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Orienteering: An Adventure Based Navigation Sport

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Full Twilight Series program available here: Orienteering SA_summer twilight series brochure

 Details of Jennie Bourne's Funeral: The funeral Service for Jennie will be held at 2:30 pm on Tuesday the 1st of December 2015 at the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish Church, 420 Seaview Road Henley Beach. This will be followed by a wake at the Grange Golf Club.In lieu of flowers the family asks that you consider a donation to the St Vincent De Paul Society, an organisation dear to Jennie's heart, envelopes will be available at the service.

Next Training event at Para Wirra Recreation Park on Wed 25th Nov. 2nd Dec. Please note new date due to Fire Ban on 25th Nov

The next Summer Twilight Series event is on Fri 4th Dec in Oakden (Oakden Wetlands)
 Club Membership for 2016 is now open. Renewal could not be easier for individuals or families. Just click on the renew button and follow the prompts. Pictorial help sheets available on Clubs & Membership Page New members also have the option of downloading a paper form. Sport Vouchers are available again for primary age students so if eligible remember to apply before renewal or applying for membership.



Vale Jennie Bourne

Monday, 23 November 2015

Jennie began orienteering in 1985 following her son Andrew into the sport.  Jennie’s husband Tony was also involved and credit for all their involvement rests on the shoulders of Vincent Loye and Margaret Bourne.  They were all of course members of OHOC and it was not long before Jennie was involved on the committee.

 This was a thriving time for orienteering in SA and OHOC alone had 74 family memberships, totalling almost 200 individuals.  Jennie took over as OASA president from 1993 – 1995 and then as treasurer the following year, a position she has held continuously.

Andrew was an accomplished orienteer and represented Australia at JWOC along with other club members, Jon McComb and Brett Weihart.  Her son David was also an enthusiastic and regular member accompanying his mother to events as Tony’s major weekend interest turned to golf.

Jennie was a true servant of our association and worked tirelessly to manage the money and was on every committee organizing major events.  When she attended events her car boot contained boxes of items which just might be necessary.

Professionally she worked at Adelaide University as a geomorphologist, travelling to many areas of Australia to investigate landforms.  A particular interest was some of the landforms formed by granite outcrops on Eyre Peninsula.

Jennie will be sadly missed by us all. Within a few minutes of the email bulletin telling of her passing David Winter sent me the following, which I share with you having sought his approval.

“David, thanks for the message. Jennie was always a most efficient, personable and understanding person to deal with in her role as treasurer, and a very gracious addict of our sport whose quiet, intelligent and reflective presence was always a highlight for me during her many visits to Lincoln.  It was ever a delight to chat with her about the scientific aspects of the geology of an area, and then to have her delve into the mysteries of the location of those geological features on her map!!

What a sad thing….

For comments by others acknowledging Jennie's contribution to orienteering see the comments on the Facebook post. 

Receiving the OH "Antony White" trophy, running in the OSA Club relays for OH, demonstrating
SI at the Police and Fireman's Games, a placegetter at the SA Champs.

David Tilbrook President Orienteering SA




Recent News
Vale Jennie Bourne Monday, 23 November 2015 The Orienteering Community has been shocked by the passing of our much loved Treasurer, Jennie Bourne. She passed away suddenly at home on Friday evening.
Twilight Series begins in North Adelaide Saturday, 14 November 2015
Australian Championships Carnival Monday, 5 October 2015 7 Championship events were held in the Ballarat area over the past 10 days
Burra Weekend Events Thursday, 10 September 2015 2 Events held on 5- 6th September
SA Club Relays 2015 Sunday, 23 August 2015 The club relays were again presented by the Southern Arrows
A Great Day at Moon Rocks Wednesday, 12 August 2015
SA School Champs Report Tuesday, 4 August 2015
New permanent courses at St Peter's River Park Saturday, 11 July 2015
Blood and Thunder Event Wednesday, 1 July 2015