Saturday, November 17th, 10:30am
Hi all, I have updated the email group address for posting to members it now is newcastleoutriggers@
As it is a web based system it is more secure and solves the problem that if Steve or any of the board of management have a computer problem we don’t loose the addresses.
The group member has full control over the email preferences and are able to change your primary email address or leave the group Group.
Members wishing to post to club members can do so direct saving the need to pass to Steve to forward to the members.
*To view the group page on the web and to edit your settings you must create an account and a profile with google.
Google has made a number of changes to its presentation and features called “new Groups” you may only be aware if your link starts up the old one you will see a blue link on the page in a corner “Switch to the new Groups” the old groups is ending.
To view the club Mail or “Topics” or members list you need to to sign on to google. Having a sign on you get a basic profile. it is ideal to complete this profile with a picture and your name.
Because of the difficulties identifying NOCC members from friends in the google group all group members need to provide there name on the google profile eg: Member of NOCC or Friend of NOCC this needs to be done as we can’t identify club members from the mix..
Eventually Steve will post to the group and will bcc just to non members of the club group.
Permissions to post : NOCC members allowed to post non members posts are moderated
NOTE, with the new groups you can upgrade your profile to + It gives more options for profile information eg: home address (this will display if you use the Occupation field) Also you can include circle of friends in your profile but I haven’t worked out if you can email members individually from the full group list.
The only problem with the google groups is there appears no access to other members email address if you wanted to contact a fellow member and don’t have there address. There was but in the new upgrade no??
See how it goes we can change if it doesn’t meet our needs.
This weekend join us for a morning outrigger canoe paddling experience
Paddlefest #6 is history and so is the best “come & try” days you could possibly get.
13 OC teams, 14 dragon boat teams – 350 paddlers playing in Speers Point park on one of those rare summer days.
For our 25 members + dozen Maitland DBC + 10? Central Coast DBC members – thankyou.
From the starters to the finishers and every busy beaver in between, a job well done. Whatever you did made the day.
Antonio paddled with our club last year and has gone on to be very competitive in the outrigger canoeing teams in qld.
It might be the Chinese Year of the Dragon but it did not stop 21 members of NOCC from conquering the Corporate/Community dragon boat races at Chinese New Year at Darling Harbour, Sydney. After up to 3 training sessions per week in outrigger canoes and dragon boats over the last 5 months, the team were set to defend the crown won last year. The hard work paid off as they exceeded their fastest time from last year. Unfortunately, last year’s runner just pipped them to win by less than a second. Understandable considering they had busy recruiting some prominent ski paddlers and the Newcastle crew had 2 less men.
The effort has not gone unnoticed. The Club has been invited to send a team to race at an Outrigger / Dragon boat festival at Long Beach California later this year and a similar event in Milan, Italy. What a choice!
In the meantime the club is busy organising the outrigging and dragon boat races at Toronto Rotary Sunrise Club’s Paddlefest at Speers Point on 5th March. Anyone wishing to enter a team should contact the Rotary Club. All funds raised are in support of joint project between the two Rotary clubs in Toronto and the Salvation Army to provide emergency housing for homeless children & families.
Warners Bay Rotary Club have initiated a fund raising project called “little eyes ‘n’ ears”.(See attached “little-eyes-n-ears1” pdf): little-eyes-n-ears1 (1)
“Children with hearing and sight impairment can’t learn properly so they may never realise their true potential. The little eyes’n’ears project will identify primary school children with difficulties.”
Last night as part of this Rotary held a fund raising auction at the Belmont 16’ Club: you may have heard this cause and auction mentioned on the ABC radio’s big live- broadcast show, ”Night at the Wireless” at Newcastle Town Hall a couple weeks ago and later during regular radio time. Amongst all the $1000’s worth of goodies donated for sale, Jeremy (and I) offered a free outrigging session for 1 – 5 people…….along the lines of the WEA course we are currently running. (See the second attachment).
Well that idea went off like a beauty………..spirited bidding finished at $220! ($ for the Rotary club not us). OutriggerCanoePaddlingExperience (1)
Apart from the free snippet size advertising for NOCC during radio time in the weeks prior and publicity elsewhere (good for our image/resume), we are looking at taking out probably 8 – 10 people for an outer body experience around Xmas/New year. The group contains a number of fit males & females of varying ages who are looking forward to a challenging early morning session………..& just maybe with luck, a paddling ‘career’ with us.
Once we agree on a time & date(tricky at this time), I would like to take all our canoes out – will be looking for perfect weather & happy paddlers and STEERERS – to make it a fun day!
Could even have a Xmas beveridge afterwards?