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Dec 19, 2012

SD Digest 12/19/12

6 Days Til Christmas….

Last minute gift shopping, parties and FEASTing, don’t forget to take some time out for a little, run, bike, swim, yoga, maybe even some paddling time ;)  2013 Tournament Season is just around the corner!

-   Reminder: For those that participated in the Nov 24th event and are signed up for Jan 1st!
-   That means, if you have not signed up, contact captains if you would like to give it a try!  This is a huge fundraising opportunity for the team, so the more the merrier!

   - Remainder of 2012 practices are at 9a!
   - Dust off your paddle, loosen up your PFD and come on out and enjoy the beautiful CRISP mornings =)

2013 Season starts 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!  
-   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)

4.  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!

5.  Dragon Boat Maintenance  
It’s that time of year again!  Time to help clean up the boats for the 2013 season.  We use these boats A LOT so let’s do our part! Here’s how you can help:
·        Please contact Steve Kashynski
·        Let captains know of your participation so we can make acknowledge.
Thank You!

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 response please include your full name, team name, and specify: steer (or intending to steer), coach/captain, or paddler. Thanks!

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!

-- Your Captains!!!