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COMMONWEALTH BATON RELAY HONOUR! 
The Forbes Dragon Boat Club has the honour of participating in the Commonwealth Baton Relay for the Commonwealth Games, on 29 January 2018. Wendy Green has been selected to be the baton bearer as she was responsible for bringing the dream of dragon boating to Forbes, and was the first president of the Forbes Dragon Boat Club - congratulations Wendy on this important honour!

The club will paddle Wendy and the Queen's baton from Johnny Wood's Crossing to King George V Park, where Wendy will hand the Baton on to the next bearer. It is hoped we will have enough paddlers to allow two boats to be on the lake, so please let Chris Sweeney know if you are available by 24th January!


2017/18 SEASON: PADDLING THURSDAYS 6PM and SUNDAYS 8.15AM 
If you are interested in registering for the current season please put this on your priority list to do.....remember you will need to be a paid member to participate in Regattas and training sessions. 

New and potential members are most welcome under a come and try arrangement for just $5 a session....just come to the shed down on the lake near the bowling club at the beginning of training (5.45pm on Thursdays and 8.15am Sundays) and you will be warmly welcomed! Please wear comfortable clothes, hat and closed footwear remembering you may get a tad wet! Also please remember your water bottles as hydration is soooo important 😅

PADDLES UP!!


WESTERN REGION SQUAD 2017/18

Training is well underway!

NEW DRAGON BOATS & SHED
The Forbes Dragon Boat Club has two new (second hand) boats!! The hard work of submission writing and many phone calls has seen the acquisition of two new boats that have been restored and now in operation for our training sessions. The boats are at home in our new shed that has finally come to fruition...it has been a mighty effort and a big cheer to those people and also to those organisations that supported the Club in the acquisition of the boats and the shed; not to mention the generosity of the Forbes Sport and Recreation Club that so generously "minded" our boats since the Club was formed!



Regattas for the 2017/18 Season
Nominations have started so please ensure you are a fully paid member if you are wanting to participate!!

8 October 2017- Albury Wodonga....nominations being called now, so please contact Deb A by email using president@forbesdragonboat.org or see her at paddling

5 November 2017 - Central West Dragon Boat Challenge (accredited) at Lake Canoblas Orange....nominations being called now, so please contact Deb A as above!

26 November 2017 - Wagga Wagga Dragon Boat Challenge (accredited) at Lake Albert Wagga Wagga 

20 January 2018 - ACT Dragon Boat Festival, Grevilea Park Canberra 

25 February 2018 - Chinese New Year (accredited) at Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour

        

AGM 6 July 2017

At the AGM the following members stood down following their term on the Board and did not seek re-election:

President - Robyn Stephens
Secretary - Warren Edwards
Neil Stephens

These members, and to those who have generously remained in their elected positions, were thanked for their tireless efforts to ensure the Club has grown, prospered and built on our assets.
 
The new Executive are to meet on 10 August and we are very pleased to announce the new Board executive members elected for the 2017/18 Season are Liz Mitchell, Bill Thomas, Beth Thomas. All positions will be made vacant and roles have been decided as follows:

President - Bill Thomas
Secretary - Chris Sweeney
Treasurer - Michael Green
Shed/Boat/Equipment Coordinator - Ian Prince
Registrar and Website - Kristine Dobell
Publicity Officer and Website - Beth Thomas
Grants Coordinator - Liz Mitchell
Carmen Stephens - head coach
Warren Edwards - assistant coach