It is the policy of the Club that all paddlers, volunteers, coaches and parents show respect and understanding for each other and conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of the Club.
The aim is for all paddlers to have fun and improve their performance. Everyone involved in the Club should abide by the Club Rules and Policies.
All Coaches within the Club are volunteers without whose help the Club would not exist in its present form. Other voluntary helpers also play important roles vital to the Club's survival. The tasks taken on by such helpers may be large or small to suit each individual. More hands can make lighter work and any effort will be much appreciated.
Assistance from non-paddling family and friends is very useful and can boost the social aspect of the Club.
Examples of help range from: Towing Vehicles, booking in paddlers, canteen assistance, backup-driver, chaperones (female), cook, article writer for web site, photographer, greeting and briefing newcomers, planning trips (delegating roles), getting kit out / putting kit away (Junior sessions), news letter compiler.
Certain tasks may involve expenses that should be acknowledged as redeemable from the Treasurer in advance.
Paddleplus expects parents and legal guardians of children registered with the Junior section to be available on site or nominate a responsible adult on site to attend to the needs of their youngsters in the event that the session finishes or they have to stop their activity early. The coaches volunteer their services on the water and some volunteers may be involved with other tasks and unable to fully supervise children.
Particular concern is for non swimmers and other children who ignore warnings of approaching the river before and after sessions. The LOPC is also alongside a busy road and it is not possible to secure or guard the entrance.