Linsay Gadsby

From Ken

Hi members

The Management Committee has called a Special General Meeting to enable the club to change the signatories to its bank accounts.

I want to explain why this is necessary.

Normally, the signatories to our two bank accounts – the Operating Account and the Term Deposit Account change to reflect the make up of the Executive. Suncorp however has advised that it cannot change the signatories unless there’s evidence the members of the club agree to the change. The evidence needed is a motion and a vote put to a General Meeting to which all members are invited to attend or cast a proxy vote. 

The Management Committee thought the easiest way to achieve this administrative outcome would be to hold a general meeting at the conclusion of one of our popular Monday paddles. The Ewan Maddock paddle was the best window. Otherwise, the meeting would be further delayed by the Bribie Island camp.

What effect will the proposed motion have? Not much, it simply reflects the make up of the new executive elected at the AGM.

If you can’t come, please feel free to fill in a proxy vote and email it back to Margaret.. We need a quorum of 19 – which I think will be easy to achieve given that it will be at a fabulous paddle spot and the meeting shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give me a call.

Click here for AGENDA SPECIAL MEETING 13th February 2023

Tighten your Tentrope

 (Camps Update Issue 1)

Tighten your Tentrope is the first of my Camps updates for my role as Camp Coordinator, I’ll go with this title until someone can come up with something better, like “get your fly up” or “this is not my tent”. The next camp is Bribie Island (19-25 Feb) and camp leaders are Pauline King and Donna Gibson. I was lucky to Paddle with Pauline and Donna a couple of weeks ago and we looked at the launch sites and completed one of the paddles to Ningi Creek, it’s going to be a fabulous camp with some really great paddles planned. The Camp dinner is planned for Wednesday Night at The Surf Club Bribie Island, and the bistro has been voted the best bistro on Woorim Beach! After the Bribie Island Major Camp there has been some idle chatter around a Boreen Point mini camp (15-18 Mar) and this is outlined over the page. Bruce then leads us south to Tathra (27 April – 13 May) which includes Shoalhaven Heads, Jervis Bay, Tuross Lake, Batemans Bay, Twofold Bay and Bega River. Heaps of new paddles on the way down and back, a great NSW south coast road trip If you haven’t booked this yet you should do yourself a favour and get onto it. . Winter in the Whitsundays is always a winner and Dave Pass and Chris Roberts are leading this camp which will based in Airlie Beach (14-28 August), there will also be some kayak camping options with-in this camp and I cant wait…!

Bribie Island Camp Sunday 19 Feb to Saturday 25 Feb. Camp Leaders: Pauline King and Donna Gibson

Where: Bongaree Caravan Park, Bongaree, Bribie Island

Bribie paddles are usually impacted by wind and sea conditions and as such some changes maybe expected to the plan below, a facebook event will be created so that updates and paddle start times can be communicated, this will be particularly helpful for those coming down for the day to paddle with us. The plan for the next day will be confirmed at 5pm at the briefing. The following is an outline of the paddles and other activities:

Sunday 19 Feb: Arrive, 5pm nibbles & dribbles on the waterfront adjacent to the Bongaree Caravan Park (this will be then daily at 5pm)

Monday 20 Feb: Poverty Point Paddle 14km return, 08:30 launch at Banksia Beach (near 17 Solander Esp) Poverty Point Paddle 26km return, 07:30 launch at Bongaree Van Park

Tuesday 21 Feb: Godwin Beach 10Km return, launch at Bongaree Van Park, time TBA. Beachmere 30km return, launch at Bongaree Van Park, time TBA

Wednesday 22 Feb: Ningi Creek launch at Turners Camp 12km return, time TBA Nigi Creek launch at Bongaree Van Park 30km return, time TBA Camp Dinner at the Woorim Surf Club at 6pm after the daily briefing at the Surf Club Bar 5pm.

Thursday 23 Feb: Skirmish Point launch at Bongaree Van Park 12km return, time TBA Woorim launch at Bongaree Van Park 22km return (open water paddle), time TBA

Friday 24 Feb: King John Creek (Caboolture River) 12km return, launch at Beachmere Boat Ramp at 10am (need the tide)

Saturday 25 Feb: Check-out and return home.

 

 Boreen Point – Mini Camp Wednesday 15 March to Saturday 18 March?

Where: Boreen Point Campground and Caravan Park, 1 Esplanade Boreen Point

 Camp Leader: TBA

There are two options for this camp, the first is to paddle up Noosa River from Tewantin Boat Ramp after the Club Paddle on Wednesday, the tides will be in our favour for a 1pm departure and the distance is 17km. The second option is to drive to Boreen Point and check-in in the afternoon. The paddlers from Tewantin should arrive around 4pm.

The Camp ground has a web based booking system which is good as it is often difficult to get these guys on the phone. The Thursday Club paddle is planned for Boreen Point and the campers will join this and return to Boreen Point for the usual lunch with the Thursday paddlers.

A camp dinner is proposed at the Apollonian for Thursday night, following drinks at the bar 5pm.

Friday’s paddle will be either Harry’s Hut or Kin Kin Creek, whatever wasn’t covered on Thursday night. The other option for Friday will be continue to Camp 3 and have 2 nights there returning Sunday to Boreen Point, but I’ll see how much interest there is for this before committing.

 

Tathra Camp

27 April to 13 May

Camp Leader; Bruce Nicholson

Bruce has developed a cracker of an itinerary for the trip south covering Shoalhaven Heads to Bega River with many many paddles in between. The following is the itinerary:

Thursday 27 April Check-in at the Holiday Haven Caravan Park, 49 McIntosh St Shoalhaven Heads (02 4429 5409)

 Friday 28 April – Sunday 30 April Paddle Shoalhaven Gorge and Tallowa Dam, Honeymoon Bay, Jervis Bay, Wharf Road to Caravan Park, Shoalhaven River

 Monday 1 May Check-in at Nelligen Big 4 Holiday Park Nelligen 970 Kings Hwy (1 300 784 446) Tuesday 2 May –

 Thursday 4 May Paddle Clyde River Upstream, Tuross Lake, Batemans Bay

 Friday 5 May Check-in at Tathra Beach Eco Village, 5 Andy Poole Dr, Tathra (02 6494 4773)

 Saturday 6 May – Friday 12 May Paddle Bermagui River, Bithry Inlet, Wapengo Lake, Twofold Bay, Towamba River, Ocean Paddle, Bega River, Wallaga Lake, Dignams Creek

Saturday 13 May Check-out and head home or somewhere else!

 

Whitsunday Camp Monday 14 August to Monday 28 August Camp Leaders; Dave Pass and Chris Roberts Where: Tasman Holiday Park, Cnr Jubilee Pocket Road and Shute Harbour Rds. Dave and Chris are working with the van park currently on some good rates so just hold off booking until all that detail has been confirmed. The South East trade winds can blow strong for a few days at any time, accordingly a 14 day camp is planned in the hope of having at least 9-10 days of perfect paddling weather . The van park selected is in a central location , friendly staff, pet friendly and an ideal booking and cancellation policy . There will be day paddles arranged based on the weather, and there are many many options available. Airlie beach itself is a good day paddle along the coast , in and out of marinas , and a good beach for the coffee stop . Shute Hbr offers easy paddles to South Molle Island , North Molle Island , Daydream Island ( coffee and cake ) Long Island and the coast line north of Shute Hbr. As an option for the Kayak Campers Dean has offered to lead a group on a kayak camping trip to the outer Islands . This will be a 7 or more day trip with no supply opportunity on the way . It will be open only to members who have a demonstrated ability to cope with some heavy weather and who are not precious about returning with an extra scratch or two from rocks and coral . So , to impress Dean and Robb , you had best join them at skills days on the Maroochy bar !! For those who are not so adventurous, but want something more than the day paddles might offer or who have done it all before , there will be a 3 or 4 night camp at ” Paddle Bay ” on the north end of South Molle Island .This great camp gives the opportunity for many paddles ( Day Dream , North Molle , circumnavigate South Molle etc ) and access to the many walking tracks and to the now defunct South Molle resort

Very shortly, Marion Head will be circulating a questionnaire to all members. We are hoping to do this on a regular basis so that we keep across what members are expecting from the club. In the first questionnaire, Marion will be asking where you paddle and on what days so that we can allocate more effectively coordinators to each of the scheduled paddles. While we would prefer everyone to take a turn coordinating a paddle, there will be an opt out option. As requested by the General Meeting, we will also be asking whether the start times in winter should remain as they are (8.30am) or for it to be brought into line with summer start times.

The General Meeting also requested we develop guidelines around the new Associate membership that will be implemented as soon as it is incorporated into our constitution. We will be doing that over the coming months, but the committee agreed the criteria for associate membership will be tight – with associate members granted access to club emails, thew Facebook page, retaining advertising rights on the website and being able to participate in social events. Voting rights though will be restricted to life members and those paying full subscription.

In conclusion, I hope you have found the information useful and helpful in planning your year ahead.

Kind regards

Ken

DETAILS TO FOLLOW

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CAMP TO BE CONFIRMED

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CAMP TO BE CONFIRMED

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 Boreen Point – Mini Camp Wednesday 15 March to Saturday 18 March?

Where: Boreen Point Campground and Caravan Park, 1 Esplanade Boreen Point

 Camp Leader: TBA

There are two options for this camp, the first is to paddle up Noosa River from Tewantin Boat Ramp after the Club Paddle on Wednesday, the tides will be in our favour for a 1pm departure and the distance is 17km. The second option is to drive to Boreen Point and check-in in the afternoon. The paddlers from Tewantin should arrive around 4pm.

The Camp ground has a web based booking system which is good as it is often difficult to get these guys on the phone. The Thursday Club paddle is planned for Boreen Point and the campers will join this and return to Boreen Point for the usual lunch with the Thursday paddlers.

A camp dinner is proposed at the Apollonian for Thursday night, following drinks at the bar 5pm.

Friday’s paddle will be either Harry’s Hut or Kin Kin Creek, whatever wasn’t covered on Thursday night. The other option for Friday will be continue to Camp 3 and have 2 nights there returning Sunday to Boreen Point, but I’ll see how much interest there is for this before committing.

There’ll also be fun days during the year. The first will be held at Fraser Park, Golden Beach, Caloundra on March 9 replacing the Thursday paddle for that day.

There’ll be more information on this closer to the time, but please, even if you are not a regular Thursday paddle, claim this date.

Rather than a paddle from A to B, it’ll be four hours of mucking around in our kayaks, socialising and having a bite to eat.

Saturday March 25th –   95th Birthday Party for life member Terri Stannard at Crummunda Park

April 5th –   Re-enactment Day – celebrating club’s first paddles in Canadian Canoes at Dunethin Rock

October 6th – 8th   Kai Yak Yak Symposium/ camp to be staged on the Sunshine Coast

October 22nd  –   Anniversary Community Open Day at Lake Kawana.

December 14th –  Anniversary Christmas Dinner