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Fire Season Outlook for Spring across Victoria

The National Council for fire and emergency services (AFAC) has released the Spring outlook for bushfires across Australia.

A one-page summary of the Outlook, looking only at Victoria, has been prepared for club members and can be downloaded from the "More information ..." link below.

For the first time, the Seasonal Bushfire Outlook is utilising model guidance using the new Australian Fire Danger Rating System (AFDRS).

Members are encouraged to read the summary as part of planning for trips into the remoter parts of Victoria this coming fire season.

ID: 406;
Source: Mick Noonan

EoI: First Aid Training, 10th December

All members are encouraged to undertake First Aid Training. Professional providers are engaged to conduct the training and member costs are subsidised.

The course will provide qualification for:
HLTAID009 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
HLTAID010 - Provide basic emergency life support
HLTAID011 - Provide first aid

The initial course cost will be $100 per person. On successful completion active leaders (have led at least 2 club walks in the last year) will be fully reimbursed and other Members will be eligible for a Bushwalking Victoria $40 subsidy.

To confirm a place all members will need to pay in full as early as possible otherwise they will be placed on a wait list.

ID: 403;
Source: David Cash

Inaugural "MBW Market Night" - Wednesday 16 November

Many members will remember the popular MBW Auction Nights. These were both high in energy with inspired bidding for pre-loved gear, as well as a fun social evening. Enabling gear to have a second life contributes to a more sustainable future.

So popular had the Auctions become that on the last occasion there was not enough time to auction all of the items offered for sale. Many items changed hands after the completion of the Auction.

This year we are moving to a different format, a Market Night, where members reserve their own table space to display and sell their pre-loved walking gear. Prices may be fixed or open for negotiation. There will be bargains galore!

Sellers may enjoy the profits from their sales or make a donation to the club's 80th Annivertsary Tree Planting Project.

More details will follow in the coming months. Now is the time to note the date, reserve your table space and start sorting through your pre-loved gear.

If you would like to make a table reservation please drop an email to Susan Maughan.


ID: 397;
Source: Susan Maughan