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.
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.