
while watching photos from Christmas parties past, Wednesday trips, at the leader's discretion.
dating back to the very first one in 1999. Richard, More details are available in the club calendar. It's
Patricia and June are foundation members of the club recommended that you look at the on-line calendar to
and were able to identify many of the faces from the ensure you obtain the latest walk information.
past 20 years.
Meanwhile Mary and David set off on a bike ride December 2018
around Barney View. Soon afterwards Richard led
31-2 Fri-Sun Christmas Party (Bigriggen) SOC
three determined walkers who really wanted to find the Sandy Thomas 0403 821 525
elusive plaque near the creek at Yellowpinch. A quick
4 Tues Club meeting (Buranda) 7.30pm
2.5 kilometre walk soon proved successful. Michael Hoopmann 0401 527 017
With all the boxes ticked it was time to wrap up another 5 Wed Wednesday Wanderer D/W
enjoyable QBW Christmas party. The stayers emptied Richard Kolarski 0455 879 785
fridges, swept and secured the hall, then retired to The 8 Sat
Shed for final ice-creams, drinks and good byes. The
9 Sun Eight Mile Plains to City CYC
gazebo was very cooperative during de-construction Mary Sherlock 0457 990 067
and after a final swim in the Logan River, we finally
15 Sat Warrie Circuit (Springbrook) D/W
vacated Bigriggen about 1pm.
Helen McAllister 0419 684 319
Thank you to everyone who came along and made 16 Sun Cronan's Cascades (Mt Barney) D/W
QBW's 20th Christmas Party a lot of fun. We hope you Aileen Elliott 0457 144 012
enjoy the memories and I look forward to sharing with 19 Wed Wednesday Wanderer D/W
you all at the club's '21st' party next year! Richard Kolarski 0455 879 785
Michael H 22 Sat Horseshoe Falls (Numinbah Valley) D/W
Patricia Kolarski 0448 526 618
Club Insurance
23 Sun
BWQ has confirmed that QBW's insurance cover is
renewed. The process for presenting a claim has 28-1 Fri-Tues Spicers Gap (Aratula) B/C
Patricia Kolarski 0448 526 618
changed slightly, but assistance is available from the
insurer (JLT Sport) on 1300 574 980. Speak to a
committee member if you have any queries or refer to January 2019
the relevant Bushwalking Australia web page. 1 Tues Spicers Gap (Aratula) B/C
Patricia Kolarski 0448 526 618
5 Sat Paddleboarding (Tallebudgera) KYK
General News Mary Sherlock 0457 990 067
National Park Alerts 6 Sun Albert River Circuit (Green Mts) D/W
For advice on the status of National Park tracks or Aileen Elliott 0457 144 012
alerts on issues that could impact on a walk such as 12 Sat Diana's Bath Club 20th (D'Aguilar) D/W
burn-off fires, see https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/park- Michael Hoopmann 0401 527 017
alerts/ . 13 Sun Bulimba Creek Bikeway (Bris South) D/W
Commercial Use of Public Spaces Lynn Sawtell 0419 686 559
The state government is consulting on development of 18-20 Fri-Sun Mt Warning (Murwillimbah) B/C
a walk with accommodation on Whitsunday Island and Michael Hoopmann 0401 527 017
a Main Range multi-day walk. Brisbane City Council is 26-28 Sat-Mon Harry's Hut (Cooloola) B/C
considering a zip-line on Mt Coot-tha. Keep informed Michael Hoopmann 0401 527 017
and get involved if these issues concern you.
Take a Walk tours February 2019
4 Tues Club meeting (Buranda) 7.30pm
John and Lyn Daly invite you to an information session Michael Hoopmann 0401 527 017
at 18 Ashton Street, Camp Hill on 6 December at 6pm
to talk about a Vanuatu walking tour. Also hear about

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Proposed Walks & Events to the water tank.
Instead of turning right back along Lawton Road turn
Cape to Cape Walk, Western Australia May 2019 left and follow this road, slipping and sliding (it is quite
This walk is in Western Australia and is located in the loose and steep in places) until reaching a creek
far south west corner, 250km south of Perth. It beside the main Parkway road.
meanders along the whole length of the Leeuwin – Cross the creek and head through the bushes for a bit
Naturaliste Ridge, which forms the backbone of the where a gate can be seen on the right.
Leeuwin – Naturaliste National Park. It starts and Cross the road and head west to White Cedar picnic
finishes at the rugged tips of Cape Naturaliste and area.
Cape Leeuwin.
The walk is 135 kms and I am planning to complete the
walk over 10 days with support from Edgewalkers who
I have approached regarding organising transport to
and from Perth to the start and finish of the walk, 9
nights twin share accommodation, luggage transfers
and daily transfers to and from the walk. All this means
is that we will only have to carry a day pack and
provide our own food/meals. The cost for 3 people has
been quoted at $1,980 but they have indicated that the
cost will be lower with 4 walkers or more.
I anticipate we will fly into Perth and depending on the
time of our arrival stay one night or two in Perth, then
start the walk. At the conclusion, if some or all
participants agree we could look at staying an extra
day or so to have a look around. QBW on Northbrook walk Photo: Patricia
If you are interested or want to discuss anything please
give me a ring on 0457144012 after 7 pm by This is what we did for our Tuesday toddle. It was
14/12/2018. fantastic starting out down Lawton Road knowing there
Clarence & Mann Rivers base camps wasn’t going to be a slog up it at the end of the walk.
Dave Rae from Redland club is inviting people to join
him on a kayaking/walking camp as follows: As stated above, the road down to the picnic area is a
30 March or 7 May 2019 bit tricky. Dirt bikes have torn up the surface so walking
poles are a good idea for this one.
Duration: 7-10 days
Description: Mann & Clarence River base camps. A Many thanks to Helen, Noelene, Sandy, Jim and
succession of 3 base camps that will enable local Michael F for joining me on this outing.
paddling or walking at each location or longer multi-day Patricia
paddles. Washpool/Gibraltar NP is not far away. Join in
wherever and as long as you wish. First camp is at
Jackadgery, then move to Cangai Bridge, then on to
Heifer Station.
If the 30 March date doesn't work due to weather, etc,
the 7 May date is an alternative.
If you are remotely interested in this trip, please
contact David on 0400459519.

Past Walks
Northbrook Mountain to White Cedar picnic area
D/W Tuesday 13 November 2018
Interested in doing a Northbrook Mountain walk? Here
is the easy way!!

Starting from Lawton Road, head downhill until just


past the bee hive area on the left near the bottom of Masses of elkhorns Photo: Noelene
the hill.
Follow the track up to the first knoll. Paddy's Knob D/W Sunday 11 November 2018
Breathe deeply a few times.
Have morning tea. This was a pleasant walk with great, expansive views
Head west across the crest of the ridge, up and down a across the Condamine Gorge to Carr’s Lookout and
bit, until reaching the top of the mountain. west towards Killarney. The main drawback is that it is
Breathe some more. so far away, well over three hours one way.
Have lunch.
Slide down past the campsite and back along the road However, that did not deter us. With an optional coffee

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stop at Aratula we were soon over the Gap and Except, Helen’s car had a flat tyre! Thanks to John who
heading up the dirt road to the start of the walk. There had it off and replaced in no time. (see pg. 10)
are some good views of an interesting gorge to the
north of Condamine Gorge but it is probably all private Back to Aratula for coffee and then the drive home in
property. the late evening.

We started walking uphill through a cow paddock, a bit Thanks to those who came with me and were very
of National Park, more cow paddock, to the final gate patient when I took them off-track for a while.
and National Park rainforest. There was a bit of a
hiccup when following one of the tracks on the Walks Patricia
Database but, with a little backtracking, we were soon
on course. Western Cliffs , Green Mountains 27 November
The Western Cliffs walk is about a 7km out and back
The forest gives way to a sweep of tall grass as the walk from Green Mountains carpark but we made if a
Knob gets closer. This is where the scenery really bit easier with a car shuffle. The furthest point out is
opens up. Much nettle and those without gaiters or Luke's Bluff which provides great views towards Kerry
long pants suffered a bit. Valley and the spur that Duck Road follows. Pat's Bluff
provides similar views though more to the southwest.
We chose this spot to have a morning tea break. Bridal
Falls can be a highlight but it wasn't falling enough.
Just as we began walking again I almost stepped on a
small brown snake, but unfortunately it slipped into a
crevice before I could get a photo.

Lunch on Paddy's Photo: Patricia Kerry Valley view Photo: Michael H


At the highest point in an area of light, open forest we
had lunch before returning the same way. A bit of a puff As we neared Green Mountains, we passed from fairly
up the last hill and all enjoyed the downward stroll to open eucalypt woodland to rainforest with plenty of
the cars. ferns and vines. The track remained quite obvious
though and must get plenty of traffic. There were a few
tree falls but they were easily manageable. Some of
the group visited Python Rock lookout on the way while
Patricia and I looked after the car shuffle.

This walk is one of the few at Green Mountains that


provides plenty of broad, unobstructed and awesome
views and is appealing on that merit alone. It's just
important not to get too mesmerised by the views to
avoid falling off the precipitous cliffs! We finished the
day's walk appropriately with lunch on a bluff looking at
the Kerry Valley view and then parted ways at a
Canungra cafe.

Thankyou Patricia for leading and to Arif, Helen, and


A sleepy python Photo: Patricia
Sandy for your excellent company.
Michael H

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Alta Francigena – Italy, 2018

After completing The Alta Via 1 we spent a few days in Milan and Lake Como. Arriving in Milan after the serenity
of the mountains was difficult in a way to cope with. We stayed at Ostello Bello Grande - YHA which is located
very close to Milan’s Central train station. We arrived at the hostel on the night of the soccer world cup final and
the noise was deafening. The staff however were very welcoming and we were soon in our 3 rd floor, 4 bed room
with a private ensuite and no noise.

MILAN -During our 3 night stay we enjoyed the sights, walking to Milan Cathedral and the adjacent shopping
precinct with all the big name brands – Prada, Gucci, Ferrari, to name a few.

COMO 1 Alison unfortunately returned home and the three of us travelled to Lake Como where we stayed for 3
nights in another Ostello Bello YHA before travelling by train to Martigny in Switzerland. The 3 of us enjoyed a
day cruising on the lake and visited a number of villages including Argegno, Bellagio and Bellagio.

COMO 2 The next day Noelene and I visited


Villa Carlotta one of the historic villas on the
lake. We caught a bus for the trip to Tremezzo
and enjoyed a relaxing day looking around the
historical gardens and viewing the antique art
works on display within the villa walls.

Later that afternoon we joined Glenis for a


journey in the Funicular to Brunate a village
perched high above Lake Como where we had
our evening meal and enjoyed the views of the
city below. The next morning we caught the
train to Martigny in Switzerland.

There is an official website which assisted


greatly with the planning of our walk and there
is an official app which we downloaded and
provided very accurate maps which we could
use off line. Accommodation along the way is
located an easy days walk apart and considers
all budgets.

The Via Francigena is an ancient long distance walking path which starts in Canterbury England and finishes in
Rome. The route takes you over cobble stone paths and lanes, through cities, town and villages, and over
mountains and forests on mule tracks through England, France, Switzerland and Italy as you discover beautiful
vistas and a simple way of life.

Day 1 Martigny is a quiet rural town situated on the


Rhone River and surrounded by vineyards and orchards.
It was an idea place to start our second walk. We used
the phone app to find the start of the walk at Martigny
Place Centrale and followed the Via Francigena signage
(Route 70) which took us to the outskirts of the town.

We located a narrow sometimes steep path beside the


river which lead us initially beside a train line and onto a
gravel path through a forested area. We crossed a
stream on a swing bridge and then the track continued
through a pine forest beside a rather noisy main arterial
road as we gained height towards Les Trappistes Pass.

My expectation of walking through rolling green pastures


with masses of wild flowers was dispelled and I must
admit to a sense of disappointment in the initial stages of
the journey. We stopped in the village of Les Valettes for
morning tea before continuing on towards Orsiѐres.

As we gained height we left the road behind and entered small villages and open pastures and forest more like
what I had expected. It was a long day of over 22kms with approx. 850 metres of elevation. We arrived in
Orsiѐres to find our accommodation was actually in La Douay which we had already past.

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It was a lesson well learned and we then used Maps Me (another App) to find our accommodation well in
advance. It was always pleasant to arrive at our accommodation by about 2.30pm in time for afternoon tea. This
gave us plenty of rest before the next day’s journey.

Day 2. After a good night’s sleep we decided to catch


the train back up to Orsiѐres – a 10 minute journey. We
then followed the track through the town and up the side
of the valley as we gained height.

The scenery of the surrounding mountains was totally


different to what we had experienced in the Dolomites
but was stunning none the less. We walked through a
valley and came to what looked like a dead end before
the track took us steeply up the side of a mountain onto
a higher track.

We were amazed at the vegetable gardens that were a


common features in the villages. Nearly all available
land is used and flowers are planted amongst the
various vegetables. In one village vegetables were
planted in open spaces near the road side.

The walk to Bourg-St-Pierre was just on 14 kms


with over 1,000 metres of elevation. We
gradually wound our way up through forest,
farmland and villages, stopping for an ice cream
– Streets Cornetto – on the way. The villages
looked deserted with very few people in the lane
ways and we took time to enjoy their history. The
hotel in Bourg-St-Pierre (Bivouac Napoleon) was
the only one we stayed in with a jug and
tea/coffee facilities and the evening meal was
rather good too.

Day 3 was the toughest day. While the walk was


only 11kms and the track was not difficult, we
had over 1,150 metres of elevation gain but the
views at the end were spectacular. The track as
we left the hotel wound through the village and
out into open country side. The road which leads
to St Bernard’s Pass follows the same valley and
crosses over the Via Francigena track in places.

As we gained height we came to the massive wall of Lac des Toules a dam which is fed by the melting snow.
This was a spectacular sight as we
walked on the right flank through wild
pink flowers with the sound of cow
bells in the distance.

The narrow track gradually gained


height and crossed farmland and the
road as we slowly made our way up
through the masses of rock
formations and the remains of the
winter’s snow. The first sighting of
the hospice was welcome, knowing
we didn’t have far to go, up the
journey remained steep and slow
going.

The track emerges onto the road and


it was only a short distance to a cafe
where we dropped our packs and
enjoyed a coffee before walking the
short distance to the hospice.

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St Bernard’s Pass is the border between Switzerland
and Italy. Staying in the hospice with its history and
location was rather special. The refuge was initially
established by Bernard of Menthon who was
concerned about the fate of travellers who attempted
to cross the Mont Joux Pass in 1050. It has been
considerably enlarged over the centuries. Napoleon
and his army crossed the pass in 1800 and the
hospice furnished him with 40,000 francs worth of
supplies for which they were paid only 18,500 francs
and well after 1850.

The hospice was staffed by quite a few volunteers


who were very welcoming and answered our
questions. When we arrived we couldn’t book in until
2pm but we could have a bowl of tea in the dining
room. Weak black tea was provided in a metal jug
and we were given a porridge bowl to pour it into - no
sugar or milk.

While we waited to book in we took time to visit the St Bernard dog kennels, the museum and cross the border
into Italy. It was a real thrill to see the dogs and an even greater thrill to pat Haggrad - a dog belonging to a
tourist.

After booking in we visited the hospice Chapel and a room which


stores a considerable quantity of church relics dating back centuries.
The art work in the Chapel was stunning.

We woke to the glorious voices of the church choir singing – it was a


bit surreal actually. While it was warm in the hospice itself it was
rather cold when venturing outside. The meals were very simple and
this was the only accommodation we stayed in where we actually
received just bread and jam for breakfast and we survived.

Day 4 was the start of our walk down the mountain. We crossed the
border into Italy and followed the track between rock formations and
crossed the road a number of times as we descended into open
country side. The villages of northern Italy are stunning in their
simplicity. Colourful flower pots and fruit laden trees transform narrow
ancient pathways into welcoming spaces and the slate tile work on the
rooves are a work of art.

The views of the surrounding mountains and the quant villages we


passed through made for an enjoyable walk but the constant downhill
walking was hard on the knees at times. Over approximately 14kms
we lost 1,242metres in elevation. We arrived in Etroubles in time to
have our lunch which we enjoyed sitting in a shady park. After our bread and jam for breakfast we all enjoyed a
scrumptious dinner at one of the hotels which included
grilled fruit (pear and orange) and vegetables.

Day 5 After an enjoyable buffet breakfast we


commenced our final days walk. The track continued
downhill following ancient Roman viaducts for some
way, through forested areas with views back to the
mountains, orchards and vineyards. Aosta our final
destination came into view from high up as we lost the
644 metres in elevation. We wove our way between
laneways and streets and finally reached Cattedrale di
Santa Maria Assunta.

There is always a sense of satisfaction in finishing a


walk but I am always thinking What Next?

Aileen

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Word Play.....
• Venison for dinner again? Oh deer!
• How does Moses make tea? Hebrews it.
• England may not have a kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool.
• I tried to catch some fog, but I mist
• They told me I had Type A blood, but it was a Typo.
• I changed my iPod's name to Titanic. It's syncing now.
• Jokes about German sausage are the wurst.
• I know a guy who's addicted to brake fluid, but he says he can stop any time.
• I stayed up all night to see where the sun went, and then it dawned on me.
• This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but I'd never met
herbivore.
• When chemists die, they barium.
• I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I just can't put it down.
• I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words.
• Why were the Indians in the USA first? They had reservations.
• I didn't like my beard at first. Then it grew on me.
• Did you hear about the cross-eyed teacher who lost her job because she couldn't
control her pupils?
• When you get a bladder infection, urine trouble.
• Broken pencils are pointless.
• What do you call a dinosaur with an extensive vocabulary? A thesaurus.
• I dropped out of communism class because of lousy Marx.
• I got a job at a bakery because I kneaded dough.
• Velcro - what a rip off!
• Don’t worry about old age; it doesn’t last.

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General Information Club Equipment
QBW Management Committee Compasses Topo Maps
Garmin GPS First Aid Kits
President Michael Hoopmann 0401 527 017
5 GPSs which have a 20 metre contour topo map of the whole
Vice President Lynn Sawtell 0419 686 559
of Australia included.
Secretary Lynn Nicol 0400 705 041
PLBs with inbuilt GPS
Treasurer Aileen Elliott 0457 144 012
5 PLBs with inbuilt GPS. The PLBs will be made available at
Outings Officer Patricia Kolarski 0448 526 618 each club meeting and will need to be returned at the following
Membership Officer Helen McAllister 0419 684 319 club meeting.
Media Officer Michael Hoopmann 0401 527 017 Contact Gerry Burton on 0408 793 715 to book these items.
Training Officer Vacant
Social Secretary Sandy Thomas 0403 821 525 Reciprocal Walks with Other Clubs
Other Voluntary Positions Redland Bushwalkers Club
Equipment Officer Gerry Burton 0408 793 715 The only stipulation is that Redland club members have priority
Supper Convenor Mary Sherlock 0457 990 067 over visitors. Calendar is available at:
http://www.redlandbushwalkers.org.au/static/calendar.html
Librarian Noelene McCay 0407 658 023
BWQ Rep Gerry Burton 0408 793 715
Bushwalkers of Southern Queensland (BOSQ)
Members of other BWQ affiliated clubs can join up to three
BWQ Rep Richard Kolarski 0455 879 785
walks per calendar year. This will be with the agreement of the
Insurance Hotline 1300 574 980 activity leader. Members of BOSQ have priority for nominations.
Calendar is available at http://www.bosq.bwq.org.au/
Meeting Place
Club meetings are on the first Tuesday of the month starting at YHA Bushwalkers
7.30pm. There is no club meeting in January. Members of other BWQ affiliated clubs can join up to three
Meetings are held at the Little King's Hall on the corner of Carl walks per calendar year. Calendar is available at:
and O'Keefe Streets, Buranda. Entry is via the gate on Carl St. http://sites.google.com/site/yhabushies/outings
There is parking within the grounds and in Carl Street. Gold Coast Bushwalkers
Tea/coffee and cake/biscuits are provided after the meeting. Gold Coast Bushwalkers may admit as honorary members
A coin donation is appreciated. financial members of bushwalking clubs affiliated with BWQ.
Membership This dispensation will be at the discretion of the Management
Committee. https://sites.google.com/site/goldcoastbushwalker/
Probationary Membership
Ipswich Bushwalkers Inc
A non-member automatically becomes a Probationary Member
on his/her first walk after signing the Acknowledgement of Risk Intending walkers must contact the leader in advance. The
form. No fee is payable to become a Probationary Member. newsletter also contains a full description of the grading system
and a list of Committee members and their contact numbers.
A Probationary Member must become an Ordinary Member on Calendar available at www.ipswichbushwalkers.bwq.org.au
his/her second walk by filling out a membership form and paying
the membership fee.
Ordinary Membership Feature Pic
A person may become an Ordinary Member by filling out and
signing a membership form, having a proposer sign the form
and handing the form with the membership fee to a committee
member or walk leader.
The proposer may be any current member of the club.
An Ordinary Member has the right to vote at an AGM or be
elected to a committee position.
Members of Another Bushwalking Club
Members of another bushwalking club which is affiliated with
Bushwalking Queensland Inc. (or an interstate Federation) and
who are covered by the same insurance do not need to become
a member of our club to go on our walks. However QBW
members will have priority if there is a limit on numbers.
Payments
Pay fees or other items direct to the QBW club account at:
BSB: 124-057
Account No: 20421276
Account Name: Queensland Bushwalkers Club
Reference: Include your name and what the payment is for –
eg “RSmith member fee”. 'A friend in need... John reveals his bush
Website mechanic skills at Paddy's Knob.
Additional information is available on the club website at URL:
https://sites.google.com/site/qldbwc/ Photo: Patricia

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