How to join (all membership applications must be done online through the AOCRA website).
New Members. First go to http://aocra.com.au/index.php?page=members Click on Member sign in/Join as a new member. Then click on the yellow word APPLY to be a new member. Fill out the page with your details, the zone is NSW and the club is Inland Outrigger Canoe Club.
After you have filled out this page click on proceed, follow the prompts and payment must be made by credit card online. An email will be generated notifying IOCC that you have made application for membership. IOCC will then accept your application. For Juniors once this is done your membership is completed. For Seniors you are required to pay a club fee of $20 payable into IOCC account. The $20 is due when you renew your membership or transfer from another club.
Existing members. You will have to log on, go to http://aocra.com.au/index.php?page=members Then place pointer over the Member sign in box then click on the drop down box marked Club Transfer. It will ask you to log in. Log in using your password and then follow the prompts to transfer from your club to IOCC. If you have a current membership with another club no further payment to AOCRA is required. An email will be generated to your old club asking them to approve the transfer. Once your old club do this your membership with IOCC will be complete. You will be required to pay a $20 club fee if you are a Senior member, there is no further charge for juniors.
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR JOINING DATE IS YOUR RENEWAL DATE, membership is 12 months from date of joining.
Bendigo Bank Inland Outrigger Canoe Club Inc. BSB no. 633-000 Account. 136107828 If you deposit money into this account make sure you put your membership ID number as reference. Eg: ID 1234.
Upstream with a Paddle Program An initiative of the Inland Outrigger Canoe Club What is the Program all about? The Inland Outrigger Canoe Club, in partnership with the Echuca Police, Echuca Regional Health and various other local community groups, has initiated an exciting Program to be known as ‘Upstream with a Paddle’. This program has been developed in response to a growing community need which has been identified by members of the local police force, those at Echuca Regional Health and teachers at our local schools. It has become evident that there is a significant increase in the number of youth in our region who are either disadvantaged or have become disengaged from education, skills training or employment. The Upstream with a Paddle program will aim to assist these youth and re‐engage them with mainstream society before they slip through the cracks. Who will the Program target? Specifically, the Program will target local disadvantaged and disengaged youth aged between 12 and 17 who need some support to get their lives back on track. As part of the Program, participants will have the opportunity to become part of an exciting sporting club where they will be trained in outrigger canoeing and assessed on their swimming and canoeing ability, all in preparation for the renowned annual YMCA Murray Marathon. The Marathon has been running for some 40 years and is a 5 day, 404km canoe race along the Murray River. The experience of being involved in the Marathon is both challenging and empowering, and by getting some of our local youth involved, we are giving them a task to focus on that will teach them some invaluable life skills along the way. What will participants learn? At any one time, there will be six paddlers in each canoe, all learning how to work as a team. Each paddler must learn the different positions of the canoe, of which each has a different function, role and responsibility to the success of the team. Participants will learn important skills such as leadership, sportsmanship, teamwork and respect for others. All participants will also have the opportunity to paddle alongside some very respected members of the local community, including police, those in the health services industry and teachers, all of whom can mentor these youth to ensure they do make the most of the opportunity given to them. This networking opportunity will also serve them well in the future when the participants are seeking training or employment positions. As an added bonus, all participants will have the opportunity to train and compete in outrigger canoeing, improving their health, wellbeing and fitness levels. Who is involved in the Program? The Program is an initiative of the Inland Outrigger Canoe Club, in partnership with the Echuca Police and Echuca Regional Health. It is also hoped that other community orientated organisations such as yours will provide support for the Program to ensure that it can get off the ground. What does the project involve? Before the Inland Outrigger Canoe Club can commence the Upstream with a Paddle Program, some crucial equipment must be purchased, including a customised lightweight 6 person canoe, life jackets, paddles, a canoe trailer, camping gear and funds to contribute to the entry costs involved in competing in the Murray Marathon. Applications for funding for these items are currently being made, but require your support! How can you help? By providing us with a letter of support for the Upstream with a Paddle Program to include with our applications for funding! If you are able to provide any other form of support that would also be greatly appreciated!