If you couldn’t make it to the key change on July 18 or have renewed/joined since, please send back your old key (taped inside the envelope) and a stamped, self-addressed envelope to PO Box 180, Ivanhoe 3079.
It usually takes about 2 weeks for your new key and fob to arrive.
While preliminary design work was funded in the 2014-15 financial year and undertakings given that this year’s budget would include a $360k capital budget for redevelopment of the Panther Pavilion in Fairfield Park, Yarra City Council’s final budget for 2015-16 has no allocation for the project.
The club lodged a submission to the council in May when the draft budget, without the expected $360k, was released for public consultation . The submission outlines INCC’s needs, previous (aborted) initiatives by Council to redevelop or rebuild a canoe facility on the site, plus letters of support from Australian Canoeing and Canoeing Victoria.
The committee will be keeping up our campaign for an appropriate redevelopment of the building as a paddle sport facility and will be calling on our members to assist.
Membership for the 2015-16 year is now open. Renew by July 17 to avoid being locked out and to take advantage of the $10 early bird discount.
The clubhouse lock will be changed on July 18, Come along on that day between 11 am and 1 pm to get your new key, catch-up with other members and enjoy the sausage sizzle.
More information on 2015-16 membership.
Australian Canoeing have released some initial advice regarding the Selection policy and team nominations for the 2015 Australian Canoe Marathon Team. The policies are yet to be formally approved and ratified, however AC have indicated there will be 3 Australian Team tours during 2015. The tours will consist of the Emerging Team to South Africa,the ICF Canoe Marathon Masters World Cup in and the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championshps in Gyor, Hungary.
Australian Canoeing have also released information regarding selection policy changes, including:
- ‘doubling up’ restriction has been removed for 2015
- separate policies for each age group
- additional selection classes of Senior Women C1 and Junior Women C1
- broadening of base for junior selection
- continue selection of a Emerging National Team
- further research and development of a national canoe marathon program
To read the full article visit: http://canoe.org.au/2014/12/19/initial-advice-ac-canoe-marathon-selection-policy/
Please be advised that work will begin on the Yarra River crossing for the Alphington Sewer Project due to start early to mid January 2015. This work will affect paddlers by reducing the width of the river by half at the construction site (downstream of Zoli straight). Melbourne Water has indicated that the river will be open to all canoe and kayak users throughout the works which are planned to be completed by April 2015. Further information can be obtained via the link:
All members, friends and family are invited to attend the 2104 Club Night on October 17 at the West Ivanhoe Sporting Club.
The evening will commence at 6.30 pm with the Annual General Meeting which will be followed by dinner. Guest speaker, Ian Penrose, the Yarra Riverkeeper will share his insights on the health of the Yarra and how the community can help look after the river. He will also talk about the work of Yarra Riverkeepers and the worldwide Waterkeeper movement.
Club awards will be presented to the outstanding performers of 2013-14.
Members are encouraged to nominate for the 2014-15 committee. If you have ideas to improve the club or just want to give back, please nominate now.
For catering purposes, we need you to confirm your attendance and tell us about any dietary requirements via email.