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Southdowns Orienteers are pleased to announce that over the coming months we will be working with British Orienteering on an event participant satisfaction initiative to develop our understanding of the participant experience at club events.
Between now and June participants at a selection of events (Worth Lodge, Rewell Quarry and St Anne's Wells Gardens) will be invited to share their views and comments via a short survey. The Participant Satisfaction Survey will help us understand participant satisfaction with different aspects of the events, including the courses, facilities, volunteers, logistics and equipment as well as the overall satisfaction with events.
We are looking forward to hearing your thoughts. The comments and insight obtained from your responses will help British Orienteering and the club to identify participant-focused development opportunities and to continually improve these events.
The Southdowns Orienteers (SO) Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place at 1300hrs Saturday 1st June 2019 at Warden Park Academy, Broad Street, Cuckfield, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 5DP.
The first event of the SO Summer Park-O Series 2019 will take place in Warden Park Academy immediately before the AGM, outline details are as follows (see SO website events page for full details):
0945hrs – 1045hrs Registration
1000hrs – 1100hrs Starts
1200hrs – 1300hrs Buffet
1300hrs – 1430hrs AGM
A draft AGM Agenda can be viewed here. Club officers are sought for the posts of Club Chair, Club Secretary and Social Secretary. SO members who would like to volunteer for one of the vacant club officer posts or add an item to the AGM Agenda are requested to contact Steve Blount by 10th May 2019. The final AGM Agenda will be published on the SO club website.
SO Club Chair
It's that time of the year when there is enough daylight to enjoy runs around the Sussex countryside on a Tuesday evening without the need for headtorches. This popular series will start with a run from Ditchling Common and will hopefully take in some beautiful bluebell woods. Details of all trail runs will appear in the events section - though sometimes just a few days beforehand. We are always looking for suggestions for new routes (see link below).
Join us for a weekend of orienteering in the South Downs National Park - three events centred around the historic town of Arundel, which offers plenty of accomodation. The events will be high quality with a relaxed family friendly atmosphere and newcomers are welcome. Cheapest guaranteed entry for longer courses is online by 5th May. Provisional course lengths for all courses just added.
A couple of items of lost property have found their way to the club captain.
1) A d2b thermal hat found after the Southwick Hill event
2) A size 12 SO fleece left after the CSC event in the Ashdown Forest
I'll bring them to Rivers wood, or contact me via contacts page
Details of these events are given below and to facilitate the entry process I have set up a doodle poll at https://doodle.com/poll/42dic2... to allow you to enter your availability. You don't need to sign up to use this poll and you can go back and edit entries later if need be.
It's the Gruffalo's 20th birthday on Saturday and he's going to be celebrating in the deep dark woods at Parham. Horsham District Council's Year of Culture Gruffalo will be trying out some Orienteering this weekend. See if you can snap a photo of him lurking around the woods on the yellow course and upload your sighting to www.globalgruffalo.co.uk!
Volunteers are the heart of our club. Every event is run by volunteer club members and all are encouraged to get involved. It's a great way to learn new skills and get to know your fellow Southdowners a little better.