LAOIS KAYAK AND CANOE CLUBClub AGM: The Club AGM took place on Monday 3rd April in the Club House, Durrow. The following committee was elected: Chairperson – Vincent O’Brien; Vice-Chairperson – Donal Cronin; Treasurer – Enda Whelan; Secretary – Emer O’Brien; Assistant Secretary – Brenda Murphy; PRO – Brian Ogilvie; Child Protection Officer – Debbie Whelan; Club Meets/Activity/Development Officer – Fergal Hill; Safety Officer – Matt McGrath; Equipment Officers – Jim Tierney and Fergal Hill. Committee Members – Mick Malone, Eugene Meehan, Brendan Murphy, Seamus Byrne, Jonathon Young, Paul O’Brien and Kate Delaney. LKCC would like to thank all who attended the meeting.
Membership Renewal: Annual Membership is due in April, please have all renewal forms into Emer O’Brien by April 30th for Canoeing Ireland Renewal, please check your email, our Viber or Facebook group chats for details. If you would like to join, the membership form is available on our website, or contact any member, or message through our facebook page for more details.
Level 2 Kayaking Training: LKCC will be running a Kayaking Training session on the weekend of 27th and 28th May. A fun two days of weekend paddling, games and on-the-water instruction for both adults and Juniors (U18) who want to learn the basics of kayaking with qualified Canoeing Ireland instructors. This course is part of Laois Kayak and Canoe Club’s Summer Development Programme. What you will learn: To kayak safely & competently on flat water, An understanding of the Basic Paddling Techniques and Safety Rules of canoeing, An ability to Enter and Exit a kayak correctly, Forward Paddle, Reverse Paddle, and Stop, An ability to turn while stationary using Forward Sweep Stroke, Reverse Sweep Stroke and a combination of Forward and Reverse Sweep Strokes, Simple Draw Stroke, Low Brace, Turning on the Move, Edging while the kayak is moving, Capsize Drill, An ability to assist in an Assisted X Rescue and/or an H Rescue. Group sizes are limited to a maximum of 12 persons Booking details are on our Facebook page.
Interested in Kayaking: Our Summer kayaking training and introduction sessions are now booking. Midweek Paddling will start again on Wednesday evenings, once the evenings are longer. If you are interested in taking up paddling please keep an eye out on Facebook and on our website for introduction nights, training sessions and events for Junior and Senior paddlers – see online.