Mana Kayak Club Working Bee
21 June 2015 (yes this Sunday)
10am to 12pm
(but parents are welcome to start earlier while kids are training)
Good Evening Everyone,
Just a reminder that this coming Sunday (21 June) is our working bee day.
The club building is a great resource, without which we would be running our training ops off the car park. So now is the time to look after it, and make sure it serves us well into the future.
If anyone is unavailable, please let Joern know (check your emails for contact details)
“MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK”
Who organises materials (assumption is that relevant expenses will be reimbursed by the club, see Greg or Kim):
- Boat polish
- Fresh patches for toilets
- Rubbish bags
- Swim noodles or padding (for padding on racks)
- broomstick (for additional paddle holder)
- Paint new rack (to avoid rust build up)
- Building material for fixing walls in toilets and the main hall (where the break in was)
- Building tools, plasterboard, spare wood, crews, etc
- Trailer for taking rubbish away (will leave on site on Sunday)
- Lawn mower
- Line trimmer
- Relevant gardening tools (rakes, shovels, etc)
- BBQ meat and rolls
- Coordinator and task allocation: Joern (will bring a whip ;-)
- Toilets, showers and change rooms (cleaning)
NOTE: going forward we will have cleaners, but its included in here to do a DEEP CLEAN, top to bottomPeople required3 for women, 3 for menResourcesCleaning gear, disinfectant, etcTasks- Sweep & mop the floor
– Empty rubbish bin(s)
– Wash out rubbish bin and put in new liner
– Clean vanity area
– Wipe all surfaces
– Remove mould from walls with bleach or vinegar
– Check all lights are working
o Scrub bowl
o wipe down all toilet surfaces with disinfectant, including water reservoir
o put in Duck ‘freshpatch’ into toilet bowl
o stock up toilet paper
o Scrub walls and floor close to urinal (remove mouldy spots)
o Scrub urinal
o wipe down all urinal surfaces with disinfectant, including water reservoir
o put some Duck urinal balls / patches into urinal
o scrub walls
o remove sand & rubbish from shower floor
o scrub floor
o clear out drain
- Outside building and foreshore
|Resources||Lawn mower, line trimmer, bins for collecting rubbish washed up on foreshore, gardening tools to clear up the area around the side of the building; trailer to get rubbish to tip|
|Tasks||– collect all material washed up (including all washed up wood) on foreshore between jetty and Titahi Bay Road|
– mow / line trim / clear the side of the building of all weeds and overgrown grass
– clear any rubbish and leftover materials accumulating between building and waka ama racks and around the side of the building
– clear the street gutter around the entrance area (remove weeds)
– clean the light in the entrance area
- Cleaning/polishing of boats, storage of boats
|Task leader||Matt Warren|
|Resources||GRUNT Klenashine oxidiser, lots of old rags|
|Tasks||– clean and polish club boats (especially singles)|
– identify any repairs (make notes on a list)
– remove any redundant stickers
– replace all broken soft material / cushioning on all racks
- Building maintenance and repairs
|Resources||Building tools, plasterboard, spare wood, broomstick, high ladder|
|Tasks||– Fix broken walls in women and men’s toilets|
– Install third rack line on eastern wall
– Fix all wooden foldable cradles
– Install an additional two racks to hold paddles in the left storage room
– Install some shelving in the storage room that can hold kayak seats (needs to be able to drain) – currently they are stacked but they tend to fall over
– Fix hole in wall in main hall (where the break in was)
- General cleaning and sorting out
|Resources||Broom, cleaning gear|
|Tasks||– Storage rooms|
o Clear out storage rooms and sweep floor
o Right unit to hold wet gear (life jackets, sprayskirts, spare kayak seats)
o Go through all cupboards and shelves, remove any rubbish / items no longer required or organise
o Clean fridge
o Clear out rubbish
o Wash rubbish bin, and put in new liner
– Main hall
o Sweep floor
o Wash down the entrance door to kayak rooms
o Sort out tool box / organise any items lying around
o Tidy up notice board
– Entrance to building
o Sweep floor
o Clear out any rubbish
o Clean window and entrance door
– Upstairs storage
o Stack boat bags tidily
o General tidy up
- BBQ: Parents to run a BBQ
The Annual General Meeting of the Mana Kayak Racing Club that will be held on Wednesday 6th May 2015. The AGM will be held at Greg Adlam’s home at 400a State Highway 58, Paremata. Details are attached below.
At the AGM the committee will present the financial report and we will hold elections for the 2015-16 committee. If there are any remits or discussion for the meeting please forward these to Matt Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday 28th April.
We will also have a brief planning session for the upcoming season. Planning information is included in the AGM notice pack.
Everyone is welcome, RSVP is appreciated.
Blue Lake 1 Sprint Regatta
The first Blue Lake event will be held in October and the club will be travelling to compete at this event. This will be the first opportunity of the year for racing and seeing how your training has been going over the winter months.
The club will stay at together at a house just out of Rotorua and we will need some parents to help with travel.
The cost will be around $140 per person and will include entry fee, accommodation, dinner and contribution to getting the gear to Rotorua.
The regattas start early on Saturday morning and will finish on Sunday afternoon. You will need to travel to Rotorua on Friday afternoon/evening.
Please put your name on the sheet at the club or email the club if you are interested in going along. Entries are due in just over two weeks so we need you to let us know if you are coming along.
Please see Mark, Greg or Brian if you have any questions.
Check out the list of 2014-15 has been posted in the Upcoming Events page. Put these in your dairy and get up to speed for the 2014-15 season.
The Mana 10km race is happening this Sunday. It is part of the Get ready for a fantastic day of racing on a challenging but fun course. The 2km loops with a couple of extra turns will give the opportunity to make a break from the pack. There will be food and prizes available after the race and ribbons for the place getters. Contact Matt for more details email@example.com.
Entry information can be found on the CRNZ website. Kayak Krazy 10km Series
The Kupe/Mana kayak race series has kicked off again after the Christmas break. Come along on Tuesday evenings for some competitive racing. Start times are on a handicap basis with slower paddlers getting away first, and you’re grouped with others of a similar standard, so there’s always someone nearby. Races are usually 5-7 km and the first group off the start line departs an 6:30pm. The venue is normally Hataitai beach but in a strong southerly we occasionally change to Oriental Bay. The Kupe (and Mana) Facebook page confirms the venue on the day. Results are posted in the same place on race night.
The course is chosen to suit conditions and may be laps of the bay or a trip round the Carter Fountain in Oriental Bay, generally staying fairly close to shore. PFDs are required by all entrants. Racing is open to kayaks, surf & ocean skis and waka amas, single and double. Stand up paddle boards are welcome but the course is the same.
Entry is free to members of the Kupe and Mana kayak clubs and $5 per boat to non-members.
Report to race officials by 6:15 pm on race night.
President, Kupe Canoe Club
To enable paddlers and coaches to assess improvement over time we have devised the “Crane time trial”. The familiar rusty crane on one of the boatsheds east of the clubrooms is the starting point with the finish at the jetty, distance is 190 meters. We will do this regularly and if you are on the water on that day then results will be posted and comparisons can be made. We will try and do this regularly but there will be variables such as high / low tide some /no wind etc. See results on Results tab