Brighton Dragon Boat Club

BDBC REMINDERS YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT

17 Mar 2019 6:12 PM | Philip Spencer (Administrator)


BDBC IMPORTANT REMINDERS

NAME THAT BOAT!!

The voting to name the new small boat has been ongoing for the last week, and will close at midnight Sunday night.  There are 8 names to choose from and you are asked to pick 3 names, ranking them from 1 (top choice) to 3.  If you haven't voted yet, please do so this weekend.  If you can't find the original email with the survey link, here it is again.  Thanks goes to May Haslam who created our survey using Survey Monkey (May hangs out here a lot, swinger that she is).

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BTX778F

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT

All members are reminded to register by April 1st if they wish to take advantage of the Early Bird Discount.  This will save you $15 on your annual BDBC registration fee.  You may not be able to take your dream vacation with the money you save, but you can buy a couple of extra beer at on the Harbourview patio this summer!  Who doesn't like that!!

BDBC E-BLAST DISTRIBUTION LIST

If any members know that they will not be joining the club this year and wish to be removed form the our distribution list, please contact Leslie Dagg (our Administration Officer)  through the Directory under Members and please include your reason for wishing to be removed (moving, not paddling this year, busy with family, being fitted with hearing aids, etc.).  We don't want to bother anyone unnecessarily and we would like our list to be as accurate as possible.

WEBSITE REFRESHED

Your Board of Directors has continued to refresh the website in preparation for the new season.  You will notice that many pictures have been changed in the slide show and mixed in with many great ones that were already there.  There are many of our paddlers featured in the slide show, and most of them have huge smiles!!  ....except for Doug Harrison whose jaw is set in a determined grimace as he steers his boat down the race course....but that's a good exception!!

Thanks goes to Tricia Boehme for figuring this out.  In future, the pictures will be monitored and changed by Leslie Dagg, our Administration Officer.

Another important website change is the Early Bird Discount, mentioned earlier.  This took a lot of head-scratching and determination on Tom King's part.  Fortunately for us, he is very capable in both of these areas!

Thank you Tom and Tricia!!

OPEN HOUSE

Our Open House will be Saturday, April 27th, 9 to noon.    Kim Burns has been busy organizing advertising and securing the venue at the YMCA.  You are encouraged to come out and catch up with your paddling buddies, register (if you haven't already done so), meet our new Race Coach, Miles LeClair, and....wait for it....SEE OUR NEW BOAT, NEW PADDLES......and, last but not least, OUR NEW BICYCLE RACK!  Paddles have just been ordered by Frances Bradley, our Assets Manager,  and  will be picked up in a week or 2.  Leslie Dagg is rounding up the bicycle rack soon and will be giving demonstrations of its use at the Open House.

For more information on club events, go to the website, check the calendar, updated last month by Cathy Hewton and Jo Gray, or the blogs, or Club Clothing (pics buy Tricia, website wizardry by Tom King, and sales by Susan Walker).  Susan is investigating new shirt possibilities....to be announced at a later date.

BUT TODAY.....NAME THAT BOAT!!  (if you haven't already done so).

Paddles up!

Phil Spencer                                    

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Comments

  • 18 Mar 2019 11:53 AM | Lucie Cossette
    Great initiatives, there was no hibernation for this Board for sure, bravo! Paddles up!
    Lucie
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