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===Beginners===
 
===Beginners===
  
 
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<tr><td bgcolor="#CCCCCC">Use the [[Course for beginners - Booking form|booking form]] to check dates and availability and to book a place on our monthly [[course for beginners]].
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<tr><td bgcolor="#CCCCCC">Use the [[Course for beginners - Booking form|booking form]] to check dates and availability and to book a place on our monthly [[induction program for beginner members]].
 
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If you have little or no paddling experience you can attend one of our [[Course for beginners|courses for beginners]] which provide an introduction to canoeing and kayaking and are aimed to a [[BCU One Star]] award on completion.
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If you have little or no paddling experience you can attend one of our [[Course for beginners|induction programs for beginner members]] which provide an introduction to canoeing and kayaking and are aimed to a [[BCU One Star]] award on completion.
  
These are run monthly (normally starting on the first Tuesday of the month) over four consecutive Tuesday evenings. The course fee is £30, payable on booking. The fee is not normally refundable and no credits will be given for missed sessions.
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These are run monthly (normally starting on the first Tuesday of the month) over four consecutive Tuesday evenings. The cost of temporary membership varies seasonally and is payable on booking. The fee is not refundable and no credits will be given for missed sessions.
  
You will need to [[Course for beginners - Booking form|book]] a place in advance for all courses.
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You will need to [[Course for beginners - Booking form|book]] a place in advance for all induction programs.
  
 
'''You must be over 18 and able to swim 50 metres wearing a buoyancy aid.'''
 
'''You must be over 18 and able to swim 50 metres wearing a buoyancy aid.'''
  
Please come along to [[contact|Shadwell Basin]] at 6.30 pm with [[bring|appropriate clothes]].  You ''will'' get wet so bring a change of clothes and a towel. On completing the course you may join the club (see below for membership details).
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Please come along to [[Location|the club]] at 6.30 pm with [[bring|appropriate clothes]].  You ''will'' get wet so bring a change of clothes and a towel. On completing the program you may continue to become a full-time member of the club (see below for membership details).
  
 
===Experienced paddlers===
 
===Experienced paddlers===
  
If you are an experienced paddler you can come along for a trial session to see if you like the club.  Trial sessions cost £7.50 per week and you must join the club after three trial sessions if you want to continue to paddle with us.
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If you are an experienced paddler, you can come along for a trial session to see if you like the club.  These day member sessions cost £10 per day and you need to join the club full-time after three of these day member sessions if you continue to paddle with us.
  
As an experienced paddler you can come along on any Tuesday night but it is helpful if you can let us know in advance so that we can find someone to show you the ropes.
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As an experienced paddler you can come along on any Tuesday night. Please arrive at 6:15 pm for 7:00 pm on the water.
  
If you would like to meet us before coming along to a trial session then please join us upstairs in the [http://www.pubs.com/pub_details.cfm?ID=227 Prospect of Whitby] pub (next to Shadwell Basin) from 9:00 pm where we socialise after paddling (if you can't find us just ask the friendly bar staff or look for people carrying paddles).
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If you would like to meet us before coming along to a day member trial session, then please join us upstairs in the [[Prospect of Whitby]] pub (next to Shadwell Basin) from 9:00 pm where we socialise after paddling (if you can't find us, just ask the friendly bar staff or look for people carrying paddles).
  
===General queries===
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===Membership===
  
All queries about what we do, when we meet, fees, membership, equipment etc can be answered by looking at the website. You will receive a faster response this way. The club is run on a strictly non-commercial, voluntary basis so we cannot always respond immediately to e-mails. Should you have a query that you cannot find information about then feel free to contact us by e-mail using the address:
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Annual membership of the club costs £50 (£30 unwaged). There is also an annual fee of £50 which covers use of the basin facilities and use of kit for all Tuesdays, Thursdays and any weekend trips. This fee also covers access to the [[pool]] on a Tuesday. Temporary membership while on the induction program varies by season. Day membership is £10 per day.
''committee AT towerhamletscanoeclub DOT co DOT uk''.
 
  
* What you need to bring on your first visit
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To join the club:
* Where we are
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{{:Two steps to join the club}}
* Training
 
  
===Membership===
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Note that this club not a business - it is run by the members, for the members. As such, members should be willing to help with the running of the club.
  
Annual membership costs £50 (£30 unwaged). £2.50 must be paid whenever you attend the club.  An additional £2.50 is paid if you use the [[pool]]. As an alternative to paying a weekly subscription of £2.50, you can buy an annual season ticket for £99 which covers all your paddling for a year including all Tuesdays, Thursdays and any weekend trips.
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===Members' Handbook===
  
To apply for membership of the club please submit an online application and confirm this by paying your subscription to the treasurer.
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New club members should take time to familiarise themselves with the [[Handbook|Members’ Handbook]]. This sets out the club rules and the standard of conduct that is required from members.
  
Online applications are preferred as they ease our administration but if you cannot use the online application form then a paper membership form is available to download. This should be filled in and given to the club treasurer or secretary.
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== More ==
 
 
===Members' Handbook===
 
  
New club members should take time to familiarise themselves with the Members’ Handbook. This sets out the club rules and the standard of conduct that is required from members.
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*[[Contact|Contacting us]] - via e-mail
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*[[Location|Where We Are]] - for our address, a map, directions.
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*[[Who We Are]] - for details of the club structure and committee members.
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*[[What We Do]] - for details of our activities.
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*[[FAQ]] - for answers to some of the more common questions

Latest revision as of 10:08, 22 November 2019

Beginners

Use the booking form to check dates and availability and to book a place on our monthly induction program for beginner members.

If you have little or no paddling experience you can attend one of our induction programs for beginner members which provide an introduction to canoeing and kayaking and are aimed to a BCU One Star award on completion.

These are run monthly (normally starting on the first Tuesday of the month) over four consecutive Tuesday evenings. The cost of temporary membership varies seasonally and is payable on booking. The fee is not refundable and no credits will be given for missed sessions.

You will need to book a place in advance for all induction programs.

You must be over 18 and able to swim 50 metres wearing a buoyancy aid.

Please come along to the club at 6.30 pm with appropriate clothes. You will get wet so bring a change of clothes and a towel. On completing the program you may continue to become a full-time member of the club (see below for membership details).

Experienced paddlers

If you are an experienced paddler, you can come along for a trial session to see if you like the club. These day member sessions cost £10 per day and you need to join the club full-time after three of these day member sessions if you continue to paddle with us.

As an experienced paddler you can come along on any Tuesday night. Please arrive at 6:15 pm for 7:00 pm on the water.

If you would like to meet us before coming along to a day member trial session, then please join us upstairs in the Prospect of Whitby pub (next to Shadwell Basin) from 9:00 pm where we socialise after paddling (if you can't find us, just ask the friendly bar staff or look for people carrying paddles).

Membership

Annual membership of the club costs £50 (£30 unwaged). There is also an annual fee of £50 which covers use of the basin facilities and use of kit for all Tuesdays, Thursdays and any weekend trips. This fee also covers access to the pool on a Tuesday. Temporary membership while on the induction program varies by season. Day membership is £10 per day.

To join the club:

  1. Sign up to the forum. When you sign up, you provide the contact details that the club needs for membership. The forum is also a good way to find out about planned club trips, pool sessions, polo matches, social events and generally keep in touch with the other club members.
  2. Pay your membership subscription to the treasurer. The club treasurer can generally be found each Tuesday after paddling, upstairs in the Prospect of Whitby.

Note that this club not a business - it is run by the members, for the members. As such, members should be willing to help with the running of the club.

Members' Handbook

New club members should take time to familiarise themselves with the Members’ Handbook. This sets out the club rules and the standard of conduct that is required from members.

More

  • Contacting us - via e-mail
  • Where We Are - for our address, a map, directions.
  • Who We Are - for details of the club structure and committee members.
  • What We Do - for details of our activities.
  • FAQ - for answers to some of the more common questions