Our AGM and photo comp last night was a success, and a good laugh as always. We even went all modern with electronic voting clickers.
I would like to thank the 2013 committee for all their hard work, enthusiasm and, most importantly, for leading trips! And a special shout out goes to our president Tim, you did an outstanding job.
Let’s welcome the new committee, and wish them luck:
President: Joe Vincent
Vice President: Luke Gardener
Patron: Alexis Belton
Treasurers: Chris Bernhardt, Meg Buddle
Secretary: Anna Murdoch
Gear Officers: Penzy Dinsdale, Frazer Atrill
Membership/Web Officer: Laura Doughty
Social Officers: Lauren Farmer, Camilla Kruize
Environmental Officer: Jaz Morris
Transport Officer: Jacob Schonberger
Training Officer: Rowan Cox
Antics Editors: Max Olsen
Safety Officer: Tiffany Stephen
General Exec: Cleo Davie-Martin, William Hulme-Moir, Ella Borrie, Sara Boucher
More on the photo comp to come.
LauraFiled under Announcements, Uncategorized | Comment (0)
Just letting everyone know that the annual general meeting of the OUTC and its Photo comp will be held on the 18th September 7-10pm in Burns 2
This is where the new exec is elected and any changes to the constitution are voted on. We need lots of people to come to meet quorum, so keep the date free. There will be free food, and prizes for the winners of the photo comp.
If you’re around for a while (ideally all of next year), give some thought to joining committee. It’s a great opportunity, and I’ve attached descriptions of each position here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/11xunEYv9vBZ3gXOm-x83NrEgAlammC39V7iM8DONkjE/edit?usp=sharing
Keep in mind that although it looks like a lot to do when written down it really isn’t (probably with the exception of president). The idea of the exec is that many hands make light work! Feel free to ask anyone what they currently do in their role etc. If you’re keen, email me to nominate yourself for any of the positions.
If you have any proposed changes to the constitution, please send them to Anna in an email…
Photo comp entries need to be given to Camilla at any meeting or emailed to her, the categories are…
Remember, only one entry per category per person
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The tramping club is filling a bus to Queenstown for a weekend. It’s a do your own thing trip (not-tramping related) – some people are skiing, some sightseeing etc. You sort your own food. It’s a great chance to see Queenstown cheaply – usually a one way bus costs $45! (based on alpine connexions). Feel free to bring your skis/snowboard gear or mountain bikes – no extra cost.
When: Weekend of 31st August – 1st September
Price: $52 (includes transport to and from Queenstown and accommodation)
Leaving: 5am, 31st August (Saturday), Clubs and Socs
Staying at: Pinewood Lodge
Returning: Approx 9pm Sunday
By all accounts the annual OUTC Bushball was a great success. A huge deal of thanks has to go to Milly and JJ who did the majority of the organizing and put in some massive hours in the lead up to the event. A big thank you also has to go to all the people that helped out over the weekend and on the cooking night: Tim, Penzy, Tiff, Alexis, Jake, Joe, Jaz, Nick, Peter, Laura, Meg, Tom, Alex, Anna, Henry, Mette, Lauren, Anton, Imogen, Danny, Lochiel, Sarah, Margaret, Max and Michael. (Apologies if I have forgotten anyone). There are one or two photos from the weekend below.
Upcoming events to remember are
Snowcraft: Theory night: 19 August at 6:30pm, on campus
Practical weekend: 23-25 August (leaving 5:30pm and returning circa 9:00pm)
Practical location: The Remarkables
Cost: TBA, but no more than $85. More exact pricing is dependent on people number and transportation. It also depends on if we choose to have dinner in Q-town versus making the meal ourselves
Bushcraft: Learn essential bush survival skills.
Things you’ll learn:
- Route planning
- Map reading and Navigation
- What gear to take
- Some simple first aid (I’m not a qualified instructor so it will be very
- What to do if you do get lost
- Some useful knots
- Fire lighting skills
Date: 7-8th Sept
Cost: approx $50
See you out there
Photo credit: Lochiel McKellar
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The Bushball info evening is now being held in the Otago Room of the OUSA Recreation Centre at 5.30pm on Tuesday 16th July (NOT at the Church Bar).
This info evening is within our normal meeting time; Every Tuesday 5-6pm Otago Room, OUSA Recreation Centre.
So come along to sign up to the club ($20 for 6 month membership, $30 for 1 year membership) and grab a Bushball ticket ($85)
Only cash is accepted.
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Hope you all had a good midyear break and managed to get some tramping or skiing in (photos from a few members travels below).
Upcoming events to note are
- Clubs day on Thursday (11th July) from 10am-4pm. If you are looking to join the club come down and have a yarn to us.
- Bushball info evening, 16th July 530pm, Church Bar on Dundas St
- BUSHBALL ($85), 27th-28th July
- Snow Craft, 24th-25th August, learn some basic mountaineering skills for safe travel in the mountains (cost TBA via email – probably around $80-$85)
- Bush Craft, learn some navigation and bush survival skills (date/cost TBA via email)
- Port Craig Trip (date/cost TBA via email)
- Tramping Club Happy Hour every Tuesday at 6pm at the Church Bar on Dundas St
Otherwise meetings resume as usual, Tuesdays 5-6pm, and Fridays 1230-130, in the Otago room of the Clubs and Societies building on Albany st
The fridge (Photo credit, Penzy Dinsdale)Announcements, Trips, Uncategorized | Comment (0)
Three OUTC teams made the journey up to Christchurch over the weekend to compete in CUTC’s annual 24 hour orienteering event, TWALK. It involved some pretty good costumes (See below) and a pretty good weekend for all those involved. Unfortunately we didn’t manage to beat CUTC this year, but our fastest team wasn’t far behind, and out of 65 entered teams, we were pretty near the top. Results, OUTC team ‘to be confirmed’ Josh Brinkmann, Joe Vincent, Abigail Bishop, Julia Loman, Claire de Hauteclocque. Came 9th overall, and second in the student section. OUTC team ‘Where’s fast-ish Wally’ came 10th overall, and third in the student section. OUTC team ‘three little pigs’ made up of Rowan Cox, Jamie Gardner, Neville Thorn came 13th overall and 5th in the student section.
A big thanks to Joe Vincent, OUTC Vice President, for organising the OUTC teams
All below photos credited to Amy Lynn Sesar
Thomas Mckellar from ‘Where’s fast-ish Wally’ doing a bit of map checking
Members from ‘to be confirmed’ and ‘Where’s fast-ish Wally’ on the hunt for clues. That odd fellow Josh Brinkmann doing something strange againFiled under Announcements, Trips | Tags: Josh Brinkmann, Otago University Tramping Club, outc, TWALK, Wally | Comment (0)
By all accounts the inaugural OUTC trip to Makarora was a great success. Tom did an awesome job of organizing, not just the trip, but the weather as well which could not have been better in anyway (as the above picture of Josh Brinkmann working on his tan demonstrates). While the 60 who went definitely looked like they enjoyed themselves, a miserable majority of the tramping club were stuck in Dunedin due to many reasons, but particularly uni assignments. Some of us did however manage to get up to some OUTC worthy antics, using aquanauts to go down some of the rapids on the Taieri river. A couple of photos from both trips can be seen below.
Lastly, Twalk is next weekend where we expect the OUTC teams to well and truly beat the CUTC who host the event. This has become somewhat of an OUTC tradition and we’d hate to abandon it.
Luke GardenerAnnouncements, Uncategorized | Comment (0)
It was great to hear about some of the awesome trips that went away over the Easter Break. These ranged from quick weekend getaways, like my own to Ball Pass, to 4-5 day trips, like the 5 passes that a number of groups successfully completed.
There are two club trips coming up in May. The first, on the 11th-12th, will be a bus trip a bit like Fiordland. This time we’ll go north of Wanaka to the Makarora area. There will be a number of small overnight trips radiating out from Makarora, ranging from easy to hard. If you’d like to lead or co-lead a trip, send Tom an email soon (you should have received an email from him over the list). Otherwise, you will be able to sign up at the OUTC meeting on Tuesday 7th of May.
On the 18th-19th there is TWALK in Canterbury. It’s an awesome 24hr orienteering-style event, and for the first leg everyone dresses up. OUTC will enter a few teams. No matter how competitive you want to be (from 24hrs-jogging to strolling-and-8hrs-sleep), you’re invited to enter in one of our teams. We’ll organise transport, entry fees, and some food. Talk to Tom at any of the meetings if you’ve got questions, and look at their website: http://twalk.cutc.org.nz/index.php
Finally, everyone is encouraged to lead trips through the rest of the semester. Email the club list for participants and check out the club website for trip ideas. And of course, ask away if you want some advice.Announcements | Comment (0)