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Jun 1, 2011

SD Digest 6/1/11

Space Dragons,

  • HOLY MOLEY! ALCAN is in 2 weeks!  Are you stepping it up with the Space Dragons Overachievers for Hell Week? Check the details, go for "Platinum" status by adding at least 25% to the Gold status.  The Space Dragons Dragon Boat Club facebook page is afire with folks documenting their ramped-up regimes! Join in the excruciating fun!
  • Note that Hell Week exercises are not replacement for your regular workouts
  • And most importantly there are only 4 more practices before Alcan, EVERY practice counts!
  • Not going to Alcan?  There are only 2 months before Big Long Beach, it will come up fast, so we want YOU at practice
  • Please RSVP to the practice poll -- there IS practice while part of the team is racing in Alcan!
  • For all tournaments, if you decided to back out for whatever reason within 1 month of the tournament, you need to email the coaches, not just change your Evite response
    Alcan -- $35 race fees payable to Space Dragons.  If you are flying in Thurs night and still homeless - you can call the Sandman Hotel group coordinator (Pam @ 604-646-4323, Canada rates apply) to extend your room reservation to Thursday night for the same rate!
    Some of us are confirmed for Thurs night already - so get the room asap
  • Big Long Beach -- RSVP now.  Everyone WILL be there.
  • San Fransisco -- Hotel reservation info posted on Evite.  Yes it's early planning but the rooms go fast, so make your reservation now!
  • Ladies Only, this will include any of our SD guy’s significant other.
  • What to bring:
    - a bottle of wine, cheese or appetizer
    - games, movies, etc
  • Also, you can spend the night at Marina's and then go to practice together the next day!
  • See Facebook invite from Janet, SD social extraordinaire, so friend Janet now!
4.  SD BAKE SALE -- 7/2
  • What goes great with 4th of July BBQ and beach outing?  Cookies, cupcakes, brownies, etc.
    This will be a great fundraising and team building event, so put it on your calendar!
  • Needed:
    • Volunteers to sell
    • Bake sale items donation (hint, don't want to do all the work?  You can buy cookie dough from your friendly grocer's freezer, drop it in the oven and viola, fresh baked cookies!)
    • Not a baker?  We also need non-bake sale items donation: paper plates, bottled water, forks, napkins
    • Let Marina know what (bake/non-bake items) you can donate
    • Proceeds will help keep tournament fees low, so help where you can please!
  • Emily is putting together a family tree, so let her know via comment on the blog, Facebook, or email her who brought you to the Space Dragons
  • On those windy Wednesday evenings, don't you wish you have one of those warm cozy blue SD parkas?
  • And don't forget the cold mornings and evenings at the City by the Bay (i.e. SF tourney) or the cold practices during the winter months.
  • Marina is putting together another SD parka order, approximate price is $85
  • Email Marina for questions and orders
  • Unfortunately we will not have a SD steering session but don't be discouraged, if you're interested in learning to steer, let the coaches know before you get on the boat

-- Your Captains