NSW Sea Kayak Club – From the President’s Deck [75]

by Michael Steinfeld

Rock’n’Roll 2009 was ‘the best ever’. The weather was perfect, the location suited most people, the presenters Jeff Jennings from Tasmania and Larry Gray of Pittarak fame, imparted their extensive kayaking knowledge and experience to the masses. The company of other kayakers was great and even the inter-staters were well behaved.

Congratulations to Susan and Ken Day, the Rock’n’Roll Co-ordinators, for bringing it all together and making the event such a success. Thank you for the combined effort to all involved — to committee members, trip leaders, beach masters and all other helpers including those of you who loaned equipment, helped with registrations and sold raffle tickets.

Back in club land, kayaking activity is moving apace. Those of us who are gripped by the global financial crisis and have extra time on our hands need only to turn to the trips page on the calendar to find an escape. There is nothing more inspiring to the soul than feeling the moving water underneath, watching the shoreline ahead and leaving your worries behind. Why not plan a trip away — a great escape, something to look forward to.

Come to the AGM which will take place on Sunday 9 August 2009 at 2.30 pm at Bundeena RSL. There will be morning paddles, so be sure to check the calendar. If you have any resolutions you would like to discuss at the meeting would you send them to me via email by 18 July.

There will be a few committee positions falling vacant this year including the Secretary/Treasurer and the Rock’n’Roll Coordinator/s. If you would like to get involved in the activities of the club and give back a little of what other volunteers have given to you then come forward and help out.

I would like to thank the committee for an enjoyable and fulfilling year and trust that the membership appreciates the voluntary time spent by us to provide you with a safe paddling environment.

See you at the AGM.