Manning River Dragon Boat Club Newsletter
A big welcome to everyone who has recently joined Manning River Dragon’s
It was a busy start to the year and it looks like it’s going to be another busy year.
Our regatta was on Australia Day weekend and what a great 2 days of paddling. The weather was great, the rain held off till Monday.
Saturday was the 2km turn race and this was hotly contested by 9 teams. The results were –
Newcastle Hunter –Marlins
Manning River Dragons
Newcastle Hunter-Redfins- blue
Great Lakes Pearl Dragons
Manning Sports Men’s 10s crew heading to the start line in the final Kempsey 1st, Coffs Coast 2nd, Newcastle Hunter-Marlins 3rd & Manning 4th
Chinese New Year Dragon Boat Regatta at Darling Harbour is February 28. The women’s crew have been hard at training over this last month. Here’s hoping all that training, especially in the rain last Saturday pays off. Thank you to the coaches for your time and commitment.
Dragon Boats NSW has updated several policies one of which is Sun Protection Guidelines. DBNSW wants our community to be sun-smart.
To view DBNSW policies go to –
A Club Prize Night
Following the discussion Forum on 12 February the committee has decided to hold a prize giving night at the end of the year. The categories so far are –
1. The person who attends the most paddling sessions gathered from sign on sheet.
2. Most improved – decided by the coaches
3. Club Person of the Year – nominations from members, and secret voting from members.
More details to follow closer to the date.
DATES FOR THE DIARY
Saturday 28 February
Saturday 28 February
Saturday 14 March
River Closed NO PADDLING
Tuesday 17 March
Sat & Sun 2-3 May
Happy Birthday to these Manning Dragons – In February –Sandi Galloway 5th, Lynn Brettle 18th, Joan McNamara 27th, Marg Kurtz 27th, Sheryl Humphries 28th,
In March – John Roetman 28th, Shane Yea 11th, Zac Calvin 12th,
For some of our members. We are thinking of you.
Rona Baillie and her family, Jenny Chippett
Warren and Rhonda Blanch and Family
Some positive comments from recent guests.
From Janice Kennedy Das -'Thank You' for giving me the opportunity to paddle with the club. It was a great experience for me and I really enjoyed the time with such a great group of men and women. The whole session was enjoyable, and the get together after a lot of fun. Its experiences like these that make Dragon Boat Paddling the great sport that it is. Look forward to catching up at Chinese New Year.
Graeme Hogno said it was great to come across a club that really enjoyed being together for social times as well as enjoying each other’s company when training hard. Narelle from the Darwin club
I wish you guys all the best for your club. Such a lovely group of people.
Her are a couple of web sites that you may be interested in
Northern Region Face Book page, you can request to join here https://www.facebook.com/groups/DBNSWNorthernRegion/
And here are a couple of club websites
Wallis Spirit: http://www.wsdragons.com.au/
Manning River Dragon Boat Club Committee
President- Trish Paff, Vic President- Mary Chapman, Secretary- Anne Williams, Treasurer- Rhonda Blanch
Members Representatives- Alex Glencross, Ruth Coleman, Sheryl Humphries
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