Announcements http://forum.lotussports.com/categories/announcements/feed.rss Tue, 17 Jul 18 09:10:08 -0400 Announcements en-CA Lotus Iron - Saturday, July 7, 2018 http://forum.lotussports.com/discussion/663/lotus-iron-saturday-july-7-2018 Wed, 04 Jul 2018 14:30:27 -0400 Grace 663@/discussions
A volunteer sign up sheet has been posted at the club house; whether you sign up for a specific job or to help out wherever a hand is needed, come out to have fun with all other members who will be there! People will be at the clubhouse from 7:00am until the end of the day...]]>
Hats Off Parade - June 2, 2018 http://forum.lotussports.com/discussion/657/hats-off-parade-june-2-2018 Mon, 28 May 2018 16:03:21 -0400 Grace 657@/discussions
Friday, June 1
We need help! People are needed to decorate the “float” at the clubhouse. Meeting time is 6:00pm

Saturday, June 2
Meet at the clubhouse at 8:00am to carpool to the parade marshalling area. Paddlers will
accompany the float along the route. Dress in something appropriate for the parade’s theme!

Come and join in the fun and help to spread the word about Lotus!

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Lotus Iron: Volunteers Needed! http://forum.lotussports.com/discussion/661/lotus-iron-volunteers-needed Thu, 31 May 2018 18:08:47 -0400 Vukasovic 661@/discussions
The Lotus Iron race will be taking place on July 7. Lotus is known for hosting the best races, and a huge part of that is due to the great amount of club members taking the time to volunteer and help out!

There is no such thing as too many volunteers so please check your schedules to see if you're available to help out! A volunteer sign up sheet will be posted at the club house in the near future.

Whether you sign up or not, still come out to give a hand and have fun with all other members who will be there!

Cheers!

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Lotus Open House: Volunteers Needed! http://forum.lotussports.com/discussion/660/lotus-open-house-volunteers-needed Thu, 31 May 2018 17:53:25 -0400 Vukasovic 660@/discussions
This is a reminder that the Lotus Open House is taking place on June 9th. This is a great opportunity to connect with the Burnaby community, gain new members and take pride in our club!

We will be needing members to help set up the event, rig boats, etc. If you can volunteer, it would be greatly appreciated!

I will be posting a volunteer sheet at the clubhouse in the main room, so we can get an idea of how many people are planing to come out and help.

Thank you so much!

Joe
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Support for Kauai Paddling Clubs http://forum.lotussports.com/discussion/651/support-for-kauai-paddling-clubs Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:33:31 -0400 Grace 651@/discussions http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/37961232/photos-severe-flooding-leaves-heavy-damage-across-kauai

It looks like almost 50 outriggers in Kauai were also destroyed in the floods; the Hanalei and NaMolokama Canoe Clubs in the Hanalei Bay area suffered the most damage.

The Lotus Sports Club is going to make a donation to go toward helping the Kauai clubs with repairs, clean up and replacing damaged boats. If you would like to contribute, as well, you can give your donation to any member of the Lotus board of directors...or make your donation directly to the GoFundMe page at https://www.gofundme.com/flooded-canoe-club-hales

The following photos are from the Kauai Outrigger Association webpage;
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Lotus Technical Shirts http://forum.lotussports.com/discussion/650/lotus-technical-shirts- Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:15:58 -0400 Grace 650@/discussions
Technical Race Shirt (quick dry, wicking technical fabric)
Long Sleeve $42 each
Short Sleeve $38 each

Technical Race Singlets (100% micro-polyester with a high level of mechanical stretch, quick dry, wicking technical fabric)
Racerback female singlet $36 each
Regular male singlet $36 each

Order forms for Lotus technical shirts and singlets will be available on the whiteboard at the clubhouse...but a fillable PDF is also available at the following link;
http://lotussports.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Technical-Race-Shirt-Order-2018-Fillable.pdf
(Save to your computer before you fill out).
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Paddling Season Opener and Spring Maintenance Day http://forum.lotussports.com/discussion/646/paddling-season-opener-and-spring-maintenance-day Mon, 26 Mar 2018 23:12:13 -0400 Grace 646@/discussions
Saturday, March 31 is the official first day of the paddling season for all Lotus outrigger and SUP paddlers, marking the beginning of weekday practices. There will be a paddling information session at 11:30am. This is the perfect time to pay for your annual membership – the fees can be paid online but make sure you complete the membership forms found on the
Lotus website or at the clubhouse.

This year’s Spring Club Clean-up and Maintenance Day has also been scheduled for Saturday, March 31, the same day as our Paddling Season Opening meeting. All paddlers using the clubhouse are encouraged to help get the building and boats ready for the season. Maintenance Director, Steve, will have a job list posted – please come out and help with jobs including; cleaning, minor repairs and maintenance on outriggers and the dragon boat, preparing paddling equipment for use, helping with clubhouse repairs and maintenance, etc.

Let’s start the new paddling year with a clean, organized clubhouse!]]>
2017-2018 Lotus Sports Club Board of Directors http://forum.lotussports.com/discussion/622/2017-2018-lotus-sports-club-board-of-directors Sun, 22 Oct 2017 01:03:47 -0400 Grace 622@/discussions
Daniel Chan - President
Tony Vukasovic - Past-President
Joe Vukasovic - Vice-President
Hazel Purcell - Treasurer
Grace Morissette - Secretary
Ken Asano - Membership Director
Steve Pither - Maintenance Director
Barb Alley - Outrigger Program Director
Katheryn Nguyen - Youth Program Director
Tony Hodanic - SUP Program Director
Bernard Sison - Safety Director
Lily Vukasovic - Member at Large
Doug Mancell - Member at Large
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2017 Lotus Wrap-Up http://forum.lotussports.com/discussion/616/2017-lotus-wrap-up- Wed, 27 Sep 2017 11:32:23 -0400 Grace 616@/discussions
Date: Friday, October 13, 2017
Time: doors open at 6:00 pm
Location: Old Mill Boathouse in Rocky Point Park, Port Moody (across from the Boathouse Restaurant)
Theme: "SuperHeroes"

Every October, the Lotus paddling community looks forward to this Lotus event. This is the event marking the end of the year where we celebrate our paddling activities and accomplishments with family and friends. There will be slideshows and many other ways to share the paddling stories of the year. This event will be held at the Old Mill Boathouse and the youth team will be arriving early to decorate the hall for the superhero theme; dress up as your favourite character with super powers…

This is a pot-luck event – in past years there has been an amazing selection of culinary masterpieces. There will be pop, juice, and coffee available.

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Pest Problem Reminder http://forum.lotussports.com/discussion/613/pest-problem-reminder Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:34:09 -0400 Vukasovic 613@/discussions
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2017 Lotus Annual General Meeting (AGM) http://forum.lotussports.com/discussion/610/2017-lotus-annual-general-meeting-agm Mon, 11 Sep 2017 12:33:44 -0400 Grace 610@/discussions
Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Location: Lotus Sports Club, Barnet Marine Park
Time: 11:00 am

All Lotus members are encouraged to attend this very important meeting. This is your chance to give feedback on this year’s paddling programs and to thank those who contributed so much time to the club. At this meeting you will also elect your 2017/2018 Board of Directors who will be making plans for paddling programs for next year.

The current board is looking for people who are interested in being part of next year's Board of Directors. The directors are volunteers who represent the paddlers of the Lotus Sports Club and who make decisions to the benefit of the club and all of its members. It is a great way to be involved in your club and community.

The following two positions are filled automatically;

President – presides at all meetings and oversees the overall operations of the club. The past year’s
vice-president, Daniel Chan, will become this year’s president.

Past-President – provides continuity in the Board of Directors and works with the President on matters
carried over from the previous year. The current president, Tony Vukasovic, will become the
Past-President.

The following is a list of current directorships and a description of their responsibilities:

Vice-President – carries out the duties of the President in his/her absence. The vice-president will assume the
position of president in the following year – this person will be able to work with the executive,
will become familiar with ongoing projects and directives, and can learn the role of the
president in order to move into this position.

Treasurer – keeps the financial records of the club, including accounts and banking transactions. The
treasurer provides financial statements as required. The treasurer usually submits applications
for grants/gaming funds.

Membership – collects membership forms and money, sends registration to CORA and CKBC, provides the
Board of Directors and coaches with regularly updated membership information.

Secretary - keeps and distributes minutes of directors’ meetings, deals with club correspondence.

Outrigger Program – oversees outrigger programs, club outrigger races and is the liaison with other clubs.

Youth Program – oversees the youth dragon boat and outrigger programs, promotions, and events.

SUP Program – oversees the SUP program, promotion and scheduling, and certification of instructors.

Maintenance – has the responsibility for organizing and arranging for maintenance of the clubhouse and club
equipment.

Safety - oversees that safety procedures are implemented during practices and races.

Member at Large – helps the Board of Directors in a variety of capacities including Social Media.
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Reporting Canoe Damage http://forum.lotussports.com/discussion/598/reporting-canoe-damage Tue, 13 Jun 2017 02:01:40 -0400 Vukasovic 598@/discussions
Currently, there has been some damage to our small boats. In the event that you damage one of the canoes, please report that the boat has been damaged by making a note on the whiteboard at the entrance of the club house. Mistakes happen, but we must report them so we can makes sure all paddlers are using a safe boat.

Thanks!

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2018 Kauai Na Pali Challenge Race & Small Boats Clinic http://forum.lotussports.com/discussion/590/2018-kauai-na-pali-challenge-race-small-boats-clinic Sun, 23 Apr 2017 22:43:11 -0400 Grace 590@/discussions
The youth group is planning to do the Na Pali Challenge Race next year which takes place on Saturday, August 11, 2018. This is a 59 kilometre change race, which takes about 6 hour,s from Hanalei Bay to outside Kikialoa Small Boat Harbor (see map at bottom of page). Each team consists of 6 women and 6 men, alternating with water changes every 30 minutes. The race takes place along some of the most breathtaking coastline in the world.

A small boats clinic with Kai Bartlett is also being organized for the week following the race (Monday, August 13 to Friday, August 17). Kai is one of the best surfing paddlers in the world and has access to top quality canoes; he is also extremely familiar with Kauai waters, and has a lot of additional valuable topics to cover such as his training regime. Lotus paddlers are invited to come to Kauai to take part in this clinic to improve technical skills and surf waves!

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Here is a rough idea of what the clinic will involve;
- first day will be paddling in protected waters to assess each paddler’s ability, with emphasis on technique, videotaping, and perhaps some wave catching in the bay if everyone is comfortable on day one. The group will then be divided according to skill assessment with the following options for the rest of the week, depending on skill level;

a) remain in protected waters and learn to surf in some of the bays in Kauai

b) head for open water and do some down winders

c) combination of both a) and b)

There will be discussion on equipment safety, safe entry and exit to and from the ocean, wave formation, and wave catching.

In order for Kai to have some idea of the group size and number of boats that will be needed, please let Grace know (gmorisee@shaw.ca) by May 31 if you think that you will be participating; commitment by payment will be in January 2018.


COST ESTIMATE
Costs will vary for each individual...so this is just a very rough estimate of what to expect;

Airfare – approximately $900 Cdn to $1000 Cdn

Accommodations – this would make the biggest difference in the cost because there are a range of accommodations with some very nice places throughout Kauai. Modest rentals are approximately $100 to $150 US per night per person.

Clinic - $875 US per person with minimum of 8 paddlers for a 5 day OC1 session (a possible discount for a larger group).

Race fees for those who plan to organize a crew for the Napali Challenge (all figures approximate) -
- Entry fee - $500 US
- Canoe rental – $300 US+ depending on the type of boat
- Escort boat - $800 US+

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McBarge has been moved to Maple Ridge... http://forum.lotussports.com/discussion/511/mcbarge-has-been-moved-to-maple-ridge... Tue, 22 Dec 2015 23:59:05 -0500 Grace 511@/discussions http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/mcbarge-sailing-meakin-expo-86-mission-bc-burrard-inlet-burnaby-1.3376187

McBarge was power washed before it was moved;
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AED Cabinet Installed http://forum.lotussports.com/discussion/587/aed-cabinet-installed Sat, 08 Apr 2017 20:49:00 -0400 Vukasovic 587@/discussions
I just wanted to inform everyone that the AED cabinet has now been installed in the clubhouse. The purchase of the AED is another great step towards club safety! Huge thanks to Greg Bodin for taking the time to install the cabinet!

Here is a photo of the cabinet which is beside the main door and easily accessible to outrigger and SUP paddlers...

Joe

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Lotus Sports Club Handbook (2017 Edition) http://forum.lotussports.com/discussion/583/lotus-sports-club-handbook-2017-edition Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:20:56 -0500 Grace 583@/discussions Lotus Outrigger and SUP Programs Meeting - February 25, 2017 http://forum.lotussports.com/discussion/579/lotus-outrigger-and-sup-programs-meeting-february-25-2017 Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:21:37 -0500 Grace 579@/discussions
If you have any questions regarding the Outrigger program, please see Outrigger Director, Barb, or e-mail her at outrigger@lotussports.com

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2016 Lotus Wrap Up Celebration http://forum.lotussports.com/discussion/558/2016-lotus-wrap-up-celebration Fri, 07 Oct 2016 12:03:24 -0400 Grace 558@/discussions Time: doors open at 6:00 pm
Location: Old Mill Boathouse in Rocky Point Park, Port Moody (across from the Boathouse Restaurant)
Theme: "Revisiting Hawaii"

Every October, the Lotus paddling community looks forward to the Lotus awards ceremony and celebration. This is the event marking the end of the paddling year where we celebrate team and individual successes, socialize with Lotus paddlers, meet the family and friends of paddlers, learn a little more about club members, and thank those who have made this year’s events and programs possible. There will be an awards presentation, a video, and many other ways to share the paddling stories of the year. This event will be held at the Old Mill Boathouse and the youth team will be arriving early to decorate the hall appropriately for our celebration; dress up in your tropical gear for this year's theme…

This is a pot-luck event – in past years there has been an amazing selection of culinary masterpieces. There will be pop, juice, and coffee available.

To help with organization of this event, please RSVP to Bill at bandbchambers@gmail.com if you plan on attending. Family members are always welcome; please include them in your RSVP.

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Lotus Wrap-Up Celebration http://forum.lotussports.com/discussion/492/lotus-wrap-up-celebration Mon, 28 Sep 2015 00:17:33 -0400 Grace 492@/discussions Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Old Mill Boathouse Rowing, Paddling and Sailing Centre
(across from the Boathouse Restaurant)
Rocky Point Park, Port Moody
Theme: Lotus "Oscar" Awards

Every October, the Lotus paddling community looks forward to the Lotus awards ceremony and celebration. This is the event marking the end of the paddling year where we celebrate team and individual successes, socialize with Lotus paddlers, meet the family and friends of paddlers, learn a little more about club members, and thank those who have made this year’s events and programs possible. There will be an awards presentation, a video, and many other ways to share the paddling stories of the year. This year our event will be held at the Old Mill Boathouse and the youth team will be arriving early to decorate the hall appropriately for our celebration; dress up and be part of the Lotus "Oscar" Awards theme…

This is a pot-luck event – in past years there has been an amazing selection of culinary masterpieces. There will be pop, juice, and coffee available.

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Automatic E-mail Notification of New Postings http://forum.lotussports.com/discussion/172/automatic-e-mail-notification-of-new-postings Sat, 27 Oct 2012 18:56:54 -0400 Grace 172@/discussions

Members can request to receive an automatic e-mail when something new is posted on the Forum. To do this, follow these steps;

1. Sign into the forum with your e-mail and password

2. Click on your name on the top bar of the forum to go to your profile
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3. In the box at the top left, click on “Email Subscriptions” then select the forum categories you
wish to receive emails for if something new is posted
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Club Constitution and By-Laws http://forum.lotussports.com/discussion/12/club-constitution-and-by-laws Sun, 03 Apr 2011 16:42:06 -0400 Grace 12@/discussions