There’s a whole bunch of extra info on here now for new paddlers or people who are thinking about coming paddling.
The NLMOCC has recently been granted $5000 under the federal government volunteer’s grant. The grant will be used for the club to purchase a canoe trailer to transport the canoes so people of the region can better access our sport.
On Tuesday 22nd of December federal member for Shortland Jill Hall MP officially handed presented the club with the $5000. The club receiving the grant will be featured in Jill Halls New Year’s newsletter.
With the votes now all in to determine our club logo colour, it is expected The Incredible Hulk, Green Lantern and Yoda will be sealing their allegiances to NLMOCC. First and second preferences were taken from each person who voted, with a first preference vote worth one point and a second preference vote worth half a point. After votes were tallied two colours came out with equal points and therefore the judges had to go to a count back… so with a dominant number of first preference votes, GREEN comes in as the most preferred colour for the club logo and will now become our official logo colour. We are expecting superheros of this colour – past, present and future – to now endorse our paddling club as their club of choice and turn away from the ‘dark side’ of all other paddling clubs. And as Yoda says May the force be with you!
The skills run wide and and deep among the members of the NLMOCC. Beavering away for the last month, Vice President Nathan Evans has come up with some designs for club uniforms and logos. Please check them and leave a comment on what you think.
I’d like you to picture this… a man walking slowly, yet purposefully toward you; on his naked and muscular shoulders an OC2 is perched. No assistance is offered to the athletic figure, and none is requested. He comes closer now and into focus in the dawning sun, he’s finished a solid training session; muscles are pumped, and sweat beads down his tanned skin. One might think it is the aquatic version of the Marlboro man – a paddle instead of a cigarette. Now even closer a stranger would easily take him for a rugged man’s man, one perhaps not to cross or make a smart remark to for fear of inciting his anger. Who is this man? Who is this paddler? Now directly in front of you, you realise that this man, long dishevelled hair and beard, is carrying a pink canoe!? Yes pink! Powerfully, he places it down next to a dragon boat – a pink pink dragon boat. Aparently it’s the new cross training craft for the club. He stands back and admires the colour of the two craft in the morning sunshine; a grin of satisfaction spreads across his face. Others paddlers now overhear his inquiry of the new club uniforms. “Were they available in ‘Nipple Pink’?” he asks. How can this be? Isn’t it true that real men never wear pink? Why is this rugged, manly paddler obsessed with pink??
See below the new dragon boat and recently purchased OC2. The dragon boat will be used for club members cross training and corporate/team building days.
NLMOCC group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=116129144683