Jan 23

For night training, click here

Foe news of committee position nomination deadline and a new position available, click here

For our air ambulance donation, click here


Jan 23
Our Xmas raffle raised £125 towards the Lincs & Notts Air ambulance! Thank you to all who bought tickets and donated prizes!

 


Jan 23
We have extended the deadline for nominations to our Management Committee to the 9th February, and another position has become vacant.

The following Management Committee Positions are up for re-election: this year
  • Bookings and Membership Officer (New!)
  • Coaching Officer
  • Publicity Officer
  • Disciplines Officer
  • Buildings and Equipment Officer
  • New Position this year:  A non-coaching member.
This position has been created because the committee believe there is an imbalance of coaches vs non-coaches on the committee and therefore coaches need to be challenged/questioned more on future proposals.

We also have the following Sub Group Reps positions up for re-election:

Slalom (overseen by Disciplines Officer)
Sprint/Marathon (overseen by Disciplines Officer)
Canoe Polo (overseen by Disciplines Officer)
Paddlers/Youth (overseen by Welfare Officer)
Paddle-ability Rep (New role overseen by Welfare Officer)

A nomination form can be downloaded off our website of by clicking here:

Our AGM is Monday 12th February 2018
at 6:30 pm in the Garden Room,
Scawby Village Hall

Jan 23

Night Training is Tuesday and Thursday this week.

6:30 pm ON THE WATER TAINING and/or INSIDE TRAINING (so meet at 6:00 pm at the latest).

Important: As usual, please note that:

  • We must restrict the training to those who are capable of paddling solo or in a canoe pair around the island (3 miles) in under one hour. If you are unsure of your suitability for night training please contact Neil on coaching@gscc-online.com of post a message on our Facebook event page.
  • Paddlers must  have the appropriate clothing for the weather conditions.
  • Paddlers must be wearing a head torch.
  • We must also limit the number of boats to suit the number of coaches, which may only be Neil some weeks, so if possible please let Neil know that you intend to paddle on our Facebook Event page.
  • If the weather is too bad to paddle, or we do not have the correct coach-to-paddler ratio, we may do indoor training instead.
  • There will be a small charge (£2).
  • Night training is subject to change or cancellation due to the weather or unavailability of the required coaches, so please “like” our facebook page to ensure you get the very latest news on any changes. Go to www.facebook.com/FriendsofGSCC. Members on our mailing list should also get late notifications, but it is not always possible to update the website at short notice.

Jan 21

We are wondering whether, during yesterday’s pool session (20th January), anyone handed in a silver bracelet with a pink gemstone and engraved with the name SUE. David Lambert’s mum has lost it and it may have come off when she took her coat off while watching David in the pool. The Leisure Centre have not got it.

If you have it or have seen it, please email Martin at publicity@gscc-onlne.com or reply to the post on our Facebook page.

Many thanks.


Jan 9

Here are some dates for your calendar:

Brigg Hasler Marathon     Sun 22.04.2018
Club Marathon                   Sun 13.05.2018
Club Slalom and Sprint    Sun 24.06.2018
Club Polo and Sprint         Sun 08.07.2018
Brigg Hasler Marathon     Sun 21.10.2018

Dates for white water and flat water trips to be announced later

You can visit our club calendar by clicking here


Jan 7

THE DATE OF OUR AGM HAS CHANGED:

It is now Monday 19th February

  • Committee & Rep positions are available
  • Send in a motion proposal for discussion

More more details click  here

Membership Fee are Due

More more details click here


Jan 7

The date of our Annual General Meeting has changed:

It is now Monday 19th February 2018

It is still at 6:30 pm in the Garden Room,
Scawby Village Hall

This is because the original date fell during North Lincolnshire’s half term holiday. We apologies for any confusing or inconvenience.

 

You are invited to attend our Annual General Meeting on 19th February 2018 (6:30pm in the Garden Room, Scawby Village Hall).

This is an important event in our calendar where you can have your say in how your club is run and who runs it! Please try and attend!
  • Do you want to be more involved and help run our club? Now is your chance as some committee posts and all sub group representative posts are up for re-election. More details on the positions available and how to be nominated are below.
  • Perhaps you have some ideas on how we can do things better, or have a new idea you want to be discussed and considered by the Management committee? Then submit a motion for discussion at the AGM. More details can also be found below.
ELECTION OF OFFICIALS

We are inviting nominations for only those Management Committee and Sub Group Representative positions listed below. All posts are for two years starting in February 2018. Anyone wishing to put their name forward for any of the posts should download a nomination form (click here) and return the slip to the Secretary or Chairman by email, or to the Membership Officer at the pool by hand, by 14thJanuary 2018. Proposer and one Seconder must be over 18.

Management Committee Positions for Re-election:

Coaching Officer
Publicity Officer
Disciplines Officer
Buildings and Equipment Officer
New Position this year:  A non-coaching member.
This position has been created because the committee believe there is an imbalance of coaches vs non-coaches on the committee and therefore coaches need to be challenged/questioned more on future proposals.

Sub Group Representative Positions for Re-election: 

Slalom (overseen by Disciplines Officer)
Sprint/Marathon (overseen by Disciplines Officer)
Canoe Polo (overseen by Disciplines Officer)
Paddlers/Youth (overseen by Welfare Officer)
Paddle-ability Rep (New role overseen by Welfare Officer)

  • The following posts are not up for re-election until February 2019: Company Secretary, Treasurer, Membership, Fundraising, two off Committee Positions Without Portfolio, Safety & Trips.
  • The Chairman is elected by the committee at the first meeting after the AGM
  • The Company Secretary does not have any voting rights at meetings.
  • GSCC is a Limited company by guarantee and so all successful nominees will have to meet the company law criteria, though do not necessarily need to become directors of the company.
  • For details of Management Committee roles, see the club’s Model Articles, Constitution & Club Rules CASC 2017, which can be downloaded off our website by clicking here.
MOTION PROPOSALS

Anyone wishing to propose a motion for discussion at the AGM please download a proposal form (click here) and return to the Secretary or Chairman by email, or to the Membership Officer at the pool by hand, by 14th January 2018.  Proposer and two Seconders must be over 18.


Jan 2
Fees for 2018 are now due (From 1st January). Cost is £10 for the year for individual membership and £30 for the year for family membership. Family membership is for 4 people and can include 1 or 2 adults living in the same household. Children must be under 18.

Please pay them as soon as you can. You can pay at any pool session on Saturday evenings. Remember you must be a member to participate in any session (including pool sessions), unless you are still in the three week grace period for new members. You also need to be a member to stand for election, propose a  motion and to vote in the forthcoming AGM. (more details of the AGM to follow very soon).

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Jan 1

New Year’s Day Paddle Cancelled

 We must apologies for any inconvenience caused by the late cancellation of today’s New Year’s Day Paddle. We were aware that an Environment Agency “Strong Stream Advice” notice was still in force, but the actual flows during such a notice vary depending on the state of the tides in the Humber and to whether the sluice gates at South Ferriby were closed or open. In view of this we decided not to cancel earlier and instead we conducted a point-of-paddle risk assessment prior to the start of the paddle.

This was conducted by our Coaching Officer Neil Marley and 2 of our senior coaches Julian Selby and Jim McCague. It was evident there was a very strong flow south to north and a canoe was launched to gauge the actual state of the river. Whilst many of our members would have been able to cope with the flow, some of the younger and less experienced ones may have struggled with it, so it was decided to cancel the event.  On an “open-to-all” club event such as this it is not fair allow some to paddle and some to not.

We hope you understand this was a very difficult decision to take as we had over 25 paddlers kitted up, but in the interests of everyone’s well being we thought it the correct decision.

Night Training is Tuesday and Thursday this week.

6:30 pm ON THE WATER TRAINING and/or INSIDE TRAINING (so meet at 6:00 pm at the latest). Please note that there is a possibility that the river may still flowing too fast so it is likely to be indoor training only on Tuesday.

Important: As usual, please note that:

  • We must restrict the training to those who are capable of paddling solo or in a canoe pair around the island (3 miles) in under one hour. If you are unsure of your suitability for night training please contact Neil on coaching@gscc-online.com of post a message on our Facebook event page.
  • Paddlers must  have the appropriate clothing for the weather conditions.
  • Paddlers must be wearing a head torch.
  • We must also limit the number of boats to suit the number of coaches, which may only be Neil some weeks, so if possible please let Neil know that you intend to paddle on our Facebook Event page.
  • If the weather is too bad to paddle, or we do not have the correct coach-to-paddler ratio, we may do indoor training instead.
  • There will be a small charge (£2).
  • Night training is subject to change or cancellation due to the weather or unavailability of the required coaches, so please “like” our facebook page to ensure you get the very latest news on any changes. Go to www.facebook.com/FriendsofGSCC. Members on our mailing list should also get late notifications, but it is not always possible to update the website at short notice.