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Bushwalking NSW has general meetings of club delegates four times per year. These are held on the third Tuesday of August (AGM), November, February and May, usually at Redfern Town Hall – 73 Pitt Street, Redfern -just 7 minutes from the station. Clubs are encouraged to send delegates to the meetings to contribute to the discussion and to represent the club’s interests.

Our next meeting

General Meeting 7.00 pm 16 May 2017 at Redfern Town Hall, 73 Pitt Street, Redfern.  Our keynote speaker will be Sharon Fulcher, Dip. Ed. Sharon is an Environmental Educator and NPWS Conservation Volunteer, who is currently completing a Masters of Environmental Science. She will speak on the topic ‘How can we Leave No Trace’ when bushwalking?’. Get up to date with the latest in Minimal Impact Bushwalking (MIB), which strives to minimize our impact on the outdoors while allowing our immersion in it. Bio-security is everyone’s responsibility but has largely been missing from our MIB code. This presentation looks at the latest MIB information and resources as well as raising issues around bio-security, and how bushwalkers can aid in keeping our environment ‘clean’. Read the agenda.

AGM Saturday & Sunday, 12 – 13th August 2017. Join us for our weekend get-together and Annual General Meeting In the bush

General Meeting 7 pm Tuesday 21 November 2017

General Meeting 7 pm Tuesday 20 February 2018

Our most recent meeting

February, 2017. Our keynote speaker was Greg Kirk, Special Ambulance Rescue Team Paramedic on the topic “How bushwalkers can prepare for rescue operations”. Here is the agenda and the interesting presentation with information on how to maintain bushwalker access by preventing the sell-off of Crown Roads. The minutes are here.

Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday 16 August 2016 at the Redfern Town Hall.  See the BNSW Annual Report here. See the Agenda here. The keynote speaker was Mike Welling, Founder of WEJUGO. He  launched “It’s Sweet to Walk Soft” (ISWS), a project which seeks to promote nature conservation and protection of biodiversity and bio security in NSW, utilising the principle that people protect what they love.

Club Delegates

Clubs are asked to send delegates to the meetings to contribute to the discussion and to represent the club’s interests Clubs are entitled to send a number of delegates dependent on the number of members. Clubs with up to 100 members have 2 delegates, up to 250 members can send 3 delegates, and bigger clubs have 4 delegates.

Club size
Delegates
10-1002
101-2503
251 or more5
An agenda is sent to clubs at least a week before, detailing any specific items to be discussed. Any other relevant documents will also be sent. Clubs are asked to discuss any matters and have their delegates briefed to act on their behalf.

AGM Minutes, Agendas and Annual Reports

2016 AGM

2015 AGM

2014 AGM

General Meeting Minutes and Agendas

2017

Feb 2017 GM Our keynote speaker was Greg Kirk, Special Ambulance Rescue Team Paramedic on the topic “How bushwalkers can prepare for rescue operations”. Here is the agenda and the interesting presentation with information on how to maintain bushwalker access by preventing the sell-off of Crown Roads. The minutes are here.

2016

Nov 2016 GM The keynote presentations was by Matt McClelland and Helen Smith. The topics were “Bushwalking 101″, a website all about helping people better settle into bushwalking with information on everything from how to tie your shoelaces, through to collecting water in remote places, and “Naturally Accessible”, bushwalking for those with people with mobility restrictions.

Bushwalking NSW also released new Risk Management Guidelines which were developed by:

  • Margaret Covi (Watagan Wanderers)
  • Geoff Reed (WEA Ramblers Sydney)
  • Linda Groom (Canberra Bushwalking Club)
Access the presentation here RM presentation Nov 2016 meeting

Read the agenda and more about the speakers  here.  The draft minutes are here.

May 2016 GM We heard speaker, Anne McLeod present her biography of Marie Byles “The Summit of Her Ambition: the spirited life of Marie Byles”. Read about her presentation and view the agenda  here. View the draft minutes here.

Feb 2016 GM: Our keynote speaker Dr Les Higgins talked on bushwalking in the light of what is known about our need for nature and the astounding array of benefits that flow from meeting that need. You can download Les’ slides from here, and listen to his talk by clicking the forward arrow below. Please note that the recording is in it’s ‘raw’ format. You may like to fast forward through the beginning when the audience are providing their feedback. Listen to Les’s talk:

The following links will provide the February 2016 General Meeting AgendaBushwalking NSW Presentation and Minutes. You can find out more about Les here.

2015

Nov 2015 GM: The keynote speaker at the November General Meeting was Yuri Bolotin talking about the Gardens of Stone in Focus photographic competition. Here is the meeting Agenda and Presentation and Minutes.