Newsletter - 2013/12
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New School Rowing Manager
In August Rowing New Zealand employed a new School and University Rowing Manager, Sonya Walker. All matters to do with School Rowing or feedback you can now contact Sonya on [email protected] or 021 2565258.
Novice Eights feature as Exhibition Events in 2014
It is with delight we announce that the 2014 Aon Maadi Cup and the 2014 Meridian South Island Secondary School Championships will include Novice Eights as exhibition events. The girl's event will take place as event 9A and the boys as event 17A. So get your crews training and we will see you competing at Lake Ruataniwha!
Crew Limits at Championship Events
There will be limits again for entries to these championships events, due to the large numbers and limited time regattas have to complete the events we are forced to restrict entries.
All races with limits imposed will be open to supplementary entries after the entry closure date to fill any remaining lanes or races.
The annual account for membership has been emailed to schools. If you have not received an invoice please contact Sonya to check the accounts address for your school. Payments need to be made in order for your school to enter the school regattas in March (entry will not be possible without membership completed.)
New 2015-18 Championship Programme
After a lengthy review process the 2015-18 Championship Programme has been decided. This programme will for the first time include the new octuple events which were voted in at the last AGM. And due to their popularity novice eights will also again be included. The programme in 2015 will consist of a massive 52 events!
The octuples will first feature in the 2015 programme and will be raced towards the end of the programme. We look forward to seeing these extra events in 2015 at Lake Karapiro.
School Colours updating your rowsuits
Schools are required to compete in approved colours so if you are updating your rowsuit stock please make sure the colours you have are the ones registered against your school name. Check out www.schoolrowing.org.nz for a list of colours. If your school is new or would like to change its colours you will also need to contact Sonya.
There have been several incidents around the country which have caused concern. Please make sure your school rowers have proper safety procedures and they are following them!
Here are some key points that you need to check are in place within your programmes...
Deals for Rowing Community
Bluebridge have announced a special deal for ferry crossings by the rowing community. Simply use the promo code "OARSOME" when booking and then present the RowingNZ/Bluebridge card upon check in and your rowing club will receive heavily discounted rates from the preferred supplier for Cook Strait transport. Visit www.bluebridge.co.nz/rowing for more information.
Rowing NZ has just sent Clubs and Schools their Rowing NZ/Bluebridge Oarsome cards shortly so look out for them in the post.
NZSSSC School Team Eligibility Criteria
Unsure of what the limits are for "new" pupils? Here's a reminder...
And the new exemption from the 2013 AGM:
NZSSRA 2014 AGM Remits and Life Membership
The NZSSRA 2014 AGM will take place on Sunday 23rd of March after the safety briefing of the Aon Maadi Cup, at the Events Centre, Twizel.
Remits - Notice is given that the closing date for submission of remits for the AGM is February 15th 2014. Note: The Rules and Regulations are not up for change in 2014 (ref art 14.6 of constitution) so unless there is an emergency to be dealt with remits should be of a general nature or relate only to changes of the constitution.
Nominations - The nominations for the following positions are called for and due on the accompanying dates.
Please make these nominations/applications/proposals in writing to [email protected]
Updating your Contact Details
If your school has had changes in your sports coordinators or teachers in charge of rowing please email these new details to Sonya so we can provide your school with all the relevant information for the coming season. Any coaches who would also like to receive these updates please also send your details.
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