THE DRUM BEATER APRIL 2013
Welcome to our newsletter from the MRDBC. Hope everyone is keeping well and our paddlers that are carrying injuries are looking after themselves.
It has been a quiet month with no flooding happening in the Manning River.
A reminder of the Mothers Day raffle. Please give your tickets, money to either Cathy Stenchion, Deb Ashwell or Narelle Minett. The raffle will be drawn on Sat 4th May at the Mothers Day Breakfast.
The Breaky is at Raw Sugar Cafe, Victoria St Taree after paddling on the Saturday about 9ish for the paddlers not paddling and just doing Breakfast.
Names to Gaye please who is coming to celebrate Mothers Day.
Anyone related to Cath Stenchion will NOT be winning the raffle this year!
Our next regatta is at Urunga on Sat 18thMay and Sun 19th May. A 2km race on Sat and Sprints on Sun.
Port Macquarie Sat 8th June 18 km and Sun 9th May Sprints. There is extra training organized o n Sundays for the 18km race. It is fun and it is great paddling along different waterways.
The Regatta Committee is working hard to get our Regatta organized for August. Just a reminder to let Trish Paff know if you wish to volunteer for the Sunday.
We had our get together for the Flood plan for the cage. It has gone to the committee and needs some fine tuning before it is released.
A reminder our Discussion forum is on Thursday 9th May at McDonalds meeting room. Chatham. 6.45pm-7.45pm.
Hope to see you then.
Welcome to the new section of Getting to know your fellow paddler
NAME: Trish Paff
NICKNAME : Boges..
FAMILY: David ,Thomas and Jonothon....
FAVOURITE RESTAURANT GRAZE
FAVOURITE MOVIE: Momma Mia.
WHAT ARE YOU READING AT THE MOMENT: Little Exiles –Robert Dinsdale
SOMETHING NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT YOU: .To remain a secret.....................................................................
WHY DID YOU BECOME A DRAGON BOATER? ..Loved the idea of competing in a team in a fast paced water sport.
BEST TRAVEL MOMENT:Sailing in the Whitsundays
WORST TRAVEL MOMENT: .Missing flight home from Sydney then sitting on train for 6hours when I was 6 months pregnant
MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT ABOUT YOUR TIME AS A DRAGON BOATER..Winning my 1st trophy at Kempsey and the walk home in the rain at Darling Harbour
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I WISH .I will be able to keep paddling till a very old age with .the best group of people I know
Our sincere thoughts are with Marg Kurt with the passing of her lovely Mum.