Notes / Minutes from Chester Canoe Club Meeting 26th November – The Way Forward

 

Attendees: Ian Crozier; Carol Hatton; David Hatton; Jake Oldfield Conor; Colin Cartwright; Dave Cartwright; Melvin Swallow; Sarah Swallow; Adele Blakeborough; Margaret Blakeborough; Andy Parkinson; Graham Bulmer; Steve Chorley; Ritchie Rogers; Andy Evans; Denise Oldfield Conor; Helen Marriott; Graham Wells; Jean Ashley; Bob Scholey; Dave Madeley; Ray Stamp.

Committee

Position

Committee Members

Support

Canoe Leader

Ian Crozier

 

Secretary

Carol Hatton

 

Treasurer

Andrew Parkinson

Dave Cartwright

Communications

Colin Cartwright

Jean Ashley

Race Coordination

Ritchie Rogers

Bob Scholey

Equipment Site

Graham Bulmer

 

Development / Coaching

Melvin Swallow

Graham Wells

John Hatton

 

·         First Committee Meeting should ideally before Christmas 2015.

·         Need to produce a plan for 2016 for submission to main club committee for funding.

·         All committee members must have a clearly defined role in the club.

 

Events for 2016

·         Hasler 1 & 2

·         Cheshire Ring

·         Tuesday TT

·         Tuesday Barrels

·         Hare & Hounds

·         Chester Coaching Days – this could be

§  External coaching day – look into viability - costs

§  Video work

§  Invite other NW Clubs to attend – fee for attending

·         Pool Sessions

§  Rather than organise our own join Peninsula CC @ Caldy

§  Graham Wells to communicate after Christmas

·         WW Tours

§  Three lakes trip

§  Llangollen Slalom Site

·         Family Tours

§  Farndon to Chester

·         Sea Kayaking     

§  Anglesey Weekend

·         Canoe Polo

§  Put up a simple goal on one of the slalom gate arms.

·         Canoe Duathlon

§  Canoe / Run Meadows / Canoe - Adele

 

Social Events

·         Make the social events for informal – not dinner dances

§  Open the bars for the Canoe Club

§  Curry night at Wetherspoons

§  Film night

§  Watch the Worlds?

·         Aim for 4 social events in the year.

 

Beginners / New Members

·         Open Day

§  Advertise

§  Cater

§  Come and try policy

·         Promote club to other sports clubs in the area

§  They already involved in competitive sport – this is just another one

§  Quadrathon – promote to TriClub?

·         Friends & Family approach

·         Find out what has been done previously

§  Ensure this is supported by all members

§  Even look at external help?

 

Boat Repairs

·         If we cannot do it – get external help

 

General

·         Race as a club for the NW Hasler events not as individuals

§  Participate in the events that get Chester the most points – K2s etc.

§  Nationals – try to make this a club event – camp as a group with Barbecue etc.?

·         Invite Peninsula CC to summer events and races

·         Make the Club House the central point for the club

§  Yoga session in winter

§  Pilates in winter