Tomorrow’s paddle will be River Teme Ham Bridge to Knightwick.
As most of you have probably realised we are pretty full in terms of membership at the moment. As much as we would love to keep increasing the number of members the plan at the moment is for quality over quantity. Over the next year or so we should see peoples paddling develop (hence the development groups) and this will put us in a much better to welcome a new intake of members in to the Club in a safe, organised and friendly way.
In the mean time we do not want to put people off paddling and we need to handle enquiries in a sensible and professional way and bring people in when we can. To this end Pauline Whittaker acting as our ‘Go Canoeing Co-ordinator’ is now responsible for any new member enquires and will decide on the best course of action depending on the level or experience, what personal kit they have at their disposal and when new members sessions are scheduled. The ‘Becoming a member of WKCC’ section of the website has been updated and gives a good overview of how we look after enquires and what to do if we can’t help at that precise moment.
To make this work it is essential that any new member enquiry ends up with Pauline. This particular means turning up at a session with ‘a friend who wants to have a go’ as this often leap frogs the waiting list (yes there is one) and makes session planning very difficult.
We trust you can see the reasoning behind this and hope we can count on your support. Please have a chat with Pauline or myself it you have any questions.
Paddle Sport Development
Wychavon Kayak & Canoe Club