We love nothing more than in the world of Outrigger Canoeing to do things at the last minute! Like launching the Winter Series only a few days before the event. Melbourne has offered to run this event due to Patterson Lakes being unavailable (at the last minute of course). More information on the event can be found by clicking here (https://gallery.mailchimp.com/5dd09a17134f380b728fb36ed/files/42b5ca02-bcc1-4d0d-8643-2514b64fd5f4/OC1_OC2_V1_Race_Program_2.pdf) . To register for the event please go here (https://aocra.com.au/race-registration.php) . We hope to see lots of Melbourne Members registering to race!
Well done to all who attending the Gippsland Lakes Paddle Challenge last weekend. We reached our goals of being the first team across the line (Green) The first Women’s crew across the line (Brown) and the crew to complete in the fastest time (Red 2 hours and 9 minutes). I think we can all agree it was a fun weekend with a few (and cheap) beverages consumed at the surf club after the event and a few MOCC members won some lucky door prizes. We look forward to racing these waters again in November for the National OC1/2 and VA 1/3 Championships.
Please welcome our newest MOCC Members. Stacey Brown has joined us from Cairns and already shown us her dedication and commitment by jumping in with us at Gippsland. Carole Evans comes to us from New Zealand (yep another Kiwi!) She has come back to Paddling after a few years off. We look forward to having another female seat 1 in the club! Welcome to our new members we are thrilled to have you join the MOCC family!
In this crazy new age world where the phrases cyber bulling, digital disruption and revenge porn dominate the media the committee thought it would be a smart idea to put a Social Media policy together. Please have a read of and abide by the rules so we can all be happy online friends. You can access the policy here (https://gallery.mailchimp.com/5dd09a17134f380b728fb36ed/files/409bc44a-85e6-48a0-8f50-c3f764913c3e/MOCC_Social_Media_Policy.pdf) . Simon Ray will also be a new contributor to the Instagram and Public Facebook pages so if you have any images of info you think should go out please feel free to contact Alison or Simon.
As nominated by Kirsty Smith in the last edition please welcome May Member of the Month the man of many names, Aaron Edwards: