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November Newsletter

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Hi there Swannies,

Hope you’re having a fantastic start to November and all enjoying the sunshine!

Our club has some very exciting events coming up and it would be so fantastic to have you at them. There are all kinds of events from a day trip to Penguin Island, right through to Christmas Holiday Classes to get enrolled in.

We look forward to seeing you at this events and make sure you take plenty of snaps to tag us in on Facebook and Instagram.

See you out on the water.

Upcoming Events:

Guided Paddle – Saturday, December 2nd
Penguin Island Trip – Sunday, December 3rd
SCC Christmas Party / Club Night – Thursday, December 7 (More details to come)
Introduction to Kayaking course – Saturday, December 9
Introduction to Paddling a Sea Kayak course – Sunday, December 17
Christmas Holiday Classes – Thursday 18th-Friday 19th and Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st December
Bronze Medallion – Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th of January 2018

SCC Guided paddle

Saturday 2nd December 2017

SCC Monthly paddle for Club members old and new. Join Sarah for a paddle around the local waters and to finish off we will stop for a coffee in  Freshwater Bay to check out the new Cafe.

Contact Sarah: 0401591312 or email sarahjwhittaker@hotmail.com. RSVPs a must so that she knows numbers to expect and if another instructor is required.

Penguin Island Sea Kayaking Trip

Sunday 3rd December 

Depending on the weather forecast and ocean conditions, this paddle usually starts just south of Rockingham, taking in Point Peron and Seal Island before reaching Penguin island. If time and conditions allow paddlers will circumnavigate the island before landing on the island for a break and lunch (BYO). Following lunch paddlers will return to the start point.

This is a fairly safe and comfortable paddle, especially for those who may not have had much experience of paddling on the ocean. Good opportunity to explore the small islands offshore and get close to the local wildlife.

Only those paddlers who have completed the SCC Intro to Sea Kayaking or are able to provide the instructor with proof of their ability to safely paddle on the ocean are able to attend this trip.

Paddlers must provide their own craft, suitable for paddling on the ocean. If you do not have one you can hire one from the club, please contact the SCC boat hire officer.

For more information and to register email Colin Priest: cag2@westnet.com.au  

2017 Christmas Party – December 7 

This is an event that’s worth, not missing! We have some great things planned for the evening. The event will kick off following the Club Race (Approximately 6:30 pm), the BBQ will be on at 6 pm.

Please RSVP if you are attending to admin@swancanoeclub.org.au so we know to expect you. 

We look forward to seeing you there.

DECEMBER 9, 2017

This course is designed for people who are new to kayaking. It will provide information on:

What to wear when kayaking
Safety awareness when kayaking
Different types of kayak design
Different types fo paddles

It will provide instruction on how to: 

Determine the correct length of a paddle
Hold a paddle
Life and carry a kayak
Get in and out of a kayak
Launch and land a kayak
Adopt the correct sitting position while kayaking
Raft up with other kayakers
Paddle forward
Paddle backwards
Turn a kayak
Stop a kayaking in an emergency
Use the paddle to brace to help prevent a capsize
Manoeuvre the kayak sideways
Capsize and self-rescue.

Sunday 17th December 

This course is normally conducted on the Swan River as it concentrates on the skills required for controlling and maneuvering a sea kayak in calm conditions.

This course is designed for people who have some previous kayaking experience and have the ability to perform basic paddling strokes.

What is covered:

  • Survival Swimming
  • CPR
  • Aquatic Rescues
  • First Aid
  • Inland waterway safety

 

Why in the river?

  • Inland waterways account for the majority of all drowning deaths in WA
  • Inland waterways are dynamic environments

 

Reminder

A reminder to all members – Everytime you leave the club make sure you have closed the roller doors, turned off the lights and locked all windows and doors. Whether someone is still at the club or not, it is so important to make sure the club is secure.

Club Hire

Please note that clubroom facilities are unavailable on the following dates due to the venue being hired out.

You will still have complete access to downstairs, however, please be mindful there will be functions upstairs.

Thursday – December 7th 8:30am- 3:30pm

Thank you for your consideration.

Thank you to Paddlesports Megastore for their continuous support to Swan Canoe Club.

Swan Canoe Club Contact Details:

Administration Officer: Olivia Haynes
admin@swancanoeclub.org.au
0405 565 495

Christmas Party

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We are delighted to invite you to our Christmas Party on December 7th!

With loads of fun activities planned and a BBQ all fired up, we hope you can pencil in this evening for down at the club.

Bring along:

-A $5 secret Santa gift
-A plate to share of either some starters or something sweet
-Some drinks

We would love for you to join us in a BBQ for a gold coin donation.

Christmas can be such a busy time of the year but we would love to take the opportunity to be together and celebrate as a community.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Junior Christmas Holiday Classes

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We invite you to involve all Juniors in the Swan Canoe Club – Christmas Holiday Classes.

2017 brings an exciting program that welcomes you to learn to kayak. Kids aged from 9-15.

Ages 9-11:

18-19th December – 09:00 – 12:00

20-21st – 09:00 – 12:00

Ages 12-15

18-19th December – 13:00-16:00

20-21st Dec – 13:00-16:00

The cost of the Christmas Holiday Classes is $100 per person to be transferred. Being a Swan Canoe Club member is not necessary.

Contact information: Demi 0466 677 497 or juniors@swancanoeclub.org.au

Moonlight Paddle 2017

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Paddle the local Swan River area around the club and sit on the water watching the moonrise. On return to the club, time to have a post-paddle (BYO Food n Drink)

IMPORTANT INFO: Participants must have done and passed the Intro to Kayaking Course or have equivalent experience Participants MUST wear either on themselves or their kayak a bright continuous light that can be seen from all directions!

NO LIGHT NO PADDLE CONTACT: Sarah Whittaker to attend. Tel: 0401591312 Email: sarahjwhittaker@hotmail.com

Reminder

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A reminder to all members – Everytime you leave the club make sure you have closed the roller doors, turned off the lights and locked all windows and doors. Whether someone is still at the club or not, it is so important to make sure the club is secure.

Sale of surplus club boats:

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Swan Canoe Club is disposing of a number of older kayaks and skis as part of the regular renewal of the club fleet (list below).
 
The following boats are available for purchase by club members on an as seen, as is basis. The boats can be inspected at the club boat shed and are currently tagged with a for sale notice and you can check the asset number against the list (this is usually a red tag attached to the stern deck handle or rudder assembly). 

Members interested in purchasing a boat are encouraged to provide a bid by email to the club administrator by COB from Friday 27th October – Friday 10 Nov. Boats will be sold to the highest bidder and must be removed from the club within 1 week.

Boats not sold after this process will be sold on the open market.
 
Enquiries to: Dave Gilbert (Boat officer) davepgilbert@icloud.com 0459 848 340, or
Olivia (Club Administrative Officer) admin@swancanoeclub.org.au 0405 565 495.

Reminder to all club members

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Reminder to all club members:

That you must at all times close doors and switch off lights when you leave the club – peoples personal boats and equipment are stored at their own risk and we should be mindful of other property at the club as well as our own.

We want to make sure that everyone’s belongings are as safe as possible at our club.

 

Newsletter

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Welcome back!

This couple of weeks have seen such exciting times for our club with the Open Day on Sunday, the Busy Bee and this week welcoming our Inaugural SCC Club Night and Time Trial.

We wanted to thank everyone for volunteering your time – we couldn’t of run the day so smoothly without you on Open Day, not to mention the club spirit was so high it was really fantastic.

Another thank you is in order is to those of you who volunteered to help with the Busy Bee. There was so much amazing work done, it’s safe to say that our club looks as it looks as clean as a new pin!

It is the community component to our club that makes us so lucky to have our beautiful second home.

The following are some upcoming events we would love to see at:

Some of the upcoming events include:
Membership Renewal – Currently
Inaugural SCC Club Night and Time Trial – Thursday, October 26
Moonlight Paddle –  Saturday, November 4

Membership Renewal reminder

We invite SCC members to renew their membership as it is now due (exp 30 Sept 2017).

With an exciting year ahead of events including club nights, paddle groups and plenty of new events popping up!

SCC is proud to say we are a community that continues to grow and pride ourselves on our members, so we look forward to another year with you as a SCC member.

Fob deactivation will occur in the next two weeks so it is important to make sure you have renewed.

If you have any questions regarding membership please email Olivia at membership@swancanoeclub.org.au

Inaugural SCC Club Night and Time Trial

We are delighted to remind you of the Inaugural SCC Club Night and Time Trial this Thursday (26th October).

This night will be an opportunity to open Thursday Club Nights.

We would love to see you out on the water and after for a BBQ and chat welcoming all suggestions for Club Nights in the future.

BBQ (BYO)
On the water – 5:30
Time trials start – 6:00
3km race to Chidley Point
A chance mid-week to catch up with friends and paddle

Please note: Paddlers require an all white light after dark on themselves or their craft and must wear a PFD if using a club craft.

Stay tuned on the Website, Facebook or Instagram.

Coming Events:
26th Oct – Club Night
2nd Nov – Club Night
4th Nov – Moonlight Paddle

Thank you to Paddlesports Megastore for their continuous support to Swan Canoe Club.

Swan Canoe Club Contact Details:

Administration Officer: Olivia Haynes
admin@swancanoeclub.org.au
0405 565 495

Inaugural SCC Club Night and Time Trial

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We are delighted to remind you of the Inaugural SCC Club Night and Time Trial this Thursday (26th October).

This night will be an opportunity to open Thursday Club Nights.

We would love to see you out on the water and after for a BBQ and chat welcoming all suggestions for Club Nights in the future.

BBQ (BYO)
On the water – 5:30
Time trials start – 6:00
3km race to Chidley Point
A chance mid-week to catch up with friends and paddle

Please note: Paddlers require an all white light after dark on themselves or their craft and must wear a PFD if using a club craft.

Stay tuned on the Website, Facebook or Instagram.

Any questions? Contact Olivia at admin@swancanoeclub.org.au

Introduction to Kayaking Course

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Intro to Kayaking Course

Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October

This course is conducted using sit – in type kayaks

Course Fee: SCC Members $70 Non Members $90

This course will provide all the instruction and information required to kayak confidently on placid water and is designed for people who are new to kayaking. It will provide information on:

  • What to wear when kayaking
  • Safety awareness when kayaking
  • Different types of kayak design
  • Kayak safety features ·different types of paddles

It will provide instruction on how to:

  • Determine the correct length of a paddle
  • Hold a paddle
  • Lift and carry a kayak
  • Get in and out of a kayak
  • Launch and land a kayak
  • Adopt the correct sitting position while kayaking
  • Raft up with other kayakers · paddle forward · paddle backwards
  • Turn a kayak
  • Stop a kayak in an emergency
  • Use the paddle to brace to help prevent a capsize
  • Manoeuvre the kayak sideways
  • Capsize and self-rescue

 

A Swan Canoe Club Introduction to Kayaking certificate will be awarded to people who have demonstrated competency in the basic paddle strokes, capsize and self-rescue and the ability to swim 50m while wearing a PFD (personal floatation device). Taking part and completing in the intro to kayaking course also covers  the requirements of a wet induction for Swan Canoe Club