DRUMBEATER AUGUST 2014
We have nearly all returned from our overseas adventures except for 2 paddlers (and friends) still enjoying the sights of Canada and the good ole USA.
We had a great time in Hawaii and did really well making it to the Semi finals. We managed to get 5 races in.Pearl Dragons only got 2 races. It was do or die each race to proceed. Melanie would have had a fit. No water closures, just keep paddling with paddle boards, boats, canoes and even swimmers!! I think we paddled 500metres in one race instead of 200 by trying to avoid a swimmer!!Our international paddlers did us proud too. Where to next.???We have been invited to Vancouver in 2 years time. Hopefully Jennifer will remember it next time and even manage to sweep. We did all enjoy Honolulu. Anyone for Mai Tais????
For those who don’t know both Shaun and Sam have made it into the Australian Auroras.And onto Canada next year, all things going well. So they have to paddle hard, lots of training and no injuries!!!
We will be fundraising for them. Tara is trying out as well in the Youth team. Good luck gorgeous girl.
WIRED FOR SOUND
Thanks to the proceeds of a Holiday Coast Credit Union community grant the
Manning River Dragons are now wired for sound.
Our club is lucky enough to have been approved for a $1,071.00 community
grant to purchase a Cox Vox for our boat. Sweeps and coaches will no longer
have to scream calls of safety, encouragement and instruction to our members
to be heard. The cox box is a sound system worn by the coach or sweep to
communicate to crew with sound coming from speakers covering length of boat.
Manning river is very fortunate to be supported by our Community Credit
Union with whom we have banked with over the last 6 years. Holiday Coast
Credit Union has funded our gazebos, 22 life jackets and our new cox box. We
gratefully acknowledge their support of our club.
This Sat 30th August after paddling. Please stay and help out.
Sept 6th. No paddling. We need members to be at the cage at 8.15am to put the boat on the trailer. Then to St Josephs School unload the boat, set up the stall and put the boat back on the trailer at 2pm and go back to unload at the cage.The fair is 10am=2pm. Please wear club, pan pacs, Hong Kong, Hawaii shirts, and medals. Juniors your Zodiac,NSW shirts, medals trophies.
COME AND TRY DAY
Sat 13th Sept from 9.30and -12.30.
All members to help out . We will have a sausage sizzle as well.
Please bring a friend. Please print out one copy of the flyer and put it somewhere around town.
11th October. We have been asked to exhibit our boat at the Taree show in Oct. We will need helpers on this day. More later.
We have been asked by the Council if we wished to share this facility with the Wood Turners. We have had several members go down and have a look but it is deemed unsuitable by all members.(difficult access to get into boats, out of boats, getting boat onto trailer.
It is extremely sad that we have not been able to get a team together for Port Macquarie, Mylstrom regattas.
Both Cathy Stenchion and Gaye McDonald volunteered at Port and Jennifer Schubert is volunteering at Ballina this weekend. Just remember there is always a team that is looking for paddlers to join them. Volunteering is fun as well.
Our next Regatta is Newcastle. This is a Non sanctioned regatta so you will have the opportunity to paddle in many events. Put your name down for the Sunday(the Sat turn race was not that good).
MANNING IN MOTION.
A meeting was held in Taree to join all the sporting events together in the last 2 weeks of Jan 2015. Our regatta falls into this. We will get great publicity. We will be having a Come and Try day on the Sat arvo after our turn race and our sporting regatta on the Sunday.
Jennifer Schubert will be our contact.
It is with a saddened voice that I let you all know that Natalie Raab(ex club member) was suddenly killed in a motor bike accident.
Shane and Tara Manahan-Dad and Grandfather passed away.
Cards have been sent and we did a Paddle Tapp for them both. Our thoughts are with you and your families.
ANNUAL AGM DBNSW.
Both Jennifer and Trish went and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Lots of networking was done and they have come back full of ideas and enthusiasm. Beware!!!!
Date Thursday 16th October 6pm at the Waterfront room. Followed By dinner at Plates restaurant.
Please let Gaye know if you are coming to dinner. More later.
Also a reminder both the Secretary and Treasurer Position will need to be filled.(Secretary is really, really, fun, fun, fun).
Just a reminder that Maureen and her helpers are organising new shirts for us. Please look at her email and vote on the type of shirt you wish for. Majority rules. They are similar to our Hawaii shirts and they are Fabulous. Everyone loved them. Great to wear and they stand out in a crowd. Don’t the hat as well.
Shane Manahan .
RECEIPE OF THE MONTH.
If dining at the Blanches House on a Saturday night(Chef Waz).
1. Walk into Pantry
2. Grab one can of Baked Beans
3. Open can.
4. Empty into bowl.
5. Microwave for 2-3 mins
6. Place bread in toaster
7. When baked beans are hot and the toast is ready, spoon the Beans onto the toast.
8. Served with love.