Just a reminder that if you wish to submit a proxy vote on the proposals to increase the BOF membership fees and event levy you need to do so by 5pm tomorrow (Thursday 27th Oct). The proposals and voting form are here.
For reference, the current BOF membership fee is £5 (which becomes £15 total when the LVO and NIOA membership fees are added).
The levy is paid by the club every time you compete and comes out of your entry fee. It is currently £1.25 per Senior, with 3 Juniors counting as one Senior.
With the postponement of the Donard Autumn Trophy on Saturday, if you had orienteering marked in your diary for the day, then here’s an alternative.
You may be aware of Beat the Street which moves on from Belfast next Wednesday 2 November. Beat the Street is pretty similar to Street-O with Beat Boxes instead of controls attached to lampposts. Instead of a dibber you need a Beat the Street Card. The maps are also provided by Beat the Street. The control description is always “Lamppost”! So here’s the plan:
Assemble at the Orangefield Park carpark at Houston Park, Belfast, BT5 6AT from 11.30am for a noon start. If you can, please pick up in advance a free Beat the Street card from any of these locations, typically libraries, leisure centres and Tescos in Belfast, Newtownabbey and Lisburn. Note that stocks are running low so you might have to shop around. If you aren’t able to collect one please request one from me in advance as I have a stock of 9 (by commenting on this post). Preference will be for those who live outside the area.
Please also try to pick up the Beat the Street map for East Belfast (Map 2), from any of the locations in the East Belfast area. (Other areas will probably have maps of their neighbourhood.) Alternatively download and print one from the Beat the Street website, or please request one from me as I have picked up a supply and have 24. If you wish to have a map bag, please bring your own.
So we will have an informal score activity with a mass start at noon. Time limit one hour. Pick up as many Beat Boxes as you can within 60 minutes. As with all urban activities, the Highway Code is to be obeyed at all times. The use of crossings is highly recommended. Those under 16 who wish to particpate must be accompanied by an adult.
The event in Tyrella is on private land and access is via MOD security staff. In order to gain access I need to forward details of all competitors and staff etc.
To that end, even if you are even thinking about attending send the detail below, you will not get in unless I receive your information which I have to submit to the MOD by 03 Nov 16.
Please forward the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org by 02 Nov 16, 2000hrs.
Date of birth
You will also need to bring photographic ID, driving licence, passport on the 12 Nov 16
Full event details here: http://www.niorienteering.org.uk/events/nics-7-lvo-tyrella/
Junior training is planned for Saturday 29th October in Donard Forest. Meet at 10:00am in Donard Forest main car park. O training will cover relocation and distance estimation in and around the control circle. Further training will subsequently be planned (during the Christmas school holidays) building on this bite-size session – date to be agreed amongst interested Juniors. If you are planning to come along on 29th October, please reply to: email@example.com.
Alison Collins – LVO.