The 2006 WNL Annual meeting. Items discussed 12th June.
The Spa Inn at Stonehouse was being rebuilt.
Rule Number one of WNL. Make sure the Pub of the Night is available !
We found somewhere else and this is what happened.
Safety. Guidelines to be amended to reinforce organisers responsibility to ADVISE competitors to take mobile phones with them AND to provide competitors with a safety number to use. This should be included in any flyers provided for the event, which should also include safety bearing details.
Clubs should consider, and hopefully provide and maintain, sufficient spare lighting equipment for use as hired equipment and for search purposes.
Pairs. It should be made clear that Orienteering in pairs is acceptable at WNL events, and pairs can be included within the Handicap system.
BOF Membership. Clubs to consider the implications of the new system. NGOC will be charging, non-club members extra charges at all their events, and offering club membership at the same time. WNL fees unchanged but it is hoped clubs will have a consistent views over this issue.
for WNL. The present ad hoc system
is just about manageable, although
A debate regarding the WNL becoming an umbrella organisation was held so that a British team for the Tia Mila could be considered. This would involve potential team members using WNL events as serious training. Whilst there were no dissenters and indeed the increased status was welcomed, the actual demand was not that obvious but if a catalyst was required then WNL would adapt. The issue of WNL becoming a club in its own right was raised. Again when the time is right, this will be considered.
Mark to speak to
Night Champs. Agreed WNL would put in a bid to organise the British in Feb 2008 in FoD. Mark to contact John Shucksmith.
Team Handicap Competition.
To take place over the last 5 events of the winter, with teams of 3 to be declared beforehand. All team members must have a WNL handicap, but no other restrictions. Pairs OK as a team member. At each event, the aggregate handicap scores will form a team score. Best 3 from 5 events to determine winners. Handicap comp. to run alongside other WNL scores. Ian F willing to deal with entries and to do the calculations.
Joint event Sarum organising at Cannimore Woods, Longleat 18 Nov
NGOCevents 9 Dec Kidnalls, 27 Jan Parkend, 24th Feb Minchinhampton
NWO evnts 10 Feb Copse Wood, 3 Mar
Ashdown Park, (almost near
HOC events 1 or 2
BOK events looking at Leigh Woods, Stock Hill, and Moseley Green
SWOC involvement welcomed and Judith P. will making the SWOC Committee aware of this request for an event
Total 10 or 11.
Target to get fixtures sorted asap to enable publicity to be produced.
Thanks to all participants and for the very positive inputs on al items being discussed.
Any queries to me if you are unable to obtain answers from a local source.
NB. These notes encompass changes made during the last 7 days.
Mark Blackstone 19th June 2006