Please make sure your team members treat Aoraki Dragons’ boats, equipment and facilities with care. New boats cost around $12,000 each; maintaining them takes a lot of time and effort. This is especially important at the Lake Rua venue and Kaiapoi ramp, where the boats have incurred significant damage. Please take great care getting boats into and out of the water. To that end:
Although Aoraki Dragons provides all the big stuff, when paddling, teams are expected to provide their own:
Over the last decade, much of the work associated with managing Aoraki Dragons, maintaining the equipment and running events has fallen to a small number of people – all volunteers. While this has produced the strong association, we now have running excellent events, to continue its on-going development and enhancement, we need to spread the load with all member teams helping out. The two main areas where we appreciate your ongoing help are:
Beyond this, all team managers, or delegates, are expected to attend the Aoraki Dragons’ AGM. Managers should, of course, be encouraging all their team members to attend: this is an important part of the sport’s local development and a way for all participants to have their say in the management of the sport in the South Island.