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July 2015 Next Meeting

Tuesday 11 th August Community Centre Wharf Street Logan Village 7pm

mark@filius.cc President Sue Simpson  5546 8781 0414 575 509 Vice President Brian Watson  5543 1261 watsonpab@bigpond.com Secretary & Publicity Officer Heather O’Keeffe  3208 6420 dizzycat1@hotmail.com Committee Members

Treasurer Lynne Lucas 3287 4934 lmlucas@iprimus.com.au Website Manager Mark Filius 3848 6039

Equipment Officer David Nickson  3287 3312 Editor Denise Bouyer  0417 743 127 kdbouyer@bigpond.c om General Enquiries  loganbbw@gmail.com www.bushwalkers.com www.facebook.com/loganbe audesertbushwalkers


Minutes of General Meeting Logan & Beaudesert Bushwalkers 14th July 2015 Meeting opened at 7.05pm Visitors: Members: Heather O'Keeffe, Sue Simpson, Brian Watson, Bruce Ludlow, Karen Roache, Regina Harvey, Peter Rice, Kit Cullen, Gary Logan, Dave Nickson, Jenny Kemp, Sue & Andrew McLeod, Di Howlin, Kathy Rouse, Denise & Ken Bouyer and Anthony Milperton Apologies:, Malcolm Hill, Lynne Lucas, Mark Filius, Paulette Watson, Doreen Davenport, Alice Bennet-Adler, and Ross Vlahos & Karen Shaw Minutes of previous meeting: As per June newsletter. Karen Roach accepted the minutes as being accurate. Seconded by Bruce Ludlow Business arising from the minutes: Nil Treasurer's Report: Reconciled Balances for the period from 01/06/2015 (at last report) to 31 st May 2015 $3,143.49 ____________________________________________ Plus memberships received Grant Bunnings Net Sausage Sizzle Gold Coast Water Stall Interest -------------

$ $ $ $ $

70.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 .07

$

70.07

$ $ $ $ $

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

$

0.00

Less Outgoings Rent First Aid Course Heather Ropes Web etc Heather Christmas Party Donations --------------

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Balance held at end of period

$3,213.56 -------------

Funds made up of Account Balance Cash on Hand Unreceipted Memberships

$3,043.51 $ 170.05 -------------

Reconciled Balances

$3,213.56 -------------

Regina moved that the report be received be received. Seconded by Sue McLeod Incoming correspondence • •

July newsletter from Gold Coast Bushwalkers & Catholic Bushwalkers – forward by email. Brisbane Bushwalkers newsletter - tabled Emails from BWQ via Lynne – all forwarded:

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Grampians Walk El Camino Walk info night Rotary Tramping NZ – 2016 season details Take A Walk – Trip schedule from August 2015 National Parks – Protected Magazine links Qld Parks and Wildlife Service requesting photos (two) Pilgrimage details and update Membership forms and banking details Email re the Yarraman Caravan Park and Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

Outgoing correspondence • • •

Our newsletter Invoice emailed to Gold Coast Marathon for payment for the water station Application forms posted out on request

Heather moved that the correspondence be approved. Seconded by Peter Rice General Business • • • •

Sue thanked everyone who volunteered for the Gold Coast Marathon. As usual it was chaotic for a short period, however, everyone did really well. A nice breakfast at Harbour Town followed. A record number of runners – 27,500 Heather would also like to thank Jenny Kemp who volunteered to some extra days help after the email I sent out Shepherd’s Walk is on Saturday 18th July, let Heather know asap if you are going (if you haven’t already done so) The Kokoda Challenge is on, on Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th. Good luck to our team 3


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The walk for the 1st August will be held at Binna Burra. That week is part of the Lamington Heritage Week. Not sure, if anything, will be on at Binna Burra that Saturday The Pilgrimage is on the weekend of 14th – 16th September at Kalbar Kit noted that he was disappointed that the Wyaralong Dam thru walk was organised to help new people experience a thru walk and only one inexperience person attended. Andrew was the coordinator and was not upset at the turn out. Andrew stated that it was a sensational camp and that there is plenty of scope for local one night thru walks Girraween was suggested for the October long weekend – either the 2 nd -5th or 3rd – 5th. The Bunning Sausage Sizzle will be held on July meeting to be held on Sunday 13 th September. Sue is the coordinator. Sue will be there at the start and Heather will be there at the finish Sue asked Denise if she would do up some more business cards Sue had some books from the Club library if anyone wanted to borrow them We will be having a Christmas Camp at Cressbrooke this year. It will be held on the weekend of 5th December Karen tabled a list of Sunday walks to be included in the July newsletter Peter spoke about a group called Brisbane Greeters. This is a group of people who lead 4 hour walks around Brisbane From Logan City’s Environmental Events Calendar Sue mention a Guided Hike through Spring Mountain on Sunday 16th August, a guided walk through Plunket on Friday 13th November and a National Koala Count from 7th – 17 November Peter advised that Bendigo Bank have given his Garden Club two grants of $500 for opening an account with them. It would be worthwhile changing banks to them. Regina stated that we shouldn’t take money that we don’t need Peter gave a brief description of the Shepherd’s Walk The Pizza Walk is confirmed as Saturday 19TH. Brian to be notified by the August meeting at the latest. The walk is still to be decided. There will be a camp at Bigriggen for anyone interested. Heather will coordinator the camp A cheque was given to Andrew, by Heather and Sue, for the Kokoda Challenge fundraising effort. The amount was $500 which was agreed on in the previous meeting i.e. the Gold Coast Marathon money FUTURE WALKS

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Gibraltar/Washpool Cooloola Great Walk (6 days) Green Gully (near Walcha) for October 2016

The next Club dinner will be held on Friday 24th July at Turmeric Indian Restaurant at Allamanda Drive, Daisy Hill. Alice will coordinate. Alice’s phone number is 0414 680 164 Meeting closed at 7.45pm

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Happy birthday and best wishes to our club members celebrating their birthday in July: Frank Peel, Andrew McLeod, Lynne Lucas, Terri Walton and Alice Bennet-Adler Many happy returns to you all

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Notes for Saturday walkers

Future Walks

If possible, please email or sms your intention to walk to the walk coordinator instead of phoning. The walk coordinator will always reply to confirm that you are listed for the walk and provide you with any necessary details. Please sms at a respectful hour

Alternatively, please phone the walk coordinator between the hours of 6pm to 8pm on the Thursday before the walk

Please check the walks list to see when you have been nominated to coordinate a walk

The weekly walks will also be on the Facebook page which is updated every Wednesday night www.facebook.com/loganbeaudesertbushwalkers

Fri July 24th

Club dinner at Turmeric Indian, Daisy Hill

SOC

Alice

0414 680 164

July 25th

Kokoda Challenge

July 25th

Mt Cordeaux and Bare Rock

D.W.

M-4-4

Peter

5543 2108 0400 260 639

July 26th

Spicer’s Gap

D.W.

M-7-6

John

0415 996 266

August 1st

Binna Burra

D.W.

M-4-4

Sue

5546 8781 0414 575 509

August 2nd

Turtle Rock

D.W.

M-7-6

Andrew

0404 480 214

August 8th

Illinbah Caves – from Canungra end. Meet at Canungra 7am

D.W.

L-6-6

Heather

0432 197 577

August 9th

Mt Mitchell

D.W.

M-3-3

John

0415 996 266

B.C

M-4-4

Sue

5546 8781 0414 575 509

Flinders Peak

D.W.

M-4-5

John

0415 996 266

August 22nd

Cainbable Falls, O’Reillys

D.W.

L-4-4

Heather

0432 197577

August 23rd

Mt Wilson

D.W.

M-5-5

John

0415 996 266

Mt May

D.W

L-4-4

Dave

D.W.

M-4-4

Brian

D.W.

M-5-5

Sue

August 14th - 16th August 16th

August 29th September 5th September 12

th

0415 996 266

Pilgrimage - Kalbar

O’Reillys. Brian’s walk

3287 3312 0415 996 266

September 19th

Pizza Walk and camp at Bigriggen (Heather for camp)

D.W.

M-3-3

Brian Heather

5546 8781 0414 575 509 5546 8781 0414 575 509 0415 996 266 0432 197 577

September 26th

The Cream Track - Springbrook

D.W.

M-4-4

Heather

0432 197 577

GIRRAWEEN – LONG WEEKEND

B.C.

October 10th

Mt Mitchell, Cunningham’s Gap

D.W

M-3-3

Peter

October 17th

Golden Staircase, Rathdowney

D.W.

M-4-4

Heather

0432 197 577

October 24th

TBA

D.W.

Sue

5546 8781 0414575509

October 31st

TBA

D.W.

Heather

0432 197 577

September 13th

October 3rd – 5th

Albert River Circuit Sausage sizzle, Bunnings Browns Plains

Sue

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Sue

5546 8781 0414 575 509 55473 2108 0400 260 639


Phone numbers for Park Rangers and the web address for park alerts Binna Burra - 5533 3996 Boonah - 5463 5041 Main Range - 4666 1133 O'Reillys - 5544 0634 Park alerts can be found on the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing web site http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/park-alerts/index.php

Emergency Numbers if you are unable to get through to 000 use 112 on your mobile phone

Please Note THURSDAY is the deadline to notify the Coordinator for through walks, base camps and Saturday walks FRIDAY is the deadline to notify the Coordinator for Sunday walks Some walks may be changed at the last minute due to weather or other conditions PLEASE ensure you contact the coordinator before your chosen walk or check the Facebook page

When car pooling passengers are to pay $7 petrol money to the driver Make sure these are in your pack Every Week & Every Walk

Hat Food Jumper Raincoat Sunscreen

First-aid Kit 1-2ltr Water Paper & Pencil Map & Compass Insect Repellent

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Torch Watch Whistle Lighter / Matches


Walk Grading’s Walkers Guide: Participants are required to read and understand the Grading System for activities as listed. They should ensure that they are able to complete the listed walk. New members will normally start with two shorter and easier walks with the Club, such as easy terrain, easy fitness, and or short to medium length and progress by one grading step per activity. Distance S M L XL Fitness 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Terrain 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Short - Under 10km Medium - 10 – 15 km Long - 15 – 20 km Extra Long - 20+ km Basic - suitable for beginners, up to 4 hours walking, flat Basic - suitable for beginners, up to 4 hours walking, minor hills Easy - suitable for beginners, up to 5 hours walking, undulating terrain Reasonable level of fitness required -up to 5 hours walking Moderate - up to 6 hours walking, agility required Moderate - up to 6 hours walking, agility required High - up to 8 hours walking, high fitness, endurance and agility required High - up to 8 hours walking, high fitness, endurance and agility required Challenging - up to 12 hours walking, very high fitness, endurance and agility required Smooth, reasonably flat path Graded path / track with minor obstacles Graded track with obstacles such as rock, roots, fallen debris or creek crossings Rough unformed track or open terrain with obstacles such as rock, roots, fallen debris or creek crossings Rough or rocky terrain with small climbs using hands or rock hopping Steep, rough or rocky terrain with large climbs using hands or rock hopping Climb / descend step rock using hands or footholds, may be some exposure, good upper body strength Climb / descend near vertical rock with exposure, climbing skills may be required Sustained climbing or descending of vertical or near vertical rock with exposure, advanced climbing skills required, good upper body strength

Activity DW Day Walk BC Base Camp TW Through Walk SOC Social Activity S&T Safety and Training Bush Qld Bush Walking Qld FMR Federation Mountain Rescue

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Events Ginger Food and Flower Festival, Yandina – 18th – 20th January Felton Food Fest (Toowoomba) – 15th February Kenilworth Cheese Festival – 29th March Jazz in the Courtyard, Harrisville – April 12th A World Apart, Mt Barney area – 26th April Yarraman Oktoberfest – May 17th Hampton Food Festival – May 17th Goomeri Pumpkin Festival – May 24th Boonah Clydesdale Spectacular – 1st June Eat Local Week tasting tables – 28th June Jazz on the Mountain, Bestbrook & Opera in the Bush, Jimbour and Darlington Markets - 19 th July Gourmet in Gundy and Malany Food Festival – 13th September Labour Day weekend – Australian Camp Oven Festival, Millmerran – 4th October Dingo Creek Jazz Festival (Gympie) - 25th October

Markets Darlington Markets – Sunday 16th November Fernvale – Every Sunday – 6am-1pm Laidley Village Markets – Every Friday Mt Mee – 1st Sunday – 8am-1pm Mulgowie Farmers Markets – 1st Saturday of the month – 8am-11am North Pine – Every Sunday – 8am-1pm Plainland Markets – Every Sunday Stanthorpe – 2nd and 4th Sunday Withcott Community Markets – 3rd Sunday of the month – 9am-2pm

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