Club Officials

Club Committee 2022

We are a group of orienteers with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to catching up with you.

Ron Frederick


Ron first became interested in navigation as a scout in Camberwell and Hawthorn. After joining Melbourne Uni Mountaineering Club (MUMC), he decided to enter the Club’s annual 24 hour walk. MUMC was a foundation member of Orienteering Vic, (then known as VOA). Many of the initial Orienteering events in Vic were organised by MUMC. see history… Ron has been an active Orienteer since the first event was organised in Vic in 1969. He has organised many major events over the last 50 years. He is an experienced course setter. For some years he was an accredited O coach. Ron also is a keen Rogainer.

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Laurie Niven

Vice-President and Orienteering Victoria Bush Program Coordinator

Past President and Life-member of Orientering Victoria. Together with husband, Rex, Laurie has been orienteering since 1978 and has orienteered in Europe and New Zealand

Rex Niven


Rex enjoys course setting bush events and has had extensive experience orienteering in Europe and New Zealand

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David Prentice

Treasurer and Facebook Administerator

David also regularly sets courses for Park&Street and Melbusho events, and is the series coordinator for Wednesday Winter Street-O. As well as running every week in park and street events he also enjoys mountain bike orienteering and, more recently, has been taking his first steps in bush orienteering. This complements David’s other main interest of genealogy as one branch of his family lived in areas around several bush maps from the 1860s on. David is the person to talk to when buying club clothing.

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Robert Edmonds

Membership Secretary and Website Administrator

Rob began orienteering in 1974 when he joined the Luniversity Mountaineering Club when he also competed in his first 24 hour walk (the precurser to Rogaining). Rob is also the Eventor Rep, and has considerable experience in mapping, course setting, and organising bush events. He enjoys Bush, Mountain bike and Park&Street events. Rob has Level 3 Organiser and Level 2 Coach accreditation. He is a retired teacher who now works in customer care at the MCG, a guide at the Old Treasury Building. He also coaches and produces maps for Schools.

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Ian Parry

Minutes Secretary

Ian, now retired, is a more recent member of the committee and has extensive expertise in administration. He enjoys overseas adventure trips. One highlight was the walk he completed on the Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. Ian will be looking after club clothing.

Carolyn Layton

Committee Member

Carolyn joined the committee at the end of 2021. Carolyn moived from South Australia with her family a few years ago. Very active in bush orienteering and has an interest in coaching juniors.

Lauris Stirling

Park&StreetO Coordinator

Current holder of the club’s Vin Maloney Trophy. Together with husband, Ian, has been very active in the ParkStreet scene. Lauris also has a scouting background.

Don Fell

Park&StreetO Western Series Coordinator

Don began orienteering with the Melbourne University Mountaineering Club (MUMC) innthe early days of orienteering in Australia and is very active in bush and park street orienteering. Together with wife, Fiona, they have raised 3 sons who were also competetive orienteers. They have enjoyed overseas trips to Scotland and Scandinavian countries where they have also competed.

Dorothy Adrian

Committee Member

Dorothy joined Nillumbik Emus when it was first amalgamated from EMU OC in 1993 and was elected Vice-President. Dorothy since served a term as President and has been on the committee ever since. Her husband, Paul, was a long-time member of the club and together they managed the Nillumbik Emus equipment and trailer for many years.

Fiona Fell

Committee Member

I have been orienteering since 1972 (trivial pursuit fact: first event was on the Korweinguboora map and control buckets were placed by one Don Fell). Over the years our children became involved and now our grandchildren are running around the string courses! As a family we travelled to events in various parts of Australia, and in later years Don and I have been privileged to be able to participate in events overseas. For me, orienteering is one of the few sporting activities that we can participate in irrespective of age or ability.

Helen Edmonds

Committee Member

I have been orienteering since 1975

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