TDU News

RSR 3 CPD

RSR 3 CPD:
Date: 08/03/14 – 09/03/14

As of January 2013 all Level 4 Instructors can run the RSR 3 – Grade III Rescue Course. In order to maintain best practice in the delivery of the RSR awards the Training and Development Unit is running a series of CPD events for trainee and qualified instructors.

Booking and more information available here:

TDU AGM

Saturday at 17:00 MARCH 8TH IN LARAGH CO. WICKLOW
VENUE: TBC

NOMINATIONS AND MOTIONS TO BE CONSIDER FOR THE AGM MUST BE IN AT THE LATEST TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE AGM NOMINATIONS AND MOTIONS RECEIVED AFTER THIS DATE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

ALL MOTIONS AND NOMINATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN WRITING VIA EMAIL TO committee@tdu.ie

ALL NOMINATIONS AND MOTIONS MUST BE SECONDED IN WRITING BY A REGISTERED MEMBER OF THE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT UNIT.

TDU VOTING IS:
ONE REGISTERED MEMBER, ONE VOTE. YOU MUST BE AT THE AGM TO VOTE
IT IS HOPED THAT THE TDU AGM WILL BE RUN IN CONJUNCTION WITH A NUMBER OF CPDS CURRENTLY THERE WILL BE AN RSR 3 CPD THAT WILL RUN OVER THE WEEKEND OF THE 8TH AND 9TH OF MARCH. THE DETAILS OF THE OTHER CPDS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE THE RSR 3 CPD WILL BE THE ONLY CPD RUN OVER TWO DAYS ALL THE REST WILL BE ONE DAY ON THE SATURDAY AND WILL FINISH IN TIME TO ACCOMMODATE THE RUNNING OF THE AGM.

POSITIONS FOR THE NEW COMMITTEE ARE AS FOLLOWS:

CHAIRPERSON
(over sees the running of the committee attends board meetings this will change after CI AGM chairs the meetings of TDU and delegates tasks to other officers where appropriate.

SECRETARY
(takes minuets for TDU committee meeting deals with and delegates correspondence to other officers of TDU where appropriate)

TREASURY
(looks after the accounts for the TDU)

PRO
(is tasked with promoting the TDU and its initiatives and communicating with the membership and putting together the news letter)

KAYAKING OFFICER
(deals with kayaking issues that fall under the remit of the TDU updates the awards and implements any changes to the awards scheme)

SEA KAYAKING OFFICER
(tasked with promoting and developing sea kayaking and updating and improving the sea kayaking award scheme)

CANOE OFFICER
(tasked with developing canoeing in deal with any canoe issues that fall under the remit if the TDU

CLUB LIAISON OFFICER
(deals with club issues that fall under the remit of the TDU)

ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER
(tasked with developing environmental policy and research document for the benefit of the TDU membership)

SAFETY OFFICER
(tasked with developing and updating the safety awards and running RSR CPDs on behalf of the TDU also responds to incidents and reports as deemed necessary by the TDU committee)

TDU BOARD MEMBER REP
(under the change in CI board structure as voted in, in 2013 the TDU will no longer be represented on the board by the chairperson of the TDU committee but will be represented by a person external to the committee but still a member of the TDU.)

More information regarding the roles and positions of the TDU can be obtained by emailing committee@tdu.ie

Please keep an eye on the Facebook page and TDU website for further information regarding the TDU AGM

TDU Newsletter Competition

This year the TDU has decided to open up the TDU newsletter so that we can get stories and articles from around the country.  We are looking for articles about paddling adventures you have got up to or maybe your club has a interesting story that you would like to share with other kayakers all around the country.

Everyone who’s article is printed will be put into a draw to win a prize that has been sponsored by one of the kayaking equipment shops around the country.  The first prize is sponsored by Saor Uisce and is a Streamlyte Kinetix SX introductory WW paddle made to custom length and feather .

Send your articles to committee@tdu.ie with a subject title of TDU newsletter.


Open Letter: Club Championships RSR Weekend

Calling All TDU Members!

TDU members should receive the following email over the course of the next few days looking for volunteers for an RSR weekend in Kilkenny on the the 5th and 6th April preparing paddlers for the Club Championships. In case you missed it, here you go:

Hi Everyone,

Hope all is well and that everyone is making good use of the wet winter/spring.

As you may already know the Canoeing Ireland Club Championships is on the 12th & 13th of April 2014 and is shaping up to be a super event. You may also be aware that as part of the Club Champs Canoeing Ireland are running a series of training weekends almost every weekend up until the event, with the last weekend before the champs, the 5th and 6th April, being an RSR training weekend for the clubs.

The Training and Developing Unit have been tasked with running and coordinating the RSR training weekend. We are expecting a very high turn out for this weekend, with initial estimates indicating we should expect upwards of 200 participants! What an achievement that would be; 200 paddlers from canoe clubs around the country all up skilling their River Safety and Rescue Skills in one weekend! As you can imagine in order to run an RSR training course on this scale we are going to need some help and are recruiting volunteers to help us make this weekend as valuable for the Irish Paddling Community as possible. We expect that we will need approximately 25-30 instructors to help run this event. We would greatly appreciate your help.

We are asking instructors to come give us a helping hand to run this great initiative, in return the TDU will pay for accommodation and dinner on the Saturday night. There will be a great opportunity for networking between Instructors, Clubs and Participants with so many paddlers from 20 clubs nationally, all in Kilkenny for the weekend.
This is a great opportunity for the TDU and the instructors of Canoeing Ireland to give something back to the sport and also get something done that can be of greater long term benefit to the sport. All we need is for people to come together and give us a dig out on the 5th and 6th of April.

If you are interested in helping out please reply to this email (which is clubchampsrsr@tdu.ie for website/Facebook readers) and send your name, email address, phone number and level of instructorship you have. This is also open to trainee instructors who can come along to help deliver the RSR courses which will count towards logging hours and meeting instructor assessment pre-requirements.

We are really look forward to hearing from you.

Regards,

Aidan Doran
Chairperson of the TDU

Last day for motions and nominations

Today is the last day for motions and nominations for the TDU AGM, please submit your motions and nominations via email to committee@tdu.ie all motions and nominations must be seconded by a registered member of the training development unit. Motions that do not follow correct procedure will not be considered.

Once all motions are received and verified the appropriate motions will be posted on this site prior to the agm

Thank you

TDU committee

Constitution Situation

In preparation for the 2014 AGM some of you may have noticed that the constitution has not been posted on the website, i wish to rectify this in this post and also to explain the reason for the delay.
At the 2013 AGM an amended version of the constitution was to be voted on, this did not occur due to time constraints. There was not action in the minuets, that this would be carried forward to the 2014 agm. In the approach to the 2014 AGM, the committee reviewed the 2013 version of the constitution and were amending it further to reflect the changes that have happened to the TDU in the last year. While in the process of this we were contacted by the board of Canoeing Ireland who wished to include some alterations in order to bring a more standardised format to the constitutions of the sub committees of CI.
These changes and amendments were not able to be completed in time i.e. to have the proposed new constitution up 21 day before the AGM.
So we now find ourselves in a situation where we will operate using the amended version of the 2006 constitution which as far as the current committee knows is the most recent Constitution that has been passed by a TDU AGM. This is the constitution that we will be using for the 2014 agm. The new updated constitution will now be put forward for voting at the 2015 AGM
Apologies for any inconvenience caused this was not our intention
regards
TDU Committee

2006 Amendments to Constitution -Conor

AGM Documents

Hi All
The following links are to Documents relating to the TDU AGM on the 8th of March 2014.
These documents are in draft form, there for your information they may be subject to minor changes.
Included in these links are the nominations, motions,agenda, the chairperson’s report and the treasurer’s report. There is also supporting documentation for the motions that have been put forward by the TDU Committee in relation to the awards scheme.
The TDU is trying to make the TDU AGM an environmentally conscious event there will not be copies of this documentation at the AGM.
If you wish to discuss any of the documentation we suggest you print off your own copy and bring it with you or better yet bring it in e-format.
If you have any questions or comments in advance of next week email committee@tdu.ie
see you there.
Aidan Doran
Chairperson of TDU Committee
Proposed Agenda TDU 8th of March 2014
Nominations for TDU board
Chairperson and officers report for tdu agm 2014
TDU Accounts Overview 2013 (1)
Level 5 Canoe Skills Final 2014
Level 4 Canoe Instructor 2014 (3)
Level 5 Sea Kayak Skills
Level 4 Sea Instructor

CPD AGM Update

The TDU AGM will take place on Saturday the 8th of March at 17:00 in the mountain rescue centre in Trooperstown.
Map: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=53.01345,+-6.27742&hl=en&sll=53.013484,-6.277622&sspn=0.00113,0.002674&t=h&z=16
AGM Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/539910262773101/
Documents: http://tdu.ie/index.php/2014/03/agm-documents/

Last chance to sign up for CPDs!
Follow the links below which will bring you to a sign up page with more information. Registration for these courses closes on Thursday evening, so sign up now to avoid disappointment.

RSR 3 CPD
www.eventbrite.ie/e/rsr-3-cpd-tickets-10220145731?aff=es2&rank=3&sid=b530c142958c11e3a5dc123139057c14

RSR 2 CPD
www.eventbrite.ie/e/rsr-2-cpd-tickets-10628099933

Wilderness 3 CPD
www.eventbrite.ie/e/wilderness-3-first-aid-recert-tickets-10492919605

Level 2 Kayak Skills Assessment & RSR1 CPD
The Level 2 Skills CPD course will now also include a RSR1 CPD.
http://www.eventbrite.ie/e/level-2-kayak-skills-assessmentrsr1-cpd-tickets-10628344665

Level 3 Kayak Skills Assessment CPD
www.eventbrite.ie/e/level-3-kayak-skills-assessment-cpd-tickets-10628234335

For trainee instructors the Kayak Skills Assessment and RSR CPDs will count towards some of your logging requirements.

Hope to see you there!

First TDU Newsletter of 2014

The new issue of the TDU newsletter is out!

Write an article and win a prize…

Ever thought of writing an article for the TDU newsletter? This issue features nine articles written by paddlers of all ages and stages from a variety of different clubs on everything from learning to roll, a club boatercross and considering the learning styles of students as an instructor.  To encourage everyone to get involved and write articles on an ongoing basis the newsletters are sponsored and one contributor each issue will win a prize!

This issue’s winner is…

Everyone who sent in an article for this issue was put into a draw and the winner selected at random was Dean Dunne who wrote an article about the St. Michaels Youth Project Initiative. Dean will be receiving a Streamlyte Kinetix SX introductory WW paddle sponsored by Saor Uisce. Congratulations Dean!

This issue’s articles…

Read Dean’s article and more by downloading the newsletter from the link below. This issue’s articles include:

  • A Note from the TDU Committee – Laura Griffin
  • Club Members’ First Winter Season – Liz McCreery
  • St. Michael’s Youth Project Instructor Training Initiative – Dean Dunne and Benny Cullen
  • Learning Styles – Hugh Verling
  • UCDCC Annual Pre-Ball Boatercross – Nadine Jones
  • Survey Results on Environment and Access Issues – Kieran McKevitt
  • “All Paddle and No Hip” Learning to Roll – Jon Mackey
  • Tullow Kayak Club – Susan Doyle and Rory Duffy
  • Club Championships River Safety and Rescue Weekend – Maryanne Doyle

Click here to download the newsletter to read more: newsletter April 2014…

To enter a newsletter article of your own email committee@tdu.ie

Happy paddling and see you on the water soon!

 

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