It is obvious that I need to be replaced as Secretary of the Club as i have forgotten a few things from the August Drumbeater.
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS. APOLOGIES FOR NEW MEMBERS IF YOUR NAME IS NOT ON THE LIST. IT WILL BE UPDATED ONCE I GET ALL THE PAPERWORK.
MEMBER PROFILE IS RECENT RETIREE JOHN ROETMAN
FAMILY: ...Lovely Wife Jacquie, Daughters Mercedes & Meisha with Granddaughter Natalie & Grandson Chris
OCCUPATION: .Retired Slave to the Backyard
FAVOURITE RESTAURANT: .....Raw sugar OF Coarse
FAVOURITE MOVIE: .....Les Miserables
WHAT ARE YOU READING AT THE MOMENT: ..Caravan & Camping Mags
SOMETHING NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT YOU: ........Now that would be Telling wouldn’t it.
WHY DID YOU BECOME A DRAGON BOATER? ..Great Non -Impact sport. With a great social group...
BEST TRAVEL MOMENT:. Many, Most of all meeting up with my Grandmother & Dutch Family in 1976 after 28 yrs. also traveling Europe ,over 50thousand klms in a Kombi to Norway at mid-summer down to Morocco., Also Turkey to Katmando
WORST TRAVEL MOMENT: In the Italian Alps December, camping in our Kombi with Ice forming
On the ceiling as stalactites. Never have been so cold.
MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT ABOUT YOUR TIME AS A DRAGON BOATER
Most regattas Especially the Chinese New Year
COMPLETE THIS SENTENCE:
I WISH. - All my friends are living a Happy & Healthy Life. And maybe a Win First Place at the next Chinese New Year Regatta.
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY
It is with great excitement that i announce we made a profit on our Regatta.
The Grand Total of $4,197.90
YAHOO0O. IT WAS WORTH IT.
Please read the latest Drum newsletter. We are stars in it. There is a great photo of our club at the AGM in Sydney being very social(with vino in hand),
And a photo and item about our new sister club.
DO IT IN A DRESS
In the latest Drum there is an item about a fundraiser about paddling in a dress on Oct 5/6. Please read the article. It will be discussed at our Committee meeting in Sept but I think it is a great idea.
More to follow.
AGM ON THURSDAY 19TH SEPT AT MCDONALDS MEETING ROOM, CHATHAM 6PM-6.30PM
FOLLOWED BY GENERAL MEETING 6.30-700PM
FOLLOWEDE BY DINNER AT PLATES, EXCHANGE HOTEL.
PLEASE RSVP TO ME FOR DINNER.
Welcome to Spring everyone. So no excuses. Back on the water all you paddlers that are afraid to paddle in the dark, paddle when its too late at night, too early in the morning and afraid of the dark. We want to see full boats when we are out there at training. For those that missed Wed night a glorious sunset on the water. And on Sat the water was crystal clear and not a breathe of wind, except out of Wazzas MOUTH.
What a great Regatta we had. Was very successful with 9 teams competing. A very big thank you to the Fabulous Regatta Committee. It was a lot of hard work but on the 2 days we aced it. Thank you for organising the weather as well. We have had a look at what worked and what did not for next time. Thank you for the vollies on the Sunday. All went well. The food was great. Loved the Dragon Balls Jacqui and whoever made the chocolate slice. LOVED IT AND WANT THE RECEIPE PLEASE.
Unfortunately not even paddlers to go. Please think about the next regatta and Newcastle. See Jen Schubert.
The date is THURSDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER 2013 AT 6PM At Waterfront Room, Exchange Hotel, Pultney St Taree.
Please consider a Position: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Member Representative x3
Nomination forms to The Secretary by Thursday 12th September. (Gaye McDonald).
Following the AGM there is a General Meeting.
DINNER AT THE EXCHANGE HOTEL, PLATES RESTAURANT FOLLOWING MEETING AT 7PM.
Names to me by Wed 18th Sept for dinner.
Kept in the cage. Anyone can write in the book but the Equipment Officer must be told as well.
EQUIPMENT OFFICER IS TED TOWERS.
A member of the club wishes to have a site on facebook for the MRDBC. However it has been decided at the Committee Meeting not to go ahead at this time due to the possibility of adverse comments and being unable to monitor it. We do acknowledge the good intention of having the Club being modern in this media but at this stage we will remain in the dinosaur era.
We had 3 members attend the DBNSW AGM in Sydney. The members that went really enjoyed the 2 day conference and learnt a lot of items to bring back and use in our training. Thank you Deb, Sue Cook and Mary for representing the MRD.
For all those that are interested in coming on our 2nd International regatta we are this time heading to HAWAII. Dates are weekend of 26th and 27th July 2014.
Please email me if you have not already if you are interested. Partners are welcome to come along a well. It is a corporate event so they can paddle.
There will be a meeting when I GET MORE INFOR. Stay tuned, have your grass skirts handy and your surfboard. At this stage we have 17 interested. Janice and Kevin Woods from Rainbow Dragons are wanting to join us again as they had so much fun in Hong Kong with us last year. YIPPEE, No doubt we will have to endure Kevs Friday night fish and chip dinners again!!!
Added bonus to come along is the T SHIRT.
SOCIAL EVENT OF THE YEAR - FLYER HAS BEEN SENT OUT
Croquet Day Sunday 22nd Sept at Taree Croquet Club. $10.00 a head BYO lunch to share. 9.30am, start 10am. No high heels allowed girls(and some of the boys). 100 Club will be drawn. Money to go to Juniors.
(Should i mention them??) No.
Marg is looking into a singlet similar to our Pan Pacs ones. There is talk of a Jacket as well. Will keep you posted.
See you all on the water.