The Canoe Club is Back

We reopened at the end of May for members to resume paddling. There is socially distanced access to the boathouse, but unfortunately for health and safety reasons, the gym, changing rooms, showers and social area cannot be used.

We are not currently running any beginners courses but it is possible we may be able to by the end of the Summer / early Autumn (it gets too cold after that). If you are interested you can contact us at coachingcoordinator@hotmail.com. If you are an experienced paddler who would like to join or have any other queries, please contact worcestercc@yahoo.co.uk

Julian, Chairman

The club is closed until further notice

We regret that the canoe club is closed until further notice due to the Coronavirus crisis. The club is now locked so your key card will not open the doors (Fess and Julian have the keys).

It is most unlikely the May Hasler event will go ahead, although we are hopeful for the Worcester Ring in September. We have no current plans to run beginners’ sessions this Summer.

Best wishes,

Julian
Chairman

Tim Jones Challenge – the Worcester Ring

The Worcester Ring Challenge is back. Now named the Tim Jones Challenge, this year’s will be on Saturday 19th September (bit later than usual, should still be decent weather and the swans will be more relaxed…). Hope to see you there. More details at https://worcester-ring.org/

The Worcester Ring is our 15 or 20 mile circular event through the beautiful Worcestershire countryside. It is open to canoes, kayaks, SUPs and anything else you may care to paddle (although we think K4s are too long to get round the corners…). It’s a varied, interesting circular course on mostly canals with some river.  It’s fully marshaled with food and water stops, hot food and showers at the end. And a challenge, definitely a challenge.

Wildlife and walls

With thanks to Robin, some photos of the local turtle / terrapin / sea monster*. Any suggestion for names? Apparently this was taken at some risk, possibly of being viciously snapped.

It has been around for a few years now, and can be found sunning himself by the banks in the Summer. Presumably it hibernatates in the winter.

And finally, the building works on the retaining wall are well in progress:

*I am a canoeist not a zoologist.

Bryan Harrison

The Club are sorry to hear of the passing of Bryan Harrison, who has  died after suffering a long illness.  He was the early member who introduced the club to Slalom & owned the canvas folding kayak in the stair well.   We will circulate further details when they are available.

Incorporation – to be voted on at the AGM

Hi.  Thanks to lots and lots of hard work by Sue Hawthorne and Simon Davies we are now able to vote on whether to incorporate the club – for it to become a limited company.

Please see the rationale for doing so, the Articles of Association and the Bye Laws.  These can still be amended and will be reviewed by a lawyer. Please note I am not intending to print  copies of these out for everyone for the AGM.

Regard,

Julian

Julian Harris
Chairman

 

AGM Agenda

The AGM is on Wednesday 5 December at 7.30pm.  Please see the Notice of 65th Annual General Meeting 2018 and AGM Minutes 2017.

Please note:

  • We will be voting on the club becoming  limited company.
  • If you can’t make it please vote by proxy by emailing the club at worcestercc@yahoo.co.uk
  • Nominations for Officers are now open, I will put a sheet up on the noticeboard.  Volunteers are always very welcome – if you want to discuss please grab me or another member of the Committee.  Various roles are likely to be unfilled.
  • If you have any resolutions you would like the AGM to vote on please let me know shortly.

Regards,

Julian

Julian Harris
Chairman