THE DRUM BEATER
Welcome to any new paddlers receiving this newsletter for the first time.
We held our AGM in October and our new committee to guide us through 2012/2013 season is:
President: Deb Ashwell
Vice President: Rhonda Blanch
Secretary: Gaye McDonald
Treasurer: Cathy Stenchion
Member Representatives: Trish Paff, Anne Williams, John Roetman
Head Coach: Jennifer Schubert
Captain: Jennifer Schubert
Vice Captain: Warren Blanch
Publicity Officer:; Shane Manahan
Archives: Shane Manahan
Maintanence: Ted Towers
MPIO Officer: Trish Paff, Sue Hunter
Please remember we are all volunteers trying to help our club be successful(and all work as well)
Lifting of the Boat.
This issue was raised at our discussion meeting , committee meeting and the Coaches Meeting.
All coaches agreed to lift each section of the boat onto the wheels, bit by bit. This will depend on the tide. Any issues please speak to the Head Coach(Jen).
OUR REGATTA IN AUGUST 2013
The Regatta Committee are meeting monthly and are busy getting all relevant planning forms etc in place.
Phoenic boat is out of action from Thursday 29th Nov until the Wed 5th Dec.
We can only use the Dragonfly(10seats)
Please for this Sat 1st Dec email Alison Byram for the run. There will be 2 runs on Sat.
1st run 7.15am at the cage
2nd run 8.30am at the ramp (like the old days)
Every January and July we will turn over both boats, inspect their bottoms(ooh la la), scrub them(aahhh), call our friendly repair men if need be.
What to do with the Green Raft in the cage.? I have emailed out to all with what they want to do with it but I have had no response as yet. This is the last chance to give your point of view to me.
HO HO HO
Its that time of year that the man with the big red suit comes to visit us.
CHRISTMAS PARTY PADDLE.
DATE; Sat 15th Dec
TIME: Around 9am at the cage.
ATTIRE: Chrissy theme(hats, t shirts , red undies.)
PADDLE TO: From Taree to CROCKI
Committee will supply snags, bread etc for a sausage sizzle
BYO: Drinks, coffee, tea, desert, nibbles.
You can bring your food etc to the cage and the people that are not going to paddle can drive out with the stuff.
SECRET SANTA; If you are coming along you need to bring a fun present to the value of $5.00
(including kids hubby and wives)
XMAS RAFFLE: The $100 club started off at the Foster Regatta. It will be drawn on the day of the Chrissy paddle. Bring your $$ as there will be a Chrissy raffle as well. There will be raffle books available soon. It is a hamper of chrissy goodies. Dig deep, its for a good cause.- MANNING RIVER DRAGONS
LOTS OF EMAILS
As you have all noticed we are receiving a lot of emails being forwarded by Deb from DBNSW. Please do not shoot the messenger.
It is a requirement of DBNSW that all members receive all emails sent out, whether relevant or not. So it is up to you to read or bin it.
COME AND TRY DAY.
We had a beautiful day in October for our Annual Come and Try day. Thank you all for making the new paddlers feel welcome. We hope they wish to come back and paddle with us again. We had 24 on the day.
PAN PACE MASTERS GAMES.
We had 14 paddlers join the north coast gelati team heading to the Gold Coast in oct for the masters Pan pacs Games. There was a team of 80 from Wallis Lake Spirits to Grafton. It was great to paddle with teams that we usually are our opposition.
The team was very successful bringing home lots of bling. (Some more than others hey Ruthie and Shane). 1 Gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze. The teams were from Hobart in the South to across the ditch to NZ, and they breed them mighty big there.
Not only did we have great paddling in trying conditions, gale force winds one day, rain the next we also had a great party, dance time every night. Go ABBA live
Had a great weekend at Foster paddling on the weekend.
We had the 2km turn race on sat in A1 paddling conditions. And we got 3rd place, so another trophy for the cabinet. Winners River Rats
Sunday, what a picturesque setting . No doubt we got our $20.00 worth of paddling. In the boat, out the boat, in the boat, out the boat. Loved it .Can’t we go to the toilet though. No in that boat now.
Got to the finals of both the mixed and womens team. Was heading into 2nd place behind Kempsey when our sweep decided to follow the rats and ended up following them(not in a good way ) into there slipstream. Still love you Jen. Winners River Rats
Womens a very close race with Winners River Rats. We came 4th with only .100th sec between 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Could have been anyones .
Kempsey Regatta December 9th Dec Money in now.
CNY 23rd Feb. Money and names in by 17th Dec please. $30.00
The next committee meeting is on Tueday 18th December 2012. If you have anything you wish put on the Agenda,please see one of the committee members.
BIRTHDAY WISHES HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU ALL
Sue H now on the mend, Mary gone down fast. Deb, glad your son has made a 100% recovery, Meg and Sandi our loving thoughts are with you .
See you all on the water.
REMEMBER IF YOU CAN’T PADDLE LOOK GOOD AND HAVE FUN.