Newsletter 109

 

AOAC Newsletter
 

The Week Ahead

Monday 4 November        -  Climbing Development Meeting
Tuesday 5 November       -   Indoor Climbing at Redpoint 
Wednesday 6 November  -   Walking Development Meeting
                                          -  New Members Night and Social
Saturday 9 November       -  White Water Safety & Rescue (or Sunday)
                                          -  Club Social

Climbing Development Meeting - 4 November 7pm
The Miner's Arms, Mina Road, St Werburghs
Anyone with any interest in climbing is invited to attend. We want to improve the way we introduce members to climbing, and to plan the winter and next summer's itinerary. We need your ideas....please come.

Walking Planning Meeting - 6 November 
Upstairs, The Boardroom, St Nicholas Street 7pm

If you are interested in walking activities with the club then come along to help put together ideas for walking weekends and day walks for 2020. You don't need to be a walk leader to help out, but just have an idea for an event and we can help you bring the idea to life. 
 

New Members Night and Social - 6 November 7.30pm
Upstairs at The Boardroom, St Nicholas Street BS1
Come along to find out about all the adventures AOAC members can take part in. Day, weekend, week and fortnight trips and events will be covered, the opportunities that are available, how you can become involved and how to get the best out of your club. If you've come along for the walking planning meeting do stay and pass on your experiences of the club to the new and potential members. You could make all the difference.

Club Social 9 November 7pm
The Ostrich, Lower Guinea Street, Bristol BS1 6TJ
Come and join Kev and Carol for a night of fun, laughter and great company. We have a table reserved for 24 with plenty of room for more. Feel free to bring a friend. Food is available at the bar. Let Kev know if you're coming so he has some idea of numbers. It'll be a great night!

White Water Safety & Rescue Training - Saturday or Sunday 9/10 November
This is a training day consisting of White Water Safety and Rescue Skills run by AOAC club coaches. 

The course is expected to take place on 9th or 10th November on the Dart however this may change depending on conditions.

This is the next step up from the AOAC's Moving Water Safety and Skills course and is ideal for anyone looking to paddle on any of the club's White Water trips, as it will greatly increase your confidence and competence in Moving Water situations. 

 The day's activities will include: 

  • Theory of white water rescue 
  • Swimming techniques in moving water, including swimming in and through white water features.
  • Peer rescue
  • Rope skills
  • Equipment Recovery 

 Pre-requisites:

You must be at least of BC Explore (2*) kayak standard and have completed the AOAC MWSS course. Ideally you will have some experience of white water grade 2 or above. Please contact the organiser if you are unsure if the course is suitable for you. 

Although a safety training course you will need your own equipment or you can hire this from AOAC through the website. You will also need to transport the boats, or arrange to share a lift with someone who can.

 NB -  This is NOT the BC WWSR Course, it is a club run equivalent. It will cover the same content but won't provide you with the BC qualification. It is intended to give training of safety and rescue techniques. It's also great as a refresher if you have previously done a similar course. 

There is no cost for this event but there is a maximum number of participants that can be accommodated. Please contact Alan ([email protected]) to book a place on the event. Instructions for the day will be emailed once you are booked on. 

Paddlesport Planning Meeting - 20 November 
Inn on the Green, Horfield 7.30pm
It's nearly that time of year again...the  annual AOAC Paddlesports Development meeting

Please come along and have your say in what the next year of paddlesports will look like - Katie wants to know what has gone well as well as things you think could make paddlesports even better.

Katie will also be putting together a budget for subsidy requests and equipment requests for the next financial year (April 2020-March 2021) so if you want financial help with any leading or coaching qualifications - training or assessments - please let her know.

Please send any comments, suggestions, subsidy or budget requests to [email protected]

Please Note:
The first Save the Date events are on the calendar. Take a look and see what takes your fancy.

If you have an event you particularly want me to advertise or you have any interesting news you'd like to share, a story to tell about an event you've participated in, or any more tips that may help club members, please let me know at [email protected] . Thank you.

See you soon
Cathy x

 

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For activities that are weather dependent, there are often ad hoc events posted on the forum close to the day. It is worth subscribing to these as you will receive an email with the content of the message and a link to the page. Then you won't miss out on that last minute walk/climb/paddle/ride. Also, we have a Facebook page, a Twitter account (@aoacbristol) and an Instagram account (aoacbristol). If you haven't already, join the Facebook group where you will find postings of ad hoc events and photos of past events and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

If you want to know more about how the club works and how the committee makes decisions then please do look at the minutes

If you have any issues with the website or email please report these using the direct link in the members section or here: https://tinyurl.com/AOAC- web-issues 

Events

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Climbing Development Meeting TBC Mon, 04/11/2019 Climbing

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Evening Climbing Redpoint Tue, 05/11/2019 Climbing

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Open social for potential, new and existing members Upstairs at The Boardroom, 20 St Nicholas Street, Bristol BS1 1UB Wed, 06/11/2019 Social

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Walking Planning Meeting The Boardroom, 20 St Nicholas St, Bristol BS1 1UB Wed, 06/11/2019 Walking

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White Water Safety and Rescue Day (Sat OR Sun) TBC - Dartmoor Sat, 09/11/2019 Kayaking & Canoeing

New

Club Social at the Ostrich Bristol docks Bristol docks Sat, 09/11/2019 Social

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White Water Safety and Rescue Day (Sat OR Sun) TBC - Dartmoor Sun, 10/11/2019 Kayaking & Canoeing

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Evening Climbing Redpoint Tue, 12/11/2019 Climbing

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Evening Climbing Redpoint Tue, 19/11/2019 Climbing

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Paddlesports development meeting Inn on the Green Horfield Wed, 20/11/2019 Kayaking & Canoeing

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Committee Meeting Inn on the Green, Horfield, BS7 0PA Thu, 21/11/2019 Other

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FULL Mid-Wales multi-activity weekend including WW kayaking Mid-Wales Fri, 22/11/2019 to Sun, 24/11/2019 Multi-activity

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Coaching the Mind (for non British Canoeing members) Bristol Tue, 26/11/2019 Other

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Coaching the Mind (for British Canoeing members) Bristol Tue, 26/11/2019 Other

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Evening Climbing Redpoint Tue, 26/11/2019 Climbing

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Evening Climbing Redpoint Tue, 03/12/2019 Climbing

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Open social for potential, new and existing members Upstairs at The Boardroom, 20 St Nicholas Street, Bristol BS1 1UB Wed, 04/12/2019 Social

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Pre-Christmas Walking and Mountain Biking Weekend Exmoor Fri, 06/12/2019 to Sun, 08/12/2019 Walking

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Evening Climbing Redpoint Tue, 10/12/2019 Climbing

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Christmas Kayaking Weekend Modbury, Devon Fri, 13/12/2019 to Sun, 15/12/2019 Kayaking & Canoeing

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Evening Climbing Redpoint Tue, 17/12/2019 Climbing

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Christmas Party Clifton, Bristol Sat, 21/12/2019 Social

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Malham Tarn New Year Trip 2019-2020 Yorkshire Dales Sat, 28/12/2019 to Thu, 02/01/2020 Multi-activity

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Potential, New and Existing Members Social Evening Upstairs at The Boardroom, 20 St Nicholas Street, Bristol BS1 1UB Wed, 08/01/2020 Social

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FULL - North Wales Kayaking and Mountain Biking Weekend Plas Y Brenin, Capel Curig, Conwy Fri, 24/01/2020 to Sun, 26/01/2020 Multi-activity

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Potential, New and Existing Members Social Evening Upstairs at The Boardroom, 20 St Nicholas Street, Bristol BS1 1UB Wed, 05/02/2020 Social

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Beginners/Low Intermediates Ski Trip 2020 - FULL Bansko, Bulgaria Sat, 29/02/2020 to Sat, 07/03/2020 Skiing/Boarding

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Les Arcs Intermediate/Advance Ski and Board Trip 2020 Les Arcs, France Sat, 29/02/2020 to Sat, 07/03/2020 Skiing/Boarding

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Potential, New and Existing Members Social Evening Upstairs at The Boardroom, 20 St Nicholas Street, Bristol BS1 1UB Wed, 04/03/2020 Social

New

North Pennines Spring Multi Activity Weekend Alston, North Pennines Thu, 05/03/2020 to Sun, 08/03/2020 Multi-activity

New

March New Members Weekend - Climbing/Coasteering/Walking/MTB etc South Molton, Devon Fri, 20/03/2020 to Sun, 22/03/2020 Multi-activity

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Potential, New and Existing Members Social Evening Upstairs at The Boardroom, 20 St Nicholas Street, Bristol BS1 1UB Wed, 01/04/2020 Social

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AOAC Easter 2020 - Scotland Birchbrae Highland Lodges, Onich, Nr Glencoe Sun, 05/04/2020 to Sun, 12/04/2020 Multi-activity

New

SAVE THE DATE: Chianti Aficionado Tour Tuscany Fri, 01/05/2020 to Sun, 10/05/2020 Walking

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Potential, New and Existing Members Social Evening Upstairs at The Boardroom, 20 St Nicholas Street, Bristol BS1 1UB Wed, 06/05/2020 Social

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Potential, New and Existing Members Social Evening Upstairs at The Boardroom, 20 St Nicholas Street, Bristol BS1 1UB Wed, 03/06/2020 Social

New

SAVE THE DATE: Bavarian or French Alps trip Bavaria (Garmisch-Partenkirchen) or French alps (Guillestre) Sat, 13/06/2020 to Sun, 28/06/2020 Multi-activity

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Potential, New and Existing Members Social Evening Upstairs at The Boardroom, 20 St Nicholas Street, Bristol BS1 1UB Wed, 01/07/2020 Social

New

SAVE THE DATE: Across the Country - Road Cycling Boston to Bristol Sat, 11/07/2020 to Sun, 19/07/2020 Road cycling

New

SAVE THE DATE: Pyrenees Trekking Pyranees Fri, 24/07/2020 to Sun, 09/08/2020 Walking

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Potential, New and Existing Members Social Evening Upstairs at The Boardroom, 20 St Nicholas Street, Bristol BS1 1UB Wed, 05/08/2020 Social

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Potential, New and Existing Members Social Evening Upstairs at The Boardroom, 20 St Nicholas Street, Bristol BS1 1UB Wed, 02/09/2020 Social

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Potential, New and Existing Members Social Evening Upstairs at The Boardroom, 20 St Nicholas Street, Bristol BS1 1UB Wed, 07/10/2020 Social

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Potential, New and Existing Members Social Evening Upstairs at The Boardroom, 20 St Nicholas Street, Bristol BS1 1UB Wed, 04/11/2020 Social

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Potential, New and Existing Members Social Evening Upstairs at The Boardroom, 20 St Nicholas Street, Bristol BS1 1UB Wed, 02/12/2020 Social

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AOAC New Year 2020-2021 Trip: Rhyd-y-Creuau Field Centre, North Wales North Wales Tue, 29/12/2020 to Sun, 03/01/2021 Multi-activity