Canberra, Friday: The New South Wales Sea kayak Club has just announced its new Web site and electronic mail addresses. The club has bought its own Internet name http://www.nswseakayaker.asn.au.
As part of the deal for this site, the club now has a small number of e-mail addresses for communication with the club committee. Club members have always been able to contact committee members on their private or work e-mail addresses. Now it is possible to use the club’s addresses: email@example.com, for the newsletter editor; firstname.lastname@example.org, for the trip coordinator; email@example.com, for the club secretary-treasurer; and firstname.lastname@example.org for the club president.
Jim Croft, a notable sea-kayaker and marathon paddler, collected and wrote most of the material on the site. Jim is the inaugural Internet coordinator. The pages have been updated and transferred from the old unofficial, government-sponsored site to the club’s new, paid-for site.
Club members with Internet access can now browse through articles, poems and songs, pictures, older newsletters, the most up-to-date paddling calendar on the Internet, classified ads (for sale, wanted, lost and found) and the latest club contact information and membership form. Members can also forward draft newsletter articles, additions and changes to the calendar and classified ads, and suggestions and recommendations for the web site. If you find something juicy, and of interest to other club members, let a committee member know via one of the above e-mail addresses.
A spokespaddler for the NSWSKC says that the site has been the subject of “high level debate” for some time.
“Members have been starved of contact with other paddlers. This web site offers us an opportunity for virtual paddling unsurpassed in the virtual world”.
“The danger in such an opportunity is that we will surf the Internet more than we surf at the nearest ocean beach. So, check the club’s web pages then remember the sage words:
“There Is No Substitute For Time Spent In Your Boat”