Well it’s been a busy month for fundraising and our members & supporters have done our club proud with both participation, support & generosity.
The final amount raised for our club’s fundraiser for CAMP QUALITY was $4811 which is a fantastic result. Thankyou again to everyone who paddled, supported or donated. Debra Moore from Camp Quality was thrilled with this result and passes on her thanks to everyone involved.
Last Saturday, June 11 it was fantastic to see 19 of our club members paddling in support of the Port Macquarie Maroro Outrigger Canoe Club’s fundraiser for Riding for the Disabled, Wauchope. Two crews of six from this club supported our fundraiser so it was great to be able to repay them in this way. Our club donated $200 to this fundraiser and with 19 participants on the day & generous donations from other members, we contributed around $400+ to this worthwhile local cause.
It was a lovely, if chilly morning for this paddle. Six of us had a very early start, doing our car shuffle at dawn at Westport as the sun was just rising. We then joined the outrigger crew at Telegraph Point and paddled the 32 kms to Westport Park. Colin, Peter Levy, Bill V, Julie Howard & Bill & I elected to do this paddle. The Wilson & Maria Rivers were beautiful & calm with lovely reflections along the way. The water started to get choppy closer to the Dhoongang (Hastings) River.
Greg led his group of seven paddlers (Rosemary & Ken, Maria, Ray, Barry & Pieternella) for a 10 kms paddle from Fernbank to Westport and Stephen led his group of six (Margaret, Sue, Alan, Mal & Faye) from McInherney. Thank you to those leaders and paddlers.
Unfortunately the promised BBQ back at Westport did not eventuate, but it was still good the enjoy the sunshine and catch up with each other.