Pathfinder Update

THIS THURSDAY 23rd FEBRUARY POOL SESSION. Please support this as attendance was very low for the last one and we lost a lot of money on it!! There is only one more pool session after this one.

FIRST AID COURSE (two day rec course) at Riverside Centre Oxford March 18/19 Sat /Sun. This has been organised by  by  Louise Royle  especially for club members and as such is heavily subsidised by the club. It is only £65 for the two day course..going rate is at least twice that!! It is a requirement that coaches renew this every three years but it is open to anyone in the club. The deadline for payment is next Saturday Feb25th. If insufficient numbers it will be cancelled. CONTACT LOUISE DIRECT.

As you know there is a tremendous amount of work going on behind the scenes to do everything we can to get our new site up and running by the start of the season. As soon as we can get the interminable legal paperwork signed by the authorities, we will be in a position to start the physical work.

The other issue is funds. We have got some awards from Christ`s Hospital Abingdon Charity Fund (£4600) ,River Legacy Foundation (£5000),Waitrose (£249), Aviva (£500) which we have added to the money we have saved/raised already. We also have a number of other grant applications in at present. We are still however well short of the money we need.

 

If you know of any local firm, or perhaps your employer, who would be willing to sponsor, we have a number of items of the build , that require sponsorship for a sum. or perhaps they would be willing to donate building /construction materials. We can provide a list of what is needed on request. Likewise if you hear of any grants for which we may be eligible. Gordon , Paula and Tom have been doing a brilliant job of looking into all grant possibilities and putting in applications for those that we are eligible for.

Additionally we have plans for a couple of fund raising events… Easter Monday Bucket Collection Day at GO Outdoors for which we need some volunteers to help (let me know) and a Duck Race in June.

When we have a clearer plan as to how the site will be developed we will have news of starting monday nights and other day trips. We hope to start back on the river at the end of April.

Membership

A few changes were made at last November`s KCC AGM.

EVERY Pathfinder member will need to download the membership form from here and bring it along or send it to me when we start on the river. This year EVERY new or rejoining member needs to pay £5 annual membership fee and then each attendance is £5 as usual (i.e first time you come it will be £10)

When a Pathfinder reaches 18 they are entitled to one year`s free membership of the KCC Adult section in addition to coming along and helping with Pathfinder Monday Sessions. For this they must complete the on line kcc adult application (see below).

Parents, if you wish, are very welcome to join the KCC adult section (£45 per year) as a paddling member, or as a non paddling supporter at a concessionary rate (£20 per year) Both of these give voting rights at the AGM . Please note this on line form is only for those wishing to join the adult section. PY Youth Section membership is, as above the same as in previous years, by downloading, completing and bringing along the paper form.

Phew!! MAYBE we can actually get some paddling done as a break from all this  admin, we can hope. Have spent more hours going to meetings in the last months than doing any paddling!!

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