Oct 2003

Newsletter Highlights

This is my last edition of AUS Newsletter. Our new Secretary, Karen Martin-Stone, will be the new editor from next month.

Karen is Darwin-based and this gives AUS a new base to expand unicycling in Australia.

After spending an intensive week in Canberra at UniNats with Karen and the NT team, I am confident she will do great things for AUS.

UniNats 2003

Well what more can I say. We were all exhausted at the end, just like we should be after a good Uninats.

We had our ongoing stars like Simon Wells and our new ones like Lauren Johnson, Debbie Hyder and Alex Toms - All setting out a great future for Oz riding.

Our international Tony Melton and Roz Beste added some great flavour to the event and we just about survived some crappy weather in Canberra.

One of the highlights for me was near the finish line of the marathon when the riders was coming in the Kangaroos hopped right across in front of them a great Oz uni adventure.

El President Wayne van Wijk managed his usual good nature and laid back style while the Secretary as usual was in panic mode declaring the world was about to end.

The best news however is the UnInats 2005 will be in Darwin. Gee I am really looking forward to that!
Especially with the Ghan running all the way from Adelaide to Darwin this will be one of the great unicycle adventures ever.

Thanks for all those who sent in photos they were excellent.

Don't forget to buy the December edition of Inside Sport with a special article on Unicycling in Australia. It comes out 17 November 2003.

AUS Board 2003-2005

The new Board is as follows:

  • Wayne Van Wijk, President (Qld)
  • Debbie Hyder, Vice President (NT)
  • Karen Martin-Stone, Secretary (NT)
  • Rod Lambert, Treasurer (ACT)
  • David Buchanan, Member (ACT)
  • Crispin Bailiff, Member (NSW)
  • Paddy O'Sullivan, Member (Vic)

Future AUS contact

All future AUS correspondence, until mid 2005, should now go via Karen Martin-Stone.

Good bye. See you in Japan 2004.

Chris Vevers

Former AUS Secretary

Benefits

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Australian Unicycle Society. Being a member of the Australian Unicycling Society has a number of benefits:

Exclusive participation in AUS unicycling events, including UniNats

Membership allows you to participate in any event run under the auspices of the Australian Unicycling Society, including through its affiliated assocations, clubs and official event organisers.
Membership is required for attendance at the Australian Unicycling National Championships (UniNats).

Insurance

The AUS provides third party public liability insurance a limited personal accident insurance for all members, officials and volunteers at any time when they are participating in official events or activities of the AUS.

Local Club Support

Some local unicycling clubs are affiliated with the AUS. You need to be a member of the AUS to be a member of these clubs. The registered events and activities of these clubs are covered by AUS insurance.

Newsletter

The AUS produces a regular on-line newsletter, containing articles about both local and international unicycling news. The newsletter is e-mailed for free to AUS members.

Members discounts and offers

Members qualify for discounts on unicycles and equipment through businesses and individuals who offer generous support for the work of the AUS.

International Representation

The AUS is recognised as the peak body for Unicycling in Australia by the International Unicycling Federation.

Recognition of Australian Records

The AUS keeps track of records achieved by Australian members of the AUS in IUF-style events and competitions, both in Australia and overseas.

Sponsorship of International Visitors

Merchandise

The AUS has a range of merchandise, including caps, water-bottles and commemorative t-shirts celebrating the UniNats events.

The merchandise is available at AUS events, or by mail-order from the AUS Secretary - contact aus_secretary [at] unicycling [dot] org [dot] au for availability and pricing.