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Aloha 2017 Board

Aloha CROCC and our supporters!!!

November is upon us and that means it’s time for elections of the CROCC Board.  As always we would like to thank our outgoing Board Members for their time and dedication to the Club.

Your 2017 Board Members are as follows:

President – Kate Dilworth
Vice President – Noa Rubin
Past President – Doug Keeney
Secretary – Jeanine Potts
Tresurer – Cris Trimble
Sargent at Arms – James Jackman
Head Coach (Board Appointed) – Liz Nelson

Congratulations to the new Board and a huge thanks to those who have joined the board!

Join CROCC for a Paddling Party, Sunday June 5!

KeikiPaddlePlease join us on the beach and try outrigger canoeing–all ages and abilities are welcome. Whether you’ve been paddling for years, are looking for a new sport, or are just want something fun to do on the weekend, we invite you to join the friendly paddlers of CROCC on our beautiful Hawaiian outrigger canoe!

When: Sunday, June 5 11am-1pm
Where: Broughton Beach near M James Gleason Boat Ramp, 4325 NE Marine Drive, Portland
We provide: canoes, paddles, PFDs, shade, refreshments
Please bring: towel, sunscreen, $5 for parking

This is a free event, though donations to CROCC are always welcome. (Metro does charge $5 per vehicle for parking.) We hope to see you there!

To RSVP or get more information, contact Kate Dilworth, kate.e.dilworth@gmail.com or 503-252-6069.

CROCC launches its 2014 Youth program

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Alex (Jr Paddler) and Doug (Jr Coach) showing off their first place ribbons

Columbia River Outrigger Canoe Club (CROCC) will be launching the 2014 Junior Division Program for youths between 15 and 20 years of age. This program will follow our current adult curriculum with the addition of sport history, Hawai’ian history, and traditions around outrigger canoeing.

Practices start April 9, 2014 at 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM and will be each Wednesday there after.  Additional practice will be added as interest or membership grows. If you or your youth are interested in the program or practices please contact Doug Keeney at coaches@croccpaddle.com. Please feel free to check out our website (croccpaddle.com) for more information about the club and utilize the calendar to sign up for practices (junior or open). Remember everyone is welcome to join us for an open paddle practice.

Shout out to Wahine (Women) paddlers of the Northwest

Wahine's of CROCC having fun
The Wahine of CROCC striking a pose

Our novice women’s crew is inviting all women that want a supportive environment in competition. The season is starting and we invite you to come and compete as one of the ‘Ohana (family) in our team.

If you love the water and want a great workout, we have a sport for you. We desire to compete at the highest level of competition in the Hawai’ian sport of canoe paddling. Our team requires commitment, discipline and teamwork, which leads to excellence on and off the water. We paddle as one and win as one.

Our mission: To encourage, sustain, and perpetuate outrigger canoe paddling, racing and the related Hawai’ian traditions. We strive to embrace and nurture the community through inclusiveness and all skill levels in order to teach and improve paddling technique and to maximize enjoyment of the sport.

We will hold practices throughout the week and as needed during the race season. If you are not ready for the competition, come join our open crew and learn the technique and healing powers of outrigger canoeing.

E Pā‘ina Kākou: A Cultural Lū‘au

Doug, Cris, Ann, Nani, Sheryl
Doug, Cris, Ann, Nani, Sheryl

On March 1, 2014 a few members of CROCC attended the “E Pā‘ina Kākou: A Cultural Lū‘au” hosted by Kaleinani o ke Kukui and Ke Kukui Foundation. This is an annual fundraising event for Ke Kukui Foundation and helps support the programs they provide to the community. It was a wonderful night of fantastic Hawai‘ian food, excellent music and entertainment and an impressive silent auction.

Next event will be the Hawai‘ian Slack Key Guitar Festival Portland Style on Thursday, March 20th at the Alpenrose Dairy Opera House. For more information about the Slack Key Festival or about Ke Kukui Foundation please follow the link below as they are constantly updating their site with new events and classes. Ke Kukui Foundation

General Meeting Announcement:

Aloha CROCC Ohana!

On Saturday November 23, 2013 the members who were present at the General meeting held the election of the 2014 Board of Directors. Before the announcement the new Board, I would like to extend a special thanks to the members that held positions for the 2013 season. Mahalo to Liz, Kate, Bobbie, Cris, Jenna, and James. Without their dedication and guidance CROCC would not be where it is today.

It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2014 CROCC Board of Directors:

President: Doug Keeney
Vice President: Kate Dilworth
Secretary: Bobbie Rodriguez
Treasurer: Cris Trimble
Sargent at Arms: Liz Nelson
Head Coach (Appointed by the Board): James Jackman

Please congratulate the 2014 Board members and extend a deep hearted thanks to the 2013 Board!

Mahalo to Kialoa

It is with great honor that CROCC sends a huge mahalo to Kialoa for their support!!

The folks at Kialoa made a generous donation of six paddles to support our youth and smaller paddlers, at the approximate value of $1,200.  These paddles will help the club foster our younger and smaller paddlers and will allow the opportunities to expand programs by having the right sized equipment for new folks!

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 Please help support them by clicking on their logo and checking out Kialoa’s website.