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Xmas Party

The annual club Xmas party will be held at European Bier Cafe on Saturday December 8th at 12 noon for a 12:30pm start.  It's a very nice venue and the food is delicious.  The club subsidises the cost heavily, so members (and their partners) pay only $40 per person. Full details are in the attachment below.

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Download this file (Christmas Lunch Flyer (8 Dec 2018).pdf)Christmas Lunch Flyer (8 Dec 2018).pdf265 kB10 Downloads
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Photos

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PHOTO COMPETITION:  Winning photos for about the last 6 years of photo competitions.   Did you know that each year we give away 3 annual memberships (worth $50 each) to the winners of each section in the photo competition?   Entries to the photo comp must be submitted in 150x100 mm format.  There are 3 categories:  scenery, people, and close-up (must be taken with the macro setting).

2018 PHOTOS: Photos taken on club activities in 2018

2017 PHOTOS: Photos taken on club activities in 2017

2016 PHOTOS: Photos taken on club activities in 2016

2015 PHOTOS:  Photos taken on club activities in 2015 

 

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About Other Activities

The club holds a number of other activities as follows. For more specific details see Upcoming Activities.

  • The club meets on the first Thursday of each month (except January) starting at 8 pm. The club house is currently located at Waverley Tennis Club (turn into Fleet St off High Street Road between Stephenson Rd and Blackburn Road), Mt Waverley, Melway 61 G12. All members and guests are welcome.

    The ordinary business of the meetings is to discuss the forthcoming walks for the month and raise any other club business. Annual General Meetings are also held in this forum. The formal business of each club night is followed by a presentation or activity loosely related to walking. There have been presentations of overseas walks, recent base camps, first aid in the bush, walking equipment, trivia nights and films.

    The meetings also provide an opportunity for members to meet and compare notes over a cup of coffee or tea.

  • Restaurant nights are held monthly, usually on a Friday evening, in a suburban restaurant. This allows members to socialise in a relaxed environment. The restaurants are usually BYO thereby keeping the price reasonable.

  • Cycling events or cycling base camps are held on an occasional basis for members interested in a change and/or cycling.

  • Interstate or overseas trips involving walking and/or base camps are held on a less frequent basis. Advance notice is given in the program. These events give members the opportunity of a great holiday on a shoestring budget!
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Equipment and Experience

The experience and equipment needed on WCV walks varies depending on type of walk and the difficulty of the walk itself.

All WCV walks require solid walking shoes or boots (sneakers are OK on the easier walks), a day pack, water (2 litres recommended, especially in summer), sun screen, hat, rain gear, warm gear and in most cases lunch. For the more difficult walks, boots are recommended and some people take walking poles although these are not an essential. A first aid kit is desirable; for suggested contents see http://www.bushwalkingvictoria.org.au/beforeuwalk/planning/equipment

Jeans should be avoided as they are very cold when wet and do not dry. Instead, wear synthetic quick-dry pants; there is a good selection of these at the outdoor shops. Many walkers wear pants that convert to shorts by zipping off the legs.

The level of experience and fitness is again dependant on the walk. All walks cover a distance of at least 10 km over a period of 3 to 4 hours, so walkers need to be capable of this level of walking. The more difficult walks are longer (both distance & time) and will include hills which will make even experienced walkers “puffed” so a greater level of fitness is required. The walk leader will be able to advise the difficulty of the walk and the level of fitness or experience required. It is important that, when booking in, you discuss your abilities with the leader in order to assess if the walk is within your capabilities. Once on the walk, it may be difficult to bail out early or to get help if any medical emergencies arise.

For all walks, it is essential that you let the walk leader know, at the time of booking in, of any medical or health problems you may have or of any other issues which may affect your walking.

The club also has a library of walking maps and books which can be borrowed by members for planning and leading club walks or for private walks.

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