Home General News from the AGM – Priorities for the next year

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A successful AGM on 8 August has identified priorities for 04 – 05

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á&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp 2005 Australia Day Invitational at Mawson Lakes on the weekend of Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 January will again be hosted by NDCC. Again we expect this to be a huge success with teams from interstate coming for the weekend competition. We look forward to members helping to build this competition into one of the best competitions on the canoe polo calendar.

á&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Coaching is becoming an increasingly important to the success of NDCC teams and we will use the next year to build on the developments started. We are attempting to have coaches appointed to all NDCC &#8216C&#8217 grade teams in the local competition. Chris Heard has been elected Coaching Co-ordinator. Also with NDCC having access to the &#8220shed&#8221 located at the southern end of Mawson Lakes regular training will be organised.

á&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp NDCC has joined the Salisbury Active Club Network (SACNET) with the opportunity to participate in training for club volunteers, access to grants to help the club grow and programmes that will increase our exposure to people in the Salisbury council area.

á&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Website: NDCC has been one of the first canoe clubs to take up the offer by Australian Canoeing for a website attached to the ACI site. www.ndcc.canoe.org.au is on line and members who wish to contribute to the improvement of the site can speak to me. Articles about club activities and any other canoeing information can be found on the website.&nbsp We continue to have a web page hosted by Canoe SA at www.canoesa.asn.au where members can find newsletters, coaching information, and also a membership form can be downloaded if you have friends who want to join. www.canoepolo.com.au is also a website where NDCC information can be found.

á&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp NDCC successful in receiving an Active Club grant to pay for training of up to 10 members to achieve Canoe Kayak Instructor Skill Levels. The course will be held on the weekend Sat 9 &#8211 Sun 10 October 2004 in conjunction with Canoe SA and is free to NDCC members.

á&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Development of a fun(d)raising committee with the opportunity to bring ideas to fruition and contribute to the clubs growth is a priority for this year. Fundraising ideas are being planned with the first being the sale of a high quality shiraz from Langmeil Winery in the Barossa Valley. Another pub crawl is being planned as a way to fundraise in a group who are not normally involved in the sport.

á&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp A club logo will be developed over the next few months, to provide a clear symbol and identification for NDCC

á&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp The Committee will consider governance issues throughout the year and put in place policy through a consultative mechanism involving all members. NDCC Committee is securing directors and officers insurance to protect the volunteers who are involved in all activities or work of the club.

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NDCC also congratulates Chris Heard and Mark Henwood, club members who were selected into the 2004 Australian Canoe Polo Mens Team which competed at the World Championship at Myoshi, Japan in July 2004.

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Ian Heard

8 August 2004.