June Meeting: Thank Yous & Plans

Parkes Anniversary Paddle

A well attended June meeting saw thank yous for supporting the Orange Show and  Parkes Dragon Boat Club 1st Anniversary Paddle Day at Lake Endeavour; news on budget and correspondence; Western Region Regatta update where two volunteers and two officials from each organising team are required for the November Regatta;  AGM date and team training for Masters Games coming up in Adelaide.

AusChamps Canberra Success

The Australian Dragon Boat Championships (AusChamps) is an annual event, and is held in a different State/Territory each year. The championships attract approximately 2,500 competitors from clubs all around the country to participate in club vs club, State vs State races.  This year they were held at Weston Park, Yarralumla, Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra ACT 17 – 22 April.

Congratulations to the Western Region team and our club members Phil (sweep) and Glen (paddler) (pictured above) who won silver in the 500m Mixed Opens with a time of 02.09.73 as part of the Western Region Team (pictured below). The Opens crew placed fourth – so narrowly beaten for third. The Women’s crew placed sixth with 0.3 second between third and sixth. The team was coached by Louise Linke with sweep Deb Clarke (Bathurst Pan Dragons). Well done all.