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Sunday, August 31, 2008

SWOA Website Updated

The SWOA website has been updated. The changes include:
  • Final results of the SWOA Summer Relay Series
  • Minutes of the 25th June 2008 SWOA Committee meeting
  • New list of SWOA Controllers

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

BOK AGM/Skittles Wed 10 Sep 2008 19.30hrs

The committee hopes as many people as possible will come, as we have an important decision to make about future event fees which will affect everyone - see 'Why you need to come to the AGM', the BOK blog posted 6 Aug. Of course attendance at the AGM is free of charge and everyone is welcome.
The Klub's informal social get-together, which follows immediately after the AGM at about 20.15hrs, consists of skittles and a substantial buffet. The Landlord of the Ring O' Bells, Nailsea, has now given us until Sunday, 31 Aug, to give him the final numbers for the buffet, so there is still time to complete the form which came with the last BOK News. For your subsidised buffet (£6 for adults, £3 for children) you can either tranfer the money electronically to the BOK account and email me your details or send me your form and cheque, made out to 'BOK', to Tricia Walker, 18 Mulberry Close, Backwell, Bristol, BS48 3HX, Tel: 01275 462879 as soon as possible. For my email address or any other details about 10 Sep, please contact me via the above tel no, the BOK Membership list or the website.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Publicity Help Required

Jonathan Hurford writes:
I have produced a poster for the September come-and-try-it events. Could members please print-off and distribute, particularly if you live in Bradley Stoke and Thornbury. There is also an excellent colour poster [large file - 388KB] advertising the Bradley Stoke event, which it would also be good to distribute. If anyone would like copies of these documents please contact me via the publicity section of this site.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Why you need to come to the BOK AGM

BOK Secretary writes:
The new British Orienteering levies for 2009, agreed at their 2008 AGM , will have a dramatic effect on the cost of BOK events - see Mark Dyer's Treasurer's report in the BOK committee minutes of July 10th, available now on the BOK website. This will force us to increase event entry fees and these changes will need to be discussed and voted on at the AGM on Wednesday September 10th. Come along and have your say - with skittles and a buffet it will be a very pleasant evening anyway. Deadline for your reply is August 27th - there's a form in your newsletter. Don't leave it to the last minute, do it now!

Monday, August 04, 2008

Club Championships

Neil Connelly writes:
Because of difficulties in arranging the Club Championships at the usual time (July ­ to ensure brambles, stinging nettles and bracken are at their best), they will now be held on October 5, to coincide with theBOK/ASO League event at Leigh Woods. The usual accurate and fair handicapping system will be used to ensure that all entrants have the same random chance of winning.

The coincidence of the Championships and the League event may pose some logistical complications but will, however, hopefully enable/encourage more members to take part. There may even be prizes though the accolade of 'Club Champion' should be enough.

Details and an entry form will be posted nearer the date. Meantime, continue to hone your fitness and orienteering skills, and think of good (legitimate) reasons why you should receive a helpful handicap.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

July Committee Meeting Minutes

A summary of the minutes of the committee meeting held on 10th July 2008 is now available.