Sunday, November 18, 2012

President's Cup and Xmas Party Wrap Up

Once again Uringa put on a great Christmas Party!! Everyone seemed to have enjoyed the Pres Cup at Callan Park despite time consuming Orienteering questions at some of the control sites!

It was back to Penny's place (great venue, lovely location) for the traditional BBQ with a  salad buffet. Perhaps Uringa should put in tenders for catering at events - the salads were amazing and the BBQ staff did a fantastic job with the sausages, steaks and vegetarian skewers. 

This was followed by an appearance of Santa and kids were very excited about his arrival...then it was on to some official business with handing out some trophies, certificates and badges, and of course naming this years President's Cup winners: Ian Jones won the large mug while Jared took home the little mug. Congratulations to both of you !! Jared couldn't wipe the smile off his face as he was handed out the Waratah Certificate, Waratah trophy, a control description holder, the M12A NSW Orienteer of the Year badge (1st) and the little mug!! To top it off he also took home the "Club of the Year" trophy which Uringa won this year and which was on display for everyone to see.

The dessert buffet was another cracker with so many yummy and nice desserts. My favourites were Hannah's ice cream sandwich, Celine's carrot cake and Margaret's profiteroles. That's all I got to try and after that I was too full!!

Special thanks goes to: 
Penny and Susi for providing the venue
Jitka for the beautiful mugs
Gayle for co-ordinating all the food
...and everyone who brought a dish !!

PS: more photos will be posted on the Blog within the next couple of weeks..

NSW Orienteer of the Year Badge Winners

This follows on from my previous post regarding the ONSW Annual Presentation Dinner. Here are now the results for the NSW Orienteers of the Years (due to the cancellation of SL1/2, there were only 11 State League events held this year, therefore the 5 best scores counted towards badges):

M12A              Jared McKenna
M45A              Ian Jones
W10A              Sophie Jones
W14A              Georgia Jones

M35AS            David McKenna
M75A              Brian Cleland
W40A              Jane McKenna

M65A              Dave Lotty
W45A              Maggie Jones
W50A              Lisa Lampe
W65A              Angela Murray

Congratulations everyone, well done!!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

South Sydney Summer Series #3 The Warren

Thanks to the ONSW publicity machine, we got some good publicity... Click on page 19.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

South Summer Series #4: Beachside Bash

The Uringa crew turned out in force yesterday for the club's latest contribution to the Southern Sydney Summer Series at windswept Maroubra. Assembly was in the Arthur Byrne Reserve, an extremely well-located grassy area with nearby parking and facilities.  The route along the beach and the cliffs was magical, with views up and down the coast. The interior hilly streets and reserves ... well, controls had to be put somewhere. Many thanks to mapper Maggie, course setter Georgia, Ian who always does whatever needs to be done, and the merry band of helpers at the event.

Monday, November 12, 2012

ONSW Annual Presentation Dinner

The ONSW awards night took place last Saturday night at Castle Hill and Uringa picked up some great  awards.

The Junior awards were awarded as followed (points are awarded for participation in Junior League and State League events):

Waratah Awards (100+ points)
Georgia Jones       335 pts
Jared McKenna    270 pts
Sophie Jones        250 pts   

Banksia Awards (75+ points)
Will Nolan             80 pts
Sam Boland           75 pts

Wattle Awards (50+ points)
Raphaella Robertson   70 pts
Benjamino Briganti     50 pts 

Congratulations to all juniors for your achievements this season - well done!!

(min participation at 3 events or at least participation in the final if only 1 or 2 runs)

Premiers: Division 4 / Uringa - Central Coast Kites 
Maggie Jones, Ron Garner, Angela Murray, Lisa Lampe, Michael Tomkins, Margaret Wilmott)

Congratulations Team - great results!! 

NSW Club of the Year 2012:    URINGA !!
(for high level of achievement in promotion, membership, event organisation and competition)

The main reasons for Uringa taking home this trophy were:

Maggie Jones's effort with implementing and organising training sessions & beginners course
Ron Pallas's Sportident work
Dave Lotty's co-ordination of the Southern Summer Series
Linda Sesta and Dave Lotty's involvement in setting up the Permanent course at Centennial Park
WFFG organisation
Increase of membership (~34%)

What a great team effort!! Thanks to everyone involved in above projects and to all the Uringa members working behind the scenes at events whether it is on the Uringa Board, with course setting, helping out at events, organising social events, hosting Christmas parties etc. Thank you....thank you...thank you !! :-) We can be proud of ourselves !

Presidents Award 2012: 

Maggie Jones: Awarded by the President to an orienteer making an outstanding contribution to the furtherance of NSW orienteering.

Congratulations Maggie!! You are so deserving of this award not only for your role as Communications Manager but also with all the work you are doing with the training sessions and the beginners course, and the organisation of the amazingly successful Spooks O, running the canteen at Stateleague events and everything else you do!! :-)

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Orienteering map database

I found this link on the Garingal website and it's a good tool for finding copies of existing maps (where they are available). Here is the link:

Friday, November 2, 2012