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!!