Dandenong Ranges Orienteering Club was formed in December 1978, and held its first event in January 1979. This will be a year of celebration for the club, kicking off with a party and a Really Big Birthday Cake on Monday January 28, at our park-street orienteering event in Koolunga, Ferntree Gully. We invite all members, old and new, to come along and mark the occasion. Please wear your oldest DROC outfit, or something from the era, to make a fashion statement!
2019 will be not just a year to look back on, but a year to look forward to. It will be a year of firsts – the club’s first Middle Distance Championship, to be held on the Queens Birthday weekend at Creswick; Australia’s first Indoor Sprint at Monash University on June 30, and Australia’s first City Race, in Melbourne on October 13, are just part of our plans for the year.
We will continue to focus on Park Street orienteering, and we’re looking forward to seeing DROC on the Park Street Champs podium once again, after the Final on February 28. We’ll also continue to support our juniors, as they train and race hard, and vie for selection to State teams. We’ll be out there at bush events and sprint events, flying the DROC flag. We’ll be cheering each other on at the Relays. So why not get yourself out there – life’s more fun with a map!