Members Helping Behind the Bar
Staff do ask members to help behind the bar from time to time, especially when they get busy, and they have absolute authority and discretion as duty managers to do so. If you have any concerns about members being in the bar, area please speak to the Duty Manager or Duty Committee Member in the first instance.
Just a gentle reminder to smokers to please do so off our premises. This means no smoking on or adjacent to our deck. Our licence depends on us being smoke free. To assist we have put up some new ashtrays by the smokers’ ‘bus stop.’
The Club Committee recently had cause to investigate and deal with a situation where a club member directed very personal and hateful comments to another club member in the club in the hearing of a number of other members.
Our club is built on strong family and community values, and we exist for the benefit of all of our members. This behaviour breached our club rules and our values as an inclusive friendly establishment where all members and guests are treated with respect.
As a result, the person who made the comment has been suspended from visiting the club for a period. This is not something the committee did lightly, but nonetheless demonstrates that this sort of behaviour will not be tolerated.
The matter is now at an end, and we will move on. No further details will be given to protect the privacy of those involved.
Commercial Use of Club Tractors
The Committee has been requested to reconsider its policy of not allowing club tractors to be used for commercial purposes. This policy has been in place for a number of years, but the Committee has agreed to reconsider the matter. Your views are also important, especially the views of Tractor Members, so if you have views one way or another please let me or any Committee Member know and we will bring them to the table.
Finally, thanks to all boaties who have placed their green tags on their trailers. From now on it is a no tag, no tractor policy to make sure that only currently registered Tractor members can use our tractors.
Peter Dale. Commodore
Annual Membership Subscriptions are now overdue.
Invoices were emailed on the 7th June 2021.
Payment was due by 31.07.21 - subscription payments are now overdue and the Prompt Payment Discount does not apply.
Family Membership - Now - $155
Tractor Membership - Now - $245
Any payments received after the 31st July to 30th September 2021 will not qualify for the prompt payment discount. As per our rule book, all subscriptions unpaid at the 30th September 2021 will automatically cancel your membership.
Bank Account: Waikanae Boating Club
Bank Account Number: 02-0591-0018391-83
Please contact us by return of email should any of the following have changed:
* You no longer require membership.
* You wish to upgrade membership from Family to include Tractor.
* You wish to downgrade membership from Tractor to Family.
* Any changes to contact details (address, telephone, email).
Waikanae Boating Club Inc
A huge thank you from Lily to all those that donated to her fundraiser for Waikanae School.
She managed to raise $405 with the help of Rob Hapeta from Tattoo Fusion, friends, family and the Waikanae Boating Club
Mike Kingsley that donated money at the WBC walks away with the $100 Tattoo Fusion voucher
Great support for a great cause!
Thank you, everyone!
Reminder to all Tractor users
Your new tag for your trailer will have a NUMBER on it relative to you and your boat.
It is important that this tag be attached to your trailer preferably near the winch
WE INTEND TO POLICE WHO IS USING THE TRACTORS TO SAFE GUARD THE LEGITIMATE USERS THE POLICY NOW IS - NO TAG NO TRACTOR
There have been quite a few unauthorized boaties using the tractors at times including non-members and others who have not paid for their tractor license, including others who have not been through the tractor training. We ask that you all check that fellow boaties have these tags attached.
If you are washing the tractors down at the end of the day you can hose the inside wheel hubs and the body of the tractor, but try not to get any water in the alternators (top front right on the tractors)
Please remember to turn the tractor key off properly and always put the key back in the lock box and close.
Happy winter boating
WAIKANAE BOATING CLUB TRACTORS/ PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
Your key to the lock box outside the tractor shed
Open the Box your key code is ####
If the tractors are in the shed the key should be in the tractor.
If not it will be in the lockbox. Please close the lock box at all times
Inside the lockbox is a switch for the Bore water for washing down your boat
Please turn off when you are finished.
If you are first to take the tractor out please check the diesel tank and fill if needed.
The pump above the Orange barrel is to be switched on and the bowser spout put into the tank- squeeze the trigger.
Turn off the pump switch if you have used it.
Start the tractor and back out carefully they are a tight fit in the garage, please close the garage door, the switch is just inside the door to the left.
The keys to the tractors are all standard.
If you have a medium sized boat third gear is generally adequate however best to pull the boat out of the water in 2nd or 1st gear.
The clutches on all three tractors vary in ‘intensity’ so take care.
You have two tow ball sizes on all of the tractors.
Tow your boat down the ramp to the water, if there is a surf running it is better to launch at a slight angle backwards into the waves, water to come no higher than your boat trailer wheels as a guide. Leave the tilt down low when driving the tractor with your boat on. Use the tilt only when the water is deep enough to launch your boat. It is good practice to keep the safety chain on the bow during travel.
A good practice is to test that your motor fires before you launch, especially if you haven’t been out for a while
Don’t forget to have a bow/ line on the boat and to undo the winch cable and safety chain before you launch.
I don’t have to tell you to check that the bungs are in!!
When you have reached the required launching depth (the top of your trailer guards) Lift the Tractor Tilt lever to slide the boat off and gently drive the tractor forwards to stay clear of the boat. Take care not to run your helpers over in this process!
Park your trailer on the beach and return the tractor to outside of the observation tower outside the club rooms on the west side.
Stop the tractor but leave it in gear so that it can’t run anyone over and return the key to the lock box and close.
Obviously the reverse order when you come back to shore.
Remember to beach your boat before retrieval and winch your boat on from the beach
It is dangerous to try to float your boat on if there is even a slight surf running, a surge could throw the boat off line and endanger your helpers.
Take care when on the beach and down the ramp with the tractors. Remember the public use the beach and the ramp, it is not ours exclusively.
If you are the last Boatie in that evening please hose the tractor down (wheels body and hubs and put away in the shed ‘Carefully.’
The Tractors are a costly item for the club please respect them and look after them.
IN ACCEPTING THIS LOCK BOX KEY WE ARE REMINDING YOU THAT:
REMEMBER THE TRACTORS ARE 50 ODD YEARS OLD BUT ARE THE BEST AVAILABLE FOR THE JOB THEY DO FOR US.
PLEASE RESPECT THEM FOR WHAT THEY ARE.
WE HAVE A GROUP THAT WORKS HARD ON THEIR MAINTENANCE, YOU ARE OBLIGATED TO LET US KNOW IF ANY PROBLEMS ARISE WITH THEM.
THERE IS A JUMP START ON THE SHELF IN THE TRACTOR GARAGE ALSO A SPARE FULLY CHARGED BATTERY IN CASE OF A NO START.
THE TRACTORS ARE FOR YOU TO DRIVE NOT YOUR CREW WHO HAVE NOT GONE THROUGH THE TRACTOR TRAINING
Graham Oliver 049052626 0274541082
Paul Templer: 027 543 6666 Grant Waterhouse: 021 598 811 Duane Moul: 022 477 6477
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