Presidents report- July 2018

Hello From KASK
This important email is to all current members and has instructions and links for renewal of your membership and payment info, There is also the latest President’s report from our new President, Shaun Maclaren as well as the latest electronic versions of the magazine of the Kiwi Association Of Sea Kaykers – the New Zealand Sea Kayaker.
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Presidents Report – Shaun Maclaren
Hi everyone,
I really enjoy paddling in the winter, as I generally find that conditions are more settled and even though I dislike the cold, there is something special about the the crisp calmness of an early morning paddle.

About to launch into the mist at Hobsonville Point on the Waitemata Harbour

Scott Donaldson – Paddling the Tasman

Congratulations to Scott on such an epic achievement in being the first person to kayak across the Tasman solo. An astounding achievement and inspiration to us all – thank you Scott.

Membership Renewal

As Paul mentioned in his editorial, publication costs have gradually risen over recent years and until now membership fees have covered costs, but with postage increasing as of 1 July, the committee have been forced to review membership fees and have decided to increase a single KASK membership and that of overseas membership to $40, an increase of $5, but to hold the family membership at $40.

Paddling Film Festival – 2018 World Tour

The Paddling Film Festival is an international adventure film tour presenting the world’s best paddling films of the year – whitewater, sea kayaking, canoeing, SUP, action and lifestyle.
It is an occasion when like minded paddlers of different disciplines can get together, have fun and appreciate each other’s unique skills
This year KASK has brought the festival to NZ and there will be screenings in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. A big thank you to Shelley Stuart and Peter Brooks for helping to put it all together.

Auckland

When: Tuesday, 21 August 2018 from 8.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m.
Hosted by: KASK, NZ Boardstore and Canoe and Kayak are hosting the event in Auckland.
Where: Academy Cinemas, 44 Lorne St, Auckland 1010
Tickets: cost $18 each and will be available online from Academy Cinemas – date to be announced.

Wellington

When: Wednesday, 19 September 2018 from 7.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Hosted by: KASK, Fergs Kayaks and Canoe and Kayak are hosting the event in Wellington.
Where: Memorial Theatre, Victoria University, 1-21 Kelburn Parade, Wellington 6005
Tickets: cost $18 each and will be available from Fergs Kayaks and Canoe and Kayak (Wellington) – date to be announced.

Christchurch

When: Expected to be early in October – date to be confirmed.
Hosted by: KASK and Long Cloud Kayaks and Outdoors.
Where: Location to be confirmed
Tickets: will be $18 each and will be available Long Cloud Kayaks and Outdoors (Christchurch) – date to be announced.

KASK Kayak Fest 2020 –on Urupukapuka Island in the Bay of Islands

Preparations are well under way and it is planned for online registration to go live towards the end of this year.
The Organising Team consists of:
Steve Flack and David Welch – Training
Shelley Stuart – Catering
Peter Brooks – Sponsorship,
Dan Furket – Marketing and Promotion
Pauline Ross – Finances,
Glenda Ray – Registration
Shaun Maclaren – Logistics

If you would like to volunteer to assist in any way, please email the team at kayakfest@kask.org.nz

Thanks
Shaun Maclaren
President

Latest KASK Sea Kayaker Magazine
You can view the digital version of the magazine here

Also here are digital versions of previous New Zealand Sea Kayaker Magazines from this year:

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Getting in Touch with KASK
Kiwi Association of Sea kayakers has an active committee. The contact details of the committee members can be found here. We are always open to your comments and input and feel free to contact me any time.

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Kiwi Association of Sea Kayakers – Committee 2018
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