Time to just off your winter woollies, put your woollen beanie on, don your headlight,get the long sleeve skins and come along and enjoy winter paddling along the Manning. No wind, gorgeous moon shining on the water, the pretty light along the riverbank reflecting on the water. AHHHHHH,OOOOHHHHHH.
Most of this news is not new to you.
1. FEES FOR MANNING RIVER DRAGONS FOR SEASON 2014/2015
Adults $30.00, Juniors $15.00. Paddle fees remain at $2.00 a session. Cheap as chips.
DBNSW has remained the same at $100.00. Please pay your Manning fees now.Either bank transfer or pay Cath Stenchion. Do not forget to fill out and sign the form.
Our charity we will be supporting will be the ACMF(Aus Children Music Foundation).They are holding a concert here in Taree on 27th august 2014. Matinee and Evening sessions. All proceeds going to the ACMF Manning Valley indigenous and Disadvantaged Students Music Program. Rotary are running it. Special guest don Spencer, John Waters, Rachael Beck and George Houvardas, with local schools. Anyone that went last year said it was fantastic.
It is up to individual members to book their tickets to support this event.
3. St Joseph School Spring Fair
6th September. St Joseph School is having a spring Fair on Sat 6th Sept. From 10am-2pm. We will be having a site there to promote our sport. We will be taking the Dragonfly. We will need some volunteers to help on the day. Names to Trish please.
4. Come and Try Day.
Saturday 13th Sept. We are having it the Sat after the St Joesy spring Fair so we can capture more paddlers(and hopefully more men). We will be having a sausage sizzle again. We will ask the Croquet club as well. We will need members to help out.
5. Junior News
As we all know they performed so well at the National titles bringing home lots of bling. We now have 3 Juniors trying out for the Australian teams-The Auroras. They are training hard and getting very fit with lots of travelling by parents going to Sydney frequently. Good luck Sean, Sam and Tara. We wish them all the best and support them.
6. Regatta News.
It was very disappointing not having a team to go to the local regatta at Port Macquarie in June. It was the long weekend which meant we had some paddlers away or had family visit. Well done Maureen Pratten who joined with Newcastle/Foster in doing the 20km Marathon and they came 4th against stiff opposition, with several Sydney teams competing. A youth team of 20 year olds won the event. How can a bunch of “oldies” compete against them???