TAZ Update 9-26-18 – Upcoming Volunteering & Fundraising events

ALOHA!


We need your help with the following upcoming events. 

  • This Saturday, 9/29, AFTER PRACTICE we need 6-7 volunteers to help load and unload 2 canoes at Todd's & Kui's houses so they can start repair work on them. Thank you Todd & Kui!  Let one of our board members or coaches know if you can help.
  • We have two HUGE volunteer/fundraising events coming up that we need EVERYONE to sign up for. These events help pay for club expenses, like canoe maintenance and storage fees, so we don't have to raise our membership dues. Please sign up and find others within your family and friends to help out our awesome ohana. 
    • PLEASE CLICK HERE for the Half Ironman on Sunday, October 21 and make sure to sign up for Bike Pointers!
    • PLEASE CLICK HERE for the Full Ironman on Sunday, November 18 and sign up for either Women's change tent, Bike in/out or Run station #9.

MAHALO🌺

Team Arizona Outrigger Canoe Club
550 E. Tempe Town Lake, Tempe, Arizona 85281

TAZ Update – 9/19/18

ALOHA!
Here's this week's update. Minutes from our board meeting can be found HERE.  If you are interested in learning more about what it means to be on the board or being on a committee, please see any board member or coach for more information.
 Ironman Volunteering
  • We are again volunteering at both the 1/2 and full Ironman races. It is because of this event that we can keep our membership dues low, maintain our canoes and pay for lake fees so we need ALL members to volunteer for each event. Please make sure when you are signing up that you are signing up for one of our sections as listed below. 
  • Ilona (Run Station), Amy (Women's change tent), and Stacia (Bike in/out) – each need a co-captain to help manage their sections and learn what it takes to run them. Please either reach out to them directly or any board member for more details. 
  • Ironman 70.3 (1/2) – Sunday, 10/21 – bike course pointers – volunteer sign up
  • Ironman  – Saturday 11/17 & Sunday, 11/18 – we need volunteers for the Women's change tent, Bike in/out and Run station #9. – volunteer sign up
Practice Schedule
  • Tuesday / Thursday – open practice @ 6:00pm
  • Saturday – open practice @ 6:00am
  • Sundays – if you have a 1-man, 2-man or SUP – join us for Small Craft Sunday @ 7:00am
  • Please remember to use the Heja app to let your coaches know if you are making it to practice. We will be using it to  mark your ADR practices (See below)    
  • REMINDER – bring plenty of water to practice. It is hot out there so make sure you hydrate every day – practice or not. 
  • Until October 1st, we ask that Keikis not come to practice because of the heat. Juniors (16+) that raced this year are still allowed to come to practice. 
Another Dam Race – Saturday, November 3rd
  • If you have not yet paid for your race fees but are interested in doing this race, you need to let Kui and/or Amy know ASAP.   
  • If you missed Saturday's meeting, you need to check in with Kui or Amy about the training schedule and standards paddlers will have to meet as we have more people wanting to race than seats available.
A Hui Hou!!


Team Arizona Outrigger Canoe Club
550 E. Tempe Town Lake, Tempe, Arizona 85281

TAZ Update – 9/11/2018

ALOHA!
Here's this week's update. If you have any questions, please see any board member or one of the coaches. 
Board Meeting
  • Our next board meeting is Monday, September 17th @ 6:30pm. We invite anyone that would like to join us and learn more about what it means to be on the board to attend this meeting.  Whether you've just joined TAZ or have been here for years, we always need help running our club in all aspects.  Fresh ideas help us grow and are always welcome! Please contact Diana if you plan on attending as we order dinner to have during the meeting.  Meeting address is 3033 N Central Avenue, Ste 810, Phoenix, 85012.

 Ironman Volunteering

  • We are again volunteering at both the 1/2 and full Ironman races. It is because of this event that we can keep our membership dues low, maintain our canoes and pay for lake fees so we need ALL members to volunteer for each event. 
  • Ilona (Run Station), Amy (Women's change tent), and Stacia (Bike in/out) – each need a co-captain to help manage their sections and learn what it takes to run them. Please either reach out to them directly or any board member for more details. 
  • Ironman 70.3 (1/2) – Sunday, 10/21 – bike course pointers – volunteer sign up
  • Ironman  – Saturday 11/17 & Sunday, 11/18 – we need volunteers for the Women's change tent, Bike in/out and Run station #9. – volunteer sign up
Practice Schedule
  • Tuesday / Thursday – open practice @ 6:00pm
  • Saturday – open practice @ 6:00am
  • Sundays – if you have a 1-man, 2-man or SUP – join us for Small Craft Sunday @ 7:00am
  • Please remember to use the Heja app to let your coaches know if you are making it to practice. We will be using it to  mark your ADR practices (See below)    
  • REMINDER – bring plenty of water to practice. It is hot out there so make sure you hydrate every day – practice or not. 
  • Until October 1st, we ask that Keikis not come to practice because of the heat. Juniors (16+) that raced this year are still allowed to come to practice. 
Another Dam Race – Saturday, November 3rd
  • If you have not yet paid for your race fees but are interested in doing this race, you need to let Kui and/or Amy know ASAP.   Those that are interested in racing ADR need to be at practice this Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 6:00a sharp to discuss training schedule and the standards paddlers will have to meet as we have more people wanting to race than seats available. 
A Hui Hou!!


Team Arizona Outrigger Canoe Club
550 E. Tempe Town Lake, Tempe, Arizona 85281

TAZ Update – 7/18/18

ALOHA!
Here's this week's update. If you have any questions, please see any board member or one of the coaches.  Board notes can be found HERE
Practice Schedule (thru the summer)
  • Tuesday / Thursday – open practice @ 6:00pm
  • Saturday – open practice @ 6:00am
  • REMINDER – bring plenty of water to practice. It is hot out there so make sure you hydrate every day – practice or not. 
  • Until October 1st, we ask that Keikis not come to practice because of the heat. Juniors (16+) that raced this year are still allowed to come to practice. 
Ironman Volunteering
  • We are again volunteering at both the 1/2 and full Ironman races. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and need ALL members to volunteer for each event. 
  • Ironman 70.3 (1/2) – Sunday, 10/21 – bike course pointers – volunteer sign up
  • Ironman  – Saturday 11/17 & Sunday, 11/18 – we need volunteers for the Women's change tent, Bike in/out and Run statiotn #9. – volunteer sign up
Kona Race Jersey & Visor are available to purchase HERE. First names will be added to the back of the jersey unless you let Kui know otherwise by Saturday, 7/21.  You don't have to be racing in Hawaii to order a shirt/visor. 
If you have NOT paid your race fees for Queens race / Journey / Maui Nui and are planning on racing – you must reach out to Diana immediately to coordinate payment.  

Fees for races are as follows:
Queens – long course – $75
Queens – double hull – $15 (if doing long course) / $25
Journey – Kona to Kihei – $315
Maui Nui Race – $300
A Hui Hou!!


Team Arizona Outrigger Canoe Club
550 E. Tempe Town Lake, Tempe, Arizona 85281

TAZ Update 6/29/18

ALOHA

Update from yesterday's Team Meeting. Notes are attached to this email.


Practice Schedule

    • Tuesday/Thursday – be at lake @ 6pm

    • Saturday – split shift practices @ 6am & 8am

      • Crews will go out in TAZ chat like it does currently

    • Sunday practice schedule – ONLY for Hawaii racers

      • July 8 @ 9am – 2.5 hrs / 15 miles

      • July 22 @ 9am – 2.5 hrs / 15 miles

      • Aug 5 @ 9am – 3 hrs / 18 miles

      • Aug 12 @ 9am – 3.5 hrs / 20 miles

      • Aug 26 @ 9am – 2.5 hrs / 15 miles


Races

  • If you are interested in doing any of the upcoming races listed below, you must let Kui or Diana know by Saturday, July 7th as we need to register crews

  • Upcoming Races

    • Queen Lili'uokalani Race – Kona, HI – 9/1-9/2

    • Journey – 9/3

    • Maui Nui – 9/7-9/9

    • 9man change races – Dana 8/11, Oceanside 8/25, Catalina Crossing 9/8-9/9



If you have any questions, see any Board member or Coach for more details. 

Board Members/Coaches – Andy Thomas, Carlos Hernandez, Diana Durham, Sofia Tuncap, Terry Mendoza, Jeff Leonard, Val Smyth, Kui Eugenio, Amy Hartle


A Hui Hou!!



Team Arizona Outrigger Canoe Club
550 E. Tempe Town Lake, Tempe, Arizona 85281

TAZ Update – 6/20/18

ALOHA
Just a quick update this week.

Upcoming Events/Practice Schedule
  • This Thursday – EVERYONE needs to come help unrig and load canoes to take to San Diego for Iron Champs
  • NO PRACTICE THIS SATURDAY – 6/23 – Iron Champs race this weekend – Let's Go TAZ!
  • Tuesday, 6/26 – No Regular Practice BUT we will need a handful of volunteers to help unload & rig the canoes. We have a group of Boy Scouts (10-18 kids) coming for a team building event so will need some to stay after rigging to help paddle & steer.
  • Thursday, 6/28 – TEAM MEETING @ 6:30pm – instead of practice we will be having a team meeting to discuss the rest of the season, potential races, etc. Meeting will be held in the Vela Apartments Clubhouse (apartments next to the lake). Thanks Sean for making this happen.
Fundraising
  • All of you should have received a copy of the attached fundraising packet. We need everyone's help in raising money for the team. The money raised goes towards supporting the club, canoe maintenance and storage fees but can also potentially allow us to purchase an unlimited canoe or reduce race fees.
  • Merrily (Leonard's wife) is the Fundraising Chair. She is willing and available to help reach out to your contacts about donations & sponsorships. You can reach out to her directly with any questions at 610-248-0671 or mpychinka@msn.com

A Hui Hou!!


Team Arizona Outrigger Canoe Club
550 E. Tempe Town Lake, Tempe, Arizona 85281

TAZ Update 6/6/18

ALOHA!
Congrats to all of the racers at Kahanamoku Klassic this past weekend! You all did amazing!! Next up – Iron Champs!
Practice Schedule
  • Thursday, 6/7 @ 6:00pm – race practice – we will be having a meeting before practice begins – all paddlers that want to paddle the next race, Iron Champs, should be at this meeting
  • Saturday, 6/9 – race practice schedule will be sent in a separate email


Iron Champs – Saturday, 23rd
  • Race fees are due this SATURDAY, 6/9/18. Race fees must be paid in order to be considered for a crew.
  • It's also recommended that you start booking rooms if you haven't already done so. 
  • Aunty Aloha Lei Booth – we will be setting up our lei booth at the race and are looking for volunteers to help run the booth. If interested in volunteering, see Diana.
Fundraising
  • We have currently raised $4,552 and are looking at another $2,200 from additional donations. Thank you to everyone that has helped find sponsors & donations for our team. We are still working on finding additional sponsors so if you know of a company/person we should contact please let Merrily or Carlos know. 
  • Fundraising forms are attached.
  • Ironman – we will again be volunteering at both the 1/2 and full Ironman events. We are looking for co-chairs to work with Amy, Stacia & Ilona this year. If you are interested, please them directly. 
Other News / Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday, 6/26 – Boy Scout Team Building Activity – will need volunteers to assist (no practice this day)
  • Thursday, 6/28 – Team Meeting @ 6:00pm
Board meeting notes can be found HERE.
A Hui Hou!!


Team Arizona Outrigger Canoe Club
550 E. Tempe Town Lake, Tempe, Arizona 85281

TAZ update – 5/15/18

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Congrats to all of the racers at Crystal Pier this past weekend! You all did amazing!! This was only the first race of the season so keep up the hard work!
Practice Schedule
  • Thursday, 5/17 @ 6:00pm – race practice – we will be having a meeting before practice begins – all paddlers that want to paddle the next race, MDR, should be at this meeting
  • Saturday, 5/19 – practice schedule will be sent later in the week


Kahanamoku Klassic – Marina del Rey (MDR) – Saturday, June 2nd
  • Race fees are due this SATURDAY, 5/19/18. Race fees must be paid in order to be considered for a crew.
  • If you haven't done so, start booking rooms as they fill up fast around the race site. If you wish to stay at Jamaica Bay Inn, the hotel right on the race site, call them directly and mention you are racing for a discount.
Fundraising
  • All of you should have received a copy of the attached fundraising packet. We need everyone's help in raising money for the team. The money raised goes towards supporting the club, canoe maintenance and storage fees but can also potentially allow us to purchase an unlimited canoe or reduce race fees.
  • Merrily (Leonard's wife) is the Fundraising Chair. She is willing and available to help reach out to your contacts about donations & sponsorships. You can reach out to her directly with any questions at 610-248-0671 or mpychinka@msn.com
Memorial Day Weekend
  • We need to know if you will be in town Memorial Day weekend – we're looking at having practice both Saturday & Sunday that weekend. Please let Kui know at practice this week if you will be around or not.
Board meeting notes can be found HERE.
A Hui Hou!!