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ECA AGM and Meeting for Tuesday the 3rd July 2018 19:30 to 21:30

E-mail sent by Member 182c56c, Monday, 18th June 2018 @ 5:22pm

Hello All

Apologies for the previous date the system had auto copied, so this is the real date 

Our next ECA meeting will include the AGM which will be from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm on Tuesday the 3rd July at Maltings Academy, Spinks Lane, Witham CM8 1EPJust as a reminder could you forward your nominations for the various positions listed below:

·         Chairperson

·         Secretary

·         Treasurer

·         6 further committee members.

Please also forward any issues that you want added to the agenda for discussion.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Look forward to seeing you at the meeting

Best Regards

Paul



ECA Club Constitution Final version.pdf

AGM AGENDA 2018.docx

 

ECA AGM and Meeting for Tuesday the 20th June 2017 19:30 to 21:30

E-mail sent by Member 182c56c, Monday, 18th June 2018 @ 5:05pm

Hello All

Our next ECA meeting will include the AGM  which will be from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm at Maltings Academy, Spinks Lane, Witham CM8 1EPJust as a reminder could you forward your nominations for the various positions listed below:

·         Chairperson

·         Secretary

·         Treasurer

·         6 further committee members.

Please also forward any issues that you want added to the agenda for discussion.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Look forward to seeing you at the meeting

Best Regards

Paul




ECA Club Constitution Final version.pdf

AGM AGENDA 2018.docx

 

GREAT SWIM SAFETY KAYAKER TEAM 2018

E-mail sent by Member 182c56c, Thursday, 24th May 2018 @ 2:38pm

Kayaker Qualifications

GREAT SWIM SAFETY KAYAKER TEAM 2018

GREAT NORTH SWIM Friday 8, Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 June 2018

New venue! Brockhole Visitors Centre, Windermere
Estimated start and finish times: Fri 10:30
18:30, Sat 08:0016:00, Sun 07:0017:00 (£285)

GREAT NORTH SWIMRUN Saturday 9 June 2018

Various locations around Windermere Full and half day roles available.

GREAT EAST SWIM Saturday 23 June 2018

Alton Water, Ipswich
Estimated start and finish times: 06:45 
– 16:30 (£100)

GREAT EAST SWIMRUN Saturday 23 June 2018

Alton Water, Ipswich
Estimated start and finish times: 09:00 
– 14:00 (£50)

GREAT SCOTTISH SWIM Saturday 25 August 2018

Loch Lomond
Estimated start and finish times: 07:00 
– 16:30 (£100)

Full event timetables can be found at www.greatswim.org

Kayakers are required to have at least one or more of the following qualifications 

  • -  Swim Event Safety Award (SESA)

  • -  BCU 2 star

  • -  A Canoe Safety Test or Foundation Safety and Rescue award

  • -  BCU Canoe Lifeguard qualification OR previous Great Swim event experience.

    Please note that kayakers must be a minimum of 16 years old.

    Payment

    You will need to bring an invoice with you to the event to be signed off by one of the organisers. The Great Swim invoice template will be sent to you in due course. Payment will be made within 30 days of the date on the invoice.
    If the event is cancelled within 7 days of the event date you will be paid 50% of the agreed fee.

    Kayaks

    You will be required to provide your own kayak. It must be a kayak of appropriate design - open canoes and play boats are not accepted.

    Uniforms

    All kayakers will be provided with a Bib to be worn over their PFD to indicate which team they belong to. This should be worn at all times on the water. It is the responsibility of the individual kayaker to provide all other clothing and kit (eg. splash decks, paddles etc).

    Refreshments

    Kayakers will be provided with a basic refreshment pack at the start of the day (sandwiches, drinks, fruit, energy/chocolate bars). Additional hot drinks will be available throughout the day.

Follow us on Facebook for updates and information. Search ‘Great Swim Safety Kayakers’ and ‘Like’ us!

Safety Volunteers for Lee Valley

E-mail sent by Member 182c56c, Tuesday, 15th May 2018 @ 2:43pm

Dear All please see the message below, if you have WW safety and Rescue training and would like to volunteer please contact Daniel 



Hi All,

Unfortunately British Canoeing have lost the voluntary safety cover which we had access too over the Winter period for the LV Legacy sessions and we are struggling to add safety cover from the Centre for the upcoming Legacy dates.

Is there anybody who would be available on the below days who has the necessary experience/qualifications who would be willing to provide bank side safety cover for a free Legacy session? Please contact myself (daniel.thompson@britishcanoeing.org.uk) if you are able to assist and/or would like to book onto any future LV Legacy sessions. 



 
Thur, 17 May 2018 LEGACY 20:00 21:00
Thu, 24 May 2018 LEGACY 20:00 21:00
Fri, 25 May 2018 LEGACY 20:00 21:00
Thu, 31 May 2018 LEGACY 20:00 21:00
Fri, 01 June 2018 LEGACY 20:00 21:00
Thur, 07 June 2018 LEGACY 20:00 21:00
Fri, 08 June 2018 LEGACY 20:00 21:00
Thur, 14 June 2018 LEGACY 20:00 21:00
Fri, 15 June 2018 LEGACY 20:00 21:00
Fri, 18 May 2018 LEGACY 20:00 21:00
Thur, 21 June 2018 LEGACY 20:00 21:00
Fri 22 June 2018 LEGACY 20:00 21:00
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 LEGACY 20:00 21:00
Fri, 29 Jun 2018 LEGACY 20:00 21:00


Kind Regards 


Daniel Thompson
Talent Programme Administration Officer

Tel: 0115 9822094 EXT 7 
Email: Daniel.Thompson@Britishcanoeing.org.uk


 

Safety Volunteers for Lee Valley

E-mail sent by Member 182c56c, Tuesday, 15th May 2018 @ 12:54pm

Dear All please see the message below, if you have WW safety and Rescue training and would like to volunteer please contact Daniel 



Hi All,

Unfortunately British Canoeing have lost the voluntary safety cover which we had access too over the Winter period for the LV Legacy sessions and we are struggling to add safety cover from the Centre for the upcoming Legacy dates.

Is there anybody who would be available on the below days who has the necessary experience/qualifications who would be willing to provide bank side safety cover for a free Legacy session? Please contact myself (daniel.thompson@britishcanoeing.org.uk) if you are able to assist and/or would like to book onto any future LV Legacy sessions. 



 
Thur, 17 May 2018 LEGACY 20:00 21:00
Thu, 24 May 2018 LEGACY 20:00 21:00
Fri, 25 May 2018 LEGACY 20:00 21:00
Thu, 31 May 2018 LEGACY 20:00 21:00
Fri, 01 June 2018 LEGACY 20:00 21:00
Thur, 07 June 2018 LEGACY 20:00 21:00
Fri, 08 June 2018 LEGACY 20:00 21:00
Thur, 14 June 2018 LEGACY 20:00 21:00
Fri, 15 June 2018 LEGACY 20:00 21:00
Fri, 18 May 2018 LEGACY 20:00 21:00
Thur, 21 June 2018 LEGACY 20:00 21:00
Fri 22 June 2018 LEGACY 20:00 21:00
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 LEGACY 20:00 21:00
Fri, 29 Jun 2018 LEGACY 20:00 21:00


Kind Regards 


Daniel Thompson
Talent Programme Administration Officer

Tel: 0115 9822094 EXT 7 
Email: Daniel.Thompson@Britishcanoeing.org.uk


 

Eastern Region Touring program

E-mail sent by Member 182c56c, Wednesday, 18th April 2018 @ 10:57am

Many of the clubs in the East Region have agreed to come together to deliver a programme of Touring Events with the aim of having one Touring Sunday every month. A different club will host each Tour and it will be open to all clubs in the Region. The basic format of each event will be similar:-

  • The Touring Events will be aimed at those of 2* Standard (2 Seasons paddling) and above to provide opportunities for intermediate paddlers to paddle different rivers around the Region.
  • To ensure there is adequate on-water cover:-
    • All paddlers will be paddling with a Club. The Club will be responsible for the paddlers in their group.
    • Each Club will complete an On Water Registration Form on the day. This will identify the Club, the On Water Leader(s) and the Club members in the group. An On Water Contact number will also be recorded, if available. It will also be linked to the Risk Assessment.
    • Each Club will check out at the end of the Tour, before leaving the River, so the organisers can confirm that all paddlers have completed the Tour.
    • Clubs will confirm attendance at the Tour with the Organiser before the event. This will make it easier for the organisers to understand that everyone has arrived, and will make it possible for the Organiser to cancel the event if weather conditions dictate.
    • Paddles will only be open to individuals if a club is willing to take responsibility for them. For this reason, many paddles will be open to other clubs only.
  • The Organising club will provide the following services:-
    • An Entry for the programme of Events
    • Date and Start time. (Ideally not too early, to allow for transport from a distance)
    • Details of Parking (Locations & fees) and Car shuttle if necessary.
    • A basic plan for the trip in advance - Start and End points, timings, tides (if appropriate), hazards, emergency exit points etc. so that club coaches can prepare in advance.
    • Any specific Risks associated with the trip will be called out and identified on the Risk Assessment.
    • An On shore contact, may be provided, who can assist if a club needs to end their trip early. (e.g. By giving the leader a lift to where their car is parked)
    • An Overall organiser who takes overall responsibility and decides whether to proceed or cancel, for instance.

Details of the specific events can be found through the Left Hand menu Bar.

For details of any of the trips, please read the information on this site. To register onto a trip please contact the organiser.

For other questions, please contact Tim Midwinter at mailto:info@debencanoeclub.org.uk.

NOTE: These events are aimed at Clubs attending and providing their own On Water Safety Cover. The Organisers may not have any capacity to support individual paddlers at an event. If in doubt, please ask before attending.

BC Eastern Region Touring Program
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NAVIGATION CLOSURE UPDATE 20th March 2018

E-mail sent by Member 182c56c, Thursday, 5th April 2018 @ 5:07pm

NAVIGATION CLOSURE UPDATE 20th March 2018 via Clive Marfleet Area Coaching Representative

Due to a structural failure at Little Baddow Weir the water levels have 
been lowered between Stonham’s Lock and Little Baddow Lock.  This is to 
protect the sluices and associated brickwork above the weir.  Emergency 
repairs will be undertaken as soon as possible.  It is envisaged that 
these repairs will take a number of weeks to complete.  The Navigation 
between Little Baddow and Stonham’s will therefore remain closed until 
further notice.  We apologise for any inconvenience.  Please contact 
the Navigation Manager for more information

British Canoeing Russ Smith ADO Message to all clubs

E-mail sent by Member 182c56c, Monday, 2nd April 2018 @ 9:58am

Dear Clubs in Eastern Region, South East Region,
 
First let me introduce myself , I am Russell Smith and  am the Area Development Officer (South East).  As hopefully you will know British Canoeing has released its plan for 2017 to 2021 – “Stronger Together “.  
 
As part of this plan the Area Development Officers have been asked to work with clubs and centres to deliver shared outcomes, particularly around membership growth and retention.
 
Whilst I will not be able to support all the clubs within the area, the hope is to work with those that are looking to move forwards to develop a bigger, more sustainable club for the future you are interested in working with me over the next year
If you are interested I  please let me know and I will get back to you on return from my Holiday (9th April ) to arrange to come and meet you and your team to see what support I can offer 
If possible can you provide me with what you would like to work together on and what benefit I can bring; showing how it is within both your club development plan and links to Stronger Together.
Looking forward to hearing from you 
Happy Easter 
 
Thanks Russ
 
 

Russell Smith
Area Development Officer – South East

Tel: 0115 896 8847 
Mobile: 07701 387974
Email: russell.smith@britishcanoeing.org.uk

 
 

National Water Sports Centre, Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, NG12 2LU 
www.britishcanoeing.org.uk


 

Sign this petition if you would like to see the C2 still competing in slalom

E-mail sent by Member 182c56c, Tuesday, 27th March 2018 @ 9:50pm

"The International Canoe Federation has voted this weekend in Tokyo the abandonment of the two-seater canoe for the World Championships and the World Cup at the moment"

With these words, the International Canoe Federation (ICF) announced on March 24th. The two-seater canoe, a historical discipline of canoeing, has just been squeezed out of the international program.

Because we continue, we saved the two-seater canoe and make it a place for international competitions, we must act, and contradict this meaningless decision.

"Sauver le canoe biplace face à l'ICF - Save C2 against ICF" and wanted to see if you could help by adding your name.

Our goal is to reach 5,000 signatures and we need more support. You can read more and sign the petition here:

https://chn.ge/2pLD4Ym

 

Discover our website www.savec2.org
Contact me : contact@savec2.org

Pierre.m. P

Coach Course

E-mail sent by Member 182c56c, Tuesday, 27th March 2018 @ 10:52am

Dear All,

Harlow Outdoors is running a Core Coach training Course. 

This will be running on Saturday 14th April and Sunday 15th April 2018, 9am-5pm on both days.

This is a two day training course that introduces the generic shared coaching content that is relevant to all paddlesport coaches at this level. 

Please find attached a leaflet with the course details as well as details about other courses running at Harlow Outdoors throughout the rest of the year. Please contact Harlow Outdoors on 01279 620270, as soon as possible to book your spot.

Kind regards

Callum

Callum Bates

Business and Customer Support Assistant

Essex Outdoors Harlow

01279 620270

 Paddle courses for 2018.pdf

Composite Kayak

E-mail sent by Member 182c56c, Friday, 23rd March 2018 @ 10:30am

Alexa has kindly shared with us a Glass fibre Kayak that is available if you are interested please email Alexa Alexa.Cadwallader@ActiveEssex.org

British Canoeing Touring working group it would be great to get county representation

E-mail sent by Member 182c56c, Tuesday, 27th February 2018 @ 10:08am


It would be great to get a passionate county representation for this group, touring is one of the key activities and the ECA would like to support this. Just let us know if your applying. This is the email from Russ Smith.


Hi Guys


 
Just picked this up from HQ -  knowing that Touring has been a hot topic recently at meetings thought it may be of interest 
 
Just to let you know last week we put an advert out for a Touring working group. If you know anyone that you think would be good to apply, please spread the word and encourage. This group will be advising us on the touring award and also social touring based events/ challenges. 
 
https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/news/2018/british-canoeing-volunteers-recreational-touring/
 
It would be good to get a range of people on the group and some newer faces. 
 
Cheers Russ. 
 

Russell Smith
Area Development Officer – South East

Tel: 0115 896 8847 
Mobile: 07701 387974
Email: russell.smith@britishcanoeing.org.uk

ECA Meeting - Tuesday 6th March 2018 - 8pm to 10pm

E-mail sent by Cheryl-Ann Kotze, Wednesday, 7th February 2018 @ 2:12pm

Hi All

Our next meeting is Tuesday 6th March 2018, please find attached the Agenda as well as the Club Updates for those unable to attend. I have also attached the minutes from the last meeting.

The location of the meeting is Colchester CVS, Winsley's House, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UG.

If you have any queries, please let me know.

Regards
Cheryl Kotze
 

ECA Committee Minutes from Tuesday 12.12.17

E-mail sent by Cheryl-Ann Kotze, Monday, 29th January 2018 @ 7:42pm

Hi All

Please find attached the minutes from the meeing in December.

If there are any queries, please let me know.

Regards
Cheryl Kotze
Secretary

 

Paddle sport instructor/ Formally UKCC Level 1

E-mail sent by Member 182c56c, Tuesday, 23rd January 2018 @ 11:46am

Level 1 course/ Paddlesport instructor. 20-23 of March.

Can do a FSRT on the 19th 

Based in Brentwood essex £300.00 + £50.00 for FSRT

Can provide accommodation if needed.


Regards Alex 

Conatct  Alex Kerr 
bigriverdoggy@icloud.com

Also you can check with Lauren Neave to see if there are any bursaries available Laurens contact details are 
lauren.neve@ActiveEssex.org 07557167953

https://www.activeessex.org/audience-landing-grid/?wpvaudience=coaching

British Canoeing announce dates for 2018 members roadshow (Wens 7th Feb at Essex Cricket Ground for the Eastern meeting)

E-mail sent by Member 182c56c, Tuesday, 16th January 2018 @ 10:35am

British Canoeing announce dates for 2018 members roadshow

British Canoeing is going on the road during February and March to update members on the launch of Club Associate membership and plans for new Access and Environment campaign.

Click on this Link for the BC road show website 
Click on this link to Register
(this is for all members not just committee members please share this within your club)

These events are a great chance to hear about the exciting work British Canoeing has planned in 2018 and to see progress made to date against the strategic plan.

The session will cover:

Access and Environment

British Canoeing is committed to providing strong leadership and a clearer direction on the issue of access for canoeists. Our aim is to unify the paddling community behind a common vision for shared access to waterways in England and Wales and to ultimately create an opportunity for a change in legislation.

In spring British Canoeing plans to launch a new campaign on access and environment; including a charter outlining our core beliefs as well as a positive vision for the future for ‘Clear Waters’.This will be used to present a clear case to Government and key partners. 

British Canoeing wants your input to help shape the vision and secure your support behind the campaign.

Club Associate Membership 

During the Membership Review during last summer, the introduction of a Club Associate category was well supported. We are moving into the implementation of this category, together with the other improvements to our individual membership categories.

To launch the scheme and make it successful for clubs and club members, we need your help.  This session will outline the changes to the club affiliation process, a chance to view the two routes available and hold discussions on club uses and challenges they may face. 

The Roadshow events will run through these areas in more detail and will provide an opportunity for members to ask questions about the proposals and provide feedback.

The Roadshow Series will visit 13 locations in February and March.  

Alongside a session on the Club Associate Membership and Access the events aim to provide members with an opportunity to:

  • Find out about some of the early progress made towards the ambitions within the strategic plan, Stronger Together

  • Meet with and raise questions with the CEO David Joy, senior staff and Board Members who will be present.

All of the events will be held from 7pm to 9pm.  Refreshments will be served from 6.30p

Fundraising opportunity for your club

E-mail sent by Member 182c56c, Sunday, 14th January 2018 @ 6:52pm

Hello All

As we know Clubs are often seeking ways to raise revenue for thier club. You may or may not be aware of the Essex Lottery.  Have a look at this link and see if this is for your club, it seems very simple to set up, its free, you get marketing support and the best bit "60% of ticket sales will go to good causes - 50% to your cause and 10% to other causes in Essex."

https://www.essexlottery.co.uk/good-causes

Best Regards

Paul
07850 780002

Slalom Coach development

E-mail sent by Member 182c56c, Friday, 12th January 2018 @ 12:39pm

Hello All

We have been working with the CDO and GB slalom team Coaches who are offering a club coach training day. This is an excellent opportunity for Coaches and paddlers with an interest in Slalom to obtain some training and up skilling. This is the beginning of what could be a very good opportunity for all our clubs and paddlers with an interest in this discipline. 


Hello,


I am delighted to invite your club to the England Slalom Talent Programme Southern Club Coach Development Day hosted at the Lee Valley White Water Centre, Station Road, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, EN9 1AB on Saturday 10 February 2018 from 09:00am - 18:00pm.


This is a day aimed at developing Slalom club coaches and their athletes.


The cost is £10 per paddler (fee includes x2 legacy training sessions and 1 flat water session) and is free for club coaches.


If you are interested in attending then please complete this form here to register. Payment details are stated on the form. 


Please can you use the attached poster to promote this Southern Club Coach Development Day at your club. 


If you have any questions relating to this day then please contact Andrzej Wojs (Lead Lee Valley Regional Coach) (andrzej.wojs@britishcanoeing.org.uk). 


Many Thanks


Kind Regards


Daniel Thompson 


Daniel Thompson
Talent Programme Administration Officer

Tel: 0115 9822094 EXT 8 
Email: Daniel.Thompson@Britishcanoeing.org.uk







 

Obstruction on the Chelmer

E-mail sent by Member 182c56c, Saturday, 30th December 2017 @ 10:47pm

Hello All

Mo from Chelmsford Canoe Club forwarded us the following message and clearly with water flow levels higher than normal care has to be taken where ever you are paddling 
 
"Tree across river Chelmer - this is not a recent tree fall, however with the river rising it has now become more of a dangerous hazard for anyone traveling downstream from the University. There is a tree across the river just above the Viaduct/Railway crossing and after the footpath which leads from Hill View Road to the Station/University. There is currently no room to get under the tree safely and no obvious breakouts before the tree. Take care whilst the rivers are flowing."

Regards

Paul

Essex Caone Association Committee Meeting - Tuesday 12th Dec - 8pm to 10pm

E-mail sent by Member 182c56c, Tuesday, 12th December 2017 @ 9:50am

Hello All, 

Just to confirm that the meeting is still on for this evening, Russ Smith has confirmed he will be attending and we look forward to seeing you at the Maldon Little Ship Club.

Best Regards

Paul

 

Hi All

Our next comittee meeting is next week Tuesday 12th December 2017 from 8pm to 10pm.

The location for the meeting is Maldon Little Ship Club (downstairs bar area) on The Hythe, Maldon, CM9 5HN. Road parking is available, on a limited basis, on the Hythe and also in Downs Road.  There is also a pay & display Carpark in Butt Lane, turn off the High Street at the Rose and Crown pub and it's down there on the left.

I have attached the Agenda for the meeting as well as the Club Update form for any clubs that will be unable to attend on the evening.

If there are any questions, please let me know.

Regards

Cheryl Kotze

Secretary

 


Essex Canoeing Association

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