We’re Racing in Hong Kong, Standby for St. George and the Committee Line-up sees changes!
WE’RE RACING IN HONG KONG! | ST. GEORGE AND THE DRAGON (BOAT) | COMMITTEE COMINGS AND GOINGS |
1) WE’RE RACING IN HONG KONG!
The races will be over 250 and 500m and there are many categories to race in, including a Fancy Costume race! The weekend will be concluded by a race dinner and party on Sunday night!
If you registered to race in June you will by now have received a separate email from the International Rep. requesting your passport details and outlining other administrative details of the trip. Please act on that email immediately as time is tight!
Please note that to be included in the Hong Kong squad you must pay your $150 deposit to the Treasurer’s by Sunday 21st April 2013.
3) COMMITTEE COMINGS AND GOINGS
The time has come for me to step down as Men’s Captain and allow someone with the time and energy to take our Men’s team to the next level, which it undoubtedly will do this year.
On Monday I will be taking a 6 week assignment with a humanitarian organisation and will be working around the Burma/Thailand border with the indigenous tribal groups before heading back to Singapore early in June. I will then most likely be going to the UK for a few weeks to see family, it’s been over a year since I’ve been able to make a visit back. Of course, this will mean missing the next 3 races, at least, with my commitment after that uncertain at this stage.
I have a feeling of enormous satisfaction to see how the team has grown over the last 6 years. It’s sometimes easy to forget the achievements and leaps forward we have made and it’s very much down to a solid core of long standing team mates who have created a ‘standard’ for newer paddlers to follow in terms of attitude, commitment and the way we present ourselves to the wider dragon boat community.
Naturally, I will continue to paddle when I can and contribute where I can in the future and lend my full support and help to whoever takes over representing our men.
Thank you for all the help, support and friendship extended by you, our committee and paddlers over the last 6 years. Although you will be out of sisight for the next couple of months you certainly won’t be out of mind.
Very best regards,
As our Men’s Captain goes off for another intrepid photographic adventure, we don’t say goodbye, but come back soon mate. Andy has been in this role for over 6 years, he came in at a time when the team was ready to really move forward, and he was instrumental in our achievement of this. He has supported me with unwavering dedication and enthusiasm, sharing the same vision and beliefs of the team. He has been rock solid as both the Men’s Captain, and as our team Vice Captain, always stepping in to attend meetings, run training, as well as so much more (our fantastic garden party would never have happened without Andy, for example). He will be very sorely missed by all, and I particularly feel my best friend and ‘Wing Man’ for so many years wont be around for a while. Thank you Andy for everything, we’ll see you soon buddy!