Nillumbik Emus, Christmas in July 2018
When: Saturday 21st July, 6:30pm
Where: 10 Purches Street Mitcham (Cnr Purches St and Brunswick St)
Cost: Adult $15, Child $10, family $40 to cover the cost of catering on the Christmas Fare
BYO drink and a small gift per person – for Kris Kringle ($5-$10 value)
Dressing up is optional
RSVP by 10 July (preferred method, click the link)
or email Lauris Stirling
A great new area, West of Redesdale. Discovered by Rex Niven and mapped by Alex Tarr.
The event was a great success thanks in particular to : Course setter Rex Niven
Event adviser Russell Bulman and Organiser Ron Frederick.
IT team : Geoff Hudson, Rob Edmonds and Don Fell.
Registration team, headed by Laurie Niven.
Toilet and trailer towers Ron and Rob.
Another 10 or so NE members who helped with parking, pre start, finish, control collection and general pack up.
The area is generally runnable, spur gully with isolated rock and some thicker bush in the South, well away from the shorter courses.
Weather unpleasant on the Saturday, when we were setting up. However, on the event day, we only had a very small amount of rain, with patches of sunshine.
Rex negotiated with an adjoining land owner to use one of her paddocks for parking.
Most participants gave favourable feedback. It was suggested that the area would be suitable for school groups and/or relays, as it is relatively small and surrounded by open farm land.