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Weekly Email! - 19/10/2011 -

posted 23 Oct 2011, 03:48 by Canoe St Andrews   [ updated 23 Oct 2011, 03:48 by Unknown user ]
Good morning everybody,

Quite a hefty email this week, which means that there's lots of exciting ways to get involved!

Perth Show - this Saturday!
There will be cars heading to the Perth Show this Saturday (22nd). From dry bags to dry cags, from booties to boats, the show has something for everyone! It's a great opportunity to feast your eyes on the latest gear at discount prices, ask some questions, go to some talks and perhaps spend some pennies. There is also a ceilidh on Saturday night if you wish to go. Entry to the show is £3 with valid student ID and the ceilidh is £7.50. If you would like to come along to the show, please drop an email to km732 also indicating whether or not you wish to ceilidh. Seats will be allocated on a first come first served basis. More info here.

Bake Sale- Weds 26th!
On Wednesday the 26th of October (next Weds) we're hosting a bake sale outside the library, do come along and buy cakes! Please also donate some tasty treats and/or some of your time! Email Sarah (sed32) telling her what you're going to cook/what times you can help! I <3 LM

2* Course 29th October
We are running a 2 star course for anyone who would like to learn and get a qualification in basic flat water paddling in both kayaks and open canoes, run by Jonny and some other coaches. The open canoeing part will be done on Saturday 29th October near Anstruther along the Fife coast (we'll catch a bus), and the kayaking part will be done the following Wednesday (2nd) at the surf session in St Andrews. If you are interested, please contact Amy (ak632) asap. Please note: if you would like to do a Level 1 coaching qualification in the next year, then you must have the 2 star award.

Beginner trip 29th of October
Next Saturday there's a beginner trip, an awesome opportunity if you didn't manage to get on the Freshers' Trip (or even if you did!). Sign up will be at the pub this Thursday, email rms58 if you can't come to the pub!

Intermediate trip Sun 30th October 
Intermediate to the North Esk, grade 3+ river with a 4, see the river guide. I'll be doing sign-ups at the pub on Thursday (or you can email me jrh8).

Scottish Slalom - 5th November
In the first weekend of reading week, freshers and seasoned pros alike are welcome to come along for a night of slalom, decadence and debauchery! We will go to Dundee, do an indoor kayak slalom, have a buffet meal and then party like loca people with other Scottish canoe clubs. We will either have lifts home or stay over in Dundee for the night. £7 entry plus a few pennies for petrol. Keen beans, get in touch asap (km732).

Naked Calendar!
This semester will be making a Canoe Club Naked Calendar for 2012 to sell as a charity fundraiser!
So please get in touch if:
  • You are willing to strip off (not necessarily entirely) for the cause! 
  • You have any particular ideas for photo scenes/settings.
  • You have immense IT skills and are keen to help creating the calendar.
For an example, see here (NSFW)
Thanks, Sarah (sed32)

Paying for Trips and Receipts
Please  be aware that it is equally your responsibility to make sure that I have noted down your payments to the club. Make sure I write down what you are paying for so you don't end up paying for the same trip twice!
I'll now be pricing trips precisely three weeks after the trip has happened. If you don't give me your fuel receipts by then I won't be able to pay you. If you can't get the receipts to me on time, email me about it and I'll pay you for them at a later date.

Finally just a quick reminder...
Please make sure that you are out of the pool by 10pm on Thursdays! That way our gear officers can lock up quickly.

Feeling chilly? Why not get yourself to the pool and pub this Thursday for some heart-warming canoe club love?

See you there!