Two weekends ago 4 of us set off to plan for this years’ trek. The following route has been confirmed.
Saturday 21st August – Merimbula for scrutineering, trekker briefing and opening function.
Sunday 22nd August – Merimbula to Lakes Entrance via Cann River for Lunch
Monday 23rd August – Lakes Entrance to Phillip Island – lunch stop TBA
Tuesday 24th August – Phillip Island to Queenscliffe via the Mornington Peninsula and ferry to Queenscliffe – Lunch at Queenscliffe School
Wednesday 25th August – Layday in Queenscliffe
Thursday 26th August – Queenscliffe to Port Fairy – Lunch at Apollo Bay
Friday 27th August – Port Fairy to Horsham – Lunch stop at Penola School in SA.
Saturday 28th August – Horsham to Deniliquin – Lunch Stop at Quambatook
This year the roads are fantastic – some of the best that I have ever been on and they will provide you with a great variety of hills and flats that will test you’re driving ability.
A big thanks to Fatty, Chicken Legs and Graeme for their time in assisting me set the trek.
As mentioned this years trek offers a variety of roads – it is important that you prepare your car well for the adventure.
Please pay particular attention to your;
3. Bash plates
These will al be carefully checked at scrutineering to ensure that your car will go the distance.
If you have any questions regarding your car preparations please contact me.
By now most of you would have received information in regards to our Reunion in Wauchope in March. It
is extremely important that if you plan on attending this excellent event that you contact Michelle
McDonald and let her know ASAP as catering will need to be planned and confirmed. Thanks to all the
crew in Wauchope who have assisted Don and Michelle put this weekend together.
Donation and Entry:
Cheques need to be made out to Trek4kidz.inc and sent to me for banking. You will receive a
receipt soon after. Some business/sponsors may wish to donate their money directly to
Starlight Foundation if this is the case please ensure that these cheques are posted to me
and I will pass them on. A receipt from Starlight will be issued to the company and sent to your
address for passing on.
January and February are usually great times to get out and start chasing sponsors – many businesses etc are ‘cashed up’ after a big Christmas and are more willing to part with money or goods. If you require sample sponsorship letters please let me know and I will forward you a copy.
Last weekend some of us travelled to Woolgoolga to complete the restoration of our second van. Thanks to Neil and Ursula Currall for their hospitality and use of their facilities and thanks to Trev, Harry, Don, Michelle, Mud Guts, John, Max and Pam for their help. The van looks great!
Donation Tin Label
This week I purchased a $2 money tin form a “Cheap” store and placed a Trek4Kidz label on it
for use at functions etc. these are a great way to get donations at local events and businesses. I
have attached a label for you to use or modify should you wish.
Show bags Merchandise
This year we are looking at getting more efficient on the way we handle and plan for our school and hospital visits. To assist us with this we require your help! We are hoping that you are able to assist by sending your showbag merchandise to Michelle McDonald prior to our Trek so as she can prepare and pack the required amount of bags.
Michelle’s Contact Details are as follows:
Address: 24 Narran River Road Kings, Creek Wauchope NSW 2446
Should you have a large amount of showbag items please contact her and an alternate delivery option may
Thanks for your help.
Banking your money
Most of you are well underway in your fundraising drives and to date we have received some good
sponsorship dollars. To help us plan and prepare for the trek it is important that you deposit your money
into our account as soon as you receive it.
Remember that all deposits must be referenced on your deposit slips or direct credit – this can be done by adding your car # to the appropriate field. If depositing at a branch please double check that they
include the reference number, sometimes they forget. Presently I am required to pay accommodation
deposits and it really helps if I have some $$ in the bank – so please help.
Door stickers will be posted out next week to those trekkers who have paid their nomination fee of $300. If you have not yet paid your deposit please do so so that I can send these out and you can start promoting your cause within and around your community.
If you are unable to pay your nomination please let me know and we can make alternate arrangements.
As meal planning has commenced it is important that you inform me of any special dietary requirements that you may have. Should I not receive any notification I will assume you can eat what the majority will