TDU News

CEO Job Opportunity at Canoeing Ireland

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Canoeing Ireland (CI) is the National Governing Body responsible for promoting, developing and managing paddlesport in the Republic of Ireland.

Following a period of re-organisation, Canoeing Ireland are now seeking applications from
suitably qualified individuals to lead the organisation in delivering on the goals set out in the Strategic Plan.

As CEO you will manage Canoeing Ireland’s operations in close cooperation with the volunteer and professional resources of the organisation, piloting CI towards successful achievement of its identified goals. You will have considerable experience in organisational management, probably in a sporting/volunteer environment. You will have demonstrated skills in the areas of governance, policy, finance, HR and communications. You will be a capable change manager who understands the influences that impact on sport’s National Governing Bodies.

If, after carefully reading the full CEO Job Description, you believe that you have the skills,
experience, desire, energy and enthusiasm to lead Canoeing Ireland through the next phase of development, tell us why in a one-page letter, supported by a CV, both in pdf format, by email to jobs@canoe.ie The closing date for receipt of applications is July 31 2018.

 

Canoeing Ireland AGM, Thanks

Canoeing Ireland would like to thank those clubs and members who attended the Canoeing Ireland AGM which was held on Saturday 9th June. The meeting had a positive tone to it, reflective of this growth and recovery period that the organisation is currrently enjoying.

We would like to acknowledge the Board members who are stepping down and welcome the new members to the Board for the time ahead.

Paul Donnelly – President
Brian Ogilvie – Hon. Secretary
Aisling Conlan – Hon. Treasurer (newly elected)
Executive Member – Leigh Blackmore
Leinster Rep. – Bryan Fennell
Munster Rep. – Evan Roberts
Olympic Discipline Rep. – Ciaran Farrell (newly elected)

 

 

Blueway 10k National Canoe & Kayak Week

Canoeing Ireland would like to make you aware of some changes that are being made to the Blueway 10k programme for 2018.
With the success and simplicity of the Paddles Up programme which ran earlier in the year, Canoeing Ireland and Waterways Ireland agreed that the Blueway 10K programme and the Paddles Up programme should be similar in approach and that the finals day for the Blueway 10k should be more about clubs and members participation, than an actual competitive race.
With this idea in mind, Waterways Ireland were happy to agree with Canoeing Ireland’s proposals that we create a National Canoe and Kayak Week which would fall under the Blueway 10k banner and be supported by Waterways Ireland.
This means that the three hours a week training regime that was present during the original Blueway 10k programme is no longer necessary. The technical details of racing a kayak are no longer necessary either. This new event will be open to all types of suitable craft and abilities. This event is ideal for those who have taken or will take a 6 to 8 week beginner course as well as more experienced paddlers. The objective is to create a festival event with a fun atmosphere where clubs, providers and members from across the paddling community get together for a great day out on one of the beautiful designated Blueways.
The National Canoe & Kayak week will see two finals days, one on Lough Derg and the other in Clondra Co. Longford on what will be most likely the wonderful Camlin Loop.
The dates will be:
August 11th – Lough Derg
August 18th – Clondra Co. Longford  (Camlin Loop)
 
We are hoping that all clubs and providers can get on board and support Blueway 10k National Canoe & Kayak week.
Funding will be available to those clubs and providers who meet the criteria.
For more information on this exciting new project please contact Jon development@canoe.ie

Level 2 Kayak instructor Course – Lough Dan Scout Centre, Co. Wicklow

Level 2 Kayak Instructor on the 30th June 2018 in Lough Dan Scout Centre, Co. Wicklow

Cost: €175.00

Instructors: Ronan O’Connor & Daniel Rawat

 Current member of Canoeing Ireland
 Have completed their Level 3 River/Sea skills cert.
 Have completed their Garda vetting with Canoeing Ireland.

See www.canoe.ie for more details.

 

Please go to www.canoe.ie to log on and book into the course.

Any questions, please email: paddling@scouts.ie or info@canoe.ie

Canoeing Ireland Instructor Responsibilities and Procedures

Canoeing Ireland have recently had to deal with some issues in relation to the organising and registering participants of courses. Whether you are working in a commercial capacity or in a voluntary capacity with a club, there are certain protocols that need to be followed when 1) organising a course and 2) issuing certification.

Please click the link to familiarise yourself with Canoeing Ireland’s set procedures for Instructors registering courses and assessments.

Training and Assessment Procedures

TDU AGM update: 15th April 2018 – Strawberry Beds, Chapelizod

Please see the following documents with regards the Training and Development Unit AGM.

TDU AGM Agenda 2018
Location: Canoeing Ireland Training centre, Strawberry beds, Dublin
Date: 15/04/2018
Time: 16:00

Agenda:
A. Minutes from previous AGM
B. Executive officers reports
C. Other officer reports
D. Motions Notified
E. Setting of fees and charges
F. Election of officers
G. Any other business

You must show proof of CI membership to sign in to the TDU AGM.

You can access your Canoeing Ireland membership card on your profile on the CI database. Take a screenshot of the card or download the PDF or you can confirmed through the printed list available of current registered TDU members.

TDU AGM Agenda 2018

TDU AGM 2017 minutes

Stronger Together – Regional Meetings Announced

Canoeing Ireland will be running a series of member-based regional meetings in the coming weeks and months. These meetings titled “Stronger Together” are aimed at strengthening and rebuilding the relationship between the NGB and you- the clubs and members.

Canoeing Ireland is a member-centric organisation and we take our relationship with our members sincerely. Canoeing Ireland is your organisation, working together we can progress and strengthen the future of our sport.

Our first meeting will cover the eastern regional clubs (general Leinster area) and will take place at the Green Isle Hotel located just off the M50 on the N7 (old Naas Road) April 21st Commencing at 11am until 2pm. All members and clubs are welcome. If you are a club secretary in this region and have not received an email in relation to this event please email Jon at development@canoe.ie

 

 

 

 

TDU AGM

Notice for TDU AGM 15th of April 2018
Location: Canoeing Ireland Training centre, Strawberry beds Dublin

Time: 4:00pm

Positions of the committee

· Chairperson

· Secretary

· Treasurer

· Kayak Officer

· Sea Officer

· Open Canoe Officer

· Coach Officer

· Safety Officer

· PRO/Club Liaison Officer

· Environmental and Access officer All nominations and motions must be sent to the TDU secretary tdu@canoe.ie by the 1st of April 2018

Nominations and motions need to be proposed and seconded by current TDU members to be valid

AGM agenda, nominations, motions received will be published on the 7th of April 2018 on the Canoeing Ireland website.

There will be a number of CPD’s available to all instructors and trainees on the day of the AGM details of which will be published shortly.