New Member Joining Kit
APPLYING FOR MEMBERSHIP
- For insurance and
liability reasons, all people participating in club activities must be
a paid up club member.
order to participate in scheduled club paddles, new members must have
been assessed by a club instructor, and may also hold either an
Australian Canoeing Basic Skills Award, an Introduction to Sea Skills Award or Sea Skills Award.
- Novice / beginner
paddlers are recommended to undertake basic training through an
approved training provider prior to submitting
an application. Training is available through approved providers like
West Coast Kayaks, Canoeing Downunder, and Mainpeak Paddle Sports. Les
Allen of West Coast Kayaks is a club member and runs his own sea
kayaking business and training programme.
HOW DO I JOIN?
- Contact the President (9528 4284) or Secretary (9335 5182) for information about joining.
- Download both the SKCWA
Membership Form (PDF, 106KB), and the Canoeing WA Membership form (PDF, 120KB).
in both the forms, and obtain a signature of nomination from a current
SKCWA member on the SKCWA form. Forms can be returned to whoever you spoke to in step 1 so
that you can be nominated by that committee member. Otherwise send
the forms to the Secretary with either your membership fees by cheque
(see schedule of fees below) or with an indication that you will pay by
- The President will contact you to welcome you to the
club, and to help set up a meeting with a club Instructor to
complete an initial skills and safety induction. Once your membership
has been approved by the Club
Committee, either your cheque will be deposited, or the Secretary will
contact you to direct you on how to deposit your fee by electronic
transfer, as applicable.
- Attend ‘All Paddlers’ (AP) category club day trips and training opportunities of your choice – see Paddling Program.
- Gain 'Introduction to Sea Skills Award' (see Safety and Training
page), and then attend ‘Sea Skills Award’ (SSA) category club trips
(with approval of the relevant Trip Leader) to advance your skills
prior to formally gaining SSA award – see Paddling Program.
|Annual (Oct - Sep)
$80 (CWA insurance element $40**)
$50 (CWA insurance element $40)
|After 1 January
$70 (CWA insurance element $30)
$45 (CWA insurance element $30)
|After 1 April
$40 (CWA insurance element $20)
$30 (CWA insurance element $20)
|After 1 July
$25 (CWA insurance element $10)
$20 (CWA insurance element $10)
If you live outside the area of map coverage in the current UBD Perth
Street Directory (approximately Two Rocks to Dawesville, and east to
Chidlow), you qualify for Country membership at reduced rates.
** If you already belong to another Club affiliated with CWA and
therefore have already paid CWA insurance, subtract the CWA insurance
element from the usual joining fee. For example, an individual
membership fee for a member of another affiliated club, joining for a
full year would be $40.
President - Judy Blight,
Tel 9528 4284, Email email@example.com
Secretary - Russ Hobbs,
Tel 9335 5182, Email firstname.lastname@example.org
34A Holland Street
Fremantle, WA 6160
Details about what is
required to pass the Australian Canoeing Awards can be found on the AC
Details about member insurance can be found on the Australian Canoeing
website here. Also, there is some further information about insurance in the Australian Canoeing certificate of insurance (PDF, 260KB), and the insurance FAQ (PDF, 320KB).
If you would like to read the Club Constitution you can download a copy