Canoeing is a wonderful activity, as all our members would attest to. Not only are you introduced to places you never knew existed, but you also get to enjoy paddling with like minded people in the safety of a group in a variety of beautiful locations. You can also access a wealth of knowledge and advice on many aspects of canoeing from very experienced paddlers within our club and try a variety of craft and paddles before making an informed decision on what to purchase.
On the social side, many new friendships can be made through paddling as there are plenty of opportunities to talk to fellow paddlers at morning tea and lunch stops, and at afternoon tea, often around a camp fire. We also organise weekends away camping and canoeing up and down the coast.
Members also enjoy social outings from time to time and the Club’s Christmas party is held in conjunction with the Annual General Meeting in early December.
This year we helped Barbara celebrate her 80th birthday with a paddle on Piper’s Creek. Barbara has had many years of both paddling experience and experiences, including white, ocean and flat water paddling. She contributes her knowledge to our annual safety day and is a fantastic role model to all club members. President George (left) making a photo collage presentation to Barbara, with Roger on her right:
Our combined Annual General Meeting and Christmas party was held in December at a wonderful venue overlooking the Hastings River. Once again it was well attended and a great success with a fantastic home cooked feast contributed by all members, raffles, lucky door prizes and live music provided by “Two Shades of Grey”.
Our committee was re-elected unanimously for another term. They are from left to right: President George, Treasurer Richard, Vice President Ray, Secretary Caroline, and Touring/Racing Coordinator Bill.