Successful AGM

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We held a lively AGM at the Hotel Canobolas last Tuesday night (12 July) with some old faces re-elected and some new folk putting up their hands to help run our club.

Congratulations to:

President: Ian Sawtell
Secretary: Loretta Colla
Treasurer: Regina Fogarty
Assistant Treasurer: Liz Etherton
Membership Registrar: Eve Blore
Regatta Secretary: Susie Fletcher
Equipment Officer: Phil Lambert
MPIO: Jasmine Vidler
Public Officer Jo Keniry
Committee members: Lisa Cobb, Rob Hart, Jo Krats, Bronwyn Glasson and  Jan Richards.


To our outgoing Membership Registrar, Lynette McLeod and Secretary Anni Gallagher

The fees for the 2016-2017 paddling year were set – details plus information about how to pay them can be found on the Membership Page.

It was also agreed that that there will be a club meeting on the first Saturday or Sunday (depending on the season) of each month following training to discuss any issues. Thus there will be a meeting following training on Sunday 7th August. The main issue to discuss will be the planning of regattas the club wishes to attend this season.


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The Mighty Dragonboat

boatPinnacle Paddlers member Cath Hines recently penned this poem about our beloved sport and was happy to share it with us. Thanks Cath!


The Mighty Dragonboat
by Cath Hines

Our crafts are that of beauty,
they are white and lined with scales.
At all the races and regatta,
adorned with golden heads and tails.
The beast, she is the dragon,
ten seats hold up to twenty crew.
The sweep steers standing tall aback,
drummer sits affront with backward view.
The paddlers share a healthy joy,
life itself is nature’s gift.
We paddle rivers, lakes and shore,
in hearts and bodies there’s a lift.
‘Paddles Up’ – we lean ahead,
Our paddles at the ready.
The count is on, blades dug in,
water flowing strong and steady.
There’s something very special,
sharing strokes that move as one.
The momentum of this mighty beast,
is profound, strong and fun.
We’re thankful that we get to play,
as one upon the water.
It doesn’t matter if you are,
slim, cuddly, tall or shorter,
It’s all about the teamship,
support and health and care.
And a group of men and women,
and the sport and fun they share.

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