All along the River Medway, paddlers are getting out with the bin bags and cleaning up. WAM are doing their section further upstream, and Maidstone Canoe Club are doing our stretch of the river also.
Please come and help out if you can - it will only be for a couple of hours. We've all seen photos of fish & seabirds choked with plastic - this is a genuine opportunity to help do something about it!
See you Sunday morning, 9:30am!
River level looks fine for tomorrow so trip will be on, may be a few fallen trees to look out for. I will be at the getin dorking about 10:00 Geoff
The club is holding an Open Day / Go Paddling event on Saturday 25th May, 11:00-15:00. I am looking for the following and if you can let me know your availability email email@example.com CoachesHelps on the water and off the water People to make cakes 3 people for doing refreshments2 people for signing in 3 people kitting up
If you could let me know availability & jobs that you would like to do
The weather's lovely, the water's warm (or at least warmer), and there are still spaces left on our Refresher Session this weekend! If you haven't paddled much over the winter and are feeling a bit rusty, or haven't paddled at all since your beginner course last year and want a brush-up, this is the place to start. See you there!
Yesterday was the first morning of Spring. Tomorrow evening is the first pool session of Spring. See you there!
Thanks to everyone who contributed at the AGM on Friday, it was a useful session! Minutes of the AGM (draft) are now online here.
A huge "well done" to all those who stepped up as new committee members this year: Charlotte Fife (Youth Rep), Cathering Ayling (Welfare Officer) and Felicity Pope (Committee Member); and of course a "thank you" to those who are staying on from last year - full list and contacts are here. Please note that Bryn is the new Secretary.
Congratulations to all the recipients of the AGM Awards last night! Steve R - Newcomer Award; Ewan - Junior Award; Steve C - Recreational Paddler Award; Ian D & Catherine A - Racer Award; Andrea H - Chairman's Award; John Simmonds - Presidents Award.
It was good to see so many people at the AGM last night! New committee members to be announced shortly ...