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MBW to Fund Tree Planting as part of 80th Anniversary

To commemorate Melbourne Bushwalkers 80th Anniversary the Club’s committee has decided to plant 500 trees as a long-term legacy for the club.You can purchase 1 or more native trees by donating to our dedicated 80th Anniversary tree planting GoFundMe page. The funds will be used for the 500 native trees and tree guards. Each tree is $8.15 and the club will be contributing 50% of the cost. (page link: )

Fifteen Trees has been selected as an independent, social enterprise company with established networks with Landcare, community groups and plant nurseries. Fifteen Trees has organised the planting of over 180,000 trees around Australia since its establishment in July 2009.

See the September newsletter for more details.

ID: 318;
Source: President

Club Meetings to Open 12th August!

With the continuing restrictions on meeting in groups, Melbourne Bushwalkers has moved to video presentations for its "monthly" Wednesday night "Wine and Cheese" presentations.

Commencing from Wednesday 12th August we will have an open "video club night" from 6:30pm to 8:30pm every Wednesday, except when we have a "Wine and Cheese" presentation. With a mixture of club updates, micro-presentations, Q&A sessions and open mic sessions, this will be an opportunity to stay connected and informed. Whether you join in for 5 minutes or two hours, make your voice heard or simply see what is on offer, you will be very welcome.

An email will be sent to all Members with login details and more information on the format.

For more information on these sessions contact the Webmaster on

ID: 317;
Source: Webmaster

Safety Alert: Macpac Micro-Stove

Macpac Micro-Stove SKU 112253 and (Date of Manufacture) DOM 08/19

Sold at Macpac stores between 15 October 2019 and 21 December 2019

Defect: The gas product does not meet Australian regulations due to incorrect specifications: The threaded component may be difficult to connect to a butane canister.Only micro-stoves that bear DOM and the inlet air hole as detailed above are affected. Other batches of micro-stoves without the inlet air hole are not affected.

Hazard: Gas can leak for longer than the expected short burst when screwing onto the canister. If this occurs near an ignition source, the released flammable gas may ignite resulting in a fire or serious illness, injury or death.

ID: 316;
Source: Macpac / Nigel Holmes

First Aid Training - Saturday 24th October

All bushwalkers, particularly leaders, are encouraged to undertake first aid training.

Melbourne Bushwalkers has organised a first aid course to be held on Saturday 24 October 2020, subject to COVIT-19 restrictions.

Applications to attend are open to all Melbourne Bushwalkers members and members of other clubs affiliated with Bushwalking Victoria. The HLTAID003 course is designed to develop your basic first aid skills and learn how to respond in any emergency.

See the activity preview for further details.

Enquiries and bookings can be directed to

ID: 313;
Source: David Cash

EoI: Base Camp - Snake Island, 31 Oct - 3 Nov

Dates: : 31st October - 3rd November (Cup Weekend).
Depart PORT WELSHPOOL at 10:30 am Saturday 31st October by charter boat for the island.
The cost is $120 pp and payable to the boatman on the day. The trip is approx 30 minutes.
The accommodation is free - we can use the Cattlemen's Association dorms or camp.
We will be picked up on Tuesday 3rd November at 11 am, giving us time to find a country pub to watch the Melbourne Cup.
This is ideal for members who are new to base camping. The day walks will vary in length, there will be opportunities for ocean dips, and the atmosphere is always convivial.

Please contact SUSAN MAUGHAN, for more information-

ID: 307;
Source: Susan Maughan