New Member Joining Kit

BEFORE APPLYING FOR MEMBERSHIP

  • For insurance and liability reasons, all people participating in club activities must be a paid up club member.
  • In 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?

  1. Contact the President (9444 9330) or Secretary (9591 3940) for information about joining.
  2. Download the SKCWA Membership Form (SKCWAmembershipForm2017-18, 159KB).
  3. Fill in the form, and obtain a signature of nomination from a current SKCWA member. The form can be returned to whoever you spoke to in step 1 so that you can be nominated by that committee member. Otherwise send the form to the Secretary with either your membership fees by cheque (see schedule of fees below) or with an indication that you will pay by Electronic Transfer.
  4. 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. The skills required are equivalent to the Australian Canoeing Basic-skills-Assessment-rec1-3. 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.
  5. Attend ‘All Paddlers’ (AP) category club day trips and training opportunities of your choice – see Paddling Program.
  6. 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.

Membership Fees 2016-17

Joining Date Standard Age Pensioner Country*
(Standard or Age Pensioner)
1 Oct to 31 March $80 ($50) ** $70 ($40) $50 ($40)
1 April or later $40 ($25) $35 ($20) $25 ($20)


* 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.
** CWA element shown in parentheses. If you already belong to another Club affiliated with CWA and therefore have already paid CWA fees, subtract the CWA  element from the usual joining fee. For example, a Standard membership fee for a member of another affiliated club, joining for a full year would be $30.

CONTACTS

President – Callan Gault, Tel 9444 9330, Email president@seakayakwa.org.au

Secretary – Andrew Munyard, Tel 9590 6310, Email info@seakayakwa.org.au

Postal address:
188 Penguin Road
Safety Bay, WA 6169

OTHER INFORMATION

Details about what is required to pass the Australian Canoeing Awards can be found on the AC website here.
Details about member insurance can be found on the Australian Canoeing website here.
If you would like to read the Club Constitution you can download a copy here (SKCWAconstitutionNov08, 70KB).