Pink Bits & Titbits August 2012
Dragons Abreast Redcliffe Pink Snapdragons
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Executive Committee Updates
TEAM MANAGER (Lyn Grigg)
Expressions of Interest are still open for any survivor paddlers who like to
participate at this year’s Pan Pacific Games in November. So far our
team consists of:
Del, Donna, Rosy L, Fran, Sonia, Maz, Maureen, Janine, Sarah, Lyn S,
Marla, Barb T, Lynda, Jaynie, Trish, Barb F, Karen, Alison, Joy and
Well done girls, it’s awesome to see so many of you so keen to
participate!!!....bring on the Games.
A few of you have also put your name down on my sheets which have
been out at training for paddlers who would like to compete in other
crews which Redcliffe will be entering at Pan Pacs (e.g. women’s
crews, mixed crews etc)….they are:
Donna, Rosy, Sarah, Barb F, Lyn S, Karen, Fran, Lynda, Alison, Jayne,
Some of these girls above have nominated to only paddle in these
extra crews on Saturday in the 200m races so if you are interested and
haven’t as yet put your name down please keep an eye out for the
sheet at training or flick me an email.
Hopefully, you will have all received my email sent yesterday
regarding the Pan Pacs registration process….if you haven’t please let
me know asap.
Previously, I had sent an EOI regarding a regatta in Wellington NZ next
March, this has been put on hold.
TEAM MANAGER (continued)
No doubt you will have all seen Rhonda’s email regarding the DAA
National being cancelled and replaced with a 1 day regatta….keep an
eye out for any upcoming emails regarding our participation.
SECRETARY (Brian Bichel)
A very busy time for our club as a whole what with the Bunnings BBQ,
corporate regatta, sports regatta and Redcliffe Celebration Day. What a
great way to enjoy superb company and friendships.
Meetings have been put on hold for the moment as there does not seem
to be enough hours in the day. Back to normal soon though.
TREASURER (Maureen Hyde)
DAA Membership fees for 2012-2013 season of $15.00 are now due and
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Executive Committee Updates
FUNDRAISING (Cheryl Rigby)
The next Bunnings BBQ fundraiser is this coming Sunday (19th).
Could all members who have volunteered for the first shift please be at
Bunnings by 8.30am to help set up before they open at 9am.
The Reds Pie Drive will be delivered on Wednesday 22nd August to the
Training Compound from 5.30pm onwards for those of you who
supported this fundraiser and need to collect, if you are unavailable to
be there at this time & don't mind receiving your items frozen please
contact me and I can take them for you.
Our future Snapdragons Fundraisers so far this year are:
Bunnings Family Fun Day - Saturday 25th August. We will hold a Raffle &
hopefully have more details very shortly.
Masters Hardware, North Lakes BBQ - Sunday 20th January, 2013. I
understand some of you may be away but if available please keep this
date free as we are unsure so far how popular the BBQ's here will
be. Hopefully another good fundraiser for us.
I would like to organise a fun day / night in the near future but need to
see Committee for available dates, so watch future newsletters for this.
See you all soon
COACH (Arthur Heales)
Winter has really set in. Training attendance has dropped off and I am
aware that this is due to the many ailments going around. It is
imperative that you get back into it as soon as you are well enough
because as I have always said that with the aerobic and anaerobic
training that we do, to miss one session it takes two sessions to catch
Also a reminder that Wednesday night training is open for all our
survivor paddlers who wish to compete in the Reds sports teams at
regattas and the upcoming Pan Pacs.
Our Kayak Pro (ERG) paddling machine is getting a workout before
training on Monday and Wednesday nights. I highly recommend this
to all Survivor paddlers as it will not only improve your technique it will
also show you how your fitness levels are going.
Your paddler profiles were due in at the end of June. So far I have only
seen four profiles from our survivors. The self assessment fitness levels
are only a base for you to work from. It also gives me an indication,
over time, whether the aerobic and anaerobic training is being
effective or not.
So looking forward to a bit warmer weather.
See ya on the water.
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Executive Committee Updates
NEW MEMBER LIAISON (Maz Franz)
If you meet anyone interested in joining our team, please feel free to
give them my contact details. Phone 0431 557730 or email
email@example.com. I would be very happy to give them a call to
welcome them and explain details.
UNIFORMS & MERCHANDISE (Joy Dyer)
If you would like to order Snapdragons uniforms or other “pink”
merchandise, please see me at training or breakfast.
See attachment at end of newsletter with photo’s and prices.
WEB MANAGER (Julie Sommerfeld)
Please visit our website, www.pinksnapdragons.com for team updates
regarding training or events.
We now have a team Facebook Page. Feel free to leave comments,
post photos of the team and share the page with your family and
You don’t need to be a member of facebook to access our page.
Executive Committee 2012/2013 Year
President / DAA Coordinator
New Member Liaison
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UPCOMING DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
DATE EVENT DESCRIPTION LOCATION
AUGUST 19th (Sun) FUNDRAISING Bunnings Sausage Sizzle for
25th (Sat) AWARENESS Bunnings Family Fun Day Snapdragons
26th (Sun) REGATTA Redcliffe Corporate Redcliffe Jetty
SEPTEMBER 8th (Sat) MEETING Executive Committee TBA
9th (Sun) REGATTA Red Dragons Sports Kawana
16th (Sun) COME & TRY DAY Redcliffe Festival (Settlement Day) Redcliffe Jetty
22nd (Sat) SOCIAL REGATTA DAA “Queens Hat Regatta”
(Replaces cancelled National Regatta)
We’ve got a couple of social days coming up for you to start thinking about and gathering ideas.
Your committee will be sending out more details and expressions of interest soon!
Sunday 7th October - National Paddle Day
Members of the public are invited to participate in Dragons Abreast Australia National Paddle Day.
For more information follow the link - http://www.dragonsabreast.com.au/national-paddle-day/
Saturday 22nd September - DAA “Queens Hat Regatta”
A fun social paddle day for all DAA teams replacing the cancelled DAA National Regatta. This
regatta will include a series of fun races to find the “Queen of Kawana.” For more information follow the link
HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR AUGUST!
Barbara Flynn - 4th
Jane Bevan - 7th
Ferne Carmichael - 11th
Therese Ellis - 13th
Helen Dixon - 14th
Donna Stein - 17th
Renee Williams - 31st
Barb Tongia - 6th
Daniel Mogg - 12th
Lynda Brown - 14th
Judy Lagah - 19th
Rosie Bozzi - 20th
Lyn Grigg - 27th
Maureen Hyde - 28th
Rhonda Krieter - 28th
Apologies if I have missed anyone!
Please let me know if I have.
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Events - Cooloola Dragons Regatta 22nd July
Photos courtesy of Lynda Brown and Lyn Grigg
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Click on the link for lots more photos on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.388971944492528.86839.302315146491542&type=3&l=3ecbbc59ae
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Events - Sunset by the Bay 4th August
Our Survivors said “thank you” to the Supporters with a wonderful surprise of drinks & nibbles
watching the sunset over the bay. We were also able to celebrate and thank the Bendigo
Bank Margate for our beautiful new tent!
With thanks to Lyn Grigg and Lynda Brown for the photos. You’ll find lots more on our facebook page here -
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Members Social Pages
A few of our members enjoyed a night out at the
theatre recently when they went to see Jersey Boys.
Sounds like a fun night was had by all. “inspiring”,
“great show & great company”, “laughed all night”
were just a few of the comments. Looks like musicals
might be a regular outing for the Snapdragons!
Jayne Coe looking
fab at the Red
Hatters Girls Giggle
“The Gala night dinner was 20's theme.
We all had a great time...saw Marigold
Hotel movie, Eumundi markets, Ginger
factory, lunch at Yandina pub, brunch at
Flaxton, Red Hats musical.....lots of laughs
and lots of great dresses and hats!”
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Merchandise Our Sponsors and Supporters
Screen printed tote
Polo Sizes – XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL $51
Sizes – XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
Cap - embroidered with your name $15
Sizes – XS, S, M, L
Available from Kelly Bretherton
ordered and payed for online at
Pink ribbon etc
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