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Dec 26, 2012

SD Digest 12/26

Post Christmas High ….
Ho ho hoping you had a great Holiday with Family and Friends!  I for one offered up my Family, but NO takers ;)

Roast Beast, mashed potatoes, yams, wontons, cookies, fudge, libations, (and that’s just what I had) feeling that post-holiday bloat?  2013 Tournament Season is just around the corner!

-   Reminder: For those that are signed up for Jan 1st
-   Try to exercise the Tournament drinking rule, you know, 1 water per fermented beverage, so that you can celebrate New Year’s Eve to its fullest, but still function New Year’s Day.   This is a huge fundraising opportunity for the team, so we need all volunteers present!

   - Last 2012 practice is THIS WEEKEND (9a)
   - Come on out and enjoy the beautiful CRISP mornings =)
2013 Season starts Saturday January 5th
   - That’s right, formal practices start Sat January 5!   Mark your calendars…
   - That also means the beginning of Attendance and LATE penalties!
   - We are still waiting to hear what our 2013 practice times will be, STAY TUNED!

** Fill-out (and keep updated with changes) the poll!    Doodle It!

3.  2013 Dues!  (and 2012 unpaid dues)
-   GREAT NEWS!!!  ** No Increase ** Our very successful 2012 fundraising efforts helped cancel out increases in registration and tournament fees, meaning:
-   Dues stay at the low 2012 rate of $100 adult, $50 minor (under 18)
-   As always, checks payable to Space Dragons, give to Denise, Roger or Robert
-   If you need to make installment arrangements, contact captains, we are very flexible!

3a.  2012 Unpaid Dues!  
      -   First-off, we have to say, GREAT JOB with paying your dues and fees in 2012!!!  Clap clap clap … Really, the vast majority of unpaid dues for the YEP.
      -   But, let’s help Denise, our devoted accounting officer, close out the 2012 books so we can focus on a successful 2013!  If you are unsure if you owe anything, Captains will be sending you a reminder to help you out, we’re helpful like that ;)

4.  Dragon Boat Maintenance – 
It’s that time of year again!  Time to help the boat maintenance for the 2013 season.  We use these boats A LOT so let’s do our part! Here’s how you can help:
·        Please contact maintenance coordinator Steve Kashynski
·        Let captains know of your participation
·        Boat maintenance involves approx. 2 hours of sanding the wood parts/trim and some varnishing
Thank You!

5.  2013 Alcan Dragon Boat Festival (VANCOUVER) – Fri Jun 21 – Sun Jun 23 
-   I know it’s early but this is a  B I G   D E A L!
-   While our regular warm up tournaments, Tempe and Baby LB, are still in play
-   Start your plans now for Vancouver.  Things to consider:
    * Time off: Try to schedule arrival Thu or early Fri to available for a Fri practice in Vancouver!
    * Passport: Canada travel requires a passport, it must be valid through Jan 2014(6mo from travel date)
    * Travel Costs: Start saving today! One less beer a week is already $200 saved ;)
    * Evite: Check out evite and sign up (Yes, Maybe, No) and keep it updated =)
    * Questions: Have questions? Need convincing? Ask your favorite vet!

6.  CPR Certification for All Steers!  Special Note from Step 
RSVP for CPR class on the Evite!  ALL year-around steers (practice and tournament) will need to be CPR-certified by June 9th. In your Evite response please include your:
Full name
Team name
Specify: steer, coach/captain, or paddler.
-         $35 Fee will be covered for steers already certified or who will be certified by CPR class date only
-         If you are not a steer, feel free to participate in this opportunity, but you will be responsible for the $35 class fee.

7.  SCDBC School Painting
-   On Saturday, January 19th, the SCDBC is going to use its off-season to give back to the community by working with Compton Initiative to paint a school in Compton. Invite friends and family; the more the merrier! Evite sign ups!

-- Your Captains!!!