Flinders University Speleological Society Inc.





















What's On

2018

DateDetails
Jan 14, 12.00pm+Get-together, beginning-of-year nosh up and T-Shirt printing day. BYO T-shirt, something for lunch, eating implements, etc. At Clare & Heiko's house.
Feb 3-11Yagby Trip.
Wet, cool & sparkling caves in semi-alpine country.
Trip is full. Clare coordinating.
Thurs, Feb 15 6:00pmGeneral Meeting.
Morialta Cliffs, at the second climbing area,
followed by a beer at the Scenic Hotel.
Feb 19-23: O-Week
Feb 19&20, 10-2pmFairday.
Main Campus, sell caving on campus! Your help is needed.
Put your hand up and help your club by getting new members.
Contact Dee via fussi@fussi.org.au
Semester 1 2018 starts 26 Feb
Sun, Mar 4Murray River Trip.
A trip for everyone. Thomas coordinating.
Thurs, Mar 15, 6pmSocial Meeting.
Get your mojo working with a map & compass.
Tania is going to show us how. Meet at the Uni Footbridge
and prepare to get lost in the forest. 6-8pm, on campus.
Mar 18Training afternoon.
For the rope incompetent
Venue to be determined.
Mar 24-5Naracoorte trip. A trip for everyone. RSVP 28 Feb 12 noon.
Sorry. Trip is Full! Clare coordinating.
Contact fussi@fussi.org.au
Mid-Semester break April 9-23
Apr 15One-day trip to Yorke Peninsula.
Thomas coordinating.
Thurs, Apr 26, 6:30pmAnnual General Meeting.
Yep, come along and add some impressive roles to your CV.
New members needed on the Exec. Out with the old and in with a new lot.
Note: in a break with tradition it is proposed to forgo public flogging of the old executive.
Noel Stockdale Room, Flinders Uni. Library.
May 12-13Flinders Ranges trip.
A great trip. Suitable for all.
Thurs, May 17, 6:30pmGeneral Meeting with guest speaker, Ian Moffat.
Ian is ARC DECRA Research Fellow in Archaeological Science interested in the applications of earth science techniques to archaeology.
He did the analysis of the New Castalloy site in the Missing Beaumont Children case, using GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar) and ERT (Electrical Resistivity Tomography).
Note: Both may be used to detect new caves!
Noel Stockdale Room, Flinders Uni. Library.
Sun, May 27A Comms Day.
Walkie Talkies, Satellite Phone, Michie phone.
Through Ground Radio. On Campus, full details later.
Exams June 18 to July 1.
Mid-Year break July 2-24
Sat, Jul 7Bunnings BBQ Fund Raiser.
8:15am - 4:30pm. Setup starts at 8:15am, selling starts at 9am
At 4pm we can stop selling; cleanup starts
From 9am to 2:30pm WE NEED YOU.
July 15Yorke Peninsula.
One-day trip to Corra-Lyn, Fussi executive coordinating.
Trip is full
Thurs, July 19, 6:30pmFilm Night. "Descent".
Noel Stockdale room, Flinders Uni. Library.
Or somewhere else; place to be confirmed.
Semester 2 2018 starts 25 July
Aug 11-12Naracoorte Trip. A trip for everyone.
RSVP 19th July, 12 noon. Don't miss out, put your name down. Now.
Clare coordinating.
Aug 16, 6:30pmSearch, Rescue & Comms Seminar.
Noel Stockdale room, Flinders Uni. Library.
Sept 8Real-time Rescue.
Yorke Peninsula.
Fussi executive coordinating.
Mid-Semester break Sept 17 - Oct 1.
Sept 20Library and Pizza night.
At the club store. On campus, under the Union Hub.

Caving Conferences and Future Events

DateDetails
Dec 30 - Jan 4, 201931st ASF Conference. Centered around Devonport, Tas,
with many pre- and post-conference trips all over the state.
See: this link for the latest info.

2017

DateDetails
Jan 7, 6:30pmBeginning-of-year nosh up, with lots of cavers from all over the country.
6:30 at the Somerset Hotel, Bridge Road. Para Hills.
Come along and celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the ASF, which was formed in Adelaide all those years ago.
Jan 19, 6pmGeneral Meeting
Morialta Cliffs, at the second climbing area,
followed by a beer at the Scenic Hotel.
Feb 4-12Tassie Trip
Trip is full
Clare coordinating.
Thurs, Feb 16 6:30pmTassie Trip Photos
Come and see the amazing photos from the Tassie trip
Venue to be determined.
Feb 20-25: O-Week
Feb 21-22, 10-2pmFairday.
Main Campus, sell caving on campus! Your help is needed.
Put your hand up and help your club by getting new members.
Contact fussi@fussi.org.au.
Sun, Feb 26Murray River Trip
A trip for everyone.
Semester 1 2017 starts 28 Feb
Thurs, Mar 16, 6pmSocial Meeting.
Get your mojo working with a map & compass.
Tania is going to show us how. Meet at the Uni Footbridge
and prepare to get lost in the forest. 6-8pm, on campus.
Mar 19Training afternoon.
For the rope incompetent
Venue to be determined.
Mar 25-6Naracoorte trip. A trip for everyone. RSVP 28 Feb 12 noon.
Don’t miss out, get your name down NOW! Clare coordinating.
Contact fussi@fussi.org.au
Apr 7-22Nullarbor Trip. Spaces are limited. This is a work trip.
Clare coordinating
Mid-Semester break April 10-24
Thurs, Apr 27, 6:30pmSocial Meeting.
Kill Mozzies! House some bats! Talk on bats by our
Resident bat expert Terry Reardon from the
South Australian Museum. Don’t miss it!
Noel Stockdale room, Flinders Uni. Library.
Note: meeting moved from Apr 20, due to Nullarbor trip.
Apr 30Yorke Peninsula Trip. One-day trip.
May 13-14Flinders Ranges trip
A great trip, suitable for all.
Clare coordinating
Thurs, May 18, 6:30pmAnnual General Meeting.
Yep, come along and add some impressive roles to your CV.
New members needed on the Exec. Out with the old and in with a new lot.
Noel Stockdale room, Flinders Uni. Library
Sun, May 21, 10-4pmAdvanced SRT and Rescue Work
Venue: Clare's shed.
Practicing: PickOffs
Sun, May 28, 10-1pmAdvanced SRT and Rescue Work
Venue: Clare's shed.
Practicing: PickOffs
Sat, June 10, 2pmAdvanced SRT and Rescue Work
Venue: Clare's shed.
Practicing: PickOffs
Sat/Sun, June 17-18Advanced SRT and Rescue Work
Venue: Sydney/Bungonia.
Practicing: Simulated Rescue
Jun 15Library and Pizza night in the club storeroom, under the Union Hub.
Jun 18Yorke Peninsula Trip. One-day trip.
Sun, June 25, 10-4pmAdvanced SRT and Rescue Work
Venue: Brown Hill Creek Quarry.
Practicing: Stretcher Lifts
Exams June 19 to July 2.
Mid-Year break July 3-23
Jul 8-16Nullarbor Trip.
Spaces are limited. This is the fun trip. See the Nullarbor in winter.
We may host some overseas cavers, due to the IUS conference
Jul 13-16Flinders Trip.
A FUSSI fun trip to the Flinders. Expect lots of walking, caving and other funny stuff
BYO hot water bottle. Clare coordinating
Semester 2 2017 starts 24 July
Thurs, July 27, 6:30pmWorkshop
Using Nesty and other Methods of Self Rescue.
Noel Stockdate Room, Main Library, Flinders Uni. NOTE meeting date
Executive meeting 6:30pm, workshop 7pm.
Sun, July 30, 9-4pmSRT training.
Pulleys, Pickoffs.
Venue: Clare & Heiko's Shed.
Aug 17, 6:30pmLibrary & Pizza night
In the club store, on campus, under Union Hub.
Executive meeting 6:30pm, Cleanup 7pm.
Sat/Sun, Aug 19/20Search and Rescue practice.
Venue: Flinders Ranges. Putting the theory into practice.
Coordinators: Dee, Tania, Clare.
A hands-on weekend.
Sun, Aug 27, 10-4pmStretcher lifts and Pick-offs
Venue: Car Crash Corner, Belair. TBC.
Clare, Dee & Tania coordinating.
Sat, Sept 2Yorke Peninsula
One-day trip. Suitable for all.
Thomas coordinating.
Thurs, Sept 21Library & Pizza night
7:00pm, Eat up the libray and clean the pizzas
On campus. Club store, under Union Hub
A social activity of a sort,
6:30pm executive meeting
Sat, Sept 30Bunnings BBQ Fund Raiser
8:15am - 4:30pm. Setup starts at 8:15am, selling starts at 9am
At 4pm we can stop selling; cleanup starts
From 9am to 2:30pm WE NEED YOU
Mid-Semester break Sept 18-Oct 3.
Sun, Oct 8Heading South
One day trip down Second Valley/Rapid Bay
way, exploring the coast. A nice easy day of
walking around. Bring the dog.
Thomas coordinating
Thurs, Oct 19, 7pmGeneral Meeting
Nullarbor Subsurface water migration and
the 1967 exploration focus. Speaker Dr. Rick Daniels
Noel Stockdale Room, Main Library, Flinders Uni.
End-of-year Exams Nov 6-20.
Sun, Nov 5Yorke Peninsula
Dream World, Corra Lynn. BYO lunch and
knee pads for a hard day. Suitable for all
mad idiots!
Thomas coordinating
Thurs, Nov 6Forest of Uni Deans
Navigational exercise in lieu of GM.
Uni footbridge 6:30 to dark,
Tania coordinating
University break Nov 20-Feb 23, 2018.
Feb 3-11, 2018 Yarrangobilly Caves, NSW.
Wet, cool, sparkling caves in alpine country.
Best place to beat the heat of an Adelaide Summer.
RSVP Nov 30. Permits have to go in!
Clare coordinating
Suitable for beginners and experienced alike.

2016

DateDetails
Dec 28-Jan 24Naracoorte & Mt Gambier
Neville coordinating.
Jan 23-24Wet 'n Wild Trip (To Be Confirmed)
RSVP Jan 17, 12 noon
Thomas coordinating.
Feb 6-14Yarrangobilly Caves, NSW.
RSVP Jan 20, 12 noon
Clare coordinating
Suitable for beginners and experienced alike.
Feb 22-26: O-Week
Feb 24, 10-2pmFairday.
Main Campus, sell caving on campus
Your help needed. Contact Aimee.
Feb 27Stakeholder Meeting, Naracoorte
All day Saturday.
Feb 27-28Naracoorte or the Lower South-East
Thomas, Clare & Aimee coordinating
Beginners trip: All Welcome.
Semester 1 2016 starts 29 Feb
March 6, 9:30-6pmMurray river caves - by boat
Clare coordinating.
March 17General Meeting. Guest speaker
6-8pm. On campus
Clare coordinating.
Mar 25 - Apr 3Nullarbor: An extended Easter trip
FUSSi executive coordinating.
Mid-Semester break April 11-26
Apr 23-25Southern Flinders Ranges
Clare coordinating
Apr 28General Meeting and talk by Ken Smith on the caves of France
6-8pm. On campus
Clare coordinating.
May 8Corra-Lynn (Yorke Peninsula)
A one-day trip to the longest cave in SA.
Thomas coordinating.
May 12Annual General Meeting.
6-9pm. Room 250 SSN
Power crazy? Come along and nominate for President!
May 21-23Naracoorte Caving trip.
Clare coordinating.
A good beginners trip
June 2Eat Pizza and Read Caving Books! Library clean up.
6.30pm Sharp. Meet up in the Hub foyer ground floor
and we will go to the club store from there.
June 11-13Mt Eccles, Victoria. Enter the mouth of the Volcano,
Walk around the Crater Lake. Camp with the Koalas.
Thomas coordinating.
Exams June 20 to July 3.
Mid-Year break July 4-24
July 21Guest Speaker on Caves of Slovakia
7pm: Noel Stockdale Rm, Flinders Library
Semester 2 2016 starts 25 July
July 25, 10-2pmO’week Stall. On Campus. People needed between
10 and 2pm to help staff the stall and sell caving to the millions.
Contact club secretary.
July 30One Day trip to: Corra lynn. Thomas coordinating
August 18Pizza and Library clean-up night
Meet 6pm University Tavern.
August 27-28Naracoorte Caving trip.
Clare coordinating. Trip is full
September 10One Day trip to: Land caves south of Adelaide.
Thomas coordinating
September 15Practical session on cave surveying, map drawing
Speaker to be advised.
7pm Noel Stockdale Rm, Flinders Library.
September 17Fundraising BBQ.
Bunnings, Marion, 8:30am - 4pm
Aimee coordinating.
Mid-Semester break Sept 19-Oct 3.
Oct 1-3Lower Flinders Ranges.
Clare coordinating. Three days of great caving.
Oct 8-22Nullarbor! Sorry, trip is full.
Oct 27How do you take great cave photos?
7pm Noel Stockdale Rm, Flinders Library.
End-of-year Exams Nov 7-20.
University break Nov 21-Feb 20, 2017.
Nov 20One Day trip to: Sea caves south of Adelaide. Subject to weather.
Be prepared for a ride in a boat or kayak. Thomas coordinating
Feb 4-12, 2017Tassie. Clare coordinating.
RSVP September 1st 2016.
April 7-22, 2017Nullarbor. Clare coordinating.
Trip subject to permit approvals

2015.

DateDetails
Jan. 1-4Eyre Peninsula
Neville coordinating.
Jan. 18Fleurieu Peninsula
Sellick's Hill caves by BOAT
Clare coordinating.
Feb. 7-15Yarrangobilly Caves, NSW.
The trip of a lifetime. Contact Clare.
Semester 1 2015 starts 23 Feb
Feb. 25, 10-2pmFairday.
Main Campus, sell caving on campus
Your help needed. Contact Edwina.
Feb. 26General Meeting and talk on the caves of NZ
6-8pm. Room 239, SSN. Meet in Library foyer 6pm.
Ian Lewis guest speaker. wine & cheese provided.
March 1, 9:30-6pmMurray river caves - by boat
RSVP Thursday 26 to: fussi@fussi.org.au.
March 7-9Flinders Ranges - Wooltana. SRT ONLY
Clare coordinating.
March 14-15Mt. Gambier - Wet 'n Wild trip.
Thomas, Clare & Heiko coordinating. RSVP Mar 1st at the latest.
March 19General Meeting and talk on the caves of NZ
6-8pm. On campus
Clare coordinating.
April 3-6Eyre Peninsula
Neville coordinating.
April 16General Meeting.
7-9pm. Room 221 SSN
Workshop on SARIG - THE tool for finding caves - run by Christie Gerrard. Clare coordinating.
April 25-6Naracoorte
Clare coordinating.
May 14Annual General Meeting.
6-9pm. Room 250 SSN
Power crazy? Come along and nominate for President!
May 31Corra_Lynn
Sunday one-day trip to the longest cave in SA. Clare coordinating.
Exams June 20 to July 4. NO June or July General Meetings
July 26Corra_Lynn
Grate one-day trip. Bring your knee pads. Thomas & Aimee coordinating.
Aug 15-16Naracoorte
Great caves and lots of fun. Thomas & Aimee coordinating.
Aug 20General Meeting and talk on the caves of Mexico
6-8pm. On campus. To be confirmed.
Sept 12-13Southern Flinders
Caving in the semi-arid Flinders Ranges. A trip not to be missed. Thomas & Aimee coordinating. Sorry! Trip is full.
Sept 17NO Meeting. Trevor Arnold (from State Emergency Services) is running a rigging workshop.
6-8pm. On campus. Post-poned to 19th Nov.
Oct 22General Meeting. Tania Wilson on The trip to Antarctica. 6-8pm, room to be confirmed.
Oct 25The caves of Southern Adelaide.
A day of surface exploration, let's see what we find.
Something close to Adelaide, bring your walking boots. Meet Myponga cafe. Thomas & Aimee coordinating.
Nov 19General Meeting. Trevor Arnold (from State Emergency Services) is running a rigging workshop.
6-8pm. On campus.
Nov 29Murray River
A day of boating and looking for caves south of Swan Reach. Thomas & Aimee coordinating.
Dec 4-7Tassi. Fly-in, fly-out.
Numbers limited to 6 only. Clare coordinating.
RSVP June 20th. If your name is not on the list then you won't go as permits have to go in ASAP. TRIP IS FULL.

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