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2017 RATI Awards

A completed set of awards ready to be given away.

Thanks Jeanine for taking the lead in designing and crafting this years beautiful RATI awards. She collaborated with her sister and organized a Saturday work party to get them created and fired.  CROCC would also like to thank the folks at Village Glass Studio (http://www.villageglassstudio.com/)  for the use of their space and kiln.   Thank you also to Bobbie and Doug for volunteering a afternoon to getting these done with the guidance of Jeanine.

Bobby and Jeanine

The awards are made from blue or clear glass which was hand cut, drilled, and washed in order to prep it for the stenciling process.  Each piece was hand stenciled with one of the following designs: outrigger paddle, a plumeria flower, an ocean wave, and the Makau (Hawaiian fish hook) and glass medium called “frit”,   We used two different colors of frit to come up with unique looks to each set of awards.

Doug applying frit to glass tiles.

Once the piece was stenciled it was placed onto trans and it was put in to kiln to be fired.  The process of firing melted the stenciled pattern into the glass and smoothed all of the rough edges creating the final awards.

Loaded into the kiln and ready to be fired.
Freshly fired and ready to be strung.

Welcoming in 2016

Aloha CROCC and our supporters!!!

With the close of the 2015 comes the transition of previous Board to 2016 Board. Before I announce the 2016 Board of directors, I would like to first express my sincere thanks to the 2015 Board members. Your contribution and sacrifice is not always recognized, but I would like to thank each of you for your leadership and say that the Club would not have come as far as it has without your hard work.

I am pleased to announce the 2016 board as follows:

President – Kate Dilworth
Vice President – Sheryl Bruno
Past President – Doug Keeney
Secretary – Therese Masellis
Tresurer – Cris Trimble
Sargent at Arms – Liz Nelson
Head Coach (Board Appointed) – James Jackman

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

Doug Keeney
CROCC Past President & Assistant Coach

Na Po’e O ke Kai Sprints: 2015

On May 23, 2015 CROCC will competing in the Na Po’e O ke Kai sprints hosted by Hui Wa’a O Waikinikona at Green Lake, Seattle, Washington.  Our paddling crew will join other clubs in the sprint that will consist of several events including the following:

  • 500 Meters (1 Turn)
  • 1000 Meters (3 Turns)
  • 1500 Meters (5 Turns)

If you are in Seattle, come out and cheer on the teams and have a great day by the lake.


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Race Around the Island (RATI) 2015 – Pre-registration is open

Columbia River Outrigger Canoe Club (CROCC) is proud to present the 20th Annual Race Around the Island (RATI) as part of the 2015 PNW-ORCA Summer Race Season. This will be a special celebration and we look forward to having you there! Please join us at Chinook Landing Marine Park in Fairview Oregon on May 30, 2015 for the race and celebration!

Pre-registration opens immediately and closes on May 25, 2015. Since we ran out of Salmon last year, we have added another incentive to Early Entries. You will receive 2 raffle extra tickets per paddler AND we will place a hold on a lunch plate to insure you get one. When you check in and pay for the lunch, we will set aside the Salmon fillets for your team.

Chinook Landing is a 67 acre marine park with a six-lane public boat ramp, picnic areas with a large parking lot, flush restrooms, a seasonal river patrol station and connections to Portland’s 40 mile loop trail. The site also includes interpretive signage, mainly about the nearby wetlands. Lewis and Clark likely stopped near the site.

A continental breakfast, coffee, and water will be provided to our participants. We will also be selling a BBQ lunch.

At the end of the day, there will be a Raffle and Awards presentation.

2014 Year end General Meeting Announcement

Aloha CROCC and our supporters!!!

As we head towards the end of 2014 its getting to be the time to reflect on the year we had. The Club had an incredible year in which we grew by almost cub growth (went from 12 members to 42!!), Crews placed in first and second places within their divisions, and celebrated several weddings along the way. Mahalo nui loa to each of you! I hope each of you realize how proud I am of what you each accomplished this year!

With the close of the 2014 year also come the transition of previous Board to 2015 Board. Before I announce the 2015 Board of directors, I would like to first express my sincere thanks to the 2014 Board members. Your contribution and sacrifice is not always recognized, but I would like to thank each of you for your leadership and say that the Club would not have come as far as it has without your hard work.

I am pleased to announce the 2015 board as follows:

President – Doug Keeney
Vice President – Kate Dilworth
Secretary – Sheryl Bruno
Tresurer – Cris Trimble
Sargent at Arms – Liz Nelson
Head Coach (Board Appointed) – James Jackman

Again Thank you all! I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and I look forward to seeing each of you on the water.

Doug Keeney
CROCC President & Assistant Coach

Rooster Rock Distance Race: 2014 – Results

Race start before the rain
Race start before the rain

Mahalo to Mountain Home Outrigger Canoe Club to hosting a challenging race. What a fantastic day to be out on the water. It was fun for all who participated in the event even if we got a little wet from the rain. The day started off warm and dry but Mother Nature decided to gave us a nice shower to start the race.

Both crews did a great job and finished in the top three for the Novice Mixed crews. The crews and results are below:

  • 2nd place – CROCC Novice Crew 1 ( Jeanne, An, Josh, Adam, Jeanelle, and Doug) – 1 hr 22 min 22 sec
  • 3rd place – CROCC Novice Crew 2 (Taylor, Robin, Nani, Cindy, Kekai, and Justin) – 1 hr 31 min 34 sec
Novice Crew 1 coming in to the finish!
Novice Crew 1 coming in to the finish!

Congratulation to crews for placing a the Rooster Rock Distance race! Mahalo nui loa to our two paddlers from Hui Wa‘a o Waikinikona who jumped in to assist our crews!

Novice Crew 2 coming into the finish!
Novice Crew 2 coming into the finish!

We look forward to next year!!!

Three Days of Aloha – Recap

What a great time out at Ester Short park with the folks from Ke Kukui Foundation and the wonderful folks who came to visit and ask questions. Thanks to all the crew that showed up and supported CROCC in this event. We had a great response from the public and were able to bring back a lot of memories with Po’ Anuenue.

Cris is getting ready for the public to come and check out Po' Anuenue
Cris is getting ready for the public to come and check out Po’ Anuenue.
Standing at attention with Po' Anuenue. Yes, that is a kilt. ;)
Standing at attention with Po’ Anuenue. Yes, that is a kilt. 😉