NSW Sea Kayak Club – From the President’s Deck [76]

by Michael Steinfeld

Kayaking in remote and far away places provides many challenges. In July, Audrey and I paddled unsupported for eight days in the Queen Charlotte islands, in the north west of Canada. We were lucky the weather was perfect and paddling a real joy.

The logistics for hiring kayaks and gear plus transport is well supported in North America and relatively inexpensive (if you forget the airfare and have relatives in Canada). Our article on the trip will appear in the next magazine.

The Club’s annual general meeting took place in August. I thank all outgoing committee members as well as our minutes taker Dee Ratcliffe and welcome the incoming team which comprises David Fisher as secretary/treasurer and Rob Richmond who gratefully accepted the position of Rock’n’Roll Coordinator. Ken Day moved to the role of Vice President and Sally Jacobs, John Piotrowski remain in trips and training respectively. Peter Kappelmann and Jacqui Stone stay on internet and magazine and Dee will again be taking minutes.

Online registration for membership has made the treasurer’s job a little easier and with continuing improvements registration for Rock’n’Roll should be made paperless and simple for all.

The Rock’n’Roll is on the weekend of 19-22 March 2010 at Batemans Bay. Our guest speakers will be Ginni Callahan, a BCU instructor based on the American west coast and Beau Miles from Victoria who will feature his film of his African adventure. Further details will be out shortly.

That’s all for now.