Club Update – 12th May 2009

2009 Fees – It’s time to open your wallets again. You should have received an e-mail from the treasurer with a membership form. If you haven’t then please contact the Treasurer at kcc.treasurer@googlemail.com. 

Trasher – If you’ve been up to anything interesting paddling wise or have anything you want communicating then please consider writing something to be included in the Trasher. Let the Editor know at kcc.trasher@gmail.com

Goings on – If you have any dates for trips and or courses you would like added to the cub calendar then please let me know. The calendar is here: http://www.google.com/calendar/render?tab=mc&gsessionid=W6i39-8MfSrGicPIEB53yQ

The following is take directly from the calendar:

Sat May 16

Costal Navigation Course – Riverside

Tue May 19

Beginners Course – Kingfisher Hut Wilsham Road, Abingdon clip_image002[82]

Wed May 20

Club Paddling Session (Hut Duty: Dave Hodgkinson) – KCC Club Hut, Wilsham Road, Abingdon. clip_image002[83]

Thu May 21

Beginners Course – Kingfisher Hut Wilsham Road, Abingdon clip_image002[84]

Fri May 22

Scottish Sea Kayak Symposium – Skye

Sat May 23

Scottish Sea Kayak Symposium – Skye

 

Canoe Camping Club trip – River Tamar

Sun May 24

Scottish Sea Kayak Symposium – Skye

 

Canoe Camping Club trip – River Tamar

Mon May 25

Scottish Sea Kayak Symposium – Skye

 

Canoe Camping Club trip – River Tamar

Tue May 26

Beginners Course – Kingfisher Hut Wilsham Road, Abingdon clip_image002[85]

Wed May 27

Kayak/Canoe Taster Session (Duty Coach: Louise Royle) – KCC Club Hut, Wilsham Road, Abingdon

 

Club Paddling Session – KCC Club Hut, Wilsham Road, Abingdon. clip_image002[86]

Thu May 28

Beginners Course – Kingfisher Hut Wilsham Road, Abingdon clip_image002[87]

Mon Jun 1

Committee Meeting – Louise’s House

Tue Jun 2

Beginners Course – Kingfisher Hut Wilsham Road, Abingdon

Tue Jun 2

Beginners Course – Kingfisher Hut Wilsham Road, Abingdon clip_image002[88]

Wed Jun 3

Club Paddling Session – KCC Club Hut, Wilsham Road, Abingdon. clip_image002[89]

 

Monthly Meeting – The Fox Inn, 29 High Street, Steventon OX13 6RZ clip_image002[90]

Thu Jun 4

Beginners Course – Kingfisher Hut Wilsham Road, Abingdon clip_image002[91]

Tue Jun 9

Beginners Course – Kingfisher Hut Wilsham Road, Abingdon clip_image002[92]

Wed Jun 10

Club Paddling Session – KCC Club Hut, Wilsham Road, Abingdon. clip_image002[93]

Thu Jun 11

Beginners Course – Kingfisher Hut Wilsham Road, Abingdon clip_image002[94]

Sat Jun 13

Blastathon – Club hut then Abingdon Weir

Tue Jun 16

Beginners Course – Kingfisher Hut Wilsham Road, Abingdon clip_image002[95]

Wed Jun 17

Club Paddling Session – KCC Club Hut, Wilsham Road, Abingdon. clip_image002[96]

Thu Jun 18

Beginners Course – Kingfisher Hut Wilsham Road, Abingdon clip_image002[97]

Wed Jun 24

Kayak/Canoe Taster Session – KCC Club Hut, Wilsham Road, Abingdon

 

Club Paddling Session – KCC Club Hut, Wilsham Road, Abingdon. clip_image002[98]

Sat Jun 27

Potential HPP Date?

Wed Jul 1

Club Paddling Session – KCC Club Hut, Wilsham Road, Abingdon. clip_image002[99]

 

Monthly Meeting – The Fox Inn, 29 High Street, Steventon OX13 6RZ clip_image002[100]

Wednesday Evening Paddling – From the 6th May a duty officer will be at the hut every week from around 6:30pm to perform the following duties:  

  • Open the hut.
  • Record details of non-members on temporary membership forms
  • Record details of who borrows kit and ensure it is returned.
  • Collect money from those who borrow kit.

Club members and non-members who wish to visit the club, and can paddle to BCU 1* level are welcome to join these sessions. Note the duty officer is not responsible for looking after or coaching any paddlers, though of course they may if they wish to.

On the last Wednesday of every month we will be offering and advertising taster sessions where people who have not paddled before may come along and have a go. The club will ensure these sessions are staffed by a BCU level 2 coach.

I need volunteers to help man these sessions, if you can help please let me know. I will publish a Rota once I have some names. More details can be found here: https://kingfishercanoeclub.co.uk/2009/03/30/wednesday-night-paddling-summer-2009/

Monthly Meeting – Wednesday 3rd June in the Fox Inn, Steventon. Come along and see what’s going on.

2009 Beginners Courses – These are fully subscribed.

Commercial Break – I seem to receive a large number of e-mails advertising coaching course, arranged trips and accommodation. If you’re interested in anything like this let me know and I’ll search through what’s turned and send anything interesting on. Also get a few boat for sale ads as well. Recently we received:

  • Kayako Jacko – various courses
  • Physio bench – rehab for canoeing injuries!
  • Ionian Explorers – Sea kayaking holidays
  • Kayak Repairs – they fix boats. If you quote ‘Kingfisher’ you’ll get a 5% discount
  • www.webtogs.co.uk -  UK-based online retailer for outdoor gear and clothing
  • http://www.riversideoxford.co.uk/ – They sell boats and stuff!
  • In to India – river expedition with quality white-water to Ladakh, Northern India.
  • www.getwetexpeditions.com – Trips to Nepal
  • www.loveitliveit.co.uk  – Trips to the White Nile

Courses – If anyone wants to do any coaching/training or safety courses let me know and we’ll try and get the club to arrange something.

River Licenses – Lock keepers on the Thames have been a lot more vigilant about checking river licenses latterly. You get one of these when you join the BCU so it might be an idea to carry it with you. If you borrow a club boat please take one of the laminated licenses that are kept in the hut. make sure you return it when your done.

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