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Thursday Night Meetings

OTMC Meetings under the Covid Protection Framework (Traffic Light System)

We welcome all members, as well as non-members & visitors to our meetings while our region is in the green and orange settings under the Covid Protection Framework. We do require all attendees to be fully vaccinated (or hold a valid official medical exemption), and to present your vaccination pass upon request. You are also required to scan in with the Covid-19 app, or complete the paper register when entering the clubrooms.

OTMC Thursday Night Meetings

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 subjects.

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 clubroom is identified by a large sign and are just behind the corner dairy.

Upcoming Social Programme

January 20  First OTMC meeting for 2022 Come along for an informal catch-up and find out what we all got up to over the holidays

January 27  Saskia, Rodger & Mark West Coast Tramping Adventures

February 3  Sharen Rutherford & Sue Williams In late 2021 Sharen and Sue participated in a professional Alpine Instruction course at the Tasman Glacier - come along to hear how inspiring the course was, and their plans from here.

February 10  OTMC Auction The club auction is a good chance to have a bit of fun, while raising some money for the Dunedin Wildlife Hospital. We ask all members to have a look through their accumulated tramping equipment and use this opportunity to downsize - this is a great way for unneeded gear to be reused by a person new to tramping. We can also auction non-tramping items, but they need to be in good condition.

February 17  Debbie and Jade Pettinger At the start of 2021 Debbie, Jade and Antony undertook to walk every street in the Dunedin City Council area (with some conditions) by the end of 2021. Now this has been completed, come along to find out what the best and worst streets or areas were, and different things you can see when walking around our city.

February 24  Wayne Hodgkinson Wayne has made a return trip to the South Coast (beyond Port Craig) - join Wayne for a photo expedition along this amazing area.

Date TBC  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.