Christmas and Awards Celebration 2020

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A fantastic end of year celebration was enjoyed by over 65 members and partners. By all reports the food and entertainment was excellent and everyone had lots of fun. Thank you to the Social Committee and particularly Carol, Lisa, Janet and Christine for all their work in running this event.

Club Awards

Club Awards were announced during the dinner with the following recipients recognised:

Junior Paddler of the Year – Jordan Fleming

Jordan has participated and trained as a member of the West Australian Slalom Pathways Squad (WASPS), competed at the Age Champs in Tasmania and National Championships and Australian Open both in Penrith.

Congratulations to fellow nominees Beau and Connor Jacob.

Paddler of the Year – Travis England

Travis is an accomplished paddler who won the Avon Descent 2019, was the winner of the Ramon 2020, best placed SCC member in Thursday Night Time Trials and best placed SCC member in the IOP events for 2020. Travis has also developed and coordinates the Drummers Downwinder with over 400 paddlers attending and trains aspiring paddlers on a Tuesday morning.

Congratulation to fellow nominees Patrick Carmody and Martin Wells.

Club Member of the Year – Rebecca Wong and Martin Wells

Rebecca was nominated for her involvement in peer and club paddles. She helps with organisation, supports fellow paddlers with skills and techniques and is very inclusive enabling many new and ongoing paddlers an enjoyable experience. Rebecca has also qualified as a guide this year as well as taking on the role of Secretary in the SCC Committee.

Marty was nominated for his passion for paddling and willingness to share with others as best demonstrated through his much enjoyed Murry Delta Paddle (which was mentioned in many nominations!). Marty also qualified as a guide and is an active member of the peer paddles, T&D Committee and generally supporting Club activities.

Congratulation to fellow nominees Edward Clerk and Patrick Carmody.

Hero Award – Patrick Carmody

Patrick was nominated for so many awards however it was decided that Hero was the best fit! Not only has Patrick’s paddling improved amazingly over the last year but he has also put in endless hours maintaining things at the Club. He is always fixing and replacing hoses and washes, gardening, sweeping helping move boats, assisting other paddlers and generally being a nice guy. Many members showed their appreciation for Patrick’s efforts through multiple nominations. A well deserved award.

Congratulation to fellow nominees Rebecca Wong and Evi Ferrier

Thank You and Other Awards

Beau and Connor Jacobs – most improved paddlers (and ones to watch)

Marion Ewing, Sarah Whittaker and Jennifer Houston – for supporting peer paddles

Gavin Hartley – for always putting up his hand to assist with catering

Paul Covalato – for a water incident at Zephyr

Julian Coombes  Рkayak breaker award (thanks for letting us know and rectifying the damage)

Andy Hewlett – Stirrer of the Year resurrected from history for an incident at the Halloween Paddle!