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Thursday Night Meetings

COVID-19 Update: October 11, 2021 - Thursday Weekly Meetings

The club will resume weekly meetings from October 21, with the following requirements:

Club Members only (we only have a small room with little room for physical distancing).
If feeling unwell - stay at home.
Ensure you scan the NZ Covid Tracer at the clubrooms, or fill in the register.
Keep one metre from people you do not know.
Avoid congregating in the kitchen or toilet areas.

OTMC Thursday Night Meetings (members only until further notice)

The OTMC hold an evening meeting most Thursday evenings (see below for upcoming programme). Anyone with an interest in tramping or the outdoors are more than welcome to come along and find out what the club can offer. The door is open from 7.30pm and the meeting proper starts at 8pm. A structured programme normally follows some short club announcements. The programme often features a guest speaker talking about a tramping or outdoor related topic. Occasionally we hold training nights on various tramping subject.

If you are interested in finding out more about the tramping club and tramping in our area then the club nights are often the best way to do so. You can sign up for weekend trips, or talk to leaders for the upcoming day trips.

We are fortunate to own our own clubrooms which allows us to display a comprehensive map and photo collection on our walls.

Our clubrooms are located at 3 Young Street, St Kilda. Young Street runs off Prince Albert Road, the main road through South Dunedin leading to the beach. Our clubrooms is identified by a large sign and are just behind the corner dairy.

Upcoming Social Programme

October 21  Informal Beach Walk Meet at the clubrooms for a stroll along a local beach (St Clair / St Kilda) followed by a catch up in the clubrooms (depending on numbers).

October 28  Halo Project: Back in February this year a notice was sent out headed ‘Improving Conditions for Native Birds on Flagstaff’ In that notice it stated that the Halo Project Team were working on a Pest Control management plan for the Flagstaff area. Not only have they been working on a management plan but it seems that the plan has been put into action, going by the number of wooden box traps that have sprouted up in the area.
So, how many traps are there? Have they caught any Pests? And what else is happening in the local area that we tramp?
Come and find out what traps are being used and how they work when the Halo Team bring us up to date with the trapping that is taking place in the Flagstaff/Swampy area.
They will also provide an update on the whole of the Halo Project.

November 4  (sort of) OTMC Easter 2021Trip  Gordon, Caitlin & Ian had an Easter trip that was cancelled due to bad weather where they were headed, so they looked around for where the best weather was to be found for tramping that weekend, and ended up at the Oteake Conservation Park with a climb up Mount St Bathans.

November 11  OTMC 2021 Auction The recent restrictions that have curtailed OTMC activity has hopefully provided time to allow you to go through your accumulation of un-needed tramping gear and any other bits and pieces for the club auction - we haven't had an auction for a couple of years, so it is now time to bring along the pre-loved items to the club and free up some space at home. This is always a good laugh, and provides the opportunity to return the stuff you inadvertently purchased last time!

November 18  OTMC Winter Trip to Stewart Island / Rakiura Laurence Prattley led a mid-winter trip around the North-West Circuit on Stewart Island / Rakiura - come along to hear the tall-tales from Laurence, Tina and Raewyn.