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Aug 31, 2011

SD Digest 8/31

Space Dragons,

1.  PRACTICE-Dude, did you realize how fast this year is flashing by?  Only 2 weekends left before TI!  Now you know what that means, don't ya? Get yo' buttocks out to Mother's Beach and ratchet it up a notch or two! Because you know what time it is, right? Yes kids, it's GRIND TIME.  Now who's with me?!
-Don't forget to vote on the poll for practice (closes at 7 PM every Monday and Wednesday)!
-Reminder that Sunday practices are back to 9:00 AM (yay!).
-Enhanced Tardy Rule is now in place, so when are practices?  Saturday 7:30 AM, Sunday 9:00 AM, these are times to be at practice site

2.  SAN FRANCISCOHave you signed up?  Check out the Evite NOW!  Do it before Emily calls you out on Spacebook! Oh noes!
(A)  Already signed up? Sign the SF Waiver!  Print it and give it to Galen at practice this weekend. Yes, this weekend. Because we all know you, Mister/Miss SF Paddler, will be attending as many practices as humanly possible before the big SF Tournament, right?!  Oh look, here's the link again, in case you missed it:
(B)  Pay $35 in tournament fees. Check payable to Space Dragons.  Pay $5 for food costs, cash only please, payable to the lovely Zina!
(C)  Saturday night Team Dinner.  Sign up to join us for dinner on the Evite.  Do it now so we can make proper reservations!
Transportation: You're on your own. Might we recommend Virgina America, JetBlue or Southwest... each of which has had sale fares to SFO recently?
Lodging: We have some rooms on reserve, but you need to email Galen right now.  Like now-now, not later-now.  As in, click the "New mail" button on your email client and write an email to Galen right now.  Otherwise, you'll be staying in a cardboard box.
NO FLAKE DATE: Sunday 8/28 (3 days ago!)

Can't get enough action? Then come on down to the San Diego Tournament!  Like Lake Gregory, this is an "unofficial" tournament that we encourage paddlers to do just for fun.  But fun aside, it's also the USDBF West Regionals qualifier tournament.  Simply put, the best team will earn a berth to compete in Hong Kong next year with the world's top teams.

Last one of the year!  Immediately following practice on Saturday 9/10 (guess what? there's no land workout due to SF Tournament!).  Last time we had a record turn-out at 18 people. Can we beat it? I don't know.. but I do know we need YOUR help! ... And don't forget to wear your Space Dragons Jersey!

I'm extending the school supply drive for School on Wheels, which provides one-on-one tutoring for homeless children, though the end of SEPTEMBER.
Please bring your donations to practices, and they will be put into backpacks and distributed by School on Wheels to needy kids in the Long Beach area.
For a full list of needed supplies, please see the Student Wish List. They especially need flash drives and backpacks. You can also email Stephanie for more details of the drive. Thanks!

6.  YEAR END DINNER -- Sat 12/3WHO: You and the Space Dragons
WHAT: Year-end dinner to celebrate the 2011 season and all of our paddlers.
WHEN: The evening of Saturday, December 3, 2011.
WHERE: Bliss525 in Long Beach.
WHY: Because it'll be an awesomely awesome time.
STUFF: Food, drink, DJ, debauchery. What else can you ask for? So mark your calendar now, because you know this is an event you do not want to miss. RSVP on Evite, $35/person payable to Space Dragons (yes, you may combine all your Space Dragons payments in a single check)
If you have any auction/raffle items to offer, please let Janet know (see Evite for example items)
PS., if you haven't paid your annual dues or tournament fees (incl. SF), expect a "call-out" in next week's Digest. So we recommend you pay up this weekend! Don't know if or what you owe? Email us. You've been warned! :)

-- Your Captains