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blackwellange
Rota Captain
Rota Captain
May 16, 2022
In Announcements
For those not participating in Ocean to City this year, we are urgently looking for volunteers to assist with the various tasks that go into putting this huge event together both on the Friday & Saturday. You can find more details and register to help out at https://oceantocity.com/volunteering/
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blackwellange
Rota Captain
Rota Captain
May 03, 2022
In Public Rowing
This Saturday's public row is cancelled due to the Lee Boat Club Regatta.
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blackwellange
Rota Captain
Rota Captain
Feb 07, 2022
In Announcements
The 2022 Captain's Rota will be sent out this evening, you can download a copy from the Files section here or on the Member's Only Facebook group.
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blackwellange
Rota Captain
Rota Captain
Jan 25, 2022
In Announcements
Forms are now available for membership, you can find them in the Files Section
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blackwellange
Rota Captain
Rota Captain
Jan 23, 2022
In Announcements
We are currently working on compiling the 2022 Saturday Captain Rota. It is a vital aspect of the group and an opportunity to give something back to a club that gives so much. Those newer to the rota will be paired with experienced Captains and there are generally many others ready to assist on the day. If anyone should wish to opt out from the rota, please drop an email to currachs@gmail.com by Wednesday 26th January.
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blackwellange
Rota Captain
Rota Captain
Jan 23, 2022
In Announcements
Thank you to all who attended the AGM, further to correspondence received ahead of the meeting and discussion during the AGM, some of the proposed changes to the constitution relating to the timeline for payment of membership and the change to the membership year were tabled for further discussion at an EGM which we hope to hold next month, pending suitable venue. All other changes were passed by a majority vote. Minutes and the updated constitution will be circulated shortly and the 2022 Application form will be available in the coming week. Please remember to send on your application form (once made available) when paying your 2022 fees and to add you name as a reference to your payment if paying by bank transfer. Your 2022 committee are as follows: Chairperson - Kieran Murphy Captain - Jack O'Keeffe Vice-Captain - John Tynan Secretary - Colm O'Coileain Treasurer - Angela Blackwell Ordinary Members Celine Dennehy Ruth Hargrove Maighread Kelly Alan MacNamidhe Thank you to our outgoing committee members Captain Shane Murphy & Treasurer Jim Malone for their trojan work over the last couple of years.
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blackwellange
Rota Captain
Rota Captain
Jan 11, 2022
In Announcements
Given the ongoing public health restrictions, we will be holding the AGM over Zoom this year, a link will be sent out closer to the time. The draft agenda has been emailed this evening. If you have anything to add to the agenda please drop an email to currachs@gmail.com We must have 25% of the membership in attendance to form a quorum for a General Meeting - please attend if you can. One of the constitution changes we are seeking to make is a change to the Membership year to run from Feb - Jan, with this in mind we ask that members do not lodge funds or send on membership forms for 2022 membership until after the AGM has taken place. All 2021 memberships will be deemed extended until 31st January 2022 until the motion is put before the AGM. We are very keen to get new blood on the committee, the vast majority of those serving have been in situ for some years and many of our longstanding members have already been on the committee. It is your club too so please do step up if you are able to do so! Being a member of the commitee is not as daunting as it might sound, we want ordinary members who can represent the overall membership and put forward their thoughts on matters that come up over the course of the year. Outwith the meetings, you can contribute as much or as little time as you like. Meetings take place on the first Tuesday of each month (currently via Zoom) and last approximately 1 hour. We are required under the constitution to hold a minimum of 9 each year. It is not necessary to attend every meeting, we must just have a quorum of 4 committee members for each meeting and they should avoid missing more than 3 consectutive meetings. Regular topics include Health & Safety, maintenance, upcoming activities on and off the water, Ocean to City, Climate Change & Biodiversity, funding opportunities, communications & technology and new club site. If you are interested in joining in 2022 please pop an email or approach one of the 2021 committee.
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blackwellange
Rota Captain
Rota Captain
Nov 02, 2021
In Announcements
A reminder to all Duty Captains to ensure that radios are turned off at the end of each row before being put away. Additonally if the batteries are flat please notify a member of the committee so that charging can be arranged.
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blackwellange
Rota Captain
Rota Captain
Oct 27, 2021
In Announcements
Our club has been selected for a new Cork City Council pilot programme - to assist us in developing a Climate & Biodiversity Action plan, City Council will assist with implementing over the next two years. The programme is being facilitated by our fellow member Martin O'Donoghue, who will explain a little more below..... An introduction to our facillitator - Martin O'Donoghue 👋🏻For those who don't know me, my name is Martin O Donoghue, I've been a club member since 2005 and due to the C19 hiatus and the fact I currently live on a mountain - I have been off the water for most of the past year. 🌍 I will be facilitating a 6 week programme on behalf of Cork Environmental Forum, which is aimed at helping members better understand the sustainability challenges we all face and showcase some solutions that can be adopted to help address these. 🚣🏻‍♀️ Rowing a currach up and down the Lee allowed me to access an ecosystem and culture that I am privileged to be part of. If you feel strongly about protecting our river, the wildlife that live in and around it and want to ensure this resource remains viable for future generations, then this programme called "Community Climate Action Plan" is for you. So, what next? 🐞We will meet for six Thursday evenings, from 7 to 9.30pm, to discuss issues relating to consumption and waste, travel, water, energy and biodiversity. You will learn methods for personal greener living and also get to shape actions, that we as a club can choose to implement in the coming years. 🌳Currachs themselves, embody an ecological and sustainable approach to boat building. Even with their bitumen coat, they have a much lower carbon footprint than any other boat on the Lee. 💚Through this programme you can learn ways of incorporating sustainable approaches into your lives and the activities of the club. In addition to being the largest currach club in the world - we can lead the way in becoming the most sustainable one also! Who? Any club member, past or present is welcome to participate. When? The first session will be on Thursday November 4th 19:30 Where? Venue TBC How do I sign up? Indicate interest by emailing currachs@gmail.com
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blackwellange
Rota Captain
Rota Captain
Sep 18, 2021
In Announcements
An Extraordinary General Meeting will be held via Zoom on Thursday 23rd September at 7pm. Email has been sent out with further details to all 2021 members this evening. The meeting is to table a proposal from the committee for a further change to the constitution (revenue clauses to assist in the application for funding grants). We need a quorum of 20 members for the vote to go ahead, so appreciate if as many of you as possible can attend, it should be no more than 5-10 minutes of your time. If you are a 2021 member and have not received the email or cannot access the link to the clause, please drop an email to currachs@gmail.com
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blackwellange
Rota Captain
Rota Captain
Aug 25, 2021
In Public Rowing
Due to a planned event, there will be no public rowing this coming Saturday 28th August.
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blackwellange
Rota Captain
Rota Captain
Jul 24, 2021
In Announcements
An email has gone out to all members advising details of new code for the Club main gate and silver storage box as the padlocks have been changed following members having issues opening/closing them.
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blackwellange
Rota Captain
Rota Captain
Jul 06, 2021
In Public Rowing
As restrictions are eased further and many more people have been vaccinated, the committee has taken the decision to resume Saturday public rowing sessions with effect from 10th July. There may be limited places available to ensure social-distancing can be maintained onsite and those places are available on a first come, first served basis. Current protocols remain in place (these can be found in the COVID 19 Protocols folder in the Files section). All public rowers should familiarise themselves with these protocols before arriving. Those who are interested in trying out currach rowing should ensure they bring with them a mask & hand sanitiser and check in/out of the premises using the QR Code on the club's gate.
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blackwellange
Rota Captain
Rota Captain
May 04, 2021
In Announcements
Rowing Activities 4th - 9th May As Shane mentioned rowing activities have now resumed, an email has gone out to all 2020/2021 members. This includes a link to the updated protocols, a link to the Return to Rowing presentation given by Jack over zoom last week and a link to the new Check In system we are trialling. For this week changes to restrictions are as follows: A limit of 4 boats per rowing session Use of the new online Check In / Check Out system Masks to be worn ashore Social-distancing to be maintained at all times 2 Households / Social Bubbles per boat maximum with 1 empty seat between each household / bubble All hygiene and cleaning protocols to be followed No rowing downriver beyond Blackrock Castle AS ALWAYS ALL ROWERS MUST FAMILIARISE THEMSELVES WITH THE PROTOCOLS AND MUST HAVE PAID THEIR 2021 MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION BEFORE ATTENDING.
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blackwellange
Rota Captain
Rota Captain
Jan 24, 2021
In Announcements
Hey Folks, We were hoping to hold the AGM virtually, but unfortunately the constitution doesn't currently allow for this. We have a number of proposals for changing the constitution at this AGM, so it's essential that it's undertaken properly. For now we'll have to defer until such time as we can gather enough members in person. We'll have an update once the restrictions are eased. In the meantime we have put together the officers' reports and members' accounts of some of last year's rowing activities for you. We hope you'll enjoy. View Newsletter It is the intention for all the officers of the committee to remain in their current positions for 2021. Stephen Heaphy, Karen Kelly, Kate Magner & Alan Murphy will be standing down, we thank them for their contribution in what has been a truly unusual year. We also welcome onboard Celine Dennehy, Ruth Hargrove & Kieran Murphy. If anyone else is interested in joining the committee this year, please get in touch, we are particularly keen to have someone representing those who participate in the regattas.
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blackwellange
Rota Captain
Rota Captain
Oct 23, 2020
In Announcements
Following discussion by the committee, in relation to the recent increase to Level 5 of the government's Living with Covid Plan, the decision has been taken to suspend all club rowing activities, effective immediately until further notice.  Any changes in these circumstances, as always, will be communicated by email, Facebook Group & Forum. 
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blackwellange
Rota Captain
Rota Captain
Oct 07, 2020
In Announcements
As you will know, the whole country has increased to Level 3 of the Government's roadmap today, following the weekend's NPHET meeting. The committee need to take some time to review our current protocols in a little more detail, to ensure we're doing everything possible to limit risks to members, their families and those who are most vulnerable in our community, in addition to meeting the roadmap's requirements.  In the meantime, rowing will continue to our current protocols, but must meet social distancing requirements (1 rower to a 2 hand boat, 2 rowers to 3 hand boat) unless crew are from the same household. Please remember to: 📖 Familiarise yourself with the protocols 👨🏻‍✈️ Respect the instructions given by Duty Captains 🤲🏻 Maintain good hand hygiene  ⏪⏩ Socially distance before, during and after your row. 
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blackwellange
Rota Captain
Rota Captain
Aug 20, 2020
In Announcements
In accordance with Tuesday's Goverment announcement we've amended the rowing protocols to incorporate the new public health measures, notable changes include: We are again limited to 15 members per row. This will be on a first come/ first served basis. Please respect the Duty Captain if you are turned away. We have reinstated the Saturday Captain Rota. Additionally we have made some changes to the schedule, Saturday row will now revert to it's normal time of 10:30am and we have removed the Thursday evening row from the schedule due to lack of interest. SCHEDULE NOW AS FOLLOWS: Mon 18:00 Tues 07:00 Weds 18:00 Thurs 07:00 Sat 10:30 Sun 14:00 An email has gone out to all members with a link to both the updated protocols & the updated Captain's rota. You can also find them in the Files section of this website (Menu>Files)
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blackwellange
Rota Captain
Rota Captain
Aug 12, 2020
In Announcements
Please report any defects with the boats in this thread, so they can be added to the Maintenance log.
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blackwellange
Rota Captain
Rota Captain
Jun 28, 2020
In Announcements
With effect from Monday 29th June, our Phase 3 Return to Rowing protocols will be in place. You can find the latest version here. A copy will also be available in the files section of the website Whilst all members are expected to read the full protocols, below is a summary of the major changes for this phase: 🚣🏻‍♂️Members may now row together in any size boat 👪 There are no restrictions on numbers of participants (although, government guidelines for outdoor gatherings still apply) 🧽 Equipment sanitising will be eased to oar handles only 📖 The Day Book is to be used to track attendance and boat/crew breakdowns. 👩🏻‍🏫 Public Rowing will not resume until a later phase
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blackwellange
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