Clubhouse redevelopment

Thanks to the members who have given their comments regarding the plan for the redevelopment of the clubhouse planned for 2015 (see earlier posts for the details). The comment facility on this website has been closed but if you want to share your thoughts, you can email them.

Following feedback from the committee, the Council has provided an updated design for the clubhouse redevelopment planned to commence in May 2015. All INCC members are encouraged to give feedback on the design by adding a comment to this post (look for ‘leave a reply’ at the bottom).

The key differences between this version and the initial concept are:

  • repositioning the accessible toilet to provide more space in the change rooms
  • decking on the western side to provide a more even level when moving boats in and out
  • access ramp from the path

We are still in the early stages of the design process and there are likely to be several aspects that need further thought. The committee will collate members’ feedback and discuss with the Council and/or architect. Download pdf

INCC is delighted to congratulate six outstanding young members for their selection in the Australian Marathon Team for the World Marathon Championships to be held in Oklahoma in September 2014. After stand-out performances at the National Championships in Ballarat at Easter, not only did Victorians dominate the overall selection, but half of the Victorians selected are members of INCC!!!

  • Logan Dutton and Penny Young were selected for the men’s and women’s under 23 K1 event
  • Oliver James and Ed Lovick were selected for the men’s Junior K1 and Alexander Neilson for the men’s Junior K2
  • Andrew Holloway was selected in the under 18 Canoe Marathon Emerging Team


Canoe Victoria announcement

The committee is pleased to advise that our clubhouse will undergo a major redevelopment in 2015. The City of Yarra has budgeted at total of $420,000 over the 2014-15 and 2015-16 financial years to upgrade and adapt the historic building for use as a kayaking club. While detailed design work will commence shortly, the concept design (see below) offers considerable benefits to the club, including:

  • increased boat storage capacity, with access via roller doors on the western side of the building
  • a new social area, kitchen and deck overlooking the river
  • a new gym area in the basement with windows overlooking the river
  • new shower, toilet and change facilities and a wheelchair-accessible toilet on the ground floor
  • additional storage space in the basement

The committee has provided preliminary feedback to the Council on the concept design and will have input into the final plans. Further details regarding the redevelopment will be made available to members as soon as possible, including opportunities for comment.

The redevelopment is expected to commence in May 2015 and will be completed over the winter. The work will be staged to ensure members can continue to the use the clubhouse facilities. Temporary storage arrangements for club and private boats will be required for a period during the redevelopment, however every effort will be made to minimise the impact on members.

The clubhouse has seen little change since it was built in the 1920′s as a swimming pavilion. It sits on precious public land adjoining one of the most tranquil and beautiful stretches of the Yarra – 5km from Melbourne’s CBD and well served by public transport and parking. While the redevelopment will not address the issues associated with access to the river, the club greatly appreciates the support given by the City of Yarra to bring the facilities up to date, adapt the building to our use and facilitate the ongoing growth in our membership and programs.

Membership renewals for 2014-15 are now open with a $10 early bird discount available till the end of July. The lock on the clubhouse will be changed on Saturday June 28.

Full details regarding membership categories and fees for 2014-15.

Renew your membership by Friday, June 27 and come along between 11am and 1pm on Saturday, June 28 to collect your new key and enjoy the sausage sizzle with other members.

INCC’s juniors, the Crusaders, are gearing up for some races over the coming months. The events include sprints and longer distance in single and double boats.

The kids have had great fun (and more than a little competitive success) in races in recent years, so come on, have a go! More information

The club will be hosting two free ‘come and try kayaking’ sessions for people of all ages.

The session will be supervised by a qualified coach and experienced paddlers. Life jackets and equipment will be provided, with a sausage sizzle going for those who work up an appetite.

Participants should wear shorts, t-shirt and reef shoes and bring a change of clothes as there is a good chance they will take a swim in the Yarra!

2 – 4 pm Sunday February 9

2 – 4 pm Sunday February 23

The 2013 Club Night and AGM will be held on October 25 at the West Ivanhoe Sporting Club, Seddon Reserve, Green Street West Ivanhoe

Members are asked to arrive at 6.30 in preparation for the AGM, which will commence at 7.00 pm.

In addition to the normal business – reports and election of the committee for the coming year – the meeting will be asked to vote on new rules and by-laws.

AGM documents

Agenda (NEW)

Notice of meeting – 2013 AGM

Minutes of 2012 AGM

Explanation of proposed Rules and By-Laws

Proposed Rules and By-Laws

Proxy form

Committee nomination form

Following the meeting, dinner will be served and drinks will be available at bar prices and there will be presentations made to INCC’s outstanding performers for 2012-13. Please confirm your attendance via email to Vic Langley who is organising the catering.

Guest speaker, Amanda Drennan will be talking about her experience as a paralympian and her transition from swimming to paracanoeing.

Amanda ‘Mandy’ Drennan was born without her right leg. She learned to swim as a child on Victoria’s Phillip Island but trained in Melbourne several times a week due to the island’s lack of facilities. At the age of ten, she competed in her first state championships and a year later represented Australia at the Pacific School Games. At only 12 years of age, she was offered a wildcard entry at the 2000 Sydney Paralympic Games but her family and coach decided it was not in her long term development to accept it.

Mandy has competed in the 2002 IPC Swimming Championships in Mar Del Plata, Argentina winning a gold medal in the women’s 4 x 100m medley relay and silver medal in the women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay. She held an Australian Institute of Sport Paralympic swimming scholatship from 2003-2004. She won a bronze medal at the 2004 Athens Games in the Women’s 4×100 m Freestyle 34 pts event. She competed at the 2008 Beijing Games and did not win a medal.

In 2005, Mandy won the Bass Coast Sportsperson of the Year award. In 2011, she swam 66 km around Phillip Island in a shark cage to raise funds to re-establish Warley Hospital on the Island.

Now working as a pharmacist in Melbourne, Mandy has recently achieved success in her new sport of paracanoeing, which incorporates aspects of the canoe and kayak disciplines. Boats are modified if necessary to enable people to participate. Currently competition is limited to singles events.


Boats for sale

INCC has several second hand boats for sale, mostly in need of some TLC. You can find details on (ads posted 5th and 6th July 2013).

Locked out?

Many of the 200+ members who have already renewed their membership for 2013-14 collected their new key last Saturday when the lock was changed. ‘Key changeover day’ provides a great opportunity to for members to meet and catch-up around the barbecue. Thanks go to Greg Kerr for his sizzling work to cater and cook.

Thanks also to all other members of the committee who helped out on the day – great effort!

If you have not yet renewed your membership please read the information on 2013-14 membership.

There will be a second, brief key changeover session next Saturday, July 6 between 11am and 12.15pm.

Alternatively, please post us your current key (taped inside the envelope) together with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to PO Box 180, Ivanhoe 3079. We will post your new key back to you within two weeks. If you are not planning on renewing your membership, we would appreciate you mailing your key back to the same address.

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